The events of St. Bartholomew’s fair

St. Bartholomew’s fair 24-25 August 2012

Vilnius City Hall Square

11a.m.–9p.m.

In the eve of the 24th of August, 1495, which is now the well known St. Bartholomew‘s day, the grand duke Alexander acknowledged the statute of the first Vilnius guild. The guild of goldsmiths was the first to be given the privilege of sovereign. Since then, the 24th of August is one of the most important days for the Vilnius craftsmen that is why the biggest feasts were held during this day which is called the St. Bartholomew’s day.

It is already the fourth year when St. Bartholomew’s fair is revived in Vilnius by organizing a festive event of Renaissance crafts, arts and guild traditions.

This year is the anniversary year as 625 years passed since Jogaila, the grand duke of Lithuania and the king of Poland gave the Magdeburg rights and privilege for the city of Vilnius in the town of Merkinė in 1387.

THE EVENTS OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S FAIR

24th of August, Friday:

11 a.m. The beginning of the craftsmen fair.

12 p.m. Festive walk of craftsmen with the flags of Vilnius guilds. It will start at “Aušra” gates and continue in Vokiečių, Dominikonų, St. Jonų, Pilies, Didžioji streets which will finish at the City Hall square.

1 p.m. The opening ceremony of the St. Bartholomew’s fair.

2 p.m. The dances of the 15th century of the Western Europe. The troupe of the antique dances “Medieval messenger”. Dancing lessons.

3 p.m. Vilnius theatre “Lėlė“ performance “The tail about the little turtle” (according to motives of Žanis Gryva). Director, artist and the author of pageant is Algis Mikutis.

4 p.m. Presentation of the 17 century soldiership. The brotherhood “Medieval messengers”.

5 p.m. Craft competitions and medieval games.

6 p.m. French branlies of the 16th century. The troupe of the antique dances “Festa Cortese”. Director Alina Žutautaitė. Dancing lessons.

7 p.m. The European medieval music of the 14th-16th centuries. The antique music band “Medieval messengers”.

8 p.m. The music of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Musical band „Testamentum Terrae“ (Belarus).

25th of August, Saturday:

11 a.m. The beginning of the craftsmen fair.

12 p.m. Craft competitions. Board games.

1 p.m. The performance “Tiny tot” by the “Avilys” puppet theatre. The scriptwriter and director Arūnas Pakulevičius.

2 p.m. Presentation of the binding reconstructions of the GDL rulers and noblemen libraries. Bookbinders – Rimas Supranavičius and Sigitas Tamulis.

3 p.m. Medieval dances. The troupe of the antique dances „Festa Cortese“, director Alina Žutautaitė. Dancing lessons.

4 p.m. The performance “The princess and the pig shepherd” (motives of the H.K.Andersen fairy tale) by the puppet theatre „Avilys“. The scriptwriter and director Arūnas Pakulevičius.

5 p.m. Medieval dances. The troupe of the antique dances „Festa Cortese“. Director Alina Žutautaitė. Dancing lessons.

6 p.m. Presentation of the Renaissance costumes. Archaeologist Daiva Steponavičienė.

7 p.m. The European medieval music of the 14th-16th centuries. The antique music band “Medieval messengers”.

8 p.m. The music of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Musical band „Testamentum Terrae“ (Belarus).

During the fair the demonstrations and lessons of different crafts will be held. The craftsmen taking part are goldsmiths, sewers, weavers, shoemakers, tanners, woodworkers, hoopers, potters, stained-glass masters, blacksmiths, experts of the ancient medicine, food making, candle moulding, soap making, brewers and others. The executioners will be working in the City Hall square, the “box-type” performances will be given.

Organizer: Public institution “Amatų gildija”

www.amatugildija.lt

 

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