Event calendar 2017

 

Czech Philharmonic Quartet

17/10/2017 at 19:00

Castle Blatna, Old Palace

The Czech Philharmonic Quartet was founded in 2000 by members of Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Its members currently are: Štěpán Pražák – 1st violin, Viktor Mazáček – 2nd violin, Jiří

Poslední – viola and Jakub Dvořák – cello.

 

Purkyne Annual Medical Meeting 2017

21/10/2017

at 14:00

Annual meeting of esteemed members of medical faculties of the Czech Republic, dedicated to J.E. Purkyne, a famous psychologist and scientist who lived in the castle between 1810 and 1813 upon the request of Franz Hildprandt to tutor his children while pursuing his own research work.

This years´meeting shall mark the 230th anniversary of Purkyne´s birth and 80th anniversary of the first Purkyne meeting in Blatná. The main program will focus on Purkyne's bequest to the development of biomedical research.

 

Saint Wenceslas Day – Celebration of Czech national statehood

28/09/2017

at 14:00

Castle Blatna, courtyard

The official program starts at 14:00 in front of the church of The Virgin Mary with a traditional procession. Performances by South Bohemian traditional groups will be held in the courtyard of Castle Blatna, followed by a concert by music group The Villains and Klára Kozlovská at 16:00.

 

12th Blatna Photo Festival

16/09 – 17/09/2017

held in the Museum of Blatna, Castle Blatna, the church of Virgin Mary, The White Lion hall

Identity: this year's 12nd Blatna Photo Festival theme

www.fotofestival.cz

 

Exhibition of paper castle models

Castle Blatna, Rejt Palace

Open daily except Mondays

July, August 10:00 – 17:00

Entrance: 50 CZK for adults, 30 CZK for children

 

Exhibition of dolls and antique  baby trolleys

Castle Blatna, Rejt Palace

Open daily except Mondays

July, August 10:00 – 17:00

Entrance: 50 CZK for adults, 30 CZK for children

 

Night shows 2017

"Ghosts at Castle Blatna"

07/07/2017 and 08/07/2017

12/08/2017 and 26/08/2017

The first show starts at 20:00 p.m.

Entrance: 200 CZK for adults, 100 CZK for children

Booking at info@castle-blatna.com or on +420 383 422 934

What is going on at Castle Blatna when the castle warden falls asleep? What danger could lay here waiting? A wanderer who chooses to spend a hot summer's night at the castle is soon to find out. The performance is produced in cooperation with historical fencing group Morgana von Maxberg and lasts approximately 50 minutes.

 

31st South Bohemian Piano Courses

www.klavirni-kurzy.cz

Date: 02/07/2017 – 14/07/2017

held in the classrooms of the Art School of Blatna, J.P. Koubka 4, Blatna

 

Courses:

Lecture of Miroslav Sekera

 

Piano compositions by Johannes Brahms

Friday 07/07/2017 at 18:00 pm

Main Hall of the Old Palace, Castle Blatna

 

Interpretative lecture by Miroslav Sekera

Sunday 09/07/2017 at 9:00 am

Main Hall of the Old Palace, Castle Blatna

 

Concerts:

 

Opening concert of 31st South Bohemian Piano Courses

Sunday 02/07/2017 at 14:00 pm at the concert hall of the Art School of Blatna

Concert open to  all participants

Lessons schedule, repertoire consultation, lessons and lectures programme

 

Piano recital by Pavel Voráček

Wednesday 05/07/2017 at 19:30 pm

Main Hall of the Old Palace, Castle Blatna

 

Gala Concert

Piano recital by Miroslav Sekera

Saturday 08/07/2017 at 19:30 pm

Main Hall of the Old Palace, Castle Blatna

 

Participants´ Gala Concert

Thursday 13/072017 at 19:00 pm

Main Hall of the Old Palace, Castle Blatna

 

Participants´ Final Concert

Friday 14/07/2017 at 11:00 am

Main Hall of the Old Palace, Castle Blatna

Farewell, certificate award

 

 

Fishing festival 2017

 

Held in the grounds of Blatenská Ryba and at Castle Blatna

 

Saturday, 24 June 2017

 

Official programme:

 

Gastronomy programme, competitions, craft fair, fish specialties for sale

 

Tasting of various kinds of grilled fish

 

Fish specialties by Blatenská Ryba for sale, tour of Blatenská Ryba

 

Filetting demonstration

 

Craft fair

 

Fishing competition for children

 

Cultural programme:

 

9:45 – 10:00 procession and blessing of the Czech carp

 

10:00 – 10:15 opening of the festival

 

10:15 – 10:30 Prezioso Blatná (dance performance)

 

10:30 – 13:00 "Kameňáci" (brass music)

 

13:00 – 13:15 Dana Strnadová´s Group (dance performance) 

 

13:30 – 15:00 "Sešlost" country group

 

15:15 – 15:30 DDM (dance performance)

 

15:30 – 18:00 "Z Vršku" country and folk group

 

18:00 – 20:00 technical break

 

20:00 – 2:30 Fatima music group – entrance fee

 

Supporting programme:

 

Castle Blatná

 

10:30 opening programme

 

11:00 Cooking show – fish specialties

 

13:15 Rybníkáři – water goblin songs

 

14:45 Water goblin fairy tales

 

16:00 Fishing techniques – demonstrations

 

18:00 – 20:00 Music by Zdeněk Koubek

 

Craft fair

 

Face painting, work with moosgummi, glasspainting, art workshop

 

Exhibition: Landscape and ponds of Blatna region

 

Fishing simulation and cormorant hunting simulation

 

Fireman competition

 

Angling – Buzice lake

 

Fishing competition for children

 

Sunday, 25 June 2017

 

A journey around Blatna's ponds with commentary

 

More info: www.blatenskaryba.cz

 

Jazz Day 2017

07.05:

 

Castle Blatna, courtyard

18:00  swing dance with instructors

20:30 film screening: Sweet and Lowdown by Woody Allen

 

08.05:

 

13:00               Procession through the town to Sokolovna (from Labut to Sokolovna)

Sokolovna Blatná:

13:15               H-Band Blatna Art School

13:30               Marking of the end of the Second World War, ceremonial speech

13:45               H-Band Blatna Art School

 

Castle Blatna:

Tickets: 150 CZK/100 CZK

14:15               Opening ceremony in the courtyard

14:30               Swing Orchestra For Evergreens, Art School of Rožmitál pod Třemšínem

15:30               Yvonne Sanchez and Pedro Tagliani

17:00               Back Side Big Band, Prague

18:30               Szidi Tobias and Band

 

11.04: French baroque music: oboe, bassoon, harpsichord

Castle Blatna, Old Palace

at 19:00

Tomáš Františ, Vladislav Borovka and Olga Dlabačová will present the music of the French baroque period. More info and reservation www.ckvb.cz

 

21.03: Kalabis Quintet

Castle Blatna, Old Palace

at 19:00

Zuzana Bandúrová (flute), Jarmila Vávrová (oboe), Nela Durníková (clarinet), Denisa Beňovská (bassoon), Adéla Triebeneklová (French horn)

The ensemble was founded in 2012  by students of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the tutelage of Štěpán Koutník. In 2014 they participated in international music courses "International Summer Academy" in Austria where they won two 1st place awards. One of their greatest success so far is the 3rd place award and title of Laureate at the international competition of brass quintets in Marseille (Concours International de Quintette a vent).

 

10.02: Lute songs: Music of Shakespeare´s time and new songs based on Shakespeare´s poetry

Castle Blatna, Old Palace

at 19:00 

Shakespeare in songs: Lute – Brian Wright, vocal – Jarmila Chaloupková

 

17.01: Prague Chamber Trio: Clarinet, Violoncello, Piano

Castle Blatna, Old Palace

at 19:00