Miracle on the Lifeless Vistula. NEW PORT City Wanderings

In the anniversary of the battle called “Miracle on the Vistula” (on 15-16 August) we invited citizens of Gdansk as well as tourists to Nowy Port for a two-day art festival devoted to gardening, local organic food, and wandering.

Participants were encouraged to explore their own roads and ”lose themselves” in the green areas of the district. All of us became the city vagabonds who drifted among the magic of everyday life. As the guerrilla gardeners we will sought for edible wild plants, walked, wandered around, and discovered miracles on the banks of the Lifeless Vistula.

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During the first day of the event participants used their imagination with Michał Pecko who was teaching how to make kites (1 p.m.-2 p.m.). Afterwards we encouraged e toveryone to cook using organic food with Pixxe (3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Park Jordanowski, Wyzwolenia st.), created a flower garden with Kwiatkibratki (4 pm. – 8 pm., CEA Łaźnia 2, 5 Strajku Dokerów st.) or played a city game with Agnieszka Lasota (3 p.m. – p.m., Żywa Galeria on the Lifless Vistula, Starowiślna st.). Everyone ass invited to do sports in the fresh air including yoga class (6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Park Jordanowski, Wyzowlenia st.) and volleyball match (8 p.m.-9 p.m. (square next to Starowiślna st.). After the day full of amazing adventures we got some rest and watched a movie “Soul Kitchen” and Polish documentary “Wtajemniczeni” (9:30 p.m. – 12 a.m., square next to Starowiślna st.).

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The second day was full of attractions! It included our contest inspired by Manet’s “Breakfast on the Grass” (12 p.m. – 1 p.m.), flower composition workshops with Prulla (4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Żywa Galeria on the Lifeless Vistula, Starowiślna st.) or lantern making workshops with Zwei Frauen (4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the same location). In the very end of the event the participants attended a concert of Natalia Grzebała whose nostalgic songs and music reminded of the end of summer (8 p.m. – 9 p.m., Starowiślna st.).

Another elements of the 2-day festival:
Food Market (Square next to Starowiślna st.)
Living Gallery on the bank of the Lifeless Vistula (Square next to Starowiślna st.)
Fair of the Useless and Unwanted Things (Nowy Port Gallery, 63 Oliwska st.)

The project supported by The National Centre for Culture within the framework of its programme Culture – Interventions

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