The second city wandering of The Lower Town Talks series will take place on 27 June and it will focus on the industrial history of the district. And there’s plenty to talk about! Despite its limited area, in the 19th century The Lower Town experienced a period of intensive progress connected with the emerging of numerous industrial plants. Plenty of them remained until present days although in a much poorer condition compared to the original.
However it is still well worth taking a closer look at them in order to feel the atmosphere of the pre-war Gdansk – fast developing, throbbing with life, beautiful in each part (even this typically industrial one). So put your walking shoes on, make sure you’re properly dressed for the weather and join us for the next Lower Town wandering to find out more about history of this exceptional district. You’re all welcome!
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Meeting point: The Lower Town / CSW Łaźnia, ul. Jaskółcza 1
The main aim of The Lower Town Talks wanderings organised within the framework of The Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdansk is to interest citizens of the Lower Town and other districts in the history of this place. The Lower Town is one of the last remaining districts of Gdansk kept in the original shape. In spite of its rich history it is perceived as a “dark” and dangerous district. By the series of guided tours during which the history of the district will be presented as well as its most scenic and surprising places we will try to change the way the district is perceived, change its image and make people interested in it.
The tours will be held once a month – from May till September 2014. Each tour will have its theme. The programme of the wanderings will be prepared by Karolina Pochwatka – art historian and animator of cultural events – who knows The Lower town from inside out. She will invite professional guides, local artists and citizens of the district to co-talk about the place and show it round.
Subjects and dates of the tours:
17.05 – THE LOWER TOWN INSIDE OUT
27.06 – CITY OF FACTORIES
26.07 – TALES OF THE BASTIONS
29.08 – THE LOWER TOWN ENTERTAINS
27.09 – THE INNER CITY
Project supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage