BAROQUE EVENING / THE VILLAGE SQUARE AND CHATEAU OF CEBIV
28 July | Tuesday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
A programme for the endangered Baroque chateau. Theatre, music, historical costume show, period meals and Baroque fireworks.
The first reference to Cebiv dates back to 1115 and concerns the then nascent monastery of Kladruby, meaning that this year Cebiv along with dozens of other villages in the surroundings will commemorate 900 years since this significant moment in history. The dominant feature of the Cebiv village square is the Baroque chateau, featuring the unusual signature layout of the prominent architect František Maxmilián Kaňka. The unsuitable way in which the chateau was used as well as its subsequent dilapidation during the last seventy years have, though, caused considerable damage to its magnificent facade and gorgeous interiors; their present decrepit appearance is a silent reminder of the faded glory of the chateau. The erstwhile sumptuous aristocratic rooms were used as a storage space for sacks of potatoes and grain, served as flats for state farm employees and housed a kitchen and a dining room. Cows grazed in the chateau park. The chateau is in serious disrepair today, however its owners and the representatives and inhabitants of the village are concerned about its fate.
The first point on the programme is a walking trip around restored Baroque sights in the surrounding area, which starts at 1:30pm at the picturesque railway station in Cebiv. From here, interested participants will set off to Slavice, accompanied by restorer Martina Klouzová Niubo, to visit a renovated statue of Saint Francis of Assisi and then move on to the newly repaired Church of St Lawrence and a chapel above the village. From there, they will walk back to Cebiv, to the restored statue of the Virgin Mary Immaculate on the village square and to St John of Nepomuk on the small bridge below the chateau. The afternoon programme will animate the entire Cebive village square, dominated by the dilapidated but still beautiful Baroque chateau. Bus Line 2015 will put up their domed tent here, with a drama programme for both children and adults; attractions such as the music trio of Naladěno (Tuned-Up) and a unique tasting of vernacular Baroque cuisine are sure to create a Baroque atmosphere. A period costume show prepared by the Atelier Arachné studio in collaboration with the Ladies' Club of Cebiv will put on the finishing touches to make the impression of a stylishly refined, composed evening complete. As night falls, a spectacular performance called Anděl strážce (Guardian Angel) performed by the cultural association of Rašelina (Peat) will be unveiled in front of the castle facade. As night fall, candles will be lit up in the surrounding windows and in lanterns carried by the participants, engulfing the entire village square in a mysterious silence. The climax of the evening will come with impressive Baroque fireworks by Theatrum Pyrotechnicum.
1:30pm – 4:30pm A walking trip with restorer Martina Klouzová Niubo
5:00pm – 10:00pm Cebiv village square
5:00pm Bus Line 2015 – Rides through the Pilsen Region, or Excursion Line 2015
6:00pm Programme opening
6:30pm Musical performances – Naladěno (Tuned-Up) trio, regular tastings of Baroque cuisine
7:00pm Period costume show – Ateliér Arachné studio and the Ladies' Club of Cebiv
8:00pm Anděl strážce (Guardian Angel) performance – the cultural association of Rašelina (Peat)
9:00pm Display of photos of the chateau interior in the domed tent of Bus Line 2015
9:30pm – Baroque fireworks by Theatrum Pyrotechnicum
Admission: CZK 100 | CZK 50
TICKETS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE
Partner: Czech West LAG – Local Partnership, http://www.leader-ceskyzapad.cz/, in collaboration with the village of Cebiv, Dámský klub Cebiv (Ladies' Club Cebiv), Ateliér Arachné (Arachne Studio)
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