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  • The Great War in the Adriatic

    01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018

    Novigrad-Cittanova, Brtonigla-Verteneglio, Gallerion & muzej

    Exhibition

    Gallerion & muzej

    Exhibition

    The exhibition "The Great War in the Adriatic", usually located at the Gallerion Museum in Cittanova, now also present in the halls of the Brtonigla Museum.

    At the official headquarters of the Gallerion Museum, he exhibited the exhibition about the birth and development of the Austro-Hungarian Navy until the beginning of the First World War, while in the Brtonigla Town Museum with 180 photographic panels and numerous original finds, for the first time in history will be presented in chronological order the naval war in the Adriatic Sea.

    It could have all ended up diff erently. The tourist season of 1914 had been the best until then. Economy was bursting.

    Everyone expected an improvement in the living standards of the lowest social classes in the Monarchy. Instead, the worst possible option, the war, was chosen. The character of the confl ict is well described by its name – the Great War. It lasted four years and left behind 17 million dead and more than 20 million injured without reaching any of the goals set. It happened what nobody among those who had begun it expected. Four big empires have collapsed; the German, the Astro-Hungarian, the Russian and the Turkish. They dissolved into a number of new national states. Some of them were unsustainable geopolitical entities such as newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, predecessor of recently dissolved Yugoslavia that also ended its existence with a war.

    This exhibition aims to present, for the fi rst time in Europe, the Great War at sea in all its aspects. Through this exhibition we are trying to faithfully convey to the public this immanent tragedy through 300 panels and 300 naval models as well as with numerous original objects and documents. The exhibition will be set up at three locations in Cittanova and Brtonigla.

    Naval operations in the Mediterranean and in the Adriatic, despite the preponderance of the Triple Entente fl eet, have been conducted almost until the end of the confl ict. The Adriatic coast remained free of confl ict and has been spared from military invasion until the entry of the Italian troops after the armistice. Through the whole war, the Imperial and Royal Navy provided, in spite of all the diff iculties, including the disobedience and rebellion of sailors due to the poor living conditions, social abandonment and national disengagement, a reliable defence of the coast and off ered support to own forces at the South Eastern and on South Western theatre of war. After the dissolution of the Empire, its Navy virtually disappeared, while its fellow citizens become citizens of new state entities.

    Eventually, these geopolitical, unhappy and unjust divisions of nations, new frontiers and new spheres of interest, led to a new, even greater tragedy: the Second World War.

    The tradition of the Austro-Hungarian navy has been in some forms preserved in a newly formed Navy of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats then passed on through successor Yugoslavia and then eventually to its successor states. While the golden years of the Austrian presence at the sea ended in 1918, its exceptionally rich heritage has survived to this day and can be observed in various ports and port buildings, in high quality shipbuilding, maritime training, nomenclature (especially in the navy), tourism and cultural heritage (e.g. the fortification system in Pula). Ports such as Trieste, Pula and Rijeka have developed during the Austria-Hungarian period, and much of modern coastal infrastructure was built during that time. Numerous Adriatic lighthouses, these guardians and caretakers of the seaside, sailors’ friends along our coasts and islands, are particularly solemn and mystical witnesses of that era of great captains, sailors and ships, as well as of the glorious navy.

    Taking into account all these circumstances, our desire and our main aim is to set up an International Naval Museum to present and preserve this rich heritage. We believe that only multinational and multi-ethnic representation and interpretation of the past events can provide solid foundation on which we can build our future.

    » Exhibition: The Great War in the Adriatic

    Info:

    Gallerion
    Mlinska 1, Novigrad +385 (0)98 254 279
    sergioliagobbo@gmail.com

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  • Brtonigla under the stars

    21.06.2018 - 09.08.2018

    Brtonigla-Verteneglio

    Concerts on Thursdays


    Concerts on Thursdays

    Program:
    21.06.2018. Cool Quartet (Ervis Pintar)
    29.06.2018. Cool Quartet (Ervis Pintar) - Friday
    05.07.2018. Pop Gunz (Patrik Sirotić)
    12.07.2018.
    19.07.2018.
    26.07.2018. Cool Quartet (Ervis Pintar)
    02.08.2018. Pop Gunz (Patrik Sirotić)
    09.08.2018.

    Info:

    TZ Brtonigla
    Mlinska 2 +385 (0)52 774307
    info@istria-brtonigla.com

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  • Zlatni lav - Golden Lion

    22.06.2018 - 01.07.2018

    Umag-Umago

    19th International chamber theatre festival


    19th International chamber theatre festival

    The streets and squares in Umag become the stage to the numerous theatre fleets from Croatia, Slovenia, Italia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia. In this period, the streets live their lives fully thanks to the Golden Lion, the international chamber theatre festival.

    This multicultural event that gathers numerous writers, directors, choreographers, set designers, composers and of course, actors, chose Umag, a city of a long theatre tradition, as its home town. Namely, in 1820, while Antonio Coslovich was building the Al Leon d'oro hotel, it was decided that he should also set the theatre next to the hotel, the first of its kind in the region.

    The Golden Lion, envisaged as the modern theatre review with a set theme, became the real tourist attraction and a bait for all theatre and culture aficionados. 

    The whole 10-day theatrical story begins with the traditional lighting up the fire in the park belonging to the town theatre, and the Umag theatre afterwards is lively all day long, up to the night.

    Info:

    Inicijativa za promociju umjetnosti Mediterana
    +385 (0)52 743 447

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  • Sv. Ivan Krstitelj - St. John the Baptist

    22.06.2018 - 24.06.2018

    Dajla (Novigrad-Cittanova)

    Celebration in honour of the patron saint


    Celebration in honour of the patron saint

    Traditional folk festivity with which the inhabitants of Dajla near Novigrad, along with a cultural, entertainment and sports program and a gastronomic offer, celebrate the day of their patron saint.

    Info:

    TZ Novigrad
    T. +385 (0)52 758011, M. (0)98 421901
    info@novigrad-cittanova.hr

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  • KipAR

    24.06.2018 - 01.07.2018

    Brtonigla-Verteneglio, Galerija Aleksandar Rukavina (Gallery)

    Summer sculptors’ school Aleksandar Rukavina

    Galerija Aleksandar Rukavina (Gallery)

    Summer sculptors’ school Aleksandar Rukavina

    Info:

    TZ Brtonigla
    Mlinska 2, T: +385 (0)52 774 307
    info@istria-brtonigla.com

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  • Parkfest

    30.06.2018

    Novigrad-Cittanova, Park Novigradske biskupije (Park)

    Sound festival

    Park Novigradske biskupije (Park)

    Sound festival

    If you just can't decide what time of the year to visit Novigrad – do it in June and don't miss one of the biggest festivals in this part of Istria, the PARKFEST Sound Festival. Ten parks in Novigrad will become a stage gathering culture creators all day long with the objective of creating sound … or perhaps silence. As with previous annual incarnations, the event will feature many top performers from the music and art scene and will offer a venue for the affirmation of young new performers (musicians, artists, actors, children and others).

    The event evokes the creation of sound themes in:
    Stage plays
    Children's workshops
    Yoga workshops (mantras)
    Art installations and performances
    And, of course, music itself, i.e. concerts.

    Parkfest emerged from a passion for music, socialising, Novigrad. It has been staged for the past decade by enthusiasts with different artistic and social activity background gathered in the Mokar prst (Wet Finger) Association. The members of the association will perform in their own productions of sound installations and acts.

    The open-air nature of the festival and that fact that it takes place in public areas around the town gives this event a very specific sound that also includes all the variety of street life. It is accessible to all, entry to all events is free of charge and there is a strong focus on interaction with the audience and audience participation in various activities. You too can be a part of the story in its unfolding…

    Info:

    TZ Novigrad
    Veliki Trg 1, Novigrad +385 (0)52 758011
    info@istria-novigrad.com

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  • Celebrating St. Peter and St. Paul

    30.06.2018 - 01.07.2018

    Kršete (Buje-Buie)

    Folk festival


    Folk festival

    Local festival with entertainment and dancing, and an exhibition of agricultural oldtimer machinery

    Info:

    MO Kršete
    +385 (0)52 772 122

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