The inclusive cross-border festival “DANUrB Kids Day” was held on the International Children’s Day 1st June 2019 in Danube twin-cities Vidin and Calafat.
As a part of the activities, the DANUrB Travelling exhibition was accommodated in a very symbolic cultural site in Vidin – Museum “Krastata Kazarma (“Cross-shaped Barracks”). The exhibition was officially opened in the morning by the Mayor of Vidin – Mr. Ognyan Tsenkov, in the presence of representatives of the Regional Administration of Vidin, Municipality of Calafat, stakeholders from both cities and local media. Mrs. Desislava Mincheva-Yordanova from the National Tourism Cluster “Bulgarian Guide” welcomed the attendees, presented the main messages of the project, the goals of the exhibition and its separate parts by highlighting the importance of the Danube and the cultural identity along the Danube countries. Mr. Tsenkov emphasized the tight links between Vidin and Calafat and wished to have more common activities. Mrs. Margarita Kaisheva from Centre for Heritage Interpretation presented the DANUrB Strategy. Participants also had an opportunity to visit the exhibition. The exhibition will remain open in Vidin until 9th June and after this date it will “sail” to another Danube city – Ruse.
The Kids Day continued with a detailed programme in the center of Vidin in front of the Art Gallery “Nikola Petrov”, where more than 500 children were involved in different activities like paintings, origami, boarding games, dances, etc. some of which organized by the Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre. A special performance by over 100 children from the Cultural Community Centre “Tsvyat” enrichened the programme by presenting regional folklore music and dances. DANUrB Photo booth corner, allowing to choose as background different cities along the Danube, attracted citizens and kids and more than 250 took their printed photos with them.
The pilot activities continued in the afternoon in Calafat, where the event was officially opened by the Mayor of Calafat – Mr. Lucian Ciobanu and Mrs. Cristina Lixandroiu from National Institute for Research and Development in Tourism. Special gastronomy exposition was introduced by presenting a variety of local food. Paintings drawn by children attracted the visitors putting emphasis on the Danube. Performance by local folklore ensemble showed typical dances from regions along the Danube. The exciting day finished with a meeting between partners and stakeholders at Mayor`s office at the renovated town hall in the city center.
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Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF and IPA)