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21 Aug 2015

Medieval culture festival at Golshany Castle on 29 August

MINSK, 21 August (BelTA) – The sixth edition of the Golshany Castle festival will gather lovers of medieval culture, music, and theatrical art at the mysterious residence of the Sapieha family on 29 August, BelTA learned from the organizers.

The program is diverse featuring jousting fights, authentic music, theatrical performances, sports and equestrian shows, master classes in pottery, forging, fencing and a unique fire show.

This year, the festival will celebrate several historical anniversaries: the 735th anniversary of the ancient town of Golshany, the 405th anniversary of the famous castle, and the 610thbirthday of Sophia of Golshany, the legendary founder of the royal Jagiellonian dynasty.

The program of the festival includes a fest in the center of Golshany and a theatrical procession to the ruins of the castle.

The choreographic culture of the medieval times will be presented by the dance group Soleil which will give a master class in medieval and Scottish dancing. The Belarusian State Academic Musical Theater will show the pieces from well-known productions.

This year the knights’ camp has been organized by the Slavic martial arts club Aridan (Grodno), Bow's Club from Minsk and the Equestrian Sports Club Golden Spur (Minsk Oblast) which will present the theatrical show "The Knight's Tale".

The evening program of the festival will feature the famous medieval Belarusian music groups Lity Taler and Pawa, the duo from Minsk Dzivabor and a fire show by the Street Theater Vir.

The Oshmyany Local History Museum will offer active lifestyle enthusiasts excursions around Golshany: a walking tour and a bus tour "Traveling around Oshmyany District”.

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