The BLIK BLIK Festival of Light Will again Brighten Pilsen in Mid-March

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The first of the larger events which Pilsen is symbolically preparing for the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia will be the BLIK BLIK Festival of Light in mid-March. It will offer sixteen lighting installations by domestic and foreign artists, and a large part of the program will thematically reflect this year’s anniversary.

On the festival’s path, for example, await video mapping at the building of the Masaryk Elementary School, a light installation devoted to the development of the state symbol or the screening of a likeness of the first Czechoslovak President into water vapour. For three installations visitors will be able to go into grounds of Pilsen’s Prazdroj brewery.

The two-kilometre long path of the BLIK BLIK festival can be walked on the evenings of Friday 16 March and Saturday 17 March.

A visit to the event can be combined with a walk through the historic centre of Pilsen, a tour of the brewery or other (not only) beer-based experiences.

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A Tradition Established by European Capital City of Culture

The first year of the BLIK BLIK Festival was held in 2015 as part of the European Capital City of Culture program. Since then it has attracted more than 40,000 visitors each year. The individual locations and lighting works are changed every year. This year the two-kilometre long festival path will begin near the Masaryk Elementary School in the Slovany district of the city. It will then lead back to the centre, to DEPO2015. There, in the former bus hall, the climax of the program awaits in the form of an imposing light and sound experience.

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Something New at the BLIK BLIK Festival – Interior Installations

A new item this year will be four interior installations. The first of them will be located in the Church of our Lady of the Rosary on Jiráskovo Square; another two will be housed in DEPO2015. The festival organizers have prepared the final experience in a secret and unusual place. The interior part of the program will require paid entry of a symbolic 50 crowns; entry for children will be free.

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