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The Open Ząbkowska Festival

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The Open Ząbkowska Festival
The Open Ząbkowska Festival

The first weekend of July will see the third summer edition of the Open Ząbkowska festival. The event is held as part of the city’s Integrated Revitalisation Programme involving cooperation between the Powszechny Theatre and Praga District’s cultural managers, artists, clubs and NGOs.

Festival events will be held over five weekends: 1-2, 15-16 July and 5-6, 19-20 and 26-27 August. At that time Ząbkowska will become a stage for a variety of social and cultural activities. The previous edition showed that the community of Ząbkowska Street can cooperate and actively participate in these activities. Thanks to the involvement of the local community, Open Ząbkowska has become a kind of a social forum. We managed to integrate the communities of artists, entrepreneurs, social activists and residents of the District. “In our initiatives we are trying to bring down divisions. There is no place for the hosts and the guests, the stage and the audience here. We are creating this initiative together,“ said the project organisers.

From 24 June to 27 August the section of Ząbkowska Street between Targowa and Brzeska Streets will be closed to road traffic. Road traffic on Ząbkowska Street will be closed from midnight on Friday/Saturday (23/24 June). Cars will come back to the street on Monday, 28 August. The closed section of Ząbkowska Street can be bypassed by driving along Brzeska and Białostocka Streets to Targowa Street and along Brzeska or Markowska Street to Kijowska and Targowa Streets.

Open Ząbkowska will once again feature on the cultural map of Warsaw as one of the most interesting events of this summer – an interdisciplinary event involving a variety of arts: literature, music, film, graphic and visual arts, theatre and cooking. Educational, artistic and hobby workshops, happenings and actions in this one-of-a-kind street in Warsaw will allow the Praga District to shine, highlighting its unique role in Warsaw’s urban tissue.