Phot. Sławek Przerwa

The Brave Festival Club is a unique space, which we create every year together with our audience. That is why it is an open place, where we can exchange our impressions, confront our experiences and get inspired. This year, we will be hosted in the very heart of Wrocław, in Solny square, by “Bułka z masłem”.

We want to meet you at Brave Meetings. A series of these meetings allows a closer contact with artists, with no limitations imposed by concert halls or theatres. It is an unusual opportunity to find out more about each other – discover the similarities between us and draw on the wisdom from the differences that separate us. The uniqueness and otherness of our guests often result in their marginalisation and stigmatisation. Brave Meetings, led by journalists or people related to a specific region or culture, are an exceptional opportunity to speak out loud the questions that bother us and together look for answers to them. Let’s check ourselves if art may be a method to overcome exclusion.

With the falling of the dusk, we want to invite you again to Solny square, to “Bułka z masłem”, as after the last year’s success, our festival club will again by hosted by Storytellers. During the evening meetings, they will take their guests onto a passionate journey, full of colourful stories. Some of them will tell their stories individually, others will accompanied by other storytellers and still other ones with do it with the accompaniment of music – all of them however want to restore to the word its old power. Let’s immerse in their magic and using our imagination, let’s move to another world (at least for a while).

All the vents at the festival club are free of charge

Festival club: “Bułka z masłem”, Solny Square 14/Szajnochy 4

Storytellers

Storytellers, raconteurs, anecdotists, fabulists. They used to play an important role: retelling events, translating the world, joining communities. Technological progress and the development of mass media has led to the decrease of contact with living stories. Today we see a comeback of storytellers who have become an antidote to increasing trivialization of the power of words.

Storytelling traditions vary from culture to culture. Stories are told differently in Poland and West Africa. A storyteller from Ireland will talk about different themes and in a different way to his Aboriginal counterpart. But everywhere the aim is the same: to encounter a living word; to find oneself (even if for a moment) in another world; to meet and connect with another human being; to be part of a community. A good story is more than an interesting plot. The listeners should be stimulated emotionally – they should engage their imagination and their bodies.

Storytellers are back. Their voice has been louder all around the globe for more than thirty years now. The spoken word is being reborn.