Brasov hosted the 17th edition of Etnovember Festival in November 14th-16th 2015. The event was organized by Transilvania University, and it was supported by Brasov Town Hall. The organizers have prepared a series of activities dedicated to children, but also to adults, drawing workshops, creation workshops, musical moments, art, architecture and photo exhibitions.
The official opening was in Transilvania University Theatre "Sergiu T. Chiriacescu". Architecture, design, restauration exhibitions were varnished, followed by a classical guitar concert with Chitaritmica band.
A medieval fair was organized at the Weavers? Tower. The surprises prepared for this festival were offered by knights and princesses together with folk ensembles of the ethnic groups living together, among which also the Greek.
The event also attracted many tourists because the Weavers? Tower offered a proper environment for such a medieval festival. The inhabitants of Brasov and tourists joined the medieval show, meant to awake the historical reality of the town and they have also joined the medieval suite with torches which walked this route: Weavers? Tower ? Sforii Street-Sfatului Square.
The Tower, a part of the borough
Built by the weavers? fellowship on four levels with holes for firing, black oil chops and two guarding towers, the Weavers? Tower has a unique architecture in South-Eastern Europe. Spared in the big fire in 1689, it is still preserved as originally.
It is more and more used for parties and especially for opera concerts because of its extraordinary acoustic qualities. In 1950, the Museum of Tara Barsei was arranged inside the tower, where the layout of the former citadel of Brasov and Schei is the same as it used to be at the end of the 17th century, as well as guns and products of the weavers? fellowship.
The poetry marathon
In the last day of Festival Etnovember 2015, the Poetry Marathon was organized at the Faculty of Letters from Brasov. In ,,Gheorghe Craciun" room of the Faculty of Letters, 25 poets have read poems and watched films for seven hours with Andrei Bodiu, Gheorghe Craciun, Alexandru Musina and others. Moderators: Adrian Lacatus, Ramona Harsan, Dan Țaranu, Virgil Borcan, Georgeta Moarcas.
Besides the poets from Brasov, the American poet Tara Skurtu and two special guests, poets Vasile Leac and S. T. Khasis participated in the event.