For 15 days, from July 8th to July 22nd, Brasov Promenades Festival took place, aiming at reviving the historical promenades. With more than 70 artists, interactive workshops, jazz, rock, fanfare concerts, guided tours, projections, historical re-enactments, exhibits and many other surprises, the first edition of the festival aims at becoming a mark on the summer events map in Romania. Organizers: the Union of Interpretation Creation of Musicians in Romania and the History County Museum of Brasov, financed from the budget of the Municipality of Brasov and co-financed by Brasov County Council.
Promenades in the forefront
Locations: Promenada de Sus (Sub Tâmpa and Bastionul Țesătorilor), Promenada de Jos (Nicolae Titulescu Park), Promenada Regală (near Bastionul Graft and După Ziduri) and the Council Square. Organizers propose three new promenades grouped according to the following topics: Arts Promenade, Children Promenade and Historical Promenade, each of them marked by unique events.
Arts Promenade was the area dedicated to music, photography and film, rock concerts (Sub Tâmpa), jazz (După Ziduri) and film projections (Bastionul Țesătorilor).
The Children Promenade was the area of cultural education, with creative and teaching activities: workshops for manufacturing small music instruments, sound stories workshops, drawing workshops, historical lithography colouring workshops, wood sculpture workshops – models from Belle Epoque and inter-war period, historical drawing band workshops and the theatre school festival winners’ gala ‘Lumea scenei cu cei mici’.
The Historic Promenade was reserved to the ancient Promenades, with outdoor historical photography exhibit ‘Promenade of ancient Brasov’ (Promenada de Jos); themed exhibit, inspired from the historical and artistic context of the promenades (Bastionul Graft); historical re-enactments in old costumes from the end of the 19th century and from the inter-war period; guided tours ‘Brasov Citadel seen from the Promenade’, a historic photography background ‘Greetings from Brasov’, a post office of ancient mail and the promenade music concert performed by the most important military fanfare of Romania, the Representative Music of the National Defence Ministry and the Music of the Air Forces Academy ‘Henri Coanda’ of Brasov.