Following a successful showing in the Czech capital of Prague an exhibition featuring Stjepan Radić opened on 6 September at the new city hall building in city of Brno. The exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of this Croatian statesman.
The gathering is organised by the “2 9 2” section of the Rešetari Culture and Literary Association and enjoys the support of its chief sponsor the State Office for Croats Abroad and the co-organisers, the Croatian Heritage Foundation and the Rešetari municipality. Forty poets took part in the event in person, joined by poetry buffs from 35 countries via video links.
The president of the Croatian Community organisation of Trieste Gian Carlo Damir Murković presented the donation to the head of the HGSS Josip Granić and his closest aids at a ceremony at the HGSS headquarters in Zagreb.
“The Traditional Garb of the Croatian Minority Enclaves and Majority Peoples of the Southeast of Europe” is a project jointly run by the Dubrovnik branch office of the CHF and the Museums of Dubrovnik, with the support of the Stećak association for the preservation and promotion of traditional culture in Bosnia-Herzegovina. An event at the former Rupe granary from 23 to 30 September also celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the CHF and will feature an exhibition and symposium.
Obuljen Koržinek presented a pair of prominent platforms promoting Croatian culture. The first is the Croatian Literature website, created to promote Croatian writers to foreign audiences. The second, Filming in Croatia, offers an incentive programme to promote our country as a venue for foreign movie and television location shooting.
A Catholic mass was celebrated at the Holy Trinity church, led by diocesan vicar of the Basel diocese Georges Schwickerath, joined in concelebration by missionary friar Gojko Zovko and Swiss Benedictine monk Markus Bär.
The panel presenting the bilingual edition of the novel Anđeo featured writer Anita Martinac, CHF board of directors president Milan Kovač, Sanja Pažin of publisher Kerigma-Pia, the book’s reviewer Anto Pranjkić, and Ms Pejaković.
The final event saw participants from eleven countries in other parts of Europe and overseas showcase their inspired puppetry and dramatic arts performances, film and journalism production, and very successful artwork.
The participants of the eighth review were greeted by Croatian Heritage Foundation deputy director Mr Ivan Tepeš and by Ms Žana Ćorić, an advisor with special status for Croatians in Bosnia-Herzegovina at the State Office for Croats Abroad. Guests of honour at the event were Petar Hategan from Romania, Ljerka Sindik from Montenegro, Manda Oršulić from Germany, and Katarina Horvatović from Zagreb, joined by previous participants of the review.
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At the final evening the gathered viewed a documentary and a sketch by the participants showcasing the outcome of the Croatian language and heritage workshop. The participants are people with ancestry in Croatia that travelled here from Mongolia, Bolivia, Argentina, Italy and France, and participants from Bosnia-Herzegovina.