Sunday, 15 May 2022

20th Queer Zagreb to Take Place Between 24 May and 5 June

ZAGREB, 15 May 2022 - The 20th edition of the Queer Zagreb festival will take place between 24 May and 5 June at several venues in the city, with 100 artists and activists from around the world dealing with a wide range of topics, including sex work, global violence, the body against nationalist violence and the embrace.

The festival will open with the Croatian premiere of "Yira, Yira", a performance directed by Bruno Isaković and Nataša Rajković, at the Croatian National Theatre on 24 May. It was created in collaboration with performers, sex workers and queer activists from Argentina. Through their stories, Juan Ejemplo, Leandra, Pichón Reyna and Sofía Tramazaygues portray sex work through the interplay of personal choices and circumstances, work conditions, demand and supply in an open market, margins and centres of power, desires and realities.

Among the 100 artists and activists will be Cuban Carlos Martiel who will perform "Velo de Silencio" at the Museum of Contemporary Art on 27 May, a performance focusing on structural racism and political systemic violence against all socially marginalised bodies.

"The fact that we have reached the 20th edition of Queer Zagreb shows that queer art and queer as an art topic is quite current and that to many people it is important to continue to speak about what sometimes makes us all different," said Zvonimir Dobrović, the art director of Queer Zagreb.

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Friday, 21 August 2020

Green River Festival: First All-Recycled Festival in Zagreb

Zagreb, August 21, 2020 – As of yesterday, Zagreb has a new festival gathering place, completely equipped with items made of recycled materials. The Green River Festival, with its harmony with nature, represents a new form of entertainment where the preservation of the environment is also considered.

The Green River Festival started yesterday in Zagreb on the left bank of the Sava near the Hendrix Bridge and will last until September 20. According to Musicbox, the organizer of the festival, the association called "Priroda za sve", announces a rich program of the festival, which will include numerous workshops, musical performances, and will offer visitors an excellent gastronomic offer.

The organizers wanted to bring life back to the Sava River, which used to be famous for its beaches. The entire location is built from recycled material which makes this festival unique. The stage is equipped with solar systems for obtaining electricity, and in the next month, many famous and interesting faces from the music scene will take part in it, such as Ida Prester and the group Stampedo.



At the Green River Festival, visitors can enjoy sun loungers, refresh with a solar shower, and have a drink from #reusedontabuse glasses with biodegradable straws. All items were made by young enthusiasts and innovators, as well as members of "Priroda za sve" association. Visitors can even charge their phones on solar chargers to never run out of the battery on their phone while enjoying.

As part of the festival, there will be organized women gatherings called "Babinjak", where the brave, courageous, and inspiring women will exchange experiences, ideas, and new knowledge. Babinjak was allegedly the first nudist beach in Europe, and it was also the most popular place for women who sunbathed there in the summer, hidden from the male's eyes.

There is also something for children. A rich creative and fun program awaits the youngest visitors through workshops, drawing, playing, and storytelling.

At the festival workshops, it will also be possible to make your face masks from old textiles, as well as summer postcards from old paper. During the last days of the festival, an exhibition of the Museum of Discarded Objects will be set up as part of an interdisciplinary project.