PIANO THE ROVER
Set upon on an improvised dolly an upright piano is roving the centre of the city, its sole purpose being to bring the joy of music in places where you least expect it (Dolac – the open-air market, Jurišićeva St., the Oktogon passage, the Skyscraper passage, the Flower Sq., and the National Theatre Sq.).
REST-STOP FOR THE TONGUE
The funny school of Croatian sign language has become a standing feature of the Festival. Learn the Croatian sign language so that you can talk under water, with your mouth full or, should the urge arise, exchange a gossip about somebody without that somebody catching on. The place to come to is at the beginning of Gajeva St. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm, and from 18h to 19h.
CHINA AND CEST BECOME MATES
This year the breath of distant Asia is going to permeate the streets of Zagreb. At Stross you’ll be able to find out something about the secrets of the traditional Chinese painting, see the Chinese martial arts by the statue of Jelačić Ban at the main square, the pastel seal will surely take your breath away at Zrinjevac. The youngest Cest fans will enjoy the workshops teaching them how to make dragons, lampions, Chinese hats and masks. It is a prefect opportunity to learn about the wealth of Chinese culture and at the same time have a great deal of fun. The Confucius Institute at the Zagreb University, the proud patron of the presentation of Chinese culture at the Festival Cest is D’Best.
CENTRE FOR MINOR EMERGENCY REPAIRS OF THE MOOD
In these times of mass consumption more and more is being bought and less and less is being repaired. And that same approach has been transposed into non-material sphere of our lives. There are so many things we try to resolve with antidepressants, sedatives and other shortcuts to happiness. We even learned to cast away our moods when they turn sour and replace them with new ones. Here, however, we do not hold to that, and we do have another solution. When the mood turns bad – repair it at the Cest. Our Centre for minor emergency repairs of the mood stands at the ready to help you. Seek them out by the Ghetaldus Chief “repairess”: Ivana Marijančić.