Silesia Theatre’s actors, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra’s musicians, researchers from University of Silesia and many other organizations and initiatives grouped in one place, in the very centre of Katowice. The HIGHER LEVEL PROJECT, a unique event on a Polish scale, is just commencing. It aims to bring you closer to the vast cultural and educational offer of the region. Only during summer holidays, at least 75 unique events will take place.
The programme of events of the HIGHER LEVEL PROJECT was adjusted to the needs and expectations of children, teenagers, adults and whole families. Main areas of interest will be: science, music, art, theatre, film and other cultural activities.
The HIGHER LEVEL PROJECT will be co-created by, among others, Silesia Theatre, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, University of Silesia, “Katowice – The City of Gardens” initiative, Katowice City Council and other organizations, such as Renesans Gallery, “Sekwencja” Musical Arrangement School, Bez Sceny Theatre, Trip Theatre and the University of Development (Uniwersytet Rozwoju).
Almost every day of the week of the holidays will be brimming with events.
Tuesday is the day dedicated to the University of Silesia in Galeria Katowicka. As part of the HIGHER LEVEL PROJECT, inspiring to develop one’s interests, passions and dreams, a cycle of exhibitions, workshops, showcases and meetings realized by distinguished specialists, staff and alumni of the University will take place. The career office of the University of Silesia will set up a “Careers fitting room,” best diplomas will be exhibited and some of the attractions of the 18th International Students’ Folklore Festival will be showcased.
Each Wednesday of July and August will see classes by Galeria Katowicka’s Little Academy of Fine Arts. The artistic and educational project of Renesans Gallery & Workspace will invite the children into the world of culture and art. It will be realized in the form of cyclical workshops which will aim to familiarize the kids with new media, artistic techniques, learning by playing and creative experimentation coupled with making important discoveries. Various forms of expression will be used, such as Informalism, emballage, happening, environment art. The artists will also use dripping, Tachisme, op-art (optical art) and performance.
Summer Thursdays will feature classes by Bogdan Maciejak, personal development coach and motivational speaker who has been giving lectures and hosting workshops in Poland and abroad for the past 20 years. All adults will get a chance to participate in “Enter the higher level” course and develop their life skills.
On July 3 the University of Development will host its first class for children. The workshops and shows are planned to take place on Galeria Katowicka’s mezzanine level on each Friday of the summer holidays and will be based on creative and practical experiments – allowing kids to find out how the world works. Firstly, we will be dealing with dry ice.
The cyclical classes are also scheduled for each Saturday and Sunday.
Trip Theatre has prepared an artistic and entertainment classes programme, aiming to give children new artistic, musical and acting skills, as well as develop their imagination. Skills gained during the workshops will be useful on many fields, will develop children’s sensitivity and teach them how to work in a group. Additionally, on each Sunday of the summer vacation, classes will take place where kids and teens will be preparing a theatre play which premiere is to happen at the end of the holidays in a real theatre.
Renesans Gallery & Workspace will host “Family Inspirations with Galeria Katowicka” classes. Families will be encouraged to spend time together in a creative way. Multiple types of activities will be offered to mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, or grandparents and grandchildren: sculpting, drawing, painting, designing, creating utilitarian art, jewellery, toys and practical devices just to enjoy the process and later admire the creations made at Galeria Katowicka at home.
Most activities of the HIGHER LEVEL PROJECT will take place on level +2 of Galeria Katowicka. At the entrance to the exhibition and workshops space, an information point will be located, where everyone will have an opportunity to learn about cultural events in Katowice and buy tickets. Selected events will be taking place on the mezzanine.
All activities are free of charge. Classes are on a first come, first serve basis. For a detailed schedule go to: https://www.galeriakatowicka.eu/wyzszy-poziom
See you at Galeria Katowicka!