Friday 27. 9. 2019

17:30 – 18:30, Square: Opening concertAgi Hlavenková & band; uncovering of the Wall of Freedom


Saturday 28. 9. 2019

14:30 – 15:45, Square, Festival Tent: Public Living Room on the topic: (un)freedom in saving the planet Earth – presentation and discussion with interesting guests: civic and environmental activist Juraj Mesík, Daniel Kopecký (Partnership Foundation, CZ), project Šumné and the others.


Sunday 29. 9. 2019

14:00 – 15:30, Festival Tent, Public Living Room on the topic: Christian, Muslim and Jew will meet about freedom / non-freedom of faith and religion – Mário Nicolini and his guests: Felix Mária OFM, catholic priest (TBC), Ondrej Prostredník, Catholic priest, Mohamad Hasna, Muslim Imam, Egon Gál, Jewish philosopher. Forum of the World’s Religions – Slovakia

14:00 – 19:00, Square, Free Zone: Freely on Freedoms – presentations and interactive activities by organisations. Amnesty International, Esorg, Mareena, Partnership Foundation, Milan Šimečka Foundation

18:00 – 19:30, Old Theatre, Hall, Café Európa – Faces of Freedom, large public debate. Guests: Ladislav Miko, Lajos Mészáros and Veronika Šikulová, moderator Zuzana Kovačič Hanzelová. In collaboration with: Representation of the European Commission in the Slovak Republic and The Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), SME daily


Monday 30. 9. 2019

22:30 – 00:00, Square, Festival Tent: Freedom Under the Spotlight – 30 Years of Freedom and We, Central Europe. Štefan Hríb and his guests: Martin Šimečka, Gyorgy Varga and Tomasz Maćkowiak.

How have we handled our freedom? What are the greatest failures and shortcomings in Central Europe since 1989? The V4 countries have been called selfish. Rightly or not? What are the challenges faced by Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland? What about the freedom of expression? What about the media’s freedom of expression? Štefan Hríb talks to a Slovak writer, a Hungarian diplomat and a Polish journalist.


Tuesday 1.10.2019

9.00 – 12.00, Library: Living Library – stories of ‘living books’. Amnesty International


Through the Festival:

27.9. – 1.10., 19:30 – 22:00

Wall of Freedom – presentations on the Wall pf Freedom, Celebrities on Freedom, Documents ´89 and others

12.9. – 17.11.2019

Podoby slobody / Faces of Freedom – an international exhibition of visual art and installations in public space by 25 authors from 13 countries. In public space during DN are presented the works of authors: Martina Chudá (SK), Peter Kalmus (SK), Monika & Bohuš Kubinskí (SK), Stano Masár (SK, Bahia Shehab (LB/EG), Ján Triaška (SK). Nitra Gallery on collabpration of Association Divadelná Nitra

Accompanying Programme