AUGUST IN LABIN AND RABAC

LABIN TOWN DAY - FRANKA BATELIĆ LIVE IN CONCERT ON AUGUST 13th

On the occasion of Labin Town Day on August 13th enjoy a two-hour music spectacle with a concert of a popular Croatian singer Franka Batelić.  As part of Franka's Summer Tour, the singing and dancing star from Rabac will treat her town for its birthday with a fiery performance including her new single ‘On Fire’.  A rich music program will be enhanced by the majorettes, town orchestra and children's choirs.
 A series of sporting events take place during the whole week of Town Day fiesta: the Town of Labin athletic race, walking tour to Skitača, Josip Ružić Memorial bowling tournament and night indoor football tournament. A  traditional art event ‘Labin Art Takeoff’ will take place inside the town loggia, with the local artists presenting one of their recent works. The best artwork selected by the jury becomes part of the town of Labin collection of art works.  On august 16th the Alvona gallery in the old town hosts an exhibition of portraits by Heda Gaertner, a painter from Pula.

Music starts at 8 PM, Labin, Tito’s Square (Old Town)

LABIN CLASSICAL SUMMER

In the warm summer evenings the town of artists gives you the classic musical treats in one of Labin’s sacred jewels, the parish church of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Listen to the divine sounds performed by Croatian and international classical musicians.
 August 10th   DUO KARLSRUHE - Reinhard Armleder, cello, Dagmar Hartmann, piano
 August 17th    DUO MEDITERANEO - Vjeran Jezek, trumpet, Perestegi Mario, organ
 August 21st    NEVEN HRUSTIĆ- Neven Hrustić, electro-acoustic guitar
 August 28th    Labin Town Orchestra - Conductor Franko Ruzić
 Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Old Town)
 All concerts start at 9 PM.  Tickets are sold at the church gate. Ticket price is 20,00 kn.

Info: Open University Labin, www.uciliste-labin.hr , email: uciliste@uciliste-labin.hr , Phone: + + 385 (0) 52 852-524, 852-133

VISUAL THEATRE FESTIVAL AUGUST 5th-7th

This summer on the waterfront in Rabac the sixth Labin Visual Theatre Festival presents an artistic spectacle, the Swiss dance group Da Motus! and their performance ‘Urbanthropus’.  A unique artistic event reveals new meanings and possibilities of urban space.  Two futuristic creatures filled with subtle eroticism show a fusion of art and architecture of the place where they are performing using the space for their dance acrobatics.  Enjoy the ultimate artistic performance in the natural scenery of the waterfront full of strollers, boats and sailboats and gorgeous sea colors.

Rabac waterfront, August 6th 2011  at 7 PM

GALA DINNER

Experience an unforgettable gastronomic pleasure at gala dinners at Valamar Sanfior and Valamar Bellevue hotels in Rabac.  Once a week different surprises are organized for the guests: fingerfood at the entrance to a restaurant, a welcome drink and a table with special arrangements decorated with rose petals. At Valamar Bellevue the gala dessert is served at the pool and in Valamar Sanfior inside the decorated atrium. The guests can enjoy a rich animation program with dance numbers from the world famous musicals, and use their bills for drink consumption to participate in the lottery with valuable prizes. The awards ceremony includes a cocktail show followed by a surprise fireworks display at the Valamar Bellevue pool and fire jugglers and acrobatics in the atrium of the Valamar Sanfior hotel.  At the end of the evening, Valamar animation team invites all guests to dance several dances with choreography.

Reservation Center, Phone: +385 52 465 200, e-mail: reservations@valamar.com , web: www.valamar.com/en/hotel-accommodation-Rabac/accommodation-hotels-apartments

DUBROVA – MEDITERRANEAN SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM

Become a part of the unique moments of art and nature combined in the open-air gallery. In the protected Dubrova Park of sculptures, at the entrance to Labin the thirty-ninth Mediterranean Sculpture Symposium starts on the first Sunday in August. In this future open-air Museum of contemporary sculptures a representative collection of monumental sculpture park and interdisciplinary projects are created as a dedication to the beauty of the Istrian stone. Among them stands out a multiple world award-winning project by Ante Rašić ‘White Road - In Anticipation of Rain’, this year winner of the top prize by SEGD, the International Organization for Spatial Graphic Design, which is the first such award given to a Croatian author. A local renowned sculptor and painter Josip Diminić, an ideational founder of the Symposium, is the author of this year section of the White Road, called ‘Arable land’.

The Symposium is opened in August and September.  Admission free.

THE MAGIC OF ORNAMENT

Unique souvenirs made by the local author Paola Zupičić tell the story on how to preserve health and the environment through artwork. By using the string knitted ornaments, wool decorations with motifs of local fruit and eternal sea inspiration- mussels and small snails, she refines glass bottles for olive oil, liqueurs, wine, juices and water. Thus, recycling glass becomes a unique souvenir. Instead of plastic bottles harmful to human health, bring to the beach these woven glass bottles filled with fresh spring water from the Labin-Rabac walking path, and enjoy these beautiful souvenirs made by skillful hands of grandma Paola at home.

Contact: Paola Zupičić, Mobile phone: 091 7951-994