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1. Accompanying programme and partners of the 31st JCF

Like every year, our partners have prepared accompanying events for the programme of the 31st Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow. They perfectly complement the JCF programme with a local (Jewish and non-Jewish) perspective on Jewish culture and show the creativity of the local Jewish community.

This year, in addition to our regular partners, such as the JCC Krakow and the Galicia Jewish Museum, Or Hadash – Association of Progressive Jews in Krakow, Pedagogical University of Krakow, the Memorymorph collective and Hevre have also prepared their events for the JCF programme. All these events have been marked and may be found in our programme – remember that tickets and registration for accompanying events are only possible through their organisers.

Some of the events of the main programme were developed in cooperation with other institutions. Meetings as part of the Literary Programme we have organised together with the Krakow Festival Office, the operator of the Krakow – UNESCO City of Literature programme. The second festival weekend will be full of events under the common title Future of Memory. Its curator is Max Czollek, known from last year’s edition of the JCF, and the partners of this series of events are Coalition for Pluralistic Public Discourse and Leo Baeck Foundation. Additionally, the series’ partner is the Goethe Institut in Krakow.

As the main theme of this year’s festival is water, Venice or Beit Venezia. A Home for Jewish Culture to be exact, is the most obvious partner. They are the partner of the Living Under Water exhibition at Mostowa Art Café and of the discussion about this exhibition at Tempel synagogue on 26 June. At the request of Beit Venezia, Frank London’s Ghetto Songs project was created, which will have its Polish premiere during the 31st JCF.