Valdštejnské imaginárium (Wallenstein’s Imaginarium) endeavors to revive a historical monument of Vallenstein‘s Loggia with a project called Cultural Imaginarium, focusing on live art, alternative culture, unconventional family events and site-specific projects. The unusual concept stems from the fact that the building of the Vallenstein‘s Loggia has never been completed. The fact that the Wallenstein’s project remained in many aspects an unfulfilled dream, became a great inspiration for the current team aggregated around the monument. For several years, they have been turning this impressive place into a cultural and community center as well as an independent creative platform of the town. It is an inspiring place for a wide variety of artistic activities.

Location: Valdštejnská lodžie is a unique early Baroque monument near the town of Jičín, built by Duke Albrecht von Wallenstein as a part of a composed Baroque landscape.

Events: The Valdštějnské imaginárium project organizing concerts, performances, lectures, screenings, workshops and creative author events. It aims to utilize a unique space and unforgettable atmosphere of the historic building and works with the audiences imagination. E.g. the project called Unconventional Ways of Traditions Revival is an attempt to approach traditions in a unique way and create a vibrant culture respectful to both the monument and history. Within this project the following regular events are held: ČARODĚNÍ - a magical day for the whole family, SLAVNOST STROMŮ (Trees Ceremony) - family event on the International Day of Forests and the Tree, DIVOVÁNOCE - Advent event with untraditional take on a live Nativity scene, etc. In cooperation with Nová síť (Network) it organizes an annual festival of new and alternative theater MALÁ INVENTURA JIČÍN.

Premises: The main area for holding outdoor events in the Loggia building is a roofed terrace (measuring 26 x 9 meters) and for smaller concerts and performances we use the octagonal room OKTOGON (8 x 6.5 m). In the buildings of Čestný dvůr there is a temporary theater hall THEATRON (6 x 11.5 m) capable of hosting theater and dance performances, and CAFÉ LOGGIA (6 x 6 m) offers the space for chamber concerts, public readings and exhibitions.

Possibilities: Wallensteins Loggia is a an inspiring place for a wide variety of artistic activities. Its distance from the city center makes it ideal for a systematic creative work, artistic residencies, organization of innovative projects and site-specific projects. Its character also makes it a quaint place for organizing family events and educational activities.

Technical Information: Sound: mix, 2 active boxes, Light: 4 x mic, lights: 1x Dimmer 12 circuits (1 = 1KW) analog. mixing board 12 circuits, 4 FHR PC 1KW, 2x PAR 64 CP62 1KW, 10x 50W Pinspot

Contact: Valdštejnské imaginárium, o.p.s., Valdštejnská lodžie, Jičín-Sedličky 4, 506 01, www.valdstejnskalodzie.cz, info@valdstejnskalodzie.cz