European Fairytale Centre in Pacanów in Poland
Have you visited Matołek the Billy Goat European Fairytale Centre in Pacanów in Poland? It is a cultural institution dedicated to children, parents, and those who work with children.
ECB was called established in 2005 by Pacanów Commune and Regional Government of Świętokrzyskie Voivodship with the aim to transform Pacanów in the European Capital of Fairytales.
The idea came from Waldemar Dąbrowski – Minister of Culture in 2002 – 2005. In 2003 he initiated the first Festival of Children Culture. The Festival triggered creation of a modern cultural centre of international importance with the mission to teach through playing. You couldn’t have deramt of a better site in Poland than Pacanów. It is the place for which Matołek the Billy Goat was searching the whole world.
In 2010 the European Fairytale Centre was established in a modern multifunctional building featuring a library, reading room, bookshop, cinema, theatre hall and workshop facilities. The building is surrounded by the garden with summerhouses and a blacksmith’s workshop to commemorate the famous blacksmiths from “120 Journeys of Matołek the Billy Goat”. By the pond, there is also an amphitheatre. This modern facility was financed from Financial Mechanism of European Economic Area, Ministry for Culture and National Heritage, Regional Government of Świętokrzyskie Voivodship and Pacanów Commune.
More information about the center is available here: http://www.stolica-bajek.pl/html.php?idps=8&lang=en
We have just published an interview ( in Polish) with Ms Karolina Kepczyk, director of the center and on our site you can find the link to the center in English and photos. http://www.pl.communications-unlimited.nl/zapraszam-do-spelniania-marzenwywiad-z-pania-karolina-kepczyk-dyrektor-europejskiego-centrum-bajki-w-pacanowie-instytucji-kultury-i-domu-koziolka-matolka/
Source: European Fairytale Centre in Pacanów, Communications-Unlimited.nl
Photos: European Fairytale Centre in Pacanów