On Saturday 14th of September, over 60 Non-Governmental Organisations, which operate for the benefit of Sopot, will be present in Pl. Kuracyjny to demonstrate the services that they provide the city.
This is the 17th edition of this festival and on offer will be various workshops, consultations, advice, games and competitions as well as artistic performances and concerts.
The event will begin with a parade down ul. Bohaterow Monte Cassino from the church of St. Jerzy. The parade will consist of the participants in the festival and will be led by the Taraban percussion group down to the concert stage on Pl. Kuracyjny where the festival will be officially opened. This is typically the time when the ‘Sopockie Serce’ award is made to one of the NGOs.
There will be a lot on offer including attractions for children, young people, families, professionals, seniors and people with disabilities. For those who would like to get involved in the social, cultural and sporting life of the city, it will also be an opportunity to learn about the possibilities of volunteering in Sopot.
There will be artistic workshops, games, competitions and quizzes with prizes, presentation and sale of products, as well as cafes. There will be sports games and shows (including karate, tennis, rugby and athletics). At 12.30 there will be Zumba next to the fountain organised by Stowarzyszenie Zdrowi i Aktywni (Healthy and Active Association). Another regular element of the festival is the participation of animal organizations where you can consult on issues related to adoption and care.
You will also be able to take advantage of the proposals of organizations dealing with social support and health. In addition to various consultations (including topics such as mental health and healthy nutrition), you will be able to take a body composition analysis followed by a discussion of the result; take advantage of therapeutic and relaxing massage of the upper limbs, and take tests free of charge, such as blood pressure and blood sugar levels. The Fire Brigade, the Sopot Police and the City Guard will also be present which should be especially enjoyable for the younger participants in the festival. In turn, the Sopot Centre for Non-Governmental Organizations and Volunteering will be on hand to discuss the possibilities of taking part in social activities in Sopot.
The whole festival will be complemented by shows and concerts on the stage. You will be carried away by the lively flamenco of Flamenco La Paloma (12.15 pm), as well as the Latin and Spanish rhythms of CAFÉ Y SON (13.15 pm). At around 13.45 a big surprise will be waiting for Trefl Sopot fans, who will have the opportunity to meet the players of the first team for the 2019-2020 season. The Ramtamtam Foundation, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary) and who support the creation of musical bands will also introduce some great guests on the festival stage including the exceptional musical talents of Aneta Wadowska at 14.15.
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Organisers: Association On the Road of Expression, Sopot Centre for Non-Governmental Organisations, Volunteering - Active in Sopot
Partners: Sopot Sea Bathing Complex, School Complex No. 1 in Sopot, ZKM Gdynia, Ramtamtam Foundation, Flamenco La Paloma, Sopot NGO Council, Polish Scouting Association Hufiec Sopot, KrewAktywni Foundation, ZHP Hufiec Sopot Rescue Inspector
The festival is co-financed by the City of Sopot and the Association of Free Expression
Place: Pl. Kuracyjny
Date:14.09 , 11:30 - 15:00
Hour: 11:30 - 15:00
Tickets: Free of charge
Address: Plac Zdrojowy 3, 81-723 Sopot
Phone: 58 341 83 52
Fax: 58 341 83 52