Festival of Light BLIK BLIK Brings Light to Pilsen Once Again
Not only the city of Prague can boast about its own Festival of Light. Pilsen too can offer this unique experience. The third year of the Festival of Light takes place on Friday and on Saturday, March 17th – 18th. The festival offers a spectacular evening walk through the historical city centre of Pilsen which then continues to the nearby picturesque area of Roudna. One of the light installations is located directly in the area of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. If you decide to participate in the festival you have chance to taste the beer in a non-traditional way.
The festival path leads you from the city centre across the Roosevelt Bridge and along the Pod vsemi svatymi Street to the All Saint Church located here in Roudna. The main star of the festival is the well-known Czech designer Maxim Velcovsky who will install huge lamps called “Sunflowers” in Roudna. Graphic designer Zuzana Lednicka will change Riegrova Street into a lively city boulevard thanks to her original lanterns made of Black and White balloons. The already mentioned light installation in the Pilsner Urquell Brewery is created by the Pilsen sculptor Benedikt Tolar. The installation is located in the yard of the brewery in order to pay tribute to Pilsen coopers. The festival features also a light installation along the Mze River where German artist Jurgen Bohm will position 30 tents representing immigrants from all around the world.
However, there are many more light installations and objects prepared for you. The Festival of Light does not forget children either. One of the light installations Demonz invites them for playing as well as destroying. But do not worry! In this case we talk only about throwing of virtual vases from a window. Creative workshop with light postcards will be prepared for the children too.
- Festival light installations are accessible free of charge on Friday and Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. Along the way, enjoy refreshments offered by various food stands to keep you warm.