Saturday with Andersen’s tales, workshops for children featuring animations and games, lectures on Danish culture, screening of "A Royal Affair", as well as free museum lessons – these will be the main attractions of the 4th Education Festival, which will be held in the Royal Łazienki until 27 October 2016.

Everyone – children, students, and their parents – will find something for themselves in the rich programme of the festival. The animations, workshops, lectures and talks will all relate to Danish culture, which will be the central theme in the Royal Łazienki on the occasion of the exhibition of the royal porcelain – the “Flora Danica” dinner service – in the Palace on the Isle.

Thus, this year’s Education Festival will offer us the possibility to explore Denmark, and our guests will learn about the remarkable Danish writer and poet – Hans Christian Andersen, and his best known tales ("Saturday With Andersen"). Those who will attend the family workshops will have the opportunity to learn about the atlas of botany, "Flora Danica", make their own herbarium, and, during the Thursday lectures – discover the 18th-century Denmark and its traditions. Attractions for the youngest participants will include a theatre of shadows featuring Andersen’s tales. Adults, on the other hand, are invited to a screening of the film, "A Royal Affair", which is set in the 18th-century Denmark, and to a group discussion which will accompany the screening and take place in the photography workshop.

The Education Festival will feature free museum lessons. Pre-school children and primary school students will participate in the event "Andersen Instead of Classes", during which they will learn through play about Andersen’s tales. The "Secrets of Royal Botanists" lessons are intended for students of all ages. They will hear about famous plant hunters and learn how exploration conducted in distant countries advanced the development of botany in the world, including the "Flora Danica" atlas.

Admission to all events is free, but registration is required for workshops and museum lessons: or (22) 50 60 183. The 4th Education Festival is organised by the Royal Łazienki Museum in cooperation with the Danish Cultural Institute and the Herbapol-Lublin company.


Lectures referring to the exhibition of the "Flora Danica" royal porcelain:

6 October, 6:00 p.m., Palace on the Isle, "Od chrabotka po firletkę". "Flora Danica" – Botanical Gem of the Enlightenment, Krysytna Jędrzejewska-Szmek from the Botanic Garden of the Warsaw University;

13 October, 6:00 p.m., Palace on the Isle, Absolutism and Frederiksstaden – the Royal District. Development of Copenhagen in the 18th century, Professor Grażyna Szelągowska, Institute of History of the Warsaw University;

20 October, 6:00 p.m., Palace on the Isle, Danish Food Culture of the Enlightenment, Benno Blaesild, expert on Danish cuisine and food culture;

27 October, 6:00 p.m., Palace on the Isle, Around the Table – Governing the Court Society”, Piotr Korduba, Ph. D. from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Screening of the film, "A Royal Affair", and a group discussion in the photography workshop

16 October, 4:00 p.m., Royal Theatre in the Old Orangery.

Family Workshops:

16 October, 11:00 a.m., Palace on the Isle, "Secrets from the Herbarium", workshops for children aged 3-5.

23 October, 11:00 a.m., Palace on the Isle, "Secrets from the Herbarium", workshops for children aged 6-10.

26 October, 11:00 a.m., Old Guardhouse, "Public Reading of Andersen", workshops for children aged 1-3.

Saturday with Andersen – 22 October:

10:30 a.m., Palace on the Isle, "Fairy Tale Morning" – family workshops for children aged 3-5.

12:00 noon, Palace on the Isle, "Andersen jakiego nie znamy" (the Unknown Side of Andersen), lecture by Bogusława Sochańska from the Danish Cultural Institute.

2:30 p.m., Palace on the Isle, "Fairy Tale Afternoon" – family workshops for children aged 6-10.

3:00 p.m., Palace on the Isle, "Latający kufer opowieści" (the Flying Trunk with Tales) – story-telling workshop for adults.

6:30 p.m., Officer Cadets School, "Bzowa babuleńka" (the Elder Tree Mother) – theatre of shadows for children aged 3-7 and parents.