Pisana Loka Festival

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Pisana Loka
http://www.pisanaloka.si/
katja.stucin@skofjaloka.si
Organised byŠkofja Loka Municipality
Frequencyannual
Festival dates17.8.2012 - 1.9.2012
10.8.2013 - 25.8.2013
21.8.2014 - 30.8.2014
20.8.2015 – 29.8.2015
18.8.2016 - 27.8.2016
25.8.2017 - 2.9.2017
24.8.2018 - 2.9.2018
23.8.2019 - 1.9.2019
Katja Štucin, Programme coordinator, Public relations
katja.stucin@skofjaloka.si
Phone386 (0) 4 51 12 312
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Pisana Loka is a local summer festival taking place at various locations in Škofja Loka in August. At first a rather modest endeavour, it began in 2008 and has since grown into an annual event of ten packed days, encompassing music, theatre, urban sports, stand-up comedy, a children's programme, film screenings and more. The name of the festival means "Colourful Loka", a bit of an archaic way of calling Škofja Loka when alluding to the charms of the town.

The festival locations are numerous, among them Sokolski dom Cultural Centre, Loka Castle, the summer garden of various local bars, and the main square of the old city centre (one of the best-preserved medieval squares in Slovenia).


Background

Launched with urban reinvigoration plans in mind, Pisana Loka used to be just a series of music concerts in the city centre. In 2011 (and later in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016), the festival organisation was handed over to Zavod O, a cultural association run by local youth, and its ambitions noticeably rose. The festival started to connect various local institutions, groups, and actors, from local skateboarders to the pensioners society, the Ivan Tavčar Public Library, scouts, student organisations, and various local cultural enthusiasts and associations.

As of 2017 the festival is again run by the Škofja Loka Municipality.

Programme

Pisana Loka has hosted bands such as Laibach, Bakalina, Uršula Ramoveš in Fantje z Jazbecove grape, Katarina Juvančič & Dejan Lapanja, Vasko Atanasovski Trio, Dan D, Joe Cocker Tribute, Jan Plestenjak, Hamo & Tribute 2 Love – all in all, a varied line-up that joins alternative musicians with big pop acts. The festival has also collaborated with the Loka Blues Fest.

There are series of public tribunes (with topics ranging from the cultural prospects of the town to youth employability), an open-air cinema, numerous theatre performances (hosting both the performances of the street theatre collective KUD Ljud as well as more traditional comedy shows), gallery exhibitions and other events that actively try to engage the local and regional population.

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