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Dragobete kisses the girls, the 11th edition

 

    

Argeș County Council through Brătianu Cultural Centre, in partnership with the Culture House of Ştefăneşti, organizes the 11th editon of the festival “Dragobete kisses the girlson 24 February 2015, at 14.00,   

 

The following will give artistic performances (sketches, songs, dances, poetry):

  • Vintilă Brătianu Secondary School of Ştefăneşti
  • Vintilă Brătianu Nursery School of Ştefăneşti
  • Children's Palace of Piteşti
  • St. Constantin and Elena Community Services Complex for Children at Risk
  • Arts and Crafts School of  Pitești

The participating institutions will delight the audience with artistic performances which will be judged  and awarded prizes.

 

The jury attending the festival will consist of :

  • Bănică Nicolae, producer
  • State Adrian, choreographer at the Culture House of  Mioveni
  • Andreea Dragnea, ballerina at Alexandru Davila Theatre, trainer and judge within the  Romanian Sports Dance Federation 
  • Elena Roşu, folk dance teacher at the Arts and Crafts School of Piteşti
  • Gabriela Roşu, actress at Alexandru Davila Theatre- music hall section

 

The audience will consist of children from the Services Complex for Handicapped Children of Valea Mare, children from the family-type centre Găvana, parents, teachers, locals.

Dragobete is celebrated on the 24 February, being an old traditional Slavic holiday, the equivalent of Valentine's Day, or Saint Valentine, the celebration of love. Dragobete is a relatively new tradition, dating 170-180 years back, when it entered the Romanian territories and it is particularly preserved in the south-west of Romania.

 

 

We are waiting for you at the Culture House of Ştefăneşti!

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Simona Şerban,

direcor Centrul de Cultură “Brătianu”

Amulets and Origami Camp, the 7th edition

 

Argeș  County Council through “Brătianu” Cultural Centre organizes the 7th edition of the Amulets and Origani Camp within the period 23- 26 February 2015. The event will be hosted at Florica Villa in Ştefăneşti and it is attempting to keep alive the amulets making tradition in the children's memory.

 

The camp is to be conducted for a period of four days, as follows:

 

 

Day

Time

Participating schools

        Monday,

23 February 2015

 9ᵒᵒ -  11ᵒᵒ

 

-Zinca Golescu National College of Pitești

-Services Complex for Handicapped Children of Valea Mare

-Vintilă Brătianu Secondary School of Ștefănești

- St. Constantin and Elena Services Complex for Children at Risk

      Tuesday,

24 February 2015

10ᵒᵒ -  12ᵒᵒ

-Services Complex for Handicapped Children of Valea Mare

-Vintilă Brătianu Secondary School of Ștefănești

-Constantin Brâncoveanu Secondary School of Ștefănești

      Wednesday,

25 February 2015

10ᵒᵒ -  12ᵒᵒ

-Services Complex for Handicapped Children of Valea Mare

-Vintilă Brătianu Secondary School of Ștefănești

-Constantin Brâncoveanu Secondary School of Ștefănești

          Thursday,

26 February 2015

9ᵒᵒ -  11ᵒᵒ

 

Services Complex for Handicapped Children of Valea Mare

-Vintilă Brătianu Secondary School of Ștefănești

 

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the children will make amulets using the classical method, and on Thursady they will  create amulets and decorations for Dragobete out of paper, using the origami, quilling (paper rolling) and kirigami (paper cutting) techniques; Mrs. Aurelia Brebuleț, teacher at Tudor Vladimirescu Secondary School, will be the children's coordinator, guiding them through amulets making using these techniques.

On Moday as well, the Amulets Camp will be attended by students of Zinca Golescu National College of Pitești. The teenagers, students in the 9th, 10th and 11th grades, are involved in a volunteering project to be conducted within the period February- March- April 2015. The project is entitled  By Offering You Shall Be Given Love, Hope, Faith . Mrs. Zgreabăn Eugenia, teacher at Zinca Golescu National College of Pitești, is the person responsible for the project development. On the 23rd of February, the project volunteers will make amulets together with the children from St. Constantin and Elena Services Complex for Children at Risk and they will initiate different entertaining activities. Apart for the activities with the children  from St. Constantin and Elena Services Complex for Children at Risk, the volunteers will also organize activities at Colibași Penitentiary, Nursing home of Găvana, as well as ecological activities in Trivale forest.

The amulets tradition has been preserved up to present day with the same sensitivity. The colours white and red represent the two opposite seasons, winter and summer; spring and autumn being considered transition seasons only.

Through these creation workshops we are aiming to return to the 1 March traditions which existed in our families in childhood.

Another purpose of our institution is to get disabled children involved in these activities in order to discover and understand their needs, expectations and interests, and improve their abilities, remove barriers between different type of human categories.

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking forward to you joining the creation workshops!

 

 

 

     Simona Şerban,

Director of Brătianu Cultural Centre

Pia Brătianu, grandmother of  Great Romania

 

This year we celebrate 95 years since the death of the one who was entitled Grandmother of Great Romania. Pia Brătianu, former Pleșoianu, was Ion C. Brătianu's wife, outstanding personality of the Romanian politics. Throughout her existence she was, alongside her husband, in the middle of the events from the Small Union, bringing King Carol I to the throne until obtaining the Independence, and then alongside her sons,  she witnessed the First World War, and the Great Union.

Having a remarkable personality, she knew how to be both wife and mother for her children who she  looked after with great love.

That is why, on Wednesday, 11 February 2015, at 11.00,  at I.C. Brătianu National College of Pitești we shall have the opportunity to tell the students about the one who was Pia Brătianu.

On this occasion, we are hoping to raise children's interest for the outstanding personalities of Argeș who witnessed important events in the history of the Romanian people, and we are also hoping that through this action, the children will discover many more facts about the members of Brătianu family.

 

 

Simona Șerban,

Director Centrul de Cultură „Brătianu”

Mihai Eminescu Poetry Contest

 

 

          The day of Thursday, 15 January 2015, was declared Eminescu Day by Brătianu Cultural Centre. For this purpose, at 11.00 we shall organize the Poetry Contest “Mihai Eminescu, national poet, the 4th edition; a number of more than 30 children from the 5th-8th grades of Vintilă Brătianu Secondary School and Constantin Brâncoveanu Secondary School, both from Ștefănești, enrolled for the contest.

           The jury consisting of Mr. Nicolae Bănică, Mrs. Lazăr Lavinia and Mrs. Prodan Elena shall decide with regard to the students who stood out. The prizes consist of general knowledge books.

           

We are looking forward to your visit!

 

Simona Șerban,

Director of Brătianu Cultural Centre

Symposium  “Vintilă Brătianu -  84 years following his death”

 

          On 15 December 2014, at 11.00, Brătianu Cultural Centre organized, the Symposium Vintilă Brătianu - 84 years from his death at Florica Villa from Ştefăneşti.

           The symposium was intended to pay homage to the one who, through his actions, contributed to the achievement and creation of modern and united Romania. For this reason, within the symposium there was a contest of scientific works for the secondary school students, having the theme the life and personality of the great politician who belonged to the Brătienu elite.

         After the presentation of the works, the specialized committee awarded the following prizes:

First prize - Mincă Daiana, Ștefănești, with the work Family impressions of Vintilă Brătianu’s personality

Second prize- Ștefan Amalia, Ștefănești, with the work Vintilă Brătianu - Education and evolution

Third prize - Tudose Teodora, Ștefănești, with the work Vintilă Brătianu - The Man

Diplomas: - Ciobanu Andreea, Ștefănești, with the work Vintilă Brătianu’s activity as mayor of Bucharest

              - Văduva Anca, Ștefănești, with the work Vintilă Brătianu – Political activity

              - State Alexandra, Ștefănești, with the work Vintilă Brătianu’s public activity

             - Dumitru Andrei, Ștefănești, with the work Vintilă Brătianu- Political activity

 

The prizes consisted of general knowledge books and sweets.

                

 

 

DIRECTOR,

ŞERBAN SIMONA

 

 

Let’s Join Hands

On 23 January 2014, the 9th edition of the event Let’s Join Hands will take place at Florica Villa. The event is organized by Argeş County Council through Brătianu Cultural Centre. In order to mark this special day, because this year we celebrate the 155th anniversary of the Partial Union (Mica Unire), the students in the third grade of Vintilă Brătianu Middle School, will prepare a sketch entitled “Moş Ion Roată and the Union”, and a collage of songs and dances. The students are coordinated by the teacher Ionela Bold. Also, teacher Angela Boariu, educational councilor, will explain the participants the significance of the Union of 1859, and the students of 4th grade, coordinated by teacher Doiniţa Stoica from School No. 2 from Ştefăneşti will prepare a song performance. The children from the Nursery School with normal working hours and the Nursery School with extended working hours from Ştefăneşti will also participate. You are welcome! Simona Şerban, Manager of Brătianu Cultural Centre

Dragobete Kisses the Girls, 10th edition

Argeş County Council through Brătianu Cultural Centre organizes the series of events dedicated to the Holiday of Dragobete for the period 17- 20 February 2014. The events begin on 17 February with the Painting Camp on the theme “Love in Children’s Imagination”, which is to take place at Florica Villa from Ştefăneşti, for a period of three days as follows: - on 17 February 2014, at 10.00, the children from Constantin Brâncoveanu School, Valea Mare, Ştefăneşti are to participate - on 18 February 2014, at 11.30, the children from School No. 2 Ştefăneşti - on 19 February 2014, at 10.00, the children from the Services Complex for Handicapped Children in Valea Mare, Ştefăneşti are to take part in the event. On 20 February 2014, at 10.00, Brătianu Cultural Centre in partnership with the Culture House of Ştefăneşti organizes the 10th edition of the performance “Dragobete Kisses the Girls”. The participants are: School No. 1 of Ştefăneşti, Vintilă Brătianu Middle School of Ştefăneşti, School No. 2 Ştefăneşti, Vintilă Brătianu Nursery School with normal working hours of Ştefăneşti, Children’s Palace of Piteşti, St. Constantin and Elena Community Services Complex for Children at Risk from Piteşti, Nursery School No. 1 of Ştefăneşti. The institutions participating in the event will delight the audience with artistic performances (sketches, songs, dances, drawings), which, at the end, will be judged and will be awarded prizes. The singer and songwriter Tibi Hărăguş and the folk group P 620 from the Cultural Centre of Piteşti will delight the public with a special performance for Dragobete. The panel of judges will include: Bănică Nicolae, director, State Adrian, choreographer at Cultural House of Mioveni, Andreea Dragnea, ballerina at Alexandru Davila Theatre, instructor and referee within the Romanian Federation of Sports Dance, Elena Roşu, instructor of traditional dances at the Art and Crafts Folk School of Piteşti, Gabriela Roşu, actress in the music hall section at Alexandru Davila Theatre. The public will be formed of members of the Association providing Support for the Physically Handicapped Children- Romania, Argeş branch, children from the Services Complex for Handicapped Children of Valea Mare, children from the Family-type Centre in Găvana, parents, teachers, locals. We are looking forward to your visit at the Culture House of Ştefăneşti! Yours faithfully, Simona Şerban, Manager of Brătianu Cultural Centre

Amulets and Origami Camp, 24- 28 February 2014, 6th edition

We would like to remind you that today, 24 February 2014, at 10.00, the 6th edition of the Amulets and Origami Camp started at Brătianu Cultural Centre of Ştefăneşti. The Camp shall be organized from 24 to 28 February; today the camp at Florica Villa, from Ştefăneşti was attended by the children from the Association providing Support for the Physically Handicapped Children from Romania, Arges branch. Tomorrow, 25 February, the camp will begin at 10.00 and we are expecting the children from Constantin Brâncoveanu School in Valea Mare. On Wednesday, 26 February, the children from the Services Complex for Handicapped Children in Valea Mare, Ştefăneşti, and the children from St. Elena Special Nursery School from Piteşti are to participate. On Thursday, 27 February, the children from School No. 2 of Ştefăneşti will attend the camp. All those wishing to participate and preserve this tradition are expected at Florica Villa from Ştefăneşti throughout the period, at 10.00. We are welcome to visit our creation workshops! Simona Şerban, Manager of Brătianu Cultural Centre

Europe’s Day Prize Contest, the 7th edition, 8 May 2014

Argeş County Council through Brătianu Cultural Centre organizes the Contest dedicated to Europe’s Day, the 7th edition on 8 May 2014. Throughout the European continent, Europe’s Day is an annual celebration of peace and unity, being celebrated under different forms in the majority of the member states of the European Union and the countries around. The Contest organized by Brătianu Cultural Centre is to be conducted in two schools: Ion Pillat Middle School from Piteşti, respectively Constantin Brâncoveanu Middle School from Ştefăneşti and shall consist in a multiple choice quiz testing the students’ level of knowledge concerning the history of the European Union. At the end, the students with the highest scores will receive prizes consisting of volumes related to the European Union, and diplomas as well. Simona Şerban, Manager of Brătianu Cultural Centre

Press Releases 2013

No. 567 / 07.05.2013

PRESS RELEASE

        Brătianu Cultural Centre, with the support of Argeș County Council, organizes the event entitled “Europe’s Day is Your Day Too”, the 6th edition. The event will be marked on 09.05.2013, at 13.00, by a contest which is to be organized at the Middle School No.1 of Ștefănești.

         Within this contest the students of the above mentioned school will answer a multiple choice test based on general knowledge regarding the European Union.  

         The date of 9 May was chosen as Europe’s Day by the European Council from Milan, in 1985, being considered that the starting point of building the united Europe was the declaration of 9 May 1950 through which Robert Schuman, the French minister of Foreign Affairs, proposed to Germany, and other European states, that “concrete foundations of a European federation indispensable for peace maintaining” should be laid.

         Along with the adherence to the European Union, the day of 9 May has become a tradition for us. This year it will be celebrated under the title “Europe’s Day is Your Day Too” and it will comprise a wide range of events aiming at bringing the citizens close to the essential values of the European Union.

 

 

                                                                Yours sincerely,

                                                 Manager of Brătianu Cultural Centre

                                                                     Simona Șerban

 


 

 

 

 

 

No. 508 / 15.04.2013                                                                      

 

 

Press Release

 

 

 

Brătianu Cultural Centre, with the support of Argeș County Council, organizes from 22 to 26 April 2013 the 7th edition of the Egg Decorative painting Camp.

The egg decorative painting occupies a special place within the Romanian traditional art. It is very much alive in different ethnographic regions in Romania. 

For our institution, the Egg Decorative Painting Camp has already become a tradition and a moment worth waiting for by those interested in the art of decorating the eggs.

The camps organized over time are aimed at involving the youth in preserving and carrying these traditions further. For this reason, this year, the children from Vintilă Brătianu Primary and Middle School of Ștefănești are invited to learn the secret of egg decorative painting.

The camp is to be held from 11.00 to 13.00.

The children will be guided by the nuns from Florica Hermitage.

We invite you to join us. 

Manager,

Simona Șerban

 

 

 


 

 

No.347 /18.03.2013                                                                        

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

         Argeș County Council through Brătianu Cultural Centre will organize the first edition of the event which marks  the “International Day of Poetry” on 20 March 2013 beginning with 11.00 at  Florica Villa from Ștefănești.     

         The event consists of poems and fables reciting contest, which is to be attended by children from the following schools in Pitești: Ion Pillat General School No.3, Marin Preda General School No. 10, Nicolae Simonide General School  No. 1,  as well as the children from the Cultural Centre of Piteşti. The jury will be led by Mr. Nicolae Bănică, artistic producer; after his deliberation, the students will be awarded.

         Poetry is an art form in which the language is used for its esthetical and evocative qualities, in order to complete or replace its apparent significance.

         Poetry is the child which remains in the soul of the teenager, the mature and the elderly person, over pain, disappointment and suffering.

 

 

                                                                Simona Şerban,

                                                            Manager of Brătianu Cultural Centre

 

 


 

 

 

 

No. 303/04.03.2013                                                                        

 

 

        Press Release

 

 

 

  

On 6 March 2013 we will organize at Florica Villa the 2nd edition of the conference entitled They Also Belong to Brătianu Family”.  

The event is organized by Argeş County Council through Brătianu Cultural Centre.

            The women of Brătianu family marked the end of the nineteenth century and especially the twentieth century through the examples they set, the education they received, the love for their country inspired by Ion Brătianu, and especially through their strong personalities.

            When we talk about the women of Bratianu family we refer to Pia, the wife of Ion Brătianu (1821- 1891) and their daughters Elena (known as Sabina), Maria, Tatiana and Pia, as well as to Eliza Brătianu, the wife of Ion I. C. Brătianu. They significantly marked the era in which they lived.

          There shall be presented papers about the female representatives of Brătianu family; the presentation is to be attended by students from the Faculty of Socio-Human Sciences from Piteşti, respectively students from Ion C. Brătianu National College.

 

We are looking forward to your attendance.

 

 

 

                        Simona Şerban,

Manager of Brătianu Cultural Centre

 

 


 No.207/14.02.2013                                                                         

 

Press Release

 

 

 

          From 25 to 28 February 2013 we will organize the 5th edition of the “Amulets and Origami Camp” –creation workshops at Florica Villa, beginning with 10.00.  

The event is organized by Argeș County Council through Brătianu Cultural Centre. The children from the Family-type Centre of Valea Mare, Vintilă Brătianu Nursery School and Primary School No. 2 of Ștefănești were delighted to take part in the event. 

          The tradition of the amulets has been preserved up to the present with the same sensitivity as in the past. The colours white and red represent the two opposite seasons, winter and summer, spring and autumn, being considered two transition seasons. The most skilful participants will make origami as well.

 Through this camp we are aiming to return to the 1 March traditions which existed in our families in childhood.

The amulets are to be offered to the elderly people from the Care and Assistance Centre of Pitesti, Gavana III where Doruri Argeșene Ensemble from the Eurosenior Association of Pensioners and Expropriated People - Romania is to give an artistic performance.

 

 

 

 

Simona Șerban,

Manager of Brătianu Cultural Centre

 

 

 

 


 

No. 208/14.02.2013

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

         Argeș County Council through Brătianu Cultural Centre organizes the 9th edition of the event entitled Romanian Holidays –DRAGOBETELE”; the purpose is to raise awareness about the value and dimension of this holiday as product of the uninterrupted conscience of the Romanian nation.

          Therefore, we invite you on 22 February 2013 at Florica Villa from Ștefănești, at 10.00 to see our way of celebrating an old tradition – Dragobetele – the God of Love celebrated by the Romanians from the North and South of Danube- the pastoral, rustic god.

          We believe that by making these traditions known we pay homage to the past events connecting us to a real, historic time on the one hand and a mystic, sacred time on the other. To celebrate is equivalent to not to forget, to respect and to honour as well as to return to an essential moment and event.

          For two hours we invite you to attend an artistic performance which will consist of dances, poetry and a drawing exhibition on the theme of love.

          The participating institutions are Vintilă Brătianu Middle School from Ștefănești and Primary School No. 2 of Ștefănești.

 

          We are looking forward to your attendance!

 

            Simona Șerban,

Manager of Brătianu Cultural Centre

 

 

 

No. 195/12.02.2013

 

 

Press Release

 

 

         Argeș County Council in partnership with Brătianu Cultural Centre organizes the contest entitled “You Know, You Win!” on 14.02.2013, at 10.00.

          Partners of the event are Vintilă Brătianu Nursery School with normal working hours from Ștefănești and Vintilă Brătianu Nursery School with extended working hours from Ștefănești.

           The project objectives are: involving the children in extra-curricular activities, developing their personality, acquiring information about artistic skills at an early age.

          There will be a drawing contest, a dancing in pairs contest and a poem reciting contest.

At the end of the event there will be narrated Romanian traditional fairy tales and the children will be given sweets and refreshments.

 

          We invite you to join us!

 

 

 

 

Manager,

Simona Șerban

 

 

 


 

No. 66/14.01.2013

 

 

 

Press Release

 

 

 

 

         Argeș  County Council in partnership with Brătianu Cultural Centre has the pleasure to invite you to participate in the event entitled “Let’s Join Hands”on 24 January 2013at 10.00 .

          The event organized at Florica Villa consists of artistic performances, sketches and short conferences on the theme of the Partial Union (Mica Unire) of 1859.

          Among the participants we mention Vintilă Brătianu School No. 2 of Ştefăneşti, School No. 1 Ștefăneşti and School No. 3 Ștefăneşti.

          The event will begin by singing the Romanian National Anthem and, at the end, all the guest will join hands to form the Union Dance (Hora Unirii), which symbolises the union of the Romanian people.

         We invite you to join us.

                                                                            Manager,

                                                                            Simona Șerban 

 

 

 

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