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Rustic Feast: An evening to discover the South of Romania

Date: 09/05/2013
Rustic Feast. The Crop of Good
An evening to discover the South of Romania
9th of October 2013, Manuc Inn

„La Sezatoare”
21th of September 2013, Coftale

Rustic Feast. The Crop of Good, on October 9 at Manuc Inn, by PACT Foundation, will revive traditional cultural riches offered by the Romanian southern villages all the while giving you the opportunity to contribute to their preservation and well-being.

Whether you will take delight in traditional dishes, doina rhythms or you will raise a glass of Romanian traditional drink to the harmonious sounds of local musicians, the feast will capture you and you won’t even know when you grabbed the hand of the other participants to join the hora. When you come, you will be welcomed by a living exhibition of arts and crafts displayed by the people from our communities, small workshops for old ways of weaving clothes or wicker baskets, making brooms, manually processing wood or modeling clay, handmade folk dolls and many other items inspired by traditional customs and talented people ready to guide you on a journey to discover them.

Because this evening is more than a feast, it is a harvest of good deeds, during the event you will have the opportunity to support all these traditional treasures of the village and the people living in harmony with them by participating in an auction and a tombola of special gifts and activities offered by our partners and people from Foundation PACT communities. To join the harvest on the 9th of October, your contribution will consist of 100 euros / person as an entrance fee.

The dress code for the Rustic Feast is something traditional Romanian. To help you to get ready for the Feast we are organizing on the 21st of September a ªezãtoare at Coftale (Stefan Mihãileanu 42). Our friends from Iutta, Atelierul de haine, La Blouse Roumaine and from our communities will help you fiind the right accessories and clothes. Romanian artizans will offer you a series of weaving and sawing workshops while your children can take part in a handmade folk dolls workshops. You can come whenever you want from 12.00 until 18.00 but make sure you register in advance for the workshops. Here is a draft of the agenda. The entrance donation is 50 RON.

For details and confirmations regarding both events, we expect your email at ioana.traista@ fundatiapact.ro and / or 0723 334 645. In advance registration is necessary. To keep up with news about the events, follow us on rustic.fundatiapact.ro.

Summing it up:
• On the 9th of October, from 7 p.m., we are waiting for you at Manuc Inn (French Street 62-64) to celebrate the crop of good; The entrance donation is 100 euros/person; Dress code: wearing something traditional Romanian.

• On 21st of September, La ªezãtoare at Coftale (42 Stefan Mihãileanu Street) we’ll help you get ready for the Rustic Feast; entrance fee is 50 RON.

At PACT Foundation, we work with people living in rural areas and small towns from Southern Romania in order to create structures of civil society which we define as community based organizations and which we sustain to be active, efficient, effective, sustainable and visible in their region. Our vision is that a large number of people living in rural and small urban areas should be active locally, to find solutions to the problems of their communities, to directly contribute to their own economic and social development, and to that of the community they belong to. www.fundatiapact.ro

We couldn’t celebrate these events without the help of our parteners: CEO Clubs, Iutta, La Blouse Roumaine, Atelierul de Haine, Image Matters, Cai verzi pe pereți, Coftale, Manuc Inn, and media partners: Romania-Insider, The Bucharest Lounge, CSR Media, România Pozitivã.

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