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The Belgian Ballad about Jan Palach

On 15-17 November 2019, the exhibition “Dreams of Poetry and Glass”, referring to the 50th anniversary of Jan Palach's death, took place in the hall of the Belgian castle Schoten.

The exhibition was held in the spirit of poetry of the Schoten poet, Magda Bunickx. The highlight of the evening was the performance of her poem "The Ballad about Jan Palach" recited by local artist, Marjana Joris. The exhibition also featured works of Czech glass artists from the artist studio Studio Lhotský, Miroslava Svobodová, Jaromír Rybák, Jan Štohanzl, Ilja Bílek, Slovak glassmaker Peter Mandel and Belgian artist of Czech origin Armin Homolka.

The opening of the exhibition was attended by the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Antwerp Paul Van denbempt, Schoten City Councilor for Culture and Tourism Charlotte Klima (of Czech origin) and the Mayor of Schoten Maarten De Veuster.

Belgická Balada o Janu Palachovi

Belgická Balada o Janu Palachovi