At the end of this month, on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, starting with 19.00, the Botanical Garden of Bucharest will become a holiday destination in the middle of the city, and will host two nights of short films, music, multimedia shows and workshops. Like any other ShortsUP experience, this is a foreign-friendly event, therefore all the short films will also be accompanied by english subtitles.
Every year, in the middle of the summer, the city keeps an island for movie-lovers. On the green carpet, shown on two inflatable screens, the short films of The Great Picnic will be stories about escape, the need for freedom and being in touch with nature, in two selections of short movies gathered from all corners of the planet, about people who change the world, about freedom and escape, about ideal worlds. The movies screened will be different for each night and will run from 21.00 to 23.30, while the audience can enjoy them by sitting on the grass, in the cool atmosphere provided by the garden, on picnic blankets.
The Great Picnic will bring to life the Botanical Garden, with movies, music, multimedia, games and interactive workshops, plus a food-court with urban cuisines. The ones who are curious to discover the hidden beauties of the garden will be able to do it through a guided tour, organized in partnership with the volunteers of Team Work association.
The Great Picnic will take place in the section called Italian Garden, the biggest meadow in the Botanical Garden. The public has access starting with 18.00 and the audience is kindly advised to bring their own blankets and picnic goodies. In case of bad weather conditions, the picnic will be rescheduled in the weekend 5/6 August.
Tickets for Marele Picnic may be purchased in advance, via Eventbook at a price of 30 lei/night and 50 lei/full pass, as well as on location, subject to availability.