15th April - 31st October 2022

    

 

The Tourism Nonprofit Ltd. of Hévíz won a cultural tender with the name "Mysterium in the Woods". The tender is supported from the Cultural - Art Programs, Veszprém - Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture program. The Mysterium in the Woods is connected to the BALATORIUM subprogram. The main aim of the subprogram is to initiate a dialogue on the ecological issues of the region through the means of art and culture, as well as to consciously draw attention to the ecological challenges and natural treasures of the region.

The aim of the program series is to connect nature as a cultural and living space with the creative man; in unusual places, based on several themes, awareness-raising and education by means of culture. The venue of the programs is the Protective Forest (Véderdő) on the northern side of the Lake, which is especially suitable for the presentation of environmental sustainability by works of art.

 

The programs are free, but for some pograms you have to register.

 

Find the music!

The "music" of the GROUND, the WIND, the WATER and the BIRDS - microconcers in secret spots of the Protective Forest.

Wander through the charming paths of the Forest and find the music of the forest. Enjoy the soft music and the cool of the trees. You can listen to short, 15-minute micro-concerts in the secret venues hidden in the trees, once in every hour.

4th June 13.00 - 16.00

23th July 14.00 - 17.00

27th August 14.00 - 17.00

17th September 14.00 - 17.00

The aim of the pART eco artictic project is to see the forest as an artistic place and let nature become the subject of the art piece. Art is part of the environment, the pieces are not made to last forever: they are as flexible and always changing as nature itself. 

The pART eco artistic project is made by the students from the István Bibó Alternative Secodary School. Leading director:Tamás Gál

The art pieces are expected to be made in May and October!

 

The eco artistic projects are expected to be seen in the Protective Forest in May and October 2022 depending on the weater!

Videos are coming soon about the creative process of the works.

PERFORMANCES

Several times a day

 

The performances are free artistic or musical productions, which can be found in the Forest randomly on the given days. The aim of the program is to explore the forest to find the art.

 

  • 6 June. TREES - music and dance
  • 9 June. STREAMS - poetry in the stream
  • 15 July. WALK - pantomime performance
  • 18 August. SOUND GARDEN - choir theatre
  • 17 September. CHILDREN OF THE FOREST - object animated theatre for children

 

 

Stage Plays

The stage plays are held in the Protective Forest, at the crossing near to the Water Lily Trail.

We can provide 60 places to sit, attendance is free of charge!

 

All plays are held in Hungarian!

 

31 July, 14.00 and 17.00 THE TEMPEST  /rain day: 28 August / - performance by the Amargant Theatrical Group

Stage performance based on William Shakesperare's work.

 

 

24 September, 17.00 THE DRAGON - performance by the Amargant Theatrical Group

Stage performance based on the story of St. George with original script by the theatrical group.

 

 

Puppet SHOWS

The stage plays are held in the Protective Forest, at the crossing near to the Water Lily Trail.

We can provide 60 places to sit, attendance is free of charge!

 

All plays are held in Hungarian!

 

4 June 16.00 /Saturday/ Puss in Boots - puppetry for children performed by the Hahota Puppet Theatre

 

15 September 10.00 /Thursday/ Ludas Matyi (Mattie the Goose-boy) - puppetry for children performed by the Hahota Puppet Theatre

 

22 September 10.00 /Thursday/ Little Red Riding Hoodpuppetry for children performed by the Hahota Puppet Theatre

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Via the professional leading of the "Nyitnikék" Forest School, there will be interactive workshops in the Protective Forest, in June, and in September. During the program we will reach 3 different age groups, with different topics.

The school sessions are held in Hungarian!

 

8th June 2022

9.00 Tales of the Forest - tasks for 5-6 year olds, preschoolers

10.00 Our friends, the trees - tasks for 6-12 year olds, elementary school age group - FULL

14.00 Our environment and us -asks for 16+ year olds age group

 

13th June 2022

9.00 Tales of the Forest - tasks for 5-6 year olds, preschoolers

10.00 Our friends, the trees - tasks for 6-12 year olds, elementary school age group - FULL

14.00 Our environment and us -asks for 16+ year olds age group

 

28th September 2022

9.00 Tales of the Forest - tasks for 5-6 year olds, preschoolers

10.00 Our friends, the trees - tasks for 6-12 year olds, elementary school age group - FULL

14.00 Our environment and us -asks for 16+ year olds age group

 

The maximum amount of the participants are 30 people on each occassion. The groups should register here: office@hevizmarketing.hu The workshops are in Hungarian language.

 

Guided geobotanical tours 6+ : tours for elementary students / 35 min.

Viktor Csiszár, ecologist and educator leads the tours. He will show the kids the characteristic flora and fauna of the forest.  The walk reveals what kind of animals live in the forest, why and how we can protect the forest, and why it is important for all of us to have so many forests around us. Each participant will receive a small eco-conscious, eco-friendly gift at the end of the tour.

The guided tours are held in Hungarian!

  • May
  • June
  • September
  • October

Duration of the tours 35 minutes - School groups and classes can register for the tours. Maximal number of participants is up to 30 students and 5 attendants.

Registration here!

 

Guided geobotanical tours 14+ : tours for high school students / 40 min.

Zoltán Tamás Samu geocoach will lead the tours, who will talk about the sustainable forests, the concept of native, established and invasive species, and forest protection. What makes a forest sustainable, and why is it important to have an eternal forest around the lake? Find out more during the tour. Each participant will receive a small eco-conscious, eco-friendly gift at the end of the tour.

The guided tours are held in Hungarian!

  • May
  • June
  • September
  • October

Duration of the tours 40 minutes. - Highschool groups, and classes can register for the tours. Maximal number of participants os one school class and 3 attendants.

Registration here!

 

Guided geobotanical tours for adults - geotour in the Protective Forest / 120 min.

Zoltán Tamás Samu geocoach will lead the tours. On the nearly 2-hour geotour, we can get to know many unique species, from the swamp cypress and the protected forest, from the marsh cypress to the waterlilies. What gives the Hévíz forest its speciality and uniqueness? You will get know the landscape specifications! The maximum number of participants is about 15 people.

The guided tours are held in Hungarian!

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October

Duration of the tours 120 minutes.

Registration here!

 EVERY TOUR IS FOR FREE!- ONLY IN HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE

Venue of the programs

How to reach the Forest?

Come by bus, bicycle, roller or on foot! You can reach the Forest easily from the Deák Square, Ady Endre street and via the Festetics Alley bicycle roads from the direction of Keszthely-Hévíz and Hévíz-Alsópáhok, from the Farmers Market throught the little walkways in the woods. There are paths barrier-free and suitable for running, which are connecting the Waterlily Trail to the West and North-Protective Forest. You can get to know the swamp world in the lower Protective Forest from the plank trail, and in the upper Forest you can look down to the town from the canopy loookout tower.

Not so far from the forest the Farmers Market awaits you three times a week, also restaurants, buffets, opened daily, assigned cyclepath, bicycle storage and accesible public toilet is available hardly by the venue.

 

The main aim of the program is to see the forest as a protected natural value while we also show it as an existing place for culture and art. We would like to connect the man-nature-art trio to each other to create a new unity with the help of cultural events.

What do WE do to reach this?

  • we do not intervene in the circle of nature with our events, we do not create alien objects in the forest
  • we do not set stages, lighting or an auditorium: everything stays natural
  • we only use portable devices
  • the number of attendees are limited to 50 people/event
  • we do not spend more than 3 hours in the forest at one occasion
  • we do not litter, and we try to reduce the ecological foot print of the event to the minumum
  • we honour the rules of the forest - we do not make noise, we do not harm the flora and fauna, we do not pollute the air and we do not disturb the life of the night forest
  • we didn't buy new devices for the programs
  • we minimalise the usage of plastic
  • we give eco-friendly and sustainable gifts for the participants of the guided eco-tours

What can YOU do for our forest?

  • don't litter in the forest
  • protect the flora and fauna of the forest
  • do not leave the beaten path. You can't know if there is a small hedgehog family hiding among the fallen leaves or a new tree is about to grow out of the ground
  • be aware that our events are micro events - here experience is more than comfort
  • our programs are free of charge, but you can buy a souvenir in the Tourinform Office if you'd like to support what we do
  • come to our events on foot or by bicycle or by public transport
  • bring water with you and we provide you fresh water to refill your flasks
  • take a picture, shoot a video or a selfie during or events or in the Protective Forest and share the experience on social media, use #IloveHévíz

 

 

Tender code: OC-MUV/3-2021/575267
Amount of support: 12.726.992 Huf
Intensity of support: 100%