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Music, circus and fairs, during the Days of Bucharest

Concerts, acrobatic shows, circus and street theatre, fairs of traditional items and books will be held in Bucharest from Friday ‘til Sunday, during the Days of Bucharest 2011, with free access of the public.

The events will start Friday in the Herastrau Park, where Bucharesters are invited to visit the Fair of Handicraftsmen, the Fair of Printing Houses, and painting and graphics exhibitions. From Friday at noon until Sunday night, the ‘Bucharest – a living metropolis’ festival will run in the historic centre of Bucharest, with live music, acrobatic shows, pantomime, street theatre, walking poles and costumes. Saturday and Friday, the French Street (Strada Franceza) of the historic centre will host the first ‘Folk You’ gala of Bucharest. Saturday, an extraordinary concert will be staged in the Constitution Square (Piata Constitutiei), featuring a mix of classical and pop music performed by more than 100 artists. Sunday evening, the ‘Angels Square’ show will be performed here by the French street theatre company Les Studios de Cirque.

Each year, the Municipality organises the Days of Bucharest around September 21, the date when the city was first mentioned by a document, 552 years ago.

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