The citizens of Novi Sad get a unique chance to peek through the gates of old houses of Almaš Neighbourhood within the ‘We Discover Almaš Yards’ programme implemented within the Kaleidoscope of Culture on Saturday, 22 September. In addition to the stories about heritage which Zlatna Greda Street no. 25, Svetosavska Street no.6 and Sava Vuković Street no. 21 carry through history, our fellow citizens will have a chance to enjoy films, music and stories about this neighbourhood in authentic spaces of the old core of Novi Sad.
Laza Kostić lived in the house in Zlatna Greda Street no. 25 while he was the teacher of a Grammar School. The yard in Svetosavska Street no. 6 retains authentic ‘village environment’ of the former neighbourhood, known for its inhabitants who kept pigeons. The third yard is placed in Sava Vuković Street no. 21. Today, at this address, the language school continues tradition of the famous house of the Hadži family, the place were intellectuals gathered and first attempts to create language schools were made.
Zlatna Greda Street no. 25 / from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.
– The ‘Memories from the Almaš Neighbourhood’ animated documentary film
– The projection of the ‘Sounds of Almaš Neighbourhood’ video
Svetosavska Street no. 6 / from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
– ‘Tell Me the Story’ – the story followed up by photographs of Almaš Neighbourhood
– The ‘Handwork’ performance, the ‘Promena’ theatre
Sava Vuković Street no. 21 / from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
– The Tamburitza Celebration
– Documentary film about famous people of the Almaš Neighbourhood
Based on the research and mapping of stories and memories from Almaš Neighbourhood, the largest number of citizens and citizens who love this part of the city emphasised that yards are important for them. All yards of houses in the Almaš Neighbourhood were private properties.
They were designed to be the places where families and friends gathered, places for rest and leisure time. Over time, the houses were being transformed and rebuilt and were becoming homes for several families, the yards became points of meeting, passage, conversation, something rather like the public space.
The entrance is free of charge.