Updated: Nov 22, 2021
On Tuesday, November 2nd, we sent out a hundred-page application - the Bid book, which contains the programme of Trenčín as the European Capital of Culture from 2021 to 2026.
The Bid book was carried down from the castle
The journey of the Bid book started from the Matúš Čák Tower at Trenčín Castle and was carried down by the climber Jaroslav Dutka, a member of the HoryZonty film festival crew. Dutka handed over the Bid book to dancers from the University folklore ensemble Družba (the costumes were lent by the Vršatec Folklore Ensemble). People from the cultural community and non-profit organizations, employees of the city of Trenčín, the Trenčín Self-Governing Region and the town of Trenčianske Teplice came to the castle area to escort the Bid book.
The Mayor of Trenčín Richard Rybníček, the President of the Trenčín Self-Governing Region Jaroslav Baška, the Mayor of Trenčianske Teplice Zuzana Frajková Ďurmeková and the Rector of the University of Trenčín Jozef Habánik a good luck to the Bid book. They all agreed that the cooperation of the whole Trenčín region, even the Euroregion in cooperation with the Zlín Region, was and will be important in the preparation of this project and its implementation.
Accompanied by the mayor, we carried the Bid book through the town to the train station. In the square we were joined by children from the Medňanský Kindergarten and pupils from the Veľkomoravská Primary School. Our team took it by train to Bratislava and in the afternoon, together with the Mayor, we handed it over to the Ministry of Culture.
The original plan was to take the relay to Bratislava
However, the original plan was different. DIVO občasné združenie o.z. invented and volunteered to organize a relay on environmentally friendly means of transport from Trenčín to Bratislava. They had runners, skaters, cyclists signed up. There were people who had to carry it on foot, others to carry it by train. However, bad weather disrupted these plans and the relay was not realized. However, special thanks are owed to everyone at DIVO for their enthusiasm and energy.
The Trenčín organisations were also given the opportunity to participate in the relay symbolically - by delivering their logo or symbol on a cloth. These were used to create a bag in which the Bid book was transported to Bratislava.
At the Castle, Lucia Dubačová particularly highlighted the involvement of hundreds of individuals and organisations, without whom the Bid Book would not have come into being. Thank you for your help, thank you for your support and thank you for your criticism. We recognise a big progress since the Bid book in the first round, we perceive both successes and mistakes, which we are learning from. We appreciate you keeping your fingers crossed for Trenčín.