Kvarner newsletter / no 19

Baška on the island of Krk
When Baška's bells begin to ring…

The all-year programme to mark the Year of the Glagolitic Alphabet, entitled Sarcen glagoljaj (Speak with your heart), continues to attract plenty of visitors in August and September. The sounds of church bells, theatrical performances and various monuments in Baška remembering the great anniversary add another interesting dimension to holidays on the island of Krk.

For all visitors who like the sound of church bells, their hosts in Baška are preparing maybe the most beautiful "concert" they can imagine. On the 14th of August, on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, visitors will have the chance to listen to the ringing of the bells on the belfry of the parish church of the Holy Trinity and St. John. This interesting event will definitely add to the attractiveness of this renowned holiday resort.
A four-act performance about the origins of the Baška Tablet is scheduled for the 5th of September. The actors will tell the story about the Baška Tablet in its authentic location, in the church of St. Lucy in Jurandvor, where the tablet was discovered in 1851. Participants in this performance are the members of the KUD ŠOTO cultural society from Jurandvor-Baška, Krk Knights Association from Krk, Sinjali Association, and the Zvonimir singing group from Baška.
The author of the text is Blandina Randić Marković, the director is Krešimir Dolenčić, responsible of the scene and projections is Deni Šesnić, and in charge of the choir singing and music are Ivica Frleta and Igor Karlić. The performance will be repeated on the 6th of September in Jurandvor in front of the St. Lucy's church.
Speak with your heart is an all-year event in Baška on the island of Krk dedicated to the Old Slavic language, the Glagolitic alphabet, and the Baška Tablet as a cultural and historical monument and one of the most precious items of the Croatian heritage.
Baška, one of Croatia's most attractive holiday resorts, is the ideal venue for a relaxing holiday boasting numerous attractions and a wide range of cultural and entertaining events. Let us mentions some of the area's amenities: a 1800-metre-long pebble beach, which is considered by many as the most beautiful beach on the Adriatic, a 4-km-long seaside promenade, and the recently opened Baška Aquarium with 400 species of snails and shells from the Adriatic seabed. We leave it up to you to discover the rest…