Song and dance festivals
For decades now the annual “Pod Zvičinou” International Folklore Festival of Song and Dance has attracted many visitors. Traditional groups as well as new ones from home and abroad perform for guests at Lázně Bělohrad a.s. and the townspeople of Lázně Bělohrad and the surrounding villages.
Some of the more popular events at our spa are the travelogue meetings with interesting people and public figures. The photography shows the traveller ing. Petr Baudyš with spa guests at a slideshow of special photographs using 3D projection technology. Other guests have included the polar explorer ing. Oldřich Bubák, the mountaineer Jiří Hladík, the extreme biker Jan Kopka, the music critic Jiří Černý, the Japanologist Petr Šimůnek, and others.
Spa guests had the chance to hear a concert by the outstanding guitarist Libor Fišer, a concert by the Bělohrad Women’s Choir, the emeritus soloist from the Prague National Theatre Lydie Havláková is in great demand, and other music treats include a performance by Jana Heryánová-Ryklová. She has appeared several times together with MUDr. Václav Šolc, who is a doctor at Lázně Bělohrad a.s. For most of the audience his baritone comes as a very pleasant surprise, as not many people know that he sings in his free time. When he had to decide between studying at the Conservatory or medicine in 1970, he made the right choice and opted for medicine. “It wouldn’t have worked the other way round. If I’d studied at the Conservatory then I couldn’t have been a doctor,” remarks MUDr. Šolc with a smile. He also performs outside Lázně Bělohrad, and does not charge a fee on principle.
The magic of napkins
In the middle of February 2005 Mrs. Dana Kovačičová began to run a handicrafts group. Spa patients can also make use of their skills and imagination. The first step was the napkin technique, using them to decorate different things to give shape to one’s ideas.
This simple hand work can be delightful and helps patients to recover. The napkins are used to create beautiful pictures, to decorate plant-pots, tablemats, candles, pebbles.
In the short time it has been running, this group has been visited by more than 45 patients. Their pleasure at the results of their own craft and the chance to make use of their skills are the decisive factors in the satisfaction enjoyed by all.