House of Languages and Culture Opens at Split Peristyle

Daniela Rogulj

January 30, 2020 – Something new for Split as the House of Languages and Culture opens at Peristyle.

Dalmatinski Portal reports that the newly opened House of Languages and Culture at Peristyle in Split, located in the former bank and the new cultural and creative headquarters of the Prokultura-Observatory of Cultural Policies Split, established in cooperation with OTP Banka, was presented on Thursday.

“OTP banka is a partner of Prokultura in the creation of a beautiful cultural place in the heart of Split, whose main task is to attract residents back to the center. After decided to move our branch out of this area, we then decided to stay and rent it, and as part of our socially responsible business, give this space to an association that we believe will fulfill its goal,” said OTP Banka Corporate Communications Director Silvija Baresa.

In a unique space, surrounded by angels from the exhibition of the same name by the famous photographer Ivo Pervan, the upcoming program and events were presented.

“In short, our goal is to draw the attention of fellow citizens and dear guests to the unique beauty of Split, 365 days a year, not only during the tourist season. We want to emphasize the importance of language, culture and education as key areas in the preservation and development of society. We continue with our activities that are dedicated to different types of culture and education through which we can present Split, Croatia and host people from all over the world. This will be a city lounge to develop a sense of your own city.

The idea of partnering with a bank started in Omis, and for five years now, workshops for children and people with special needs, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, a book club have been held in their house, and all this will happen here as well,” said Nancy Ivanisevic, President of the Cultural Center, who revealed the program we can look forward to over the next few days.

Ivanisevic noted that young people have already started visiting them, which is one of the priority goals. The programs offer will be in cycles or permanent.

“This month, we marked the international recognition of the Republic of Croatia by a concert of our friends from the chanson led by Ana Opačak. They sang in ten languages ​​led by maestro Jurica Karuza. It was an evening when enthusiastic passers-by gathered by the windows of our space, as they finally have this type of content downtown. As early as Friday, January 31, we can announce two important cultural events. At 5 pm, a concert in the Art of Frontiers cycle featuring flute students in the class of Professor Ana Domancic, and at 8 pm a special program dedicated to Museum Night and its theme of this year’s ‘Great Anniversary’. The lecture will be delivered by Professor Ivo Babić, who will talk about the Archaeological Museum and its founder, Don Frano Bulić. For the same occasion, sculptures of the Grenc Foundation, representing Diocletian, his family and friends, will be presented,” Ivanisevic concluded.

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