Dark Blue festival (Tmavomodrý festival)

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  • 16. - 18.5. 2019

  • 30th year

  • International festival

Blind and partially sighted kids and young people will meet in May for the 30th time in Brno together with the general public at an international festival. The Dark Blue Festival (Tmavomodrý festival) will include many performances, an experiential day for the public, and a benefit concert as the festival’s climax with proceeds going to support visually impaired kids.

Do you know what barriers the blind and partially sighted overcome in their everyday lives? Come and experience how blind people sort clothes by colour, pair up socks, pour water into a glass, and sign their names. You can also try games for the blind, buy original gifts handmade by visually impaired clients and workers at the HapAteliér workshop, and see guide dog training by the Czech Guide Dog (Vodící pes) and Slovak Training School for Guide and Assistance Dogs (Výcviková škola pre vodiace a asistenčné psy) associations. Everything will happen on Friday 17 May at the Dark Blue Day (Tmavomodrý den).

The festival is organized together with TyfloCentrum Brno, o.p.s. and other organizations providing services and assistance to the visually impaired, which will ensure, among other things, an exhibition of work by visually impaired artists, expert lectures, and news about technology to help the visually impaired. The festival will include young people from Czechia and abroad.

The Dark Blue Festival will be accompanied by Agora 2019 – a professional educational event about information and communication technologies for the visually impaired organized on 18 and 19 May by the Teiresias Centre of Masaryk University.


So where has gone my once perfect vision?
Everything’s disappeared beneath a dense blue cloud.
A dark blue cloud.

Jan Werich

When the event takes place

16.–18. may 2019

More information and contacts

Ilona Pawerová


Event partners

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