The Deputy Mayor of Slavonski Brod, Ilijana Vrbat Pejic visited the journalist group "In the World of Fairy Tales of Ivana Brlic Mazuranic" festival, so we had the opportunity for a short conversation.
The Deputy Mrs Vrbat Pejic says that she likes the festival "In the World of Fairy Tales of Ivana Brlic Mazuranic" every year more and more, programme is becoming richer every year and thanks to that Slavonski Brod got a title "City - The Friend of Children".
While she was a child, Ilijana Vrbat Pejic liked the Ivana´s fairy tale "The Fisherman Palunko and His Wife" best because all the characters in the tale seemed so strange. The musical and theatrical magic is better, richer and more attractive, mostly because of little actors and dancers, she said and added that the programmes of "The World Of Fairy Tales Of Ivana Brlic Mazuranic" was seen by about 15 000 children and so would be this year. About 500 children were involved in programmes, and the rest of them came to different exhibitions, shows, etc.
The Deputy Mayor thinks that programme "In the World of Fairy Tales of Ivana Brlic Mazuranic" isn´t enough popular in the Republic of Croatia, probably because of crises.
For the organization of this festival the most of credits go to the Department for the social activities of Slavonski Brod, with great effort of other cultural institutions.