As always, the Nostalgia Festival is accompanied by discussions, and this year's programme, both in the arrangement of the music sphere and the idea of shared meals and contemplation, additionally resembles the model of monastic rule with fixed hours of prayer, food, work and rest. Hence, it is not without reason that the festival takes place in the Jesuit Fathers’ Church and Galeria u Jezuitów, where two clergymen, Jesuit Wacław Oszajca and Dominican Tomasz Dostatni, will hold a creative discussion. In a way, both will be at home at the former monastery of the Order of Preachers and the present seat of the Society of Jesus. Both are connected to Poznań and are involved in promoting sensitivity to art and culture in the Wielkopolska Region (also at Galeria u Jezuitów). Thus, they will return, for a moment, to their roots to talk about art in the context of the sacrum, which also features prominently in the music of Giya Kancheli.
Rev. Wacław Oszajca
Wacław Oszajca (pen names: Jakub Nadbystrzycki, JaNad and Tadeusz Cieśla) is a Polish Catholic clergyman, Jesuit, theologian, journalist, writer and poet, the former Chaplain of the Christian Culture Centre in Poznań. His numerous accolades include the Medal of Merit for Tolerance, the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta and the Decoration of Honor Meritorious for Polish Culture.
Rev. Tomasz Dostatni
Tomasz Dostatni is a friar of the Order of Preachers, Chaplain of the Intelligentsia and a retreat preacher who is known to the Poznań audience from the Leap of Faith series of meetings that preceded the 28 th Malta Festival Poznań. He is the former director of the W Drodze publishing house and the maker of several dozen television shows in the Rozmowy w drodze series. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Czech theological magazine Salve.