Bracha – Blessing. Back to Polish Shtetls
On 28th January 2019 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York in cooperation with the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations presented a photographic exhibition by Agnieszka Traczewska's "Bracha – Blessing Back to Polish Shtetls." The event was a part of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Like a King!
Visit for free the Royal residences in Warsaw and Kraków! The Royal Castle, the Royal Łazienki Museum and the Museum of King Jan III Palace at Wilanów in Warsaw, as well as and Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow have opened their doors for visitors. Admission-free November at Royal Residences campaign will last to November 30! This year's edition is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Poland's regaining independence in the context of lost and recovered cultural heritage.
Moda Polska - the 60th anniversary of the brand that “reinvented the Polish woman”
Moda Polska used to be more than just the clothing brand we know today. Navigating the complex reality of the “centrally planned economy”, thanks to its charismatic designers, it introduced female Poles to the world of sophisticated and practical fashion. The exhibition “Jerzy Antkowiak - Moda Polska” will open at The Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz on17 March 2019.
Seven ways to brighten no-longer-golden and not only Polish autumn
When Golden Polish autumn has come and gone, and chilly showers and blustery winds usher in November, it’s worth arming oneself not only with an umbrella but also with a few brighteners to chase away the autumn blues. Here they are – seven ways to survive autumn straight from November Poland.
The Conrad Festival
The Conrad Festival is the largest international literary event in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. Established in 2009, every year it hosts artists from many countries and cultures, who write in different languages and present various views. Also this edition will feature meetings in Krakow with Polish writers such as Olga Tokarczuk, Wiesław Myśliwski and Wojciech Jagielski, as well as authors from abroad including Arundhati Roy, Martín Caparrós and Bernard Pivot.
Poland The Honourary Guest At Vienna Design Week 2018
Poland is the guest country at the 12th edition of Vienna Design Week, Austria’s biggest design event. Poland will introduce visitors to the ABCs of Polish design, Tadeusz Kantor’s work in virtual reality, the best Polish logos and more.
Time to dance the polonaise
The polonaise, or Polonez in Polish, is one of the oldest Polish dances. And it is one of the few that we still dance today! Exceptionally dignified but also easy to learn, it accompanies official occasions such as graduation balls and weddings.
Wyspiański is back in town
Stanisław Wyspiański – one of the most versatile Polish artists – associated his professional and private life with Krakow. Under Austro-Hungarian rule at the time, the city inspired him with its rich past and symbolism, but also with the challenges it faced. This led him to create his own vision of the capital of Galicia which he in part managed to portray. In his honour, the National Museum in Krakow is presenting the largest ever exhibition of his works, encapsulating this extraordinary relationship between his genius and the city he called his own.
Polish pottery plant makes tableware for... CIA!
Renowned Polish pottery maker Bolesławiec has designed and produced a limited edition of custom-made tableware for the CIA.
Warsaw street art can be founded in almost each district of Polish capital, but usually it is a bit hidden from most common tourist routes. However, it is worth a try to look for it.
Polish opera director wins European accolade
Poland’s Karolina Sofulak has won the 10th European Opera Directing Prize in a competition held at the Opera House in Zurich.