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Restaurant Lockdown Rebellion!
The HoReCa sector has been among the hardest hit by the pandemic and the extended restrictions are expected to lead to a major surge in bankruptcies that will surpass anything seen during the first lockdown. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, one bar owner told the Insider: “We’ve received...
All Set For Archive Memorial
The memorial will be positioned in the courtyard garden of ul. Nowolipki 68 and take the form of an illuminated, transparent box with a symbolic document contained within. Originally the idea of Holocaust researcher Professor Jacek Leociak, the zł. 300,000 project has been largely funded by private donations, many...
A Praga Cover-Up!
Tasked with the removal of offensive graffiti found in the entrance of Brzeska 20, workers instead painted the entire passageway and in the process obscured a series of hand-painted, pre-war ceramic tiles. The error has now been corrected after a local NGO intervened to publicize the mistake. “A few...
Warsaw Trio Up For Award
Unveiled in low-key circumstances at the height of the first lockdown, Metro Płocka, Młynów and Księcia Janusza have since won widespread acclaim for their individualized aesthetics and functionality, not to mention their striking use of light and neon. Defined by its greenish glow and interlocking panels, Księcia Janusza was...
Banksy In Warsaw
Covid permitting (i.e. let’s not count on this even going ahead!), the anonymous face from Bristol will see over a 100 of his works displayed at Centrum Praskie Koneser at an exhibition titled ‘The Art of Banksy. Without Limits’. Scheduled to run from Feb 12th to April 11th, the...
It Came From Outer Space?
Purportedly the work of visiting aliens, a spate of similar such installations have been recorded around the world in countries as diverse as Finland, Romania, Paraguay and Australia. First found in the Utah desert in November, sightings have spread across the world and now, Poland too can include itself...
New Chopin Neon Announced!
The switch on Warsaw’s newest neon looks set to be flipped on December 18th. Picked via an online vote that saw the public choose between three options, the winning design is the work of Anna Libera and Jan Strumiłło. The pair’s entry will debut on the side of the...
Eighty Years Of The Warsaw Ghetto
Despite numbering around a third of the capital’s population, under the Nazis the capital’s Jews found themselves imprisoned inside an area covering just 2.5% of the city. Considered the most significant Ghetto of the 800 or so in the Third Reich, it was bound by a six-meter high wall...
Corona Latest: Bars, Restaurants Closed
Reminiscent of the first lockdown in March, from tomorrow all bars, restaurants and cafes will only be permitted to operate take-away and delivery services. Though this policy stands to be reviewed in two weeks’ time, many are already fearing that the latest restrictions will prove catastrophic for a sector...
Warsaw Film Festival: Uncut!
As such, and in accordance with government advice, screenings will take place with audience figures limited to 25% of normal cinema capacity and with mandatory masks and social distancing. The news comes after Warsaw was moved into the so-called yellow zone amid a soaring number of covid-19 cases. Starting...

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