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Events: Rachid Alexander
Rachid Alexander has performed on five continents in the best clubs and on the most prestigious stages – now the world’s most famous belly dancer is performing in Poland! Born on the exotic island of Curacao in the Caribbean, Alexander was inspired to become a belly dancer after visiting... Read more
Remembering The Ghetto Uprising
A landmark anniversary, April 19th will see the city pause to remember the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising… Representing a third of the Warsaw’s pre-war population, the Nazi occupation saw the city’s Jews shepherded into a Ghetto that was ultimately sealed off in November, 1941. Isolated from... Read more
Back Story: Monument to the Ghetto Heroes
Recognized globally, no visit to Warsaw is complete without first paying your respects at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes. Forming an integral part of diplomatic itineraries for decades, it was here that the West German Chancellor, Willy Brandt, famously fell to his knees in 1970, a spontaneous act... Read more
Then & Now: The Warsaw Ghetto
As Warsaw counts down to mark the 80th anniversary of the 1943 Jewish Ghetto Uprising, join us as we look through the stunning ‘then and now’ images of Marcin Dziedzic. Appearing for the first time nine-years ago, Dziedzic’s Teraz ’43 project – which seamlessly splices old photos with new... Read more
Eating Out: L’emotion
Trust the French to bring us Warsaw’s best croissant… Background Growing up together in Brittany – and even attending the same kindergarten – L’emotion was created by childhood friends Benoit and Thibaut. Joining forces with Dorota, the trio launched a stand in Hala Gwardii whilst simultaneously carving a reputation... Read more
Warsaw’s Most Beautiful Mural?
Described by some Google users as Warsaw’s best piece of wall art, a stunning mural on Żelazna has fired the public’s imagination… Originally painted towards the end of last summer on the side the building at Żelazna 24, 912 was executed by Marcin Czaja of the Klawy Projekt studio. Depicting... Read more
New Entry To Register Of Monuments
Located inside a former water pump room, a mosaic typifying the decorative style of the early PRL era has been entered into the Register of Monuments. Found on the ground floor of the apartment block at Puławska 51, the abstract mosaic most likely dates from the late 1960s and... Read more
Lifestyle: Paititi
Ceramics and more inside a unique space that revives the soul… Named after the lost Incan city, Paititi market themselves as “a holistic store for the body and soul”, a place whose items, they say, “will raise your bio-vibrations and bring peace and harmony to your living space”. You’d... Read more
Eating Out: Lychees
Lychees give a contemporary twist to the art of brunch… Ah, brunch – not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, but it comes with a little slice of fruit somewhere on the plate. A phenomenon that suits all hip cities, and catering to a bleary-eyed crowd looking to regroup from... Read more
Coffee Time: Błysk
In Żoliborz, a tiny café is making a big noise among the local coffee afficionados… You will find smaller cafes in Poland, just not all that many. Roughly the size of a shoebox, it’s little surprise that the moment the sun peeks out most customers decamp to the tables... Read more