culture

Supersize Me: Warsaw’s Top Murals
A mirror of the capital’s own creativity, the once sad walls of Warsaw have been used to channel its artistic spirit through the medium of large format murals. From a crowded field, we pick our favorites from the past and the present… Kamien i Co by Wiktor Malinowski (2009)...
Neon Never Died!
  Frequently cited as being “Warsaw’s most Instagrammed attraction”, one would be forgiven for thinking that the city’s Neon Muzeum existed solely to advance your standing on social media. That, though, would be missing the point. Founded in 2012 as the result of one couple’s passion for this exquisite...
Culture Shock: Museums & Galleries Reopen!
Yet even those that remain closed have responded to the Covid-19 crisis by upping their digital offer to present a panoply of oral histories, virtual walks, online collections, live discussions and educational classes. Join us to find out what awaits the culturally inclined. Car Museum (Otrębusy) Facebook Home to...
Polska Britannica

Polska Britannica

Features 23 April 2020 0

Born in 1954 in a Nissen hut inside a Polish Resettlement Camp, Czesław Siegieda’s early upbringing in Britain was by no means unusual. Thrust into an alien world, his parents, Mieczysław, who had seen combat at Monte Cassino, and Helena, a survivor of Stalin’s Siberian camps, eventually moved to...
Museum of Life Under Communism
Moving to new, more central premises at the start of the year, this fascinating portal into times gone by offers a deeply personal insight into the former system by allowing visitors to view what Communism meant to the everyday person. Here, rifle and rummage through a room mocked-up to...
17th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
Founded in 2003, the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival was created to reawaken Warsaw’s Jewish past, with its subsequent success evidenced by its growing stature in both Poland and abroad. Taking place for the 17th time, this year’s festival runs from the 18th to the 24th of November and will...
Centrum Zarządzania Światem
Fusing culture and arts with food and drink, CZŚ have become one of Praga’s major social hubs with a busy program of events complimented by a quirk décor and Bohemian spirited crowd. Operating equally well as a café, bar and restaurant, the globally diverse menu offers both breakfast options...
Atlas of Transitions Festival at Teatr Powszechny
In late October and early November 2019, Teatr Powszechny will host the Atlas of Transitions Festival. The program of the festival comprises a variety of theatrical performances, workshops, lectures, and meetings with curators from a number of partner European theatres. The guiding idea of the festival, and of the...
Warsaw’s Neon Museum: What A Dazzler!
When the switch was flicked on Warsaw’s first neon in 1926, few could have predicted that the city’s love affair with this groovy form of marketing would endure well into the following century – especially given its near total disappearance by the turn of the millennium. Its resurgence, however,...
The Perfect Chemis-tree: Warsaw & The Palm!
Asked what public art should ‘achieve’, Joanna Rajkowska is surprisingly dismissive. “Nothing, really,” she replies, “it should just be a part of our everyday lives” It’s perhaps a startling admission given that Rajkowska, it could be argued, started Warsaw’s mania for this form of art. First appearing in the...

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