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Rock On: A Jarocin Retrospective
Background Jarocin Festival was one of the biggest rock festivals in 1980s Europe and by far the biggest festival of alternative music in the Eastern Bloc. Regarded by some as the Polish Woodstock, some believe that the festival was designed by the government’s secret service to create a “safe...
The Ultimate Wisła Guide!
Glimpse… The Future Seen as a shiny, strange orb, find a time capsule sitting on the river’s boulevards until the end of this month. Scheduled to be opened in ten years’ time – and thereafter at 25-year intervals – possibly the bigger point of interest are the wacky historic...
New Mural Strikes Bielany!
Found on Żeromskiego 44/50, the mural has allowed the two stars to once again be neighbors. Living on ul. Płatnicza – the same street as the songstress Kora – both became cultural icons. In the case of Sienkiewicz, the popular actress was famed for appearing in such as films...
Miniature Park Returns!
Settling for a three-year lease on the corner of Świętokrzyska and Marszałkowska, this remarkable labor of love presents a range of meticulously detailed 1:25 scale models of some of the most glorious buildings. Showcasing the lost architectural gems that once dazzled the city, visitors can once again get up...
Sasnal Exhibition Opens
Depicting Poland in the wake of the Shoah, the exhibition grapples with weighty topics that examine topics of loss, guilt, absence, exclusion, nationalism and alienation. Deeply layered, it goes further to address issues relating to xenophobia and cultural appropriation. “It’s a complex exhibition because this is a complex painter,”...
Eastern Secrets of Old Town
A Not So Lucky Pillar? Should you shift the capital to Warsaw, then expect a 22-meter column to go up in your name. At least, that’s what happened in the case of Zygmunt III Vasa. Constructed on the orders of his son in 1644, the granite column was inspired...
On The Rise: Museum of Modern Art
Heavy with black and white graphics, the fence has been designed to deliver a clear message to the passing pedestrian: “19,788 m2 of art – imagine it”, urges the communication. This, say museum officials, will become even easier on May 15th when Jerzy Blomberg and Michał Ziętek will take...
Walls & Peace: Urban Art Of Saska K.
With its leafy streets lined with modernist villas and badly parked jeeps, Saska Kępa isn’t the first name to mind when thinking about raw visceral street art – but that’s just what you’ll find at Tel Aviv’s latest venture. Inspired by the mega hip Florentin district of the Israeli...
Here Is Muranów

Here Is Muranów

Features 5 August 2020 0

When, in 1686, Simone Giuseppe Bellotti – the Polish Royal Court’s architect – built a palace close to the site of today’s Intraco tower, could he ever have envisaged what would become of the area over the centuries that followed? Could he have imagined that it would serve as...
Summer For The Koneser
Daily from noon, Pl. Konesera Adventure Warsaw Zone Adventure Warsaw invite you to partake in courtyard games, weekend tournaments and city-related games. Visit also for sightseeing trips and a mini-exhibition from the brilliantly quirky Museum of Life Under Communism. Open daily, enter from Pasażu Konesera, Sculpture Laboratory From modernist...

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