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Pulse of Culture 09.08

In this edition of Pulse of Culture, TVP World joins Europe in commemorating the continent’s patron saint Edith Stein, as well as zooms in on the European capital of culture, the title of which this year is borne by the Lithuanian city of Kaunas.

Born in Wrocław, Edith Stein embarked on the long road of her spiritual and intellectual development. Elevated to high altars of the Catholic church, she was born Jewish. A philosopher, her fate took her to Auschwitz where she died a martyr’s death. To learn more, click the video above.

Kaunas – Europe’s capital of culture 2022

Lithuania’s second-largest city of Kaunas carries the honorary title of Europe’s capital of culture this year. An exhibition by British artist Jenny Kagan is being presented in this very city.

Adam Mickiewicz’s ‘Ballads and Romances’ revisited

The famous “Ballads and Romances” by Adam Mickiewicz, the man who ushered in the era of Romanticism to Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine, are now being given a modern interpretation with rock riffs, chords and legatos by artist Marta Zalweska, who will be accompanied by Lithuanian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian colleagues. The show will kick off in Vilnius on August 15.

The show will be broadcast on August 15 at 8:00 pm (CEST) on TVP Polonia and TVP Culture.

The International Chopin Festival in Duszniki Zdrój

The International Chopin Festival in Duszniki Zdrój is the oldest Chopin Festival in the World. It has been organised since 1946 and this year is its 76th edition. This small town located in the mountains has been gathering pianists from all over the world to play in the so-called “Chopin Manor”.

The Istanbul Basilica Cistern

The Istanbul Basilica Cistern reopened after five years of renovation. The pear of architecture that it is, visiting it is an absolute must.

For all details of the threads presented above, go to the video above.

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