More Poles start buying guns: police

A growing number of Poles are purchasing guns, police statistics show. In 2017, the number of firearms held by Poles rose to around 464,000, according to a newspaper. Most of these weapons have been purchased as collector’s items, which are easier to obtain in Poland than guns for personal use, the Rzeczpospolita

Polish medical authority calls for stricter laws on food additives

Poland's Supreme Medical Council has called for more stringent laws on dietary supplements, a daily reported on Wednesday. In 2017, producers introduced 15,000 new dietary supplements onto the market, more than in the previous nine years combined, according to the Rzeczpospolita daily. A study carried out by the Medical University of Łódź

800 exhibitors from 32 countries are expected to attend the Warsaw book fair

Nearly 800 exhibitors from 32 countries are expected to flock to this year’s Warsaw Book Fair, which will be held from May 17 to 20. The event, at the National Stadium in the Polish capital, is expected to be attended by around 1,000 authors from across the world, Poland’s PAP news

7,411 guitarists played Hendrix in Poland, breaking the record

Guitarists beat the Guinness world record for the ensemble game when 7411 musicians gathered in the southwestern Polish city of Wroclaw to play hit Jimi Hendrix "Hey Joe" on Tuesday. The previous record of 7,356 guitarists was set two years ago at the annual Thanks Jimi Festival, a tribute to the

Polish abstract art on show in Czech Republic

Polish abstract art is on show at the Olomouc Museum of Art in the Czech Republic's east, in an exhibition marking a centenary of Poland's independence. Entitled Abstraction.PL, the exhibition showcases 62 Polish artists and works dating from the 1940s to the 1990s. It shows a range of both emotional and geometrical

Henry Moore’s work on show in Poland

The Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, central Poland, is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of Henry Moore, one of the world’s most outstanding artists. Entitled The Power of Nature, the show features 23 of his works, including two monumental sculptures entitled Oval with Points and Knife Edge Two Pieces. Five

New Polish Monuments to History named

The Polish president on Friday named ten Polish heritage sites as Monuments to History. The title is given to sites of significant historic, architectural, artistic or scientific value. stories Friday April 20: gs 5 written, 1 edited Ninety-one sites have been listed as Monuments to History since 1994, and President Andrzej Duda said

Officials commemorate Polish-Jewish WWII hero

Polish officials and members of Switzerland’s Polish and Jewish minorities on Thursday honoured Abraham Silberschein, who saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust, at the site of his renovated grave near Geneva. Poland’s ambassadors to the UN and Switzerland as well as representatives of Poland’s parliament were among those in attendance. Silberschein,

Polish writer shortlisted for Man Booker Int’l Prize

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights is one of six books shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, which is awarded every year for a book translated into English and published in Britain. Authors from France, Spain, South Korea, Hungary and Iraq are also on the shortlist for this year's Man

Polish composer to be buried in Warsaw

Polish pianist and composer Zbigniew Łapiński is to be laid to rest in Warsaw on Wednesday. He died from lung cancer on April 2 at the age of 70. After a funeral Mass, he will be laid to rest alongside other famous Poles at Warsaw's Powązki cemetery. Łapiński collaborated with famous Polish performers