Sound experiments from behind the iron curtain

Who produced the sound effects for a number of science fiction films in Poland, Central and Eastern Europe during the Communist era? Visitors will be able to find out at a new exhibition opening on Saturday in the southwestern German city of Karlsruhe. The show is called "Through the Soundproof Curtain. The

An open-air exhibition focusing on Ignacy Jan Paderewski

The exhibition documents Paderevsky's creative and political activities on 22 stands, including a wide range of photographs, documents, prints, press clippings and other archival materials. Exhibition curator Aleksander Laskowski has told public broadcaster Polish Radio that the exhibition shows both Paderewski’s extraordinary personality and the political tensions that surrounded the process

Polish official pays tribute to victims of totalitarianism in Belarus

The head of the administration of the President of Poland paid tribute to the victims of the totalitarian regimes in Belarus on Friday, taking part in the opening of a new monument on the site of the former German Nazi concentration camp in Trostynets near Minsk. Krzysztof Szczerski also laid flowers

Literary fest in Warsaw

Among the attractions of the great book festival in Warsaw are meetings with writers from 20 countries, lectures, debates and a multimedia performance. The annual event, now in its sixth year, opens on Friday runs until Sunday. One of the festival’s stars will be American writer Annie Proulx, whose 1993 novel The

An autograph can mean problems with the passport for the fan

A football fan who had her passport signed by Poland star Robert Lewandowski as World Cup fever gripped Russia will have to get the document replaced and could face a fine, according to reports. The woman, who had queued up for the Poland captain’s autograph, did not have a notebook or

Concert for Polish veterans with traumatic brain injury

Funds for the treatment of Polish soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injury will be collected at a concert in Warsaw on Friday evening. Traumatic brain injury can be caused by forces such as the blast from an exploding mine. It can trigger physical, cognitive, social and emotional problems. Unlike post-traumatic stress

Polish historical films at an exhibition in new York

Some of the best Polish history films ever made will be screened in New York over the weekend as part of a worldwide celebration of the centenary of Poland’s independence. The screenings are part of an effort by institutions including the Polish Filmmakers Association to bring Poland’s complicated history closer to

Opportunity to hear the songs of Serge Gainsbourg in Polish

A concert featuring Polish-language versions of songs by Serge Gainsbourg will be one of the highlights of the Łódź of Four Cultures Festival in September. Singer, songwriter and actress Maria Peszek will be among Polish performers interpreting the work of the French bard. Gainsbourg, who died in 1991, created numerous hits including

Poland more popular with foreign tourists

There were 4.5 percent more foreign tourists in Poland last year than in 2016, according to the figures released by the Polish Tourism Agency (POT). The result makes Poland the 20th most visited country in the world, the daily said. Poland came ahead of countries such as Hungary, Croatia and the

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