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

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