Polish jazz pianist to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall

Polish jazz pianist Kuba Stankevich will perform at Carnegie Hall in new York on Thursday. Joined by Dariusz “Oleś” Oleszkiewicz on bass and Tina Baymond on drums, Stankiewicz is expected to present a programme entitled “The Legacy of Polish Music Abroad at Three Glances.” The motto of the event—“Love Will Forgive You

The Wratislavia Cantans festival opens in Poland

The vratislavia Cantans festival opened in Wroclaw, South-West of Poland, on Friday, with a concert version of the Opera king Roger by Karol Szymanowski. The Orchestra of the National Music Forum was conducted by Jacek Kasprzyk and the title part was sung by the internationally-renowned Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecień. In previous

The consumption of alcohol in Poland has increased: report

Consumption of drinks with high alcohol content such as vodka, liqueur and spirits has increased significantly in the past year, shows new research. Poles drank on average 3.3 litres of strong drinks in conversion to 100 percent alcohol in 2017, up from 2.5 litres in 2016, Poland’s PAP agency reported, citing

Polish actor in the new film by Tarantino

According to reports, a Polish actor Rafal Zawierucha intends to portray the Polish-French Director Roman Polanski in the new film by Quentin Tarantino "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood". The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Zawierucha is to feature alongside film greats the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Burt Reynolds. The

Orthodox Christians flock to the Polish Shrine

Thousands of Polish Orthodox Christians gathered on the Holy mountain Grabarka in Eastern Poland for the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, which is celebrated on 18 and 19 August. Many of them arrived on foot to the site which is considered the most significant to Orthodox Christians in Poland. The

Polish students’ Mars lander in NASA contest

The Mars landing gear, developed by students of the Technical University in Wroclaw, southwestern Poland, completed the final round of the competition between NASA and the Mars Society. Named Eagle, the lander can carry up to ten tonnes and is also able to transport people. It has made it to the top

Cash boost for Polish folk art and traditions

Deputy Prime Minister Beata Shidlo on Friday announced a program to support Polish folk groups, folk art and traditions. "This is a tangible support from the Polish government. We have allocated about PLN 7 million (EUR 1.6m, USD 1.9m) for this project this year," Szydło, a former prime minister, told reporters. "The

The old woman throws thousands of dollars, reports that they are stolen

An elderly Polish woman who reported that she was robbed by thousands of dollars, probably chopped off the money before throwing it in the trash, police said on Friday. The 80-year-old woman, who was likely senile, called police in Gliwice, southern Poland, telling them that she suspected an acquaintance of stealing

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