Poles at Primavera Sound music festival

Three Polish bands will perform at the Primavera Sound music festival in Barcelona in May and June. Tęskno, Lonker See and We Will Fail have been invited to the 19th Primavera Sound music festival, which takes place in the Spanish city from May 30 to June 1. The Polish bands will join

Film about legendary WWII courier hits Polish cinemas

A film about a legendary Polish World War II courier hits the cinemas in Poland on Friday. The Messenger, directed by Władysław Pasikowski, follows the story of Jan Nowak-Jeziorański (1914-2005), who during the war served as a courier for Poland's underground Home Army (AK), smuggling information to London, where the Polish

Online hate speech hurts, Polish researcher warns

One in three teenagers has encountered hate speech on the internet and almost one in ten has been on the receiving end personally, according to a study. Prof. Jacek Pyżalski from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, western Poland, said research suggests that verbal aggression online is not a universal phenomenon,

Polish soprano Kurzak to sing at Opéra Bastille in Paris

Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak is billed to sing the part of Desdemona in a new production of Verdi’s "Otello" that is due to premiere at the Opéra Bastille in Paris on Thursday. French tenor Roberto Alagna will sing the title part. Further performances are on March 10, 13, 16, 20, 23, 26

One in five Poles not saving up for retirement: study

Twenty percent of Poles are not saving any money for their retirement, a new survey has found. According to a survey released by the Chamber of Fund and Asset Management, 41 percent of respondents said they pay pension contributions to the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) or the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund

Homeless headcount in Poland

A headcount was to be carried out overnight starting on Wednesday evening to find out how many homeless people there are in Poland. Police, social workers, employees of NGOs and volunteers were to help conduct the survey, run by the family, labour and social policy ministry. They were to check homeless shelters,

Polish director’s movie ‘Mr. Jones’ premieres at Berlinale

A new movie by Poland’s Agnieszka Holland was given a warm welcome in the main competition at the Berlin International Film Festival on Sunday. The Polish director's movie, entitled Mr. Jones, traces the life of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones, who reported on the Great Famine in Soviet Ukraine which killed millions

Polish tall ship to pull into Miami on Independence Cruise

A Polish tall ship promoting the country as it celebrates 100 years of independence was expected to pull into Miami on Friday on its cruise around the world. The highlight of the visit by the Dar Młodzieży (“Gift of Youth”) to the American city was expected to be an annual ball

Young Pole among winners of European translation contest

A Warsaw secondary school student has been named as the Polish winner of a translation contest held by the European Commission. The 17-year-old student, Krzysztof Warzocha, has been praised for translating a text from Spanish into Polish. He was one of almost 240 teenagers from 51 Polish schools who entered the Juvenes

Childhood obesity rates growing in Poland: report

One in four children in Poland are overweight or obese, with the rate growing exponentially in recent years, the Institute of Food and Nutrition has said. According to the institute, one in five kids were faced with the problem in 2016. Professor Anna Fijałkowska, from the Mother and Child Institute in Warsaw,