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

Polish actress alongside int’l stars in new sci-fi flick

Polish actress Agata Buzek appears alongside celebrities such as Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche in High Life, an upcoming sci-fi film by director Claire Denis. The movie, which is scheduled to premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival in May, is an international production to which the Polish Film Institute has

International modern art project coming to Warsaw

Twenty-three galleries from around the world and more than 20 international artists are coming to Warsaw for the Friend of a Friend modern art project this April. The initiative aims to bring to Warsaw international artists, some of whom have never been shown in Poland before, and to give international curators,

Night of the Confessionals held for Polish Catholics

Millions of Polish Catholics are expected to flock to confess their sins as Christians prepare to celebrate Easter. A Night of the Confessionals will be held in 238 churches across the country to make life easier for the faithful and allow them to go to confession late at night. The Night of

New memorial day observed to honour Poles who rescued Jews

Saturday marks the first time Poland observes a new memorial day to honour those who helped Jews during World War II. Film screenings, exhibitions and a host of other events are being held across the country as part of the initiative, which was launched by President Andrzej Duda. "It is a great

Polish gov’t adopts plan to reform higher education

The Polish government has adopted plans to reform the country’s higher education system, with universities in line for more cash. Under the planned changes accepted on Tuesday, public universities are set to receive an additional PLN 3 billion in Treasury bonds, while funding for higher education next year will be increased