Photography, painting, drawing, music and graphic design. Books, posters and records. Concerts and a creative attitude. These are just a few words to be mentioned while describing the whole range of activities and qualities offered by the OPT – a Creative Art Centre. Listen to Dawid Bergenda telling Viola Lamot why it is worth to check out not only their website: www.opt-art.net but the place at Działkowa 5 in Wrocław as well.
Invisible Map of Wrocław
Not only for the talented
Photography, money and practise
How to organize a concert?
Driving While Intoxicated? Hopefully not any longer. Listen to Piotr Caboń a spokesperson for Wolski and Gliga School for Drivers which co-organizes this year’s edition of “Stop to Drunk Drivers” event. If you wish to know how to trick a speed camera? Where you can buy alcogoggles? What is the point of having black points if the number of fatal accidents is still growing? What is the safest car from the pedestrian point of view? Who organizes bike nights? And why is it best to avoid them? Listen to the interview by Viola Lamot.
What can you see through alcogoggles?
Be aware of night bikes
What’s the point of black points?
11 hours of obeying the road rules
How to trick a speed camera?
We may actually say that Przystanek Woodstock originated 40 year’s ago, not 15 as it was inspired by the famous American Woodstock event dating back to 1969. Michael Lang - one of the organizers is now in Poland in Kostrzyn by the German boarder keeping an eye on the 15th edition of our “love and peace” meeting place together with Lech Wałęsa and Tadeusz Mazowiecki. Listen to the whole day coverage of the event on radiowroclove.com by Viola Lamot.
Folk Stage – Day One
Main Stage – Day One part one
Main Stage – Day One part two
The Academy of the Most Beautiful Arts
English football legend, Sir Bobby Robson, has died at the age of 76, after
a long battle with cancer.
Born in 1933 to a mining family in County Durham, Robson first made his
name in football as a player in the 50s, where he achieved great success as
a winger with Fulham and later West Bromwich Albion, where he played 257
games and scored 61 goals, as well as achieving 20 caps playing for the
English national team…
It was in management, though, where he was to achieve his biggest
success…His long years at the helm of Ipswich (1969-1982) completely
turned around their fortunes, leading them to victory in both the FA Cup
(1978) and the UEFA Cup (1981)…He then went on to manage the England team,
where he remained until 1990, before moving abroad to manage teams
Einhoven, Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona…In 1999, he returned to the
Northeast of England to finish his career as manager of Newcastle, a post
he held until 2004…
In 2007 he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in the BBC Sports
Personality of the Year Awards…A fitting tribute to a larger than life
personality with a great love for his sport…
by Philip Fairweather
Is there anything that the Chinese cannot do? Well, the answer is close to “no” as apart from copying almost everything that exists in the commercial market they were also able to crack down the latest version of Windows 7 Ultimate. By Viola Lamot
- Today starts the 15th edition of Przystanek Woodstock one of the most famous Polish music festivals organized by Jurek Owsiak the founding father of WOSP charity event. It is going to continue throughout the weekend and apart from many musicians from Poland and abroad you will have a chance to meet with our former president Mr Lech Wałęsa, and our fomer prime minister Mr Tadeusz Mazowiecki and also: Leszek Możdzer, Stanisław Tym and Michael Lang - the organizer of the American Woodstock festival in 1969. They will all join the discussion point at the Academy of the Most Beautiful Arts hosted by Piotr Najsztub. And on the main stage of Przystanek Woodstock festival till Sunday you will hear Juliette Lewis, The Blenders, Futureheads, Ares and the Tribe, Jelonek, Conflict, Easy stars all stars and many many more. For more info go to the festival website.
- This is the 8th day of the Era New Horizons Festival and if you wish you might check how lucky you are trying to get a ticket for the tomorrows concert of, the “Small Instruments” band and also Piotr Welk a well-known graphic artist who will form an unusual ensamble to combine the music tunes with visual graphic animation. The show will happen in Teatr Polski tomorrow at 7 p.m.
- Think of a new name for a new giraffe which arrived at Wroclaw Zoo from Kopenhagen. The giraffe is male and very nice deserving a name which will reflect its individual qualities. As the tradition demands it cannot be a human name so no Peters Pauls, Philips, Barteks or Jaceks will be accepted. But there are many more options to choose from – if you wish to give it a try the competition is on til 16 of August and the prize is a whole year free entrance to the Zoo. So if you wish to give it a go just visit the zoo’s website!
- And if you would like to lough and learn something about Polish recent history On Saturday next to the Centennial Hall you will be able to see the funniest parts of the Polish Film Chronicle, the admission will be free of charge and above that if you keep your fingers crossed tightly you might get a special prize connected with the ”Europe it’s our history” exhibition which is about to finish. The show will be on from 9p.m. till 10.30 p.m.
- After having a look at the Polish Chronicle you might pop into the Absynth Club for some really professional dubstep, jungle, idm, breakcore and mashups. The sets of these unusual beats will be Served by DJs from all over Poland. And the entrance is dirt cheap just 10 zlotys for everyone so do not miss on that on Saturday!
- And if you really love horses but you love betting on them even more – Sunday will be a treat for all of you who are keen on horse races. Partynice in Wrocław will witness a great come back of the beautiful arab Horses fighting head to head over 1700 metres distance. The race begins at 12 so open your wallets and dream on if you wish to risk betting on any of the beautiful creatures.
- And if you wish to see some proper exhibition prepared in Polish and English, The Foundation of Fine Art Students has prepared an exhibition on the Four Monasteries District featuring some historic presentations, photograpies and visualisations of the District. To see all that and even more go to Promenada Staromiejska between the John Paul II square and Krupnicza street.
- If you live near Ruska Street go to Dymek z Papierosa club – a Cigarette Puff to listen to some metal tunes influenced by gothic, doom and folk music – quite a combination offered by Die Anew band which is new to the Wroclaw club scene but definitely worth checking out.
- And for some Saturday night fever go to the same place on Saturday as Dj Shortee, Dj GaliX. Dj tee and Dj Waveshock – will serve you an audio cocktail at the same place that is Oławska 9 club at 9 Oławska street.
- And if there are small chances that you will be having holidays on a nice sunny Beach this summer the Hip Hop Beach Party is the place for you on the first of August at the sunny Beach situated in Kiełczow, the party starts at 5 p.m. and will feature some of the brightest stars of hip hop scene such as Crew, Wice Wersa, Królik, Jot, Motyw Squad to name just a few.So go there and enjoy yourself for 9 zlotys only!
Bike bells, sand paper, a minature organ or Matell’s Magical Musical Thing
- a masterpiece of electronic musical toys – are just some of the
instruments that are used by the Wrocław music group “Small Instruments”.
Apart from the artistic director Paweł Romańczuk, there are 5 other members
of this original and a bit awkward band: Marcin Ożóg, Maciek Markowski,
Tomasz Orszulak, Jędrek Kuziela and Maciek Bączyk. We’re going to listen to
their musical compositions during a joint project with the French artist
Pierre Bastien and the Polish visual artist Piotr Welk on Saturday, the 1st
of August, at the Polish Theater at 28 Świdnicka Street at 7.00 p.m. Check
out the interview with Maciej Markowski who reveals the secrets of playing
the most peculiar instruments you’ve seen. Concerts in New York are a dream
coming true and there’s still one more interesting place the group might
visit next year…
by Aleksandra Szczepaniak
Having spent some time in Moscow, he says it is like Hollywood. Now he’s in Wrocław to help out the Śląsk team in the Polish Ekstraklasa. Meet Amir Spahic – the man who grew up in war-torn Sarajevo as a prelude to our football league season. By Przemek Pozowski
A Spanish children’s book “El Estornino Saturnino en la Tierra del Vino “ (The Gloomy Starling in Wine Country) showing a whole year of work in the vineyard won an award in Paris during Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2009. The author, Judith Sáenz de Tejada promotes wines and lifestyle of the Spanish Rioja region. To do this she quit her job in Madrid and moved to Rioja. ‘In my opinion, that cocktail of wine and culture is all part of the same view of life: love for our past, for the earth and for people.’ She told the San Sebastian newspaper DiarioVasco. The book comes with an English translation and shows the winemaking process through the eyes of a wounded starling who accompanies Ponciano, the winemaker, during his work in the vineyard and winery.
Region: France, AC Cotes du Rhone Villages
Grape variety: Probably based on Grenache
Beautiful colour – dark, shiny ruby red with a purple Hue on the edge. Deep and sunny on the nose. Has a nice feel of dark, forest fruits, wild and black berries, a delicate herby note and lots of warmth. Very smooth and pleasant on the mouth in balance with relatively high acidity. Medium body and nice roundness. 14% of alcohol doesn’t show on the mouth. Tannins are silky smooth.
A very nice wine – to begin with a nice label design, nice hue, nice nose and smooth mouth feel. Well built moderate and balanced. No big emotions, simple pleasure.
On 30th July 1930, Uruaguay beat Argentina 2-0 and became the first country
to win the World Cup…There- I promised Pawel I’d try and find a story for
Time Spy that didn’t involve Britain or Europe!…However, those of you who
know your football will also know that on 30th July 1966, in the final of
the same contest, England was pitched against West Germany at Wembley
Stadium in London…In a nail-biting final that even football-haters like
myself admit makes for gripping viewing, the two teams equalised 2-2 before
two remarkable goals by Geoff Hirst saw England carry off the trophy,
putting the final score at 4-2…The debate still goes on as to whether the
first of these two goals should have been allowed or not, but the ref said
yes and his decision was final…The second was scored in the last few
seconds of the game, when the crowd was already on the pitch and, in the
words of kenneth Wolstenholme’s famous commentary for the BBC, they thought
it was “all over”…Here is some rare colour film of highlights from the
match, with Wolstenholme’s commentary dubbed over the top…
by Philip Fairweather
Is it a plane? No! Is it a parachute? No! Is it a paraglide? Yes! Now, what is the price to be called a pilot ? What we can learn from eagles? Why do we need a radio in the air? Listen to Małgorzata Sulkowska a professional female pilot from “Extreme” paragliding company (www.paragliding.com.pl) talking to Viola Lamot.
How much is one glide?
- Little babies with hearing problems don’t need to wait till they are one year old to hear their name called by their mummy as Polish surgeons have just performed the first successful operation on a 6 months infant.
- Women as the Darvinian scientists prove are getting more and more attractive as this is the requirement posed by evolution. Men – show no progress in this field since the cave man. By Viola Lamot.
Thank gods for sharing this divine treat with us, humans. Thank gods for all the happiness, pleasure and good health it brings. Thank gods for its taste and smell and above all thank you gods… for “Czekoladziarnia”. Magdalena Wiśniewska the owner of the place and Magdalena Musiał explain (in English and German) the magic behind all the chocolate flavours in the world and much more in 6 part interview inspired by “Czekoladziarnia” which thank gods is in Wrocław: www.czekoladziarnia.wroclaw.pl By Viola Lamot.
Cocoa beans worth millions
A cure for aging
Alles ist clar?
Chocolate heaven for children
Being compared to such groups as “The Cure” or “Radiohead” is already a great
compliment. But for the leader of the rock American band – “The Violet Burning” – that visited Wrocław last Sunday spreading the news about their group by word of mouth is the most flattering accomplishment a musician can imagine. Listen to an exclusive interview with Michael Pritzl who perceives Poland as a totally new beginning for a group that has been succesfully touring around the States and Western Europe for the last 10 years.
by Aleksandra Szczepaniak
- The place to be tomorrow between 3p.m. and 8p.m. is Magnolia Park in Wroclaw as a very important event named ”Stop to the Drunk Drivers” will promote safe driving by giving you free lessons of first aid, a chance of experiencing driving in special alcogooggles to understand how dangerous it is to drive with a slightly impaired ability of perception and also will be a meeting point of all of you who wish to donate blood.
- As we are now entering the 8th day of the Era New Horizons Festival if you are lucky enough to get a ticket tonight you will be given an unforgettable chance of listening to some original tunes brought to you straight form Ikea countryhome. The “I m from Barcelona” band which is actually definitely from the country of moose, Ikea and H&Mclothing company (and not from Barcelona despite its misleading name) will have their concert at the Arsenal Stage at 10 p.m. and later on if you still need some more Swedish music “The Field” music band will play for you at the same place at midnight sharp.
- To lough and learn at the same time on Saturday next to the Centennial Hall you will be able to see the funniest parts of the Polish Film Chronicle, the admission is free of charge and above that if you keep your fingers crossed tightly you might get a special prize connected with the ”Europe it’s our history” exhibition which closes soon. The show will be on from 9p.m. till 10.30 p.m.
- And if you love horses but even more you love betting on them Sunday will be a treat for all of you who are keen on horse races. Partynice in Wroclaw will witness a great come back of the beautiful arab horses fighting head to head over 1700 metres distance. The race begins at 12.00 so open your wallets and dream on if you wish to risk betting on any of the beautiful creatures.
- To see some proper exhibition in Polish and English The Foundation of Fine Art Students has prepared an exhibition on the Four Monasteries District featuring some historic presentations, photograpies and visualisations of the District. To see all that and even more go to Promenada Staromiejska between the John Paul II square and Krupnicza street.
- Need more lessons on what women want? Which obviously is an eternal question nobody seems to be able to answer, tonight is your one and only chance to become smarter by watching Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt trying to answer this question for you in the film entitled “What do Women Want”. The show is going to be free of any charge so don’t waste your chance and go to Magnolia Park tonight at a quarter to nine.
- If you live near Ruska Street just count to 46 A on Friday and go to “Dymek z Papierosa” club - a “Cigarette Puff” club to listen to some metal tunes influenced by gothic, doom and folk music – quite a combination offered by “Die Anew” band which is new to the Wroclaw club scene but definitely worth checking out.
- And if you are still a student you may use your student’s badge tonight to enter Oławska 9 club at Oławska 9 street to be entertained by Dj Galix mixing the best hits of RnB, Hip Hop Dancehall, pop funky and some old school black music.
- For some Saturday night fever go to the same place or just stay there till Saturday when Dj Shortee, Dj GaliX. Dj tee and Dj Waveshock – all with very promising names will serve you an audio cocktail at the same place that is Oławska 9 club at – Oławska 9 street.
- If you have small chances of having holidays on a hot Beach and you can’t stand your friends telling you about wonderful holidays they have just had the Hip Hop Beach Party is the place for you on the first of August at the sunny Beach situated in Kiełczow, the party starts at 5 p.m. and will feature some of the brightest stars of hip hop scene such as Crew, Wice Wersa, Królik, Jot, Motyw Squad to name just a few. So go there and enjoy yourself for 9 zlotys only.
- Tomorrow starts the 15th edition of Przystanek Woodstock one of the most famous Polish music festivals organized by Jurek Owsiak the founding father of WOSP charity event. It is going to continue throughought the weekend and apart from many musicians from Poland and abroad you will have a chance to meet with our former president Mr Lech Wałęsa, and our fomer prime minister MrTadeusz Mazowiecki who will join the discussion point at the academy of the most beautiful arts hosted by Piotr Najsztub.
It is four weeks until the World Rowing Championships in Poznań, but Wrocław’s Olympic Silver Medalist, Paweł Rańda openly admits, that the next Olympic Games in London are the most important for him. He also talks about the difficult legal situation regarding sport sponsorship in Poland and how he can balance his love of good food with the life of being a professional rower. By Przemek Pozowski
- Swedish night at Era New Horizons music club in Wrocław’s Arsenal: Dwayne Sodahberk at 10 pm and then Andreas Tilliander at midnight, tickets 15-25 zloties
- 10th Johann Sebastian Bach Festival in Świdnica near Wrocław, the Branderburgh Concerts tonight, Wednesday 29 July at 7.30 in the Church of Peace, entry 10-15 PLN
- Suzanne Vega, the soft-spoken ballad singer performs in Gdańsk (Baltic Philharmonic Hall) at 8 pm tonight
- Przystanek Woodstock Day on www.radiowroclove.com, full coverage of this big music event that starts this weekend, this Friday, 31 July, starting 10 am
“Brakfast Of Champions” or “It Was Nothiong”? “Esau Bowl” or “Not To Be Refused”? “Hog With Balls” or rather “Chest Forward”? What should we go for in the place that is as unusual as the names of its meals on the menu? The cult eatery “Jadłostacja” in Wrocław’s Więzienna Street has now expanded to become a fully-fledged, two-storey restaurant, without losing its original, hippie flavour. Michał Poddębniak interviewed by Jurek Chyb.
The Prague tour continues. The problem is, Jurek Chyb keeps turning left when everyone else carries on straight ahead… This time he makes you look up to face the spookiest creatures that have ever adorned any gutter in a Gothic cathedral. St Vitus gargoyles send shivers down your spine and rainwater down the walls.