On the first day of April, the cultural matrix at 10 Jagielończyka street will be filled with the powerful music of Weasel Walter, Sheik Anorak and Mario Rechtern.
Weasel Walter- the founder of the legendary The Flying Luttenbachers is an experimental drummer and composer. Born in Berlin, Germany- Mario Rechtern started playing on sax when he was 7 and is now considered one of the most talented and experienced contemporary saxophonist. Sheik Anorak comes from France. He’s a guitarist and a producer associated with noise, no wave, free-jazz and improvised music.
The three mentioned musicians met in 2009 in Paris and formed the unique trio. Their music, being the function of the combined experiences, consists of the elements of free-jazz and noise.
The concert of Weasel Walter, Sheik Anorak and Mario Rechtern will take place in CRK on the 1st of April at 9 pm. The admission will cost you only 15 Zloty.
As the winter passes away, it’s time to get your bikes out of a dark areas of your garages and bring it back to live. If you don’t have enough money to pay for the repair, bring it to 10 Jagielończyka street.
On the 17th of April CRK invites you for The Spring Bike Cleaning- a free bike repair workshops, during which the team of bike repair pros will help you reassemble your two wheel machine. Some of the bike parts come from the previously fixed bikes (stripped from unnecessary stuff), some were “donated” and some of the parts will be exchanged.
The idea of recycling is a basis of the recently launched CRK Bike Workshop- the resources are limited and all the services on the part of CRK team are voluntary and are the act of their good will- so if you happen to find some spare bike parts that are of no use to you- bring them along to CRK where they might become useful.
Spring Bike Cleaning starts at noon on Sunday the 17th of April. Go there- fix your bike, in the meantime have a nourishment (in the form of a vegan) food and listen to the music.
Taken into account the small number of people and resources involved- CRK is, still, probably the most active and engaged culture center in Wrocław. The history of this place begins around 1997. Ideologically based on its squat, anarchistic provenance this place started as a legal, open platform where projects are run collectively by group of dedicated people. Located in the Nadodrze district (on 10 Jagielończyka street), CRK is organically ingrained in the city of Wrocław and is actively participating in its social, political and cultural life.
I went to 10 Jagielończyka street to talk with Kuba Majchrzak- one of the folks from CRK, involved in organizing events, running the CRK website, co-editing the CRK paper- Organ. Kuba is also a member of a punk trio- The Kurws (myspace website here).
To know about the history of CRK and what they’re currently involved in- listen to the podcast files below.
For over fifty years, Tibet has been under the tight control of the Chinese communist government, and especially the secret police known as the PSB, or Public Security Bureau. In 1950, Chinese forces invaded Tibet, and in 1959, His Holiness the Dalai Lama fled into exile in India..
The fact that, as reported by New York Times and Washington Post, Beijing responded aggressively to thwart screenings of the film at the Washington D.C. International Film Festival, proves that “In Tibet nothing is more dangerous than the truth”.
The film will be screened in CRK today at 8 pm. Go there to open your eyes to the images obstructed by mainstream media, images that were captured by dedicated people who endangered their lives to capture the true face of contemporary Tibet.
On the 9th of March the members of Akcja Lokatorska association went to Rafał Dutkiewicz to talk about the issues concerning the rights of tenement occupants and about, as some put it, the residential catastrophy. The scheduled meeting did not occur as the concerned folks were not let in to the builing..
The fight-for-your-rights attitude and the determination of the involved members didn’t stop though and the meeting of Akcja Lokatorska association will take, place in CRK (located on 10 Jagielończyka street) on the 30th of March at 6 pm.
While the tenement houses are sold, the residents, left with no choice, are forced to move out to the designated substitutionary apartments. The residents and the members of Akcja Lokatorska do not agree with such policies and take this issue very seriously and if you too are on the aggrieved party and / or feel concerned with this situation go to CRK and take part in the Akcja Lokatorska meeting.
For more info on the Akcja Lokatorska activity go to akcjalokatorska.razem.cc
The punk-rock music of The Black Tapes evokes the sound of The Clash, Gang Of Four or Stiff Little Fingers. The band was formed in 2006; they released an EP “Black City” in 2007 and debuted with a full album in 2009. Three of their songs were featured on Offensywa compilation.
Identity is considered one of the best hardcore squads in Poland. The band is just about to release their first EP.
The sound of recently formed The Stubs can be described as a combination of Motorhead and The Hives- in short a heavy metal and punk noise that already earned a reputation and found a dedicated fans.
All the fans of hard rock and punk should gather in CRK on the 31st of March at 9 pm. The tickets go for 15 Zloty.
Based on the book by Naomi Klein- a writer, journalist and social activist- the documentary “The Shock Doctrine” (see a trailer here) seeks to explain the rise of disaster capitalism: the exploitation of crisis in vulnerable countries by governments and corporations.
Filmmakers Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross intend was to present Klein’s theory to a new audience. They use of a lot archival footage, offset with Klein’s interviews and lectures. This documentary is yet another voice of the left that should be heard especially in the current political and economical climate.
“The Shock Doctrine” will be screened today at 8pm in CRK located on 10 Jagielończyka Street.
Kickbeat Agency together with CRK organized a very interesting electronic music event called Good Vibe Is Back To Wroclaw. The event will take place in CRK located on 10 Jagielończyka Street.
You will have a chance to immerse yourself in the quality sounds of house, acid techno, hard house, drum’n'bass and dubstep. A-sit, Rodrigezz, Technik 303, Claudyny and Siwy will provide the beats, the visuals will be screened by VJ Glitch and Dr. Laube.
Go to CRK on Staurday the 19th of March at 9pm- the admission will cost you only 5 Zloty.
BIKE is proposition for everyone for whom bikes are not merely an alternative means of transportation. The film directed by Anthony Howard describes the environment of the New York cyclists joined under the Black Label Bicycle Club, which the director futilely tries to sign up to.
For the subculture of devoted city bikers from BLBC, cycling is treated rather seriously- for them it’s a matter of political and social importance.
Expect great photography and some quality underground music.
The film tells the story of a hitchhiker traveling through South America. The spontaneous trip is full of adventure and absurd humor- the movie is described as a combination of Jakass and Cejrowski’s documentaries.
That’s not all though.. CRK has also prepared something different for the fans of off-mainstream cinema. On the 9th of March you’ll have a chance to see “La Zona”- a Spanish, Mexican drama movie.
On the 19th of February – a social initiative “Nadodrze Kontratakuje” will take place in Centrum Reanimacji Kultury on 10 Jagielończyka Street. The organizers intention is to gather money for the Locators Initiative and the agenda is to include the Nadodrze society in the dialog about revitalization of the neighborhood as well as protecting the locator’s right for the equitable living conditions.
“Nadodrze Kontratakuje” is the second edition of Locators Inintiative and during this event you’ll have a chance to listen to some quality electronic music. Ptaq and Clicker will provide you with dubstep and jungle beats, Rudy and Garbaty will form the drum’n'base squad MuoTekk and PhatTrakz will produce some house and minimal sounds with the pinch of funky and dubstep. “Nadodrze Kontratakuje” kicks off at 9 PM and entry fee is 10 zloty.