The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. What chances does Wrocław stand of winning with other cities which run in the competition? What can we do to help? Listen to Anna Bleja from the Wrocław 2016 Culture Institute talking with Viola Lamot and visit the following webistes to support Wrocław in the race: www.candidatecities.com, www.wro2016.pl
“My battery is flat. Where is my charger?” – soon this question will become obsolete as the answer will be more than obvious. The charger is right with you. Made up of your body and heat. A prototype of the thermoelectric power generator has just been assembled by scientists in Singapore giving you hope that one day you will be free of all the worries about recharging your batteries. Perk up your ears to Viola Lamot’s findings.
As April 23 is the International Book and Copyright Day – let us remind you that there are still some books worth reading. Today you may get a book and a red rose – a symbol of this day. This is also a day when books are available with discounts for buying in bulk. To select the best of the best “must-reads” listen to our literary expert – Wojciech Drąg – who joined Viola Lamot in our studio to offer you some recommendations on the best literary purchases and inviting all bookworms to the “Woodstock for the Mind” that is the Hay-on-Wye Festival.
If you haven’t heard about the Auto Stop Race from Wrocław to Rimini you better start packing your backpack now as this Monday at 6 p.m. at University of Economics there will be an info meeting held for all those who would like to take part in the hitchhiking race during the first long weekend of May – the idea of the race is simple – you need to get to Rimini by using your thumbs, smile and charm only and be the first to do that as the rewards are worth it. Listen to Agnieszka Szewczyk persuading Viola Lamot that hitchhiking adventure is worth all the risks involved.
Every day brings in a new gizmo to this world, to the world of humans mostly. But there is a world which we, as humans, would gladly interfere thinking that we are improving it – the world of our pets. Listen to Viola Lamot and decide for yourself if the gadgets offered to dogs and cats will be to your best friend liking.
What will be the best means of transport to reach Cracow or Warsaw right in time for the funeral ceremony? Why do you need to have a white sheet of paper by your car window screen? And which trains do you need to choose to be offered a one way trip discount? Listen to Viola Lamot bringing you the handy news.
One of the victims of the Smolensk air disaster was the woman whose stand against communism provoked the Gdansk strike. The other, was a woman who saved lives with her radio programmes and conferences. Listen to Viola Lamot paying tribute to Anna Walentynowicz and Krystyna Bochenek.
The ash cloud turned northern Europe into a no-fly zone and left hundreds of thousands of air passengers stranded posing risk to the funeral ceremony of the late President of Poland. Listen to Viola Lamot explaining the reasons of the halt.
What music will we get if we combine air, wind and soul? We will get the music of Ruach band – a mixture of a clarinet and a guitar or a mandoline. Dorothea and Bogusław Hegeduess the two members of the band visited Viola Lamot in our studio and explained the nature of their music through a live concert celebrating the arrival of Spring.
This weekend Wrocław will make the first step promoting the city as the European Capital of Culture candidate. Beginning tomorrow you will be able to visit a special website with all the events prepared for the occasion: www.wro2016.pl. To support the city’s efforts you should vote for Wrocław at: www.candidatecities.com and don’t be surprised if you see Wrocław monuments decorated with bowties this weekend. Viola Lamot brings you the local news.
Most people only experience a marriage proposal once in their lifetimes, so you’ll want it to be memorable and perfect. After you’ve got up the nerve to ask, you might have trouble finding the best place to pop the question. To help you out, Viola Lamot quotes some romantic and unique venue ideas that are sure to make a big impression. Mostly through the power of surprise.
This tiny creature may not look spectacular, but it is one of the most remarkable ever discovered: the first that can survive and reproduce entirely without oxygen. That would be something to learn from them, wouldn’t it? Listen to Viola Lamot who is beguiled herself.
There are numerous amazing things to celebrate the arrival of calendar spring. One of them being 31st Review of Stage Songs which starts on Saturday – March 20th. Apart from dozens of talented actors/singers from Poland we will see Amanda Palmer beginning her new European tour in Wrocław and also both halves of the legendary duo Dead Can Dance but not together, though. Brendan Perry will have his show on March 25th, and Lisa Gerrard – two days later. Lisa will take part in “Life Along The Borderline – A Tribute to Nico”. Listen to Viola Lamot with the details on the event.
Check out the 31st Review of Stage Songs promotional clip:
How many types of roses are there in this world? Pink, white, red. Never too many. How many roses are there in the outer space? Nobody knows probably but what we do know is the fact that there is a new one and its name is Berkeley 59 cluster. A new infrared image from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows a cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars. Listen to Viola Lamot telling you how to interpret this phenomenon to your liking.
Manga, anime, sushi, Yuki, Dehy, ShiroRoom – and much more of Japanese pop-culture will be on display tomorrow at Agora Culture Centre during the fashion show, concerts and lectures. Listen to Anna Malkogiorgos, the Agora programme coordinator talking with Viola Lamot to see what is the whole fuss of manga and sushi all about.
How can we make the roads more driver-friendly? There is a new sign to be considered as one of the solutions. While an explicit instruction telling people to be nice to each other is never out of place, not everyone is happy with the new sign. Some call it ugly, others confusing. And there’s an argument to be made that the last thing the world needs is more traffic signs. Listen to Viola Lamot and have your say about the visual aspect of the sign. Please.
How far will the “Rabbit a la Berlin” run? Listen to Viola Lamot predicting the Oscars 2010. What are your picks for the Sunday Oscar Academy Awards? E-mail us with your votes.
To view full list of Oscar nominees this year, visit oscar.go.com/nominations/nominees.
Chicago-originated band Rob Mazurek Quintet is arriving in Wrocław this Sunday at 8 pm at OPT Centre. Listen to Artur Majewski telling you more on the band’s background story and Mikrokolektyw plans for a new album release. By Viola Lamot
The good news is that Ron Carter has just arrived in Wrocław and is now one of the “Visiting Professors” running workshops on double bass intricacies. So if you are curious how to play double bass – the Academy of Music is the place to be this weekend. The other piece of good news is that there are more and more computers connected with the Internet around Wrocław – we are only one step behind Warsaw. But it would be strange if it was the other way round, right? Listen to Viola Lamot revealing her hopes for Internet car radios.
International Women’s Day – March 8th brings about the celebration of women in various fields of their activity. CK Zamek decided to go even one step further with its celebration of femininity scheduled for the whole March. “Marzec w spódnicy” project appreciaties ladies with workshops on creativity, professional make-up or even… bra fitting. What else needs to be added but: Bra-vo! Listen to Viola Lamot and her guest Dobromiła Jankowska for more details and visit the website: www.zamek.wroclaw.pl