Pictures from Bangkok (Thailand), Ankara (Turkey), Laos and Poland were on display in the photo contest “Kulturowe Eksploracje” patronised by RadioWroclove.com. In the category “Stories” the winner was Patryk Mariak with his work “Life according to Thai”. The award for best single picture went to “The Prayer” by photographer Wojciech Gajewski. Additionaly, the photo series “Asian Triangle” by Kajetan Głowacki and Jakub Ochnio’s single photo “Hassid” both received awards. Winners were selected by a jury and judged on their ability to show the meeting of young people with different cultures. To produce the pictures, photographers explored countries such as Mali, Iceland, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Poland of course. Starting June 18 th, the most interesting photo stories will be exhibited in Mediateka (pl. Teatralny). It’s also possibile to view the awarded works on the contest’s website: www.kulturoweeksploracje.pl/galeria.
That’s what Martin Kallen, Euro 2012 Director, said during his visit to our city. Kallen was taken to the stadium construction site and saw the progress made on the new airport terminal. When asked about the possibility of the quarterfinals being held in Wroclaw, he just smiled and said, “Everybody wants quarterfinals…”. Listen to more of his comments on Wrocław 2012 preparations.
Just few weeks ago they were in space, now they’re visting Wrocław and other Polish cities. The American astronauts are here meeting with children and school youth. One of them is colonel George Zamka, who was a crew member on the Endavour spacecraft and whose roots are Polish. Listen to what he said during the Press Conference in Wrocław’s Town Hall.
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A new season of performances of the Wrocław Fountain begins at the Centennial Hall. There is a new, special show prepared for Saturday and Monday evening. Listen to more details about the upcoming performances as well as about the Conference Centre, which construction is coming to the end, in converstion with Hana Cervinkova, president of Centennial Hall. By Przemek Pozowski
For more info go to: www.wroclawskafontanna.pl
In an attempt to keep up with Scandinavian cities, Wrocław is trying hard to become a more bike-friendly metropolis by challenging the car domination problem. According to the City Council Bike Officer, Daniel Chojnacki, we are on track, with new ideas to encourage some citizens to switch their cars for bikes. Even if you don’t quite believe this, listen to the latest and future changes in the city’s bike infranstructure. By Przemek Pozowski
An unofficial Indian embassy in one of Wrocław’s restaurants? Why not, as long as those involved in this initiative show enough passion. Jarosław Kret, whom you may know as a TV weatherman, is one of such passion-driven people who fell in love with India once and forever. In his conversation with Przemek Pozowski, he talks about his travels and photographs.
It was the first such exibition of conceptual, architectural projects in Poland. Unfortuntely, after 40 years, the exeptional ideas to put some life into the public space stayed mostly on the sheets of paper. Until now, when one of the projects was put on Wrocław’s Piaskowa Island and some others are waiting to be reminded. Listen to Dorota Monkiewicz from the City Council telling you more about the history of the symposium and its present meaning for the city.
Now that the funding has become official, the overhaul of the Capitol Music Theater can begin. However, until recently it was unknown where the actors would perform in this transition period, but it is not a secret anymore. The Capitol Theater will have its temporary venue in a big tent between Ślężna and Komandorska Streets. Listen to more about their new venue and the overhaul from Joanna Kiszkis, a theater spokesperson.
The Norwegian dancer and choreographer Kenneth Flack nearly cancelled his visit to Wrocław to perform at the Mandala Performance Fetival. All because ofthe ash cloud that left many Europeans stranded and unable to travel. However, he finally made it and gave a solo performance called “God Studies #3″. Just before going on stage, he spoke to Przemek Pozowski about the life of a dancer and his travels between Amsterdam, Stockholm and many, many other places in the world.
Before the official opening of “Out of Sth”, the exibition devoted to street art, RadioWroclove.com talks to Cedar Lewisohn, the curator from Tate Modern, London. Listen to discover what graffiti has in common with Pompeii and why Wrocław is as good a city for street art as London or Berlin is. By Przemek Pozowski
“It is all about movement” – says Irena Lipińska, who conducts the dance workshops during the 6th edition of the Mandala Performance Festival. The annual international event will be held at the Impart Art Centre this year and is devoted to the mysterious art of performance. Listen to more details of the programme in Przemek Pozowski’s conversation.
On some of them, he makes monkey-like facial expressions, on others, he seems serious or even mad. Witkacy – the famous Polish pre-war writer and painter and his photos from the 1920′s and 30′s are the topic of new Wro Art Center exhibition called “Witkacy. Psychoholism”. Listen to more about the recently opened show from Masza Potocka, the curator. By Przemek Pozowski
An American Film Festival will have its first edition in October this year. A five-day event is organized by the well-known to all the cinema lovers Roman Gutek (Era New Horizons) and his company. Its aim is to present more ambitious contemporary American cinema, including independent productions and documentaries. More in the converastion with Urszula Śniegowska, who is in charge of the festival’s programme. By Przemek Pozowski
After the documetaries from Poland, now it’s time for screenings from abroad. On Thursday, the new cycle from the “Academy of the Documentary Movie – MovieWro” begins at the NOT buliding in Piłsudskiego Street. The audience will have a chance to see “Afghan Idol” and take part in a discussion about Afghan pop culture. Kasia Matz, the organizer, tells more to Przemek Pozowski
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Meha Lodha, the RadioWroclove.com host, got the information about the death of Polish president and the officials while she was visiting India. Here in the conversation with Przemek Pozowski she shares Indian reaction to that moment as well as to what she saw after coming back to Wrocław. Listen to find out.
It may gather up to 20 thousands Wrocław citizens – the mass commemorating the victims of the plane disaster near Smolensk will begin at the Market Square on Friday at 6 pm. Additionally, on Saturday and Sunday, next to St. Elisabeth Church, it will be possible to see a live broadcast from the funerals of the country officials. Listen to more details from Paweł Czuma, representing the City Council.
Having worked in the family law office in Mexico City, Guillermo Roel decided to change his life in one day and become an artist. He left from Mexico to Barcelona, then to New York City and through India he finally landed in Berlin. Or rather not finally, since in convereation with Przemek Pozowski he says that he has to change the place of living once every 4 years. Listen to more and visit Guillermo’s exibition of paintings and experimental videos in Abrams’ Tower on Kraińskiego Street.
“Polityka”, “Newsweek” and “Wprost” – all shared the same topic and tone for their front pages this week. Black covers featuring photos of Lech and Maria Kaczynśki and other victims of the air crash is the first thing you can see when you pick one of these weekly magazines up. Przemek Pozowski, our Mixed Zone reporter, points to the most interesting articles from these magazines to deal with the tragic events.
Piotr Klimowicz talks to Przemek Pozowski about the moment the latter found out about what happened last Saturday morning and about his disbelief upon realizing the magnitude and gravity of the event.
One of the most awaited buldings in this city is now to be seen at the exibition in the Museum of Architecture. We mean Contemporary Art Museum in Wrocław, that was designed by Nizio Design, the architectural studio known for its project of The Warsaw Uprising Museum. What will the new Wrocław’s spot for contemporary art look like, will it be a separate piece of art? Listen to the conversation with Mirosław Nizio, the founder of the studio. By Przemek Pozowski