With Jan Lewan, the so-called Polka King, capturing people’s attention recently, Culture.pl examines the origins of polka music. How much influence from Poland does the classic sound of Polish America really contain? What did polkas originally sound like in the 19th century? And what is the future for this music style? Read more »about: Polka Kings: Does Polka Music Really Come from Poland?
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute/Culture.pl and the Transatlantyk Festival have announced the 2nd edition of the Capturing Freedom International Short Film Contest. The slogan of this year's edition is 'Creating the Future'. In 2018, Poland celebrates 100 years of independence – it is the perfect moment to reflect on the meaning of 'freedom'. Read more »about: Capturing Freedom Short Film Contest 2018
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, acting under its flagship brand Culture.pl, and the European Solidarity Centre are pleased to invite young cultural managers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine to participate in the third edition of the international project Culture for Local Development. Read more »about: Open Call: Culture for Local Development
Not many spectacular museums, philharmonic halls or theatres are currently under construction in Poland. It would seem that the era of breathtaking investments like the Szczecin Philharmonichas passed. Au contraire. Here’s a selection of buildings that we’re looking forward to seeing rise up in 2018. Read more »about: What to Look Forward to in Polish Architecture in 2018
The history of Polish literature is just about one of the most fascinating out there. Here are some facts about it that will probably change the way you think about Eastern European literature, make you study the history of the region, or just have you reading more Polish books. Read more »about: 14 Curious Facts about Polish Literature
Although Cepelia is known as the child of the People’s Republic of Poland, its ancestors go back to much earlier times. Shaping the tastes of Poles and establishing a unique style of its own, the Cepelia brand was also appreciated and recognised abroad. Culture.pl unravels mysteries hiding beneath the famously hand-painted logo…
Read more »about: Cepelia: Poland's Handmade Heaven