This Kraków-based cabaret, founded by Piotr Skrzynecki, played an unparalleled, influential role from 1956 onwards during the post-war period of neglect and erosion of the Polish intelligentsia. The cabaret's name, meaning 'the Cellar under the Rams', comes from the fact that the building above the cellar it is based is known as the 'Palace under the Rams' (Pałac pod Baranami), and there are even rams’ heads flanking the entrance to the courtyard. The cellar is home to one of the most famous cabaret scenes in Poland. Artists of different disciplines make up the group: writers, musicians, painters and actors, as well as friends of the group and its loyal audience members.
Photos come from Janusz R. Kowalczyk's book 'Wracając do Moich Baranów' (Returning to My Rams), Trio, Warsaw 2012.