Poles Aloud show 12

Every Sunday at 5pm on Somer Valley FM & Monday at 1pm on Bradley Stoke Radio 

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It’s the last show before the New Year so we’re going to look back at what 2013 was like for Poland and UK. Also, for last few weeks we’ve showered you with Polish Christmas traditions and today we’ll introduce you to a new one, popular across the both countries.

We’re going to finish off with a few glimpses into the future and invite you to an annual music and art event hosted in the Colston Hall’s foyer on Sun 12th January 3-10pm.

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POLES ALOUD – bringing you a slice of Poland every week to the South West.

Apart from a weekly radio show, we also organise a free annual music, art and culture event in the Colston Hall’s foyer – find out more details here and on facebook.

If you’ve missed Poles Aloud radio show, you can catch us again on Somer Valley FM and Bradley Stoke Radio, simply click the listen again option.

Get in touch with us by emailing info@polesaloud.com, liking our page on facebook or following us on twitter. Or you can send us a post card – we’d love that!

Somer Valley FM Community Radio Ltd.
St Chad’s Avenue
Midsomer Norton
Somerset
BA3 2HG

Bradley Stoke Radio
The Activity Centre
Brook Way
Bristol BS32 9DS

Poles Aloud show 11

Every Sunday at 5pm on Somer Valley FM & Monday at 1pm on Bradley Stoke Radio 

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It’s Christmas full time on Poles Aloud today – we’re looking at the preparations on Christmas Eve, differences between Polish and English customs around the Christmas table and explore some of the weird and wonderful traditions in Poland and around the world. Plus plenty of Polish Christmas tracks – Wesołych Świąt everyone!

POLES ALOUD – bringing you a slice of Poland every week to the South West.

Apart from a weekly radio show, we also organise a free annual music, art and culture event in the Colston Hall’s foyer – find out more details here and on facebook.

If you’ve missed Poles Aloud radio show, you can catch us again on Somer Valley FM and Bradley Stoke Radio, simply click the listen again option.

Get in touch with us by emailing info@polesaloud.com, liking our page on facebook or following us on twitter. Or you can send us a post card – we’d love that!

Somer Valley FM Community Radio Ltd.
St Chad’s Avenue
Midsomer Norton
Somerset
BA3 2HG

Bradley Stoke Radio
The Activity Centre
Brook Way
Bristol BS32 9DS

Poles Aloud show 10

Every Sunday at 5pm on Somer Valley FM & Monday at 1pm on Bradley Stoke Radio 

Last week we introduced you to some of the Polish Christmas traditions – Mikołajki & Szopki – and today we carry on with the Christmas spirit, looking at the diminishing tradition of Kolędnicy.

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Lesson on Polish history – remembering the victims of the communist crackdown against the Solidarity movement. This year the anniversary of introducing the Martial Law in Poland (13-12-1981) was accompanied by an unusually peaceful campaign – “Light a Candle for Freedom”.

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Also on the show – news, what’s on, entertainment and plenty of Christmas tunes, typically Polish so you can get a taste of the Christmas music back in Poland.

POLES ALOUD – bringing you a slice of Poland every week to the South West.

Apart from a weekly radio show, we also organise a free annual music, art and culture event in the Colston Hall’s foyer – find out more details here and on facebook.

If you’ve missed Poles Aloud radio show, you can catch us again on Somer Valley FM and Bradley Stoke Radio, simply click the listen again option.

Get in touch with us by emailing info@polesaloud.com, liking our page on facebook or following us on twitter. Or you can send us a post card – we’d love that!

Somer Valley FM Community Radio Ltd.
St Chad’s Avenue
Midsomer Norton
Somerset
BA3 2HG

Bradley Stoke Radio
The Activity Centre
Brook Way
Bristol BS32 9DS

Poles Aloud show 9

Every Sunday at 5pm on Somer Valley FM & Monday at 1pm on Bradley Stoke Radio 

Christmas is lurking around the corner and in the Polish custom the celebrations start already on the 6th December with the Mikołajki. Find out more about the pre Christmas gift traditions and December festivities in Poland.

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Also on the show – which film makes you cry? We’re going to look at some of the films that caused stream of tears among the Polish politicians, including the prime minister Tusk.

The spotlight of the passed week was on education, namely the PISA tests and its results across the globe – we’re going to compare the exam tables for both Poland and UK as well as their close neighbours and discuss our ideas on how to improve the results (it might involve a lot of chocolate :)).

And we will finish off with another Christmas tradition – szopki. An art form in itself, the tradition of making those beautiful cribs goes way back into the past, but even in the 21st century they prove to be a popular part of the Christmas celebration.

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POLES ALOUD – bringing you a slice of Poland every week in the South West.

Apart from a weekly radio show, we also organise a free annual music, art and culture event in the Colston Hall’s foyer – find out more details here and on facebook.

If you’ve missed Poles Aloud radio show, you can catch us again on Somer Valley FM and Bradley Stoke Radio, simply click the listen again option.

Get in touch with us by emailing info@polesaloud.com, liking our page on facebook or following us on twitter. Or you can send us a post card – we’d love that!

Somer Valley FM Community Radio Ltd.
St Chad’s Avenue
Midsomer Norton
Somerset
BA3 2HG

Bradley Stoke Radio
The Activity Centre
Brook Way
Bristol BS32 9DS

Poles Aloud show 8

Every Sunday at 5pm on Somer Valley FM & Monday at 1pm on Bradley Stoke Radio 

As Britain’s in the final season of Christmas shopping spree, Poland’s enjoying the last moments of fun before the reflective advent time. We’re going to look at the traditions of Katarzynki & Andrzejki, a major competitors to Western idea of Halloween.

Adverts – do you tend to pause the telly when they’re on and then skip to your favourite programme or are you a fan of well created advertising films, going “aaaww” when you watch the latest Christmas spots? On the show today, we’re going to talk about adverts overshadowing the buildings in Poland and also look at some adverts from the communist times. Have a guess what they could be advertising on the photo below (without consulting your dictionary).

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And there’s even more differently looking adverts, check out the fiat one (especially the ending, looks cool).

We’re going to check out what’s happening in the area and also back in Poland.

POLES ALOUD – bringing you a slice of Poland every week in the South West.

Apart from a weekly radio show, we also organise a free annual music, art and culture event in the Colston Hall’s foyer – find out more details here and on facebook.

If you’ve missed Poles Aloud radio show, you can catch us again on Somer Valley FM and Bradley Stoke Radio, simply click the listen again option.

Get in touch with us by emailing info@polesaloud.com, liking our page on facebook or following us on twitter. Or you can send us a post card – we’d love that!

Somer Valley FM Community Radio Ltd.
St Chad’s Avenue
Midsomer Norton
Somerset
BA3 2HG

Bradley Stoke Radio
The Activity Centre
Brook Way
Bristol BS32 9DS