Poles Aloud show 25

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

What makes you spring out of bed? Definitely not the one hour loss, which we experienced on Sunday 30th March, by the way – remember to move your clocks forward. The spring is here and summer is just round the corner.

The English tourists are used to it, the Polish are nicely surprised to see it – we’re looking at some basic aspects of sightseeing that makes a tourist’s life just this little bit easier.

The Voice – dreams coming true for some, while tears for the others. Comparing the Polish and English version of the hit song competition.

Liked it? Good – download it here and support the Bristolian Christina Marie in the upcoming finals.

Plus the usual mix of news, music and language (Polish for beginners) – check us out on facebook & twitter.

Poles Aloud show 24

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

The first day of Spring celebrations – we’re taking you through the ancient Slavic traditions to the modern day, unconventional festivities.

News and updates from Poland and the Polish community in the UK.

Plus the usual mix of news, music and language (Polish for beginners) – check us out on facebook & twitter.

Poles Aloud show 23

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

It’s a Marmite style relationship for a lot of us – we either love or hate the Eurovision song contest. With many European countries choosing their finalist in recent weeks and days, we’re looking at the choices made in Poland and the UK and debate about their chances of winning.

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How to solve a crisis in Ukraine? Michael challenged Magda last week to come up with a solution – so get ready world, here it comes … well you, do have to tune in to find out more. No pain – no gain :)

We’re also discussing a recent short film on Polish history and culture “From Poland With Love“, created to fight back Cameron’s remarks about Polish immigrants.

Plus the usual mix of news, music and language (Polish for beginners) – check us out on facebook & twitter.

Poles Aloud show 22

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

Women’s Day – it might be an international feast nowadays, but it has a long tradition in Poland celebrated even during the communist era. Find out what presents did the Polish women receive then and now.

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Flight habits – exploring the annoying side of passengers both Polish and English.

Polish Knights in combat – an annual fight of passion driven individuals dressed up in medieval costumes. It might sounds like fun, but it looks quite serious.

Pioneer of “bob”, Captain Poland and Poles not sop keen to vote in EU elections.

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Plus the usual mix of news, music and language (Polish for beginners) – check us out on facebook & twitter.

Poles Aloud show 21

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

Academy Awards – a sentimental look back at the possible Polish Oscar winners, focusing on the Polish equivalent of Gone with the Wind, aka the epic family drama Noce i Dnie (Nights & Days). The series that followed was extremely popular with the Polish audience and the lead actors are well remembered and recognised to this day, Jadwiga Barańska and late Jerzy BińczyckiYou can follow Jadwiga Barańska on her facebook profile. Below, a mega famous waltz from the film.

TraditionsFat Thursday full of Polish doughnuts & faworki/ chrust (angel wings), followed by English Shrove Tuesday with pancakes – what could be better for our spirits, but not the waist line. Also, we’re going to briefly mention Women’s Day celebrated on 8th March – full history & traditions will be explained in the next episode.

Current affairs – updates on the situation in Ukraine, opinions of Poles living close to the boarders and what can you do to help – talk to others, discuss and question Putin’s decisions.

A hero’s welcome – the winners of Winter Olympics back at home and how were they welcomed both in Poland and UK.

Plus the usual mix of news, music and language (Polish for beginners) – check us out on facebook & twitter.