Poles Aloud Show – 28th & 30th June

School’s out for summer! In Poland that is, sorry to get your hopes up. We’re looking at the end of school report/ certificate called świadectwo in Polish and talk about the most popular types of summer activities.

Sorry – a major cultural difference between Polish and British attitude when using this word, so we’re going to look at some of the reasons why Brits overuse it and Poles don’t use enough of it (or do they?).

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Poles Aloud Show – 21st & 23rd June

Happy Father’s Day! Poland celebrates dads on 23rd June and we’re looking at a survey conducted by Heinrich Böll Stiftung WarszawaOjcowie i dzieci” to find out what Polish fathers are like nowadays.

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Noc Świętojańska aka Noc Kupały – we’re talking about quirky (and sometimes dangerous) traditions of the shortest night in the year.

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Poles Aloud Show – 14th & 16th June

It’s never boring in Polish politics – we’re discussing the most recent upheaval in the Polish government and the aftermath of the wire-tapping affair (or as we call it, the waiter-gate).

The political turmoil is followed closely by a social outcry about a recent campaign discouraging women from putting off motherhood (and we called it the baby-gate).

And as usual the recent headlines form Poland, look at weird and wonderful news from around the world and teaching you a word or two of Polish.

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Poles Aloud Show – 31st May & 2nd June

On the show today we’re hearing from Kuba Mikurda, a Polish film critic and film maker, talking about the Polish classics on tour in the UK, “Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema“. The films are quite an intensive look at the Polish historical and cultural background, but Kuba finds a few titles that would appeal to the British audience without having any prior knowledge of the Polish cinema.

Ahoy sailors! Saying goodbye to the Polish Film Festival Kinoteka in a style.

In the second part of the show, we’re going to tackle Polish politics and look at the recent presidential election in Poland, its outcome and international reactions.

We also bring you the recent headlines form Poland, look at weird and wonderful news from around the world and teach you a word or two of Polish.

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Poles Aloud Show – 24th & 26th May 2015

And the winner is … Sweden! Congratulations to Måns Zelmerlöw who won the 60th Eurovision Song Contest.

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Wow, what a spectacular show it was this year, with some descent tunes, stunning stage effects and head to head competition. But nevertheless we’re truly devastated as Poland & UK didn’t do that well. So, we’re going to play more Eurovision songs today to cheer us all up.


Another head to head competition is taking place in Poland on Sunday 24th May, as Poles choose their representative in the second round of the presidential elections.

Poles voting in the UK – venues. Bristol based voters need to go to Dom Parafialny im. Jana Pawła II, 2 Arley Hill, Bristol BS6 5PS, the polling station is open from 7am to 9pm.

We also bring you the recent headlines form Poland, look at weird and wonderful news from around the world and teach you a word or two of Polish.

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Poles Aloud Show – 17th & 19th May 2015

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For the next week or two, Poles Aloud turns into “Eurovision Aloud” celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest. We’re playing songs featured in the semi and grand final (the final will be broadcast on BBC1 and BBC Radio 2 on Saturday 23rd May), talking about this year’s contestants and wonder how many songs with the word “love” in its title will we have this year.

Positively about Eurovision – click here.

Polish entry with a tragic real life story of Monika Kuszyńska

UK entry – Electro Velvet, how well will UK do this year?

Poles Aloud’s favourite song this year – Elina Born & Stig Rästa – Goodbye To Yesterday (Estonia)

Followed closely by Maraaya with Here for You (Slovenia):

Oh and there will 2nd round for the presidential election in Poland – Sun 24th May, check out the venues across the UK.

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Poles Aloud Show – 10th & 12th May 2015

After a surprising result at the British election, we’re contemplating how its outcome will influence the Polish community living in the UK. Still in the election spirit, we look across to Poland choosing a new president and the turn out at the polling stations.

Polish presidential elections – Sun 10-05-15, link to the voters’ registration and venues where you can vote across the UK.

We’re going to hear from Anna Osowska, organiser of a family event in Bath – pencil in the date for Sunday 24th May, 1-6pm at the St John’s Catholic Primary School, BA2 3 Bath, Somerset. The day will consist of games and activities for families with children as well as an interview with a Polish actress and singer Ewa Błaszczyk, who set up and runs a clinic called “Budzik” helping children to wake up from a coma.

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We also bring you the recent headlines form Poland, look at weird and wonderful news from around the world and teach you a word or two of Polish.

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Poles Aloud Show – 3rd & 5th May 2015

Three days of celebrations in a row, how decadent! Poland is inundated with national feasts at the beginning of May and we’re going to look at them in detail. Find out how Poland commemorates its Constitution Day (first constitution in Europe and second in the world!), why do so many Poles wave their flag on second of May and what do they do on May the first.

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We’re also going to catch up with Jerzy Byczynski, the co-ordinator of British Poles campaign, who encourages more Poles living in the UK to get involved with the local politics and have their say.

Thursday 7th May – don’t forget that date, it’s time to cast your vote in the general election. Make it count.

And as usual the recent headlines form Poland, look at weird and wonderful news from around the world and teaching you a word or two of Polish.

Love films? Interested in seeing some Polish classics? You don’t need to go all the way to London, the films will come to the cinema near you – Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema is visiting Bristol on the following dates (Cube cinema):

Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni czarodzieje) 10/5/2015
The Saragossa Manuscript (Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie) 17/5/2015
Pharaoh (Faraon) 24/5/2015
Mother Joan of the Angels (Matka Joanna od aniolów) 31/5/2015
Blind Chance (Przypadek) 28/6/2015

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Poles Aloud Show – 26th & 28th April 2015

On the show today, we’re talking about the importance of your vote in the upcoming elections and looking at how the Polish community gets involved in the discussion on immigration. We spoke to Jerzy Byczynski, the co-ordinator of the British Poles campaign, who explained the reasons behind the drive and how you can find out what your local MPs stand is on the Polish and immigration issues.

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We’re also looking at the winners of Fryderyki 2015 – an equivalent of Brit and Classic Brit Awards – and sharing our thoughts and feelings on “Ashes and Diamonds” as part of the Kinoteka Film Festival.

Love films? Interested in seeing some Polish classics? You don’t need to go all the way to London, the films will come to the cinema near you – Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema is visiting Bristol on the following dates (Cube cinema):

Knife in the Water (Nóz w wodzie) 3/5/2015
Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni czarodzieje) 10/5/2015
The Saragossa Manuscript (Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie) 17/5/2015
Pharaoh (Faraon) 24/5/2015
Mother Joan of the Angels (Matka Joanna od aniolów) 31/5/2015
Blind Chance (Przypadek) 28/6/2015

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Poles Aloud Show – 19th & 21st April 2015

Following Magda’s trip to The Big Smoke last weekend, we’re going to bring you some of the highlights from the Kinoteka Polish Film Festival. From poster’s exhibition, through to Oscar nominated documentaries and finishing off with a real treat for cinema lovers; Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema. We spoke to Marlena Łukasiak, the festival’s organiser about the origin of the festival and its development into one of the biggest film events in London. We also caught up with one of the acts, The Kissinger Twins, who delivered a fascinating presentation on interactive story telling (cinematic labyrinths).

Love films? Interested in seeing some Polish classics? You don’t need to go all the way to London, the films will come to the cinema near you – Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema is visiting Bristol on the following dates (Cube cinema):

Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament) 19/4/2015
Knife in the Water (Nóz w wodzie) 3/5/2015
Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni czarodzieje) 10/5/2015
The Saragossa Manuscript (Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie) 17/5/2015
Pharaoh (Faraon) 24/5/2015
Mother Joan of the Angels (Matka Joanna od aniolów) 31/5/2015
Blind Chance (Przypadek) 28/6/2015

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We also bring you the recent headlines form Poland, look at weird and wonderful news from around the world and teach you a word or two of Polish.

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Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) – every Tuesday at 1pm (103.4 FM), repeated Sundays at 1pm.

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