Poles Aloud Show – 26th & 28th July

A page form Polish history: we’re looking at the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, describing the details of the two months struggle between Polish resistance Home Army and the German forces.

Holiday tips: if you’re leaving rainy Britain behind this summer, you might want to know how to deal with the heat wave abroad. We offer you some useful advice that will keep you going through the days of sightseeing in hot conditions.

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

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Poles Aloud Show – 12th & 14th July

Summer’s in full swing and we take a look at Polish gardens and balconies decorated with colourful flowers and plants. It’s incredible to see what sort of blossom islands can be created in small spaces of Polish balconies.

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As the conflict in Syria continues, Poland has finally opened its borders to a small group of Syrian refugees. The efforts of moving the families were possible thanks to Miriam Shaded from the Estera charity (Fundacja Estera). We’re sharing stories of some of the Syrian families and look at Poles’ reactions to the new visitors.

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

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Poles Aloud Show – 5th & 7th July

We’ve managed to get away for a weekend to a peaceful camp site in Gloucester and that made us think where in Poland would we want to camp out. If you haven’t slept in a tent before, do tune in to find out what you’ve been missing out on (it’s good fun, promise!).

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We’re going to take a look at a recent survey about pets in Poland to find out who is Pole’s best friend and compare that to the results in Britain.

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

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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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