Poles Aloud Show – 1st & 3rd March 2015

resizeWe’re celebrating the Polish victory at the recent Oscars – congratulations to the crew & team behind “Ida“. But if you thought that every Polish person was happy about “Ida’s” successful night, think again! We’re going to discuss the Polish reaction to the well deserved award.

Also on the show, we’re looking at the controversial decision of stopping A-level Polish exams by AQA from 2018. What other options are there for anyone hoping to formalise their Polish language skills?

Read and sign the petition calling for AQA & Ofqual to reconsider their decision.

We also bring you a mix of headlines from current events back in Poland and some great selection of Polish tunes.

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

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

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Poles Aloud Show – 22nd & 24th February 2015

We’ve talked about some children’s TV programmes last time, so it’s only fair if we carry on with more entertainment, for grown ups this time and not the one you were just thinking about :P

Game shows, what were they like before Poland was fully embraced by the West? We’re going to introduce you to nation’s favourite “Idź na całość” and its more eloquent and informative opponent “Wielka gra”.

Also on the show; a mix of headlines from current events back in Poland and some great selection of Polish tunes.

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

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

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Poles Aloud Show – 15th & 17th February 2015

A journey back into a Polish childhood will take us in front of the telly (yeah, yeah, terrible!) to find out what sort of programmes were popular when growing up in Poland in the 80s and 90s. We’re going to look at children’s TV shows like “Tik-Tak” and “5-10-15″ and compare them with the British “Blue Peter”. Check out some of the samples of the opening tunes together with short bits of the shows. What do you think?

Also on the show; a mix of headlines from current events back in Poland and some great selection of Polish tunes.

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

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

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Poles Aloud Show – 8th & 10th February 2015

How to woo a Pole? We’ve compiled a short list of qualities that Polish people look for in a partner (it’s very general and doesn’t apply to everyone). It’s our Valentine’s Day episode so expect bit of advice on dating Poles as well as lots of love related songs.

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Poles Aloud – usual mix of chat, news and music from Poland and the Polish community here in the UK.

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

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

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Poles Aloud Show – 1st & 3rd February 2015

Welcome to February! What’s so special about it? Well, it’s getting lighter now and also closer to the summer, what’s not to love :)

In today’s episode we’re looking at the commemoration of Auschwitz anniversary 70 years after it was liberated. It’s a hard piece of history that should never be forgotten, as a warning for us now and any future generations.

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The race is on! Or just about to begin, the presidential election is marking this year in Polish politics and we’re checking out the most popular candidates and their chances of winning.

We also bring you a mix of headlines from current events back in Poland and some great selection of Polish tunes.

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

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

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Poles Aloud Show – 25th & 27th January 2015

We’re celebrating Grandma & Grandpa Day and looking at the family structure in Poland that allows the grandparents to play an active role in the child rearing process.

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We’re bringing you the usual mix of news from Poland together with Polish music and language section, so tune in!

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

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

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Poles Aloud Show – 18th & 20th January 2015

 It’s middle of the January, so it might sound rather bizarre when I ask “When do you take down your Christmas Tree?”. In Poland, we tend to keep it beyond the twelfth day of Christmas – find out more about this tradition and the confusion it causes.

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What’s the talk of the town in Poland right now? It must be the controversial “morning after pill” and one IT guy is to blame.

We also bring you a mix of headlines from current events back in Poland and some great selection of Polish tunes.

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

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

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Poles Aloud Show – 11th & 13th January 2015

On the show this week, we’re looking at the Polish caricatures; their styles and messages they convey, mentioning as well the Polish School of Posters (Polska Szkola Plakatu).

Poles can be quite generous, especially around this time of the year, as it’s the annual charity event known as WOSP or the Great Orchestra of Christmas CharityLOGO_WOSP2_PODGLAD-300x289

And as usual mix of chat, news and music from Poland and the Polish community here in the UK.

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

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

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Poles Aloud Show – 4th & 6th January 2015

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It’s a New Year and traditionally we’re anxious and dubious about setting up some ambitious goals for the upcoming year. Here on Poles Aloud we’re going to look at what Poles and Brits chose for their New Year’s resolutions and how well they’re doing with keeping the promises.

We also have the usual mix of news from Poland together with Polish music and language section, so tune in! You can find us on two community radio stations across the South West:

Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM)

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

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Poles Aloud Show 55

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

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Ciemno wszędzie, głucho wszędzie. Co to będzie co to będzie..” We’ll introduce you to an ancient tradition of feasting with dead as described in a famous poetic drama “Dziady” by Adam Mickiewicz.

Halloween is approaching fast, so we’ll take you through some of the spooky and weird range of Polish demons and monsters. Be prepared to be afraid! Bua ha ha!

We’re also looking at the news coming from Poland, including a Wikipedia monument, Russian chocolate takeover and a decent Polish film showing in British cinemas (Gods in Cineworld/ Bristol).

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