Poles Aloud Show – 29th & 31st March 2015

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Some weekend highlights on the show: daylight saving time – goodbye to an extra hour of sleep, windy weather in the West illustrated with Andrzej Piaseczny’s song “Against the wind” and Palm Sunday traditions in Poland. Check out the video below to see some incredible examples of Polish palms.

And all that with our usual blocks “World Weird Web” and “Polish for beginners”.

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 March 2015

Spring has finally arrived! We’re looking at Polish traditions of spring cleaning, Marzanna doll and Easter eggs painting (Pisanki).

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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.

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 March 2015

In Britain we celebrate the Mothering Sunday on 15th March this year, in Poland it’s still a while to go before the chocolates and flowers are handed out to mums – Dzień Matki is an annual affair always celebrated on 26th May. Much better weather prospects ;)

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Today we’re going to introduce you to a Polish phrase “Matka Polka” (Mother Poland) and try to explain its ambivalent connotation in the Polish language and social life.

Another important date in May this year is Saturday 23rd May – the finale of the Eurovision Song Contest, we can’t wait! Seriously. So, we’re going to discuss the English and Polish entries for this year and what chances they have for a victory (let’s hope better than last year).

All that with our standard blocks “World Weird Web” & Polish for beginners and plenty of music – stay tuned.

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 March 2015

Happy Women’s Day! You don’t know what Women’s Day is or how it’s celebrated in Poland? You’re definitely missing out – tune in to today’s show to find out what tights have to do with the Polish celebration of Women’s Day and what was Marie Curie’s real name.

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We’re also looking at profiles of some famous Polish women, known in the world and also those known only in Poland. All that with our standard blocks “World Weird Web” & Polish for beginners.

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.

Don’t forget to check us out on facebook & twitter.

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.

Don’t forget to check us out on facebook & twitter.

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.

Don’t forget to check us out on facebook & twitter.

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.

Check us out on facebook & twitter.