Poles Aloud Show – 27th & 29th Dec 2015

Time to say gooooodbyeeeee…to 2015 of course (not to us, we’re not going anywhere any time soon :D). We’ve prepared a summary of the events and highlights in Poland, within the Polish community in the UK and on our show. Also on Poles Aloud, the sound of Polish music scene in 2015 (mostly pop and rock) and some of the most bizarre items from World Weird Web.

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To listen to the show click on the stations’ names:

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 & 25th Dec 2015

Merry Christmas everyone or as we would say it in Polish – Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia! On the show today we’re covering the main Polish Christmas traditions from opłatek, through the 12 dishes and finishing off with the animals talking at midnight. Find out how Poles celebrate Christmas by tuning in to our show.

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To listen to the show click on the stations’ names:Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM) and Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) – every Tuesday at 1pm (103.4 FM), repeated Sundays at 1pm.

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BBC South Today has made a short documentary about Polish Christmas traditions which you can watch on their facebook page.

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Poles Aloud Show – 15th & 20th Dec 2015

We’re having a Christmas carols concert on Poles Aloud and you’re invited to join in with the singing and cheering. We’re also looking at different origin of the word “carol” and its Polish translation “kolęda” and find out what year did the first Polish Christmas carol come about. Plus some really bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world. Tune in!

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To listen to the show click on the stations’ names:Somer Valley FM – every Sunday at 5pm (97.5 FM) and Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR) – every Tuesday at 1pm (103.4 FM), repeated Sundays at 1pm.

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Poles Aloud Show – 6th & 8th Dec 2015

It’s the Christmas season so finally we can start talking about Polish Christmas traditions. And play plenty of Christmas carols! First of is the pre Christmas gift sharing celebration of Mikołajki followed by a truly winter experience of Kulig (sleigh ride).

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Plus our standard blocks including headlines from Poland, World Weird Web (bizarre, wonderful and strange news from around the world) and Polish for beginners (teaching you a word or two of Polish).

To listen to the show click on the stations’ names below:

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 – 29th Nov & 1st Dec

 

Time for Polish Halloween this week. At the beginning of November Poles celebrated All Saints’ Day in a calm and peaceful manner, remembering all those loved ones who passed away. The end of November marks a change in tone as Poles gather around to discover what the future holds for them and join in with the parties. Today we’re going to talk about Andrzejki and Katarzynki night and how the Polish tradition makes them a unique celebration worth getting to know.

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The symbol of the Andrzejki Night is “lanie wosku” (wax melting) – find out more about this fortune telling tradition by visiting our “how to” guide here.

To listen to the show click on the stations’ names below:

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 November

On the show today: we’re remembering those who fought in both wars as well as celebrate Polish Independence Day. Looking at the headlines in the Polish press and ruminating about the beautiful autumnal weather that’s gone.

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To listen to the show click on the stations’ names below:

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 November

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There’s a reflective tone on the show today as we’re looking at the Polish All Saints Day celebrations and discussing how those differ from the western party style Halloween. Check out the video below to see the “sea of candles” typical for the Polish All Saints Day.

Still in a melancholic mood, we’re looking at the parliamentary election that took place in Poland last Sunday and debate what the aftermath of a right wing win will bring for Poland.

Plus our standard blocks including headlines from Poland, World Weird Web (bizarre, wonderful and strange news from around the world) and Polish for beginners (teaching you a word or two of Polish).

To listen to the show click on the stations’ names below:

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 October

Wow, what a treat this week! We’re going to hear from Dotty Kultys, one of the film makers whose animation was showcased during the CineMe Polish Shorts night (“The girl who spoke cat”). Dotty will tell us how she got into the world of short films and animations and we strongly encourage you to check out some of her projects here.

Shot action from "The Girl Who Spoke Cat"

Shot action from “The Girl Who Spoke Cat”

The full interview with Dotty will be broadcast via Polish Outlooks on Astute Radio – details to be confirmed soon.

It’s election Sunday in Poland – time to decide which party (or parties) will run the country for the next four years. We’ll look at some of the “contenders” and discuss the pros and cons of them winning the election (as based on a fantastic text by Make Life Harder duo).

Plus our standard blocks including headlines from Poland, World Weird Web (bizarre, wonderful and strange news from around the world) and Polish for beginners (teaching you a word or two of Polish).

To listen to the show click on the stations’ names below:

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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ELECTION: Voting in Bristol? Go to the Polish Club, 50 St Paul’s Rd, Bristol BS8 1LP. You have time till 9pm. Make a difference!

Poles Aloud Show – 18th & 20th October

As Poland celebrated Teachers’ Day on 14th October, we’re reviewing and comparing our own experiences of education and teaching styles both in Poland and England. In the second part of the show we’re looking at the ways of learning foreign languages that sound rather aspirational – e.g. reading original texts in the language you’re learning – and try to figure out if they work.3407

Plus our standard blocks including headlines from Poland, World Weird Web (bizarre, wonderful and strange news from around the world) and Polish for beginners (teaching you a word or two of Polish).

To listen to the show click on the stations’ names below:

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.

Join us on facebook & twitter. For LISTEN AGAIN, click here.

*ELECTION – Polish parliamentary election is happening soon (Sun 25-10-15). Any Poles eligible to vote need to register first, follow this link and pass on the message to any of your Polish friends & relatives – dzięki!

Poles Aloud Show – 11th & 13th October

On the show today we’re looking at Polish brands and companies that succeeded on markets worldwide and their key to this achievement. We’re discussing the Polish film night at Zion and recommend some of the titles you definitely should watch.Solaris_InterUrbino_12 inglot2 mokate_sap_sprint

We’re also going to hear Julia Barela, winner of the Bradley Stoke’s Got Music competition, singing one of her favourite tunes.

And as usual; headlines from Poland, World Weird Web (bizarre, wonderful and strange news from around the world) and Polish for beginners (teaching you a word or two of Polish).

To listen to the show click on the stations’ names below:

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.

Join us on facebook & twitter. For LISTEN AGAIN, click here.

*ELECTION – Polish parliamentary election is happening soon (Sun 25-10-15). Any Poles eligible to vote need to register first, follow this link and pass on the message to any of your Polish friends & relatives – dzięki!