Poles Aloud Show – 16th & 18th August

This week we’re brining you some classical Polish ballads to the airwaves – cuddle up with your sweetheart (or a pillow, they don’t complain that much I’ve noticed) and listen to romantic Polish tunes.

On a completely different note, we spoke to George Byczynski from the British Poles campaign about their next initiative which is to encourage Polish people to donate blood to NHS. Follow #PolishBlood on twitter & facebook to see the feedback from the public and tune in to Poles Aloud to find out the details (a lot of Poles will donate their blood on Thu 20th August).

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Image taken from: conwayhall.org.uk

And as usual, Polish for beginners and World Weird Web with some strange, bizarre or simply wacky news from around the world.

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

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Poles Aloud Show – 12th & 14th April 2015

In the first part of the show we’re talking about the anniversary of the Smolensk plane crash (10-04-2010) and explain why all the Polish elite was flying over to Katyn. This tragedy initially united the Poles, but just few weeks after the mourning the opinions on Russians’ involvement and conspiracy theories divided the country till this day.

We’re going to hear from Anna, born and brought up in the UK to Polish parents and Paul, a teenager who came over to Britain after 2004, as they share their views and feelings on the Smolensk plane crash (the interviews were recorded a few days after the tragedy, in 2010).

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Polish symbols and traditions – we’re adding another one to this rich and expanding list and this time it’s white stork (bocian). They’ve been known in the Polish folk culture for centuries and we’re looking at some of the myths and legends behind this Polish icon. Check out the village where there are more white storks than the locals. “One in four (storks) is Polish”, we’re looking behind the statistics to reveal sad truth about the declining number of white storks in Poland.

Polish presidential elections – Sun 10-05-15, link to the voters’ registration and venues where you can vote across 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 – 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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Every Sunday at 5pm on Somer Valley FM & Monday at 1pm on Bradley Stoke Radio 

Women’s Day – it might be an international feast nowadays, but it has a long tradition in Poland celebrated even during the communist era. Find out what presents did the Polish women receive then and now.

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Flight habits – exploring the annoying side of passengers both Polish and English.

Polish Knights in combat – an annual fight of passion driven individuals dressed up in medieval costumes. It might sounds like fun, but it looks quite serious.

Pioneer of “bob”, Captain Poland and Poles not sop keen to vote in EU elections.

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Plus the usual mix of news, music and language (Polish for beginners) – check us out on facebook & twitter.

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

  • Polish involvement with the crisis in Ukraine
  • Sochi 2014 – updates on more medals for the Polish team
  • Oskar Kolberg – Polish ethnographer who brought the forgotten countryside to the foreground
  • New tracks form the current Polish pop scene – Fismoll

Plus the usual mix of news, music and language (Polish for beginners) – check us out on facebook & twitter.

Thank you – Dziękujemy!

A massive thank you to everyone who made it to Colston Hall on a rather gloomy and rainy day. The event was a great success with a variety of music and art lasting past the scheduled 11pm.

You can see what it all looked like – Krzysztof Rzeszut Photography – or hear it again on BCfm, enjoy!

We’ve also made it to the local paper – the Post (plus photos)

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Świst – Polish Highlanders by rzeszut.blogspot.co.uk