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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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 – 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.

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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 😛

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.

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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 – 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!

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

Fed up with Eurovision? We’re not! On the show today we’re reliving the best moments from Copenhagen, scanning through the funniest comments on twitter and playing some of our favourite entries, it’s now or never, right 😉

Learning Polish – We’re talking to Agnieszka Władimirow, a Polish teacher who’s sharing tips and advice on acquiring a foreign language and encouraging you to try and learn Polish.

We also teamed up with the Somer Valley Voice promoting Polish and European poetry across the South West, our very own take on the Eurovision theme. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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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 

The first day of Spring celebrations – we’re taking you through the ancient Slavic traditions to the modern day, unconventional festivities.

News and updates from Poland and the Polish community in the UK.

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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.