Poles Aloud Show – 7th & 9th Feb 2016

Forget the calorie count or the basic principles of healthy eating and indulge yourself with the pancakes as we’re celebrating Shrove Tuesday, a bit skinnier cousin of Polish Fat Thursday (think yummy doughnuts). But what do Poles put in their pancakes? You’d be surprised. So tune in to find out more.

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Also on the show, we’re looking at an article predicting the future of Europe and listing out Poland as one of its success stories.

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:

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 – 17th & 19th Jan 2016

Today we’re discussing how the same series known to us from childhood can turn out to be different depending on the country you’re from. We’ve discovered that the Moomins which the British audience has watched over the years are not the same as the ones Poles know from their TV experience. Well, they are quite similar, however there’s a twist – so do tune in to our show to find out more.

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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:

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.

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.

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

 

Poles Aloud Show – 4th & 6th October

An interview with James Ewen from CineMe inviting all film enthusiasts to a Wednesday night screening of Polish short films. “The night will include Polish short film animations, drama, documentary, with a mix of current films and some from the past.” Free entry!

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Been suffering with a cold recently? Some of us have. How do Poles deal with coughs and sneezes? Polish grandmas know the best and we’ll share their best tips with you.

Interested in Poles and their attitude towards health and health service? Check out Magda’s piece Polish Outlooks for Astute Radio to find out more.

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.

*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 – 13th & 15th Sept.

Exciting times on Poles Aloud today – we’ve got the winner of Bradley Stoke’s Got Music singing her winning song for us. Julia Barela is a young aspiring singer of Polish origin, who came to the UK with her parents at the age of two. We’re going to hear Julia singing the Christina Perri song “Jar of hearts” and find out about how she copes with life in both cultures and languages.

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Julia Barela at the Bradley Stoke Carnival

In the second part of the show we’re going to share with you a Polish wedding tradition that’s experienced some transformation in recent years. So if you’re invited to a Polish wedding anytime soon, you might want to take a notice of this one.

There will also be our usual blocks of Headlines from Poland (current news from politics, sport, economy and culture), World Weird Web (bizarre, funny and strange news from around the world) and Polish for Beginners (teaching 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.

Join us on facebook & twitter.

Poles Aloud Show – 2nd & 4th August

It’s officially summer time! (Don’t let those clouds and low tempertures fool you). In August we’re off to relax, but leave you in a good company of Polish music, from summer tunes, through to heart warming ballads, modern tracks and finishing off with some favourite funk and jazz pieces.

Put the kettle on, grab a cuppa and enjoy the Polish music with Poles Aloud.

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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.

Visit us on facebook & twitter.

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.

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.

Visit us on facebook & twitter.

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.

Don’t forget to 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 

I want to live like common people” – one Polish MP decides to taste the life of an average immigrant in London. He’s going to stay there for a month, looking for a job with enough money to cover only a weekly stay. Getting in touch with voters or simply another pre-election twist?

Filipinki & Alibabki – paving the way for girls’ bands, those two unique at the time groups had emerged from high school choirs to take the Polish music scene by storm. Unlike the modern girls’ bands with each and every group member being different, Filipinki & Alibabki wore the same outfits, same hair cut and none of them followed a solo career, making the groups last for over decades.

We’re also looking at some interesting statistics when it comes to Poles getting engaged with charity, volunteering and in general, with the local community.

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 

It’s a Marmite style relationship for a lot of us – we either love or hate the Eurovision song contest. With many European countries choosing their finalist in recent weeks and days, we’re looking at the choices made in Poland and the UK and debate about their chances of winning.

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How to solve a crisis in Ukraine? Michael challenged Magda last week to come up with a solution – so get ready world, here it comes … well you, do have to tune in to find out more. No pain – no gain :)

We’re also discussing a recent short film on Polish history and culture “From Poland With Love“, created to fight back Cameron’s remarks about Polish immigrants.

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