William Richardson and Artur Górniewski explore the history of Poland in Warsaw's Old Town.

The Old Town is a bustling tourism hub, with cobblestone alleys and medieval buildings reconstructed after WWII. At its heart is Rynek Starego Miasta, a busy square lined with burgher houses and upscale Polish eateries. Nearby, St. John's Archcathedral dates back to the 14th century.

Paulina Otterstein talks to Stefan Tompson about his life and work.

Stefan Tompson was born in Great Britain, he is the author of short educational films about Poland, its history and its current events. These popular films are often focused on setting the record straight in the foreign media, which often seems to misunderstand what s happening in contemporary Poland, as well as the historical past.


The Bombing of Warsaw in World War II refers to the bombing campaign of Warsaw by the German Luftwaffe during the siege of Warsaw in the invasion of Poland in 1939. During the course of the war approximately 84% of the city was destroyed due to German mass bombings, heavy artillery fire and a planned demolition campaign. Learn more with William Richarsson and Wojciech Młotkowski, guide of Warsaw Behind the Scenes tour operator.

Advent – The Spiritual awaiting for Christ

Four weeks before Christmas Polish people prepare for the birth of Christ. These weeks are known as Advent. It is a time of fasting, prayer and spiritual preparation for Christmas. It should not just be all about the parties, decorating, and shopping, lest we forget what this time of the year is truly about.

Stradivarius In the Warsaw Royal Castle

From December 7th until December 21st 2018, for the first in post-war Poland, Stradivarius has come in to the hands of Janusz Wawrowski. A virtuoso, one of the greatest Polish violinist of his generation, Wawrowski has been granted the opportunity to exclusively play these exceptional violins. It is all thanks to the sponsors Roman Ziemian and Stephan Morgenstern, the founders of the FutureNet portal.


On the 111th anniversary of the death of the eminent Polish painter Stanisław Wyspiański, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage together with the National Museum in Krakow are showcasing two of is unique paintings. The National Museum in Kraków has gathered the largest and most valuable collection of works by Stanisław Wyspiański, one of the most important, original and respected artists from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition includes about 900 works. However, from January 15th, 2019 the Museum will display two newly acquired paintings by Wyspiański. It will commemorate the 150th anniversary of his birth.
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Polish masterpieces put on display at Chopin Airport

The Ministry of Culture is implementing a Project to introduce Polish art to the general public. 200 large format reproductions of the best Polish paintings of the most famous Polish artists were displayed during a vernissage for an exhibition called "Polish Family Album" at Chopin airport in Warsaw. The travelers from all over the world will be able to see reproductions works from the collections of the National Museum in Warsaw in atypical spaces.

Miner’s Day in Poland

On December 4th Poland celebrates those who have one of the hardest profession in the world, miners. Being a miner was always considered dangerous but at the same time prestigious. This day is called "Barbórka" and has been celebrated for centuries in a spectacular manner. The name of the holiday originates from St. Barbara, a patron of good death and difficult work. As miners often say, the movement of time and reality changes with life underground. The typical greeting for miners is Szczęsc Boze (God Bless) it is said that a casual 'good day' is good for those working under a beautiful, sunny sky.

Record Breaking Amount Paid for Polish Artwork – Almost 5 million zloty for Wojciech Fangor’s work

A record breaking transaction was made in the Polish contemporary art market, almost 5 million Polish Zlotys, amounting to over 1.2 million Dollars was paid for the purchase of Wojciech Fangor’s masterpiece, “M39”.

The tradition of creating nativity scenes in Kraków has been awarded a place on the Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists

On November 29th, during their annual meeting in Port Louis, Mauritius UNESCO Committee decided to register the tradition of creating nativity scenes in Kraków on to Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It is Poland’s first intangible cultural heritage practice.

Wedel – The bitter-sweet story of the oldest chocolatier in Poland

Wedel is the oldest and most popular chocolatier in Poland. Its name derives from Karol Wedel who came to Poland from Berlin and set up his own business in Warsaw in 1851. The company’s logo is based on Karol Wedel's signature. The company and its products have become well-known throughout most of Central and Eastern Europe over the past 160 years.

The Historical Reenactment Movement in Poland

For several years Polish reenactment groups became the new educational attraction for both younger and older generations. The reenactments aim to recreate battles scenes, promote history by showcasing live equipment replicas, replica clothing, tactics, commands and even language that was used in the past. The number of events and reconstruction groups have been on the rise in recent years.
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Krzysztof Penderecki celebrates his 85th birthday during the First International Festival of Eastern European Music Eufonie

Krzysztof Penderecki, Poland's greatest living composer and conductor, celebrated his 85th birthday during the inauguration of the International Festival of Eastern-Central European Music, Eufonie at Teatr Wielki - The Polish National Opera in Warsaw. The festival was organized by the Polish National Centre for Culture. The famous Sinfonia Varsovia was conducted by Krzysztof Tworek, Christoph Eschenbach and Leonard Slatkin. Throughout the concert the audience heard combined choirs from the National Philharmonic and the Grand Theater-National Opera.

Ex Tory MP on Brexit and Poland

Former British Conservative Party MP Ann Widdecombe talks to Wojciech Zdrojkowski about Theresa May's handling of Brexit and why she expects the EU to implode.

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Locomotives in Lithuania perform Poland's anthem to honor the Centenary of Regaining Independence

Seven locomotives performed Poland's national anthem in Vilnius to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Polish Independence.

The world reads the first diplomatic dispatch of reborn Poland

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs invited representatives from six countries on three continents to read a cable concerning the rebirth of the Polish State. The telegram signed by Józef Piłsudski and sent on November 16, 1918, was a symbolic document to announce that Poland is Independent after 123 years of partitions.

“Wieliczka” Salt Mine – Europe’s most intriguing and beautiful mine

The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland, close to Cracow goes back to the 13th century. It was until recently one of the oldest salt mines in operation, producing table salt up until 2007. The mine is the product of the work of tens of generations of miners. Each year it is visited by more than one million tourists from all over the world.  It is also a world class monument, featuring among the twelve objects on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Currently the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine combines centuries of tradition and modernity. 

Ryszard Kukliński, the man who saved the world from War World III

Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski was a Polish Cold War spy who divides opinions. He has been hailed as a hero by some and denounced as a traitor by others for leaking confidential plans about the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact alliance to the CIA.

The Saxon Palace will rise from the ashes

On Sunday, November 11th President Andrzej Duda signed the declaration called "Declaration on the restitution of the Saxon Palace in Warsaw to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Regaining the Independence of the Republic of Poland." It was a symbolic beginning of the reconstruction of the Saxon Palace by the head of the state.

Paulina Otterstein talks to Stefan Tompson about his life and work.

Stefan Tompson was born in Great Britain, he is the author of short educational films about Poland, its history and its current events. These popular films are often focused on setting the record straight in the foreign media, which often seems to misunderstand what s happening in contemporary Poland, as well as the historical past.

Robert Kubica is set to complete a remarkable comeback to Formula One

Robert Kubica a Polish racing driver was until this week a test and reserve driver for the Williams F1 team. Kubica will race for Williams - one of the world's leading teams - in the 2019 season. It is a remarkable return to single-seater racing. On February 6th, 2011, Kubica was seriously injured in a crash at the Ronde di Andora rally, in which his car was penetrated by a road-side barrier and his right forearm was partially severed.