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Polish Heritage Days 2019: Call for Participation

[from the Polish Cultural Institute] Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2019 Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2019 All application forms available here This year, we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the formal establishment of Polish–British diplomatic relations and the centenary of the renewal of Polish–British bilateral relations. In the atmosphere of friendship and cordiality, we…

Julia Secklehner | 19/02/2019
Roman Vishniac, "Jewish school children, Mukacevo", ca. 1935–38 © Mara Vishniac Kohn.
Courtesy International Center of Photography. On display at Jewish Museum London.

EXHIBITION REVIEW: ‘Roman Vishniac Rediscovered’ – “a must-see!”

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With a career spanning over fifty years, photographer Roman Vishniac (1897-1990) has left an impressive legacy, housed at the International Center of Photography in New York (ICP). While relatively few of his photographs were known until recently, the ICP has digitalised much of his estate in 2013, creating a whole website dedicated to his work.…

Julia Secklehner | 11/02/2019
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KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival in London 2019: Opening Night Gala announced as Award-winning Memoir ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE

AWARD-WINNING EXTRAORDINARY ANIMATED MEMOIR ‘ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE’ TO OPEN 17TH KINOTEKA POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN LONDON   WITH SPECIAL INTRODUCTION FROM ACCLAIMED JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR VICTORIA BRITTAIN   “Rarely less than spectacular” The Hollywood Reporter on ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE   Thursday 31 January 2019 – KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival in London is delighted…

Julia Secklehner | 08/02/2019
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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Old Farts. Short Stories about Aging from Romania’ (Centrala, 2017) by Sorina Vazelina – ‘real and imagined stories, funny and heart-breaking at the same time’

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An unassuming little book from the outside, Old Farts opens up a fantastic world at the inside. Author Sorina Vazelina (Sorina Vasilescu), a graphic storyteller from Romania, has filled the pages with short stories in comic form that talk about aging – candidly self-aware that these thoughts come from someone in their early 30s. The bookconsists…

Julia Secklehner | 14/01/2019
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Susanna Roth Translators Award 2019 – Call for Entries

Czech Centres and the Literary Section of the Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI), Prague, announce the 5th year of the International Competition for Young Translators – The Susanna Roth Prize, named after the celebrated Swiss translator Susanna Roth (1950 – 1997) who made a significant contribution to the promotion of contemporary Czech literature abroad. The…

Julia Secklehner | 31/12/2018
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Open calls for Czech artists and curators

Delfina Foundation is delighted to announce three new open calls for Czech artists and curators in collaboration with Kunsthalle Praha, Arts and Theatre Institute, and Czech Centre London. The three successful applicants will each be awarded a six-week residency in 2019 – two in winter 2019 (March to April) and one in autumn 2019 (October to…

Julia Secklehner | 31/12/2018
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Polish History in 6 minutes: Short animated videos presenting Poland’s historical impact on the world

Women fighting for Polish independence – Video 6′  Polish women fought for Poland’s independence including in the battle of Monte Cassino which was won by the Allies in 1944. Find out more about brave Polish women fighting for Polish independence throughout history.   Poland’s underground state – 6’ The Polish Underground State (Polish: Polskie Państwo…

Julia Secklehner | 31/12/2018
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Want to help challenge stereotypes against ‘Eastern Europeans’? Attention!

Mentorn Media are looking for UK-based people from Eastern Europe, aged 16-35, for BBC3’s ‘Things Not To Say’ series. They want to challenge the misconceptions and stereotypes they face, and call out all the ridiculous and ignorant things people say. Here’s some of the films they’ve made so far: https://www.youtube.com/playlist… Filming will take place in…

Julia Secklehner | 15/12/2018
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8th Litvak days in London

You are cordially invited to the 8th annual Litvak Days – this year dedicated to mark the centenary of Lithuania’s restored statehood – on 28-29 November and 5 December, 2018. We are delighted to announce that music is at the heart of Litvak Days 2018. On Wednesday evening, 28 November, the Embassy of Lithuania, in…

Julia Secklehner | 23/11/2018