Warsaw, Poland: October Things to-do. A European Capital of Culture in 2016? (A&CIB)
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Warsaw, Poland: October Things to-do. A European Capital of Culture in 2016? (A&CIB)

Warsaw : Poland | Oct 14, 2010 at 10:16 AM PDT
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Polish Market Online provides some interesting options for denizens of Warsaw this month in their "Cultural Monitor October 2010" report.

From October 8-17, the 26th Warsaw International Film Festival will be in full swing.

This festival received recognition by the FIAPF or International Federation of Film Producers' Associations last year.


From October 15-31, the Second International Theatre Festival, titled ‘WARSZAWA CENTRALNA 2010’ ”Migrations” will be held.

Attractions include Tadeusz Konwicki's ”A Minor Apocalypse.”

October 19, Sala Kongresowa will host ”Vocal Summit 2010” featuring top Polish jazz vocalist Aga Zaryan, with world jazz stars Richard Bona and Lizz Wright. Aga Zaryan will perform within the tour promoting her newest album "Looking Walking Being", published in March 2010 by American company Blue Note.

Through month’s end, private art collections will be on display at the Orangery of the Palace at Wilanów. The exhibition is titled “Sleeping Assets” and includes “20th century photography from the collection of Cezary Pieczyński”.

Warsaw is one of 11 Polish cities that have been officially sanctioned to compete for the European Capital of Culture 2016 designation by the European Union.

According to Wikipedia, the “European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension.”

In 2010, the European Capitals of Culture are Essen, Germany along with Istanbul, Turkey and Pecs, Hungary.

Arts & Culture In Brief (A&CIB)

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