Born to a mixed-race family in 1980s Poland, Patrycja Kazadi always seemed destined for a life under the spotlight and glare of the camera. Aged two she landed her first theatrical role, when she was singing in the mirror in a shoe shop and a theatrical director approached her mother. Since then she's gone on to star in dozens of television programmes as a host, presenter and broadcaster. As if that wasn't enough she's also an accomplished musician (currently working on her third album) and businesswoman. What is it like to be on television on Poland? How does Patrycja Kazadi deal with the stress and strain of a life in the public eye? Did any racism in Poland ever hold her back? In this interview with our host Patrick Ney, Patrycja talks about all this and much more.
With his signature works including four symphonies and a Concerto for Orchestra, there are few Poles who influenced world music as Lutosławski did. Before dying of cancer he was awarded Poland’s highest honour, the Order of the White Eagle.
Artist Beata Chęcińska said she focused on Lublin because “It’s a beautiful city, I've seen its change through the years. Every district has its own special atmosphere, especially the old part of the city. It fascinates me.”
Bolesławski’s early silent films included work with the immortal Laurel and Hardy and a contract with MGM saw him shoot movies with some of the greats of his day such as Greta Garbo, Marlena Dietrich and Clark Gable.
The five Poles will now battle for top placings in their categories. Their pictures will be shown at the Sony World Photography Awards 2019 exhibition at Somerset House in London, after which they will tour the world in a mobile display.
After lying forgotten for hundreds of years in the royal armoury in Stockholm, the ‘documentary’ scroll containing a series of scenes showing the whole panorama of Poland’s military and political elite, is on display to commemorate the period when Poland was ruled by the Vasa dynasty, one of Europe’s most illustrious royal houses.
Taken between August and December 2018, Niedenthal said: “I absorbed every street or inconspicuous building, I talked about them with the inhabitants. Some of the photos I could only do thanks to the directions of taxi drivers.”
Posting the news of her award on Facebook, the surprised actress, who didn’t attend the festival, wrote: “Oh s***! A moment ago I received an award at the Sundance festival. Thank you!!!”
A new museum encourages people to take a rummage through Poland’s communist past and learn what life was like under the Party.
An engineering student makes waves in academia and on the internet by making a BB-8 replica for her thesis.