In part 2 of our special series on Chopin’s youth, discover how tragedy both personal and political shaped Poland’s greatest ever composer.
Stashed away by Germans during WWII, the History of Apollo and Daphne by Abraham Bloemaert disappeared after its hiding place was ransacked by Soviet soldiers. Considered one of the best examples of North European Mannerism, it was returned after a woman who tried selling it to a museum in Wrocław was taken to court in civil case.
Probably originating in the Middle East no-one is certain just how the ancient weapon made its way to what is now Poland.
The small town of Łowicz will erupt into colour today as locals take to the streets to celebrate Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało). Women in colourful Masovian costumes, young girls in their white holy communion dresses and men in colourful medieval culottes carrying standards of the Virgin Mary join solemn priests, draped in clerical red leading a procession, while a carnival including, ferris wheels and folk art workshops, turns the event into a weekend-long affair.
The team of Polish archeologists led by Professor Piotr Dyczek from the University of Warsaw say the city of Bassania in what is now in the modern-day city of Shkodër dates back to the time of the Illyrian kingdom, which existed in the region until 167 BC.
More than 300 animated films from around the world will be available to viewers at Poznań (western Poland)'s Animator international film festival, which starts on July 5. Celebrated British animator Tim Allen will be the festival's special guest.
TFN explores the death and renaissance of a work of art that has become a modern symbol of the capital city.
Stuart Dowell explores Lipce Reymontowskie, the village where Nobel-Prize-winning author Władysław Reymont lived, or so they say.
Based in a Warsaw suburb Adamek is bringing the contemplative Japanese art of aquascaping to a new and appreciative audience.
A brilliant author, celebrity and tragic victim, or a fraud, careerist and outright liar? Even today, Jerzy Kosiński provokes controversy. On the 86th anniversary of his birth, TFN speaks to Joanna Siedlecka, the author of Kosiński’s biography “Ugly Black Bird”.