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Tradition and modernity
 

Tradition and modernity

Ostrów Tumski (Cathedral Island), Stary Rynek (Old Market Square)... what else is there to see? Poznań abounds with fascinating architecture - here are some of the highlights.

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The festivalisation of Wielkopolska
 

The festivalisation of Wielkopolska

The summer season has long ceased to give people good reason to complain about the scarcity of cultural events. Festivals are particularly abundant between July and August. Is it still true though that Wielkopolska residents need to travel far across the country to see a truly outstanding performer? Not necessarily!

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A wave of waterfront concerts
 

A wave of waterfront concerts

The summer festival season is in full swing. Fortunately, you don't need to travel far to see prominent and amazing artists. They will all be within easy reach at the Poznań series of concerts #NaFalach, which again will be held at Lakes Malta and Strzeszynek.

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The experience of disease
 

The experience of disease

Is it possible that something as damaging to the body and mind as disease has a positive effect? Curator Agnieszka Skalska argues that medical conditions can and do inspire art. The exhibition Choroba jako źródło sztuki (Illness as a Source of Art) is on view at the National Museum of Poznań until 11 August.

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7 days, 300 films
 

7 days, 300 films

The Animator International Animated Film Festival ranks as one of Europe's largest events dedicated to animation. It is scheduled to commence on 5 July.

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We live in an age of war-peace
 

We live in an age of war-peace

War and peace, the place of the individual in the world of global conflicts and other topics falling under the slogan "Army of the Individual" of this year's Malta Idiom will be discussed by Kasia Tórz, the festival's programmer, and Nástio Mosquito, the curator of the idiom.

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Jan Garbarek Quartet to appear in Poznań!
 

Jan Garbarek Quartet to appear in Poznań!

What great news: the renowned Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek and his quartet are set to appear in Poznań on 30th June. The artists will perform in Sala Ziemi (the Earth Hall) on the grounds of the Poznań International Fair. Tickets for the event are available now.

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The Army of Malta
 

The Army of Malta

Installations, happenings, performances, concerts, films, discussions... - this year's Malta festival will again overstep genre boundaries and connect distant micro worlds. The 10-day event is scheduled to kick off on June 21.

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A creative lake-side camp
 

A creative lake-side camp

"As we debate the programme, we always make it clear that every musician that Leszek Możdżer invites should bring the fresh energy of a debuting artist onto the stage." This year, Leszek Możdżer takes a different approach by proposing to tie the concerts together with an ethnic theme," says Jerzy Gumny, director and founder of Enter Enea Festival, scheduled for 17 June.

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The art of listening
 

The art of listening

Phenomenal bands from India, Algeria, Belize, Colombia and other countries alongside superb Polish performers are set to appear in the 12th Ethno Port festival this mid-June. Brace for a revelry of concerts, workshops, meetings and games.

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Give me the night
 

Give me the night

One of Poznań's biggest, annual, mass cultural events is Night of the Museums. Participants can always count on a myriad of attractions, but also on long queues. And yet, no one is complaining, and no wonder, as every year, museums and other participating institutions prepare a raft of unforgettable treats.

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Alma Mater Posnaniensis
 

Alma Mater Posnaniensis

"It is with deep reverence and great love that we welcome the arrival of our highest-level institution of education, which will guard and disseminate knowledge, thus contributing to the building of our state," said the Dziennik Poznański daily in May 1919. The University of Poznań was opened a century ago.

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Growing roots
 

Growing roots

If you feel, or want to feel at home in Poznań, Porta Posnania has just the May weekend event for you. A celebration of its fifth anniversary.

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Harmonious diversity
 

Harmonious diversity

Every year, large flocks of migrating species can be spotted in Poznań. Magicians, fairies, vampires, elves, superheroes and even zombies descend in droves onto the city's Trade Fair grounds. What drives them to make the journey?

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Spring Break
 

Spring Break

The fifth year of Spring Break is no time for recapitulations as the event has never stopped growing and gaining momentum. Every year on one weekend in April, music fans from all parts of Europe take over the city. What is there to expect in the upcoming sixth edition of Spring Break?

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Czechoslovak counterculture
 

Czechoslovak counterculture

This April and May, the Zamek (Castle) Cultural Centre will host the exhibition "Out of Town. Sovinec - the Unofficial Czech Culture Centre 1979-1989". This extraordinary display is an unusual case of a peripheral location rising to become a true centre of independent art. It is also a story of a remarkable person who passionately built an anti-state underground scene.

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