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Sven Ice Sheet and the Warta Team

If you think these names may have something to do with the world of sports, you are spot on. The Sven Ice Sheet and the Warta Team are gearing up for the "What Can a Continental Glacier Do?" exhibition at Śluza Gallery. Their mission: to delve into the history of shaping the landscapes of Poznań and its surroundings. But with such a complex subject, how will they handle it?

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Between gods and demons: The magical island of Bali

Bali is one of several thousand islands in Indonesia. Within its mere 5,600 square kilometres of land, it features highly diverse landscapes ranging from sandy beaches to pristine waters of the Indian Ocean to lush tropical forests to rugged volcanic peaks proudly towering over vast rice field terraces.

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My body - my canvas

Once a symbol of defiance and nonconformity, tattoos have evolved into a mainstream form of self-expression. What was once exclusively associated with warriors, sailors, and outlaws as a badge of rebellion and individuality has now transformed into intricate works of art adorning human skin. Tattoos serve as narratives, each telling a unique story worth exploring. And what better opportunity to delve into this world than at the Poznań Tattoo Konwent 2024 coming up this March?

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Springing into high gear of concerts

With the Matylda/Łukasiewicz duo alongside the band Armia, Daria Zawiałow with the Amadeus orchestra, Błażej Król and Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski, Sebastian Riedel and Piotr Rubik, not to mention the punk scene classics at Punk Fest all scheduled to appear in Poznań this March, the month promises a whirlwind of concerts spanning a unique and diverse array of styles and genres.

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The Town Hall Museum of Poznań History

Poznań's most precious historic landmark is gearing up to welcome visitors once again. Following a lengthy renovation lasting over four years, Poznań's Town Hall is finally reopening. Its oldest part, the Gothic cellars, has been off limits for 27 years! Mark your calendars for the weekend of 1-3 March, when the reopening is set to take place.

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The discreet charm of the Polish People's Republic

Polish music from the era of the Polish People's Republic (commonly referred to by the Polish abbreviation PRL) means different things for different people. For some, it is predominantly punk tunes from the Jarocin festival, for others it's the rock hits of the band Perfect, for others yet the classic hits of the 1960s and "70s. And although decades have elapsed since their creation, these tunes haven't lost a bit of their original freshness and energy. You can see this first-hand at the Poznański Chór Projektowy's concert where, backed by outstanding musicians, they will play The Best of PRL concert at Aula Artis.

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David Cross in the Castle

Among his many impressive accomplishments, David Cross is best known for playing with one of the most prominent rock bands ever, King Crimson, from 1972 to 1974. This English violinist, keyboardist, and composer is set to visit Poznań to mark the 50th anniversary of recording a legendary album by this iconic group.

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The ballet spring opener

The Wielki Theatre is starting its first post-renovation season with two festivals, one of which, the Moniuszko Festival, already took place in the autumn, with the other, the Early Spring Ballet festival, having been scheduled for February.

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Tellers. The (Non)Existent Stories

How can you talk about medieval art using today's tools? And how does one discuss contemporary art cast against a medieval background?

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Jonathan Powell with Amadeus Orchestra

The Amadeus Chamber Orchestra is set to kick off the year with a bang. Come the first Sunday of February, the outstanding British pianist and composer Jonathan Powell will team up with the Orchestra in the Adam Mickiewicz University Auditorium.

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Mariza's Fado

For years, Mariza has stood for what is most beautiful in fado, championing the elegant and popular side of this genre that eagerly borrows from noble pop. In this genre, both in instrumentalisation and the vocals, Mariza reigns supreme as an undisputed star.

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Vivat Philharmonic!

The Poznań Philharmonic is set to hit the ground running with the new year.

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105th anniversary of the Wielkopolska Uprising

The 105th anniversary of the outbreak of the Wielkopolska Uprising of 1918-1919 will commence on December 27. According to the organisers, this semi-round milestone warrants a slightly larger-scale celebration. To start this year's event early, they are rolling out the Wielkopolska PLAYS! for the Museum concert on 17 December.

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Music for a museum

Prepare to kick off the celebration marking the one hundred and fifth anniversary of the Wielkopolska Uprising set to commence early, in mid-month. And what a jubilation it shall be! A focal point of this festivity will undoubtedly be the Wielkopolska PLAYS! for the Museum concert featuring Poland's most illustrious musicians, scheduled for 17 December.

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Christmas culture

Get ready for the festive season because, as Any Williams says in one of the best known and most popular Christmas songs, "It's the most wonderful time of the year". With this special time around the corner, we hasten to announce that this December is packed to the brim with unmissable holiday events.

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The imminent invasion of ants

Get ready, folks! The Prodigy, a top band that has made dance music history, the rave scene godfather, is coming to Poznań on its latest European tour.

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The young sixty-year-old

An audience that is young also tends to be the most demanding. Young people readily spot insincere content and will not hesitate to express criticism or show they are bored. They also expect fair treatment both in language and aesthetics that resonates with their age group. For over six decades, the organisers of the Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival have consistently identified films that meet these criteria. The festival's 41st edition is scheduled to take place from 26 November to 3 December.

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The Competition of Competitions

It is quite tempting to call the Grand Prix of Polish Choir Singing the "Champions League of Music". This distinguished competition, hosted in Poznań, selects its victor from a pool of laureates of esteemed national competitions. Participants gain invaluable learning opportunities, from which even the best of them can derive plentiful benefits. For the audience, this represents a chance to savour the performances of outstanding choirs.

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A celebration of short cinema

The Short Waves International Short Film Festival needs no introduction among dedicated cinephiles. Its fifteenth iteration is set to take place in Poznań, this time in its autumn rendition, spanning nearly a week from 14 to 19 November. Its motto is "Rethink/Rebuild".

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From Malawi to the world stage

This November, the Jazz Era will celebrate its quarter-century anniversary with an upcoming gala concert starring Malia, a UK singer of African descent, and Damian Kostka of Poznań.

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