Anna Kucewicz

August 5, 2017
Hooray for mud, country life and British farming

Here in Britain we love the idea of country life, to see cows and sheep in the fields around our towns and cities. Many dream of one day being able...

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July 28, 2017
Not an iPad in sight! How Polish kids’ camps, kolonie, entertain

So kolonie zuchowe (Polish brownie and cub camps) have been going on for nearly a century and certainly for over 60 years in the UK, yet the children play many of...

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July 21, 2017
Our Polish Heritage – the Winged Hussars coming to the UK

If you thought the Polish Hussars belonged to history, you’d be wrong because next month (August 26 - 28, bank holiday weekend) they’re appearing at Leeds Armouries. Based in the...

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July 14, 2017
Europe wades into battle for primeval Białowieża Forest

by Marcin Onufryjuk, licenced under CC by 2.0 The European Commission has waded into the battle for the Puszcza Białowieska after the Polish Government has been massively increasing logging in...

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July 9, 2017
Joining the Crocodile – why do the English so like to queue?

The Wimbledon Championship queue is the queue of the moment, but this weekend for the nth time we visited the Chatsworth Summer Garden Party, hosted by the Duke and Duchess...

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June 30, 2017
Poles love their music festivals – so what’s going on this summer?

In the 1960s the most popular music events in PRL (the People’s Republic of Poland) were the National Festival of Polish Song in Pole and the Sopot International Song Festival. ...

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June 28, 2017
For Polish Navy Day Today – a bit of Morse Code …./.-/…./.-

Since 1928, the 28 June has been known as the Święto Marynarki Wojennej (Polish Navy Day). Although Morse Code is no longer used as an international standard for maritime distress,...

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June 21, 2017
Five reasons to celebrate Midsummer’s Night

Although the longest day of the year (the solstice) is today, 21 June, the tradition in medieval England and ongoing in Poland is for midsummer celebrations on Noc Świętojańska (St...

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June 13, 2017
Kraków: streets to beat the stress

While Kraków is overflowing with beautiful, historic buildings to visit, on my latest trip (in between renewing insurances, resolving bank card problems and finding a new bin for the bathroom),...

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June 9, 2017
9 June – a day to be young and nothing more

Today is the day when young people in the UK took to politics with 50% more voting than in the last three General Elections. It brings to my mind the Culture.pl...

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