Gdańsk hosts the Festival of Children’s Literature for the fifth time

Gdańsk and Kraków – these cities will host this year’s edition of the Festival of Children’s Literature. A large-scale event with a dynamic programme, packed with diverse, interdisciplinary events: from workshops and meetings with children’s book authors and illustrators to (…)

Sylwia Szymaniak and Sarmen Beglarian are the curators of NARRACJE #11

We know the curatorial duo responsible for the 11th edition of NARRACJE. Sylwia Szymaniak and Sarmen Beglarian have curated the Keret House in Warsaw since 2006, they jointly run the Exhibition Bureau art space of the Polish Modern Art Foundation (…)

Małgorzata Łukasiewicz and Marcin Szuster: winners of the Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński Translation Award of the Mayor of Gdańsk

The Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński Translation Awards of the Mayor of Gdańsk were presented on 12 April. The lifetime achievement award went to Małgorzata Łukasiewicz, whose translations from German include works by Jürgen Habermas, Theodor W. Adorno, Friedrich Nietzsche, Herman Hesse and (…)

Sobieszewo Island joins the list of districts participating in the Local Guides summer sightseeing programme

We’re about to enter season nine of the Local Guides project, taking us to walks and lectures taking place in various quarters of Gdańsk. Open meetings, during which Local Guides may broaden their knowledge of individual districts (free of charge) (…)

The fourth edition of “Found in Translation” Gdańsk Literary Meeting

The fourth edition of “Found in Translation” Gdańsk Literary Meetings will take place on 11–13 April 2019 in Gdańsk. It will take us on a Journey to the East – all meetings will be structured around the literatures and cultures (…)

We know the nominees for the Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński Translation Award of the Mayor of Gdańsk

Thanks to the work of eminent translators, Polish readers have access to literature from all over the world. In appreciation of their expertise and unique contribution to the development of culture, in 2013 the city of Gdańsk founded an award (…)


Gdańsk Creative Meetups: New Models for Creative Hubs. In support of artists and communities

Gdańsk Creative Meetups – a series of meetings hosted by the City Culture Institute (IKM) geared at presenting spectacular, innovative examples of the development of interdisciplinary collaborative networks. The goal is to inspire the creation of a Creative Hub in (…)

NARRACJE #10 | The silent suns were like a giant zenith of a song

The 10th edition of the NARRACJE Festival will take place on 16–17 November in Gdańsk’s Oliwa district. The festival’s motto is a fragment of a poem composed in the Oliwa Park by Rainer Maria Rilke: The silent suns were like (…)

Embark on an alternative sightseeing experience of Gdańsk with Local Guides

60 large-format murals in one of the largest housing estates in Gdańsk –  Zaspa, pretty as a picture The first district that offered walking tours with Local Guides back in 2011 was Zaspa. This is one of the largest clusters (…)

Don Giovanni on Targ Węglowy!

On 21st July, Gdańsk locals and tourists alike will be able to see Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni on Targ Węglowy. The Italian Teatro Lauro Rossi production received 30% of the public vote on the Tró website. “What is (…)

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