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Newsletter 6/2003 (26th May 2003)




23 May – 15 June

European Lexmark Art Award

Centre for Contemporary Art
Ujazdowski Castle
Al. Ujazdowskie 6,
00-461 Warsaw, Poland
tel: (+48 22) 628 12 71-3,
(48 22) 628 76 83
fax: (+48 22) 628 95 50


For the first time this kind of event is directed to artists from all the European countries.

The main goal of the European Art Award is to discover and promote original and new artistic talents in Europe.

The Jury, which includes well known artists from many European countries, will equally judge both the work of professionals and the painters, which do not have artistic education.


15 June - 26 July

XIII Mozart Festival

Warsaw Chamber Opera
00-695 Warsaw
ul. Nowogrodzka 49
tel./fax (022) 625-75-10


This is a one of a kind European festival, which presents all the stage work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concerts will take place on a daily basis in the Theatre of the Warsaw Chamber Opera, in Palace on the Water in the Łazienki Park and in the Ballroom of the Royal Castle in Warsaw.


18, 21-24 June

XII Warsaw Summer Jazz Days

Agencja Koncertowa „Akwarium” M.Adamiak
00-901 Warsaw
Plac Defilad 1
tel. (022) 620-50-72
fax (022) 620-63-73


The best artists of the European contemporary jazz on the polish stage.

The event will take place in Congress and Concert Hall of PKiN (Palace of Culture and Science) and at the Royal Castle (Plac Zamkowy).     The Warsaw Summer Jazz Days are held to promote contemporary jazz no matter of its origins or background, with all its creativity and new artistic approach. Its specific character of mass event on the Plac Zamkowy at the Royal Castle with no charge for entrance at one day and the great prestigious final with all the worlds jazz stars in Congress Hall at the next day, makes the Warsaw Summer Jazz Days the most important jazz attraction in Poland. In the previous years at the WSJD performed such artists as: John Zorn, Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller, Pharoah Sanders, Vernon Reid, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Steps Ahead, Joe Pass, Steve Coleman, Modern Jazz Quartet, Al Jarreau, Al Di Meola, Herbie Hancock, Bela Fleck, Dave Holland, Candy Dulfer, Gil Evans Orchestra, Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny, Bill Laswell, James Carter, Michael Brecker,  Bobby McFerrin, James Blood Ulmer, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Branford Marsalis, Wayne Shorter and many more.



15 April - 25 October

38 International Festival „Wratislavia Cantans”

Biuro Międzynarodowego Festiwalu „Wratislavia Cantans”
50-106 Wrocław
Rynek 7
tel. (071) 342-72-57
tel./fax (071) 343-08-33

During one of the best known festivals in Poland you will be delighted by symphony, kantata and chamber orchestra concerts, ballet and opera performances, vocal and instrumental recitals and ethnical and multicultural events. The motto of the 2003 Festival is „Quo vadis”. The concerts will take place in the most beautiful, traditional and historical places in Wrocław and in more than 10 cities of Dolny Śląsk region.



1 June

„Lead Smelting”

Muzeum Wsi Kieleckiej 
w Kielcach
25-013 Kielce
Jana Pawła II 6
tel./fax (041) 344-92-97

At the event you will get acquainted with regional folklore and art. Demonstration of lead smelting in the original traditional way together with local, folk groups performance and folk art fairs. 


CHEŁMNO woj. kujawsko-pomorskie

14-15 June


Brass Bands Festival

Chełmiński Dom Kultury
86-200 Chełmno
Dworcowa 40a
tel./fax (056) 686-00-49

Big festival of regional brass bands. You can hear beautiful and strong sound of various traditional wind instruments. At the end of the event there is a great parade on Chełmno streets. The night brass bands concert is considered to be the most attractive part of the event.



14 May - 6 June

World Press Photo 2003

Centrum Kultury „Zamek”, 
ul. Św. Marcin 80/82
61-809 Poznań
tel. (061) 853 60 81

The exhibition takes place in 35 countries of the world annually. The World Press Photo Foundation organizes it for the 46 time and each year there is more and more visitors interested in it. This year 4 thousand press photographers from 118 different countries have presented around 53 thousands photos. Only 2 weeks after the 2003 exhibition premiere in Amsterdam you are able to visit it in Poznań and see the awarded photos.



24-30 May

International Theaters Festival
„Kontakt” in Toruń
Teatr im. W. Horzycy
Plac Teatralny 1
87-100 Toruń
tel. (056) 622-50-22
fax (056) 622-37-17

One of the most prestigious events in Europe, which has been recognized as a form of special dialog between western and eastern theaters. Actors of various theaters present great literary adaptations, open-air spectacles and performances.  There are always lots of visitors from many countries, which are keen on theater art.




31 May

World Cup in Sport Rock&Roll

Zielonogórski Klub Tańca Sportowego „BUGS”
65-001 Zielona Góra
ul. Cyryla i Metodego 9
tel./fax (068) 326-01-52

Very popular mass event, on which participants from about 20 different countries will present theirs rock&roll skills.


JANIKOWO woj. kujawsko-pomorskie

14-15 June

Speedboat European Championship class 0-700-OPEN
Komitet Organizacyjny Zawodów Motorowodnych w Janikowie
ul. Przemysłowa 6
tel (052) 352-24-92

Big, spectacular, international event, which takes place on the Pakoskie lake each year. There shall be about 20 competing speedboats. The audience is estimated for around 3000 people.


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