Museums reopen - for the second time

Museums and art galleries are again open to the public. As covid cases decline, restrictions are eased allowing some cultural institutions to return. Most museums reopened on Tuesday, 4 May, with a number of others planning to reopen within days.

Builders of sound

Passed down through generations, the art of violin-making is a tradition that lives on and runs strong throughout the world. A reminder of that comes with the next edition of the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Making Competition.

Palm House history

Even in the midst of a cold winter, there is a place you can visit for a taste of tropical jungle or hot desert. Couples date there, teachers hold biology classes, parents bewilder their children there with the sight of translucent fish and colourful parrots. The place, the Poznan Palm House, is celebrating its 110th anniversary this April!

Another automotive company in Poznan

The new Tuopu factory will manufacture components for electric cars. Total investment outlays will reach EUR 30 million. The investor plans to employ 450 people in the plant in Poznan. In entering the market, the company is supported by the Investor Relations Department of the City of Poznan and the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH).

Finally performing at home!

At the end of last year, Polski Teatr Tańca (the Polish Dance Theatre) moved into its new location at ul. Taczaka 8. Pandemic permitting, the first audience members will be invited over in April. The inauguration of the new Poznań stage - a long-awaited home for a theatre that has gone homeless for nearly half a century - is scheduled to coincide with the International Dance Day on 29 April.

Subsidies for rainwater harvesting systems

The City of Poznan will subsidize solutions which aim to retain and reuse rainwater. This initiative is necessary in the face of deepening climate change and its impact on the water resources of the capital of Wielkopolska Region. The subsidy programme was unanimously adopted by the city councillors.

Book vending machines will be installed

The Raczynski Library has started consultations with district committees in order to choose the best locations for a new network of book vending machines. The first machines may appear this year.

Open lecture: Canadian Solidarities: Whose Land Is It?

The Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the City of Poznań would like to invite you to take part in an on-line lecture delivered by Prof. Smaro Kamboureli, entitled:  "Canadian Solidarities: Whose Land Is It?". The lecture will be held on 15 April 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Open lecture: A new approach to connected speech

The Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the City of Poznań would like to invite you to take part in an on-line lecture delivered by Dr Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron (Northwestern University), entitled: "A new approach to connected speech: using phonological concepts and speech planning models to advance one another".  The lecture will be held on 13 April 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Exhibitions during times of plague

It has been over a year now since the pandemic first struck us. For a big chunk of that time, museums and galleries remained shut. They were also in lockdown at the time this text was written, with slim prospects of being reopened any time soon, certainly not without some form of restrictions. It is nevertheless worth your while to keep track of the exhibitions that remain accessible and at least click to support Poznań's local exhibition organisations.

Innspace's 4th Place in the Moon Base Design Contest

The Polish team won 4th place in the international Moon Base Design Contest. The contest was organised by the Moon Society seated in the USA. Teams from all over the world were to design a lunar habitat feasible within the next ten years and able to accommodate 2-3 crews at one time.

Chernobyl: A chronicle of the present

New Year's Eve in Chernobyl, a tour of the Zone, a game, a novel and a film either inspired by the events of April 26, 1986 or just set in the apocalyptic Exclusion Zone. The significant thread that weaves through and gives meaning to all of the above is Chernobyl and it has been wholeheartedly received by pop culture. In the process of embracing it, did we forget what it really was?

The Two Stories

Marta Buczkowska and Mateusz Kiszka, authors of the book of photographs A Synthesis of Discovery. A Photographic Splicing of Poznań's Histories, interviewed by Karol Szymkowiak

Display of prominence

Polish 19th-century painting is unique indeed. While the art produced during the country's occupation was thoroughly patriotic, it was also highly diverse, both in its form and in the themes taken up by the artists. As a consequence, works from the period invoke all sorts of reflection: on art, on the role of the artist and on the stances taken by individuals and society during challenging times.

Poznań with high international agencies ratings

Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings have confirmed Poznań's high rating. This means that the City has a very high ability to meet its obligations. Independently, institutions appreciate the prudent financial policy of the capital of Wielkopolska and the fact that it provides its inhabitants and residents with high-quality services.

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