Participants: Jerzy Sosnowski –a writer, historian and literary critic, journalist of the Trójka Radio, feature writer and columnist of a monthly Więź; Krzysztof Kopczyński, Ph.D. –a historian of literature from the Department of Rhetoric and Media at the Institute of Applied Polish Studies at the University of Warsaw, film producer specialising in documentaries on cultural and social issues. The discussion was chaired by Tomasz Tyczyński.
Adrian Szary, a poet and a Polish language teacher presented to children his poems and fairy-tales from the cycle Szarówki czyli bajki do czytania o zmierzchu/Gray of the Day or Fairy-Tales to Be Read at Twilight (a meeting within The Place of Culture, Local Culture cycle).
Contestants: a critical Russophile – Prof. Andrzej de Lazari, graduate of Russian Studies from Łódź University, and a Russophobe out of practical wisdom – Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz, a co-founder and long-time director of the Centre for Eastern Studies. Answers were sought to the questions describing the Polish Russia complex: can the attitude of Poles to Russians be only servile or disdainful? Are we closer to western rationalism or rather to Russian messianisms which perceive the civilisation of the West as an embodiment of Antichrist? Can we understand each other - both literally and metaphorically - after we have stopped to learn our respective languages?
An evening of poetry and music based on Zbigniew Herbert’s texts. Performers: Aleksander Trąbczyński – reciting, singing and guitar; Michał Kulenty –saxophone, piano and flute; Zbigniew Wegehaupt – double-bass. The programme included, among others, Mr Cogito’s Late Autumn Poem, To Marcus Aurelius, A Sense of Identity and nearly twenty other poems written by Zbigniew Herbert.
Inauguration of a cycle Miejsce kultury, miejscowa kultura/The Place of Culture, Local Culture, presenting artists connected with the Museum and its vicinity, that is the Radom Region. The first event of the cycle was a concert of Bartosz Kołsut, an accordionist and a student of the Schools of Music Complex in Radom, laureate of national and international accordion competitions, grant holder of the Polish Children’s Fund.
The leader was accompanied by Cezary Konrad, who for many years has been regarded by the readers of the Jazz Forum monthly as the best Polish jazz drummer and Paweł Pańta, a double-bass player, performing with many jazz stars. During the concert jazz arrangements of works of such masters as J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven, F. Schubert and M. de Falla were performed.
The concert featured I Solisti di Varsavia, a string quintet conducted by Tomasz Radziwonowicz, violinist, consisting of: Tomasz Radziwonowicz – violin 1, Anna Staniak-Bagnowska – violin 2, Marek Iwański – viola, Grażyna Tatarska – cello, Paweł Pańta – double bass.
Instytucja współprowadzona przez Samorząd Województwa Mazowieckiego oraz Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego