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LOKALNIE! [LOCALLY!] is the theme of this year’s SWPS University Festival, an annual event celebrating our school and community. This year, we will venture beyond the Warsaw campus and explore our neighborhood, the small and not widely known Kamionek district. Kamionek is a predominantly working class neighborhood, rich in history and culture, located on the right bank of the Vistual River. We would like to rediscover the area and highlight its best points. Therefore we have organized multiple events, including guided walks, outdoor games, visits to museums and workshops of local craftsmen. The event will also offer personal development workshops.

This year, we will also celebrate the 15th Anniversary of SWPS University’s Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies Program.

The Festival will take place on June 9th and 10th. Free admission. Some events require registration »

Festival 

June
9-10 2017

Warsaw

Selected Events

Although the main language of the Festival is Polish, we have organized a few events for international audiences, on Saturday, June 10th.

Guided Tours in English*:

15.00 Kamionek: Postindustrial, Innovative Place – a guided walk with Praska Ferajna
16.00 Museum Czar PRL [Museum of daily life in the era of the Polish People’s Republic 1945-1989]
18.00 Neon Museum at the Soho Factory

*To participate in any of these events, please arrive at the main hall of SWPS University or the courtyard, at least 15 minutes in advance of the starting time.

Concerts

As music is an international language, everyone can participate in the evening concerts featuring:

21:00 Ofelia
22:30 Marika
24:00 DJ Set

Concert venue: Drukarnia Club, Fugazi scene, 65 Mińska Street

 

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 Concert Performances

Ofelia, i.e. Iga Krefft, singer, musician, and composer. She often says that only music makes her feel whole. Music allows her to experience the world in a unique and special way. Music is Ofelia’s greatest love, very special and personal. She channels all this love and passes it forward to her fans during live concerts, where she plays a variety of rock and blues, inspired by the sounds of the 1970s. During the concert, accompanied by her four-member band, she will perform music from her debut period as well as new songs form the upcoming album.

Marika, i.e. Marta Kosakowska, has been called the first lady of the Polish dancehall and the Jamaican ambassador to Poland. Her music combines several genres, including reggae, ragga, dancehall, soul, funk, and nu-jazz. She began her career as the vocalist for the sound system Bass Medium Trinity. Her debut album “Plenty” appeared in 2008. It was followed by critically acclaimed and popular with audiences „Put your shoes on/off”, „ChiliZet Live Sessions”, and „Marta Kosakowska”. Marika has played all popular clubs in Poland, as a solo performer and a vocalist for Breakbeat Propaganda, Bass Medium Trinity. She has also worked with the best scouts and DJs in the country.

Organizers

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Date and Location

June 9–10, 2017 (Friday–Saturday)

SWPS University, Chodakowska 19/31

Drukarnia, ul. Mińska 65

Contact

Assistant Professor Karol Jachymek

e-mail: kjachymek@swps.edu.pl

EVENT REGISTRATION 

June 10th Events – Guided Tours in English
SWPS University of Humanities and Social Sciences, located at Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warsaw, Poland is the administrator of personal information provided in this form. Your personal information shall be processed to facilitate your participation in the above noted event. You have the right to access your personal information and amend it at any time.
By sending this form you acknowledge that the provision of your personal information is voluntary, but it is a necessary condition for your participation in the event. All inquiries related to the processing of personal information should be addressed to: abi@swps.edu.pl or to SWPS University, “ABI”, Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warsaw, Poland.

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