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Romanian Cultural Festival in Bialystok closes Romania’s Year in Poland

Bialystok, the biggest city in Eastern Poland, hosts, as of Thursday, December 9, the last of the four festivals organized, this year, by the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) in Warsaw.


FCR Bialystok, the first festival organized by ICR Warsaw in the city, is a syncretic project, comprising various artistic and cultural manifestations, which will be held in various locations in Bialystok. The programme of the festival includes: the opening concert offered by Oana Catalin Chitu & Bucharest Tango, held in the Festivity Hall of the Branicki Palace; film workshops organized by the scriptwriter and producer Alexandra Paun at the “Arsenal” Gallery; a lecture of Romanian contemporary art, delivered by curator Liliana Popescu, at the same gallery; the Romanian film series titled “Young Masters of Romanian Cinema”, to be screened at the “Helios” Cinema; demonstrative classes of Romanian, offered by Józef Palankiewicz, at the “L. Zamenhof” Cultural Centre; the children’s show “Apolodor” by the “Puck” Puppet Theatre in Cluj-Napoca, which will be presented on the stage of the Puppet Theatre in Bialystok.


2010 has been a true tour de force for ICR Warsaw, which has been running one of the most ambitious cultural projects addressed to the Polish public, Romania’s Year in Poland, conceived as a series of festivals dedicated to Romanian culture, held in some of Poland’s most representative cultural centres: Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan and Bialystok.

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