Ukrainian President decorates two Poles for humanitarian efforts | Polish cellist performs at London’s Wigmore Hall | Poland’s Women’s volleyball team qualify for Paris 2024 Olympics | 'Scarborn’ wins top prize at Polish Film Festival in Gdynia

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Ukrainian President decorates two Poles for humanitarian efforts

The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has decorated two Polish volunteers for their humanitarian services to the country. The volunteers were journalist Bianka Zalewska and medic Damian Duda. Zalewska is a journalist for TVN Discovery Poland who has helped provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainians and transport wounded children to Polish hospitals. Damian is a civilian volunteer and medic who gathered a team of medics to save wounded soldiers near the frontline. President Zelensky decorated the volunteers during a stop in the Polish eastern city of Lublin on Saturday, on his way back to Ukraine from the United States. The Ukrainian President also expressed gratitude to Poland for its „invaluable support and solidarity,” which contribute to the defence of Europe’s freedom.

Source – Polskie Radio

Polish cellist performs at London’s Wigmore Hall

Renowned Polish cellist, Maciej Kułakowski, has performed at London’s Wigmore Hall this weekend. Kułakowski, 27, studied at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk and in Germany at the Mannheim University, University of Music in Weimar and the Kronberg Academy. He was the winner of the 2015 Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in Warsaw and has developed a fine career both as a soloist and chamber musician. Wigmore Hall, which opened in 1901, is one of the world’s great concert halls and is considered to have outstanding acoustic characteristics and hosts over five hundred concerts each year, as well as a weekly concert broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Source – Polskie Radio

Poland’s Women’s volleyball team qualify for Paris 2024 Olympics

The Polish women’s volleyball team have qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Summer Games after beating Italy 3:1 in Łódź, central Poland. In previous matches, Poland beat Olympic Champions the United States 3:1, defeated Germany 3:2 and lost against Thailand 2:3 in the qualifying tournament in the Polish city of Łódz. Thanks to their momentous victory over Italy, the Poland women’s volleyball team will compete in their first Olympic Games in 16 years. The other country to clinch a ticket to Paris in the Łódź tournament is the US.

Source – Polskie Radio

’Scarborn’ wins top prize at Polish Film Festival in Gdynia

And finally, the historical drama „Scarborn” has won the top award at the 48th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia this weekend. The winning movie tells the story of Polish-American independence hero Tadeusz 'Kos’ Kościuszko who aims to ignite an uprising against the Russians with the help of Polish gentry and peasants in 1794. The annual Polish Film Festival, first held in 1974, is one of the oldest film festivals in Europe. The festival provides Poland’s most prestigious showcase of new home-grown movies, and 16 films competed in the main competition this year.

Source – Radio Gdańsk


Today will be a sunny day in a gentle breeze with temperatures of 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day and 10 degrees overnight. Tomorrow will turn cloudy in light winds and temperatures of 19 degrees during the day and 12 degrees overnight.

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