ZAMEK Culture Centre


The beginning of February coincides with the second week of winter holidays in Poznań! Our youngest guests can therefore expect workshops, film showings, theatre performances and an opportunity to dance to the rhythms of traditional Greater Polish music.  Preschoolers are welcome to explore our winter-themed Fun Zone, while older children may attend workshops and creative meetings, or see a theatre performance and films screened at the Pałacowe Cinema. The programme of Winter at the Castle also includes visual arts, theatre, vocal and dance activities, as well as Polish Sign Language lessons.  We would also like to invite children with hearing impairments to see A Wild Heart, a theatre performance interpreted into PSL.

Our ongoing exhibition Unknown Impressionism. Manet, Pissarro and Their Contemporaries is something you can’t miss. “You don’t have to travel abroad, to  begin 2020 to the accompaniment of world-class art”, says the ranking created by Wojciech Delikta. The exhibition features 34 works by such authors as Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cezanne, Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, or Edouard Manet, originating from the prestigious collection of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University. The show is enriched with 10 further works of 19th- and 20th-century French artists  (e.g. Sisley, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard) from the outstanding collection of Feliks “Manggha” Jasieński held at the National Museum in Krakow, and a display showing how a studio of a 19th-century printmaker looked like.

The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive educational programme, including guided tours, lectures, workshops and meetings.

Naturally, we cannot fail to recommend live music coming to Zamek this month. On February 9th, we’re going to see Tubis Trio, yet another brilliant act in our JazZamek series. The music of this  acoustic jazz ensemble  is characterized by catchy melodies and infectious, splendidly fitting, somewhat pop-like rhythms full of syncopated beats and lyrical solos.

Then, on February 13th,  Maria Peszek will visit Zamek as part of her Super Tour, while a day later, on Valentine’s Day, Ray Wilson will appear live with songs from Upon My Life, his latest album. The February episode of My Music will feature Maciej Burzyński and his guests.

On February 12th, we are going to have the opportunity to listen to Dorota Nieznalska’s “Blut und Boden, Blood and Land. Biopolitics of the Third Reich”, a lecture delivered  as part of her residency project, which explores the activities of the SS Race and Settlement Main Office (RuSHA) and the Lebensborn organization in occupied Poland. The artist will also discuss her method and issues she has been interested in in recent years: the inheritance of guilt, history of refugees and Europe’s traditional ethnic diversity which disintegrated after the war.  Dorota Nieznalska is working on the exhibition entitled Rassenhygiene, which will be shown at the Castle in October.

February has also seen the start of new residencies of this year’s fellows of the Gaude Polonia programme from Ukraine: Olena Kasperovych, curator from Kharkiv, and Kyiv artist Piotr Armianowski. 

In yet another instalment of Common Theatre, our audience will see Atomos (February 17th) directed by Ewa Szumska. The performance is based on Umberto Eco’s The Bomb and the General, while the roles of atoms, people, smart and rich gentlemen are played by actors from Dramatic Group Nowi w Nowym: participants of the Occupational Therapy Workshop Przylesie which functions as part of the Na Tak Association.

February at the Pałacowe Cinema is dedicated to films nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. After the screenings, join us for discussions to share your point of view with others. Oscar contenders can be seen every Wednesday at 8.30 p.m.

February is also a month of compelling encounters with literature and books. Serial poets are coming early on, with  Maciej Melecki, Anna Wieser and Szymon Żuchowski. On February 11th, you will have the opportunity to find out about the life of women from the villages of Mazovia, thanks to Agnieszka Pajączkowska, Aleksandra Zbroja and their joint book entitled A co wyście myślały? Spotkania z kobietami z mazowieckich wsi. Katarzyna Kłosińska and Michał Rusinek, authors of Dobra zmiana (czyli jak się rządzi światem za pomocą słów) will be our guests at another meeting in the Reading Castle series on February 19th. As the International Mother Language Day is celebrated this month, the Grand Hall will see a special debate to mark that occasion. The debate will focus on the following issues: discourse of exclusion (who excludes whom and for what reasons); domains of exclusion and discrimination (e.g. gender, skin colour, sexual preference, worldview, religion, age, poverty, life crisis); rhetoric of exclusion (linguistic mechanisms of discrimination at various levels of language); stereotypization of language and thinking. Since the Festival of the Plot is taking place this year, it’s time to launch our pre-events. The first of those is coming already on February 22nd: a meeting with Paweł Sołtys, author of Nieradość. Two of our book clubs will convene towards the end of the month. Georgi Gospodinov and his The Physics of Sorrow will be the protagonists of the meeting on February 27th, while another book will be discussed in Ukrainian on February 29th. Persons using Ukrainian daily are particularly welcome to the latter


All events at  CK Zamek are held in Polish, but our doors are open to everyone. Do come and let us meet :)

The formula of most workshops for younger children enables persons who do not speak Polish to take part as well.

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Against a black background, there is a large numeral “02” which denotes the second month of the year, i.e. February. Apart from the numeral, the year 2020 is indicated as well, together with the caption “kalendarium luty [February events]”. The logo of Zamek Culture Centre is in the upper left corner. To the right, there is a fragment of the print from the exhibition Unknown Impressionism. Manet, Pissarro and Their Contemporaries. It shows the profile of a man sitting on a chair. The bearded figure is dressed in trousers, a shirt, a jacket, and wears a peaked cap. The background of the print is yellowish, while the silhouette of the man has been drawn in pencil.