Cracovians are returning from holidays, kids are going back to school, and regular cultural events are also making a slow comeback. Everyone is recalling the hugely successful World Youth Day and Kraków’s great spiritual, social, organisational and promotional achievements noted the world over. Perhaps the most inspiring sight were the tens of thousands of pilgrims who left the city with the warmest, most joyful memories. We’re sure they’ll visit again for more good vibrations!
And there are more outdoor events coming up to make the most of the glorious Indian summer, and Kraków’s cultural life is gathering pace for the season ahead: Theatre Night acts as a bridge between the charm of summertime programmes, frequently staged in the city’s green spaces, and the start of more hardcore repertoires. After a quiet holiday period, the ICE Kraków Congress Centre is going full steam ahead with concerts held as part of the ICE Classic and ICE Jazz cycles promising an exciting season. Autumn (let’s not be afraid of the word!) is almost here, but for us it means the Krakow Jazz Autumn – a feast for all fans of avant-garde sounds – and the Podgórze Cultural Autumn, revealing the secrets of this less well-known Kraków district with a proud identity and heritage. And of course the Sacrum Profanum festival is almost here: September brings an exhibition prelude, with the main events starting in early October.
Definitely worth coming back for!
In this issue:
- Edita Gruberová – operatic diva, queen of bel canto, prima donna assoluta – will be the star of the third part of the ICE Classic cycle. read more
- The concert as part of the ICE Jazz cycle brings the giants of the Polish jazz stage together once again. ICE Kraków resounds with SBB classics and improvisations with Tomasz Stańko, which are bound to take us to faraway lands. read more
- They don’t just look good in group photos: they’re a very close family. The Kings of Leon, formed of three brothers Followill (Caleb, Nathan and Jared) and their cousin Matthew, have been playing together as one of the most popular rock groups since 2000. read more
- The Dachshund March, accompanied by a wind orchestra, strolls from the Barbican to the Main Market Square for the 22nd time. read more
- Anna Zaradny, visual and sound artist, composer and improviser has long been fascinated by the Brutalist architecture of Kraków’s Bunkier Sztuki gallery. The former Exhibition Pavilion in the Planty Park presents her exhibition Rondo Denoting Circle. read more
- Over three hundred paintings, sculptures, montages, spatial installations, prints and drawings are shown at the exhibition Wprost 1966-1986 at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology. read more
- Although September signals the inevitable end of summer holidays and a return to school, Pod Baranami Cinema takes kids on cinematic journeys as part of the 3rd Children’s Film Festival. read more