List/Grid Tag Archives: Culture

The Olympiad city stage winner: Polish is successively replaced by Lithuanian

“It is what we experienced and learned at home that decides on our success the most prominently. In my family Polish literature was always in the first place, and traditions… Read more »

Polish Cultural Institute celebrates its 20th anniversary

Exactly 20 years ago, Polish Cultural Institute began to function in Vilnius. The institution was established by the decree of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland… Read more »

Pole of the Year 2015: We should protect our Polishness

”Polishness is our mother. You cannot be ashamed of your mother only because it is poor” – priest Józef Aszkiełowicz, the winner of the “Kurier Wileński” plebiscite, said during a ceremony of… Read more »

The AWPL conference and honoured strongmen of “Wileńszczyzna”

The annual conference of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania took place on 30th January in the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius. Its main part was the ceremony… Read more »

The AWPL summarised the year 2015

“An eight-percent support on a national scale that the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania [AWPL – Polish: Akcja Wyborcza Polaków na Litwie; translator’s note] gained in the municipal election… Read more »

Linguistic rights of Lithuanian Poles: European Parliament intervention

Last year the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament wrote a letter to the Lithuanian authorities concerning the linguistic rights of Poles in Lithuania. The official document was filed because of a… Read more »

Jan Dziedziczak: Education is the Number One Topic

“The situation of Polish education in Lithuania is the most important topic for us” Jan Dzedziczak, the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who, among other things,… Read more »

Fr. Józef Aszkiełowicz – “Pole of the Year 2015”

On 7th January results of the “Kurier Wileński” [trans. The Courier of Vilnius] Readers plebiscite, “Pole of the Year 2015,” were counted up. It is already the 18th edition of… Read more »

110,000 zloty – the balance of the “A Package for a Countryman and Hero in Kresy” campaign

110,000 zloty is the balance of the 2nd edition of the “A Package for a Countryman and Hero in Kresy” campaign. 900 packages got to Poles living in the Vilnius… Read more »

Michał Mackiewicz: A Polish school was here, still is, and will be in future

In an interview with Michał Mackiewicz, the Chairman of the Association of Poles in Lithuania (ZPL) and a member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania as a representative… Read more »

Lithuania is to close national minorities’ schools?

“National minorities’ schools are ‘educational ghettos,’ and so they should not exist at all,” Gediminas Grina, the former chef of the Lithuania’s State Security Department, claims and publicly voices such… Read more »

Appeal to Polish authorities: “We are determined to fight for fair treatment of Polish students!”

“We are determined to fight for the good of our children. Please, take immediate action in the defence of the Polish schools and Poles in Lithuania,” representatives of the Polish… Read more »

Polish deputy demands the theatre on Pohulanka

Artur Górski, a member of the Polish parliament, filed an interpellation concerning the reclamation of the former Polish Theatre building on Pohulanka for the Polish community in Vilnius. Below we have… Read more »

Lithuanian – foreman, but another – workman. A way to nowhere in the Polish education field in Lithuania

What made me come back once again to the topic of the Polish minority in Lithuania was upsetting statistics of the children from Polish families attending the schools with Polish… Read more »

Polish Theatre in Vilnius celebrated its golden jubilee

 Last weekend, the Polish Theatre in Vilnius, which is celebrating a glorious jubilee of its existence, got back to where it all started. On the stage of the former Theatre… Read more »

The Polish Theatre in Vilnius celebrates its golden jubilee.

The Polish Theatre in Vilnius, which celebrates its splendid jubilee, has gone back to its roots. The play “Ladies and Husars” directed by Inka Dowlasz was performed on the former… Read more »

Polish-Lithuanian Independence Day with the Polish Discussion Club

Polish beer, Polish sauerkraut stew, Polish songs, and interesting interlocutors – yesterday in “Piano Man” bar the Polish Discussion Club (PKD) organised a meeting dedicated to the 97th anniversary of… Read more »

The Relay Race of Independence Day at the Marshal’s Mausoleum

The National Independence Day is memorialised in a special way in Wileńszczyzna for the 21st time already. It is thanks to the relay race which heads towards the Mother and… Read more »

Maria Przełomiec: Warsaw has to cut Tomaszewski off from money

“Poles should take an active part in the life of their country. I would really like Poles in Lithuania to be an intellectual, cultural elite, not a besieged heritage park,”… Read more »

The Polish school in Vilnius does not give in

We previously wrote that, two weeks ago, on 20th October, the Vilnius Regional Administrative Court adopted a ruling that is unfavourable towards the Polish Szymon Konarski Secondary School in Vilnius. The judiciary defeated… Read more »

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