WARSAWESOME: YOUR WARSAW WEEKEND GUIDE – Polish Independence Day
Lots of ideas to celebrate Polish independence day. What are you going to do?
1) OPEN DAY at the College of Europe in Natolin
You are interested in European Affairs and you would like to study at the most beautiful university campus in Warsaw with students coming from all over the world?
Visit the College of Europe in Natolin to discover their postgraduate academic offer in European Interdisciplinary Studies. They have numerous scholarship opportunities and a unique campus right in the middle of a nature reserve and historical park where, currently, 137 students from 40 different countries live, learn and experience Europe together.
At this event, you will discover their programme, have a walk around the Natolin campus and get some cool goodies, hot chocolate, and some delicious cookies prepared by the Natolin Student Restaurant!
When: Nov 10 from 09:00 to 17:00
Where: Nowoursynowska 84, Warsaw
2) CINEMAFORUM – 17. International Short Film Festival
During the CINEMAFORUM International Short Film Festival, you can watch 27 short films from 21 countries, of which the majority will have their Polish premiere during the festival. Among them, we will find the best short movies from the whole world, the titles presented and awarded on the leading foreign events (including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Sundance, Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand, and Oberhausen), and the festival days in the Kinoteka Cinema will offer a unique chance of watching them in Warsaw.
There will also be industry workshops and lectures of the INTERFILMLAB series. The festival’s special guest will be a British producer Mia Bays, who will conduct workshops concerning micro-budget film financing.
When: Nov 7 from 9:00 to Nov 11 at 12:00
Where: Kinoteka PKiN – Plac Defilad 1, Warsaw
3) 16th Jewish Film Festival
WJFF.pl is the first ever and the largest Jewish Film Festival in Poland and eastern Europe.
The Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (WJFF.pl) loves to promote filmmakers working with Jewish themes.
When: From Nov 12 at 18:00 to Nov 18 at 19:30
Where: KINO PRAHA
4) Long live the comic book 3!
The event is addressed to fans of comic books and people who would like to get into comic books.
You are going to meet the authors (and buy their comics directly from them), participate in discussion panels and lectures, as well as film screenings and workshops.
Most of the comics will be in Polish. Maybe a good way to practice your Polish? It seems like a cool idea to me.
When: Saturday 10 from 11:00 to 19:00
Where: The State Ethnographic Museum – Kredytowa 1, Warsaw
5) The iconic Polish Cinema Day (English Subs)
There is no better way to celebrate Polish independence than embracing Polish culture.
Now that’s going to be easier as we can head to Kino Elektronik and watch Polish classics with English Subtitles!
- 14:45 MIŚ (eng. subtitles)
- 17:00 PRZYPADEK (eng. subtitles)
- 19:30 REJS (eng. subtitles)
- 21:00 PSY (eng. subtitles)
When: Sunday 11 from 14:00 to 23:00
Where: Kino Elektronik – Generała Zajączka 7, Warsaw
Price: 11 PNL
6) Shouting: Poland! Independent 1918
An exhibition organized in honor of the 100th anniversary of regaining Independence.
Entrance to the Muzeum Narodowe is free on the 11th.
When: October 26, 2018 – March 17, 2019
Where: Jerozolimskie 3, Warszawa
Price: FREE on the 11 of November
7) Polish dances
For the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Polish independence, various bands from across Poland will dance – and teach – regional folklore dances.
When: Sunday 11 from 13:00 to 21:00
Where: Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17
8) “Historical Picnic”
Workshops, quizzes, presentations, and performances to celebrate the 100 years of Polish independence.
Around the same time (from 13:00 to 15:00), you can also expect to see the “Dance for Kindness”, a FreezeMob/FlashMob, in honor of World Kindness Day.
When: Saturday 10 from 12:00 to 18:00
Where: Plac Zamkowy, Warsaw
FOOD EVENTS AND MARKETS
Check all the (past) Warsaw Weekend Guides here.