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Karolin - Centre for Polish Folklore

“In order to relay the whole truth about people,
we must come to know the land on which they live.” Tadeusz Sygietyński

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Workshops
28.04.2024 15:00

Silesian Games and Dances – Workshop | International Dance Day

To celebrate International Dance Day 2024, we'll be holding a special workshop focusing on traditional dances from Silesia. Our experienced instructors guarantee that a great time will be had by all, whatever your level of dancing experience!
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06.04.2024

Silesia Day in Karolin

Join us on 6 April to experience a taste of the rich folk culture of Upper Silesia. Our guests from the Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park in Chorzów and the Fedaków band will introduce us to the traditional dress, craft, music and dance of this fascinating and diverse region.
Other
24.03.2024 15:00

Easter Customs and Traditions - Guided Tour

Colourful, decorative eggs, tall palms, wicker baskets and a wet Easter Monday… join our special Palm Sunday tour of the permanent exhibition at the Centre for Polish Folklore to find out more about Polish Easter customs and traditions.
Workshops
16.03.2024

Easter Basket Weaving - Craft Worskhop

It’s hard to imagine a Polish Easter without the traditional wicker basket, which is taken to church for its contents to be blessed on Easter Saturday. During this year’s Easter market, you’ll have the chance to make your own, unique basket at a special basket-weaving workshop, under the eye of an expert craftsman.
Workshops
17.03.2024

Opole Easter Eggs - Craft Workshop

A Polish Easter would not be complete without intricately decorated eggs. Particularly well-known are “kroszonki” from the Opole region, which are made by scratching intricate patterns onto dyed eggs. The ideal Easter gift or decoration, don’t miss the chance to create your unique own egg at this special craft workshop.
Other
16.03.2024 - 17.03.2024

Karolin Easter Market

The Karolin annual Easter Market is back for 2024! Join us at the home of Mazowsze Ensemble to meet regional craftspeople and local artisans and to stock up on culinary specialities, regional products and folk-inspired arts and crafts.
Workshops
09.03.2024 15:00

Silesian Ribbon Workshop (International Women's Day in Karolin)

Ribbons are a key part of nearly every folk costume in Silesia. The largest are used to decorate bonnets and garlands and can be printed or handpainted, most commonly with floral motifs. Join us for a craft workshop to celebrate International Women's Day, during which we'll be painting our own decorative Silesian-style ribbons which are guarenteed to add some colour and style to your outfits!
Other
25.02.2024 15:00

Mira Zimińska-Sygietyńska: Karolin's First Lady

A talk about the life and work of Mira Zimińska-Sygietyńska, celebrated actress and singer, Mazowsze’s co-creator and longest-serving director on the anniversary of her birthday.
Workshops
11.02.2024 13:00

Hop śü śü – Workshop for Families

This year, we'll be celebrating the end of carnival with a fun-filled family workshop inspired by the folklore of Wilamowice, a town in southern Poland with a unique and fascinating history. We'll talk about the traditions and culture of local residents, make colourful carnival masks and wear them for a fabulous masked dance. We look forward to seeing you on 11 February!
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Administrative QuartersStaff AccommodationPerformance HallChamber HallCentre for Polish FolkloreGościniec „Mazowsze” -RestaurantChildren's PlaygroundGościniec „Mazowsze” - RoomsThe White HouseEducational TrailHunters' Lodge