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24.06.2024 - 31.08.2024

Summer in Karolin

Join us for a summer of dance at the Centre for Polish Folklore, whatever your age or level of experience. We hope to see you at our dance classes, family workshops and talks, which run from late June until the end of August.
08.06.2024 - 09.06.2024

Family Picnic 2024

Join us in Karolin Park on the weekend of 8 and 9 June for one of our biggest events of the year - the Mazowsze Family Picnic. With plenty of attractions for the whole family, this promises to be a fabulous weekend full of dance, song, music and traditional arts and crafts.
01.06.2024 11:00

Traditions of the Podhale Highlanders - Family Workshop

This year, we’ll be celebrating Children’s Day in Poland with an action-packed family workshop about the folk culture of Polish highlanders from the Podhale region. We’ll uncover the secrets of highlander dress, music and dances, and will make our own glass painting inspired by local tradition.

Podhale Day in Karolin

Join us on 25 May to experience a taste of the rich folk culture of the Podhale region. Our guests from Bukowina Tatrzańska in the Polish highlands will lead a workshop focused on regional crafts, followed by a social dance to traditional highlander music.
18.05.2024 18:00

Night of the Museums 2024

It’s that time of the year again! During this year’s Night of the Museums we’ll be uncovering the secrets of Mazowsze Ensemble’s renowned costumes. There’ll be plenty going on between 6pm and 10pm on 18 May, so make sure you join us and stay to the very end!
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!

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.
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.

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.

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.
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.
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!