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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!
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.
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!

Wilamowice Day in Karolin

Join us on 3 February to experience a taste of the rich folk culture of the southern Polish town of Wilamowice. Our guests from the Wilamowianie Association and the Wilamowice Regional Folk Group will introduce us to the language, traditional dress, craft, music, dance and cuisine of this unique cultural group.
13.01.2024 - 28.01.2024

Winter Holidays in Karolin

Keep boredom at bay this winter break - join us for a series of family workshops at the historic home of Mazowsze Ensemble. Our performers will be running special dance workshops on Tuesdays, while Thursdays will be all about arts and crafts. We look forward to welcoming you to Karolin!

Folklore of the Sącz Region - Workshop and Social Dance

Join us on 30 September to discover the fascinating folklore of Southern Poland's Sącz region. Take in a traditional embroidery worskhop, sample some local specialities and try out some local dances with a folk band from Podegrodzie.
02.09.2023 - 03.09.2023 15:00

The Centre for Polish Folklore's 2nd Birthday

To celebrate two years of the Centre for Polish Folklore in Karolin, we are inviting guests to join us for a special birthday tour of our permanent exhibition. All who visit us on this weekend will also receive small birthday gifts!
17.06.2023 - 18.06.2023

Mazowsze Family Picnic 2023

Join us on the weekend of 17 and 18 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.
13.05.2023 18:00

Night of the Museums 2023

Join us in Karolin on 13 May for the Night of the Museums 2023. This year, we'll be immersing ourselves in Polish folk tales and legends featuring otherworldly creatures – small and mischievous imps, strange, demonic monsters, and kind and helpful spirits. Lots of thrills and fun guaranteed!
13.02.2023 - 26.02.2023

Winter Holidays in Karolin

This year's winter break in the Mazowsze region coincides with the final days of Carnival, tradionally a time of merrymaking, feasting, dressing up and generally having fun! In the spirit of the carnival season, the Centre for Polish Folklore is hosting a series of workshops and events to brighten up the winter holidays.

New Year's Tours of the Centre for Polish Folklore

Join us on Sunday 8 January for special New Year's guided tours of the Centre for Polish Folklore. Immerse yourself in Polish culture and uncover the fascinating history of Mazowsze National Folk Song and Dance Ensemble.
10.12.2022 - 11.12.2022

Karolin Christmas Market

Christmas is coming to Karolin, so join us for a weekend filled with festive spirit! Do your Christmas shopping at our market, with plenty of regional specialities and folk-inspired arts and crafts to choose from, or join our Christmas craft workshops and surprise your loved ones with handmade gifts. On both days we’ll be showing Mazowsze’s signature Christmas production, "Betlejem Polskie".