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Wrocław City To Host ‘Intercultural Christmas’ Event On December 19th

Wrocław City Council are hosting an ‘Intercultural Christmas‘ event next Wednesday in order to increase people’s knowledge of both Polish and foreign festive traditions.

The gathering is being organised by the Wrocławskie Centrum Rozwoju Społecznego (the city council’s social affairs department) and the Strategia dialogu miedzykulturowego (strategy for intercultural dialogue).

The event takes place at Barbara on Wednesday 19th December between 6 and 10pm. The main aim of the evening, besides having a good time, is for participants to learn about Polish Christmas traditions as well as customs other countries partake in during the festive period.

The official invite to the event reads as follows:

Intercultural Christmas is coming! Do you want to hear how this time is spent in Poland and how it is celebrated in other countries? Perhaps you’d like to learn what gifts are handed out in countries such as Pakistan or Ukraine? Maybe you’d also like to see some newly-arranged Polish Christmas carols performed live? Or possibly you you’d like to join in and sing yourself?

We invite you all to celebrate together in a multicultural atmosphere! We will listen to a concert by three talented musicians and sing with them together, look at the Christmas customs in different cultures and try traditional Polish dishes.

Due to the limited number of places, please be aware that participants must register by 17th December by emailing the following address: [email protected]

See you there!

PROGRAM
18.00-18.05 Welcome
18.05-18.30 Getting to know the Polish Christmas Eve table
18.30-19.00 “Carol is a woman” – Christmas carol concert with songs in new and original arrangements (composed by Kasia Pakowska, Joanna Dudkowska and Agnieszka Kowalczyk)

19.00-19.15 Festive customs of Poles
19.15-19.30 Festive music (performed live by Terry Clark-Ward)
19.30-20.00 Holiday customs in other cultures

20.00-20.15 Refreshment break
20.15-21.00 Carol singing
21.00-21.30 Summary of IWE activities in 2018
21.30-22.00 End

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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