Miasto Stoleczne Warszawa

Dziesiątki miejsc na poranne spacery

The “Freedom Space” Festival and a time capsule

published: 2018-10-11 08:20, mlan
The “Freedom Space” Festival. fot. The “Freedom Space” Festival.

The “Freedom Space” Festival, prepared to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of Poland’s regaining of independence, is a day-long, outdoor event to be held on Saturday, 13 October, between 12:00 and 20:00, on Krakowskie Przedmieście and Zamkowy Sq.


We are celebrating our independence merrily, and, as shown during the Polonaise Procession, in large numbers,” said Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw.“I wish to invite you to the Festival, which will be the largest event we prepared in Warsaw to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our independence.”

Next to the Copernicus Monument, in the Old Warsaw area, between 12.00 and 18.00, you will be invited to join the fun by the “Warszawiaki” group who promote the local dialect and everything reminiscent of the pre-War times, including Wiecha Cabaret and Czerniakowska Folk Band.  

Between 12.00 and 18.00, on stage next to Europejski Hotel, in a space named Warsaw’s Salon, covering the area between the Visitation Church and Karowa St., we planed concerts and knees-ups to music played by Warszawska Orkiestra Sentymentalna and Voice Band with Ewelina Flinta. What seems particularly exciting is a programme named “Feathers, revues and cabaret” which will remind you some well-known hits by Warsaw’s cabarets.  At Dom Spotkań z Historią in Stare Cinema you will be able to watch five presentations (about 35-minute-long each) with some interesting film content. In between the presentations, there will be screenings of a film entitled “Warszawa 1935”.

There will be no shortage of events for children, including painting, riddles, and environmental and artistic workshops.
The programme will culminate at 15.00 with the burrying of a time capsule at a point where Krakowskie Przedmieście and Karowa St. meet, and a concert by three tenors who will sing some best known songs by Jan Kiepura from a Bristol Hotel balcony.
Krakowskie Przedmieście will be full of brass bands, street performers, and historic cars and buses. During the event, you might also come across Marshal Piłsudski, Ignacy Jan Paderewski or William Lindley.
The Festival will end at 18.00 with a concert on Zamkowy Sq., with some well-known Polish performers and the audiences singing together.