Dive into the culture. Get to know Macondo.

Dive into the culture. Get to know Macondo.

Macondo is a cradle of culture in Nadodrze. It is a combination of art gallery,  cafe,  bookshop, and meeting place. Name of the place is from the book One Hundred Years of Solitude written by Gabriel García Márquez. Every month Macondo organises lots of cultural events. Due to an array of events, everyone can probably find something for himself. Dive into the culture. Get to know Macondo.

EXHIBITIONS

Every month Macondo organises a vernissage. Artists present their works from many areas. You could see paintings, sculptures, graphics, drawings, photos as well as posters or collages. Certainly, you wold not be bored. You can visit all the exhibitions for free.

Dive into the culture. Get to know Macondo.
Poster from the exhibition of American posters made by Yee-Haw studio

DRAWING SUNDAY

If you are interested in drawings you should visit Macondo on Sunday. You have an opportunity to attend the drawing meetings. Every class have a different theme. The teachers are experienced artists. Organiser provides drawing stuff. Entry costs between 20 and 30 zlotych.

Dive into the culture. Get to know Macondo.
Drawing by Lena Czerniawska – one of the Macondo’s founders

AEROPLANE

It is a series of improvised and experimental music performances. Therefore you should prepare for unexpectable. They take place one per month. There is a cosy atmosphere.  If you like untypical music get to know Macondo. This is the most noteworthy place for those events. Entry for aeroplanes is free.

Drawing Sunday's announcement
Music is my Aeroplane – poster

WORKSHOPS

In Macondo, you can take a part in many workshops. The most popular are calligraphy workshops. You can choose for example Japanese calligraphy or calligraphy from the 20’s.  Workshops are organised a few times a month. Macondo provides all essential calligraphy tools hence entry is paid – from 30 to 40 zlotych.

Dive into the culture. Get to know Macondo.
Calligraffiti – one of the theme on calligraphy workshops

FAJF

It is a series of discussion meetings. Maybe you would like to improve your polish language skills. Take the chance to check yourself. Every meeting has its own topic. Exemplary topics are about music, philosophy.  Furthermore, it seems to be a great occasion to meet new friends. Of course, FAJF is free.

Dive into the culture. Get to know Macondo.
Poster from FAJF about music theory

HASYAYOGA

Every Monday you can visit Macondo and take a part in specific yoga exercises. Hasyayoga is about unconditional laughing.  The laugh should not depend on your mood or your sense of humour. It’s rather about training correct breathing while laughing. As a result, it decreases the level of stress. Finally, it helps to find your internal balanced. Entry is free.

Dive into the culture. Get to know Macondo.
Hasyayoga graphic

OTHER EVENTS

Let’s meet in Macondo. You would find there even more. Are you interested in literature? Check the meetings about favourites writers. Do you probably like journeys? Visit Macondo and talk about it with an experienced traveller. Maybe you just want to drink a cup of coffee? Here you are! What can I say? Convince yourself to check this place. Discover undiscovered. Dive into the culture. Get to know Macondo.

Dive into the culture. Get to know Macondo.
Macondo inside

Location

ul. Pomorska 19, Wrocław

Opening hours

12:00 – 20:00 (unless there is something going on)

Schedule

Check the recent schedule on Macondo’s fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/macondo.fundacja/events/?ref=page_internal

Dive into the culture. Get to know Macondo.
Macondo schedule for October

Websites:

https://macondofundacja.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/macondo.fundacja/

 

Jazz Clubs in Wroclaw

incognito

If you like Jazz, you can spend time in some cool places in Wroclaw. There is a fantastic atmosphere there with fantastic sounds and an unusual atmosphere.
Below are a few suggestions where every fan of such climates will find something for themselves including live concerts.

 

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant

vertigo

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant is the home of music. A place where her fans feel at home. The club – the only one in Wroclaw and the whole region, elegant, cozy and open to everyone – has been prepared with care and attention to every detail. Vertigo Jazz is associated with what is best in Jazz, in art and in life. The concerts and exhibitions organized under the club’s name serve this purpose.

 

Incognito Cocktail Bar

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Speakeasy (hidden in a restaurant) hidden in the Bistro Garage. Premises Offers a private atmosphere and professional bartending and waiter service. A great place to meet in a narrow circle of friends and spend time in a cozy atmosphere.

 

Collosseum Jazz Caffe

collosseum

Collosseum Jazz Caffe in Wroclaw is one of the few (if not the only) place called the Jazz club. Currently, there are two levels in the club, on one there is a balloon room, and on the other there is a concert hall. A great place to relax even during the week, because you can drink hot tea, or coffee and listen to good live music, Jam Session is often organized here. If we do not have the opportunity to bring our equipment, it is already in the club seeded and waiting for someone who will show what he can do.

Music Club LIVERPOOL

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The place departs from Jazz climates but it is worth recommending. The club is located in the basement of a historic building, so it has its own natural decor and atmosphere, good acoustics and strong sound system. In Wrocław, the club has made a place for people who like strong sounds, but it also does not shy away from calmer events presenting music for connoisseurs, for example evenings with blues-rock, progressive and art-rock music, as well as jazz or funk. Liverpool became known in Poland from the organization of the gathering of fans – there were all-Poland The Cure, Depeche Mode, U2 and Rammstein gold rallies, which attracted crowds of fans from all over Poland.

 

Why we love Tamka?

Tamka Island ART HUB x CLUB

A few words about the place:

Tamka Island is one of the smallest Odra islands. Art Hub was created on five levels: the space in the building is shared with artists and friendly initiatives. It is treated by the owner as an artistic project outside of the purpose of co-creating various events taking place there. Art Hub is to be a platform on which not only all artists can gather, but also act together. In the building, in addition to the studio, there is a club and a bar (cafe). The common part in which takes place weekend cultural events, has been renovated.

The remaining rooms are in turn renewed by the creators working in them. It is a combination of a club and space for rent for studios, and offices for artists. There is also a photo / video studio available in the building, Music studios, photo studios, event agency, art gallery or Capoeira Academy. As part of electro jam you can also listen to (or create yourself) live improvised electronics. And this is end of introduction word.

Basic information

So first of all , where is Tamka? Tamka is in center, between Wroclaw University and Slodowa Island. Open Hour? Since 12:00 until last guests actually, sometimes we can go to the party at Friday evening, and get back home at Sunday afternoon.

Is there something to eat? Of course ! There is Pizza bar, open during day till 2 or 3 p.m. there is great bar, they have a lot of special drinks, if you like to try new taste– this place is for you. As on every beach bar, there is a beach, a lot of people is goes here barefoot. There are hamakoos too, so if you want take a nap, feel free and lay down.

Tamka is a place for everyone, for them who like to commune with art there is a lot of exhibition, for them who like party in every weekend plays new artist , for them who love to meet new interesting people, there is a lot of people with the same interests.

Upcoming events :

6-20.09 Karolina Wojtas: Train to knowledge exhibition in the frame of TIFF Open competition. Through her photographs, the artist shows a school in Gombrowicz’s  , that is, full of absurdities, also those experienced by Jozio literally withdrawn in his dream to the gymnasium.

9.09 Musical Sunday on the Tamka, on the stage : Dave Haco

14.09 Mindfuckers na Tamce , on the stage : Mateusz Anuszewski aka Matt Vein, Dawid Grabowski aka Rodrigezz, tax 10 pln

15.09 Electronica Africa x regime , on the stage : Dejot, DJ Ryan R, Regime, Young Majli, Wojtek Furmaniak, Electronica Africa, Ttax 10 pln .

23.09 Open beer brewingon Tamka,  with Browar Sabotaż, during this day, you can participate in beer brewing workshops

Who is Nikos?

It’s almost a year since I came to the wonderful Wroclaw

It’s almost a year since I came to the wonderful Wroclaw. Houses, streets, nature, trees, people – everything impresses me here. Every day I discover for myself something new, like Alice from the well-known story of Carroll Lewis. It is a truly creative environment. If you watch the news feed on Facebook, you can see that every day there are some events:

  • opening art exhibitions,
  • premieres of performances,
  • concerts,
  • culling master classes,
  • language meetings and much more.

Sometimes it seems that all the talented people gathered in one city.

And there are many options, you are sure to find a place where your format is playing.

Particularly happy that there are places in Wocław where you can listen to good music. And there are many options, you are sure to find a place where your format is playing. I really love music, I have a special relationship with it, I sing everywhere in the shower, on the street, singing even in class, when I was at school, somehow even because of this I was kicked out of class. Not to mention that I wanted to become an opera singer, but somehow it did not work out. For that in my environment there are a lot of musicians. All of them are very talented people, constantly experiencing the creative process. It’s not a joke to distinguish notes by ear, like the colors yellow, green, red. Each of them lives in his wonderful world. I can not say that they can boast of good character. People are complex, but unique.

What I’m listening to.

Despite the fact that in my childhood almost every home was cassette tape recorders, then with laser discs. But in my family music was listened to on vinyl records and there were only records in the house with concerts of Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky. That’s why I really like classics and jazz improvisation.

And in this area Wroclaw prepared a surprise for me. Quite by accident, I met a young man with a jumbo in his hands. I do not know if you know that a jumbo has the action of a magnet, you certainly want to take it in your hands. If one of your friends has a jumbo, and he came with this to the party, everything will play on this instrument. Maybe even a cat …
My new friend turned out to be a rapper. Yes, yes it is Nikos. A guy from Wroclaw, a long time lived in England, but returned to his homeland. Very creative person. He himself writes texts and music. Has an extraordinary charisma. Rap in Polish is a little unexpected, it’s very cool. I like. The songs of Nikos have a very deep meaning, bright images, it’s nice that there are no obscene words in the texts. I was at his concert and I did not want to leave, I got a lot of fun.
I never thought that there might be a rap in my playlist. Yes guys, I listen to rap.
Nikos works a lot, writes texts, makes new mixes. I hope the next concert is just around the corner. If you will be able to go to the concert of Nikos do not miss it. I assure you, you will like it!

National Forum of Music in Wroclaw – good quality of music

The National Forum of Music is a music venue with good quality of music.

National Forum of Music offers wonderful time for all music lovers. The main hall is very beautiful and has fantastic accoustics. There are couple of small halls as well. Whole building looks great: a modern, comfortable and beautiful music hall.   Location is great – easy walk from historic centre.

Presently, the National Forum of Music organizes the following national and international festivals and events:
  • Wratislawia Cantans International Festival of Music,
  • Jazztopad,
  • Musica Polonica Nova,
  • Musica Electronica Nova,
  • Forum Musicum,
  • Leo Festival,
  • NFM New Year Festival,
  • Early Music Festival.

Wratislavia Cantans, also referred to as the International Festival of Oratorio and Cantata Music, is held every September in Wrocław.  In 1978 Wratislavia Cantans was put on the list by the European Association of Music Festivals in Geneva, and thus officially earned the status of an international festival, although in fact, the Festival had hosted foreign artists since its very beginning.

The NFM also organized a lot of interesting concerts with artists like a Patricia Kaas is a French singer and actress; American jazz musician Charles Lloyd or Herbie Hancock. Herbie Hancock  is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor.

NFM also organizes a wide range of educational projects for children such as Choir Academy, Singing Europe, Family Philharmonic, Philharmonic for Youngsters.

Tickets for the concerts of National Forum of Music are sold in the box office open Monday through Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (break 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm).

Starting at 60 minutes before the concert and at the concert venue, the box office sells only tickets to this particular concert.

The sales of entrance tickets begins after all numbered seats have been sold.

Internet sales:
https://bilety.nfm.wroclaw.pl/

Make sure you find something to see and hear here.

So if you are a music lover just book tickets in advance and visit this fantastic place!