27.02.2023 / News, The Heritage Interpretation Centre, The Museum of Pharmacy, The Museum of Printing, The Praga Museum of Warsaw, The Wola Museum
Let’s meet in Warsaw Познайомимось у Варшаві
A series of meetings dedicated to new residents of Warsaw (workshops, consultations with experts and a vast opportunity to acquire Polish).
зустрічі в Музеї Варшави для нових жителів і жительок Варшави: навчання польської мови, мастер-класи, консультації спеціалістів.
Target group(s): adults, young people, families with children (regardless of the age)
Date: September – December 2022, two-three Saturdays of each month
Place: different branches of the Museum of Warsaw
Language(s): Polish + language support (Ukrainian/English/Russian)
Price: free of charge
Please consider the fact the workshops are arranged as the whole. There is no possibility that you could participate only in the chosen meetings. The number of participants is limited. The procedure is based on the first come first serve basis.
‘Let’s meet in Warsaw’ is the project dedicated to new residents of Warsaw who have recently moved to the city.
We invite them for a series of language and culture workshops. During the meetings we will talk about Warsaw and show the city highlighting different perspectives. Moreover, we want to establish a platform of a creative exchange of ideas, to have an opportunity to get to know each other better and spend time together.
Participants of the language and culture workshops will be able to listen about Warsaw (both of the past city and the contemporary one), partake in various activities, acquire new Polish vocabulary, as well as talk freely over a cup of coffee.
The other important aspect of the meetings is a series of consultations with experts who will help in fitting in Warsaw. They will be willing to give practical advice concerning the law in Poland, the system of education or medical care. Moreover, depending on the needs, participants of the meetings will be provided with psychological support or professional counselling. The topics and the forms of support will be discussed during the first meeting.
Our meetings are arranged as family workshops. Therefore, each person, regardless of the age, is welcome.
11.00 am – 1.00 pm | language and culture workshops in different branches of the Museum of Warsaw
1.00 pm – 3 pm | informal meetings and consultations with experts concerning different issues over a cup of coffee
March 18, 2023 What’s Warsaw like?
Place: the Museum of Warsaw, 28-42 Old Town Market Square.
How to fit in in Warsaw?
Does Warsaw resemble other metropolises?
What is appealing to you in this city?
Is it strictly necessary to speak Polish if you want to get to know Warsaw and its residents?
During the family workshop held in the library of Museum we will try to answer such questions. Thanks to a variety of play activities, we will have an opportunity of getting to know each other as well as establishing the ways of cooperation.
April 1, 2023 Fragrant Warsaw
Place: The Museum of Pharmacy, 31/33 Piwna Street
What scent does Warsaw have?
Does the city smell like violets, roses, star anise, or anything else?
In the Museum of Pharmacy we will discover the abundance of aroma that have been used for medical or cosmetic purposes for a long time. We will get familiar with apothecary recipes for toilet water and herbal mixture. Besides, we will present benefits of aromatherapy in a broad sense. We will talk about our favourite scents evoking memories of our home and travels.
April 22, 2022 Rushing Warsaw
Place: the Wola Museum of Warsaw, 12 Srebrna Street.
We invite you for a tour throughout the history of public transport in Warsaw. We will share some interesting facts about public transport itself as well as people who are involved in.
Moreover, you will be provided with practical information concerning the chosen public transport means. We will talk about the most preferable ways of commuting among children, teenagers as well as adults.
In addition, each and every participant of the workshop will be able to make their own souvenirs: models of trams or ornamented maps of Warsaw, to mention but a few.
May 6, 2023 Fashionable Warsaw
Place: the Museum of Warsaw, 28-42 The Old Town Market Square.
What does ‘to have one’s own style’ mean?
During our workshop we will focus on the fashion we observe on the streets of Warsaw. Solving the tasks arranged on the displays of the Museum of Warsaw, we will find out what clothes used to be worn in the past. We will also talk about the contemporary trends and our preferences seeking appealing fashions, fabric and accessories.
May 20, 2023 Sweet Warsaw
Place: the Praga Museum of Warsaw, 50/52 Targowa Street
The aroma of bitter chocolate, the lightness of whipped cream, the hardness of pańska skórka candy… sweet taste is a staple of the daily existence of Warsaw Praga residents.
We will discover the diversity of confectionery products and the eye-catching packaging for sweets, cakes and boxes of chocolates. We will learn about the history of local confectioneries, candy factories and ice cream parlours.
While tasting the sweets, we will talk about our family culinary habits and desserts related to our places of origin.
June 3, 2022 Colourful Warsaw
Place: the Museum of Printing, 23/25 Ząbkowska
Which colours does Warsaw have indeed?
Do its hues change throughout the year?
The Museum of Printing invites you for a graphic workshop dedicated to the technique of linocut. Each participant of the workshop will make a urban graphic design. Subsequently, they will prepare a set of colourful copies using an antique printing press. This way, we will be able to create a picture of colourful Warsaw seen by the participants of the workshop.
June 17, 2022 Secret Warsaw (an outdoor game)
Place: the Heritage Interpretation Centre, 11/13 Brzozowa Street, and the nearby area.
The capital of Poland hides a lot of mysteries. Let’s discover some of these secrets and find legendary sites just a stone’s throw away from the Royal Castle. During our outdoor game we will try to measure the width of the narrowest tenement of the Old Town as well as the length (in steps) of the shortest street. Besides, we will try to figure out if Warsaw has its own dragon and what is the story behind the sculpture known as the petrified bear.