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Eric Clapton at Life Festival Oswiecim 2014!

Eric Clapton, a legendary vocalist and guitarist will headline the last concert of Life Festival Oswiecim 2014. The artist will play at the MOSiR Stadium on Saturday, 28th of June.

Clapton is one of the most prominent figures in the history of rock music. In the 1960s he was a member of a very influential rock band Cream. He also has played in The Yardbirds, Blind Faith and Derek & The Dominos with whom he recorded famous “Layla” – the ultimate rock anthem. After 50 years on stage he is still very active artist. His last album to date, “Old Sock” was released in March 2013. He is continuously playing concerts – in February and March he will play in Japan, Singapore and Dubai.

The concert at LFO2014 is the only Clapton’s gig in Europe in 2014 that has been confirmed so far.

Tickets for Eric Clapton’s concert at LFO2014 will be on sale from 9th of January.

There are also available carnets for two concerts – 27th and 28th of June. First of them will be headlined by a great American band Soundgarden supported by Balkan Beat Box and Luxtorpeda. 

16th International Amateur Film Festival “To Love a Man”

16th International Amateur Film Festival “To Love a Man” will be held in the Community Centre of Oświęcim from 23 to 25 January 2014.

To love a man is to... show fugitive moments, passing time and racing thoughts to live their own lives. To last. And in spite of all similarities and differences among people, to be able to depict the image of a man’s condition. So that not only "here and now" but also "always and everywhere" they showed what is important and will never fade away, that little something marking our presence in the past, the present and the future.

The Amateur Film Festival "To Love a Man" is an international cultural event organized by the Community Centre of Oświęcim. It is held under the patronage of UNICA- World Union of Independent Cinema affiliated to UNESCO and the President of Oświęcim.

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Soundgarden at LFO2014!

Rock icon Soundgarden will play on 27th of June 2014 at the MOSiR Stadium in Oswiecim. It will be the first concert of the legendary band in Poland.
In the new formula of Life Festival Oswiecim there will be two concerts with participation of international stars. The first one is Soundgarden, with a charismatic leader Chris Cornell. The band established in 1984 in Seattle is one of the icons of grunge music. It is also one of the last great rock bands that have never played in Poland.

Soundgarden, disbanded in 1997 at the peak of fame, was re-activated in 2010 with the original lineup: Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron. In 2012 they released a new album “King Animal”.

Ticket sales will start on Wendesday, 20th of November. 

 

 

LET’S GIVE PEACE TO THE WORLD

 

12th Artistic Contest
“LET’S GIVE PEACE TO THE WORLD”
Oświęcim 2013
 

under the patronage of
the Mayor
of Oświęcim - City of Peace

 

More artists at LFO2013

Ray Wilson & Stiltskin, as well as Jamaram and Poparzeni Kawą Trzy has joined the line-up of Life Festival Oświęcim.

Ray Wilson headlined the first edition of LFO in 2010. In 2013 he is celebrating 20 years of his music career by a tournee called “20 Years And More”. At the final concert of LFO2013 at the MOSiR Stadium (June 29th) he will play songs from his whole career including Genesis period (1996-98). “It’s gonna be a real music feast” – says Wilson.

The same stage on June 28th will witness performances by Jamaram and Poparzeni Kawą Trzy. The former is one of the hottest live acts in Germany. Their music is a combination of reggae, dub, funk, soul, latin, swing, ska, pop and rock. PKT is a band established by journalists of major Polish media. They play humorous ska with lyrics about partying, love as well as important political and social issues.

The main star of LFO2013 is Sting. Among other artist are: Brodka, Perfect and Red Hot Chilli Pipers. 

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Susul & Strama Architekci's Municipal Public Library takes its form of the leaves of a book

The building of Municipal Public Library was built on the basis of the winning design which Susul & Strama Architekci prepared for the national competition announced by the Town of Oświęcim along with the Associat

ion of Polish Architects - SARP in Krakow. The primary project issue was how to get a book to the average citizen. The architects decided that since the public likes to spend so much free time in shopping centres, why not try to design the library as a shopping centre and ‘call a spade a spade’ - The Book Centre.
 

 

Sting will headline LFO 2013!

A concert by legendary British artist, ex-leader and co-founder of cult band The Police, will be the highlight of the fourth edition of Life Festival Oswiecim. An author of hits such as „Roxanne”, „Every Breath You Take” or „Fragile” will come on stage of MOSiR Stadium on Saturday, 29th June.
 

The concert will be a part of „Back To Bass” tournee. This will be the first time during the tour when Sting will play in Poland at open air. This is also the first time that Sting accepted an invitation to any Polish festival. It is mainly because of the idea of LFO – promoting tolerance and peaceful co-existence of people representing different races, cultures, religions and nationalities. Sting is known by supporting various organizations defending human rights, e.g. Amnesty International – a partner of Life Festival Oswiecim.
 

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Writers Avenue

Soon there will take place the unveiling of the commemorative plate dedicated to Andrzej Stasiuk – a well-known modern writer. The aim of the Writers Avenue, being created at Ł. Górnicki Town Public Library BOOK GALLERY in Oświęcim is to commemorate the outstanding living writers. At the Writers Avenue, the authors themselves are going to take part in the celebration of unveiling their commemorative plates decorated with their autograph and a selected quote from their works. Their arrival at Oświęcim is also going to be the holiday for all the people who still value the written words in the era of picture culture. Please remember that the Town Council etsablished the Writers Avenue during its session in June this year, giving this name to the pedestrian precinct at the BOOK GALLERY.

 

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International Day of Peace in Oświęcim

 

Oświęcim- the City of Peace took part in the celebrations of the International Day of Peace which takes place on the 21st September. On this occasion teenagers from the Primary School Number 9 of Peace Messengers prepared a special program presenting the city, which referred to the idea of the holiday. This program was presented to their age mates from the Russian Volgograd via Internet. Teenagers from Oświęcim could also send regards to their Russian friends and see a program presented by them. This event in Oświęcim was coordinated by the Promotion Department of the City Hall and the meeting took place in the Wedding Hall of the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics

 

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Dove of peace on the occasion of International Day of Peace

About 450 pupils from  Oświęcim Primary School No 9 named after Peace Messengers created by themselves a shape of a dove of peace in the school playground. The symbolic dove is the dominant element of the logo of Oświęcim - the City of Peace. In this way, the pupils referred to the International Day of Peace celebrated on 21 September. Young Oświęcim citizens were  preparing  this event from a few days, practicing the setting in the shape of logo and doing hats referring to the color of the city logo.

15th International Festival of Amateur Film "To Love a Man" Oświęcim 2012

Oświęcim Cultural Center invites you to participate in the 15th International Festival of Amateur Film "To Love a Man" which will take place from 26 to 28 January 2012 in Oświęcim Cultural Centre. The films, to participate in the competition, will be accepted until 15 December 2011.

“To love a Man” is ...  a showing fleeting moments, fleeting time, running thoughts to they live their own lives. That these things will be eternal. That, despite everything that connects people and what people share, they can sketch a picture of the human condition. That they would show that what's important  not only  “here and now" but "always and everywhere”. That they show what will never pass away, so that we were, we are and we will be.