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Freedom and Solidarity Celebrations 1989 - 2019

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During 10 days Gdansk will celebrate 30 years since the first partially free elections in Poland. The events in 1989 ended the communist rule and initiated a new, democratic era. Various concerts, exhibitions, workshops and meetings will take place throughout the city. We assembled the ones that an English speaking person might find interesting below. All events are free, unless otherwise noted. See the full programme (only in Polish) of the Freedom and Solidarity Celebrations (Święto Wolności i Solidarności) here.

From Saturday, 1st until Tuesday, 11th of June 2019

LOCATION European Solidarity Centre (ECS), Solidarity Square 1 + various other (see the programme below)

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EVENTS OF THE FREEDOM AND SOLIDARUTY CELEBRATIONS:

Saturday, 1st until Tuesday, 11th of June

Daily 8 a.m. – 11.55 p.m., Targ Rakowy 5/6
Wiosna Demokracji (Spring of Democracy) - outdoor exhibition presenting items connected with the June ‘89 events, which belong to Gdansk citizens.

Daily 8 a.m. – 11.55 p.m., Długa Street 12, next to Uphagen’s House
Drużyna Lecha / Lech’s Team – exhibition of 1989 posters of candidates posing with Lech Walesa

Daily 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Plac Solidarności 1
Strefa aktywnego relaksu / Active chill zone – rest on a hammock, listen to 1980’s music or play board games; kid’s corner

Daily 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., WL4 – Mleczny Piotr, Popiełuszki Sreet, Shipyard
30 lat – daleko czy blisko? / 30 years – far or close? – exhibition presenting the works of artists from the WL4 Art Space

Daily 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., CWS Łaźnia, Jaskółcza Street 1
Michał Szlaga. Fotografowałem polskiego króla / Michał Szlaga. I photographed the Polish king -  photo exhibition



Monday, 3rd until Tuesday, 11th of June


Długi Targ (Long Market)
Budowanie Wspólnoty. Paweł Adamowicz i Gdańszczanie / Building a Community. Paweł Adamowicz and the people in Gdansk – outdoor exhibition in memory of Gdansk’s mayor, who was murdered in January 2019. (Note: the second part of the exhibition, inside the City Hall, is ticketed)


Thursday 6th until Tuesday, 11th of June


Daily 10 p.m. – 11.55 p.m., Plac NOMUS, Jaracza Street 14, Shipyard
Nowe życie / New life – outdoor Neon presentation by Elżbieta Jabłońska



Saturday, 1st of June

10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Plac Solidarności 1
Działamy przy stole / We work at the table – free workshops for people of all ages. Make a shopping bag, a key chain with shipyard cranes, or a botanic postcard.

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.,  Park Świętopełka, Świętojańska Street 66
Drewnofromlas concert – dance/club music inspired by jazz, soul, dub and jungle

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.,  Plac Zebrań Ludowych
Koncert Wolności / Freedam Concert - Wojciech Mazolewski Quintet, John Porter, Paulina Przybysz, Wojciech Waglewski, Maria Peszek, Natalia Przybysz, Organek, Justyna Święs, The Pau,  Voo Voo, Anna Przybysz, Monika Borzym, Ritmo Bloco, Trebunie Tutki & Twinkle Brothers and Brodka.

Sunday, 2nd of June

4.30 p.m. – 6 p.m., ECS fountain, Plac Solidarności 1
Tomasz Chyła Quintet concert – jazz

8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Park Świętopełka, Świętojańska Street 66
Reuben Palmer concert

8.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m., Plac NOMUS, Jaracza Street 14, Shipyard
Nagrobki concert


Monday, 3rd of June
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Park Świętopełka, Świętojańska Street 66
Chłopcy Kontra Basia concert

8 p.m. – 10 p.m., ECS Winter Garden, Plac Solidarności 1
Symfonia Szacunku / Symphony of Respect concert - Zbigniew Hołdys, Tomek Lipiński, Natalia Przybysz, Gaba Kulka, Maria Peszek

Tuesday, 4th of June
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.,  Plac Zebrań Ludowych
Main Concert and Multimedia Show - Oddział Zamknięty, Perfect, Dżem, Lady Pank, Mr Zoob, Krystyna Prońko, Maciej Maleńczuk, Kayah, Kasia Kowalska, Sebastian Karpiel-Bułecka, Maciej Balcar, Raz Dwa Trzy, Kamil Bednarek, Krzysztof Zalewski, Mateuszu Ziółko, Sound'n'Grace, Happysad, Igor Herbut, Piotr Cugowski, Michał Szpak

Saturday, 8th of June
4.30 p.m. – 6 p.m., ECS fountain, Plac Solidarności 1
Patryk Zakrocki concert

Sunday, 9th of June
4.30 p.m. – 6 p.m., ECS fountain, Plac Solidarności 1
Budyń concert

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