In Memoriam: Ryszard Kaja
Acknowledged as one of the most influential Polish artists of recent times, news in April of the premature death of Ryszard Kaja was met with widespread shock around the country. Born in Poznań in 1962 to parents Stefania, a painter, and Zbigniew, one of the founding fathers of Poland’s... Read more
Best Of Warsaw!
Warsaw’s top restaurateurs and chefs converged on the new Syreni Śpiew on Thursday evening (April 4th) for the 15th annual edition of the Warsaw Insider’s prestigious Best of Warsaw food and drinks awards. Last year’s big winner, Bez Gwiazdek, was once again prominent with four nominations in the Insider’s... Read more
Rolling In The Deep (End)
Work on one of the deepest swimming pools in the world is well underway in Mszczonów, a town set 50 kilometers south-west of Warsaw. Scheduled for completion this coming autumn, Deep Spot is set to reach depths of 45 meters, making it the deepest swimming pool in Europe. Containing 8,000... Read more
The Party Is Pooped?
Locals are up in arms after news was leaked of a proposal to severely clamp down on the bars and clubs that have come to define Warsaw’s waterfront scene. In response to concerns about litter and noise pollution, City Hall are rumored to have laid out plans that will... Read more
Palace Politics
A controversial plan to rebuild Saski Palace has hit headlines once more after opposing politicians moved to clarify their positions. With President Andrzej Duda confirming the government’s intention to rebuild the palace on the occasion of the centenary of Poland’s independence last year, Stanisław Karczewski, the Marshall of the... Read more
Time For Picasso!

Time For Picasso!

Insider News 24 February 2019 0

Drawing 18,000 people over its initial 12-day run, the astounding success of the National Museum’s Pablo Picasso exhibition has persuaded directors to extend the display’s lifespan by a further week. Now wrapping up on March 3rd, the exhibition presents 30 ceramics and prints that had hitherto been kept locked... Read more
Off The Wall

Off The Wall

Insider News 10 February 2019 0

Even in a city well accustomed to strange, striking and stimulating wall art, artist Bruno Althamer’s depiction of Kora has won blanket praise from all quarters. Painted as part of a nationwide action to commemorate the great women of Poland, the work has been positioned in such a way... Read more
Not Lovin’ It

Not Lovin’ It

Insider News 1 February 2019 0

Urban conservationists and architecture buffs have reacted with horror following the news that one of Warsaw’s classic examples of post-modernist architecture is set to be revived by McDonald’s. Opened in 1966 as part of the ‘Eastern Wall’ development, the Cepelia pavilion housed the flagship store of the Cepelia folk... Read more
Goodfellas!

Goodfellas!

Insider News 23 January 2019 0

It’s been confirmed that Nobu Hospitality, a luxury lifestyle brand first founded by screen legend Robert De Niro, chef Nobu Matsuhisa and producer Meir Teper, will open their 17th hotel in Warsaw early next year. The zł. 100 million project will include 120 rooms and the signature Nobu restaurant... Read more
Warsaw In Mourning
Warsaw authorities have announced three days of mourning beginning on Monday, January 15th following the murder of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz. Adamowicz, whose 20-year tenure as Mayor coincided with the city’s dynamic development, was a hugely popular figure and well-known for his liberal views. Donald Tusk, the acting President... Read more