Study trip educational module – Staffordshire University (UK), Warsaw University (PL), Vytautas Magnus University (LT)

The module was developed during a process of preparing and organising two study trips in each of three partner countries: Lithuania, Poland and United Kingdom in the period of 2011-2012. The process consisted on ongoing, multilateral consultations and testing each phase of the module by the representatives of the three countries.

The module is ready to apply in different vocational [...]. Read more

“Creative Communities. The experience of cultural animation and community arts” – discussions, project presentations and workshops

12-13 October 2012

Lubelska 30/32,Warsaw 

Discussions, project presentations and workshops that sum up, share the thoughts and results, and open contexts for the LOCALISE project.

Read more

Podlasie – II PL Study Trip

Podlaskie Voivodeship covers an area of 20 187 km2. It is divided into seventeen counties: Białystok County, Białystok City County, Sokółka County, Bielsk Podlaski County, Hajnówka County, Kolno County, Łomża County, Łomża City County, Siemiatycze County, Wysokie Mazowieckie County, Zambrów County, Augustów County, Grajewo County, Mońki County, Sejny County, Suwałki County, and Suwałki [...]. Read more

Monday 7th May 2012 – photos and programme (PL)

The Volunteer Fire Department in ‘Boćki’ (Polish: ‘Storks’) was founded in 1909. Apart from the male section (30 persons), there are two Young Volunteer Fire Sections (five boys and five girls) and a Female Fire Section (eleven women). The VFD has also the active Brass Band and the ‘Klekociaki’ (‘Clatterers’) Folk Band. The VFD is based in a brick, centrally heated fire station with [...]. Read more

Tuesday 8th May 2012 – photos and programme (PL)

The ‘Malinki’ folk theatre from Malinniki was set up in 1998 (Polish: ‘Raspberries’ – a play on words related to the name of the village they come from). Nowadays, its activities are conducted in the Commune Culture Centre in Orla. ‘Malinki’ keep the local tradition and the language alive by performing songs characteristic of the village of Malinniki without accompaniment as well as [...]. Read more

Wednesday 9th May 2012 – photos and programme (PL)

The Centre of Education and Promotion of Belarusian Culture in Szczyty was set up by the Association of Belarusian Youth. In 2009, they received a subsidy to buy a building of a former school in the town of Szczyty, which is situated at the junction of three counties: Orla, Czyże and Bielsk Podlaski. They are largely inhabited by the Belarusian minority. The Centre runs educational [...]. Read more

Thursday 10th May 2012 – photos and programme (PL)

The Cultural and Recreational Centre in Supraśl has been awarded in the competition for the best concept of a local cultural centre as part of the Domy Kultury+ (pl. Culture Houses+) programme run by the National Centre for Culture (NCK). The Centre in Supraśl primarily aims at organising recreational and sports as well as cultural activities, such as festivals, concerts and [...]. Read more

Friday 11th May 2012 – photos and programme (PL)

The Lithuanian Culture Centre in Puńsk opened in 1956. Since its beginning, it has attracted singers, musicians, dancers and actors of barn theatres. People come to the Centre to attend lectures on various subjects and take part in chess and draughts tournaments. When they have a free evening, farmers read newspapers and listen to the Lithuanian radio in the Centre. Moreover, the Centre [...]. Read more

Thursday 22 March 2012 – photos and programme (UK)

The Conference ICA – Participatory Arts:  Because We’re Worth it. 

As ICA writes on their website, “Because we’re worth it! is an important national Summit exploring and celebrating the value of participatory arts, held 22 March at the ICA in London. Participatory arts have the power to change people’s lives for the better; provide connections, experiences and rich stories. The UK’s [...]. Read more

Friday 23 March 2012 – photos and programme (UK)

Thoughts about research

The UK Localise team hosted a week’s visit to London, providing a timetable of events and trips within the city for Polish and Lithuanian participants to sample participatory arts activity and to consider what each activity was about, who was it for, how did it develop, how did it function. How did it compare to Polish and Lithuanian equivalents? were there any [...]. Read more