The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre is a local government cultural institution based in Lublin. It works towards the preservation of cultural heritage and education. Its function is tied to the symbolic and historical meaning of the Centre’s location in the Grodzka Gate, which used to divide Lublin into its respective Christian and Jewish quarters, as well as to Lublin as a meeting place of cultures, traditions and religions.

Part of the Centre are the House of Words and the Lublin Underground Trail.

The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre is a local government cultural institution based in Lublin. It works towards the preservation of cultural heritage and education. Its function is tied to the symbolic and historical meaning of the Centre’s location in the Grodzka Gate, which used to divide Lublin into its respective Christian and Jewish quarters, as well as to Lublin as a meeting place of cultures, traditions and religions.

Part of the Centre are the House of Words and the Lublin Underground Trail.

Józef Czechowicz (1903–1939). ENGLISH VERSION

Józef Czechowicz (1903–1939). ENGLISH VERSION

Czechowicz was born, created his works and died in Lublin. His tragic death is reminded by the statue of the poet in Plac Czechowicza. The poet is seen as a nostalgic and catastrophic writer, nevertheless, he was also the leader of Lublin avantgarde and bohemia. The author of Poemat o mieście Lublinie (A Poem about Lublin) was a modern poet, whose works had strong influence on the next generations. So far, his output in the fields of drama, journalism, translation, photography and pedagogy has remained unnoticed. Czechowicz – regionalist has also been forgotten. Above all, this underestimated mistifier, genius and visioner, who lived a short but fascinating life, left – despite his early death – a very rich collection of works.

The "Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre" Centre organises events to commemorate Józef Czechowicz’s birth and death, every year there is also a public reading of Poemat o mieście Lublinie (A Poem about Lublin) combined with a walk around the places described in it. Special papers contributed to the poet’s work are issued here as well.

 

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Władysław Panas (1947–2005) - ENGLISH VERSION

Władysław Panas (1947–2005)
 

About Władysław Panas/Polish

 

City is a book, it can also be that city is a poem – professor Panas was the first to treat a particular city that way. Thanks to this he became the discoverer of magical Lublin and its multiculturality. He was also an writers of Jewish origin works interpreter. He gave inspiring lectures, wrote numerous articles and books which put works by Brunon Schulz in new light.

 

 

>>> See Władysław Panas's guide around magical Lublin


>>> Read the special issue of "Scriptores" contributed to prof. Władysław Panas

 

 

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Józef Łobodowski (1909–1988). ENGLISH VERSION

Next after Czechowicz leader of the Lublin avantgarde. He led a vivid rebel's life and was famous for numerous wrangles and acute opinions. A standing-out poet, prose writer, publicist and translator. He was also a boxer. In his writings he included motifs of Lublin and Lublin Region. He was an unmatched eulogist of Ukraine, devoted to the Polish-Ukrainian problem. Due to this fascination in the East he was given a nickname "Ataman Łobodi". In his literary output, translations of Ukrainian and Russian literature into Polish played a vital role. On the other hand, after his stay in Spain, where he had worked in Radio Madryt, he became a lover of this culture and of Gypsy romances and ballads.

 

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