Festival of All Cultures, Marcin Polak
Festival of All Cultures
Piotrkowska Street is a kind of a state within a state, a microcosm created by representatives of many cultures. Today, Arabic, Indian, Georgian and Italian restaurants and cafes operate side by side in former German, Jewish and Russian tenement houses. Languages, cultures, images and sounds coexist and interpenetrate. Sometimes, however, the owners of premises give up their identity to fit in with the mainstream expectations.
As part of the All Cultures Festival, for three days music from the countries of origin of their founders will be flowing from the restaurants, bars and cafes at Piotrkowska Street, chosen by them especially for this occasion. Local sounds from different parts of the world will enter into a dialogue, as nearly two hundred years ago, when buildings on this street were erected by immigrants from many countries. Lodz has a long tradition of diversity and openness to otherness, and today these values seem to be even more important than before February 24.
The opening of the festival will take place in the Jewish Community in Łódź at Pomorska 18 St. In the evening, there will be a party at the DOM club, where DJs from Ukraine will play (at 23:00, Piotrkowska 138/140):
Places taking part in the Festival:
- Chinkalnia, Piotrkowska 16
- Jerozolima Caffe & Shop, Piotrkowska 16
- Servantka, Piotrkowska 55
- Lavash, Piotrkowska 61
- Ganesh, Piotrkowska 69
- Mo Kosheri, Piotrkowska 70
- Ryżowa Buła, Piotrkowska 79
- Pho by Lilly Tran, Piotrkowska 80
- PRL, Piotrkowska 81
- Gruzińska Lavash Restaurant, 82 Piotrkowska Street
- Osteria Tari Bari, Piotrkowska 101
- Sham, Piotrkowska 111
- Asian experience, Piotrkowska 152
The initiator and organizer of the event is Marcin Polak.