Kategoria: culture

Shadow theatre, welcome to the dark side

I recently wrote about a shadow theatre project for pre-schoolers that I had been involved with. In this article, I shall speak about shadow puppetry and why it can be a wonderful tool for...

Swearing

This month, I’m going to look at swearing, so please be advised that there may be some naughty words in this text and reference to some subjects which readers might find offensive or embarrassing....

Conspiracy theories

I was sitting around with Elvis (of course, you know he’s still alive) and a few of the Illuminati (oops, shouldn’t have mentioned that… that’s my days numbered!) discussing conspiracy theories. (Which we all...

Working abroad: a few tips

This summer, some of my Polish colleagues have gone to work at summer schools in UK. As it often happens, a few, I imagine, may receive offers of work in other countries. A number...

The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is England’s second largest, and most populous, island. Roughly diamondshaped, and with a population of around 138,000, it is four miles off the coast of Hampshire and is separated from...

Norwich

One of England’s more distinctive cities is Norwich, county town of Norfolk. It has a population of around 130,000, and is the centre of an area of 280,000 people. Unlike most English cities, it’s...

Hadrian’s Wall

One of the hot topics of 2016 is the usefulness, or otherwise, of borders. The European Union has been moving towards the elimination of travel restrictions between countries, while attempting to maintain strict controls...