I feel obliged to discover new places in my city district, Praga, encourage other people to come here to take a look at its brilliant possibilities, uncomplicated and joyous, lavish culture. Dom Kultury Praga seems to be a wonderful example of great new trace of new possibilities I found in my district.
Probably most of us (Poles) have very vague memories from our childhood when our parents sent us to one of Warsaw’s DKs so that we learned to play the guitar, singing, English, or whatever it was. My memories aren’t very pleasant. The teachers were quite strict, unsuited to teach children, unpleasant and unwilling to fit their set programme to the interests of the little ones.
Dom Kultury Praga immediately wiped out that bad experience in my head. I went there on a Friday evening to enjoy Penthe Murder by Kropka Theatre. And do you know what…? I found it amazing and utterly invigorating that there is a group of people in Warsaw who have time and who are willing to play 1) Kleist 2) in English 3) in front of a small audience 4) for free 5) on a Friday. Thanks to such people, there is hope for small theatres, just as there is huge admiration for such places as DK Praga.
Check out the website for current events (many new interesting events lately, also courses in Capoeira or Ceramics might interest you. Also autumn walks around the Praga district are happening – they might be worth a try).