Apteka concert to take audience on 2-hour journey inspired by Polish interwar artist Witkacy

24 November at the Polish Club in Bristol, “Apteka Witkacy Express” tour. Free admission.

“Apteka Witkacy Express” is a series of concerts following Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz's European route.

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, a.k.a. "Witkacy" (February 24, 1885 – September 18, 1939) was a renown Polish playwright, novelist, painter, photographer and philosopher.

The journey will cover countries that played an important role in Witkacy’s life: Croatia, The United Kingdom and Russia. The band, along with featured local guest artists from the aforementioned countries, will take the audience on a two-hour journey inspired by Witkacy. The concerts, however, will not be based on the idea of a “tribute to…” – it will be more of a musical image drawing on the fascination with the life philosophy and art of this unique artist.

Apteka will perform together with featured guests, including local vocalists, trumpeters or DJs. There will be no musical boundaries or inhibitions. The band’s original compositions will be played along with improvised and psychedelic sounds. Concerts will be enriched with images inspired by Witkacy’s art and activities from various fields of art in which he performed.

The concert will feature special guests Andy Scholes and James Morton. Andy Scholes is an excellent DJ, selector and a producer related to dub, dubstep and trip- hop. He worked with artists such as UB40, Henry & Louis and many others. James Morton is considered one of the best young saxophonists in the UK. Apart from performing with his group Porkchop, he also plays with Still Black Still Proud – African tribute to James Brown, Andy Sheppard, Fred Wesley, Cheik Lo, Martha High, Angelique Kidjo and Tony Allen. 

24.11.2011, 8 pm

Bristol, Polish Club
50 St. Pauls Road, Clifton
Bristol BS8 1LP


The project is co-sponsored by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.


Project organisers and partners:

Stowarzyszenie Wspierania Inicjatyw Kulturalnych Nasze Miasto Wrocław

Polskie Radio Bristol

Instytut Adama Mickiewicza

Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego

Polski Instytut Kultury w Londynie

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