Tales of BASTIONS and PETER J. BIRCH’s concert

We invite you to take part in the next events of the series THE LOWER TOWN LIVE and THE LOWER TOWN TALKS on Saturday 26th July. First we’ll have a chance to get to know the areas of bastions and scenic, although a bit forgotten, spaces of Olszynka district. After the walk we can enjoy the acoustic concert played by Peter J. Birch in Laznia CCA’s courtyard.

July equals holidays and holidays are good for wanderings! This time our charismatic guide – Karolina Pochwatka – will take us on a trip to bastions, the old fortifications that used to protect the town from the south, but not only. If weather permits we’ll also go to Olszynka to see what has remained of the old manor and of the unique Dutch housing estate. But let’s not fool ourselves, the main idea of the walk is to spend some quality time in nice atmosphere, so don’t forget to take not only comfortable shoes but also badminton rackets, skipping ropes, boule, picnic blankets and some snacks. You can take with you whatever associates with good time for this trip to this green but slightly remote parts of Gdansk.


Then, at 8pm in the Laznia CCA courtyard, you can join us for the concert of Peter J. Birch also called Bob Dylan’s and Joni Mitchell’s illegitemate child. The artist splendidly builds tension and atmosphere. It’s hard to believe that this mature piece of was recorded by a guy who is twenty-something – said Robert Sankowski in ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’. Poland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Belgium, Slovakia, Netherlands, Great Britain, Lithuania, Latvia, Italy, Switzerland and Germany – this is where he played. Recently he performed at several major European festivals (Open’er, OFF in Poland, Poke in Slovakia and Melodica in Hamburg) – both solo and with his band The River Boat Band. He performed more than 270 concerts and he is only 23! He comes from Wołów (Lower Silesia) Peter J. Birch is definitely one of the most active musicians in Poland. He is currently promoting his new album from 2013 ‘When The Sun’s Risin’ Over The Town’. The album has received very good reviews in the Polish and European press. In the spring of 2014 he releases new material.

THE LOWER TOWN TALKS: Tales of Bastions
Time: 18:00 – 20:00 Hrs
Place: The Lower Town and Olszynka / Meeting point: CCA Laznia’s courtyard, ul. Jaskółcza 1

THE LOWER TOWN LIVE: Concert of Peter J. Birch
Time: 20:00 – 21:00 Hrs
Place: CCA Laznia’s courtyard, ul. Jaskółcza 1

Projekt dofinansowany ze środków Ministerstwa Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego