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    A Calendar of Events letting you know what, where and when is happening throughout the Chopin Year:

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    A wealth of information about Fryderyk Chopin’s life and work:  

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    An inspiring guide helping children to enter the exciting word of Fryderyk Chopin’s music:

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    Engaging social networking initiatives revolving around the Chopin Year.

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    Celebrations Office

    A platform for exchanging information between institutions, journalists and organisers of jubilee events. Brings you official information about:

    • Past, present and planned activities of the Office
    • artProjects: mobile artistic projects
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Scotland nagging
Chopin writes a letter from Scotland to Wojciech Grzymała. He nags about his weak health and boring everyday life: "Soon I will forget even the Polish language – I will speak French with an English accent – and I will learn English with the Scottish accent and I will be like the old Jaworek [Józef Jawurek], who spoke 5 languages at the same time. If I am not writing Jeremiads it’s not because you will not console me, you are the only person who knows everything about me, but if I started, I wouldn’t finish, and it would be all about the same thing. No, not the same thing, because I am getting worse when it comes to my future. I feel weaker, I can’t compose anything, not that I have no desire, but due to physical obstacles, because everyday I am travelling to different branch. What can I do! Well, it saves me some money for the winter. I have myriads of invitations and I can’t even go there where I would like to, for example to X-żny Argyl or Lady Belhaven, because it is too late for my health. All the morning until 2 o’clock I am useless, next, when I change clothes, everything irritates me and I am panting until dinner, after which I have to sit with other men at the table and look at them speaking, and listen to them drinking. Bored to death (thinking about something else than them despite all good manners and interlocutions in French at that table), I go to the salon, where I need all the strength of my soul to refresh myself! – because then they are usually interested in my performance. Next, my good Daniel carries me up the stairs to the bedroom (as you know it is usually upstairs here), takes my clothes off, lies me down, leaves the candle and I am allowed to pant and dream until morning, when the same thing starts again. When I get used to any place, then I have to go to another one because my Scottish friends would not leave me in peace and either they come for me or they carry me around the family (nb. I ask them to invite me often and personally) – they are so good to me that I will suffocate, and I am so polite to them that I will not refuse."