• Chopin Year Celebrations

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

    • Events: concerts, exhibitions, shows and many others
    • Reports
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    • Kordegarda CHOPIN 2010
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  • Information Resource

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

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    • Image bank  
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  • CHOPIN For Kids

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

    • Interactive games and activities for the youngest ones
    • Tips and guidelines for parents
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  • Inter:Act

    Engaging social networking initiatives revolving around the Chopin Year.

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  • TV Programme

    An archive of past episodes of the show broadcast on TVP1 plus.

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  • Chopin 2010
    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
    • Chopin-themed tours
    • Chopin 2010 Press Office

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Shoes for Delacroix
End of 1844. Paris. Eugène Delacroix in his letter to Fryderyk Chopin: "I forgot to ask You yesterday for one favor: for writing a letter to Mr. Brown, the shoemaker, to ask him to come to me in the coming days at about 9 in the morning (rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette 54). Maybe he would like to make shoes for me if You recommend me. I have written to him without any success and I have decided to ask You for Your support before Your departure. It is sad that life is passing and we do not see each other. I love You dearly, I respect You very much and I believe You are one of those who bring fame to our unhappy kind." In another letter he writes in detail: "The shoemaker’s address is as follows: Rapp, rue Feydeau 19. Please, describe for him the shape of toe-ends. He usually makes them round, just like Englishmen would wear. Stay in good health, Dear Friend, please accept expressions of good feelings and good wishes from a man who loves You not less than he admires You. (…) Please, order winter shoes from the shoemaker, just like Arrowsmith makes for You. Very thick and light sole."