To make the conference time more interesting we decided to organize a few social events. During the symposium we encourage you to take part in the following social events:

The Welcome Party is included in the conference fee.

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The Conference Dinner is included in the conference fee.

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The Folk Dance Ensemble of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin was founded in 1953. It is the oldest artistic ensemble of the University founded by honorary director, artistic manager and choreographer Stanisław Leszczyński, M.A., a senior lecturer at the University Physical Training Centre. Currently, the Ensemble’s director, artistic manager and choreographer is Lech Leszczyński, M.A., a senior lecturer at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.
The main purpose of the Ensemble is to train students in folk dancing and singing, as well as to make them sensitive to the beauty of music, movement and gesture. Its 20-hour repertoire consists of Polish national and regional dances, songs, and of many folk dances and folk melodies of other countries, all of which are performed in authentic costumes and original languages. The dancers are accompanied by band. The Ensemble is currently comprised of about 150 members, and until now over 9000 students have been the group's member-dancers, singers and musicians, and remain its enthusiastic supporters. The Ensemble has toured 318 times to 56 countries on five continents, and has given about 6000 concerts abroad.

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The Ensemble participated: in the concert "Light and Darkness", organized under the auspices of UNESCO-UNICEF in the UNESCO Building in Vienna (it was broadcast by television all over the world, and the profits were donated to children in underdeveloped countries), in the "Bobino" theatre in Paris. In 1988 the Ensemble was representing Europe at the World Folk Festival and in the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul.
The Ensemble was received by and performed for the Polish Pope John Paul II four times: at Castel Gandolfo in 1979, in Ypres in 1985, at the Vatican in 1998 and in Kiev in 2001.
The Folk Dance Ensemble is proud to have received many polish and international awards and distinctions.
Apart from its artistic activities, the Ensemble has always been actively involved in the community developments in the town and the region. Thanks to the Ensemble’s commitment, the Regional Emergency Centre in Lublin obtained a new Mercedes ambulance and hospital beds. The group co-operates, among others, with the T. Goniewicz Eastern Europe Polish Schools Aid Foundation. It also helped create the Polish-Dutch foundation "Under our common roof" for the support of and aid to the mentally and physically handicapped. This project resulted subsequently in building three houses of social welfare in Kazimierzówka near Lublin.

The prerformance is included in the conference fee. We will be pleased to see you at this event.

Zamość is a picturesque Renaissance town in the Lublin voivodship, in southeastern Poland. In 1992 it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The visit to the perfectly preserved Renaissance Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage List): fortifications, Great Market Square with Renaissance tenant houses and Town Hall, Cathedral, Szczebrzeska Gate, Zamoyski Palace, Monument of Jan Zamoyski, synagogue and Salt Market. A coffee break in cafes around the Great Market is also planned.

The trip costs xx PLN per person and this is not included in the conference registration fee.

More information and photos:

http://www.turystyka.zamosc.pl/en/

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The Zamoyski Museum in Kozłówka is housed in the eighteenth-century palace and park complex, belonging to the Bieliński and Zamoyscy families. It is the best preserved magnate residence in Poland and one of the few in Europe with such authentic, almost complete equipment. The unique atmosphere and richness of the palace interior make the Museum very popular among visitors. An undoubted asset of the Museum is the palace chapel, modelled after the royal chapel in Versailles. Tourists can also visit the coach house with an exhibition of 19th-century carriages and travel accessories. In the former theaters, various temporary exhibitions are organized. A special attraction offered to tourists is the Gallery of Art of Socialist Realism, with the largest collection of sculpture, paintings and graphics from this period in Poland.

The trip costs xx PLN per person and this is not included in the conference registration fee.

More information and photos:

https://visiton.pl/en/miejsca-atrakcje-zabytki/muzea/ad/6423-muzeum-zamoyskich-w-kozlowce.html

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g804430-d4200377-Reviews-Zamoyski_Palace_Museum-Kozlowka_Lublin_Province_Eastern_Poland.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koz%C5%82%C3%B3wka_Palace

The Lublin Old Town is a wonderful place to visit in all seasons of the year but highly recommended and fully enjoyed during sunny days of summer. The visit to the Lublin Old Town includes: Castle Hill with the Lublin Castle (stay in the castle courtyard), Grodzka Gate, Po Farze Square, Basilica of St. Stanislaus and Dominican Monastery, Market Square with the Crown Tribunal, Cracow Gate, Archcathedral, Town Hall, promenade, Lithuanion Square with a fountain. A coffee in the Old Town café is also planned.

The trip is included in the conference fee.

More information and photos:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g274818-d2711374-Reviews-Lublin_Old_Town-Lublin_Lublin_Province_Eastern_Poland.html