The Gala of the Ferdinand the Magnificent Award and Budyń Julka Tuwima…

Thirteen fine children’s books were nominated for the Ferdinand the Magnificent Award for the Best Polish Book for Children 2016. The winner will be announced on 11 June. Budyń Julka Tuwima group will give a concert as an additional attraction. Tickets are already on sale.

Budyń Julka Tuwima plays Julian Tuwim’s poetry paraphrased by outstanding authors of children’s books: Wanda Chotomska, Agnieszka Frączek, Marcin Brykczyński and Marta Guśniowski, turned into rock songs. Jacek Szymkiewicz, the leader of POGODNO group composed lively and varied music for that project. The name of the group, Budyń (Pudding) best reflects its sound that was born out of various music friendship exchanges, creating a timeless project to please both children and parents.
Top musicians forming part of the set:

Jacek Budyń Szymkiewicz (vocals, electric guitar)
Czesław Mozil (vocals, accordion)
Joanna Zawłocka (vocals)
Piotr ”Bajzel” Piasecki (vocals, bass guitar, electronics)

The songs we will hear at the Gala will released in album form still this year.


11 June (Sunday) 5:00 pm –7:00 pm

Venue: Manggha Museum for Japanese Art and Technology

The Gala of the Ferdinand the Magnificent Award for the Best Polish Children’s Book 2016 and a concert of Budyń Julka Tuwima are parts of Children’s Literature Festival to be held in Krakow on 6 – 11 June 2017. For more information click : here.


The Krakow Festival Office, the operator of the Krakow – UNESCO City of Literature programme, is the founder of the Ferdinand the Magnificent Award 2016 for the best Polish Children’s Book.

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