August – the application „Conscious traveler”

ginace gatunki Be aware of dangerous holiday souvenirs! Many endangered species of fauna and flora are under international protection of CITES. For bringing to Poland products made of such endangered species of plants and animals, you may be sentenced even up to 5 years of prison! But how should you know which souvenirs not to buy?

You may use the free application “Conscious traveler” created by Polish naturalists and download it via App Store and Google Market. It works in Android and iOS systems. You may use it even being offline, it means without connection to the internet. If you notice products made of the species from CITES’ list, take a photo and help us update our base of dangerous souvenirs. You can add photos via application.

Be aware of what you buy and bring to your country. You may find more information in the application “Conscious traveler” and on the website www.ginacegatunki.pl.

Best regards,
Mateusz

August 14th – „Weekend for elephants” in New ZOO in Poznań

IMG_6367 Next Sunday I will protect the elephants :-) and I will take part in “Weekend for elephants” organized by New ZOO in Poznań. The event is associated with the International Elephants’ Day celebrated on August 12th and is going to be full of attractions for families with kids. The aim of the ZOO is to join the international protest against illegal ivory trade and to help to protect the endangered species of African and Asian elephants. Do you know that poachers kill these animals on a mass scale to get their ivory? The scale of this casus is so big that if we don’t do anything, the elephants will disappear from the Earth in the next dozen years at all. There is a huge demand for the ivory in the world. The most important thing what can we do, is to educate kids and adults and that’s why I agreed to support ZOO’s activities.

I will also show you the episode about Kenyan elephants from the documentary series “The Map of the Disappearing World” which I had a pleasure to host. After the screening I invite you to take part in the discussion. At the end of the event we will burn symbolically the ivory parts of Ninio – the elephant from ZOO in Poznań, which were cut out because of the health problems.

Everyone is invited,
Mateusz

June 11th – the interview in “Kulturalni.pl” program

Kulturalni-389x340I’d like to invite you to the program “Kulturalni.pl” on TVP Polonia, which will be aired next Saturday. Together, with the hosts Anna Karna and Radek Brzózka we will discuss about world’s nature protection, ecology and my cooperation with UN. I will talk about documentary series “The Map of the Disappearing World” which I had a pleasure to host. To make this film series we went to Kenya, Vietnam, Madagascar and Sri Lanka to search for unique and endangered species of animals and plants. In “Kulturalni.pl” I will talk about the results of poaching for elephants’ ivory and rhinos’ horns and how illegal disafforestation causes the irreversible damages, for example the biggest Indri lemurs haven’t got any place to live now. I will show you the most interesting parts of the documentary series as well.

I will have a pleasure to brag that together with Krzysztof Zanussi we became the first in Poland Sustainable Development Goals Advocates of UN. The goal of this honorable role is to reach as many people in the world as possible with the United Nations’ mission and to make them aware of how our attitude, choices and actions have a real impact on our environment, the quality of our life and the condition of our planet, which next generations will inherit from us.

I invite you to the program “Kulturalni.pl” on Saturday, June 11th at 11 a.m. and to watch the first episode of the series “The Map of the Disappearing World” which will be aired on Sunday, June 19th at 11.55 p.m. on TVP Polonia.

Best wishes,
Mateusz

May 15 – 100th show of „Spank! 50 Shades of Grey”

13233023_1124875087556366_817179333740478588_n I invite all fans of the theatrical show „Spank! 50 Shades of Grey” and these who didn’t see it on Sunday May 15th and Monday May 16th to come t Teatr Polonia in Warsaw. We will play the 100th and 101st show of the „Spank! 50 Shades of Grey”!

I remember when I read the text of the play for the first time and I just couldn’t stop laughing :-) I hope that will be for you two hours of great fun as well. The show is full of jokes who wrote Bartosz Wierzbięta (the author of cult dialogues for Polish version of “Shrek”), funny slapstick, dance and pop songs from movie „Cabaret” and Enrigue Iglesias’ repertoire in new arrangement and in our performance.
On the stage together with my colleagues actresses we will tell you in a comedian way about deeply hidden sexual desires and unusual relationship between a man and a woman. I play a role of pervert millionaire Hugh Hansen, based on the character of famous Christian Grey from the book “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James (Marta Walesiak in this role). I seduce 22 years old inexperienced Natasha Wood (Magda Lamparska) and teach her sophisticated erotic games… But seriously – we show what the intimacy is, how to draw the boundaries in the relationships, if money is enough to be fulfilled and happy and what love means these days.
I invite all couples and singles :-)

See you
Mateusz

May 8-10 – for kids in Sopot

Serca Gwiazd I have a great pleasure to announce that next Sunday May 8th at 3 p.m. I will take part in the meeting “The Heart of Stars” which will take place in Zatoka Sztuki in Sopot. I hope that together with Przemek Szaliński we will sell a lot of “bricks” and we will help 13 years old Marcin who suffers cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus. His right part of the body is paralyzed, he can see only violent light and the only one word he can say is “mummy”. We have planned a very special surprise during the meeting. We hope you will come :-)
On Monday and Tuesday May 9th and 10th we will visit children hospitals in Gdynia, where we will give the toys out and show to the little patients selected episodes from wonderful and nature documentary series “The Map of the Disappearing World” which I had a pleasure to host.

More information U will find here www.facebook.com/PrzemekSzalinskiDzieciom

Best wishes,
Mateusz

May 1st – Adam Brodzisz in “Bodo”

Bodo 01 On Sunday May 1st at 8.25 p.m. I invite you to the music and dancing series “Bodo” which will be broadcast on TVP1 channel. I play the role of Adam Brodzisz, Bodo’s friends and you may see me already in the next episode! Brodzisz was as interesting as Bodo – he was a star and romeo of the interwar Polish film, Bodo’s friend and husband of Maria Bogda – the one of the most beautiful Polish women and actresses of these years.

The participation in this series was an amazing experience for me. It was a journey do the world of the pre-war culture and to my family past as well. My grandfather Dobiesław Damięcki was the same age as Bodo and they knew each other. I’d like to add that the series shows not only big successes and failures of Bodo but also how the entertainment and film industry in the twenties and thirties of XX century looked like. Making the series I really felt just like I traveled to the past and became the part of my grandfather’s world.

BR,
Mateusz

April – cooperation with the United Nations

11. uścisk dłoni I have a big pleasure to announce that together with Krzysztof Zanussi we became the first in Poland Sustainable Development Goals Advocates of UN. The goal of this honorable role is to reach as many people in the world as possible with the United Nations’ mission and to make them aware of how our attitude, choices and actions have a real impact on our environment, the quality of our life and the condition of our planet which next generations will inherit from us. The priorities for the next years are: dismantling the grinding poverty, nullifying social and economic imparities, protection of our planet. UN’s activities apply to all of us regardless of place of origin, social status, gender or religion.

UN’s activity is close to my heart. I’ve been engaged for many years in projects connected to ecology. I invite you to watch the documentary series “The Map of Disappearing World” directed by Marta Kądziela. Together with film crew we traveled to Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Kenya to show how demand for a certain products and consumer choices in one part of the Earth affect destruction of whole ecosystems in the other places. It will be aired on TVP Polonia soon. I’d like to add that I have a pleasure to host this series :-) .

More information you will find here http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

Best wishes,
Mateusz

April 20th – 99th show “Spank! Fifty Shades of Grey” in Warsaw

12985542_1012470982152756_8475194998539326740_n I invite all the fans of erotic adventures of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele to the comedy and music show “Spank! Fifty Shades of Grey”which is very popular in Poland and around the world. If you fancy to go out and spend 2 fantastic hours watching the show full of funny slapstick, dance and pop songs, come on Wednesday April 20th at 8p.m. to Teatr Polonia in Warsaw. It will be 99th show!
Marta Walesiak plays a role of novice writer E. B. Janet who decides to write a book about deeply hidden sexual desires and unusual relationship between a man and a woman. I play a role of pervert millionaire Hugh Hansen, based on the character of famous Christian Grey. I seduce 22 years old inexperienced Natasha Wood (Magda Lamparska) and teach her sophisticated erotic games… Together with my friends from the stage we show the erotic fantasies from the book very irreverently. But seriously – we show what the intimacy is, how to draw the boundaries in the relationships, and if money is enough to be fulfilled and happy.

Moreover the show is full of surprisingly newly arranged songs from the movie “Cabaret”, “Greese” and Enrique Iglesias’ repertoire in our performance! The choreography was made by Paulina Andrzejewska – one of the most talented Polish dancers and choreographers. Good time guaranteed!

See you,

Mateusz

April 16th – „Jesus Christ Superstar” in Poznań

jesus.On Saturday April 16th in Poznań I will have a great pleasure to see the famous show „Jesus Christ Superstar” written by A. L. Webber. It is an amazing musical about last week of Jesus’ life. The show is performed on the occasion of 1050th anniversary of the baptism of Poland.

In the performance you will see artists and the orchestra from Teatr Muzyczny in Poznań and the invited guests. They will perform such hits as „I Don’t Know How To Love Him”, „Everything’s Alright”, „Superstar”, „Could We Start Again, Please”, “Gethsemane”. Piotr Deptuch, well-established Polish opera and musical conductor will conduct the orchestra and Paulina Andrzejewska – talented Polish dancer and choreographer who cooperates with the most important music scenes in Poland – is responsible for the choreography. It’s going to be an amazing evening :-)

More information you will find here: http://www.teatr-muzyczny.poznan.pl

Best regards,

Mateusz

April 14-15 – Węgiel International Student Film Festival in Katowice

wegielOn Thursday and Friday, April 14th and 15th I will take part in unusual event organized with amazing passion by second-year students of the Film and Television Production of the Faculty of Radio and Television on the University of Silesia. The central idea of the festival is to present the movies directed by students from film schools around the world, to share art experience and to integrate with other schools as well.

This year it’s going to be the 13th edition of the festival. Over 2000 film were reported to the competition and only 28 feature, documentary and animated films were chosen. Their authors are from different countries including Great Britain, France, Poland, Nepal, Thailand or India. I will have a great pleasure to be in the Jury. Together with documentary film maker prof Bogdan Dziworski, the director Grzegorz Jaroszuk and Zofia Ścisłowska – the promoter from the Polish Animation Producers Association we will chose the best film in 4 categories (the best film, direction, shooting and editing). On Friday April 15th I will meet with the festival’s audience and I will answer all questions referred to the film making.

More information you will find at the link http://www.wegielfestiwal.us.edu.pl/

See U in the Kosmos cinema :-)

Mateusz

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