The 40th Anniversary of Białostocki Ośrodek Kultury

The great jubilee is coming  this year. Białostocki Ośrodek Kultury is turning 40 years ! It was established in 1975 and at first was called Miejski Dom Kultury (MDK).

For a long time MDK had included several urban centres, including: cinema-theater, cafes, club and outdoor facilities but today the main headquarters is in the only building at Legionowa Street 5. At the beginning of the 90s, as well as other institutions, MDK was reorganized and changed its name for Białostocki Ośrodek Kultury.

We are preparing a special publication about our 40th anniversary. We are in possession of  lots of archive materials relating to past activity of our institution, but we believe you could help us gather more informations. Certainly there are interesting souvenirs, photos, press clippings and gadgets, even memories or anecdotes related to BOK in Your collections, which might enrich our publication.

Please check your private archives and contact us if you’ll find something interesting.

Dział Organizacji i Promocji Imprez
Białostocki Ośrodek Kultury
ul. Legionowa 5
15-281 Białystok

Marked “40th anniversary BOK”


phone: 85 746 13 26

For your memories look forward to March 15th!

About us:

Białostocki Ośrodek Kultury as an urban institution, organizes or co-organizes about 300 events, festivals and local activities every year, that involve an average of over 80,000 people! We might assume, that we’ve organized an average of about 12,000 events, attended by more than 3 million of people over a period of 40 years! Such numbers are impressive.

Since the beginning of its proposals have been addressed to different audiences: children, youth, adults and seniors. The offer is attractive and satisfy various testes, what’s important – it’s partially free.

Among the events offered by us, the most popular events are: Days of Modern Art, Autumn with the Blues, International Festival of Short Films ŻubrOFFka, Another Dimension (since last year as part of project East Cultural), Curious of the World, ¿Underground/Independent?, and another permanent events: Days of Bialystok, Podlasie Attacks! (now Film Podlasie Reactivation! Film Podlasie Educates! ), Fashionable East, Classic Cinema with live music, Planete+Doc Academy, All Souls’ Day Blues, Public New Year’s Eve, Cabaret Trident, the cycle of Music and Word, Summer / Winter Actions, Cathedral Organ Concerts, National Overview of Modern Photography “The man next to me,” Folk Meetings, Jazz at the BOK’s side, Seniorada, exhibitions in the Small Gallery BOK and numerous concerts of Polish and foreign music stars.

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