What is the history of Bydgoszcz?

After 1370, the Bydgoszcz castle was the favourite residence of the grandson of the king and his would-be successor Duke Casimir IV, who died there in 1377. In 1397 thanks to Queen Jadwiga of Poland, a Carmelite convent was established in the city, the third in Poland after Gdańsk and Kraków.

What is the capital of Bydgoszcz County?

It has been the seat of Bydgoszcz County and the co-capital, with Toruń, of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999. Prior to this, between 1947 and 1998, it was the capital of the Bydgoszcz Voivodeship, and before that, of the Pomeranian Voivodeship between 1945 and 1947.

What are some famous people that have performed at Bydgoszcz?

Bydgoszcz’s stage has been frequented by many global celebrities, including Arthur Rubinstein, Benjamin Britten, Witold Malcuzynski, Luciano Pavarotti, Shlomo Mintz, Mischa Maisky, Kevin Kenner, Kurt Masur, Kazimierz Kord, Jerzy Maksymiuk and Antoni Wit.

Is Bydgoszcz worth visiting?

You won’t have much trouble finding sights to see in Bydgoszcz for a day or two, that’s for sure. If you’re visiting Poland for the second or third time, Bydgoszcz is a great idea for a new destination to explore. In my reading before my visit, I got the impression that Bydgoszcz has been typically seen as an unappealing place.

Who is Stefan Kiszko and what happened to him?

Stefan Kiszko, an intellectually disabled man who lived near Molseed in Greater Manchester, was wrongly convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering her, and served 16 years in prison before the conviction was overturned. Kiszko’s mental and physical condition deteriorated while he was in prison,…

Is there a movie about Kiszko’s life?

A TV film adaptation of Kiszko’s story was made in 1998, A Life for a Life, directed by Stephen Whittaker, featuring Tony Maudsley as Kiszko and Olympia Dukakis as his mother Charlotte.