Fabryka Trzciny - Warsaw
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Across the River Vistula from the centre of Warsaw, on the 'right bank', lies the district known as Praga. The only part of Warsaw that wasn't destroyed in the war, Praga is generally considered the hip and edgy part of town. Hip and edgy invariably means disused factory spaces converted into arts and music venues, which brings us to the tongue-twisting Fabryka Trzciny Art Center.
Formerly a marmalade and canning plant, and latterly where the Polish Rubber Industry produced its training shoes the facility - named after its founder, composer, music and TV producer Wojciech Trzcinski - opened in 2003. To many it's seen as the catalyst that started Praga's emergence as a fashionable district. What you get here is art exhibitions, theatrical performances and live music, with a focus on the alternative, interesting and challenging.
There are several rooms - three of them vast, the others merely big - spread over two levels. The centre is fully equipped with lighting, multimedia and sound equipment, and can offer full kitchen, bar and catering services. Talking of bars: a neat feature of one is the backlit wall of literally thousands of empty bottles.
Hugely popular with Warsaw's fashionable young set, Fabryka Trzciny has enough space and variety to allow guests to work up a sweat dancing to the hippest sounds, or relax in a quiet corner with a magazine and a coffee. The courtyard outside offers a welcome respite in warmer months from the more frenetic activities within. Considered to be one of Warsaw's very best live music venues, this has to be an essential for anyone wishing to check out where Poland's cutting edge is these days.