IWAK

Ninety Minutes of Pleasure: My Visit at Fast Line Salon

As soon as I found out that Mariya Terekhova owns a beauty salon called Fast Line Studio, which specialises in 90-minute hair/mani/pedi combos – I was intrigued! Perhaps it’s rare but I do NOT love spending 2-3 hours at the hairdresser. The last time I had a pedicure done (without […]

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‘Let It Glow’ Festive Fundraiser for Kraków’s Animal Shelter

For a Committee member the IWAK Christmas event already starts in September. While members are still enjoying Indian summer days, we prepare for what is to come. We visit different locations, try their food, feel the atmosphere and approach the owners and managers for offers. Meanwhile our feelers run overtime […]

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IWAK Charity October Update

IWAK is thrilled to share the news that we have allocated the remaining funds generously donated to us to help Ukrainians in the face of war to purchasing two pairs of excellent quality winter boots for soldiers, and making a cash donation towards the endless needs of the Refugee Point […]

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IWAK Memories

My phone beeps with Facebook messages. One of them is from the IWAK’s Walking Group. The group plans a walking meeting and coffee afterwards somewhere in one of the crackingly cosy Kraków cafés. Familiar faces will be attending. There seems to be also one new member, whom I have not […]

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2021/2022 IWAK Events Overview

Looking back on the IWAK year we are energised and filled with pride! Starting small after two years of pandemic disruptions, we are growing steadily as a community and despite the challenges, have managed a year full of all types of interesting, fun, and even crazy events and outings! All […]

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2021/2022 IWAK Charity Overview

This has been an extraordinary year for us with charitable and volunteering activities. Despite always being part of IWAK’s mission, the past 4 months have seen our charity work become an integral and prominent part of our planning and co-ordinating activities, since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. However, […]

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IWAK in support of the “Hotel to Housing Project” by The Worship Center

Your IWAK Committee has put a lot of time, thought and research into how we can best consolidate the power of our collective communities in order to make a focused, direct and significant impact for the betterment of the lives of the displaced people fleeing the war in Ukraine. We […]

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Ye Olde Charity Christmas Banquet

In the full spirit of the festive season, IWAK’s Ye Olde Charity Christmas Banquet took place at Jarema Restaurant, a 40 year old Kraków gem. We welcomed 30 guests in this stylish venue, for a four course traditional Polish Christmas feast and the food, drinks and conversations flowed. With our […]

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2 Reasons To Travel In Low Season

How many times during the entire year have you thought about relaxing on a sunny beach, then patiently wait for the summer holidays to do so? Unfortunately, July and August, being high seasons months almost everywhere in the world, bring – together with hot, sunny days – lots of crowded […]

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IWAK Pandemic Overview – 2020/21

Needless to say, the last IWAK year, and the end of the previous one, have been a challenge! A social organisation based on organising regular events and activities for our members, we were suddenly forced indoors often with Zoom as our only option… no more regular coffee mornings, parties, museum […]

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