The dancing and singing group Mały Śląsk (eng, Little Silesia) started its work in the centre of culture Karolinka in Radzionków in 1973. For the first several years its name had been Radzionkowianie.
Its founder and the first choreographer was Edward Sosna. In 1977 the name of the group was changed into Zespół Pieśni i Tańca Ziemi Bytomskiej. The group, ran by Jolanta Siewierska, was very successful then.
Mrs Regina Furmańska was a menager of the group from 1979 to 1991. During that time the group succeeded in many folk group competitions in the country and abroad.
From 1991 to 1993 the manager od Mały Śląsk was Grzegorz Kłaczek, an ex-dancer of the group. Since 1991 the group has been under the auspices of the national dancing and singing folk group Śląsk (eng. Silesia).
At present the manager is Mr Kazimierz Ratajczak, an ex-solist of Śląsk amd tje artistic director of Śląsk. Nowadays, the group consists of 200 members in six age groups which have their own artistic programme. During one-hour concert the representive group is able to perform both national and all regional dances.
The group Mały Śląsk received the Wojciech Korfanty Award for significat achievements in promoting Silesian culture and appreciation gained in the country and abroad. The group was honoured with the golden medal for its achievements for the Silesian region.