Celebrate with Mazury at their 70th anniversary Gala Concert!

You are warmly invited to join Mazury to celebrate their 70th anniversary at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London! In March 2019 Mazury’s world class Polish folk dancers will be performing at this beautiful theatre , showcasing energetic and exuberant dances,  colourful and authentic folk costumes and  evoking the unquenchable spirit of Poland!

Mazury Dance Company the internationally acclaimed Polish folk song and dance group is one of the largest and longest-established Polish dance groups in the UK. Set up in 1949, with more than 120 members across three groups. Mazury regularly perform Polish national and regional songs and dances to audiences throughout the UK and Europe.

Tickets for this special anniversary celebration gala concert are available from the New Wimbledon Theatre or online at

https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/an-evening-of-polish-folkdance-and-song/new-wimbledon-theatre/

Mazury will be performing at 47 Bal Polski. On this very special night 2 VIP tickets for the Mazury 70th Anniversary Gala Show will be exclusively available at our silent auction. Come to Bal Polski, bid for 2 VIP tickets   All proceeds from this prize will be donated to support the historic Mazury Dance Company.

As a charity based group finding funding is always difficult and with the rapidly expanding numbers within the company. So, if you would like to help Mazury continue with what they do, please visit the link to the Aviva Community programmes page and register to vote for Mazury. Your support means so much to us as a group so that we can continue to thrive, perform and support our local youth network. https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/Mazury

Win a sitting with international portraitist Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton and help the children of Przybysławice

At 47 Bal Polski bid to win an exquisite portrait sitting with the internationally famous Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton. A portrait that your family will cherish for ever.

Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton’s generous donations of a portrait sitting will again create a frenzy of excitement at the Bal Polski live auction.

Every penny from this prize will go to our chosen charities and will make a huge impact for the children’s home at Przybysławice, Poland and Coram Foundation supporting Polonia in the UK.

Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton is internationally famous thanks to her great skill in the art of portraiture.

What does the Queen Mother, Pope John Paul II and the Maharaja of Jodhpur have in common? They’ve been all portrayed by Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton – the world-famous artist, who has immortalized the icons of our times. Born in Sopot, Poland. Graduated from the Academy of Art in Gdansk and then continued her studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and Rome. She specializes in portraits in oil and pastels.

The artist became internationally famous thanks to her great skill in the art of portraiture.  She lives in Berkshire, UK, with her husband Ian and their sons Felix and Maximilian, and divides her working time between her studio in London, and travelling world-wide.

Regarded by many as the ‘Ambassador of Poland in the West.’ In 1994, the Polish President and the Noble Prize Winner Lech Walesa awarded Basia Hamilton with the Order of Merit – “in recognition of her precious contribution to the spreading of Polish culture and art”.

Her sitters include: His Holiness Pope John Paul II, H.M. Queen Elisabeth The Queen Mother, H.R.H. Princess Royal, H.R.H. The Duke of Kent, H.R.H. Prince Michael of Kent, Lech Walesa, H.R.H. The Maharaja of Jodhpur, H.R.H. Duke of Braganza, Princess Tatiana Metternich. Margaux Hemingway, Alberto Moravia, Giorgio De Chirico, Buzz Aldrin, and many others who all together constitute ‘the Hall of Fame’ in her gallery.

She is listed among the 50 citizens of Polish ethnic background, who made a significant impact on the life and history of the British Isles, among General Anders, Joseph Conrad, King Canute and Roman Polanski.

 

Born in Sopot, Poland. Wife and mother of two boys. Living with her family in England. Works at her studio in Central London.

EDUCATION

Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and Rome

Academy of Art, Gdansk, Poland

AWARDS

2nd Prize, 33rd Festival of Arts, BWA, Sopot

Bronze Medal, Polish Contemporary Painting Festival

Gold Medal, 3rd Biennale of Gdansk Art, Gdansk

2nd Prize – Biennale of Contemporary Art, Rome
1st Prize Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Rome
Bronze Medal, 4th Review of Contemporary Art, Fontana di Trevi

International Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures of Young Artists, Rome

SITTERS

Pope John Paul II

H.M. Queen Elisabeth The Queen Mother
HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent
HRH The Duke of Kent
HRH Prince Michael of Kent
The Duchess of York
Lady Salisbury
Sultan of Brunei and Family

The Maharaja of Jodhpur

President Lech Walesa

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw

Royal Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries
Royal Portrait Society, London

Gdansk, 10th Festival of Polish Contemporary Art

Rome, Palazzo Nazionale
Rome, National Biennale of Modern Art

Venezia, Bevilaqua La Masa

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Royal Lazienki Gallery, Warsaw

Residence of the British Ambassador, Warsaw

Partirdge Gallery, London

European Academy for the Arts, London
Accademia Italiana, London

Polish Cultural Institute, London
Palm Beach, Florida

Liguanea Club Kingston, Jamaica

Polish Hearth, London

Palm Beach, Florida

Palm Springs, California

Polish Museum, Sikorski Institute, London
Palm Springs, California

Palm Beach, Florida

Gdansk, Sieñ Gdañsk

Galleria Il Trittico via Margutta
Cassel Gallery, London
Penellaccio, Rome
Gallery Picasso, Sassari
Gallery 8, Soport, Poland

Donated by the artist to 47 Bal Polski:

A portrait sitting by Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton

Basia Hamilton, 46 Bal Polski, Bal polski

Dziękujemy Naszą Darńczyjncą

Come to 47 Bal Polski and bid in our auction to win a sitting with this renowned artist!

It’s Saturday night: Mix a Dutch 75 Cocktail!

Win a bottle of Ketel One Citroen at 47 Bal Polski and mix a

DUTCH 75

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.25 oz. Ketel One Citroen® Flavored Vodka
  • 0.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup
  • 0.75 oz. Champagne or sparkling wine

METHOD

Combine Ketel One Citroen, lemon juice and simple syrup in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with Champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Everyone is a winner at 47 Bal Polski Lucky Dip – only £20 a ticket and every penny goes to our chosen charities!

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More Ketel recipes at https://www.ketelone.com/vodka-drinks/dutch-75/

My Medyk Healthy Woman Lab Test Voucher, Value £150!

 

Healthy Woman Voucher Donated by My Medyk Dental and Medical Centre!

Everyone is a winner at 47 Bal Polski Lucky Dip – only £20 a ticket every ticket wins a prize and every penny goes to our chosen charities!
 

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Friday Feeling : Oranje Cosmopolitan Cocktails – Win Ketel 1 Oranje Vodka at 47 Bal Polski!

win a bottle at our Lucky Dip …and rustle up a

KETEL ONE ORANJE   ORANJE COSMOPOLITAN

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz. Ketel One Oranje® Flavored Vodka
  • 0.5 oz. pomegranate juice
  • splash of fresh lemon sour
  • 3 orange slices

    METHOD

Muddle orange slices, pomegranate juice and fresh lemon sour in a mixing glass.
Add Ketel One Oranje and shake with ice.
Strain into a coupe glass.
Garnish with an orange twist or fresh orange slices.

More recipes and ideas at    https://www.ketelone.com/vodka-drinks/oranje-cosmopolitan/

Everyone is a winner at 47 Bal Polski Lucky Dip – only £20 a ticket and every penny goes to our chosen charities!

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47 Bal Polski guests: Win a Transport Na Lotniska Voucher!

Polska taksówka w Londynie

Transport na lotniska

Działamy na terenie całego Londynu

Nasi kierowcy posiadają odpowiednie licencje i doświadczenie a potrzeby naszych klientów są dla nich priorytetem. Serdecznie zapraszamy do skorzystania z naszych profesjonalnych i niezawodnych usług.

Polish Taxi in London +44  7788778853

We operate throughout the whole London area

The priority of our knowledgeable, professional and experienced drivers is to meet the demands of our customers in order to guarantee them a successful and efficient service. Try our cab services and make sure you catch your flight or get to an important meeting on time.

 

Everyone is a winner at 47 Bal Polski Lucky Dip – only £20 a ticket, every ticket wins a prize and every penny goes to our chosen charities!

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MY MEDYK Healthy Man Lab Test, Value £150!

Healthy Man Voucher Donated by My Medyk Dental and Medical Centre!

Everyone is a winner at 47 Bal Polski Lucky Dip – only £20 a ticket every ticket wins a prize and every penny goes to our chosen charities!
 

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VAMPIRE FACIAL Donated by My Medyk Dental and Medical Centre, Aesthetic Medicine Voucher!

VAMPIRE FACIAL Donated by My Medyk Dental and Medical Centre, Aesthetic Medicine Voucher!

 

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My Medyk Dental and Medical Centre is the leader amongst Polish surgeries. Using the very latest in modern technologies they aim to provide the highest standards of their services and exceed your expectations in each step of your treatment. We offer the highest level of patient care in a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment..

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Donated to Bal Polski fundraising: Adam Mickiewicz | Pan Tadeusz signed by Bill Johnston

Pan Tadeusz, Pan Tadeusz The Last Foray in Lithuania Bill Johnston, Bal Polski, 47 Bal Polski, Jola Piesakowska

The national epic of Poland and touchstone of modern European literature, now in a fresh translation by award-winning translator Bill Johnston.

A towering achievement in European literature, Pan Tadeusz is the central work of the Polish literary canon, heralded for its lovingly detailed recreation of a bygone world. The traditions of the Polish gentry and the social and natural landscape of the Lithuanian countryside are captured in verse of astounding beauty, simplicity, and power. Bill Johnston’s translation of this seminal text allows English-language readers to experience the richness, humor, and narrative energy of the original.

In a panoramic view of early 19th century Polish society, Pan Tadeusz interlaces various narrative threads, from the homecoming of the eponymous Pan Tadeusz from his studies in the city, to a feud between local families over ownership of a ruined castle, to clandestine preparations for Polish participation in Napoleon’s anticipated invasion of Russia, to the mystery of Father Robak (“Worm”), a monk whose involvement in all the stories seems to tie them together.

Adam Mickiewicz’s verse novel is the single most influential text in the Polish language, period. But that’s not why readers should flock to it in English. We should read it because it is a supreme work of Romantic irony—hypnotic, hilarious, melancholic, strange. And, in Bill Johnston’s masterful translation, breathtaking.

Benjamin Paloff

The book is marvelous, its language preserved as a thesaurus of phrases whose origin has been long forgotten, now constituting a shared national vocabulary. … It has now appeared in a very good translation by Bill Johnston, uncluttered by archaisms, quick and energetic, full of humor and warmth, unobtrusively rhymed. It is a gift to English­-language readers, revealing the depths of Lithuanian forests, squabbling warrior­-barons, and flirting ladies in search of husbands. And the underlying despair of the author—an exile forever separated from home.

Irena Grudzińska, Book Post