Let’s hear it for the boys!

 

Established in 2014, The Italian Boys serve the very best Italian cooked food to the people of Putney and South London. From breakfast to lunch and through to dinner our friendly team create fresh and wholesome Italian dishes including stone baked pizza, handmade pasta and exceptional salads and sandwiches. You’ll find us next door to Putney Rail station on the bustling Putney High Street. We serve coffee and breakfast for busy commuters Mon-Fri and brunch at the weekend. Our lunch menu is great for a quick bite or a relaxing meal with a friend. Dinner time is all about hearty dishes and fresh hot pizza. Whether you eat in or takeaway our food is healthy and full of great Italian flavours. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Really nice relaxed very reasonably priced Italian. Proper wood fired oven. Nice interior And staff

The Italian Boys Restaurant
157 Putney High St, London SW15 1RT
Open ⋅ Closes 11PM

 

At 46 bal polski you could win a £60 voucher and enjoy an evening with The Italian Boys!

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LSA Sapphire Blue VASE

LSA have donated a modern and elegant blue sapphire vase for the fundraising at 46 Bal Polski.

MODULAR VASE

Coloured glass is encased in the thick clear walls and heavy base of this handmade, architectural vase. Combine with other Modular shapes to build a skyline of varying heights and proportions. Available in white and sapphire. DETAILS: Handmade glass. RRP: £60.00 DIMENSIONS: 40 x 10 x 10cm

The origins of LSA International are found in fashionable swinging sixties London, when Janusz Lubkowski and his wife Ewa were inspired to approach Terence Conran at Habitat with traditional brightly coloured enamelware from their native Poland.

Having established the company with co-founder Tony Saunders, the success of these enamelled coffee pots, mugs, kettles and colanders led Janusz to explore other avenues of Polish production.

Porcelain clay was made into plain white and patterned tableware, popular amongst consumers who sought practical and contemporary designs. Leather bags, satchels and holdalls made from tanned cowhide were sourced from small production workshops. Wooden accessories from Polish cooperatives specialising in the folk traditions of woodwork completed the early collections.

But it was mouthblown glass that offered the greatest potential for transformation. Whilst an archetypal tumbler and jug reflected Janusz’s affinity for the practical, the versatility of the material spurred experimentation with shape, colour and decoration thereby extending the range for the fashion-conscious consumer.

On joining the company in 1985, Monika Lubkowska-Jonas worked closely with her father, gaining a deep understanding of skilled craft production and developing her unique instincts for quality and style.

This insight into artisan dexterity and the potential of the raw materials encouraged Monika’s creativity, leading her to experiment with different techniques and push the boundaries of hand production – particularly in mouthblown glass, which quickly became her principal focus. She began designing unique collections which demonstrated the complexity of glassmaking, blowing refined or complicated shapes and using lustred paint or richly coloured glass, as well as simple yet functional pieces which reflected her love of entertaining and demonstrated an intuitive understanding of the way people live.

Today

Today Monika shapes and refines LSA International’s identity, continuing her father’s passion for contemporary design and traditional craft, guided by the creativity and innovation around which the company was originally built. As a result, the products celebrate Monika’s aesthetic, her continued inspiration from artisan processes and the original 5 materials – glass, porcelain, leather, wood and enamelled steel.

Craft

Almost all LSA International glassware is handmade. This means that each product is individually mouthblown and hand-finished by skilled artisans. The techniques used to make glass by hand have not essentially changed for 2000 years.

Our designs are brought to life by some of the world’s most talented craftsmen, located in Poland – a country with a long and rich heritage in glass, porcelain and wood production. Their skills have been refined and perfected over several generations and the process continues to evolve as we explore new techniques.

Modular

A collection of block-shaped vases inspired by architectural structures. Combine a series of pieces to build a skyline of varying heights and proportions. Each vase is individually crafted by glass craftsmen and presented in photographic packaging.

Kinoteka Film Festival Gala Film: The Call of the Sea

Kinoteka Film Festival: The Call of the Sea (15*) + live musical accompaniment

Silent Film and Live Music

Kinoteka Film Festival closes with a digital restoration of the 1927 Henryk Szaro film The Call of the Sea, based on a novel by Stefan Kiedrzyński.

Immensely popular in Poland in the 1920s due to its complex scenery and cinematography, this epic love story with a turbulent plot combines maritime cinema and romance. Stach (Jerzy Marr) enlists himself on a ship where he quickly wins the trust of the captain and the heart of his daughter – Jola. But when he returns to his hometown, he crosses paths once again with his first love, Hanka (Maria Malicka), and starts to question his maritime love.

The film features many stars of the silent film era as well as officers and gunmen

of the Polish navy and air force.

 

Presented in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute in London. 

More information about Kinoteka

100 Buildings, 100 Years

Review

The relationship between wider political/social events and the architecture produced and the functions housed is a very compelling part of the study, cross-referenced well in the graphics of the exhibition –Building Design

100 Buildings 100 Years is a lovely slice of architecture that takes in everything from Preston bus station to the Scottish Parliament building. –The Herald

A nice, blameless, modest and uncomplicated palate-cleanser. / The images form a snapshot of Britain’s diverse design history. –The Spectator / Elle Decoration

About the Author

The Twentieth Century Society is a British charity that campaigns for the preservation of architectural heritage from 1914 onwards. The society’s interests extend to buildings or artefacts, whether important or humble, rare or commonplace, that characterise twentieth-century Britain. The Society was formed as The Thirties Society in 1979. They provide support and advice to architects and planning authorities to protect the best twentieth-century architecture and design, whether through listing or sympathetic development and management. Their work aims to highlight the importance of forgotten (and sometimes controversial) 20th-century buildings to our architectural heritage: anything from a phone box to a power station, from a 1920s private house to a 1970s shopping centre.

The Twentieth Century Society protects outstanding architecture and design dating from 1914 onwards, so in 2014 it is marking 100 years of buildings under its protection. Originally founded as the Thirties Society in 1979, its first major case was the fabulous Art Deco Firestone factory on the Great West Road. Its remit has always been to protect the best of all types and styles of architecture and design from neo-Georgian to Art Deco, Modern Movement to pre-fab, and its campaigns now extend to brutalist and high-tech buildings. This book showcases photographs of 100 buildings – one for each year from 1914 – which represent the range and quality of work the Society protects and the amazing range of fascinating buildings we have in Britain. Each photograph is accompanied by information about the building, including why it stands out in a 100 years of architecture. The authors include noted experts in the fields of architecture, heritage and design, including Gavin Stamp, Alan Powers, Owen Hatherley and Rowan Moore. In addition, the book includes the best overview of modern architecture with essays on The Inter-war Decades (Gavin Stamp), Post-war Architecture (Elain Harwood) and Postmodernism (Timonthy Brittain-Catlin). Some of the buildings featured in the book include De La Warr Pavilion, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican housing, Bracken House, Cenotaph, the Firestone Factory, BT Tower, and pre-fabs.

This lovely book has been donated to 46 Bal Polski fundraising.

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Discover Joshua Altback Haircare & Beauty Salon!

Based in the affluent St. John’s Wood High Street, the salon has become a leading authority in hair extensions and brazilian hair straightening and a go-to destination for Londoners and out of towners alike looking for contemporary cutting, colouring and styling. After kick-starting his career at the Daniel Galvin salon in London, Joshua has been working as a freelance hairdresser. Joshua specializes in cutting, hair-up, bridal hair and hair extensions and is consulted at many high profile events and weddings to showcase his skills.

Josh was selected as one of 10 winners chosen to participate at the inspiring Alternative Hair Show held at the magnificent Royal Albert Hall in London. The theme of the show was “Renaissance” and Joshua’s piece was a photograph of a hairstyle designed by him to illustrate this idea. When interviewed, Josh said;

“This dramatic look was then translated on the night using a model. The exquisite hair; fashion styling and make-up application resulted in a truly incredible creation”. There was no doubt as to the reaction of the audience, with over 5,000 attending they all showed their appreciation through applause and cheers! Tony Rizzo and Celebrity Hairdresser Anthony Mascolo presented the award and Joshua added “It was a wonderful evening that challenged me and pushed my creativity. It also allowed me the opportunity to work alongside other artistic hairdressers. As well as the kudos of being a winner at this show – standing on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall is an awesome experience!”

Come to 46 Bal Polski and you could win a cut and blow dry or a Guinot facial in our lucky dip

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Joshua Altback
Haircare & Beauty
82 St. Johns Wood High St
London
NW8 7SH

Phone: 0207 722 1225 / 0207 586 2486

OPENING TIMES: Monday – Wednesday 9am – 6pm. Thursday & Friday 9am – 6.30pm. Saturday 9am – 6pm. Sunday 10am – 5pm.

8am Appointments are available from Tuesday – Friday with Joshua, Chris and Norman

Email:
info@joshuaaltback.com

Enjoy delicious Polish delicacies at Sowa!

Traditional Polish food cooked with passion… 

About Sowa Restaurant & Patisserie:

Located on Ealing’s High Street, Sowa Restaurant & Patisserie is the place to go for delicious Polish delicacies served in a stunning setting. Whether its for a hearty three-course meal or a sweet treat, Sowa Restaurant & Patisserie is the ideal choice and a favourite among London’s Polish population – which is a testament to their authenticity. Dining at Sowa is an elegant affair, the restaurant has muted lighting, cosy furniture and service that is quite simply unrivalled. This is one spot not to be missed – just remember to book in advance though, because Sowa Restaurant & Patisserie is know to fill up fast. Quandoo

Sowa Restaurant continue to support Bal Polski and have  very generously donated two vouchers to 46 Bal Polski Lucky Dip.

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Welcome to Baltic.

Baltic is housed in an eighteenth century former coach builder’s works and although redesigned, the original character is beautifully retained. The 40 foot wooden trussed ceilings, skylights and clean lines, make dining at Baltic a unique experience.

 

Specialising in the cuisines of Eastern and Central Europe, from the soups, pickled fish and dumplings of Poland and Russia, to the hearty and spiced stews of Hungary through to the aromatic grills and light braises of Georgia and central Asia. The strength of these cuisines lies in their robust flavours and unusual spicing.

Baltic is ideally located for the South Bank as well as the Old and Young Vic theaters. Restaurant offers pre theater menus, set lunch menus, an extensive bar food list as well as daily changing A la Carte. Baltic Bar serves over 70 varieties of vodka all served staright from the deep freeze in frozen glasses. Our own flavoured vodkas are made using fresh fruit and spices and are left to mature in large glass flagons.

 

020 7928 1111

74 Blackfriars Road SE1 8HA London

Baltic Restaurant is a long term supporter of Bal Polski and has donated a voucher for £100 to 46 Bal Polski fundraising.

Come to 46 Bal Polski and you could win this generous prize in our lucky dip!

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„… KOLĘDUJĄ” niezwykle piękne kolędy i pastorałki CD podpisany Olga Bończyk

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„… KOLĘDUJĄ” to niezwykle piękne kolędy i pastorałki napisane i zaaranżowane przez wybitnego kompozytora, pianistę i aranżera Włodzimierza Korcza. bal polski, 46 bal polski, olga bonczyk, koleduja

 

 

 

Pośród kilku znanych kolęd usłyszymy nastrojowe i brawurowo wykonane pastorałki do tekstów najwybitniejszych polskich autorów: E. Brylla, W. Młynarskiego, M. Czapińskiej, ks. Twardowskiego i innych. Projekt ma już ponad 25 letnią historię. Pierwsze pastorałki Włodzimierz Korcz napisał dla Jerzego Połomskiego, Łucji Prus i Alicji Majewskiej. 20 lat temu został nagrany dwupłytowy album pt „Gwiazdo świeć kolędo leć” w składzie: Alicja Majewska, Halina Frąckowiak i Andrzej Zaucha. Po śmierci Andrzeja Zauchy, do zespołu dołączył Zbigniew Wodecki. W roku 2014 do składu została zaproszona Olga Bończyk. Szybko powstał pomysł by nagrać ponownie album płytowy w nowym składzie. Dziś z radością prezentujemy płytę „… Kolędują:, na której znajduje się 20 kolęd i pastorałek nagranych z wielkim sercem i czułością…

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HRH Princess Michael of Kent: A Cheetah’s Tale

Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent is a writer, historian and lecturer. In her new book, A Cheetah’s Tale, the author describes aspects of her own early life travelling in Africa and raising a cheetah cub. This unusual experience in the 1960s sparked her lifelong interest in conservation, of big cats especially. Among the many charities she supports, Princess Michael is currently Royal Patron of the Endangered Species Centre in South Africa (predominantly cheetahs) and also of the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. She lives with her husband, Prince Michael of Kent, in Kensington Palace in London.

Imagine waking up at dawn to find your father has just shot a lioness that was about to eat you. Or going to the bathroom, half asleep in the middle of the night, and finding a deadly black mamba curled up inside the loo. Or being charged by a herd of angry elephants, intent on protecting their young. These are just a few of the adventures seventeen-year old Marie Christine von Reibnitz (who would later become HRH Princess Michael of Kent) experiences on her father’s farm in Mozambique in the early 1960s. Most amazing is her adoption of a tiny cheetah cub, orphaned when its mother is caught in a trap.

An extraordinary and intimate relationship develops between the rather lonely teenager and the creature she names Tess. With help from her loving stepmother Rosemarie, the dedicated local vet, her father’s ‘house hunters’ and her own teenage bodyguard Francisco, Princess Michael learns to feed, house and care for her little charge, watching Tess grow from a helpless kitten to a powerful, elegant creature – and one who needs to be taught to hunt for herself in preparation for her return to the wild. The separation, when it comes, will touch every reader’s heart.

Beautifully written by a natural storyteller, A Cheetah’s Tale is a wonderful story of a vanished Africa, of a girl growing up and of the incredible bond that can exist between people and animals. It’s certain to delight readers worldwide – this is the cheetah version of Born Free.

Book385

A Cheetah’s tale signed by Princess michael of kent and dedicated by Dr Gabriela Mercik

Reviews

‘What makes this book stand out is the princess’s very personal account of her own young life, re-connecting with an estranged father and meeting a loving step-mother, and adopting this small lost animal which she nurtured until the time to release it back into the wild. It is a window into her own world, as much as a really comprehensive study of cheetahs. Beautifully written and vividly recalled, this story is immensely touching and illuminating: her descriptions of Africa are fresh and painterly. I loved it.’ – JOANNA LUMLEY –

‘A cautionary tale of Africa’s most beautiful and rarest of big cats.’ – WILBUR SMITH –

‘As we follow cheetah Tess’s journey from her rescue as an orphaned cub to her return back to the wild, Princess Michael of Kent explores the very human struggle between head and heart as she prepares to let go of Tess. Through her story we come to realise that cheetah are not ours to possess, but belong to the wilderness from where they came.’ – SARAH DURANT –

‘This tenderly written account chronicles a story that is long overdue to be told: the survival of the graceful cheetah is at crisis point, yet again. Princess Michael’s passion for this bewitching creature, originating from evocative teenage experiences in Africa, have inspired a lifelong commitment to support the cheetah in its natural habitat. This deeply moving tale will surely hearten others to follow her inspiring lead at this critical time.’ – DAVID SHEPHERD –

‘HRH Princess Michael is the patron of the George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust, of which I am the field director, and I’ve always felt that the world should hear her own story of adventure, derring-do, heartbreak and struggle, but she dismissed that as too personal. Yet here, in this tale of love, reflection and sadness lies the person I know who never lost her connection with nature and what it meant to her and now wants to share it with us all. …An informative and touching book which gives us pause for reflection.’ – TONY FITZJOHN –

‘An enchanting glimpse into a world which has gone – a young woman’s love of an orphaned cheetah cub and a happy ending – the young woman grew up to be Princess Michael of Kent, and the cheetah grew up to run free. This is a surprising and moving account of a girl growing up in a wild and beautiful world.’ – PHILIPPA GREGORY –

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Historia polskich lotników Dywizjon 303. Odważni, piękni, szaleni.

A superbly illustrated series of three books illustrating 303 Squadron, one of the most famous fighter squadrons in history. Nearly 200 pages per volume full of original wartime photos, fact boxes and biographies.

Volume One covers the origins of the squadron going right back to 1779 and charts its pilots’ progress from the outbreak of WWII through to July 1941 when the squadron had gone onto offensive operations over France.

Volume Two covers the period from the summer of 1941 to the autumn of 1943 when the squadron was boosted by the addition of new blood and future aces such as Drobiński, Gladych, Horbaczewski and Adamek

Volume Three covers the period from the autumn of 1943 until the war’s end and the squadron’s ultimate disbandment in 1946, and includes wartime colour photos and a full index for all three volumes.

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