Experience Lviv Lwów – A city stroll and dining

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Bal Polski is proud to offer a walking guided tour of the historic city of Lviv Lwów in the company of a magnificent Polish-speaking tour guide, for up to two days.

He will be able to point out the splendid architecture in and around the Rynok (Market Square) and Old Town. A mixture of styles are on show, with international influences – Russian, Austrian-Galician, Polish and Ukrainian.

Lviv Lwów Opera

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Lviv Lwów Church

Founded in 1256, the Old Town has such sights as the magnificent Roman Catholic Latin Catherdral, the Boim Chapel (the only surviving 16th century family chapelin the city), the Bernardine Greek Catholic Church of St Andrew, the Byzantine Armenian Cathedral, the Korniakt Palace with its Italian courtyard, and many other churches and palaces, all lovingly restored. Quirky places of interest include the Lwów Coffee Mine in the Square, which needs to be seen to be believed!

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Boim Chapel

Further out, climb to the top of the Vysokyi Zamok hill, from where a beautiful panorama of the city can be seen, visit the Potocki Palace, now a renowned art museum, and go inside one of the most beautiful Opera Houses in Europe.

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Lviv Lwów City Hall

Of course, a visit to the Lychakiv Cemetery (Cmentarz Łyczakowski) is a must. Over 400 acres in size, this is a moving and beautiful experience. See the Powstanie Styczniowe (January 1863 Uprising) and Powstanie Listopadowe (November 1830 Uprising) Memorials with the graves of hundreds of insurgents, and the Lwów Orlęta Cemetery (Cmentarz Orląt Lwowskich), as well as the graves of many famous Poles with connections to the region.

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Lwów Orlęta Cemetery | Cmentarz Orląt Lwowskich
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Lviv Lwów city walls

Included in this offer is a meal for two at the world-famous Baczewski Restaurant in the Old Town. Offering Galician delicacies, this is one of the city’s top restaurants.

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Dining at Baczewski Restaurant Lviv

More information about Baczewski Restaurant can be found here

Many Thanks to Baczewski Restaurant who donated this dining voucher and to the Bal Polski supporter who donated the 2 day walking tour.

To bid for this unique Galician experience please look for our silent auction at 46 Bal Polski

Tickets for 46 bal Polski on sale now info@balpolski.org.uk

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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

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


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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“Holek”: Dla milośnikow samochodów rajdowych! Krzysztof Hołowczyc signed memorabilia…

Poland’s rally legend and motorsport icon, Krzysztof ‘Hołek’ Hołowczyc reached the pinnacle of his glittering career in 2015 when he became the first Polish driver to podium at the Dakar Rally in the car category. Hołek started professional rallying in the mid 80s, taking part in numerous Polish, European and World Rally Championship events. After many seasons spent in flatland rallies, Hołowczyc went more off-road and took part in 10 editions of the Dakar Rally. His latest motorsport passion, though, is rallycross. In 2015 Hołowczyc made his debut in the FIA World Rallycross Championship series and having successfully competed in selected events of the RX Lites class, Hołek’s decided to step up to the Supercar category from the 2016 season. Hołowczyc racked up multiple Polish national rally titles as well as Baja successes and is a hugely popular figure wherever he goes. He is a big fan of rock music and attends every Speedway Grand Prix event held in Poland where the fans go wild to get a glimpse of their hero.

Krzysztof Hołowczyc to jeden z najbardziej utytułowanych polskich kierowców rajdowych, mający w swoim dorobku zarówno wielokrotne tytuły Mistrza Polski, Mistrza Europy, jak i udane starty w eliminacjach Mistrzostw Świata (WRC) i w legendarnym rajdzie Dakar. Sukcesy sportowe w połączeniu z wyjątkową osobowością zaowocowały ogromną popularnością jego osoby oraz przyczyniły się do prawdziwego rozkwitu rajdów samochodowych w Polsce. Jest też zdobywcą Pucharu Świata w Rajdach Cross-Country (2013) i 3.miejsca Rajdzie Dakar (2015).

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Signed CD: Earth Particles Leszek Możdżer & Holland Baroque Society

Leszek Możdżer to polski kompozytor, pianista, jazzman, producent muzyczny, kompozytor filmowy, urodził się 23 marca 1971 r. Naukę gry na fortepianie rozpoczął w wieku pięciu lat. Jest laureatem bardzo wielu nagród, w tym Ad Astra, którą otrzymał od Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego. Został pierwszym Polakiem wybranym do roli jurora w międzynarodowym konkursie pianistycznym Montreux Jazz Piano Competition. Do roku 2013 wydał 18 płyt.

SIgned by Leszek Możdżer, Judith Steenbrink, Esther van der Eijk, Tomasz Pokrzywinski, Kirsti Apajalahti

Leszek Możdżer & Holland Baroque – Earth Particles

Released: 2017.11.25

Leszek Możdżer

(piano/ keyboards)

Judith Steenbrink

(violin 1)

Katarina Aleksić

(violin 1)

Ryuko Reid

(violin 1)

Stefano Rossi

(violin 1)

Filip Rekieć

(violin 2)

Maite Larburu

(violin 2)

Jacek Kurzydło

(violin 2)

Kirsti Apajalahti

(violin 2)

Dasa Valentova


Esther van der Eijk


Emma van Schoonhoven


Tomasz Pokrzywinski


Emmanuel Jacques


Christine Sticher

(double bass)

Tineke Steenbrink

(Organ / Harpsichord)

Tosia Możdżer

(vocal / 10 Mozart Kuge

ACOUSTIC “Passenger”- the lightweight handcrafted outdoor blade.

ACOUSTIC lightweight handcrafted knife


Ultralight, the traveller’s knife “Passenger” has been made by hand by Wojciech Zawada using Stainless steel Bohler N690, the handle crafted from Paper Stone and a bespoke Kydex sheath.

An ideal camping knife, when preparing food with the Passenger this blade will slice… not hack.

Ultralekki nóż turystyczny “Passenger”, wykonany ręcznie . Projekt noża na podstawie doświadczeń wykonawcy z podróży, noclegów w hotelach, schroniskach i pod namiotem. Przeznaczony głównie do przygotowywania pożywienia. Lekki i cienki, nie straszący otoczenia wyglądem. Materiały: Stal nierdzewna Bohler N690, Rękojeść z kompozytu “paper stone”, Pochwa z tworzywa Kydex, wykonana też recznie.

Wojciech Zawada i jest knifemakerem (swoje wyroby prezentuje pod nazwą Acoustic Blades).

To taki nożowy odpowiednik rodbuildera. Mówiąc po polsku ręcznie wykonuje noże. Ręcznie to może niezbyt dokładne określenie, bo używa szlifierki, wiertarki itp. ale każdy egzemplarz powstaje z surowych materiałów (płaskownik odpowiedniej stali, kostka laminatu na rękojeść itp.).


My name is Wojciech Zawada, On the internet forums I am known as wojtas13. Acoustic Blades is the peak of my “sharp” passion. Why Acoustic Blades? My day job is related to sound, and every aspect of knife use is connected to sounds. Whether it’s a sound of fabric being cut, sound of knife on the sharpening stone, or characteristic “click” of a kydex sheath. Every use of a knife is accompanied by sounds.

So Whatever your cut is, …it’s acoustic.

Knives accompanied me since I can remember. First, as the most basic and handy tool, later also as an object of my collectors hobby. I’m trying to join all my experiences in my products. Most important thing in the process of making is the project. It have to have a harmony between functionality, form and used materials.

Na forach internetowych jest aktywny pod nickiem wojtas13. Acoustic Blades to ukoronowanie jego „ostrej” pasji.
Noże towarzyszyły mu w zasadzie od zawsze. Najpierw jako najbardziej podstawowe podręczne narzędzie, później również jako obiekt kolekcjonerski. Stara się łączyć te wszystkie doświadczenia w swoich wyrobach. Przy wykonywaniu noży największy nacisk kładzie na projekt. Harmonijnie łączy funkcję, formę oraz zastosowane materiały.

This blade will be on the silent auction at 46 Bal Polski but will not be on display at the Ball, arrangements for delivery will be made by Organising Committee directly to the winning bidder.


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W tym 2012r. roku był współorganizatorem pierwszej w Polsce międzynarodowej wystawy noży.
Takie imprezy odbywają się w każdym niemal kraju (np. w Czechach jest ich kilka w ciągu roku).
Z wykształcenia jest protetykiem słuchu, z zamiłowania oprócz noży, pasjonuje się wędkarstwem (tylko spining/casting) i grafiką.
Więcej informacji na stronie internetowej:www.acousticblades.pl