10th POLISH FOLKDANCE SPECTACULAR !

A vibrant celebration of Polish dance, song and music presented by over 400 performers from across the UK and Ireland.

 The Federation of Polish Folklore Groups in Great Britain is proud to present the 10th Festival of Polish Folklore on the 25th anniversary of the first Festival held in the UK in Leamington Spa in 1993. You will be entertained by 14 song and dance ensembles from across the UK, including 1 ensemble from Ireland and a choir made up of singers from across the UK. They will be showcasing the broad range of national and regional folk songs and dances in the respective colourful traditional costumes.
Please note that both concerts have the same programme and running order.
Groups performing:
Echo Doliny – UK Choir
Karolinka – London
Karpaty – Southampton
Koniczyna – Dublin
Mazury – London
Mlody Las – Slough
Mlody Mazur – Huddersfield
Orleta – London
Polesie – Leicester
Polonez – Manchester
Tatry – London
Wiesniacy – Birmingham
Wiwat – Cambridge
Zywiec – London

Donated to 46 Bal Polski SIlent auction:

2 Exclusive VIP INVITATIONS
to the Festival Concert
Sunday 11th March at 3:30 p.m
VIP reception at the concert incl. drinks & snacks
2 specially reserved seats in VIP row
Bottle of champagne
2 Concert Programmes
2 Festival T shirts – choice of sizes
Total value of prize is in excess of £80

place your bids every penny of the winning bid will be donated to support MŁody Las Folklore song and dance group

read about Młody Las here

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Chrysalis. Polish Fashion Stories.

An anthology of Polish fashion from the 1930’s to the present day.

 

The Polish Cultural Institute in London Chrysalis, a limited edition art book, charting the history and evolution of fashion in Poland from the 1930s to the present day’s new crop of designers making waves on the Polish and international stages.

From Lola Prusac, who designed for Hermès in Paris between the wars, daringly introducing traditional Polish folk designs and creating Mondrian-inspired prints 30 years before Yves Saint-Laurent, to Kasia Skórzynska, a recent fashion graduate from Warsaw’s Katedra Mody who founded the already acclaimed and successful label k a a s k a s, Chrysalis will introduce the designers, photographers, models and fashion icons who shaped Polish fashion over the last 90 years. Beautifully designed by one of Poland’s most exciting artists, Tymek Borowski, and the first publication of its kind in the English language, Chrysalis is being launched alongside an accompanying website www.polishfashionstories.com, which will offer a constantly updated source of information about past and current trends in Polish fashion.

With the intriguing fashions of communist-era Poland currently experiencing something of a renaissance and undergoing a captivating reinterpretation, a new generation of Poles are now beginning to discover these jewels of Polish fashion, which Chrysalis finally offers to the English-speaking public and industry professionals.

The anthology is published by the Polish Cultural Institute in London and supported by Contemporary Lynx magazine and YES, one of Polandʼs best-known exclusive jewellery brands.

Visit www.polishfashionstories.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.

Dziękujemy Naszym Darczyńcom!

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Work Experience with Jo Sidhu QC

 

Instructed in serious criminal cases including fraud, homicide, terrorism, drugs, armed robbery, extradition, and in cases involving human rights issues.

Superlative: he punches way above his weight.

Legal 500

Publications

  • Cases that Changed our Lives – author of chapter on Legal Insanity. Foreword by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls. Butterworths (2010).
  • Twenty Eight Days – What’s the Verdict CLJW (2010), Vol 174, p103
  • The Criminal Case of Usman Saddique The Guardian.11/02/10
  • The Special Relationship CBQ March 2007. Issue 1, p6

Associated Work

  • Bencher at Lincoln’s Inn
  • President of the Society of Asian Lawyers 2013-2016
  • Vice-chair Equality & Diversity Committee of the Bar Council (member since 2003).
  • Qualified to undertake direct public access work.
  • Lead Advocacy Trainer with Lincoln’s Inn.
  • International Advocacy Trainer with the ATC
  • Pupil supervisor.
  • Regular broadcaster on TV and Radio on legal and political issues
  • Winner of the Asian Professional of the Year award (2016) and listed in GG2 Magazine as one of the top 101 most influential Asians in the UK

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Wadham College Law Society (since 2000).

Pre-Law Experience and Voluntary Work

  • Chair of School Governing Body (1997-2017).
  • Elected Councillor in London Borough of Ealing (1994-1998).
  • Member of Middlesex Area Probation Committee (1995-1998).
  • Tutor in Economics (P/T) (1989-91).
  • Senior Programme Researcher at the BBC (F/T) (1989).
  • Policy and Research Officer with London Borough of Ealing (F/T) (1988).
  • Caseworker with Southall Monitoring Project (P/T) (1986-1989).
  • Jury foreman in two trials (1984).

Languages

  • Punjabi
  • Hindi (working knowledge)

Education

  • BA (Hons) PPE – University of Oxford
  • MSc Politics of the World Economy – L.S.E.
  • CPE – The College of Law
  • BVC – Inns of Court School of Law

Come to 46 Bal Polski and bid for a week’s experience raising funds for our charities- Project Polonia and Polish Association of the Deaf, Opole Centre for Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Deaf and Hearing-impaired children.

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contact
Secretary 46 Bal Polski
info@balpolski.org.uk
to reserve your ticket!

Joanna Kajstura 75,000 Facebook followers can’t be wrong!

Caly ten burdel. Nieporadnik Fit Matki Wariatki by Joanna Kajstura – signed by the author

Joanna Kajsutra – Jest połączeniem walecznej żołnierz O’Neil, z filmu z Demi Moore, z Bridget Jones w umorusanej czekoladą wygniecionej piżamie – tak pisze o niej jedna z kobiet, która miała okazję ją bliżej poznać.

Fit Matka Wariatka mieszka w Pszczynie. Jej profil na Facebook’u polubiło już ponad 75 tys. osób! Nazywa się Joanna Kajstura, jest trenerką personalną i licencjonowaną instruktorką sportów siłowych w dziedzinie kulturystyki. W Pszczynie otworzyła jednoosobową siłownię, którą nazwała Kopalnią Odkrywkową. Być może dlatego, że odkrywa dla odwiedzających ją kobiet nowe życie i wydobywa z nich nowego ducha

„Cały ten burdel. Nieporadnik Fit Matki Wariatki” (Wydawnictwo Burda Publishing Polska) autorstwa Joanny Kajstura. Jak sama autorka mówi o książce: „Tę książkę napisałam dla Ciebie. Napisałam ją po to, abyś zrozumiała, że jesteś wyjątkowa, ze wszystkimi swoimi problemami, z dniami, które szarością zasnuwają Twe oczy, z niepewnością o to, co przyniesie kolejny dzień. Napisałam ją dla Ciebie, żebyś zdała sobie sprawę z tego, że jesteś ważna. Że, pomimo swojej zwyczajności i przeciętności, jesteś niezastąpiona. Napisałam ją dla Ciebie, żebyś zrozumiała, że bez Ciebie ten świat byłby smutny i niepełny. Napisałam ją dla Ciebie, abyś zrozumiała, że jesteśmy takie same. My, kobiety – niezmierzona siła. Napisałam ją także dla siebie, abym zrozumiała to wszystko, o czym piszę powyżej.”

Ambaras, kolory i pomidory. Szczere gadki Fit Matki Wariatki by Joanna Kajsutra – signed by the author

Bezkompromisowy poradnik skierowany do kobiet, przekonujący czytelniczki do okazywania sobie szacunku, życzliwości, pomocy i wspierania się. Książka w bardzo szczery i bezpośredni sposób obnaża relacje miedzy kobietami. Piętnuje okazywanie sobie wyższości, ośmieszanie, obgadywanie, wojny podjazdowe, donoszenie, bezpardonową walkę o stanowiska i wpływy, służbowe interesowne romanse.

DVD „Ewolucja” by Fit Matka Wariatka Joanna Kajstura

 

Autographed photograph of Łukasz Piszczek

Łukasz Piszczek  is a Polish footballer who plays for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Poland national team as a right-back, having previously played for Hertha BSC and Zagłębie Lubin.

Piszczek was born in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Bielsko, and raised in Goczałkowice-Zdrój. His father, the coach of the local football club, decided to bring him to one of the training sessions at the age of about 7–8. His brothers, Marek and Adam were also involved in football.

He has been capped over 50 times by Poland at international level from his debut in 2007, and was included in the nation’s squads for three UEFA European Championships.

 

Piszczek made his first appearance for the Poland national team in a friendly match against Estonia on 3 February 2007. On 6 June 2008, he was added to the Polish squad for UEFA Euro 2008 to replace the injured Jakub Błaszczykowski. He made one appearance, coming on a substitute against Germany, but was injured in the training session for the next match and took no further part in the tournament.[10]

On 29 July 2011, the Polish Football Association imposed a six-month suspension on Piszczek for participation in the fixing of a 2006 match against KS Cracovia match in which he did not play.[11] In September 2011, the suspension was cancelled.

Piszczek played in all three matches of Poland’s Euro 2012 campaign and had a solid performance in Poland’s opener against Greece.

Piszczek scored his first international goal against Ukraine on 22 March, which was quickly followed by his second four days later against San Marino.

Piszczek appeared in four out five matches of Poland’s Euro 2016 campaign. He earned his 50th cap for Poland against Portugal in Poland’s quarter-final defeat.

1sza i 1dyna AUTOBIOGRAFIA WIELKIEJ GWIAZDY ŚWIATOWEGO FUTBOLU Signed Kuba book and photos

PIERWSZA I JEDYNA AUTOBIOGRAFIA WIELKIEJ GWIAZDY ŚWIATOWEGO FUTBOLU!

z podpisem!

POLSKA EDYCJA
Wyczekiwana zarówno przez polskich, jak i niemieckich czytelników.
Obarczony brzemieniem niewyobrazalnej tragedii z dziecinstwa, dotad niechetnie i bardzo rzadko mówil o swojej przeszlosci. Teraz po raz pierwszy przerywa milczenie i w przejmujaco szczerych rozmowach opowiada dziennikarce Malgorzacie Domagalik o sobie, o trudnym dziecinstwie, o tragicznej smierci matki, o buncie dorastania i mozolnym pokonywaniu demonów z przeszlosci. Dzieli sie przemysleniami, jak radzic sobie z przeciwnosciami losu, pokonywaniem stereotypów, jak nie zgubic siebie w swiecie mediów oraz o blaskach i cieniach pilkarskiego zycia. W ksiazce o Blaszczykowskim mówia takze jego najblizsi, przyjaciele, pilkarze z BVB, trenerzy: Smuda, Fornalik, Nawalka, Beenhakker i Jürgen Klopp.

KUBA BIOGRAPHY SIGNED

Polish language

Jakub “Kuba” Błaszczykowski is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a winger for German club VfL Wolfsburg and the Poland national team. He started his professional football at Wisła Kraków establishing himself at a young age. In 2007, he joined Borussia Dortmund, where he spent the majority of his career, making over 250 appearances and winning two Bundesliga titles, two DFL-Supercups, and one DFB-Pokal.

Błaszczykowski was twice named Polish Footballer of the Year in 2008 and 2010.[2] With 97 appearances he is the third-most capped player for Poland, and captained them as they co-hosted UEFA Euro 2012, while also appearing at UEFA Euro 2016.

 

PLUS !!!

KUBA ZDĘJCIE x  2

Z PODPISEM!

Donated to 46 Bal Polski fundraising by a KUBA fan.

PZG Polish Association of the Deaf Centre Opole, Poland

SPECJALISTYCZNY OŚRODEK DIAGNOZY I REHABILITACJI
DZIECI I MŁODZIEŻY Z WADĄ SŁUCHU W OPOLU

Read about the charity fundraising click here.

to bid for these items come to 46 Bal Polski and get involved in our silent auction!

Tickets for 46 Bal Polski on sale now!

Dziękujemy Naszym Darńczyncom!

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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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