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.
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
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.
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
At 46 bal polski you could win a £60 voucher and enjoy an evening with The Italian Boys!
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Painted for and donated to 46 Bal Polski fundraising by the artist Sophie Pecko
Sophie Pecko was born in London of Polish descent. She has been passionately drawn to painting and drawing ever since she can remember and feels intensely about everything she creates. This, combined with a deep interest in people, makes her ideally suited to portraiture. Each portrait is unique, endeavoring to catch the individuality of the sitter. It is very important for her to create a portrait that will please both herself and the client. Her work hangs in many private collections and two of her portraits recently featured in BBC2’s Newsnight programme.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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