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Many thanks to all of our generous donors at the 45 Bal Polski.

£20 a ticket, our luxury prizes ranged from bottles of champagne, gift bottles of spirits, unique signed gifts and books, vouchers for events, meals and beauty treatments.


All of our fundraising prizes were been donated and every penny raised went directly to our chosen charities through Bal Polski CIC. Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers who on the  night of the 45 Bal Polski gala ball helped sell the tickets and organise the prizes.










Read about the amazing prizes sourced by our 46 Bal Polski Organising Committee and generously donated by Bal Polski supporters. Follow our BLOG posts and FACEBOOK news posts on Bal Polski UK!

At the 46 Bal Polski Bring cash or card and look for the stand in the champagne reception. Have fun, help raise funds for charity and win a luxury prize – every ticket is a winner!




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Many Thanks to our generous donors for these luxury prizes:

A complete skin care package designed by Dr Gabriela – Harley Street Clinic, London

The innovative award-winning Advanced Molecular skin care: Dr.Gabriela

Moonlight Dust Molecular cleanser

Moonlight Dust Molecular Day Cream

Moonlight Dust Night Booster Cream

Magic rain Hydramist

Award-winning rejuvenating hand cream

Kissy Lips nourishing lip balm

“I believe that I used all my extensive medical experience to design my own skin care brand. It’s the best product for skin hydration and rejuvenation.”

Plus a course of 6 treatments of Medical Microdermabrasion.

Total Value £1,500 Donated by Dr Gabriela Mercik


Family ticket to Beaulieu

National Motor Museum Top Gear

Palace, House and Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey

Unlimited rides on Monorail and Veteran Bus

Beaulieu is an award-winning day out with something for everyone. One family ticket includes access to all these stunning attractions! Which will you visit first?

Donated by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu


 1 x Vampire facelift treatment

The Vampire facelift offers a way of both restoring shape, and improving tone and texture, as well as literally rejuvenating new and younger tissue!

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 and patient care in a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment..

Donated by My Medic Dental and Medical Centre, Aesthetic Medicine


A private tour for two of the Tate Modern gallery

Our Tate Guides take two people on a tour of your choice of our permanent collection

Donated by: Private Personal Donation


A year’s membership of the Chopin Society

The Chopin Society (London) was founded in 1971 by Lucie Światek to celebrate the genius of Fryderyk Chopin and increase the knowledge and appreciation of his music. We present distinguished international artists and outstanding young performers in monthly recitals, which always include works by Chopin and often those of other composers. We also offer occasional talks and lecture-recitals by leading Chopin experts.

Donated by: Private Personal Donation

U’luvka Vodka Magnum FLP and 6 shot glasses Gift Set, “Friendship Love and Pleasure”

The Vodka Gift Set is a magnum of vodka in the stunning U’luvka bottle design with 6 U’Luvka vodka designer legless shot glasses.

Donated by U’Luvka Vodka UK

Sapphire Blue Vase

This 25cm block-shaped vase has been inspired by architectural structures. Sapphire blue glass is encased in thick clear walls and heavy base. The minimal silhouette beautifully frames stems and contrasts with informal arrangements.

Country of Origin: Poland.

Donated By LSA International


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Many thanks to our generous donors and bidders on the night!

Wilno – a City Stroll

A one day guided tour for 2-4 people around the historic city of Wilno,
in the company of renowned Wilno resident and history enthusiast, Paweł Czetrykowski.
Valid in 2017

Afternoon Tea with the Polish Ambassador

His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Dr Arkady Rzegocki is delighted to invite two guests for an afternoon tea to be held at the Polish Embassy


Beautiful Lady Ceramic Jardiniere

by the renowned ceramicist Mrs Elżbieta Stanhope

Inspired by a wide range of art from the past, from Italian majolicas and Renaissance terracotta busts to the oriental nature paintings of China, Korea and Japan, http://www.elzbietastanhope.com


2 tickets to Goran Bregović and Bijelo Dugme concert

February 23rd 2017, at Apollo Hammersmith

Donated by Premier PR


2 Tickets to a guided tour of the London home of the composer George Frederic Handel

His home for 36 years until his death in 1759. The tour is followed by a one hour concert of a selection of his music on the Harpischord. Thursday 16th March.


Polish Supper – 2 courses for up to 10 people in your home with Bogna Maramaros.

All proceeds of this lot went to Zjednoczenie Polskie w Wielkiej Brytanii CIO



Obudź w Sobie Wojownika” – signed book by Konrad Gaca

Konrad Gaca’s latest motivational guidebook. Konrad Gaca is a nutritionist leading Poland’s new wave of health, fitness and personal motivation experts. Wake up the Warrior in You,

signed and dedicated by the author


Have A Pierogi Party!

A two course meal cooked at your home for up to 10 people with Bogna Maramaros. Diners can be invited to help make some pierogi if requested.

All proceeds of this lot went to Zjednoczenie Polskie w Wielkiej Brytanii CIO


A bottle of Soplica Staropolska

All proceeds of this lot went to Zjednoczenie Polskie w Wielkiej Brytanii CIO


LSA – Whisky Islay Set

Designed for the discerning whisky drinker, this set combines a selection of the principal items needed for a whisky bar.

All proceeds from this lot will be for the “Fundacja Ex Animo im. Marii Sapiehy”.

Framed volleyball shirt Signed by Stéphane Antiga, former National Head Coach, Poland

Antiga was awarded the title of Coach of the year 2014 ex-aequo with Łukasz Kruczek. Donated to the school in Laski as a prize for the Ball, this shirt is professionally framed.

Malgorzata Lapska-Malawska – “Water Children”

50x70cm, oil on linen canvas, “Lost Identity” series

Malgorzata Lapska-Malawska is a Polish artist based in London. A multimedia artist influenced by ‘The Polish School of Posters’ and Japanese aesthetics. http://www.malawska.com/


Małgorzata Maćkowiak – ‘Ballerina 7’

oil on canvas, 70x100cm

A pretty painting of a classical ballerina from this highly distinguished Cracovian artist.


Krystyna Głowniak – “Port”

tempera 40x30cm

A Lublin painter and member of ZPAP and Kazimierska Konfraternia and Art. Her works are found in international private and public collections



Anna Głowniak-Lipa – “Ulice Lublina”

“Ulice Lublina” (Streets of Lublin) watercolour 40x30cm

Głowniak-Lipa is a passionate watercolourist and graduate of Department of Art of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin



4 lots Zygmunt Kłosowski – “Zakopane” series

40x55cm, oil on linen canvas

A Zakopiańczyk who portrays his beloved landcapes.



Henryk Włoch – “Pejzaż” (Landscape)

oil on canvas, 61×92 cm

Using an impasto technique, Henryk Włoch specialises in landscapes, flowers and still life. An internationally successful artist popular in France, the USA, Ukraine, Holland, Mexico, England and Cyprus.


Józef Podkanowicz – Tatry painting

Tatrzański Pejzaż z Doliny Pięciu Stawów, 60x70cm

(A Tatry landscape – Valley of the Five Lakes).


Magda Kozarzewska – ”Wedding Party”

acrylic on canvas, 50×76 cm

Magda Kozarzewska was born and educated in Warsaw and studied at Chelsea School of Art and The Slade School of Fine Art. Her work is in many collections in Europe, the USA, Canada, South Africa and the UK.


Agnieszka Parys-Kozak – ceramic tea cup with saucer

Agnieszka Parys-Kozak, a ceramicist from Kazimierz Dolny, has donated this ceramic cup and saucer with beautiful decoration.


Łowiczanka Restaurant vouchers

2 x £25 vouchers to Łowiczanka

The “Łowiczanka” Restaurant on the first floor of POSK serves a wide range of Polish cuisine. www.posk.org/

Weekend in IBB Grand Hotel Lublinianka 4*

3 lots – vouchers for two people, for a weekend stay at the Grand Hotel Lublinianka 4* with breakfast.

IBB Grand Hotel Lublinianka is a Belle-Epoque, over 100 years old, beautifully renovated building in the heart of Lublin. Breakfast and use of sauna and turkish bath in Shirin Spa.


Demosystem Lublin- Bożena Lisowska

A luxury tablecloth.

Weekend in GACA Fit Hotel in Kazimierz Dolny

Weekend for two in Comfort Room, Full Board

This health centre is set in a beautiful, natural space, a calm and relaxing environment. You will benefit from four nutritious meals a day. Included is use of the recreational zone: library, pool table, gym and the Wellness Area saunas and jacuzzi. http://www.kazimierzdolny.pl/hotele_spa/142714/

Raw cake from Raw Viva

Full cake of choice

100% raw organic ingredients free from wheat, gluten, dairy, refined sugar… and guilt – as beautiful on the outside as on the inside! Healthy life = Happy Life. Choice of 4 flavours. www.instagram.com/rawviva.life/

Interview Skills Coaching – One Day Course

This is a day of interview and communication coaching for your 16–18 year old, in your home. Empower your child to take charge and perform their best for their 6th Form or university interview. Valid until June 2017



Glass sculpture

Elegant, hand-crafted contemporary glass art.

Donated by Stroke Association

A Homeland Denied: In the Footsteps of a Polish POW

A book by Irena Kossakowska. Signed and dedicated by the author.

Waclaw Kossakowski’s life was changed forever on 1st September 1939. His story demands to be told and ensures that many other unrecognised Poles will not be forgotten.


Toń, a book by Anya Lipska


A naked girl has washed up on the banks of the River Thames. Who is she – and why did she die?

Signed and dedicated by the author


Dinner at DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside

A 3 course dinner for two, including a bottle of house wine in Columbia Restaurant. Voucher valid till 30th June 2017.



2017 Calendar signed by Kuba Błaszczykowski

Presented by Fundacja Ludzki Gest

Błaszczykowski was twice named Polish Footballer of the Year in 2008 and 2010.With 84 appearances he is Poland’s seventh-most capped player, and captain at Euro 2012.

Shooting Lesson for two

Shooting lessons at the London Shooting Club

Donated by Mr Krzysztof Grzelczyk – Radca/Konsul Generalny RP

Kukla Jewellery by Ula Jarosz

A beautiful pearl necklace in a presentation case.

“At the end of the tail” 100x70cm olej na plotnie

Joanna Ciechanowska MA

A graduate of Academy of Fine Arts – ASP, Poland. Joanna Ciechanowska is now director of POSK gallery and exhibits internationally including at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London – Summer Exhibition 2012


Elvira Olbrich-kurator i wicedyrektor Galerii w POSKu.

Viola Tycz – “For Dorian Grey I” – acrylic on board, 100 x 60cm 
Viola Tycz, “For Dorian Grey II” – acrylic on canvas, 100 x 60cm 

A modern artwork inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Viola Tycz is a Wrocław multimedia artist and graphic designer. She was voted Artist of the Year 2006 by ARTEON art magazine’s readers.


Sylwester Stabryla –  “Leniwe“ (Idle) , oil on canvas, 70x140cm 

A multimedia artist, a rising star, whose work has been auctioned at Christie’s, London as well as Desa Unicum in Warsaw. A Grand Prix medal winner “Materia Medicinalis, Materia Artificialis” and has exhibited at “Międzynarodowe Triennale Malarstwa Srebrny Czworokąt” and “Festiwal Polskiego Malarstwa Współczesnego”.


Ceramics made by the pupils of Laski

Made in Laski. Ceramic ornaments made by students of Laski. Blind and visually impaired children have worked with their teachers to create beautiful ceramic artwork for fundraising at the 45th Bal Polski. Each piece is handmade and unique.


Lot 1 Star Shaped Tealight dish

Lots 2-4 Angel

These angels have been made as a simple decorative object. Each piece is handmade and unique.

Lots 5-8 Hanging Angel

This angel has been made with a hanger as part of the design.

Lots 9-13 Christmas tree

This glazed choinka (Christmas tree) includes a ceramic dish for a tealight to light up your Christmas table.

Lot 14 Decorated Platter

A ceramic glazed and decorated platter made by students of Laski – Made in Laski.

Private Dance Lessons with Orlęta

Orlęta is a Polish Folk Song & Dance group based in London, they also perform across the UK and abroad. Laura Klimas Sawyer – Instructor and Stylist, inspirational and motivational manager. All proceeds from this lot will be for the Orleta Polish Folk Song & Dance group http://www.orleta.co.uk

A framed cartoon of General Tadeusz Kościusko

A modern cartoon of Poland’s hero by this talented artist.

Signed by the Artist

Magan Galeria – Andrzej Pacak

Elegant necklace and earrings, set with blue and white zirconium stones.








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An official “Pióro Polskie’ commemorative fountain pen engraved with the signature of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda. Presented in a lacquered wood case. Donated by the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland.


Euro 2016 Kuba Błaszczykowski football shirt. Signed by the entire Poland Team

Donated by Kuba Błaszczykowski for the 45th Bal Polski


A luxury weekend in the historic Hotel Bristol, Warsaw. Opened in 1901, the Hotel Bristol was founded by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, the famous pianist and politician, and is one of Warsaw’s most remarkable landmarks, blending together history and contemporary luxury. It is situated on the historic Royal Route, next to the Presidential Palace and a short walk from the Old Town, the Royal Castle, and Polish National Opera.

The Hotel Bristol boasts a majestic neo-renaissance façade and romantic interiors characterised by Art Deco elegance. Your stay includes use of the Bristol spa, which combines a scenic relaxation area, indoor pool, gym, sauna, and steam room.


A 1932 Portrait of Józef Piłsudski measuring 22x22cm.

A beautiful pencil study of Józef Piłsudski donated by Pani Pasche, art dealer from Lublin, Poland http://antykiap.pl

Józef Klemens Piłsudski was a leading Polish statesman, socialist politician, freedom fighter and soldier. He commanded the Polish Legions during the First World War, and served as the first Chief of State (1918–1922), Marshal (from 1920 onward), Prime Minister (1926–1928, 1930), and leader of the Second Polish Republic (1926–1935).
Born 5 December 1867 in Zułowo, Russian Empire (today in Lithuania)
Died 12 May 1935 in Warsaw, Poland


A portrait sitting by the renowned artist Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton

Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton is internationally famous thanks to her great skill in the art of portraiture. What do the Queen Mother, Pope John Paul II and the Maharajah of Jodhpur all have in common? They have all been painted by Basia Hamilton.



Olga Pelipas “Autumn”

Olga Pelipas was born in Crimea) in 1988. She graduated from the Crimean Art College in 2007 and studied at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts from 2007 to 2013. In her paintings she seeks to develop a theme of female beauty and harmony of nature and as a symbol of the holy mystery of life. She works in the technique of acrylic and oil paintings with different textures.



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