Join us at this gala Ball celebrating the achievements of Poles in the UK and fundraising for good charitable causes
BAL POLSKI, FORMERLY THE POLISH ÉMIGRÉ BALL, HAS GROWN BOTH IN STRENGTH AND POPULARITY AND REMAINS ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS SOCIO-CULTURAL EVENTS IN THE POLISH COMMUNITY.
Organised and staged entirely by volunteers: the 47 Bal Polski Organising Committee, Mazury Polish Folk Dance Troupe, and Bal Polski volunteer guests’ helpers. All fundraising activities and prizes have been generously donated so that every penny goes to our nominated charities. The costs of staging the 47 Bal Polski are supplemented by our Sponsors.
In these turbulent times, the Polish Ball has an important role – a unifying community event that celebrates the achievements of the Polish British Community in the UK.
47 BAL POLSKI UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF
The Ball takes place under the patronage and in the Presence of His Royal Highness Duke of Kent
His Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Court of St. James’s Professor Arkady Rzegocki.
This glittering event is held in London’s Hurlingham Private members’ Club and aims to combine a glamorous social occasion with raising funds for selected Polish and Anglo – Polish charities.
Our Hosts – Dorota i Rafał Królikowscy
Our hosts at 47 Bal Polski are Dorota i Rafał Królikowski
Rafal Królikowski was born on December 27, 1966 in Zdunska Wola, Lódzkie, Poland. He is an actor, known for Pól serio (2000), The Revenge (2002) and The Hexer (2001). He is married to Mirska, Dorota Mirska Krolikowska.
47 BAL POLSKI 2019 Celebrating:
200th Anniversary of birth of Stanisława Moniuszko
Polish composer, conductor and teacher. He wrote many popular art songs and operas, and his music is filled with patriotic folk themes of the peoples of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
He is generally referred to as „the father of Polish national opera”.
47 BAL POLSKI
2nd FEBRUARY 2019
The hurlingham club
London, SW6 3PR
Tables are on sale in rounds of 10 at £1,900
or £190 per person
Your ticket includes:
A glass of champagne at the Champagne Reception
3 course meal, coffee, petit fours
Half a bottle of wine per person
Polonaise and Polish Song and Dance Folk Show – Mazury Dance Troupe
Dancing until 2 am
A strict dress code applies details and ticket terms and conditions can be found at this link or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FUNDRAISING AT 47 BAL POLSKI – GET INVOLVED! HAVE FUN!
All of our fundraising prizes have been donated and every penny raised goes directly to our chosen charities through Bal Polski CIC. On the night of the gala ball volunteers will help to sell the tickets and organise the prizes. Read about the amazing prizes sourced by our Organising Committee and generously donated by Bal Polski supporters, follow our blog posts click here or on Facebook balpolskiuk and Twitter @BalPolskiUK!
Lucky Dip | Drzewko Szczęścia
£20 a ticket, our luxury prizes range from bottles of champagne, bottles of spirits, unique signed gifts, vouchers for events, meals and beauty treatments.
Bring cash or card and look for the stand at the champagne reception.
Have fun, help raise funds for charity and win a luxury prize. Every ticket is a winner!
Centenary Grand Draw | Loteria
During the champagne reception and at dinner our Bal Polski volunteers will be selling tickets for the Centenary Grand Draw / Loteria. For just £10 a ticket or 6 tickets for £50 you are in with a chance of winning a luxury prize in the Centenary Grand Draw / Loteria.
Our 45 Bal Polski prizes included a weekend break at Hotel Bristol in Warszawa, a magnum of U’luvka vodka and crystal glasses in a presentation case, and Dr Gabriela Mercik beauty products and treatments with a value of £1,500.
Silent Auction | Cicha Aukcja
Browse, select and BID! The silent auction begins during the champagne reception
On the night, join in the fun of silent bidding.
Prizes at 45 Bal Polski ranged from a private session at a shooting range with the Polish Consul, to a unique work of art.
Watch on screens around the ballroom how your bid is doing – start from low reserve prices but bid high enough to beat auction snipers, and make sure your final bid has been registered by the computer before the midnight deadline!
Silent Auction computers will stop registering bids and will close at midnight. Payments can be made by card and PIN.
Live Auction | AUKCJA led by Hugh Edmeades, International Auctioneer
Join in the fun and the theatre with Hugh Edmeades, our internationally renowned auctioneer.
Thanks to the hard work of the Organising Committee and the generosity of our donors the stakes are always high at the Grand Auction.
At 45 Bal Polski, the five unique one-of-a-kind lots raised £10,000 for the children at Laski. Many thanks!
The Live Auction kicks off after starters have been cleared and before the main course is served.
Souvenir Gala Photography | Pamiątkowa fotografia
Bal Polski charities benefit from your memories; our professional photographers make a donation from every commemorative photograph sold.
Professional photographers are at hand in the Silver Gallery to take a portrait photograph when you arrive. These are printed and mounted, and ready for purchase after dessert is served.
Group table photographs taken by professional photographers are a wonderful souvenir. Pay at the event and the mounted colour photographs will be sent in the post a few days later to your given address.
Payments on the night: cash or card and PIN
All fundraising proceeds will be donated to The Polish Association of the Deaf, Opole Centre for Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Deaf and Hearing-impaired children and Projekt Polonia- Mind Mental Health UK
47 BAL POLSKI CHARITIES FOR 2019 FUNDRAISING
47 BAL POLSKI CHARITIES FOR 2018 FUNDRAISING
Przybysławice Village Residential Children’s Home , Przybysławice, Poland
Currently renovating and refurbishing urgently needed new premises, accomodation will improve bathroom facilities for the children.
More information can be found here.
REDUCING INFORMATION INEQUALITY 2019 – Family childcare information VIDEOs
This year Projekt Polonia, an activity of Bal Polski CIC, now in its fourth year, builds on Bal Polski’s previous work with Alzheimer’s Society and Stroke Association. Translation into Polish, online family childcare information online videos.
Projekt Polonia is an endeavour of the Polish community in the UK to make a difference: raising the awareness of information and expertise made available by UK charities, to support Polish speakers whose families and loved ones may be affected, and give them the tools and knowledge that until now has only been accessible to those with a good command of English.
ENTERTAINMENT AT 47 BAL POLSKI
MAZURY POLISH FOLKLORE SONG AND DANCE GROUP
Read more about Mazury here.
DANCE UNTIL 2AM TO THE SOUNDS OF
THE LONDON SWING ORCHESTRA
We look forward to welcoming you at 47 Bal Polski!
46 BAL POLSKI ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Bal Polski is organised and staged by colunteers from the Polish community in the UK who donate their time and professional expertise to make this night a wonderful celebration and to raise funds for charitable causes.
Marzena Konarzewska | email@example.com
Honorary Committee Member:
Mrs Jolanta Rzegocka
Ewa Cross | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorota Sztorc | email@example.com
Jolanta Piesakowska Jackson
Bal Polski CIC
The annual Bal Polski Charity Ball is an activity of Bal Polski CIC and is insured and underwritten by Bal Polski CIC, a community interest company. Directors are drawn from the 47 Bal Polski Organising Committee.
Bal Polski CIC is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England and Wales No 10030373. Registered as a Community Interest Company. A member organisation of The Federation of Poles in Great Britain CIO.
To purchase tickets for the spectacular 47 Bal Polski please contact
EWA CROSS or DOROTA SZTORC
Or call Ewa Cross on 07464753697