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September 2019
£20
  • Michal Urbaniak’s Urbanator

    The Hideaway

  • September 14 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 2 Empire Mews​, London, SW16 2BF
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    Polish jazz legend at the Hideaway, London Saturday 14 September, 7.00 PM 2 Empire Mews​ Stanthorpe Road​ Streatham London​ SW16 2BF BOOK NOW   The Polish violinist and composer Michal Urbaniak has recorded and toured with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis (featuring on the album ‘Tutu’) Billy Cobham, Urszula Dudziak, George Benson and Quincy Jones. This September Michal brings his band Urbanator to Hideaway for his first London show in five years! During 1975 – 1989, Urbaniak ran Michal Urbaniak…

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£12/£8
  • UK premiere as a part of Open City Documentary Festival: “MS Slavic 7” (Bohdanowicz & Campbell)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • September 9 9:10 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell’s distinctive hybrid follows a young woman on a research trip to Harvard University Archives, where the letters of her great-grandmother—the renowned Polish poet, Zofia Bohdanowiczowa—are held. What begins as a purely scholarly endeavour soon sees simmering tensions bubbling to the surface. Familial resentments, intellectual disagreements, and matters of the heart all enter the fray, each punctuated by moments of bone-dry humour. Part of an ongoing series of collaborations between its co-directors, MS Slavic 7 is an elegant…

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August 2019
£10/8 (conc.)
  • Theatre: Sh*t Happens at Camden Fringe

    Camden People’s Theatre

  • August 14 7:15 PM to August 18 9:00 PM
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  • 58-60 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2PY
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    Sh*t Happens Performance by Patrycja Dynowska at Camden Fringe Wednesday 14 August – Sunday 18 August 2019, 7.15 PM (5.30 PM on Sunday) Camden People’s Theatre 58-60 Hampstead Road London NW1 2PY BOOK NOW Sh*t Happens is a multidisciplinary performance exploring the taboos and challenges of living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, drawing on personal experience of one of the more than 300,000 people currently affected in the UK. The performance deals with the awkward and often embarrassing subject in a…

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July 2019
£7.50/£9.50
  • Birdy at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2019

    Club Theatre, Rada Studios

  • July 28 8:15 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7E
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    An opera about obsessive fantasies, based on William Wharton’s debut novel. Al grew up with Birdy in a working-class neighbourhood. Al watches his best friend after the war as PTSD traps Birdy inside his own mind. His magical mind means that his fantasies become his reality. Flashback sequences of their youth help Birdy get back to reality, reveal his mysterious mind, and explore his fascination with all types of birds. Told through vocal lines based on canary song, and virtuosic…

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£7
  • Tropical Music Night with a Polish Twist

    The Jago

  • July 19 9:00 PM
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  • 1 Richmond Road, London, E8 4AA
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    Rhythm Passport and University of Tropical Sound at the Jago in Dalston Friday 19 July 2019, 9.00 pm The Jago 1 Richmond Road London E8 4AA BOOK NOW  Take a walk on the tropical side! Join Rhythm Passport and University of Tropical Sound at the Jago in Dalston for a night of tropical bass, Afro-Latin beats and global sounds with a Polish twist. From 9pm to 3.30am, get ready to dance till exhaustion, as you indulge in feel-good vibes from all over the world.…

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£18-£40
  • Silesian String Quartet

    Wigmore Hall

  • July 12 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP
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    Music of Szymanowski, Bacewicz, Stravinsky and Schumann at Wigmore Hall Friday 12 July 2019, 7.00 pm Wigmore Hall 36 Wigmore Street London W1U 2BP BOOK NOW    The members of the Silesian String Quartet are graduates of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and have premièred more than 100 works, many of them Polish. Here they champion Szymanowski’s partly folk-influenced Second Quartet (1927) and Grażyna Bacewicz’s neoclassical Fourth (1942). Programme: Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) String Quartet No. 2 Op.…

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Free
  • ‘Homage to the Square II’ at POSK

    Polish Jazz Cafe, POSK

  • July 6 10:00 AM to July 19 6:00 PM
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  • 238-246 Kings St , London, W6 ORF
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    Exibition of paintings by Paweł Wąsowski Saturday 6 – Friday 19 July 2019 POSK Gallery 238-246 King Street London, W6 0RF   FREE   The square is a frequent compositional form in a variety of media. Its brilliance is most felt in the balance and symmetrical dissection of the field. Clearly, over time, a square has been used as a basic form in the art of many a genius, including Malevich, Mondrian and a number of others.   Key to…

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£10
  • Opera Makers presented by Guildhall School

    Milton Court Concert Hall Guildhall School of Music & Drama

  • July 3 7:00 PM to July 8 9:00 PM
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  • 1 Milton St. EC2Y 9BH
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    Short operas performance including librettist Monika Dalach Wednesday 3 July – Monday 8 July 2019 Milton Court Studio Theatre Milton Court Silk St London EC2Y 9BH BOOK NOW Guildhall School composers, librettists and musicians present three brand-new short operas: Blind, Genizah and Grace. Performed by singers and repetiteurs from the first year of the Guildhall Opera Course, Opera Makers features new music written by composers and librettists on Guildhall’s MA in Opera Making & Writing: an innovative programme delivered in association with the Royal…

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£5/£7
  • ‘The Volunteer: the True History of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz’

    Waterstones Hampstead

  • July 3 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 68-69 Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QP
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    An evening with the author – Jack Fairweather   Wednesday 3 July 2019, 6.30 pm £7 or £5 for Waterstones Plus Card holders Waterstones Hampstead, 68-69 Hampstead High Street London, NW3 1QP Ticket price includes a glass of wine upon arrival. Please book tickets in store or via link below. BOOK NOW We would like to invite you for an evening with Jack Fairweather, author of the upcoming book, The Volunteer: The True History of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz.…

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£12
  • Music: Dagadana at Green Note Cafe

    Green Note Bar

  • July 2 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 106 Parkway NW1 6AN
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    DAGADANA are a group of outstanding musicians from Poland and Ukraine triumphantly merging elements of Polish and Ukrainian culture through jazz, folk, electronic and world music. It all started with a jazz workshop in Kracow, where a mutual love for music become the spark that ignited a great friendship and lead to the formation of the band. Poland and Ukraine are neighbouring countries, both of Slavic origins, with similar languages and customs. When exploring these roots in search for musical…

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June 2019
£17.50 / Concession £13.50 / 16-25years £10.00
  • Oysland at Tara Theatre

    Tara Arts Centre

  • June 28 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • Earlsfield, London, SW18 4ES
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    Oysland celebrate the influence other cultures have had on the secular Ashkenazi musical tradition. They reimagine music from times past, exploring the connections between Klezmer and other co-territorial traditions. Drawing on the Polish and Slovakian roots of its band members, they delve into century-old lullabies, exuberant wedding dances and peculiar hay-making stories. WHY? Winners of the World Music Network Battle of the Bands 2017 Tickets: £17.50 / Concession £13.50 / 16-25years £10.00

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£17/£8.50
  • Step Change Studios returns to Sadler’s Wells

    Lilian Baylis Studio

  • June 27 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R
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    Thursday 27 June 2019, 7.30pm Lilian Baylis Studio Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R BOOK NOW Fairy Tales showcases solo, duet and group numbers interpreting the universal themes of childhood tales through ballroom and Latin-inspired dance. The production challenges the boundaries of dance and the dancer, drawing on the artists’ backgrounds to create original pieces. Step Change Studios founder and producer of Fairy Tales Rashmi Becker said: “Last year I had the privilege of presenting the UK’s first inclusive ballroom-inspired show Fusion…

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£12-£15
  • Shakespeare and Poland

    The Globe

  • June 26 7:00 PM to July 6 10:00 PM
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  • 21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT
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    at the Globe Wednesday 26 June – Sunday 6 July 2019 21 New Globe Walk Bankside London SE1 9DT   Shakespeare and Poland celebrates Poland’s particular affinity and fascination with Shakespeare’s plays. The two-week festival embraces live theatre, film, illustration, music and song. It includes a visit from the remarkable Song of the Goat Theatre Company with a rare opportunity to see their Songs of Lear.   The festival also marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the extraordinary…

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£10
  • WESELE / WEDDING A one-woman participatory cabaret

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • June 7 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    Preceded by Seminar Talk, part of UCL Festival of Culture. Friday, 7 June 2019 Seminar: 6.30pm Show: 7.30pm Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA BOOK NOW Wesele / Wedding written and performed by Margot Przymierska, developed with and directed by Patrizia Paolini is a participatory cabaret extravaganza rooted in the European tradition of absurdist political comedy with a Polish-English love story at heart. It’s the last Polish-English wedding before the Brexit-imposed borders close around the UK, sealing…

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£20/£10 + booking fee
  • Spectacle ‘They’ by Stanislaw Witkiewicz: a dark comedy in London

    Theatro Technis

  • June 3 7:30 PM to June 8 9:00 PM
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  • 26 Crowndale Road NW1 1 TT;
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    3-8 June, 7.30pm Theatro Technis 26 Crowndale Road, London, NW1 1 TT BOOK NOW They (Oni), was written in 1920 by the iconic Polish playwright S.I. Witkiewicz as a response to the convulsions of the Bolshevik Revolution and the first World War. It is an early absurdist dark comedy in which a secret government is attempting to bring about the death of art in order to easier control the people.We believe this play to be of particular interest to lovers…

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£10 on the door. Advance £8. Students £5
  • Tomasz Zyrmont Trio feat. Sean Kha concert

    Polish Jazz Cafe, POSK

  • June 1 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 238-246 Kings St , London, W6 ORF
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    at Jazz Cafe POSK Saturday 1 June 2019, 7.30pm Jazz Cafe POSK 238-246 King St, London, W6 0RF BOOK NOW The Tomasz Zyrmont Trio was founded in London in 2011. Same year they were invited to perform at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, for the closing reception of London’s Polish Presidency of the Council of EU. They also participated in other London’s events such as: Polish Music Week 2013 (Yamaha Music London), POSK’s 50th Anniversary at Jazz Cafe…

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May 2019
£29.50-£14.50
  • Polish female composer Grażyna Bacewicz at Kings Place

    King's Place

  • May 23 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
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    Southbank Sinfonia will play Bacewicz, Górecki and Lutoslawski 23 May 2019, 7.30pm Kings Place 90 York Way London N1 9AG BOOK NOW A force of nature, Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz wrote seven violin concertos, eight quartets and four symphonies. ‘I run, not walk,’ she said. ‘I speak fast, even my pulse beats faster than normal.’ Lutosławski said, ‘She was born with an incredible wealth of musical talent, an almost fanatical zeal and unwavering faith in her mission.’ Asked if her…

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  • Into the Forest – Writing ‘Kozlowski’

    Ognisko Polskie

  • May 17 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW72PN
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    Author Jane Rogoyska in conversation with writer and journalist Boyd Tonkin Friday 17 May, 7pm for 7.30pm Ognisko Polskie – The Polish Hearth Club 55 Princes Gate South Kensington London SW7 2PN Tickets tbc In this heartbreaking novel, Jane Rogoyska writes with tragic power about one of the last century’s foulest crimes – Stalin’s mass murder of his Polish prisoners in 1940. – Neal Ascherson From acclaimed biographer and filmmaker Jane Rogoyska, Kozłowski: a new novel that explores the tragedy…

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FREE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL
  • Taste Art! A Multi-sensory Evening of Eastern European Gems

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • May 16 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    an evening of immersive art and music Thursday 16 May 2019, 7-9pm Romanian Cultural Institute 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH FREE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL Join a sensational evening of immersive art and music to celebrate Contemporary Lynx Magazine’s latest issue. The event brings together Romanian performance artist Alex Mirutziu and Polish visual artist Piotr Krzymowski, who will be presenting their latest projects. The evening will be rounded off with a live DJ set offered by Adrian Magrys of Lanquidity Records,…

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Adv £12 / Door £15
  • Butoh Techno spectacle on UK tour

    IKLECTIK

  • May 15 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG
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    traditional Japanese dance + free improvised music + live visuals  Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 8.00 pm The Rose Hill 70-71 Rosehill Terrace Brighton, BN1 4JJ BOOK NOW Wednesday 15 May 2019, 8.00 pm IKLECTIK Old Paradise Yard20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE17LGADV BOOK NOW Thursday 16 May 2019, 7.30 pm FUSE Art Space 5-7 Rawson PlaceBradford, BD1 3QQADV BOOK NOW Formed three years ago out of a collaboration between the Poland based Shepherds of Cats and Japanese pianist and vocalist Aya…

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£5
  • Flow and Nina Anto

    The Fiddler's Elbow

  • May 15 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 1 Malden Rd, London, NW5 3HS
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    Polish singer-songwriters bound onto the London scene Wednesday 15th of May 2019, 7.30pm The Fiddler’s Elbow1 Malden Rd, London NW5 3HS Tickets: £5 available on the door FLOW Flow is an artist from Warsaw, who uniquely combines dirty street poetry and delicate feminine sensuality. Her first record, with the Blow’s project “If you feel …”, achieved spectacular success in Poland. Currently, it is considered one of the most iconic and precursory in the genre of urban music. Flow was twice…

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£16.58 – £27.24
  • Stanisław Moniuszko’s 200th Birthday

    POSK

  • May 4 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 238-246 Kings St W6 ORF
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    Gala Evening of Music in POSK Opera Saturday 4 May, 7:30pm Polish Social and Cultural Association – POSK 238-246 King St, Hammersmith London W6 0RF Tickets: £16.58 – £27.24 Book via eventbrite As part of this year’s Polish Heritage Days celebrations, POSK Opera invites you to a feast of beautiful music performed by superb Polish and British artists under the leadership of Stephen Ellery, conductor and musical director. Inspired by Stephen’s enthusiasm, POSK Opera have made it their mission to…

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£18-£40
  • Piotr Anderszewski piano concert at Wigmore Hall

    Wigmore Hall

  • May 3 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP
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    celebrating pianist’s 50th Birthday Friday, 3 May 2019 7:00pm Wigomore Hall 36 Wigmore St, London W1U 2BP BOOK NOW A celebratory event for the popular Polish pianist who turns 50 this year and who made his Wigmore debut nearly 30 years ago. His own recording of Beethoven’s mighty set of variations won various prizes while his long relationship with the piece has been chronicled in a film by Bruno Monsaingeon.

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April 2019
Free
  • Polish visual artist Piotr Lakomy exhibition in London

    The Sunday Painter

  • April 28 10:00 AM to June 8 5:00 PM
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  • 117-119 South Lambeth Road SW8 1XA
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    titled One Foot Bone Box 26 April – 8 June 2019 The Sunday Painter 17-119 S Lambeth Rd, London SW8 1XA In the morning I wake up hearing pounding coming from behind the window. It grows.Normal: a bum takes the find. I approach the window. A yellow container, eight, maybe ten, two strollers, couple of already familiar faces. A few larger ones, as if too large. One is frightening: tall, hunched, with a pronounced eyebrow, prominent cheekbones, dusty complexion. A…

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  • UNIQLO TATE LATES: 140 BEATS PER MINUTE – RAVE CULTURE AND ART IN 1990s POLAND

    Tate Modern (Turbine Hall)

  • April 26 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Bankside SE1 9TG
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    26 APR, 19:00 TATE MODERN The 1990s was a time of economic and social transition in Poland. Following the end of communist rule, the country opened up to the free market and the West. This led to an acceleration in wealth and trade, which naturally had a knock-on effect for many musicians. It was now easier to get hold of musical technology; the sorts of synthesizers and computers that would herald a dynamic shift towards electronic music across all of…

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  • Polish visual artists Piotr Lakomy in London

    The Sunday Painter

  • April 26 10:00 AM to June 8 5:00 PM
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  • 117-119 South Lambeth Road SW8 1XA
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    One Foot Bone Box exhibition 26 April – 8 June 2019 The Sunday Painter 17-119 S Lambeth Rd, London SW8 1XA In the morning I wake up hearing pounding coming from behind the window. It grows.Normal: a bum takes the find. I approach the window. A yellow container, eight, maybe ten, two strollers, couple of already familiar faces. A few larger ones, as if too large. One is frightening: tall, hunched, with a pronounced eyebrow, prominent cheekbones, dusty complexion. A…

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£5 (non-members) / FREE (members)
  • Other Words Are Possible: the importance and challenges of using more than one language

    Ognisko Polskie

  • April 24 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW72PN
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    Marek Kohn in conversation with Maya Jaggi photo by Maria Zygogianni / Yale University Press Wednesday 24 April 2019, 7pm for 7.30pm Ognisko Polskie / The Polish Hearth Club 55 Princess Gate Exhibition Road, South Kensington London SW7 2PN Tickets: £5 (non-members) / FREE (members) Book online Using more than one language helps us to understand other people, and also to understand ourselves better. It matters more than ever, argues Marek Kohn in his new book Four Words For Friend,…

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  • Opera Salon – Anna Patalong

    Opera Salon

  • April 24 7:00 PM to April 25 9:00 PM
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  • 3c Carlisle Place, London, SW1P 1NP
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    New way to enjoy Opera! 24-25 April 2019, 7pm 3c Carlisle Place London SW1P 1NP  To enquiry about tickets please send email to amandafry@btconnect.com  Tosca – Anna Patalong (ROH, Opera Holland Park, ETO)
Scarpia – Benedict Nelson (ROH, ENO, Scottish Opera)
Cavaradossi – TBC Director – Ruth Knight
Music Director – Adam Dickson

Salon Opera is proud to present a brand new staging of Puccini’s Tosca featuring a cast of exceptionally talented young artists, Anna Patalong andBenedict Nelson, both of whom are rising stars…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: CLOSING GALA – COLD WAR EXPERIENCE

    Baltic Restaurant

  • April 18 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • 74 Blackfriars Road , London, SE1 8HA
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    18 APR, 20:30 BALTIC RESTAURANT ICA, Baltic Restaurant & Bar and the Polish Cultural Institute in London present the Closing Gala of the 2019 Kinoteka Polish Film Festival, featuring a screening of Cold War followed by a 1960s dinner party and live jazz concert. Following the COLD WAR screening at ICA, we invite you to immerse yourself in the chic Cold War era with our dinner party at Baltic Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy a gourmet menu of iconic Polish dishes…

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£14/£12/£10
  • MUSIC: Vito Ricci + Szpety – NYC-based composer performs with Warsaw-based trio

    Cafe OTO

  • April 18 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 18–22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL United Kingdom
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    Vito Ricci + Szpety NYC-based composer performs with Warsaw-based trio 18 April 2019, 7.30pm Cafe OTO 18–22 Ashwin Street London E8 3DL BOOK NOW Szpety is a Warsaw-based trio of Antonina Nowacka, Gosia Zagajewska and Wojtek Kurek. Their music could be described as oniric and minimalistic, referring to the avant-garde theater & psychoacoustic audial phenomenons. It’s based on vocal improvisations, drums and electronics. Antonina and Gosia first met in Warsaw’s Teatr Powszechny where they took part in sound workshops organized…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: CLOSING GALA – COLD WAR SCREENING (Pawlikowski, 2018) + Q&A with Paweł Pawlikowski

    ICA

  • April 18 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • The Mall SW1Y5AH
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    18 APR, 18:15 ICA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: FRANCE/POLAND/UK In Poland’s early postwar, pianist and musicologist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) puts together a choral ensemble of traditional folk performers, including the enigmatically unruly Zula (Joanna Kulig). Over the next two decades, a stormy love affair ebbs and flows between the two, set against the black-andwhite backdrop of two oppositional Europes in Poland and France. A tragic romance, full of gorgeously understated sensuality, melancholy musical numbers and spine-tingling humanity. Cold War…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: SEMINAR ON DOCUMENTARY: SCHOOL OF ŁÓDŹ & POLISH CINEMA

    ICA

  • April 18 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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    18 APR, 16:30 ICA Organised as a part of Frames of Representation Festival, this seminar focuses on Łódź Film School and its graduates, looking at the visionary atmosphere and approach of the Łódź Film School in the past and nowadays; reflecting also on its current place within Polish cinema. Ewa Podgórska (Diagnosis), Wojciech Staroń (Argentinian Lesson, Brothers) and other guest speakers will join us to discuss the role played by the institution in the development of their work, and the…

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£12 / £11 for single screen bookings
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Diagnosis” (Podgórska, 2018) + Q&A with Ewa Podgórska

    ICA

  • April 17 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • The Mall SW1Y5AH
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    17 APR, 20:30 ICA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: POLAND Against the backdrop of a once-bustling, now deserted metropolis, a therapist begins to examine the urban unconscious of his patients. He starts slowly, with the innocuous question of what sort of animal the patients’ hometown would be, before becoming increasingly personal. In her debut documentary feature, Ewa Podgórska creates a hypnotic portrait that swings between drifting images of a nameless city and the entwined intimacies of the human psyche. The…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Via Carpatia” (Kochańska & Bajon, 2018)

    Watermans Cinema

  • April 17 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DS
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    17 APR, 20:30 WATERMANS ART CENTRE YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: POLAND/MACEDONIA/CZECH REPUBLIC Julia (Julia Kijowska) and Piotr (Piotr Borowski) are an affluent middle-class couple who have been looking forward to taking an all-inclusive holiday. Their plans come to an abrupt end when Piotr’s mother asks them to bring home her displaced father who has been living in a refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border. As they make the 2000-kilometre trip to the Balkans, the couple are increasingly pushed out…

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£12.50/£10
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “53 Wars” (Bukowska, 2018) + Q&A with Grażyna Jagielska and Wojciech Jagielski

    Frontline Club

  • April 16 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 13 Norfolk Pl, London, W2 1QJ
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    16 APR, 19:00 FRONTLINE CLUB YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: POLAND Anka (Magdalena Popławska) is married to Witek (Michał Żurawski), an acclaimed war journalist who spends most of his time away from home reporting on nascent conflicts in the Caucasus and Afghanistan. The horrors of Witek’s profession are soon transposed to Anka’s domestic reality as her psyche becomes increasingly fractured, both by a fear for her husband’s fate and the inequitable expectations of a woman’s role at home. Based partly…

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£10.50
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “The Interrogartion of Pilot Pirx” (Piestrak, 1979)

    Barbican Centre, Cinema 3

  • April 16 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 16 APR, 18:45 BARBICAN YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1979 COUNTRY: ​POLAND/USSR An electronics corporation sends Pilot Pirx (Sergei Desnitsky) on a secret test flight around Saturn, where he commands a mixed group of humans and androids. Pirx soon discovers an ulterior motive for the mission – to test the androids’ capabilities with the hope that they will ultimately replace human astronauts. After a near-fatal crisis, Pirx’s human wits are pitted against those of the near-perfect machines. This adaptation of Lem’s short…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Fugue” (Smoczyńska, 2018)

    BFI Southbank

  • April 15 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
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  • London, United Kingdom
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    15 APR, 00:00 BFI SOUTHBANK YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: CZECH REPUBLIC/POLAND/SLOVAKIA Alicja (Gabriela Muskała) lives a fiercely independent life in Warsaw, with no recollection of what came before. After she is diagnosed with dissociative fugue, the one-time wife, daughter and mother unwillingly returns to her estranged family in Lower Silesia. The intense pressure of being a familiar stranger soon gives way to further psychological terror, as Alicja slowly rediscovers who she once was and what she may have unwittingly…

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£10/£8
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “The Third Part of the Night” (Żuławski, 1971)

    Close-Up Film Centre

  • April 14 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 19 Sclater St. E1 6HR
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    14 APR, 20:00 CLOSE UP CINEMA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1971 COUNTRY: POLAND During the Nazi occupation of Poland, German soldiers kill Michał’s (Leszek Teleszyński) wife, son and mother. After an attempt to join the resistance goes awry, Michał meets a pregnant widow (Małgorzata Braunek) who bears an uncanny resemblance to his murdered wife. A guilt-ridden stab at atonement leads Michał to become a lice feeder in order to support the widow and her newborn. The Third Part of the Night…

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£10.50
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Solyaris” (Ishimbaeva & Nirenburg)

    Barbican Centre

  • April 14 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • 14 APR, 15:00 BARBICAN YEAR OF PRODUCTION: USSR COUNTRY: USSR When Dr Kris Kelvin (Vasiliy Lanovoy) arrives at the Solaris space station, he discovers a deeply traumatised crew. Haunting apparitions are slowly driving them mad, seemingly emanating from the mind of the sentient ocean planet they have been researching. Soon enough, Kelvin is forced to deal with his own guilt-ridden past, as his dead wife appears in his sleeping quarters. The first adaptation of Lem’s novel Solaris, this rare black-and-white…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: ON THE SILVER GLOBE – LOST IN TRANSMISSION TALK

    The Horse Hospital

  • April 13 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Colonnade, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1JD
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    13 APR, 19:00 THE HORSE HOSPITAL Readings, photos, recordings and recollections with Grażyna Dyląg, Andrzej Jaroszewicz, Adam Żuławski & Daniel Bird. Who was Jerzy Żuławski? How did he come to write ‘the lunar trilogy’ upon which On the Silver Globe is based? What was it like being directed by Andrzej Żuławski? How was an expansive sci-fi world fashioned on a shoe-string budget? Why was the film shut down? How was it resurrected? Why, after more than forty years, is On…

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