Jones' football team outside the POW huts at Auschwitz. Fourth from the right. (c) Ron Jones

In Goal at Auschwitz, Pt II: Inside and the Death March home.

Ron Jones (102) recalls his internment at Auschwitz as a POW (prisoner of war) and remembers the Death March that followed in 1945, when POWs were marched 800 miles criss-crossing the countryside from Poland to Germany in the middle of winter. The British POWs initially refused to work when they first entered the plant in…

John Greeves | 13/09/2019

The Beauty of London in September: a weekend of Romanian theatre shows, concerts and talks

The last weekend of September brings to London a generous crop of theatre and music shows, featuring some of Romania’s most revered artists: Oana Pellea, Mircea Rusu, Cristina Casian and Adrian Naidin. The programme is organised by Poveşti spuse-n româneşte with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in London.   PROGRAMME:   Saturday, 28…

Julia Secklehner | 01/09/2019

OPEN CALL/ Czech Centre |Touching 1989: Reflections & Recollections

30 years ago, the events of 1989 redrew the political map of Europe, affecting the lives of millions. Looking at those historical moments and their aftermath from today’s perspective what role did the year 1989 play in your life? Do you have an experience or a memory of 1989? Maybe you immigrated to the UK,…

Julia Secklehner | 30/07/2019

Polish Jazz London Series

Showcasing the most interesting and highly acclaimed Jazz artists to come out of Poland Thursday 4 July – Thursday 21 November 2019 Some say Jazz is a universal language. It’s lively, expressive, distinctive and diverse just like the people of the Waltham Forest Borough. What you may not know is that some of the best…

Julia Secklehner | 25/06/2019

Fresh off the Press: ‘Kurier’ (Pasikowski, 2019) “A sensational spy story”– Polska Press

  ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE UK RELEASE OF   KURIER  A film by Władysław Pasikowski    “A sensational spy story”– Polska Press “An instant war film classic”– Wprost IN UK CINEMAS 28 JUNE 2019 STARRING PHILIPPE TŁOKIŃSKI PATRICIA VOLNY JULIE ENGELBRECHT BRADLEY JAMES ZBIGNIEW ZAMACHOWSKI  Bulldog Film Distribution are delighted to announce the UK…

Julia Secklehner | 17/06/2019

Shakespeare and Poland Festival at the Globe 26 June – 6 July 2019 “A two-week celebration of Poland’s particular affinity and fascination with Shakespeare’s plays, that embraces live theatre, film, illustration, music and song.”

Shakespeare has penetrated Polish tradition in ways few national writers have managed to do. Particularly Hamlet has functioned in Polish politico-cultural consciousness for centuries. Poles often identified their nation’s troublesome fate with the one of the Danish prince, while many Polish literary masters heavily drew from Shakespeare, including Adam Mickiewicz, Stanisław Wyspiański, Zbigniew Herbert, and Sławomir…

Iga Szczodrowska | 12/06/2019

Constantin Brâncuși, Celebrated by the Romanian Cultural Institute throughout 2019

On 19 February, his birthday, the Romanian Cultural Institute pays homage to legendary sculptor Constantin Brâncuși. Since 2015, when this date was declared Constantin Brâncuși Day, it has been a National Holiday in Romania. The Romanian Cultural Institute will dedicate the renowned sculptor a series of grand scale events within the Europalia 2019 Festival, where…

Julia Secklehner | 05/03/2019

Polish Heritage Days 2019: Call for Participation

[from the Polish Cultural Institute] Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2019 Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2019 All application forms available here This year, we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the formal establishment of Polish–British diplomatic relations and the centenary of the renewal of Polish–British bilateral relations. In the atmosphere of friendship and cordiality, we…

Julia Secklehner | 19/02/2019