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The Scottish Polish Cultural Association cordially invites families with children to
Krakovian Crib Workshop for children
Come along and build your own Krakovian Crib, sing traditional Polish and British Christmas carols and taste some Polish festive specialities!
The workshop will be led by architect and designer Andrzej Malik, whose famous family members have been creating traditional Krakovian cribs for four generations. Children will learn about the unique tradition of decorative crib making and enjoy an amazing Polish Christmas performance by Mrs Katarzyna Słota-Marciniec from Krakow. The singer will be accompanied by musicians playing historical Polish musical instruments.
Date: SAT, 5 DEC 2015
Time : 11:00 am - 3.00 pm
Address: Lauriston Hall - 28 Lauriston Street Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9DJ
Tickets: FREE (Click here to to book your ticket)
Free entry for all children with lunch provided. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Parents are welcome too for suggested donation of £3 per adult.
The workshop is designd for children aged 5-12, however both younger and older children are also welcome!
The event is organised in collaboration with City of Edinburgh Council, Krakow City Council, Historic Museum of Krakow and Polish Festival Cultural Association. Krakow has been the partner city of Edinburgh since 1995.
Workshop sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh.
Lunch Funded by BEMIS Scotland via the ‘Year of Food and Drink 2015 / Winter Festivals’ small grants programme. This is a partnership between BEMIS Scotland and the Scottish Government to facilitate diverse, multicultural celebrations.
With help from Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego w Szkocji, the Malik family and Przesylarka.pl
PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want. These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this. For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit www.prsformusic.com or call 0800 068
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WOJTEK the soldier bear
Click here to see more details.
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The Good Doctor
This unique, extraordinary work by Neil Simon displays both the famous New Yorker's wit and his utter adoration for that great Russian, Anton Chekhov. It is uproariously funny and deeply poignant. Typically Alba work.
On Friday 4th September the play will be presented at The Brunton Theatre Musselburgh.
Ryszard Piotrowski Sensuality in Marble and Bronze at Fringe 2015
An exhibition of marble and bronze sculptures by the renowned Polish artist, in the sumptuous surroundings of Freemasons’ Hall Committee Room, is accompanied by an exhibition of drawings in the Mysterious hallway.
Piotrowski studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and his work has been presented in group exhibitions in Poland, Italy, France and Holland. His work is sold internationally. This is his first solo exhibition outside Warsaw.
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Male Sea Shanty Choir ZAWISZA CZARNY
Date: Sat, 22 August 2015, 6.30pm
Address: Thomas Morton Hall, 28-30 Ferry Road, EH6 4AE
Tickets: £8 early bird, £10
Polish male choir “Zawisza Czarny” from Gdynia. It is most likely the largest, regularly performing sea shanty choir in the world. The choir is made of the ship’s crew Zawisza Czarny, which is the flag ship of the Polish Scouting Association, and it is going to berth in Edinburgh alongside the Royal Yacht Britannia from 21 to 23 August 2015.
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DAYS OF HONOUR on stv player
World class drama from Poland originally titled Czas Honoru. In the spring of 1941, a small group of Polish soldiers is dropped into occupied Poland.
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Wojtek the Bear Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015
Date: Thu 6 - Mon 31 Aug (not 12, 19, 26), 7pm (1hr 15)
Address: The Scottish Storytelling Centre (Netherbow Theatre), High Street
Tickets: Full Price - £10.00, Concession £8.00
(Reduced price Preview on Thu 6 Aug, 2for1 on Mon 10 & Tue 11)
Box Office 0131 556 9579
‘A mighty performance’ (The Times).
‘A bold piece of soul-searching’ (The Stage).
‘Grips like a bear hug’ (ThreeWeeks.co.uk).
★★★★★ (The Skinny)
Theatre Objektiv’s award-winning, highly acclaimed show about the true-life Polish Soldier Bear who fought at Monte Cassino and who died in Edinburgh Zoo. Twice played Warsaw as well as touring Scotland (and London).
Written by Raymond Raszkowski Ross; directed by Corinne Harris; starring James Sutherland & Gavin Paul with composer musician Sue Muir.
TOTAL THEATRE WITH LIVE MUSIC
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Scottish Polish Cultural Association and The Chopin Circle in Scotland cordinally invite you to a
Spring Concert - Iwo Załuski
Date: Sunday, the 17th May 2015
Time: 4.00 pm
Address: Edinburgh Society of Musicians, 3 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3BL
Tickets at the door: donations min. £5 (including glass of wine)
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The Outstanding Pole In Scotland
Date: 15th May 2015
Time: 7.30 - 12.00 pm
Address: The George Hotel, Edinburgh
On the 15th of May, in the lavish interiors of George Hotel in Edinburgh, we will announce the winners of the prestigious “The Outstanding Pole in Scotland” contest. During the grand gala, guests will learn not only who won in the five categories of the regular competition, but also who won the Internet users’ popular vote.
The winners in five categories: CULTURE, BUSINESS, SCIENCE, PERSONALITY and YOUNG POLE were selected by our special committee. The committee’s task was not easy, since all the candidates submitted impressive applications. Factors considered by the board included the candidate’s involvement in the work for the Polish diaspora in Scotland, their community work and charity work.
The Internet users’ voting on PANGEA website stirred up a lot of emotion. Until the very last day, four potential winners were neck in neck, each of them having gathered over four thousand votes. However, to find out who won the “Internet Users’ Award,” you need to wait for the gala itself.
This year, for the first time we granted an award for non-Polish people who actively support Polish community in Scotland, and selflessly promote Poland, Poles, and their culture, tradition and history among local communities.
The star of the evening shall be Aleksander Doba – the winner of the Adventurer of the Year 2015 title, granted by National Geographic. Aleksander is a Polish Kayaker – the first man who crossed the Atlantic alone in a kayak, under his own steam.
Join our amazing guests – book your tickets for one of the most elegant events in Scotland, to be held May 15th 2015 in George Hotel in Edinburgh via Eventbrite.
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Annual General Meeting 2015
Date: Monday 20th April 2015
Time: 7.00 pm
Address: Polish Ex-servicemen Club (Dom SPK), 11 Drummond Place, Edinburgh EH3 6PJ
During the meeting we will present a short film about the late General Maczek and a short presentation about our exhibition "City Lights".
If you would like to take an active role in the SPCA's life, and have some time to help us with organising cultural events, then please come along to the AGM and join the SPCA committee.
If you would like to nominate someone for the Office Bearer or Committee Member please e-mail: as soon as possible.
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Louise Rutkowski - concert
Date: Thursday, 16.04.2015
Venue: The Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy), 19a West Register Street, EH2 2AA Edinburgh
Tickets: £10, Tickets-Scotland
As part of the This Mortal Coil collective, Louise Rutkowski ethereal vocal can be heard on the albums "Filigree and Shadow" and "Blood", both of which (along with first album "It'll End in Tears"). Louise's distinctive voice can also be heard as lead vocalist on the This Mortal Coil follow-up project, The Hope Blister, on the critically acclaimed 1998 "Smile's OK" album. These projects established Louise on an international scale and secured her a dedicated fan base and cult following.
Her first solo album, "Diary of a Lost Girl", co-written with Irvin Duguid, who also produced the album, was released on 21 February 2014, funded through direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic.
Since its release, "Diary" has been featured on BBC Radio Scotland's "Culture Studio" (Janice Forsyth), Tom Morton, Roddy Hart, and on Clyde 2, with extensive airplay and a live session on Billy Sloan.
A single from the album, "Help Me", was released on 31 March 2014, and has been receiving regular airplay from Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and many regional digital stations.
In 2014 Louise Rutkowski was interview and also performed at Polish Scottish Heritage Trail Festival in Edinburgh
Interview with Louise Rutkowski for Polish Scottish Heritage documentary, "Musical Connections" 7:57 - 11:25.
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On behalf of the SPCA I would like to cordially invite you to this year’s
Annual Dinner Dance
Date: Saturday, the 14th of February 2015
Address: Roxburghe Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ
Tickets: £33 p/p and include a four-course meal.
Dress code: Smart
During the evening there will be a raffle with many exciting prizes. All the proceeds will go towards future Scottish Polish Cultural Association.