Anders’ Artists: Little Poland in Great Britain

A short lecture by Magdalena Grzymkowska about the artists among the ranks of Generał Anders’ Polish II Corps.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 19:00 on ZOOM

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About this Event

General Władysław Anders, commander of the Polish II Corps during the Second World War, well understood the importance of promoting Polish history, tradition and culture among his troops. Unable to return to their homeland after the war, the Polish diaspora in Great Britain contained a strong group of talented painters, sculptors, graphic designers, architects, actors, directors, musicians, poets and writers.

The Anders’ Artists project introduces this little-known aspect of the history of this generation of Polish soldiers and veterans, and shows how many of them developed their artistic passions during the war, through a series of books and documentaries.

This event will comprise an online lecture and screening of an excerpt from the documentaries by Magdalena Grzymkowska, journalist and managing editor at the London-based Polish weekly newspaper “Tydzień Polski”.

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