Opening days of Limerick’s 9th Polish Art Festival

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LIMERICK’S ninth annual Polish arts festival was launched by the Polish Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Ryszard Sarkowicz at Hunt Museum on the afternoon of Thursday 15. Cantata Deo Choir enhanced the occasion for Amabassadaor Sarkowicz, his wife Anna, festival co-ordinator Jystyna Cwozdzinska, honorary consul Pat O’Sullivan and invited guests who were also privy to an exhibition of Polish artists working in Ireland.

The party adjourned to George Boutique Hotel, a principal sponsor to this fortnight-long celebration of matters cultural and intellectual of Poland, and its community in the Mid West. A reception unfolded and the Hotel is host the Ambassador and his wife as they officiate in Limerick.

The festival programme extends until Sunday 31. Today Friday 16 and for Saturday 17, it embraces workshops and lectures looking at ‘Gender in Social and Cultural Practices’. Again, The Hunt Museum is venue.

More family friendly is the Polish arts and crafts and food fair this Saturday from 10.30 am to 4pm. Janusz Biarda’s photographic show, ‘Faces of the Milk Market’ at The Gallery Market House is open on Saturdays only, until October 31.

There are also workshops and concerts at the Hunt and Dolan’s Bar, Dock Road and St Michael’s Church in Denmark Street for the bank holiday weekend and beyond.

At the reception in George Boutique Hotel, left: Patrick Mercier, Jacinta Khan of George Boutique; Mrs Anna Sarkowicz; Pat O'Sullivan; Justyna Cwozdzinska, His Excellency Ryszard Sarkowicz and Colm O'Brien of Carambola Kidz Photo: Munster Images
At the reception in George Boutique Hotel, left: Patrick Mercier, Jacinta Khan of George Boutique; Mrs Anna Sarkowicz; Pat O’Sullivan; Justyna Cwozdzinska, His Excellency Ryszard Sarkowicz and Colm O’Brien of Carambola Kidz
Photo: Munster Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Sarkowicz of the Polish Embassy, Ailesbury Road with Vincenzo De Salo of Da Vincenzo's Restaurant, presenting a premium MASI wine to Ambassador Sarkowicz
Anna Sarkowicz of the Polish Embassy, Ailesbury Road with Vincenzo Del Santo of Da Vincenzo’s Food and Wine Hall, presenting a premium MASI wine to Ambassador Sarkowicz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HE Ryszard Sarkowicz, his wife Anna who were in Limerick to honour the 9th Polish Arts Festival with their hosts, Jacinta and Altaf Khan of George Boutique Hotel
HE Ryszard Sarkowicz, his wife Anna who were in Limerick to honour the 9th Polish Arts Festival with their hosts, Jacinta and Altaf Khan of George Boutique Hotel Photo: Munster Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival supporters from the Polish community. The festival runs October 15 to 31 Photo: Munster Images
Festival supporters from the Polish community at the Hotel’s Da Vincenzo Food and Wine Hall. The festival runs October 15 to 31
Photo: Munster Images