Plenty goings on for Polish Arts Festival

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The theatre piece Julia is one facet to a varied programme at Belltable this Saturday 21.

THE buzzy Polish Arts Festival emerges again, this year with the theme of Identity. The official opening was Thursday at 6pm in The Hunt Museum, officiated by Mayor of Limerick Michael Sheahan and the Polish Ambassador to Ireland.

Look forward to an exhibition in The Hunt Café of the artists associated with the Icon Factory in Dublin: Aga Szot, Kevin Bohan, Paweł Jasinski, Mel White, Iwona Kreciwilk, Iulian Bocancea and Katarzyna Sliwa.

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Tonight, Culture Night, Friday 20, a concert with Limerick Choral Union and Polish IMU choir from Słupsk is taking place at 8pm, St. Michael’s Church.

In The Hunt Museum on Friday at 5.30pm, Design Your Own Brooch workshop by a Polish designer Iwona Bielwaska will be followed by a fashion show of her collection at 7pm.

On Saturday 21, the festival presents ‘Julia’ as its main event, taking place from 8pm in Belltable, after a variety night of theatre, performance, dance and improvisation.

Coming on stage at 9.30pm, we hear that “‘Julia’ is a truly emotional story of one woman’s life journey. She suffers from a rejection in a relationship, loss of a child, emotional breakdown, and lack of self-confidence but is a survivor. This is very much a contemporary story of mental health awareness and the ability to stay alive regardless of your life experiences.”

 The show is bilingual and features   Justyna Cwojdzinska (Julia), Ewa Kotuła (Julia’s emotions, dancer), Anna Banko Szumamcher (Julia’s thoughts, live music performance). Piano performance is by Aiden Boland.

Tickets on www.polishartsfestival.ie