Polish arts festival celebrates 14 years in Limerick.

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CELEBRATING their 14th year in Limerick, Polish Arts Festival presents exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, podcasts, audio stories for children and workshops themed “Looking Up and Looking Out” running from September 16 to September 19 in The Hunt Museum, Lime Tree Theatre & Belltable and online.

The co-artistic directors of the festival, Justyna Cwojdzińska and Aleksandra Rosiak,  have curated a wonderful programme of events that celebrates the Lem Centenary  (100th Birthday Anniversary of Stanisław Lem, a sci-fi author, father of Solaris).  You can listen to bilingual podcasts about Lem’s work and enjoy children audio-stories directed by Kamila Dydyna, performed by Georgina Miller & Justyna Cwojdzińska from September 16 – October 15.  The programme includes a family screening of animations for children based on Lem’s stories which will be presented in Belltable and an online presentation of animations for adults.

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Enjoy the exhibition of paintings by Polish artist Adriana Laube in The Hunt Museum Café and the Belltable Foyer and join us for a family painting workshop with Lesley Ann Hurley in The Hunt Museum Gardens. Culture Night will see a concert of Sandra Maria & Emoji in Belltable at 6pm. Visit Belltable cinema for the Screening of I Never Cry dir. by Piotr Domalewski. Take part in dance, voice and music workshops run by Anna Banko –Szumacher, Przemysław Łozowski, Daniel Flannagan, Anna & Raymond Scanlan. Meet the novelist Darragh Martin and his Future Popes of Ireland. Full programme of events available at www.polishartsfestival.ie

Aleksandra Rosiak, who has joined the Festival’s team in 2021 as the co-artistic director said “Polish Arts Festival’s vision is very close to my heart as a curator and venue programmer and  I am thrilled to join the festival’s team on the journey to support and to showcase the outstanding potential of artistic talent that exists within Polish and Irish communities’.

Justyna Cwojdzińska, a founder of the Polish Arts Festival said, “After over a year in the pandemic reality we are delighted to welcome our audience back for in-person experience. We missed you so much and we look at the bright side of life and show that Together we can do much more regardless of nationality, social and cultural background, beliefs or disbeliefs. Join us this year, maybe for the first time, and let’s celebrate the community spirit in Limerick.”

Polish Arts Festival (PAF) is a community organisation that strives to introduce, integrate and promote Polish arts and Polish artists through collaboration with Limerick artists and venues. PAF strongly believes in social inclusion, integration & mutual understanding through arts. Our Festival creates a platform for innovative and creative approaches to cultural dialogue and artistic partnerships adding to the colourful and diverse Limerick art scene. PAF strives to engage the community through involvement in culture and to empower their individual and group potential.

Polish Arts Festival is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Limerick City and County Council, Creative Ireland, Polish Embassy in Dublin, JP McManus Benevolent Fund, private sponsors, and supported by the Lime Tree Theatre and Belltable, The Hunt Museum and  Nasz Głos Polish Weekly.