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MAGYAR MILLENNIUM PARK TRUST – NEW BEGINNINGS

Celebrate “New Beginnings” with our Hungarian Friends The Magyar Millennium Park Trust invites you to join the Hungarian Community in a “New Beginnings” celebration, to be held on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution on the Sunday of Labour Weekend at 3.30pm at the Polish House (in Newtown). It will include a classical music performance, a short presentation about the Lyall Bay Hostel where many Polish and Hungarian refugees started their new life in New Zealand, performances from our own Orlęta Polish Dance Ensemble and the Auckland-based Hungarian Csárdás dance groups, and there will even a traditional Hungarian Dance House!

Local European café, Doppio, is catering the event, which is why we need your RSVP by 14 October! Please contact Klara Szentirmay on tel. +64 21 907487 or email: klara.szentirmay@gmail.com. Entry is free but there will be a donation box on the day to help our Hungarian friends cover costs.

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Polish School Holiday Program

Thursday 12 October 8.45am to 4:45pm

Morning: ceramic paints workshop – we’ll be painting mugs
Lunch: Polish cooking – we’ll be making lunch together
Afternoon: walk to the park, board games, singing and dancing – we’ll learn Belgijka

Friday 13 October: 8.45am to 4.45pm

Morning: trip to the city/Te Papa (depending on weather), art & craft – getting ready for Te Papa workshop
on Saturday
Lunch : we’ll be preparing shared lunch
Afternoon: magic show and you can learn a magic trick or two

Cost: $20 per child per day

Lunch will be provided, but we ask the kids to bring something for shared morning and afternoon tea.

There will be 4 teachers looking after the kids. Children from Polish schools in Christchurch and
Palmerston North will be attending, which will be a great opportunity for anyone from Wellington to
socialise and make some new Polish friends

You can enrol by email or phone baha@gazeta.pl or 021 135 4530

Free Polish Arts & Crafts Workshop for Kids

Sat 14 Oct 2017, 1pm-3pm

Te Papa
Te Marae, Level 4

Fun for kids and adults – paint and draw one of the most famous historical battles in the history of Poland
and be in to win prizes.

Brought to you by the Polish Embassy and the Wellington Polish School you can refine your art skills and
draw a Polish military legend, Tadeusz Kościuszko (and learn how to correctly pronounce his name).
Tadeusz Kościuszko was part of one of the most famous historical battles, and gave his name to the highest
mountain in Australia. Learn a little bit more about Polish history while creating a unique piece of art.

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Czerwony Kapturek – Little Red Riding Hood

It’s an exciting time for Orlęta. This Sunday, 8 October, we premier our very special production of Czerwony Kapturek- Little Red Riding Hood at the Little Theatre in Lower Hutt, before taking the whole cast to Sydney, Australia in April next year to perform it at a Polish children’s festival. With 22 children in the cast, it’s quite a mission, but it’s worth it. It gives our children tremendous confidence and a strong sense of Polish identity. They are keenly aware that they have the support, and we teach them that dreams can be realised when we work hard and support each other. Once we get back from Sydney, we have to keep going: next December 2018, some of our children will also go to Brisbane, Australia to show the Aussies how it’s done in the triannual PolArt festival, the biggest of its kind outside Poland.

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Jolanta Kossakowska, (NZ School of Music, Victoria University)

Polish vocalist and string player Jolanta Kossakowska joins local Wellington musicians for a special concert of ancient, traditional Slavic songs and ethno-jazz. A public event with Jolanta Kossakowska and local musicians at Meow on 5 October from 8pm. Tickets $20.

 

More information go to….   https://www.victoria.ac.nz/nzsm/about/events/jolanta-kossakowska

Supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Zealand.

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