HOME AWAY FROM HOME -OCTOBER

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The little homelands are social attitudes and patterns of community actions.

The "little homeland" Leszek Kolakowski wrote: "This is a town, or a village in which we were born, the center of the world. It's a small space, in which we have our homes, streets, cemeteries, churches, a small space built with great human effort, by wars destroyed and rebuilt, this is the center of the world. "

RAPHAEL LUSTCHEVSKY CONCERT

In October Maestro Raphael Lustchevsky, a fine Polish artist was our guest in New Zealand. He performed in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and on Waiheke   Island. Raphael is one of the most renowned artists of his generation and an expert interpreter of Frederic Chopin's works. Among his accomplishments are two national Chopin Competitions in South America. He is also a dedicated teacher. He made his international debut at the age of 16 with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

 

In New Zealand apart from the music of Chopin, he played the works of Szymanowski, Schubert and Bacewicz. Raphael impressed his New Zealand's audience with masterful precision, emotional sensitivity and virtuosity of his performance. His concerts ended with standing ovations.

 

 

OBÓZ MŁODZIEŻY W DUNEDIN/ DUNEDIN HOLIDAY CAMP

There was Polish camp for children age 12-16 years in Dunedin during the September's holidays. There was a great atmosphere with delicious Polish food. Interesting meetings, new friends, chances to talk in Polish and also to follow the footsteps of previous Polish settlers and occasions to meet with some of them.

Next camp is the ‘Weekend with Polish language’ organised by the Beelingual School in Auckland. Do not miss opportunity there will be Andrzejki and other Polish customs.

PIERWSZY POLSKI FESTIWAL FILMOWY W WELLINGTON 30.09 - 09.10  FERIST WELLINGTON POLISH FILM FESTIVAL  (WPFF)

The Wellington Polish Film Festival was inaugurated in October. The long awaited event took place at the Paramount cinema and was organized by Wanda Lepionka with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland being a key partner. The programme was exceptionally interesting with the opening ceremony brought together about 200 people. There were 15 films and the total number of cinema-goes was by over 1,000 people. The greatest interest was aroused by documentaries. One especially mentioned was "Solidarity according to women", directed by P. Śliwowski. Congratulations to the organizers!

BILINGUAL DAY - 16.10.2016

The second weekend of October is now a ‘traditional’ time of celebrating the Polish bilingual Day. This time the Second Polish Bilingual Day we celebrated at the Community Garden in Takapuna. The children and their parents meet with Eva Schrerer who gave a fascinating presentation about the gardens, herbs and even hand massage.

 

W SZKÓŁCE GWIAZDKA  

This month at ‘Szkółka Mała Gwiazdka the children presented Cinderella and they ‘had to’ do Cinderella’s arduous work of separating carrots from peas and corn. There was a lot of fun and as usual it all happened
in a very welcoming and warm atmosphere.

PTC/ POLSKI KLUB KRAJOZNAWCZY.

In the last month the club met in a smaller than usual group. However we all enjoyed the walk in the Karangahake Gorge. The weather was great (this time), and New Zealand’s majestic wilderness made us all feel great. Do not miss our walk next month.

SPOTKANIE DZIECI PAHAITUA/PAHIATUA CHILDREN MEETING 

On the 30th of October there was the annual meeting of the 'Children of Pahiatua who met at the Poilish Heritage Trust Museum in a warm and cordial atmosphere. This occasion also included the awarding of the Siberian Cross to three people who survived the Stalinist deportations and the torturous journey inside Soviet Russia’s gulag. 

 
 
 
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