The Polish Community

Date: Tuesday 11th May

Time: 12 noon – 1.00pm

The Culture Café events celebrate the diversity of multi-cultural Belfast.  The events focus on minority communities across the city and promote respect and understanding of these cultures.  Each Culture Café will focus on a different culture and their contribution to Belfast’s history.  We are delighted that our second Culture Cafe will showcase the Polish community in Belfast.

Since 2004, Northern Ireland has welcomed the Polish community soon after the accession of Poland to the European Union. The Polish community is fairly young demographic in Belfast and during this Culture Café we will discuss the challenges to integration in Belfast and what they have brought to the wider Belfast community.  Maciek Bator, co-founder of the Polish Association Northern Ireland will give a presentation on the history of the Polish community in Northern Ireland.

You will also see a demonstration of the art of Polish paper cutting by visual artist Karolina Baldgya and hear a beautiful story piece by Polish actor and storyteller Kasia Lech who previously lived in Belfast.

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This project is part of Belfast’s PEACE IV Action Plan which is financed through the European Union and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

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