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Polish Arts Festival to be hosted in Southend this weekend
6:55pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
A POLISH arts festival will be hosted in venues around Southend this weekend.
The event, which is in its fifth year, offers a variety of traditional and contemporary Polish arts and crafts.
Southend Council’s executive councillor for culture and tourism, Derek Jarvis, said: “We are thrilled to host the Polish Arts Festival again in Southend, and hope that as many residents and visitors as possible will come along to sample the creativity on offer for all ages.”
Celebrations begin on Saturday, October 19 with a free workshop at The Forum, Elmer Square, from 10am until 3pm. The event, called Hungry for Stories, features traditional Polish stories and crafts.
Festivities continue with the opportunity to meet writers from 3pm until 5.30pm at Clifftown Studios on Nelson Street, with readings from authors whose work deals with modern migration.
There will also be a free film night from 6pm until 8.30pm at the same venue, where a selection of contemporary animated short films and music will be shown.
From 7pm until 8pm, a Ghost Train on Southend Pier will feature a Polish witch, Baba Jaga, and tickets can be booked from Southend Visitor Information Centre on 01702 618747.
On Sunday, October 20, a festival finale will take place at the Royal Pavilion on Southend Pier, celebrating music made by Polish musicians living in the UK from a wide array of genres.
Tickets cost £5 and are available at Southend Visitor Information Centre.
For more information about all the events, please visit: www.polishartsfestival.co.uk
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