BEDFORD POLISH FESTIVAL 2016
We would like to invite everyone to the Polish Festival, which will take place Sunday 15th May in Harpur Suite and Harpur Square from 12-4pm. The event has been organised by the Polish Language and Culture Association (PLCA) in cooperation with NHS Diverse Culture Team and Bedford Borough Strategic Partnership.
This is an event designed for all ages; all communities; all nationalities. Admission to the festival is free.
Children can enjoy a variety of activities. From turning into tigers and butterflies through face painting and glitter tattoos, to trying to earn the best score in penalty shoot outs. For the more creative, there will be many different art and crafts activities. With the indoor and outdoor entertainment, everyone can find something they like.
However, adults will not have to be bored whilst their children are having the time of their lives’. Explore the Polish cuisine through free food tasting provided by Best-Pol Delicatessen. If you have a sweet-tooth, there will be a Polish Bakery stall with traditional Polish confections. A range of artisan items will be available to purchase in over 20 different stalls, including: handmade silverware, intricate jewellery, or natural products. All of this will be accompanied by live music: everything from Classical to Rock and Reggae.
To add some authenticity to this Polish event, we have invited a Polish Folklore dance group ‘Kujawy’ to perform. They will travel all the way from Poland to join us and celebrate the diversity in Bedford.
During the event, you will also be able to admire artwork in an art exhibition/competition entitled ‘What Do You Know About Poland?’ The participants are students from schools all over Bedford. Artwork will be judged in the beginning of May by an independent jury and the winners will be announced in the opening ceremony.
Finance advisors and services will also be available for consultations. Organisers of the Polish Festival invited services from Bedford Borough, NHS and voluntary sector. There will be opportunity to get advice from Diverse Cultures Mental Health Team, Healthwatch, information about children and adult services; Police, Environmental Health, Re-use and recycling, Public Health and Community Safety ,Neighbourhood Watch and many more.
More information about the festival can be found on the website www.polish-culture.com, event fun page on Facebook @Bedford Polish festival and Twitter ThePLCA.