Welcome to Ognisko Polskie
Ognisko Polskie was founded in 1940 to maintain the cohesion of the free Polish community in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Following the war Ognisko Polskie became the center of social and cultural life for the Polish community in exile. It has served since to provide a home for Poles to meet and build friendships, as a place where Polish culture and history is kept alive and Polish identity and independence maintained.
In the 21st century Ognisko Polskie aims to continue to be a Centre of Polish life in the United Kingdom, where members can maintain and strengthen their relations with each other and the wider community, promote Polish culture through hosting events, supporting education and arts and providing a place where Polish generosity and warmth can be extended to all.
We are pleased to announce that Ognisko Polskie will develop a national Centre of Excellence to initiate, promote, implement and support the activities in the field of Culture and the Arts.
We will hold exhibitions, meetings, lectures, classes and seminars both alone or with others. We will gather artists, critics, art lovers, representatives of the academic world and of those working in the cultural sphere both in UK and abroad.
Following an extensive renovation and a change of management the restaurant is now open to members and their guests. Jan Woroniecki owner of the successful Baltic Restaurant will be serving Eastern and Central European cuisine. Reservations should be made with the restaurant on 020 7589 0101 or on the restaurant's website: www.ognisko.com.
Most events at Ognisko Polskie are open to non-members. We will be announcing events on our website as soon as details are available so visit regularly. You will be able to buy tickets online shortly. Further information can be found here - View
Private Room Hire
Ognisko Polskie has a number of rooms available for private hire for corporate events, exhibitions, product launches, gala dinners, fashion shows, weddings and other private functions. The restaurant can provide catering if needed. Further information can be found here - View
Membership can be applied for by being proposed by two existing members of the club. Further information can be found here - View
Off The Stage: Basia Trzetrzelewska
Date: 24 May 2014
Wyjątkową edycję OFF THE STAGE. 24 maja naszym gościem była legenda, światowej sławy artystka: Basia Trzetrzelewska. View
Opening of 'Chopin in Vienna' exhibition
Date: 21 March 2014
The Chopin Society UK opens Piotr Szalsza’s exhibition “Chopin in Vienna” with a short piano recital by Ingolf Wunder, in the presence of HE Mr. Witold Sobków The Polish Ambassador, followed by a reception with wine and canapés. View
Reviews of other events can be found here - View
Next Two Events
Salon Literacki 8: Oskar Kolberg
Date: 28 September 2014
Rok 2014 z Oskarem Kolbergiem - etnografem, folklorysta i kompozytorem. View
Prince Michał Kleofas Ogiński
Date: 05 October 2014
The Polish Hearth Club is privileged to host the first event celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Prince Michał Kleofas Ogiński, a notable Polish composer. It will be introductory talk, illustrated by pieces of his music, given by the composer’s great-great-great grandson, Iwo Załuski, who is a member of the Club. After the concert talk, which will last around and hour and a half, there will be a chance to meet Iwo over a drink, with light refreshments being provided. View
Information about other events and how to buy tickets can be found here - View