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.


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Latest Reviews

  • Hemar Theatre: The Misanthrope

    Date: From 19 September 2014 to 22 September 2014

    Molière is not only enormously funny, his wit pokes fun at serious situations which continue to be as fresh and relevant today as when The Misanthrope was first written hundreds of years ago in 1666, for production at the Théâtre du Palais Royal by the King’s Players. The Hemar Theatre Company’s decision to choose this as their first in house production in English is therefore eminently sensible and director Gigi Robarts has played to the strengths of her enthusiastic and vivacious young cast by directing it at speed, with some sensible cuts to the text that keep the main plot and characters in focus while maintain comic momentum. 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

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Next Two Events

  • New Years Eve Party 2014

    Date: 31 December 2014

    Come and welcome 2015 at the first Sylwester / New Year's Eve Party to be held in the Sala Hemara / Ballroom since its refurbishment. There will be music and dancing from 8pm to 2am. Pianist / singer Alexei will start the evening with his unique blend of Classical, Popular and personal compositions. After that a mixture of English popular and Polish traditional numbers will be played by Tomski. Ognisko restaurant will provide a hot and cold buffet, welcoming aperitif and glass of prosecco at midnight, all included in the ticket price. Topaz - Society of Polish Graduates and Professionals are organizing the event and donating all profits to Ognisko. This party is likely to be very popular and space is not unlimited, please book early to avoid disappointment. View

Information about other events and how to buy tickets can be found here - View