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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Monthly Members' Evening 9

    Date: 06 October 2014

    We are happy to announce the latest of our monthly Members’ Evenings. They take place on the first Monday of every month and will incorporate an interesting event, followed by a buffet with wine. At the moment we are very fortunate in being able to offer the ‘Musical Moments’ series of concerts to start those evenings. This month the Palačinka trio will be playing clarinet, cello and guitar. View

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