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.
Chairman Nick Kelsey with Rula Lenska at Ognisko Polskie's re-opening.
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.
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.
Membership can be applied for by by being proposed by two existing members of the club. Further information can be found here.
Ognisko's Grand Re-opening
Date: From 18 September 2013 to 19 September 2013
With it's renovation (almost) finished some 700 members and supporters of Ognisko Polskie, gathered during two days of celebrations to mark the re-opening of the Ognisko Restaurant following refurbishment. The invitation to evenings of Polish delicacies, vodka cocktails and prosecco was extended by the chairman and executive committee of the club, and restaurateur Jan Woroniecki. View
Date: 02 September 2013
Following the recent upheavals at Ognisko the clubs renaissance is now well and truly underway. Jan Woroniecki, chosen by the club's members to run the restaurant, is refurbishing the restaurant, kitchen and toilets. Janek Zylinski, a member, is is funding the decoration of the Ballroom. View
Next Two Events
The Ognisko Masquerade Ball
Date: 22 February 2014
We are pleased to announce "The Ognisko Masquerade Ball" featuring a fabulous Swing Band. The ticket includes a cocktail reception and a four course dinner in the Ognisko Restaurant followed by dancing in the Ballroom. View