About this Event
ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED – TOURS STARTING AT THE TOP OF EVERY HOUR
Crowdfunded by the generation of wartime exiles and built in 1970s, POSK Polish Centre is the largest Polish community centre in Western Europe.
It was originally designed to be a permanent home for the Polish Library in London keeping the record of both wartime generation and post-war activities of the diaspora.
Today POSK is the UK’s leading charity working with and for the Polish community in the UK while also a local community centre for West London, working closely with local schools, and arts and culture organisations bringing together people of all backgrounds.
During this guided tour of the building we will show you the 300-seat theatre where we stage our regular theatre and opera productions, and home to our community-run POSK Cinema showing the best of Polish cinematography in English.
At POSK Gallery, you will see a unique collection of posters and photos showing the incredible story of Solidarność (Solidarity), the workers’ rights movement that started the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, and of the Polish Solidarity Campaign that supported their actions from London.
You will also visit the POSK Library, see the award-winning Jazz Cafe POSK, regularly participating in the prestigious London Jazz Festival, and have a chance to try Polish cuisine – pierogi! – at our cafe.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limited to a maximum of five people in a group. Please note that all parcipants must wear face masks at all times when in the building, and will be asked to provide their data for NHS Test & Trace.
POSK also features in Open House’s Alternative Guide to the London Boroughs with a special essay written by Michal Murawski of University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies.
Polish Social and Cultural Association POSK
238-246 King Street
London W6 0RF
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