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The story of three generations of Polish women.
What holds them together? What tears them apart?
Award-winning playwright Nicola Werenowska introduces and reads extracts
from her new play ‘Silence’ followed by an audience discussion on intergenerational effects.
Don't miss this unique event!
On the panel will be
Dr Renee Luthra, Senior Lecturer Department of Sociology University of Essex,
an academic specialist on Polish migration/integration
together with our very own Mirka Wojnar, Chair of Kresy Family
• Ognisko Member Price: £ 5
• Non-member Price: £ 10
• Student Price: £ 5
• Entry price includes wine and cocktail snacks
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The SILENCE event will be shown in Liverpool, Lancaster and York in Oct/Nov. Dates will be confirmed soon.
Nicola Werenowska will be introducing & reading extracts from her new play #Silence which explores the intergenerational effects of war and displacement through the lens of the UK’s postwar Polish community and their children and grandchildren.
The play is told from the perspective of three generations of women, the 3 protagonists,
a mother, daughter and granddaughter, represent Poland’s past, present and future.
#Silence spans 70 years from prewar Poland to post-Brexit UK, and questions the fabric of family.
What holds families together and what tears them apart?
What happens when silences break? When the unspeakable is spoken?
Silence is a play for our times as it confronts the topical subject of intergenerational effects
(recently featured on BBC Radio4’s Woman’s Hour http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b091s7zn)
and how it affects people who have themselves (or their parents) suffered extensive psychological trauma
primarily through displacement as refugees.
Kresy Family Polish WWII History Group
will be at the Manchester Histories Festival
Central Library, St. Peter's Square
on Sunday 10 June from 12.00 to 16.00
The magnificent Manchester Histories Celebration Day returns for a fun-filled day for all the family
We will welcome over 60 different groups who fill the corridors and the bookshelves
with exhibitions, beautiful sounds, talks and arts and crafts.
Manchester Histories Festival 2018
Celebrate Polish Heritage Day near you!
The second edition of Polish Heritage Day will see 76 events organised across the United Kingdom
between 5th May and 4th June. Discover our virtual map and see what activities are planned near you!
Helen Bitner's book 'A Song For Kresy' is available now
Kresy Family Polish WWII History Group acknowledges and thanks
the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London, the Polonia Aid Foundation Trust and Kresy Family members
for their financial support of our projects.
Silence The Play
Wednesday 20 June
7:00 p.m. for 7:30 p.m
55 Exhibition Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2PN
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