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Polish Kaleidoscope ‘different aspects of modern Polish culture’


Polish Kaleidoscope Presented by the Polish Cultural Festival Association and Applied Psychology and Social Research Group at Edinburgh Napier University

The Polish Cultural Festival Association has the pleasure of inviting you to the Polish Kaleidoscope programme of events. Throughout a series of public lectures and cultural events taking place during 2011 we aim to present different cultural aspects of Modern Poland. We hope to stimulate interesting discussions and shine the spotlight on the current issues in Polish modern culture. These issues are showcased through Polish contemporary cinema, design, animation, literature, urban design, history and language.

Throughout this series we want to bring people’s perceptions of Poland up to date and allow them to achieve a greater understanding of this rapidly changing European country. A lecture on is developed in collaboration with Applied Psychology and Social Research Group at Edinburgh Napier University. To find out more about these events and for the latest updates visit our Facebook page (Polish Cultural Festival Association).

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Narrating Post-Socialist ‘Transition’: Contextualising Migration from Poland to the UK A talk by Dr Kathy Burrell, Reader in Migration and Material Culture at De Montfort University

Her research interests have focused on Polish migration to the UK since the Second World War and she has interviewed many Polish migrants in Britain, asking them not only about their experiences of migration, but also about their pre-migration lives in Poland. She has published widely on different aspects of Polish migration, including her edited volume Polish Migration to the UK in the ‘New’ European Union: After 2004, published with Ashgate in 2009, and recent articles in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Journal of Material Culture, Mobilities and Journal of Transport Geography. This talk focuses on the experiences of the people she has interviewed and their life history narratives during the ‘transition’ era from socialism to capitalism in Poland after 1989. These people’s stories shed light on what this transition meant for ordinary people, and ultimately help to explain how a new culture of emigration was created.

Venue Date & time Tickets

Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston Campus, Room B2 Edinburgh EH10 5DT 14 October 2011, 6.00pm–7.00pm with Q&A Free event


Wsp贸lnota Polska Senat Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej

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