A vibrant celebration of Polish dance, song and music presented by over 400 performers from across the UK and Ireland will take place at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall on Saturday 10 March and Sunday 11 March 2018.
The Federation of Polish Folklore Groups in the United Kingdom is proud to present the 10th Polish Folklore Spectacular on the 25th anniversary of the first “festival” held in the UK in Leamington Spa in 1993.
You will be entertained by fourteen song and dance ensembles from London, Manchester, Huddersfield, Dublin, Southampton, Slough, Cambridge, Birmingham and of course the local Leicester troupe “Polesie”.
The ensembles will be showcasing the wide variety of national and regional folk songs and dances in dazzling, authentically reproduced traditional costumes. The energetic and colourful dances will be accompanied by traditional singing as well as music played by live folk orchestras.
The ensembles and performers are all amateurs who regularly perform at a variety of functions, including for royalty and some have appeared on national television. The ensembles are made up of performers who are first, second or third generation Poles and there are even a few performers with no Polish heritage. What unites all the performers and ensembles is a common love for Poland’s rich and colourful culture.
The Federation of Polish Folklore Groups in the United Kingdom is a not-for-profit organisation that supports and promotes Polish cultural activities in the UK. The event occurs every three years, each time in a different British city, to reach as many audiences as possible. Leicester was chosen thanks to its central location and enthusiastic host ensemble.
For more details and tickets Contact De Montfort Hall’s box office or visit their website at www.demontforthall.co.uk
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