June 27, 2018 Events

The chance to celebrate all things Polish is on offer in Peterborough city centre this weekend as part of a fun-filled event.

Peterborough Polish Day will take place on Sunday July 1 from 10am until 5pm in Cathedral Square and is the latest event being held as part of Peterborough City Council’s City of Festivals programme.

The annual event, which was set up to celebrate the friendship between Great Britain and Poland, will feature singing, dancing and the opportunity to sample a host of other delights cooked by members of the city’s Polish community.

Award-winning singer Katy Carr will also be performing songs inspired by the Polish Pilots of World War Two as well as an assortment of folk songs and 1940’s music from both countries.

The event continues the proud tradition of celebrating diversity in the city with Diwali, Italian and faith and food festivals among several events already offered by Peterborough communities.

Organiser Dan Guz said: “Once again everyone is warmly welcomed to our Peterborough Polish Day. We are proud to hold this event where we will promote our wonderful country through music, song, dance and traditional Polish food such as our dumplings and our bread and honey.

“This year’s festival promises to be a full and vibrant day with performers in traditional costume sharing the rich folklore of our country’s different towns and regions. I hope lots of people will come and support us.”

Councillor Steve Allen, Peterborough City Council’s Cabinet Member for Recreation said: “Peterborough is a city that warmly embraces its rich tapestry of communities – I hope as many people as possible will head to Cathedral Square to sample the Polish traditions on offer.”