Polish Festival @ Federation Square

Bringing a Taste of Poland to Melbourne
Sunday, 15 November 2009

POLE DANCING HITS FEDERATION SQUARE!
Sunday, 15th November will see the stage at Federation Square filled with Pole dancing the whole family can enjoy. For the fifth consecutive year, Federation Square once again plays host to one of Melbourne's biggest and brightest cultural events – the annual Polish Festival @ Federation Square. The aim of the Polish Festival is to bring not only Polish dance but also the unique beauty, flavours and melodies of Poland to Melbourne, transforming our CBD's most prominent landmark into a showcase of a vibrant, 1000-year-old culture in which hospitality and festivity play an integral role. The Festival has something to delight every person and every sense. The square's main stage is a hub of music, colour and animation throughout the day as traditional Polish dances are performed by both adults and children. Down along the Yarra's River Walk, the nose and tastebuds are brought into play as various stalls serve up the classics of Polish cuisine, including mouth-watering kielbasy (sausages), pierogi (dumplings), bigos (hunter's stew) and paczki (doughnuts). There's plenty to keep the kids occupied too, including face-painting and maskmaking, at the free all-day Kids Stop. And for the parents, a shaded beer garden provides the perfect space to relax and enjoy the flavours of Poland's world-famous vodka and beer. The Festival also has plenty to satisfy the shopping bug, with an abundance of merchandise on offer including books, clothes, fashion accessories, Christmas decorations and travel packages, much of it unique to the Festival. Perhaps most enticing is the range of elegant amber jewellery,

Polish Festival @ Federation Square
Bringing a Taste of Poland to Melbourne
Sunday, 15 November 2009

crafted in Poland and renowned worldwide for its beautiful honey colour and calming properties. Set against the sunny spring weather of Melbourne, all this comes together to create a memorable day that allows you to experience the lively, Old World centre of Europe just by taking a short drive/train trip from home. With so much to see, taste and purchase, make sure you don't miss out on this year's Polish Festival @ Federation Square, 10am-5pm on Sunday 15th November.

About the Polish Festival @ Federation Square: The Polish Festival @ Federation Square is a not-for-profit festival run under the auspices of the Polish Community Council of Victoria Inc. Now in its sixth year, the Polish Festival @ Federation Square is a major ethnic event on Melbourne's calendar. For more information please visit www.polishfestival.com.au About the Polish Community Council of Victoria Inc: The Polish Community Council of Victoria Inc. was established in 1962 as the state's peak Polish organization or federation of Victoria's Polish associations, organizations and individual grouping of Polish migrants. The Council represents the concerns, needs, aspirations, achievements and interest of the Polish community of Victoria. Its constituency through Victoria comprises over 40 Polish regional and special interest associations. The role and functions of the Council could be summarised in terms of three key activities: • • • Coordination and advocacy Information dissemination and exchange; Community welfare, relations and development.

For more information please visit www.pccv.org.au For more Polish Festival @ Federation Square information or to arrange an interview, please contact Mateusz Buczko. M: 0434 191 112 E: mateusz_buczko@hotmail.com

The Blum Foundation

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Sydney

Organising Committee of the Polish Festival @ Federation Square
A committee established by the Polish Community Council of Victoria Inc ABN: 53 793 599 879 GPO Box 1123 MELBOURNE VIC 3001

www.polishfestival.com.au

Telephone 03 9629 8277 Fax 03 9629 8377 Email executive@pccv.org.au

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