Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Wayne's wean

Wayne bacame a father of a wee wean called Eva. Best wishes for the whole family! :)


hand-made by Marzanna

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Making Homes

Men make houses, women make homes...

A card desinged for the 'Making Homes' women's creative writing project.

by Marzanna

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

St Andrew's Day / Andrzejki

Friday, 30.11.2012
Glasgow, Anniesland

Dress up as your FUTURE!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Party time!

It's today! 

We will play some rock, pop, oldies, goodies and Polish hits so bring your dancing shoes with you!

Funny competitions

Your entry money buys you a lottery ticket: £5

MellowDee Bar
86 Saltmarket
G1 5LD Glasgow, United Kingdom
Phone: 07935 39920
Join us on the dance floor and win fantastic prizes with our competitions!

The prizes are sponsored by:  
Fiona Frank
Jonathan Ducarr
Ksiazka.co.uk - Twoja księgarnia na wyspach (Polish bookshop in the UK)
Łukasz Pawłowski
M-Shop - Polskie kosmetyki w UK (Polish cosmetics in the UK)
Black Zebra
Polish Language Glasgow

And here are some photos from the last party:


Tuesday, 19 June 2012


Once upon a time there was a teeny-tiny woman who lived in a teeny-tiny house in a teeny-tiny village. Now, one day this teeny-tiny woman put on her teeny-tiny bonnet, and went out of her teeny-tiny house to take a teeny-tiny walk. And when this teeny-tiny woman had gone a teeny-tiny way, she came to a teeny-tiny gate; so the teeny-tiny woman opened the teeny-tiny gate, and went into a teeny-tiny churchyard. And when this teeny-tiny woman had got into the teeny-tiny churchyard, she saw a teeny-tiny bone on a teeny-tiny grave, and the teeny-tiny woman said to her teeny-tiny self, 'This teeny-tiny bone will make me some teeny-tiny soup for my teeny-tiny supper.' So the teeny-tiny woman put the teeny-tiny bone into her teeny-tiny pocket, and went home to her teeny-tiny house.

Now, when the teeny-tiny woman got home to her teeny-tiny house, she was a teeny-tiny bit tired; so she went up her teeny-tiny stairs to her teeny-tiny bed, and put the teeny-tiny bone into a teeny-tiny cupboard. And then this teeny-tiny woman had been to sleep a teeny-tiny time, she was wakened by a teeny-tiny voice from the teeny-tiny cupboard, which said:

'Give me my bone!'


And this teeny-tiny woman was a teeny-tiny frightened, so she hid her teeny-tiny head under the teeny-tiny clothes and went to sleep again. And when she had been to sleep again a teeny-tiny time, the teeny-tiny voice again cried out from the teeny-tiny cupboard a teeny-tiny louder,

'Give me my bone!'

This made the teeny-tiny woman a teeny-tiny more frightened, so she hid her teeny-tiny head a teeny-tiny further under the teeny-tiny clothes. And when the teeny-tiny woman had been to sleep again a teeny-tiny time, the teeny-tiny voice from the teeny-tiny cupboard said again a teeny-tiny louder,

'Give me my bone!'

And this teeny-tiny woman was a teeny-tiny bit more frightened, but she put her teeny-tiny head out of the teeny tiny clothes, and said in her loudest teeny-tiny voice, 'TAKE IT!'

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Friday, 8 June 2012

Vladimir Golub

Picture of the artist found on artbaltica.com

Fragments of 'V. Golub: Merging Two Epochs' by Nadia Antonchik, art-critic
(source: www.culture.lt)

Paintings from the 'City Romance' collection.

"Vladimir GOLUB was born in 1953 in a small town of Slutsk, Byelorussia. Still a teenager he knew for sure that he would be a painter. When he was 12 he left his parents` home to enter an All-Byelorussian Music and Fine Arts School. Later Vladimir entered the Easel-Painting Department of Byelorussian Academy of Arts. He graduated from it in 1977 acquiring in this way the best professional artistic education available in his country."

"Now the painter and his family live in Vilnius. There he co-operates with local art galleries. He often leaves Vilnius for Poland to take part in plain-airs or for Grodno, an ancient town in Byelorussia, to work in the tranquil atmosphere of his first studio where 20 years ago he conceived a series of ancestor myths."

"A roguishly graceful model of Golub with her lustrous eyes implying a mystery known only to herself, sloping shoulders, long white neck and half-naked breast immediately attracts spectators` attention."

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Martin Klimas

From a height of three metters, porcelain figurines are dropped on the ground, and the sound they make when they hit trips the shooter release. The result: rasor-sharp images of desturbing beauty-temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by the high speed photography technology. The porcelain statuette bursting into pieces isn't what really captures the attention; the fascitanipo lies in the genesis of a dinamic figure that replaces the static pose. In sontrast to the inertness of the intact kitsch figurines Klimas started out with, the photographs of their destruction possess a poverfully narrative character. 
(source: http://www.martin-klimas.de/)

Visit Martin Klimas Photography website for more incredible images!

Friday, 25 May 2012

Let's dance!

It’s tomorrow!

Join us on the dance floor and win fantastic prizes with our competitions!

The prizes are sponsored by 
Fiona Frank
Ksiazka.co.uk - Twoja księgarnia na wyspach (Polish bookshop in the UK)
Łukasz Pawłowski
M-Shop - Polskie kosmetyki w UK (Polish cosmetics in the UK)
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
Polish Language Glasgow

Friday, 4 May 2012

Bringing Jews together

KLEZMER music arrived in Dunoon on Sunday at the latest event in the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities' Being Jewish in Scotland project.

Guests enjoyed a celebration of Jewish music with Glasgow's newest klezmer band, Kasha-Malasha.

BJiS project worker Fiona Frank said: "We'd been in touch with five or six local Jewish people prior to the event and weren't expecting a big audience. "However, when the doors of Sandford Village Hall opened at 3pm, more than 30 people turned up. 

"One woman who had recently moved to the area and was really missing contact with other Jewish people had been very surprised to see a notice about a Jewish event in the local paper. She came along with her husband. 

"Another was working in the area for a couple of weeks on a local farm and had heard about the event from a Jewish friend. 

"A third, an Israeli, came with her husband, a local man. Other people had seen the event advertised in the local paper and came because of an interest in Judaism or in klezmer." 

A kosher buffet was served and Fiona led a 'get-to-know-you' session. 

After the meal, everyone headed to the Braes in Dunoon where John Kelly and his musician friends had invited Kasha-Malasha to join in their regular Sunday afternoon music performance. 

After a few traditional Scottish tunes from John's group, it was time for klezmer.
Bob Leiser on double bass, Mirek Pukacz on fiddle, Richard Norris on clarinet and Fiona herself on concertina and melodeon, accompanied Marzanna Antoniak who sang a selection of traditional songs in Russian, Polish and Yiddish. 

Fiona led the audience in some traditional klezmer dancing.

After the music and dancing, some of the Jewish people from the area got together to share their experiences of being Jewish in Scotland. They shared contact details and hope to keep on meeting.

by Jewish Telegraph

photos by Aileen MacNicol (Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard)