2nd Easter fun day in Canterbury

 

Written by Aga Gordon

I have just finished making a leaflet and putting the joint press release together for a joint community event in Canterbury. I am very excited about it, as we ran it last year for the first time and it was a good FUN.

For those who don’t know what it is about I shall explain briefly. Easter fun day is a fun packed, family oriented day organized jointly by the Polish Association in Kent (http://www.polskakent.org) in which I am actively involved, Canterbury Library and Canterbury Museum. Last year Spring Lane Community Centre was involved, but this time we invited Riverside Children’s Centre to take part. One of the reasons for this is that I have developed close links with them, through organising a Polish mother and toddler group on their premises, sitting at their Operational Board as a parent representative, and of course using their excellent services together with my little girl.

The idea of the event is to bring the British and Polish communities closer through learning about their mutual customs and ,and most importantly just to have FUN!

So if you live in or around Canterbury , know anyone who does, or simply fancy a good day out, you are WELCOME TO JOIN US!

Below you will find some more information, both in English and Polish. PLEASE PASS THE INFORMATION AROUND!

Free Easter Fun Day for Families

Discover how Easter is celebrated in Poland, United Kingdom and around the globe in Canterbury’s free Easter Fun Day, Saturday 16 April.

The fun begins at the Riverside Children’s Centre, Kingsmead between 10am and 12 noon, where families with children can experience Polish Easter customs led by members of the Polish Association in Kent.

  • Decorate an egg or cake and Easter basket
  • Make traditional Easter palm
  • Discover Polish Easter Traditions
  • Taste home made Polish cakes

Activities continue at Canterbury Library, 35 Pound Lane between 2pm and 3pm, with traditional stories read in English and Polish for 3 to 6 year olds.

Round off the day with an entertaining visit to the Museum of Canterbury, Stour Street.  Drop-in anytime between 2pm and 4pm.

  • Decorate eggs and take part in fun and unusual Easter customs from Britain, Poland and around the world.
  • Complete a treasure hunt around the galleries to win a small prize.
  • Included in museum entry charge. Free to Canterbury District Residents Card holders and their families.
  • Age 3 to adult.

The Easter Fun Day is a partnership event led by Polish Association in Kent, Riverside Children’s Centre, Canterbury Museums, and Kent County Council Libraries & Archives.

For further information please call 01227 475550 (Riverside Children’s Centre; http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/chc/chc_riverside_can_home.cfm); 01227 463 608 (Canterbury Library); or 01227 475 202 (Museum of Canterbury); 07878957519 (Aga Gordon, http://www.acgtranslation.co.uk; Polish Association in Kent; http://www.polskakent.org)

WIELKANOCNA FRAJDA

Chcesz się dowiedzieć jak obchodzi się Wielkanoc w Polsce, Wielkiej Brytanii i na świecie? Przyłącz się do nas i weź udział w Wielkanocnej Frajdzie, darmowej imprezie dla rodzin z dziećmi, 16 kwietnia w Canterbury.

Pierwsza część imprezy odbędzie się w Riverside Children’s Centre (Kingsmead) w godzinach 10.00-12.00, gdzie Członkowie Zrzeszenia Polaków Okręgu Kent wraz z pracownikami Riverside Children’s Centre poprowadzą zabawy i zajęcia plastyczne o tematyce wielkanocnej.

  • Udekoruj pisankę lub babeczkę wielkanocną i zrób dla nich koszyczek
  • Zrób tradycyjną palmę wielkanocną
  • Zapoznaj się z polskimi tradycjami
  • Spróbuj przepysznych ciast domowego wypieku

Następnie przenieś się do Biblioteki Miejskiej (35 Pound Lane), gdzie w godzinach między 14.00 a 15.00 możesz:

  • Posłuchać bajek po polsku i angielsku (dzieci w wieku od 3 do 6 lat)
  • Udekorować własną zakładkę do książek

Dzień zakończy się w Muzeum (Stour Street, Canterbury). Możesz tam przyjść kiedy chcesz między 14 a 16.00.

  • Udekoruj pisankę i zapoznaj się ze zwyczajami wielkanocnymi, nie tylko w Polsce i Wielkiej Brytanii, ale i na świecie.
  • Weź udział w poszukiwaniu ‘skarbu’ w zakamarkach muzeum.

Dla posiadaczy karty rezydenta (Canterbury District Residents Card) wstęp wolny;  Osoby spoza regionu uczestniczą po okazaniu biletu wstępu do muzeum. Wiek powyżej 3 lat

Wielkanocna Frajda jest imprezą zorganizowaną wspólnie przez Zrzeszenie Polaków Okręgu Kent (www.polskakent.org), Riverside Children’s Centre , Muzeum w Canterbury oraz Biblioteki i Archiwa Hrabstwa Kent.

Więcej informacji udzielają: Riverside Children Centre, tel. (01227) 475550; Biblioteka w Canterbury, tel. (01227) 463 608 ; Muzeum w Canterbury, tel. (01227) 475 202; Aga Gordon (Zrzeszenie Polaków Okręgu Kent) tel. 07878957519

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Posted on March 7, 2011, in Community work. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’d LOVE to participate and learn more about Polish culture. Wish I lived close enough, but Russia is definitely a bit too far =( I’ll pray for this event, though. I’m sure it will be a lot of fun!

  2. Thank you for your comment Olga:) I think learning about different cultures is fascinating, I wish we got other local communities to participate but this is something I might think of working on next year.
    Russian culture is fascinating, lots of similarities to the Polish ones but also lots of difference at the same time. I love Russian ballads:)
    I hope there will be lots of fun, last year’s even was a success, I hope to do it better this year and make a real difference to the community:) You are always welcome to come over and participate:)

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