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Wed, 22 May



We are launching PL20NI!

Join in for the exciting launch of PL20NI! Let's celebrate together on the 22nd of May 2024 at the BlackBox!

We are launching PL20NI!
We are launching PL20NI!

Time & Location

22 May 2024, 19:00 – 22:00

Belfast, 18-22 Hill St, Belfast BT1 2LA, UK

About the Event

Join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Polish community!

We invite you to be part of the launch of the PL20NI project, showcasing the vibrant tapestry of the Polish community in Northern Ireland. Hear stories and experiences from the past 20 years, as well as discussions on hopes and aspirations for the future.

Shared Stories

The first part of he event will focus on the experiences of the Polish community in Northern Ireland promises to shed light on the remarkable stories of individuals who have migrated to this part of the world and managed to establish successful lives, despite facing cultural and language barriers. Discover the personal journeys of those who have chosen to make Northern Ireland their home, away from the familiar support of family and friends.

Former BBC journalist, Mark Davenport, will be hosting the discussion, providing a platform for the panelists to share their unique experiences and insights and showcase the diverse talents and skills that they bring to the region.

Shared Craic

The panel discussion will follow by a solo art-pop act by PINSLEEP*, performed by acclaimed violinist, singer, and producer Aga Olek.

Come and celebrate with us the integration of the Polish community into the fabric of Northern Ireland, and enjoy a night of music and culture. *PINSLEEP is a solo, art-pop act by an acclaimed, Belfast-based violinist, singer and producer Aga Olek.

Through the use of layered violin, guitar effects, voice and electronics Pinsleep creates soundscapes inspired by the sci fi literature and the inner cosmos. Bringing together her experience across different genres, Pinsleep is crossing the boundaries between pieces, songs and improvisation.

As a classically trained musician Aga has branched out as an independent artist after years of actively performing in several formations. Since moving to Belfast in 2020, she has recorded and toured with many acts including the Northern Irish Music Prize winner, Arborist, Laytha or Wildes.

The PL20NI project is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

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