An Aberdeen group is marking two important milestones with a programme of cultural events.
The Polish Association Aberdeen has organised a number of activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary since Poland gained its independence.
It is also a special occasion for the organisation which is celebrating its 25th year.
Events take place from November 1 until November 5, and include a range of different activities, including a Polish-Scottish production of Lilies by Lustro Sceny/Mirror of the Stage, an Edinburgh-based theatre group which adapts Polish literature for the stage.
It takes place at the Arts Centre on November 3, at 7pm.
On the same day, there will also be the opening of the Women of Independence exhibition, which looks at the influential ladies who were pivotal in helping Poland get its independence.
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Lecturers will deliver talks on a variety of topics throughout the week, including on Poland’s partition and road to independence. Those speaking include Professor Karin Friedrich, Dr Helen Lynch, Dr Elwira Grossman and Professor Zdzislaw Bieganski.
Mateusz Lagoda, president of the Polish Association Aberdeen, said: “It’s a special occasion, there’s a lot planned. We are the oldest association in the city, it is our 25th anniversary this year.
“Hopefully it’s a great occasion and a celebration of this multicultural city of ours.”
The programme includes performances in Polish from theatre group Teatr Polski, who will put on a show at St John’s Church on November 1 at 7pm, and November 4 at St Mary’s Cathedral and piano concerts.
Designed to bring Polish and Scottish cultures together, there will be a ceilidh at Exodus on November 2, where ceilidh band Danse McCabre will perform a number of different Scottish and Polish songs and dancing while traditional foods from both countries will be served.
To find out more about the full range of events, visit The Polish Association Aberdeen’s website at