Events & workshops

Jul
25
Tue
Guided Tour, Talk and film ‘Overcoming Fate’
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join our popular guided tour of the galleries, includes talk & film’ Overcoming Fate’

With Subtitles.

Hosted visit, open to individuals and small groups up to 8.

The museum opens at 10am, we will serve morning tea and start with a talk at 10.15am, the event will finish around 12noon, with free time to wander the exhibits.

$10 per person. Morning tea/coffee and biscuits included. Bookings not required.

See this deeply moving, creative and contemporary film interpretation of the Polish Pahiatua children’s story, as recalled 70 years on.

‘The heroes of my film are Polish children who survived deportation to Siberia together with their families, and then, as a result of exile in wartime, went to the port of Wellington [in New Zealand]’ says director Marek Lechowicz. ‘Most of these children lost their loved ones and have not yet visited the homeland’.

This hauntingly creative interpretation of the children’s stories, recalled 70 years later by participants, is accompanied by documentary footage and contemporary poetic and artistic works.

‘Overcoming Fate’ was filmed around New Zealand and in Poland. Screened nationwide on Polish television, it marks a milestone in national consciousness due to the former communist government’s suppression of Soviet involvement in the deportation of Polish families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug
22
Tue
Guided Tour, Talk and film ‘Overcoming Fate’
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join our popular guided tour of the galleries, includes talk & film’ Overcoming Fate’

With Subtitles.

Hosted visit, open to individuals and small groups up to 8. Larger groups please book with staff.

The museum opens at 10am, we will serve morning tea and start with a talk at 10.15am, the event will finish around 12noon, with free time to wander the exhibits.

$10 per person. Morning tea/coffee and biscuits included. Bookings not required.

See this deeply moving, creative and contemporary film interpretation of the Polish Pahiatua children’s story, as recalled 70 years on.

‘The heroes of my film are Polish children who survived deportation to Siberia together with their families, and then, as a result of exile in wartime, went to the port of Wellington [in New Zealand]’ says director Marek Lechowicz. ‘Most of these children lost their loved ones and have not yet visited the homeland’.

This hauntingly creative interpretation of the children’s stories, recalled 70 years later by participants, is accompanied by documentary footage and contemporary poetic and artistic works.

‘Overcoming Fate’ was filmed around New Zealand and in Poland. Screened nationwide on Polish television, it marks a milestone in national consciousness due to the former communist government’s suppression of Soviet involvement in the deportation of Polish families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
8
Sun
Auck. Heritage Festival: Guided Tour, Talk and film ‘Poles Apart’
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Poles Apart Museum shop

Hosted Visit, open to individuals and small groups: join our popular guided tour of the galleries. Hear an introductory talk and watch the film ‘Poles Apart’.

The museum will open at 10am, we will serve morning tea and start with a talk at 10.15am, the event will finish around 12noon, with free time to wander the exhibits The museum will stay open till 4pm. Price is $10 per person. Morning tea / coffee / biscuits included. Bookings not required.

‘Poles Apart’ (1 hour) tells the poignant story and background of 733 Polish children and 102 adults who came to live in Pahiatua, New Zealand, 1944. These survivors were forcibly deported from Poland to Russia during World War 2 then evacuated to Persia during a short amnesty. They eventually found a home in New Zealand.

 

 

 

Oct
15
Sun
Auck. Heritage Festival: Guided Tour, Talk and film ‘Poles Apart’
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Poles Apart Museum shop

Hosted Visit, open to individuals and small groups: join our popular guided tour of the galleries. Hear an introductory talk and watch the film ‘Poles Apart’.

The museum will open at 10.15 am, we will serve morning tea and start with a talk at 10.30am, the event will finish around 12.30pm, with free time to wander the exhibits The museum is open till 4pm. Price is $10 per person. Morning tea / coffee / biscuits included. Bookings not required.

‘Poles Apart’ (1 hour) tells the poignant story and background of 733 Polish children and 102 adults who came to live in Pahiatua, New Zealand, 1944. These survivors were forcibly deported from Poland to Russia during World War 2 then evacuated to Persia during a short amnesty. They eventually found a home in New Zealand.

 

 

 

Dec
10
Sun
‘Christmas in Poland’ workshop for family/adults 2017
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

This workshop starts at 2pm and runs till 4pm, please ring to book. $8per person including all adults.

Come celebrate a Polish Christmas with us, hear stories traditions and make decorations, using paper and wool.

Workshop for families and individual adults too

  • Make wool spiders and paper chains with a twist for your own Christmas tree.
  • Create your own unique paper Christmas start
  • Taste the Polish ginger biscuit called Pierniki
  • Learn some Christmas Eve traditions, watching the first star and Wigilia supper

Workshop is available for adults and/or children during the week a time and date to suit you…..

Dec
17
Sun
‘Christmas in Poland’ workshop for family/adults 2017
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

This workshop starts at 2pm and runs till 4pm, please ring to book. $8per person including all adults.

Come celebrate a Polish Christmas with us, hear stories traditions and make decorations, using paper and wool.

Workshop for families and individual adults too

  • Make wool spiders and paper chains with a twist for your own Christmas tree.
  • Create your own unique paper Christmas start
  • Taste the Polish ginger biscuit called Pierniki
  • Learn some Christmas Eve traditions, watching the first star and Wigilia supper

Workshop is available for adults and/or children during the week a time and date to suit you…..

May
15
Tue
AOEF Talk, Tour and Film ‘Poles Apart’
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

This Event is part of the Arts Out East Festival 2018

View stunning original artworks by local artist Lindy Fisher and discover the story of 733 Polish children invited to NZ during WW2. Watch Poles Apart and peruse the galleries.

Hear an introductory talk about the Stefania Dancing Slippers artworks by Lindy Fisher, book written by Jennifer Beck.

Open to individuals and small groups.

Price is $10 per person. Sorry no eftpos available, receipt given.

Bookings not required.

‘Poles Apart’ (1 hour) tells the poignant story and background of 733 Polish children and 102 adults who came to live in Pahiatua, New Zealand, 1944. These survivors were forcibly deported from Poland to Russia during World War 2 then evacuated to Persia during a short amnesty. They eventually found a home in New Zealand.

 

 

 

Dec
16
Sun
Celebrate a Polish Christmas workshop 2018
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BOOKING RECOMMENDED

Starts at 2pm and runs for 2 hours till 4pm

Celebrate a Polish Christmas with paper and wool decorations.

  • Make wool spiders and paper chains with a twist for your own Christmas tree.
  • Create your own unique paper Christmas star to hang
  • Taste the Polish ginger biscuit called Pierniki
  • Learn some Christmas Eve traditions, watching the first star and Wigilia supper

This workshop is available for adults and/or children during the weeks leading to Christmas.

Dec
15
Sun
Celebrate a Polish Christmas workshop 2019
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

BOOKING RECOMMENDED

Starts at 2pm and runs for 2 hours till 4pm

Celebrate a Polish Christmas with paper and wool decorations.

  • Make wool spiders and paper chains with a twist for your own Christmas tree.
  • Create your own unique paper Christmas star to hang
  • Taste the Polish ginger biscuit called Pierniki
  • Learn some Christmas Eve traditions, watching the first star and Wigilia supper

This workshop is available for adults and/or children during the weeks leading to Christmas.