Join us at Centrala, our Festival Hub to celebrate the opening of our festival in true Central and Eastern European style with music, film with free food and drinks!
We present a filled evening of music and film, from Young Polish Classical violinists taking inspiration from traditional Polish music to Klezmer bands, Balkan Folk Musicians and culminating with ex-Grindcore Experimental Electronic Pioneers
Expect a selection of specialty Eastern European Drinks and Cocktails, delicious Polish cakes and doughnuts and more!
We will screen a taster of the Festival Films during the evening and a Tribute to the late great Polish director Andrzej Wajda.
Performances during the evening:
Cracovia Quartet: Katarzyna Deja , Olga Eckert , Maja Pluta , Edwin Podolski
Cracovia quartet are 4 young open minded undergraduate violinists from Birmingham Conservatoire.
Ajde Trio – Klezmer band
Ajde Trio met at Birmingham Conservatoire, they bring the sounds of traditional Balkan folk to Britain. Consisting of Katarzyna Deja on violin Antonio Mura on double bass and Tom Goodger on guitar.
Paweł Żaba – composer/accordionist
Paweł Zaba will be singing a variety of Polish songs – mostly folk songs – which he learnt aurally from Poles and Anglo-Poles over the years.
Earth is Flat
Earth Is Flat is a new project by two Polish producers, Kamil Ilcewicz and Kamil Bogusławski. After meeting in a Grindcore band they decided to take a new path and create their own style of composition. Earth Is Flat is a visual and musical experiment that mixes trippy melodies, broken beats and deep bass wrapped up in never ending ideas.
VideoArt- Tribute to Andrzej Wajda
A visual tribute to a great Polish director Andrzej Wajda and his iconic movies inlcuding: Man of Marble, Kanal, The Birch Wood, Ashes and Diamonds and more. Visual created by artist Vj PIetrushka aka Maciek Piatek will be presented at Centrala Art Loft throughout the evening.