Poland to create Olympic House in Hammersmith

Photo: Mathiasrex
Photo: Mathiasrex

Poland will base its Olympic House for the London 2012 Games at the Polish Social and Cultural Association building in West London.

The centre on King Street in Hammersmith is known as POSK and already holds Polish cultural activities. It will put on a free programme of events for the public from 27 July – 12 August.

Olympic sporting events with Polish competitors will be broadcast daily and a series of exhibitions will showcase Polish culture.

The event will mainly take place in the venue's jazz club and will include a Polish broadcast of the Olympic Opening Ceremony on 27 July, a concert by singer Janusz Radek on 28 July and meetings with Polish Olympic medalists on 11 August.

The art exhibitions will include a History of 124 Years of Polish Sport Movement from the Polish Olympic Committee and winning works from the Sport in Arts competition run by the Society of Polish Olympic Games Participants and Polish Olympic Committee.

The Polish Tourist Centre will also display a tourism exhibition called Poland Welcomes You.

Events will be free but ticketed, with a ticket office onsite.

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