Dear lovely friends,
Thanks for all your support – I am very happy to announce that Katy Carr and the Aviators will be performing at the following festivals:
18th June – 4pm– Leighton Midsummer Festival : Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Road, Leyton E10 7BL – link to festival here www.walthamforest.gov.uk/katycarr
Leyton Midsummer Festival Sunday 19 June 1pm–6pm, Leyton Jubilee Park Join us for this family-friendly festival with an Eastern European accent, featuring music, delicious food and drink and a variety of arts and craft activities. Compered by Josephine Burton MC, the entertainment stage hosts headliners Yiddish Twist Orchestra with their extraordinary mix of surf rock guitar, calypso and Jewish folk melodies, plus Don Kipper, Katy Carr and The Aviators, Elena Dana and the contemporary, Eastern European music of Muha. Between acts, DJ Penny Metal will provide music throughout the day. Explore folk stories in a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kupalainspired Faery Den, make head-dresses, lanterns and puppets while hearing stories that weave magic and mystery from across the globe with acclaimed story teller Craig Jenkins and designer maker Bryan Woltjen. You can also take part in our annual cycling event Le Tour de Waltham Forest and enjoy a family day out or challenge yourself while raising money for charity. Choose from bronze, silver and gold ride lengths to suit your cycling ability. To register for a ride or find out more visit www.enjoywalthamforest.co.uk/get-involved
23rd July – headline : Diversity Festival – Castle Green EX31 1 Barnstaple, Devon
6th August – Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire.
ADDITIONAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT :
17th June 2016 (Friday) at 20:00- 21:00 at the Polish Hearth Club – Club Ognisko address – 55 Princes Gate, London SW7 2PN- Katy Carr will be singing at the Wstęga Pamięci – Ribbon of Memory Foundation Memorial presentation evening. All welcome – the event will be held in the Presentation Suite on the Second Floor of Club Ognisko and is also marking the commemoration year in Poland of the Cichociemni (The Silent and Unseen) who were the Polish Elite Parachute Regiment and were trained in the UK during WWII.
Link to the event and information on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/383619231762044/
Katy Carr is very excited to be supporting the Wstęga Pamięci – Ribbon of Memory Foundation based in Krakow, Poland and their project which is to build a Polish Home Army Memorial – Armia Krajowa Pomnik at the foot of the Wawel Castle in Krakow on 3rd May 2017 to mark the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Polish Home Army AK. This is their website –www.popieramak.pl/
The architectural design of the memorial was made by Alexander Smaga who won a special competition hosted by the Polish Home Army Veterans Association in 2013. Smaga was born in Vienna and his family were Polish emigrants from Krakow. His family roots are strongly connected with a family of Polish Home Army Veterans including his grandparent General Józef Giza who lead the 5th Wilenska Infantry Brigade during the Italian Campaign of the II Polish Corps during WWII. Already 120,000 Dollars plus has been raised though crowdfunding and the support from the Polish community and over 1500 young Poles. If you would like to support this brave and unique project then please visit their website www.popieramak.pl/ and have the opportunity to have your name engraved on the memorial at the foot of the Wawel Castle in Krakow forever!
It was with great honour that Katy Carr was invited to meet Minister Jan Dziedziczak at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London during his official visit : Minister Jan Dziedziczak- Katy Carr
Below Katy Carr presenting the Minister with her CDs Paszport (2012) and Polonia (2015) which were both inspired by the Freedom Fighters of Poland during WWII.
Please listen to a lovely interview with Katy Carr and POLcast’s Margaret P. Bonikowska who spoke to Katy just a few days before she left for Poland for a tour earlier in 2016 – http://www.mypolcast.com/2016/04/katy-carr-a-british-singer-who-sings-about-polish-history/
BIG THANK-YOUS To Bedford Polish Music Festival for hosting a great event
and for introducing me to the Mayor of Bedford – Dave Hodgson
and to some lovely friends and Polish dancers!
Having some Wojtek the Bear fun with my Scottish sister Janie Orr – looking forward to visiting you all soon in Bonnie Scotland!!! xxxx ))))
Thanks again for all your support of my music and keep in touch and take care
Much love to you all – Katy i Pozdrawiam serdecznie xxxx
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