Katy Carr’s June/ July 2012 Newsletter

I hope that you are all enjoying the summer. This months newsletter is really to say a big thank you to all who have supported our events this month of June 2012.

20th June 2012 marked the 70th anniversary of Kazik Piechowski’s escape from Auschwitz. Imprisoned for being a Polish boy scout we thought it quite fitting to share his story with as many scout groups as possible across the globe. In fact the total number of scouts who viewed our film reached approx 60000. This was made possible due to the close cooperation of the Scout Association in the UK and the Museum of Scouting in Warsaw, Poland.

Kazik’s story has been a major force of inspiration for my music over the past few years. Since I met Kazik in 2009 and presented him with my song, ‘Kommander’s Car,’ [watch music video here], I have been injected with an overwhelming desire to find out more about my own Polish roots and heritage. So please watch this space as my 4th album inspired by further stories kazik shared with me is released this autumn 2012.

 

In addition to sharing Kazik’s story with scout groups we have also been gathering responses from our website www.kazikfilm.com so please follow this ‘say something’ if you would like to leave a message about the English version of the film Kazik and the Kommander’s Car which is available to view below for a limited time only on the main page….
A Polish version of Kazik i Samochód komendanta available to view on the Museum of Scouting, Warsaw website –
Katy Carr i Muzeum Harcerstwa zapraszają -oniecznie zobaczcie ten film!!
please also send your responses here ‘say something’


watch a special message from Katy and Hannah for the film event here

I am also happy to announce that my Arts Council funded tour,‘The Escapologist Tour’ has been recently nominated for the prestigious National Lottery Awards 2012.

Big thanks this month go to: The London Borough of Wandsworth for organising the Queen’s Jubilee street party in Balham and to Francesca Ter- Berg and all at Kings Place for having Katy Carr and the Aviators perform at the Songlines festival earlier this month. Also to Enfield Council for funding my Heart Poland project with regards sharing Polish history through Kazik’s story in selected schools across the Borough of Enfield. More info on this and our collaborators to follow ….
Some interesting events where Katy Carr will be performing in July include :-
14th July – Pirates of the Thames, boat party on the Royal Princess – please feel free to come and sing some sea shanties more info here buy tickets here
15th July – Polish Day at Bletchley Park, „Polskiego Dnia w Bletchley Park”Home of the Enigma machine, The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB
– ‘Carr is a fine example of that much-maligned beast we call Authenticity…’
– ‘Her idiosyncrasy as a musician meant she’d have to forge ahead under her own steam – even the most avowedly avant labels fight shy of butterflies they can’t easily net… ‘
– ‘She’s a true original, standing out like the spark generated by a Swan Vesta applied to a cigarette in the Blackout.’
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WITH LOVE,
PIEKNEGO DNIA I NIECH ZYJE POLSKA!
Katy Carr and The Aviators
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