Katy Carr’s Feb/March 2011 Newsletter

Hello from Katy Carr!

First of all thanks to all you lovely people for posting such fantastic messages on my birthday,1st Feb 2011. I had over 400 and so apologies if i haven’t responded. Know that I read every single one and that I thank you sincerely!
The biggest birthday present i had was having my third album ‘Coquette,’ placed on British Airways inflight entertainment. My album will be available for easy listening 20000 feet above sea level as well as low level local flights. For the the direct link for BA’s current onboard entertainment press here

Channel 15 Easy Listening : – Katy Carr Coquette (2009)

‘The Dame Vera Lynn of alternative folk (and a qualified pilot) is in full flight. Stories of WWII Europe and Spitfire pilots mingle in this exquisite and original scrapbook of 21st-century vocal delights.’

I am very excited to announce that in association with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland here in London, Kazimierz, ‘Kazik’ Piechowski whose incredible story of escape from Auschwitz concentration camp inspiring both my song ‘Kommander’s Car’ and documentary, ‘Kazik and the Kommander’s Car’ will be visiting Britain for the first time at the end of March 2011 for a series of special events…. Kazik is now 91 years old and his story is a great inspiration to all of us so these events are not to be missed! [Please see details below.] In addition not only have the Arts Council of England granted funding for the Katy Carr and the Aviators ‘Escapologist’ Tour around the UK, April – Jun 2011 but  I have also landed the support slot for the British Barber Shop Boys 2011 UK tour so will no doubt more of you all this 2011!
I am putting a request out – i have to play music and visit carehomes and schools with regards part of my Arts council tour so send me any contacts you may have.  I am very interested in collecting responses from young people with regards Kazik’s story and also collating stories from the  WW2 veterans of all nationitites.  So no matter what story, if you have any interesting to tell me let me know and i may write about it in a book i will publish in Sept 2011. Also if you have any good care homes, schools that you think would appreciate a visit from me let me know! But most importantly stay safe, keep in touch and see you soon! xxxxxxxxx kc

Please see below for full details on these two special events regarding Kazik’s visit to London.

29th Mar 2011, 6.30pm, POLISH EMBASSY, PORTLAND PLACE – private function
Kazik’s official address and welcome by the Ambassador of the Polish Embassy here in London
Screening of ‘Kazik and the Kommander’s Car’
Concert by Katy Carr
Press conference with Kazik at 5pm

31st Mar 2011, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, BADEN-POWELL HOUSE, KENSINGTON
(Public event, donations to the Museum of Auschwitz)
(In association with Kinoteka film festival, the Polish Cultural Institute)
Film screening of ‘Kazik and the Kommander’s Car’
First ever screening of ‘Kommander’s Car’ music video
Concert by Katy Carr with British scouts of both Polish and British origin
A letter from Chief Scout Bear Grylls being presented to Kazik by the Scout Association
Exhibition by Galen Wainwright of drawings in charcoal featured in the film, which tell the story of Kazik’s escape

Katy’s January and February 2011 thankyous go to :

My stylist, Tommy Lloyd-Baker, Katie England [make-up], Jay McLaughlin [photography], all at Hedna’s and @ The Stables Theatre Milton Keynes for a lovely gig, Andy Hankdog for putting me on @ the Old Nun’s Head, Maya @ The Open Arts Cafe for her Untold stories event in memorial of the 66th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz as well as David Russell who screened ‘Kazik at the Kommander’s Car,’ and coordinated of the Tower Hamlets Holocaust Memorial Day programme. His quote is below

“From the moment that the first note is struck of Katy Carr’s song Kommander’s Car, which is the heart of this remarkable story, to the emotional climax that is Kazik’s incredible escape from Auschwitz, rendered in a beautiful animation, one is gripped by this extraordinary short film. A must see.”
BUY  ‘COQUETTE’ If you would like a copy of Coquette [£10] please email me info@katycarr.com and I will send you a way you can buy it on paypal x x


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