The recently set up Maltese-Polish Friendship Society is planning to take a more proactive role in the coming months by organising activities that will strengthen the cultural ties between the two countries and popularise the knowledge about life in Malta and Poland.

The idea of the society is the brainchild of three Polish ladies who have settled in Malta and want to encourage the flow of the cultural activities from both countries. Led by an organising committee made up of Aurelia Brockdorff, Karolina Dreliszak and Aneta Turek-Saliba, the society aims to provide a central point of contact for Poles living in Malta.

"We would like to see the peoples of Malta and Poland more acquainted with each other's history, traditions and socio-economic achievement," Mrs Brockdorff said.

The society is prepared to collaborate with Maltese institutions and organisations to reach its objectives. "We are collaborating with St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta, where we are planning to hold a concert by two renowned Polish musicians at this prestigious cultural centre," she said.

"On Saturday, March 10, pianist Danuta Mroczek-Szlezer and violinist Mieczyslaw Szlezer will be giving a concert at St James' Music Room. They will be playing sonatas by two Polish composers Grazyna Bacewicz and Karol Szymanowski, apart from another sonata by Johann Sebastian Bach."

Tickets are Lm4. After the 70-minute concert, patrons will be invited to meet the two musicians at St James' Main Hall during a vin d'honeur presented by Marsovin wines.

As a first step, all Poles in Malta are being invited to contact the Maltese-Polish Friendship Society in the coming days. More information about the society may be obtained from or by phoning 9949-4646.

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