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Afternoon with Zygmunt Sieradzki

Dear Friends,

If you are in Melbourne on April 30, please join us for the next AIPA event.

As you may know, AIPA is more than just a voluntary association. We form an intellectual circle, a group of colleagues and friends who meet regularly and discuss issues that interest us – issues related to Polish and Australian history, society, politics, and culture. After two years of Covid restrictions and no face-to-face events, we finally have a chance to meet with our members and friends in person.

Our next event will have both a social and a cultural focus. The guest of honour will be a film producer, the author, and poet, Mr Zygmunt Sieradzki. He will talk about his recently published poetry book, Accidental Kameleon (not a spelling mistake), and a documentary about his mother Wanda Sieradzka. A Holocaust survivor, journalist, and poet, Sieradzka wrote the lyrics to many popular Polish songs, including the hit Nie płacz, kiedy odjadę (Don’t cry when I’m gone). The song resonated with generations of Poles and was one of the greatest hits of the ’60s. The film will be screened in the second part of the afternoon.

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