22.06.2019 Events, History, Literature, Theatre Anne Hathaway's CottageStratford-Upon-Avon CV37 9HH

Sobootka: Poems, Stories and Songs 🗺

Sobootka: Poems, Stories and Songs

We’re delighted to invite you to a family-friendly midsummer celebration in a truly Polish style.


Join us for a Family Picnic packed with fun rituals, performances and activities.

The programme includes art and craft workshops (like a flower wreath making), storytelling of the best and most famous Polish legends and folk tales, poetry reading by Bohdan Piasecki or Fern Flower treasure hunt. 

Not to mention a photo booth, traditional bonfire, Polish cusine and free donuts by The Polish Bakery!


We will also entertain you with the performances by Alternative Strings and Shakespeare Aloud!, as well as an unmissable ‘The Song of St John’s Eve’ by Jan Kochanowski, performed by Urszula Bock of Opera Emporio.


Bringing together traditions from across the Europe and inspirations from the pagan solstice rituals of Kupala night we will celebrate midsummer in an original and extraordinary way. 

the rituals may have changed over the centuries but the Polish midsummer celebration is still a time for people to gather and enjoy the warmth of the season with family and friends.


‘Sobootka’ is organised in colaboration with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as a part of the annual Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival .

Scheduled Events >History >Literature >Theatre
Anne Hathaway's CottageStratford-Upon-Avon CV37 9HH Map

Shakespeare and Poland Festival 24-25 June 2023

A weekend of events celebrating Polish cultural heritage, and the cultural connections between Britain & Poland, combining literature, theatre, music and a family-friendly picnic with nature-themed activities.
24 06.2023 25 06.2023 Events, History, Literature, Music, Theatre

A Feminist Writer without a Home |

A rediscovery of the fascinating profile and output of feminist writer Sophie Gaudier-Brzeska, with artist Ania Ready whose encounter with her archive led to a seven-year research project.
08 06.2023 Events, Literature

Szymanowski’s ‘Stabat Mater’ by the London Symphony

Polish composer Karol Szymanowski will be performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, The concert will also feature performances by Polish singers Iwona Sobotka (soprano) and Hanna Hipp (alto).
16 08.2023 Events, Music