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Polish arts festival in bid to end prejudice

A play examining Poland's role during the Second World War will take centre stage as part of a cultural festival celebrating a decade since the country's EU accession.

The 30,000-strong Polish community in Northern Ireland has recently been shaken by racist attacks on ethnic minorities.

Kasia Garbal, chairwoman of the Polish Educational and Cultural Association, said: "In light of the recent spate of racist incidents targeting the Polish community, the festival aims to break down barriers and fight prejudice through arts and culture."

This year's Polish Cultural Week features cinema, art and photography, and Polish men's team Polonia Volleyball Club Eagles will play Ballymoney Blaze.

Today, a theatre in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter will show Chris Dobrowolski's All Roads Lead to Rome. It is in part an investigation into his father's time as a Polish soldier in Italy in the Second World War and partly a reflection on consumerism.

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