St John's is delighted to host a performance by an internationally acclaimed Polish folk song and dance group.
  • Date 5 May 2019 - 5.30 p.m. - 5 May 2019 - 6.30 p.m.
  • Location The Auditorium, St John's College

Oxford Polish SocietyThe event is part of a celebration of the Polish Constitution Day, which is a Polish national and public holiday that takes place on 3 May. The holiday celebrates the declaration of the Constitution of 3 May 1791, when the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth’s constitution was adopted. It was the first constitution in modern Europe and second in the world, following the American one. It was a significant achievement of the Polish Enlightenment thinkers.

Mazury Dance GroupThe group performing is Mazury Dance Company. Mazury Dance Company is an internationally acclaimed Polish folk song and dance group. It is one of the largest and longest-established Polish dance groups in the UK. Set up in 1949, it has more than 120 members. Over the years they have performed Polish national and regional songs and dances to audiences throughout the UK and Europe. Follow the link to experience their work:

Entrance is free and open to all. For more details visit:

Polish Heritage DaysThe celebration is organised with the help of the Polish Embassy in London as part of  Polish Heritage Days 2019

The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in London, Arkady Rzegocki, said: 'I would like to warmly invite everyone to join us in the Polish Heritage Days celebrations which for the third time will take place across the whole of the United Kingdom around the 3rd of May Constitution Day. Let’s share our culture and heritage with our neighbours, let’s challenge stereotypes, let’s showcase our openness, tolerance, and engagement in the life of local communities in the United Kingdom. We have a choice of around 150 events which will be organised by the Polish community together with our British friends and neighbours in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. I hope that, as we celebrate Polish Heritage Days, we can share with our British friends the richness of our culture and tradition.'