On Sunday 19th November REVI will lay a wreath at the Polish War Memorial, Audley End House. Polish Members of the Special Operations Executive trained at Audley End between 1942 and 1944, and this Memorial, near the Lion Gate in West Park, commemorates the achievements of those who parachuted into occupied Poland.
Other Forthcoming Events:
- 5th December 2017: Talk on Victorian Christmas at The Hawthorns, Braintree
- Polish Day 2017: REVI organised its annual event at George Yard, Braintree on Saturday 9th September, 10:00 - 14:00. Stallholders included: OWL Finance, one of the UK's largest networks of financial advisers; Miss Iwona Kaminska, photographs on canvas, particularly of the Kaszuby Forest, Poland; The Coffee Tree, a cafe in Braintree; Apple Fit Baby Boot-ik, shoes for girls & boys; Mrs. Agnieszka Zaba, handicrafts fashioned using the traditional Japanese Kanzashi method; Inspired Crafts, handmade decoupage gifts; Mr. Alojzy Dul, sculptures in linden wood; Polcraft, promoting Polish artists and their work; Londoni, a qualified freelance Florist; Braintree Library, with multicultural books. In addition to local Polish food from The Coffee Tree, visitors were also treated to Polish Dance and Karate Demonstrations by REVI's Volunteers.
- Talk on Diwali Festival at The Hawthorns Retirement Village, Braintree
- Polish Heritage Day: A new initiative of the Polish Embassy, London inviting a celebration of openness, appreciation and better understanding between the Polish Community and the wider British Society. The Annual Event took place on 6th - 7th May. The Logo is based on the white-and-red chequerboard design painted on Polish aeroplanes during the 1940 Battle of Britain. During that Battle Polish Pilots constituted the second largest Allied contingent after the British. During WWII and a subsequent period of Communism, the UK was the refuge of the Polish Government-in-Exile and Free Poles. The Polish Community also includes people who moved to Britain after Poland joined the European Union in 2004. Children from REVI's Polish Children's Club made flags to celebrate the occasion.
- International Day of Happiness: In 2011 the UN General Assembly recognised happiness as a 'fundamental human goal' and called for 'a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to Economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples'. In 2012 the first UN Conference on Happiness took place and the UN General Assembly decreed that the International Day of Happiness would be observed every year on 20th March. Happiness Day, founded on 28/06/2012 with the unanimous adoption of UN Resolution 66/281, saw Illien Global Partner with Action for Happiness in 2017 at the World Happiness Summit. It was celebrated for the first time in 2013. In 2017 children from REVI's Polish Children's Club, Braintree designed a Happy T-Shirt to mark the occasion.