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A few centimetres of snow and Southampton grinds to a halt! Welcome to England!

We’ve been working hard to prepare for sEUthampton, the photo and art exhibition which begins in The Marlands Mall on 19 February. The opening will take place from 5.00pm in the Mall. We’ve got nearly 20 photographers/artists taking part The opening will include some music from local Polish band. Johnny Worker! Come along if you can. Also if you have some spare time over the next couple of weekends we could use your help. Contact Konrad and Anna on

Let's Talk About is happening this week on its new day and new venue. It will now take place on Thursday evenings and the new venue is The Itchen Gallery and Coffee Shop in St Mary Street. The first date there is 5 February at 7.00pm. Come along this Thursday ! It's a great place.

Here is a full list of events happening soon......


1 'Let's Talk About' Thursday 5 February at 7.00pm The Itchen Gallery and Coffee shop, 68 St Mary Street, so14 1nw. New evening and new café. Come along for a chat and meet some new people, find out more about British culture and listen to interesting guests

Our next Advice Evening takes place on Friday 13 February from 6pm to 8pm at George Williams House, YMCA Building , Cranbury Place SO14 0LG (near London Road and Inner Avenue )
We offer benefits, housing and employment advice
We can help with practical problems, information about schools, driving, health etc
We can tell you about English lessons
We can help with tax returns, business plans and CV's
We can help you fill in forms

With the help of Polish* Psychologists Club we can also talk to you confidentially about personal problems, stress, family problems etc........or you can just come along and say hello!

On the last Tuesday in each month Target Accounting and Lloyd’s/TSB Bank run an open evening at Target’s office 488 Portswood Road so173sp. It’s a chance to open accounts and to ask any banking, financial or tax questions with Polish interpreters available. The next one takes place on Tuesday 24 February from 7pm. For more details contact Pawel on 02380 555940 or

4 Our playgroup at St Boniface Church, Shirley High Street happens each Tuesday morning. If you have children under 5, or know people who have, it is a great place to come. It runs from 10am, and is open to all Eastern/Central European families.

5 sEUthampton our photo and art exhibition takes place in The Mall Marlands from 19 February to 2 March. Pop in and have a look

* We have translation into Polish available at all of our meetings, but will always try to offer translation into other languages. Let us know if this is needed

What's On

On the 7th of February the Polish Consul from London comes to Southampton. The Consul’s Open day will take place in S.O.S. Polonia Drop-in-Centre, The Park House, 2 Brunswick Place , Southampton from 10am to 5pm For more details go to This is a great opportunity for Polish people to resolve any matters such as legal/administrative/nationality/passports/lost documents without going to London, taking a day off from work, queuing long hours etc.

Southampton City Art Gallery is open every day except Monday, and it’s free! It’s just above Central Library. Why not pay it a visit?

Work Available!

I’m looking for someone from the EU who is not Polish, to talk about their life,, their country and why they are here in the UK, and to share some of their experiences on the afternoon of Wednesday 15 April. The speaker will receive £40!

Cleaner required in the Bitterne Park area Thursday and Fridays 3.30-6pm. A small amount of driving also involved. £8/hr. If interested or require further information please phone Lise on 023 80551526.

Some time ago I made a request for someone to teach Polish to an English guy. Sadly I've lost the names of those who responded! Sorry. If you'd be interested in teaching Polish, let me know

Empathy is a voluntary organisation, set up to support the needs of black and ethnic minority communities and voluntary sector. They are seeking an individual who has a good understanding of the BME community and voluntary sector to apply for an interesting post.

The role will involve working closely with the BME voluntary and community sector. You will be involved in recruiting groups and individuals to attend training/network events, help produce Empathy’s newsletter and supporting Empathy’s aims. The job is for 12 hours per week and you will be paid £8 per hour. For more details mail

Skills required: Good understanding of the BME community and voluntary sector. Good written and spoken skills Computer literate Confident in using excel and word Work flexible hours and some evening work Self motivated and confident

House to Rent

A house in St Denys is available for rent from the 1st March.
It's a 2 bed terraced, both double bedrooms, large kitchen, solid wood floor living room, double glazed, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, upstairs bathroom (recently fitted), quiet street, close to town and st Denys train St, road parking (no permits req.), nice garden, modern decor.
Can be part furnished (sofa etc) Ideal for couple/ small family/ 2 house-sharers. It's 750 p/c month plus 500 pound deposit. Plus 6 month min contract.
To arrange viewing contact

Volunteers Needed

I'd like 2 or 3 volunteers for Tuesday morning 24 March for a meeting with some professionals to share about their experiences in the UK (good and bad) Contact me for more details

Other News
Live in Gosport? There are monthly drop-in meetings for people from new communities at St Vincent School. Next dates are 11 Feb and 11 March. For details contact Leah White

Improve Your English!

Language Work offers classes from only £5 per week. If you are interested please phone or txt 07922 626024 or email

For more details about EU Welcome click on

Next Polish radio programmes on Unity 101. The music show is on 15 February from 6pm to 8pm.

Best wishes

Dave and Anna

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