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POLISH PARTY NORTH LONDON UK


BRITISHBABE 1 | -
1 Mar 2011 #1
I am an events organiser,looking to host a party for the Polish community.The planned event is to be hosted in small bar in North Finchley,that holds up to 100 people.We are looking for ideas,suggestions,and feedback,as to what Polish people may want to see at this party.From drinks,to music,to dress,themes,ect...we want to hear from you.We are also looking for a Polish D.J.

We aim to turn this into a regular event for the Polish Community,so your ideas and thourghs,will be much apreciated...:)
enkidu 7 | 623
1 Mar 2011 #2
I know three different venues in the north London that went out of business by trying to attract more Polish customers.
That's so sad.

I theory this is sound idea. But the reality sucks.
Wroclaw Boy
1 Mar 2011 #3
to dress,themes,

i was talking fancy dress with my wife yesterday, she has never been to a fancy dress party, its just not done in Poland.
f stop 25 | 2,513
1 Mar 2011 #4
I know I'm going to get some flack, but what the hell..
I worked in a bar in Polish community in Connecticut. Most Poles that came to that bar came AFTER drinking a bottle of vodka.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
1 Mar 2011 #5
I know I'm going to get some flack,

German, from Fl(ieger)a(bwehr)k(anone), aircraft-defense gun.]

There are very few working flak guns in Poland now... and a severe shortage of ammo....you should be ok...
Wroclaw Boy
1 Mar 2011 #6
Most Poles that came to that bar came AFTER drinking a bottle of vodka.

Thats the issue here, most Poles will think why go to a bar and spend x amount on beer or vodka when its so much cheaper to drink at home.
jonni 16 | 2,485
1 Mar 2011 #7
That's true. There are thousands in the town where I am now, and no Polish bar or noticeable Polish presence in the pubs. I've been spending a lot of time in London N17, again huge numbers of Poles but not in the pubs. And six cans of Tyskie for a fiver in every corner shop. Most Poles I know in the UK socialize with friends in their homes.
enkidu 7 | 623
1 Mar 2011 #8
Thats the issue here, most Poles will think why go to a bar and spend x amount on beer or vodka when its so much cheaper to drink at home.

An then head to the pub to pick up a girl or at least a good fight.
I am Polish and I know what I am talking about.

Dear pub owner - looking for trouble?
Throw a "Polish Party"
Don't forget to invite some Albanians (just for extra spice). lol
grubas 12 | 1,390
1 Mar 2011 #9
Don't forget to invite some Albanians (just for extra spice). lol

No need for Albanians,Albionians will be enough for Polish guests to pick up a few good fights.lol
You Brits just don't get this idea.Poles (most) don't make enough money to get drunk on pub's overpriced alcohol therefore they go out already "na fazie" and this way save a lot of money.It has been practised for ages and it won't change anytime soon.Other money saving option is to smuggle a bottle or two and pour it to glasses under the table.
gumishu 11 | 5,642
1 Mar 2011 #10
Thats the issue here, most Poles will think why go to a bar and spend x amount on beer or vodka when its so much cheaper to drink at home.

this is exactly my point of view - why bother to go to a pub where you can hardly understand people when you can have a beer or two at home - English language loses much of intelligibility when listening to individuals after several pints - and I always fear some short-tempered Englishmen throwing a fight - it seems much safer when somebody's encroaching on you in your native tongue - you can judge the situation much better - there is many cultural codes you can misjudge not being native - and believe me even at my level of English (which is say upper intermediate) it is often difficult to have a witty or inteligent conversation

howgh - I have spoken ;)

ther money saving option is to smuggle a bottle or two and pour it to glasses under the table.

yeah, done that too :)

having said all that I had an aquaintance who worked as a waiter at a venue that held Polish saturday evenings in south London and it was even before 2004 - perhaps the people who worked in London prior to may 2004 were a bit different - can't say if the club or whatever it was fared well enough to maintain these Polish saturdays

and I can say many Polish guys after a couple of beers or a bottle of vodka are quite prone to cause and seek trouble - the lower educated the worse - in pre-2004 times there were fewer less educated Poles in London
paulinska 9 | 86
2 Mar 2011 #11
North Finchley

I grew up in Finchley......(ohh those were the days) unfortunately i'm well off the party radar these days, i wouldn't have a clue what makes a good Polish party. The all time party classic is girls..loads of them, isn't it?
enkidu 7 | 623
2 Mar 2011 #12
The all time party classic is girls..loads of them, isn't it?

Half naked. Giggling. Drunk.Lying on the...

Oh wait. This is an Roman orgy, isn't it?
Teffle 22 | 1,321
2 Mar 2011 #13
I grew up in Finchley

...and I worked there for a while.

East Finchley that is, the skangy end it would seem : )
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
2 Mar 2011 #14
You Brits just don't get this idea

Fcuk off,Im from Yorkshire,we invented this idea,you buggers are playing catch up when it comes to cheap nights out :) Ever worn shirt sleeves just baggy enough to slip a pint glass up? If not,your still an amature ;)
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,840
2 Mar 2011 #15
skangy

hardly dahling...East Finchley is superb...;) oooh happy days in Fortis Green..

Seriously though I don't think any pub nights are going to work these days, nobody can afford to go out regardless of nationality. It's all part of a government plot to close down public places...

first the pubs...
then the libraries....
next it will be the internet cafes..
I tell you, they want us indoors and online by 2012.

And the most hilarious thing is, we have all bought it as "fun"...get the I - pod, get the Broadband, "lol" "lol", get your friends on Arsebook, etc etc.

George Orwell had so many things right in 1984 (and yes I have actually read it)...but even he couldn't have dreamed this up....

Get down to the pub before they all shut, whatever your nationality..:)

Oh and "Grubas " listen fatty don't patronise us...we have all done our time pouring out voddy under the table..:)
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
2 Mar 2011 #16
George Orwell had so many things right in 1984 (and yes I have actually read it)...but even he couldn't have dreamed this up....

Aye,and just look at the crap fed to the Prols' in the name of "entertainment" these days......one of which is even called Big Brother..........

Greatings from landing strip one :(
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,840
2 Mar 2011 #17
Greatings from landing strip one :(

greetings bro...:)) so good to meet someone who agrees with my random rantings...:)
paulinska 9 | 86
2 Mar 2011 #18
Fortis Green

I remember all the after school Jewish Kosher in Golders green & the ASBOs in Muswell Hill, where have all these youthful days of my life gone? Talking about Polish parties, there used to be a Polish Club in Golders Golden on Finchley Road underneath the bridge. Was it closed down too?

East Finchley is superb

Alot posher than North Finchley....especially towards Highgate & Hampstead!

first the pubs...

There's 2 pubs that have closed down in my area just this year....and i know another that only opens when Wales is playing home Rugby, i wonder how they off set their operational costs.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
2 Mar 2011 #19
hardly dahling...East Finchley is superb

That's what confused me TBH! Thatcher's stomping ground and all. Maybe things have changed since the early 90s or maybe all the skangiosity was concentrated in and around a certain pub which shall remain nameless, but I'm telling you, pretty dodgy.
jonni 16 | 2,485
2 Mar 2011 #20
there used to be a Polish Club in Golders Golden on Finchley Road underneath the bridge. Was it closed down too?

The first generation are in elderly care, the second generation go there once a year if at all, the third generation are English and the new arrivals are sitting at home on Nasza Klasa with a can of Tyskie.
olivermarsh 1 | 1
19 Jul 2011 #21
in my opinion there is a still space for polish party in uk/london. and yes from one point of view polish ppl are not attending "polish parties" simply because they dont want any troubles. from other side I've been running polish nightclubs in london and our recent one was absolutely fantastic. Never had any single issue. party crowd been so nice and well dressed. I think most important thing is the kind of music on that nights.

Anyway "britishbabe" if you want to have a chat about running polish night in london get in touch. will be able to help and advice
teflcat 5 | 1,032
19 Jul 2011 #22
Ever worn shirt sleeves just baggy enough to slip a pint glass up? If not,your still an amature ;)

As well as smuggled booze we used to hollow out cigarettes and replace the tobacco with alternative smoking materials. Used to drive the guv'nor crazy trying to find the culprits. Long time ago; respectable and boring now.
Harry
19 Jul 2011 #23
Don't forget to invite some Albanians (just for extra spice). lol

At university I founded the Anglo-Albanian friendship society. We got a grant from the university to hold an Anglo-Albanian friendship evening but no Albanians turned up (despite us placing an Albanian language only advert in the local paper). So we had to drink all the funds.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
19 Jul 2011 #24
As well as smuggled booze we used to hollow out cigarettes and replace the tobacco with alternative smoking materials.

You sir are an Honoury Yorkshireman from this day forth.................
teflcat 5 | 1,032
19 Jul 2011 #25
I humbly and gratefully accept.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
19 Jul 2011 #26
A small baptism service is in order.
In nominai ilkley moor bar t'at
Do you renounce satan (thatcher) and all southern ponceyness?

Bless you my child .
Skrymcz - | 30
20 Jul 2011 #27
We are also looking for a Polish D.J.

DJs are expensive. Why not just use Radio Maryja?
stinkybugger - | 56
20 Jul 2011 #28
Thats the issue here, most Poles will think why go to a bar and spend x amount on beer or vodka when its so much cheaper to drink at home.

That's true. There are thousands in the town where I am now, and no Polish bar or noticeable Polish presence in the pubs. I've been spending a lot of time in London N17, again huge numbers of Poles but not in the pubs. And six cans of Tyskie for a fiver in every corner shop. Most Poles I know in the UK socialise with friends in their homes.

I think this is becoming alot more common in the UK even with brits because a lot of the pubs are closing due to the lack of people going into them.

The price of a box of beers or a bottle of spirit from the supermarket compared to that of a pub/bar can be quite a difference. It is understandable, although both can be good.


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