Photos from the Lemistry Event

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Here are some of the photos from last months Lemistry Event, we had a great time and met lots of lovely people.

We cant wait for our next event on March, 15th hope you can join us.

Milego dnia (have a nice day)

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Education Opportunity!

Looking for an education in the UK? Why not check out Blackburne House and all that they offer below!



Blackburn House Education are offering a full range of courses in a variety of subject areas, visit for more information!

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Education Opportunity!

Are you looking for an education? South East Training Centre in Partnership with Voice of Nations will be delivering the first round of trainings and courses leading to NVQ 1, 2 and 3 accreditations in Health & Social Care in April 2012 at:

Kensington Multimedia Centre

2 Coleridge Street

L6 6BT, Liverpool


Eligibility criteria for free NVQ Level (2) courses are: British citizens, EU Nationals, Spouses of British/ EU Nationals, indefinite leave in the UK, Asylum seekers & Refugees; they must have been in the country for at least three years. Highly discounted rates apply for those who are not eligible for funding but would like to enroll for the course.


The NVQ Level (2) & Level (3) will be delivered fortnightly for a period of 6 Months.

There are also care job opportunities available for everyone eligible to live and work in the country.

For those willing to take up care jobs with us without having any prior health care qualifications and/or experiences, highly discounted rates also apply for NVQ level (1) in Health & Social Care training.

Course/job induction and NVQ 1 training will take place on Saturday 31-03-2012 from 10:00am- 2:00pm at the Kensington Multimedia Centre, 2 Coleridge Street, L6 6BT.

Documents Required

1. 2 copies of Passport Or Photo I.D

2. 2 copies Of NI card

3. 2 copies of proof of Address

4. Photocopies of Documents from the Home office (UK Border Agency –showing when you first entered the UK).


Any interested organisation/candidate could contact Sylvia directly at or 07539216072/ 01514253139 for the enrolment and Work application forms.

Milego dnia (have a nice day)

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Hungarian Independence Day!


Every year the 15th of March stands for Independence in Hungary, commemorating the revolution and the following of war.  Celebrated with the recital of the poem ‘Nemzeti Dal’ or ‘National Song’, written by Sándor Petőfi, Hungary honour their most prominent national holiday. Petőfi recited his poem on the 15th March 1848 from the stairs of the National Museum to an audience of thousands – his passion marking the beginning of the revolution against Hasburgs regime. No revolution day goes by without reciting the National Song on the stairs of the National Museum, where on the 15th March Budapest is dressed in red, white and green. Many other events accompany celebrations, including musical and theatrical performances, and horseback rides with the help of Hussars dressed in traditional uniforms. Memorial ceremonies also take place at Petőfi Tér, (Petőfi Statue) and Batthyány Örökmécses (Batthyány Eternal Flame).

The day itself arose after a revolutionary wave swept across Europe, resulting in a revolution forming in Hungary on the 15th March in 1848.  Hungarian poets and writers formed the core of the radicals – gathering crowds of people while performing National Song and reading their demands. The most important demands to the revolution included freedom of press, freedom of religion, a national bank, a jury and the abolition of feudal conditions. Following the events a Hungarian Delegation went to Vienna, where the Hasburgs accepted and agreed on an Independent Hungarian Ministry. After which, Vienna took action against the revolution, forcing Hungary to surrender to Russia in 1949. As a result of the defeat, an age of terror gripped Hungary in the coming years.

Milego dnia (have a nice day)

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Hungarian Independence Day Event – 15th March 2012

Merseyside Polonia in partnership with the Hungarian Community would like to invite you to an Independence Day Event on the 15th of March from 6.30 pm at the Kensington Fire Station, Beech Street, Liverpool L7 0EU.

If you are interested in other nations and want to know a bit more about the Hungarian culture, or just want to try some Goulash or meet the Hungarian community, then why not come and celebrate.

There will be information about the 15th of March Anniversary, as well as traditional folk music and food,

Everybody is welcome to the event, which is supported by Cobalt Housing.

Milego dnia (have a nice day)

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The University of Liverpool – Places To Study!


What better way to start your Liverpool experience then to attend one of the several Universities Liverpool has to offer! The University of Liverpool offers over 230 degree courses and has proudly produced nine Nobel Prize winners. Established as a college in 1881, it’s popularity meant it soon grew to University status in the early 1900’s. The University has over 23,000 students, as well as a large medical school, associated with Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Approximately five minutes from Liverpool City centre, the University of Liverpool is the perfect place to continue your education! The city itself has a lot to offer students – with plenty of student accommodation and a great nightlife – there is something to suit everybody.

Other Universities in Liverpool include Liverpool Hope University, John Moores University, Edge Hill University and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).

Milego dnia (have a nice day)

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The Yellow Duckmarine – Things To Do In Liverpool


Liverpool’s famous ‘Yellow Duckmarine’ is the only way to tour the city! The hour-long adventure begins in a converted WWII DUKW landing vehicle driving throughout the city before making its famous ‘Splash landing’ in the Liverpool Docks. On land the Duck will take you to the city’s prime locations, including the Pier Head, The Three Graces, St Georges Hall, Liverpool Cathedral and many others before heading to the water… After splashing into the South Docks the tour continues alongside the city right through to the Albert Docks.

Established in 2001, the Liverpool tourist adventure includes a running commentary and remains as popular as ever, with several tours a day.

Milego dnia (have a nice day)

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Liverpool One – Things To Do In Liverpool

‘Liverpool One’, located in the city centre, proudly offers over 170 stores and services and is the UK’s largest open-air shopping centre.  Home to multiple attractions including an Odeon Cinema, adventure golf and several hotels, Liverpool One is the ultimate tourist destination.

Filled with bars and restaurants, which include dining from Italy, France and South America there is something for everybody. Also located in Liverpool One is ‘Chavassse Park’, a situated across five acres; the park plays the perfect host to multiple events throughout the year.

Milego dnia (have a nice day)

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Celebrating the one pot wonder’s of Europe (Loud and Proud Scouse, the dish)!

Happy National Scouse Day!

 Today is February 28th, which for everyone in Merseyside means only one thing ‘Scouse’.

 Many a childhood memory has been made from this national dish, with recipes being passed down through generations along with the pot that will only be pulled out once a year that create those aromas from a not too distant past.

Follow on for the best Scouse this side of the mersey apparently…

  • 400g Beef (preferably a tough cut like Chuck or even Flank)
  • 4 Large Carrots
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 6 Medium Potatoes
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • A few twigs Thyme
  • 1 Stock Cube (Preferably Knorr if not homemade, NOT OXO)
  • 30 ml Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 500 ml Hot Water
  • Pickled Red Cabbage
Dice the meat if not already done into whatever size you prefer remembering the size will shrink slightly. Then Peel the Onion and dice about medium, (not too small). Peel the Onion and dice (But not too small).
Heat the Oil in the pan to a medium temperate and add the meat (Season very well at this early stage) stirring and turning until just brown all over. Do not drain. Add the onions and continue to stir on a medium heat for around 10 minutes, the onions must not brown.
Add the stock with the Water (or 500 ml of good homemade stock) and bring to the boil. Add the Bay and the a few little twigs of thyme, stir, cover and when bubbling reduce to medium heat. You want the stock to bubble but not violently for 1 hour.
Peel the Carrots, and Potatoes, cutting the carrots to around 1 – 1 1/2 cm and the potatoes to about the size of gnocchi (not too big!). After the hour is up uncover and add the Carrots and potatoes, turn up the heat until bubbling throughout and reduce slightly. Leave for another 45 mins – 1 hour with the lid off the pan so it reduces. (Whenever the Veg has been cooked through but retains some firmness, the best way to check is to see if it falls easily off the end of a fork without cracking or breaking… then it is normally done perfectly).
The Stew should reduce once the Veg is added and the lid , but you may need to add more water or perhaps turn the heat up to ensure the liquid is as thick as good gravy.
Taste and season again if necessary. Serve in a bowl with the red cabbage and plenty of juice on the top. Really delicious.
 Milego Dnia!
(Have  a nice day)
Happy Scouse Day
From us all at Merseyside Polonia

Celebrating One Pot Wonders of Europe – Polish Bigos


  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 1/2 ounce dried Polish or porcini mushrooms
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings or vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small head fresh cabbage, chopped
  • 1 pound sauerkraut, rinsed well and drained
  • 1/2 pound smoked Polish sausage (“kielbasa“), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound cooked fresh Polish sausage (“kielbasa“), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound leftover meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup dry red wine, preferably Madeira
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Place prunes and dried mushrooms in a medium bowl. Pour over boiling water and let steep 30 minutes or until mushrooms have softened. You may chop the mushrooms and prunes, but leaving them whole makes for a chunkier dish. Set aside with soaking liquid.
  • Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven or large pot with a lid, saute onion and fresh cabbage in bacon drippings or vegetable oil.
  • When cabbage has collapsed by half, add sauerkraut, meats, tomatoes, wine, bay leaf and reserved mushrooms and prunes and their soaking liquid, being careful not to pour off the sediment in the bottom of the bowl. Mix well.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower heat and simmer covered for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally and adding liquid as needed to prevent burning.
  • When ready to serve, remove bay leaf and any bones from meats. Portion into heated bowls and garnish with a piece of “frisee” or other fancy greens to resemble the feather in a hunter’s hat. Accompany with whole, peeled and boiled potatotes.
  • The longer this cooks, the better it tastes, and it’s even better served the next day. It’s a natural for outdoors cooking in a cast-iron kettle winter or summer. The dish lends itself well to potlucks and tailgate parties, slow cookers and freezes well.

Milego dnia (have a nice day)

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