Polish residents of Corby - culture and life
Maria Rowe is a linguist who has lived in the UK for 30 years, 28 of them in Corby. In her interview, Maria covers a diverse range of topics from Polish food, to Polish culture and music, as well as the benefits and importance of encouraging integration in the local community.
Agnieszka - Aga to her friends - is a recent arrival to Corby. In her interview, Aga talks about the reasons for coming to the UK, why she choose Corby as the place to stay, and her interest in British culture and the historic connections with her family and Poland.
Pawel talks about coming to Corby in 2005, the year Poland joined the EU, and his attempts to get work in the town. He goes onto to talk about Polish culture and customs, including traditional dress, especially as found in his hometown of Krakow.
Slav talks about his move to Corby to find work, the experience for his children in moving to/growing up in Corby as well as what makes a great Polish Christmas.
Urzsula, Head of the Polish Supplementary School in Corby, talks about her passion for the school and the local Polish children who attend it. She describes the school's curriculum and the reasons why it is so important to keep the pupils keep connected with Polish language and culture.
Malgorzata - known as Gosia - talks about coming from Poland to the UK with her daughter and her struggles to get work and advance her career.