Arts / ‘Monsieur Chopin’ comes to Turner

Share Canberra's trusted news:

“DINNER with Monsieur Chopin” is an unusual fundraising event for the 3rd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition, coming up in September.

Organised by The Friends of Chopin Australia, it is intended as an evening of “Polish Nostalgia”, in which guests are invited into the salon of Countess Delfina Potocka in Paris, where prominent Polish émigrés can find the atmosphere and culture of their beloved motherland.

Among the elite guests will be eminent Polish pianist, composer and gourmet Fryderyk Chopin. But guests will just have to be there to find out how they manage that. A hint is that actor Raoul Craemer will narrate and pianist Linus Lee will perform, during a three course dinner and a toast the Old Country .

There will be lucky door and raffle prizes including a book auction. The bar will be open to purchase a range of Polish beers, wine and vodkas. Dress is to be period or formal.

“Dinner with Monsieur Chopin”, Polish Australian White Eagle Club, 38 David Street, Turner, 6.30 for 7pm, Saturday, August 12. Bookings essential to or 0466 18458 or


Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleTim takes another tilt at the town hall
Next articleGardening / Going to pot with blueberries
Helen Musa
“CityNews” arts editor

Leave a Reply