Wojtek – The Bear Who Joined The Army

About this event

During World War 2, a band of Polish soldiers escaping from Siberia, came across an orphaned bear cub and took him under their wing, and together they made a remarkable journey across continents and off to war.

A fascinating story about the connection and friendship between humans and animals, all battling against a backdrop of turbulent uncertainty.

Using slides and rare filmed footage, Pete Fijalkowski tells the spellbinding true account of Wojtek (pronounced Voy-Tek) who rose to the rank of Corporal; a tale that sounds so incredible, that you would think it was lifted off the pages of a children’s book.

This talk is aimed at an adult audience, but would also be suitable for children aged 10+

“A personal, funny and moving talk from a brilliant storyteller and raconteur” ~ David Bramwell, Catalyst Club

  • Date
    Wed, February 7, 2024
  • Start time 7:30 PM
  • Price £8.00
  • Duration 90 Minutes
  • Event format TBA

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Ropetackle Arts Centre

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