Abstract watercolor brush accent is the official and largest Polish community online news magazine created mostly for Poles living in Cumbria, UK. It’s origins date back to 2008 and the mission stays the same – to reach as many Poles as possible in order to provide them with regional and national information. The editors of are the people who are involved locally in their communities and whose goal is to deepen international integration, promote Polish identity abroad, and provide the latest regional and national information in their native language.

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Our Task

Our task was to thoroughly rebuild the existing website, which had served the local Polish community for 10 years. Back in 2008 site was built on joomla and had to be migrated to new CMS with all historical content kept intact. After successful migration we’ve integrated social media accounts, added currency exchange feature, created organised structure of roles and privileges for article authors, content moderators and administrators. As part of this project, a new logo has also been designed.

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Vistula Polish Community Association in Cumbria is an organisation that officially represents the Cumbrian Polish community before local authorities and other organisations. The association has also been running a Polish Saturday school in Carlisle...

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Polish Saturday School in Carlisle

Polish Saturday School in Carlisle was established in September 2012 and since then it has been educating children from Polish families living in Cumbria and Scotland. Jarosław Jakubiak, founder of VISTULA association who’s behind Polish Saturday...

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Polish Parish Lancaster

In 1949 a Polish Roman Catholic parish was established in Lancaster. During this period, Sunday masses were held in the outbuilding at Meeting House Lane in Lancaster. In 1984, Bishop Szczepan Wesoły opened and consecrated the Polish Roman Catholic...

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Melanie Wilson Photographic

Melanie is a professional photographer located in the lovely (and rainy) Cumbria. She photographs weddings across the North of the United Kingdom.As she says herself – she loves photographing weddings, capturing every little detail of a day that has...

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KP Joinery – Building Contractors

KP Joinery has been established in 2007 after few years of building experience. KP Joinery is specialized in: new build and extensions, loft conversions, roof repairing, rendering and plastering, kitchens and bathrooms installations, tilling and all...

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Eco~Tech Systems

Eco~tech Systems was established by Tristan Josh to satisfy his personal desire to make a real difference to the environment and has rapidly become renowned as specialists in Environmental, Civil, MEICA (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation,...