Forthcoming Belarus-related events

  • Купальле (Midsummer) Celebration: 1 July 2017.
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Купальле (Midsummer) Celebration: 1 July 2017

Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 11.31.40The Anglo-Belarusian Society invites its members and friends to the traditional Kupalle (Midsummer) celebration  in the garden of 52 Penn Road, London N7 9RE on Saturday 1 July 2017, 4pm-10pm.

Programme:

  • Dramatized readings from The Pinsk Gentry by V. Dunin-Marcinkievič (in Belarusian and English, translation by Vera Rich)
  • Making flower crowns, the Witch and decorating the Kupalle wheel (donations of flowers by 3pm will be greatly appreciated)
  • Games and songs – Kupalinka – Jumping over the fire

Please assist us if possible by bringing along flower-crowns and wearing Belarusian costumes. The use of the Belarusian language will be encouraged! Continue reading

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Mother Language Day – Saturday, 11 March

movaThe Anglo-Belarusian Society cordially invites its members and friends to join our annual Mother Language Day celebration organised with the participation of the Belarusian Sunday School and the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum.

The event was inaugurated by the late Vera Rich to mark UNESCO Mother Language Day and involves poetry reading in all languages particularly Belarusian and English.

The celebration takes place on Saturday, 11th March 2017 from 3pm at the Belarusian Religious and Cultural Centre (Marian House, Holden Avenue, London N12 8HS). Continue reading

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The Second Annual London Conference on Belarusian Studies (25 February 2017)

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UCL Institute of Education, the conference venue

On Saturday 25 February the Second Annual Conference on Belarusian Studies will take place at the University College London.

It is organised by the UCL School of Slavic and Eastern European Studies, the Ostrogorski Centre and the Belarusian Francis Skaryna Library and Museum.

The speakers from Belarus, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, the United States and other countries will come to London to present and discuss Belarus-related research. This full-day conference which will take place at the UCL close to Russell Square Station.

The panels will cover Skaryna’s work & legacy, problems of Belarusian national identity, foreign policy of Belarus & comparative politics, social & political movements, language and literature. Selected papers from the conference will be published in the Journal of Belarusian StudiesContinue reading

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ABS Annual Meeting 2017

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All members and friends of the Belarusian community in Britain are cordially invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Anglo-Belarusian Society on Saturday, 4 February 2017, 2.00pm at St Cyril’s Belarusian Religious and Cultural Centre, Marian House, Holden Avenue, London N12 8HY.

The meeting’s agenda is available here here.

 

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HE Lubomir Rehak: ‘Belarus in a European context’

lubomir-rehakThe Anglo-Belarusian Society invites its members and friends to a talk by the Slovak Ambassador to the United Kingdom HE Lubomir Rehak ‘Belarus in a European context’.

For several yearsMr Rehak  worked in Belarus as a diplomat and is fluent in Belarusian.

The event will take place at the Slovak Embassy at 11 am on Saturday 19 November and will be followed by a reception.

Address: 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, Kensington, London W8 4QY

For security reasons only those registered for the event will be allowed into the Embassy building. To register, please complete this form no later than on Friday, 18 November.

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Kupalle (Midsummer) Celebration: Saturday 25 June 2016, 4pm-10pm

Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 07.27.18The Anglo-Belarusian Society invites its members and friends to the traditional Kupalle (Midsummer) celebration on Saturday 25 June 2016, 4pm – 10pm in the garden of Belarusian House, 52 Penn Road, London N7 9RE.

Programme:

  • For the first time in London: a unique opportunity to hear literary presentations by two of the most prominent Belarusian poets Uladzimier Niakliajeŭ and Andrej Chadanovič
  • Traditional Kupalle programme: making flower crowns, the witch and decorating the Kupalle  wheel (donations of flowers by 3pm will be greatly appreciated), games and songs, Kupalinka, jumping over the fire.

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