Forthcoming Belarus-related events

  • 17 December, 10:30–16:00. Consecration of the Belarusian church in London. More information here.
  • 10 January 2017. Deadline for submissions to the UCL – Ostrogorski Centre – Skaryna Library conference “Belarusian Studies in the 21st Century”. More information 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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Symposium to mark Arnold McMillin’s 75th birthday

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 18.55.16A symposium is being held in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London (UCL), to mark the 75th birthday of Professor Arnold McMillin.

The event is generously supported by the Modern Humanities Research Association, the Association of Belarusians in Great Britain, the Anglo-Belarusian Society, the Belarusian Catholic Mission and the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum in London. Continue reading

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The Annual London Lecture on Belarusian Studies: Explaining Lukashenka’s Survival

Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 09.42.09UCL SSEES and the Ostrogorski Centre present the second Annual London Lecture on Belarusian Studies followed by a reception sponsored by the Anglo-Belarusian Society.

The lecture will start at Masaryk Senior Common Room, UCL, 16 Taviton St, London WC1H 0BW at 6 pm on 24 March 2016 and will be delivered by Professor Andrew Wilson.

Andrew Wilson is Professor in Ukrainian Studies at University College London. Professor Wilson was born in Cumberland, England, in 1961. He got his first First degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (first class) from Oxford University in 1984, followed by PhD from the London School of Economics in 1993.  Continue reading

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Conference ‘Belarusian Studies in the 21st Century’ and the 2016 London Lecture on Belarusian Studies

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 14.19.17Conference Belarusian Studies in the 21st Century’ and Annual London Lecture on Belarusian Studies will take place on 23-24 March 2016 in London.

The conference will serve as a multidisciplinary forum of Belarusian studies in the West and offer a rare networking opportunity for researchers of Belarus.

It is organised by the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and the Ostrogorski Centre in partnership with Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum, Anglo-Belarusian Society, and the Journal of Belarusian Studies. Continue reading

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Mother Language Day Celebration in London – Saturday, 20 February 2016

movaThe Anglo-Belarusian Society cordially invites its members and friends to join our annual Mother Language Day Celebration. This year it is organised this year 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 involving poetry reading in all languages particularly Belarusian and English.

The celebration takes place on Saturday, February 20th 2016 from 2pm at the Belarusian Religious and Cultural Centre (Marian House, Holden Avenue, London N12 8HS).

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