Kupalle (Midsummer) Celebration in London

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The Anglo-Belarusian Society invites its members and friends to the traditional Kupalle (Midsummer) celebration on Saturday 21 June 2013 at 4pm – 10pm in the garden of 39 Holden Road, London N12 8HS.

Programme:

  • Making flower crowns, the witch and decorating the wheel (we shall expect helpers to arrive with flowers at 2pm
  • Welcome by Chair of the Anglo-Belarusian Society Brian Bennet
  • Bag-pipe music (Jauhiien Baryshnikau from Belarus, see video)
  • Games, songs and dancing
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Forthcoming Events (Save the Dates)

27-29 March 2014 – conference ‘Kastus Kalinoŭski and the Nation-building Process in Belarus’; 29 March 2014 – celebration of Independence Day; 17 May 2014 - ABS 60th Anniversary Celebration with HM Ambassador to Belarus Bruce Bucknell. 21 June 2014 – Kupalle (Midsummer) Celebration in London.

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Anglo-Belarusian Society’s 60th Anniversary – 17 May 2014

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Anglo-Belarusian Society’s

60th anniversary

To mark the Anglo-Belarusian Society’s 60th anniversary,

 HE Bruce Bucknell, HM Ambassador to Belarus,

will give a talk entitled

Living and Working in Present Day Belarus

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Conference ‘Kastus Kalinoŭski and the Nation-building Process in Belarus’: Invitation and Programme

Kalin_Kast-lust-szerAssociation of Belarusians in Great Britain and Anglo-Belarusian Society have much pleasure in inviting to attend Conference ‘Kastus Kalinoŭski and the Nation-building Process in Belarus’ in London on 27-29 March 2014.

The conference will mark the 150th anniversary of Kalinoŭski’s execution in Vilnius in March 1864 and the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Anglo-Belarusian Society.

The event will feature over fifteen speakers and moderators from Belarus, United Kingdom, Poland and Lithuania.

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Mother Language Day Celebration – 8 March 2014

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The Anglo-Belarusian Society is happy to invite its members and friends to the annual Mother Language Day celebration.

The event will mark the UNESCO Mother Language Day - all languages are welcome and particularly Belarusian and English.

The celebration will start on Saturday 8 March 2014 at 2 pm at the Belarusian House in Islington (Belarusian House, 52 Penn Road, N7 9RE).

Adults and children will be asked to read their favourite poems in Belarusian, English or another language (no need to learn it by heart!). There will be prizes (the £50 Alexander Lutsko Prize* and smaller prizes for children) for the best reading.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the proceedings – contributions of food and drink will be very welcome. This is a great occasion for a friendly get-together.

Participants will be asked to donate towards the costs of the event (suggested donation £5 for a member of ABS, £7 for a non-member, children go free).

Please confirm your participation by completing the form.

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AGM of Anglo-Belarusian Society & Presentation of Fr Siarhei Surynovich

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The Anglo-Belarusian Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 1 February 2014.

It will start at 3 pm at the Belarusian Religious and Cultural Centre (Marian House, Holden Avenue, London N12 8HY).

After the business part of the meeting, at about 4pm, there will be a 30-min. presentation by Fr Siarhei Surynovich, “Bible Translations into Belarusian in XX Century”, followed by discussion.

Fr Surynovich is a Catholic priest at the Church of The Holy Trinity in Druja in Northern Belarus and a well-known researcher of the Bible. Translation will be provided.

A wine & cheese reception will follow the meeting. All members and friends of the Anglo-Belarusian Society are invited.

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Kaliady and Batlejka in London – 21 December 2013

Batlejka in London. Photo: Kastus Lashkevich

Batlejka in London. Photo: Kastus Lashkevich

All members and friends of the Belarusian community in Britain are cordially invited to the traditional Kaliady (Christmas) celebration organised by Anglo-Belarusian Society on Saturday 21 December 2013, 2pm at St Cyril’s Belarusian Religious and Cultural Centre (Marian House, Holden Avenue, London N12 8HY).

There will be the traditional, well-loved Batlejka (Belarusian Christmas puppet show) given by Paval Šaǔcoǔ and Saša Biełavokaja.

Saint Nicholas will be giving out presents, so please, if you are coming with children, make sure to have a present prepared for each child and hand it over to Paval before the performance.

All willing will have an opportunity to sing Belarusian and English carols.

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