The 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.
- 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.
The Anglo-Belarusian Society takes all efforts to ensure that this will once again be a celebration in the true Belarusian ethnographical tradition. Please assist us if possible by bringing along flower-crowns and wearing Belarusian costumes. The use of the Belarusian language will be encouraged!
All gifts of cold food, both home-made and bought, will be welcome. Please note that there will NOT be a barbeque this year. Offerings of wine, beer and soft drinks will also be gratefully received, but – please – NO SPIRITS.
There will be a collection to cover expenses (£7 for members, £9 for non-members).
The evening will conclude at 10pm.
This year’s Kupalle is made possible thanks to the support of the Belarusian Charitable Trust which provides the venue for the event.