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.

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.

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