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March Belarusian events in London: lecture, conference, symposium, church service

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 18:50
AGM & Mother Language Day Celebration

The Annual General Meeting of the Anglo-Belarusian Society will be held on Saturday, 10 March 2018 at 2.00 pm at the Belarusian Religious and Cultural Centre (Marian House, Holden Avenue, London N12 8HS).  All members and supporters are invited to attend.

At 3 pm it will be followed by Mother Language Day Celebration, which will feature a talk by Kristian Roncero Toledo: “Hunting for the gem of the marshes: experiences from fieldwork in Western Polesie” as well as activities for adults and children.

Read the full programme as well as the bio of Kristian here.

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The Third Annual London Conference on Belarusian Studies

The conference will feature scholars of Belarusian studies from the United Kingdom, Belarus, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Canada and other countries.

It will have sections on history, national identity, foreign policy as well as presentations on other themes.

This year the Annual Lecture on Belarusian Studies will be delivered by Alena Marková from Charles University in Prague.

The conference will start at 9 am on Friday, 23 March 2018 at the University College London (UCL).

The preliminary conference programme, registration and more details are available here.

For more information please contact Peter Braga <peter.braga.15@ucl.ac.uk>

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Symposium to mark the 100th anniversary of the Belarusian Democratic Republic

The Symposium to mark the 100th anniversary of the Belarusian Democratic Republic will gather academic speakers from Belarus, Poland and Lithuania to discuss for a UK audience the significance of the 1918 Belarusian Democratic Republic in Belarusian and regional history.

The Symposium will begin at 11 am on Saturday, 24 February at UCL SSEES. More details available here.

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Annunciation and Palm Sunday, Belarus Independence Day

This year after the festive Divine Liturgy, on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Belarusian Democratic Republic, proclaimed in Miensk in 1918 Association of the Belarusians in Great Britain shall hold a reception at St. Cyril’s Centre, Marian House for those present at the service. The participants will also be offered a tour of the Belarusian Skaryna Library with an exhibition of items related to the Belarusian Democratic Republic. Are all welcome.

This programme will start at 10 am on Sunday, 25 March at the Belarusian Religious and Cultural Centre (Marian House, Holden Avenue, London N12 8HS).

For more details, please visit belaruschurch.org.uk or contact Fr Serge Stasievich <ks.mgr.stasievich@gmail.com>.

AGM & Mother Language Day Celebration

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 20:11
Annual General Meeting of the Anglo-Belarusian Society

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Saturday, 24 February 2018 at 2.00pm at the Belarusian Religious and Cultural Centre (Marian House, Holden Avenue, London N12 8HS).  All members and supporters are invited to attend.

Mother Language Day Celebration

The Anglo-Belarusian Society cordially invites its members and friends to join our annual Mother Language Day celebration organised with the participation of 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 24 February 2018 at 3pm at the Belarusian Religious and Cultural Centre (Marian House, Holden Avenue, London N12 8HS).

PROGRAMME

3-4pm – Children’s section. Short poems, stories, or just chat – whatever they would like to do to show off their Belarusian. All children are welcome to participate whether part of the Belarusian school or not and there will be small gifts for all who read.

4 pm – Adults’ section. Read your favourite poem – works of modern poets or old favourites of your choice in Belarusian, English, Scots etc (no need to learn by heart!).

Refreshments will be provided throughout. Contributions of food and drink are very welcome.

Entry to the event is free for ABS Members and in order to help cover costs, non-members will be asked to contribute £5.

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