The Chernobyl nuclear accident occurred on the 26th of April 1986. It was the worst nuclear disaster in human history both in terms of cost and casualties and one of only two nuclear energy accidents rated at seven- the maximum severity – on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan.
The initial emergency response, together with later decontamination of the environment, ultimately involved more that 600 000 personnel. The United Nations has proclaimed the April 26th as the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.
is pleased to invite members of the Anglo-Belarusian Society and all friends to join a celebratory meeting to mark the 103rd anniversary of the proclamation of Independence of the Belarusian Democratic Republic (25 March 1918) on Saturday 27 March 2021 at 14:00 hrs – due to the legal restrictions on meeting currently in force – as a Zoom meeting as follows:
English summary interpreting of the proceedings will be provided
On Saturday, 27 February 2021 an Annual General Meeting of the Anglo-Belarusian Society will be held at 2pm online via Zoom (link to follow).
The Anglo-Belarusian Society then cordially invites its members and friends to the Mother Language Day celebration with poetry readings and special guest appearances. Our annual Mother Language Day celebration will be 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.
Read your favourite poem – works of modern poets or old favourites of your choice in Belarusian, English, Scots, Catalan, Finnish etc (no need to learn by heart!). Children are very welcome to participate.
The readings will start at 3 pm on Zoom (link to follow) and will be followed by virtual refreshments and chat
The suggested minimum donation for ABS members – £5, for non-members – £10
If you wish to join or pay your annual ABS subscription, please read more how to do it here.