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Kalady and Batlejka 2021

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 14:39

Saturday 11 December 2021, 3pm-5pm

All members and friends of the Belarusian community in Britain are cordially invited to the traditional Kaliady celebration organised by the Anglo-Belarusian Society on Saturday 11th December 2021, starting at 3pm, at the Church of St. Cyril of Turau,  followed by a reception at the Marian House afterwards (TBC).

There will be the traditional, well-loved Batlejka (Belarusian Christmas puppet show) performed by Paval Šaǔcoǔ and his troupe (featuring children from the Belarusian school).

There will also be festive folk songs for friends and families to sing along too.

Dress code: Kaliady folk costume or anything festive.

There is no charge for this event but we encourage donations (£5 for ABS members and £8 for non-members).

Please bring with you seasonal food and drink – both Belarusian and British.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

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International Dranik Day. 20th November 2021

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 14:26

The Anglo-Belarusian Society with the People’s Embassy of Belarus in the UK would like to invite all Draniki lovers to celebrate the International Draniki Day in a friendly atmosphere.

If you enjoy cooking – you’re welcome to bring your Draniki potato pancakes to compete in a fun tasting contest (warming them up will be possible). All the guests will have the opportunity to taste the potato pancakes of different Draniki experts and choose the best. Also feel free to bring condiments, Belarusian dishes, fruits, snacks and drinks! The event is free to attend. Donations to reimburse expenses and to charity are welcomed

Event plan:

14.00 – Start

14.30 – Zoom / YouTube presentation of Aleś Bely, historian, author of 7 books on the history of Belarusian and Lithuanian cuisine, including “The Belarusian Cookbook” in English (2009), entrepreneur. The presentation will be followed by Q&A.

Join Zoom Meeting:… Meeting ID: 868 1537 7318, Passcode: 743822

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