Anglo-Belarusian Society invites its members and friends to a meeting with the writer, painter and publisher Źmicier Višnioŭ on Saturday 28 September at 4pm in the premises of the Association of Belarusians in Great Britain, 52 Penn Road, London N7 9RE (nearest tube station: Caledonian Road on the Piccadilly Line).
Mr Višnioŭ will present and talk about his latest novel Zamak pabudavany z krapivy (Castle built of nettles) and the plans of his publishing firm ‘Halijafy’.
Višnioŭ’s startling entry into the Belarusian literary scene in the mid-1990s was as a member of the avant-garde movement ‘Bum-Bam-Lit’, a group that set out deliberately to break with the established canons of Belarusian literature.
The Anglo-Belarusian Society and the Association of Belarusians in Great Britain welcome submissions for an academic conference entitled ‘Kastus Kalinouski and the Process of Nation-Building in Belarus’, to take place in London on 28-29 March, 2014.
The primary goal of the conference is to examine the historical and political implications of the January 1863 uprising for nation-building in Belarus. The conference aims to constitute a forum for exchange between scholars of various disciplines.
The organisers invite the submission of abstracts of proposed papers aimed at improving an interdisciplinary understanding of the figure of Kastus Kalinouski and his impact on Belarusian national discourse. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Belarusian Studies in English and Belarusian.
The abstracts – no longer than 1,000 words in English or Belarusian – should be sent by 31 October 2013 at the latest to Karalina Matskievich at the following email address: email@example.com.
On 9 June Belarusian state television reported the launch of the Journal of Belarusian Studies in London. It appears that even the Belarusian state TV channel, usually silent about such initiatives, appreciated the importance of the event – the oldest academic journal on Belarus making its return after a 25 year break.
Published by the Centre for Transition Studies and the Anglo-Belarusian Society, the Journal remains faithful to the original mission to promote Belarusian studies in the West. But unlike in the past, the revived Journal will come out in two languages: Belarusian and English to serve as a bridge between Belarusian and Western scholars.
The Anglo-Belarusian Society invites its members and friends to the traditional Kupalle (Midsummer) celebration on Saturday 22 June 2013 at 3pm – 10pm in the garden of 39 Holden Road, London N12 8HS.
- Making flower crowns, the witch and decorating the wheel (we shall expect helpers to arrive with or without flowers at 2pm)
- Photo-booth for those willing to have a picture in traditional Belarusian costume Continue reading
We just learned that unfortunately Zmicier’s visa application had been refused. Although he kindly accepted our invitation, to our regret, he will not be able to meet with us tomorrow. Zmicier explained to us that the official reason was that the visa officer was not sure that he would return to Belarus.
Instead of our meeting with Zmicier we will have a film screening, in addition to the previously announced talk of Simon Lewis. We will propose several original Belarusian films and the one which receives most of the votes will be screened.
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The Journal of Belarusian Studies will relaunch in London on 21 May 2013. The Journal has been dormant for nearly 25 years and now the first issue has appeared after a long silence.
Yaraslau Kryvoi, Arnold McMillin, Jim Dingley, Fr Aleksander Nadson and Andrew Wilson will recall the history of the Journal, which started in 1965, present the new issue and plans for the future. The participants will also reflect on what has changed for Belarusian studies since 1980s.
The new issue of the Journal will feature articles of Andrej Kotljarchuk, David Marples, Arnold McMillin and Natallia Slizh. It will be possible to purchase hard copies of the new issue of the Journal.
A cheese and wine reception will follow the panel discussion.
The Anglo-Belarusian Society is happy to invite its members and friends to Mother Language Day Celebration.
This year the celebration will be in memoriam of Siarhiej Vituška.
The event will mark the UNESCO Mother Language Day - all languages are welcome and particularly Belarusian and English.
The celebration will start on Saturday 9 March 2013 at 2 pm at the Belarusian Religious and Cultural Centre (Marian House, Holden Avenue, London N12 8HS).
The Anglo-Belarusian Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting 2012 on Saturday, 9 February 2013.
It will start at 3 pm at the Belarusian Religious and Cultural Centre (Marian House, Holden Avenue, London N12 8HY).
A wine & cheese reception will follow the meeting. All members and friends of the Anglo-Belarusian Society are invited.
The Anglo-Belarusian Society is pleased to invite its members and friends to the Cinema Perpetuum Mobile International Film Festival.
The screening of films will take at the same time in Minsk and other Belarusian cities, in villages and megalopolises, islands and mountain settlements of various regions and climatic zones.
The London part of the Festival will take place on 19 January 2012, 15:00-17:30 at Marian House, the Belarusian Cultural and Religious Centre. (Marian House, Holden Avenue, London N12 8HY).
The Anglo-Belarusian Society invites its members and friends of the Belarusian community in Britain to the traditional Kaliady (Christmas) celebration on Saturday, 15 December 2012 at 2pm at St Cyril’s Belarusian Religious and Cultural Centre.
Paval Šaǔcoǔ and Saša Biełavokaja will present the traditional, well-loved Batlejka (Belarusian Christmas puppet show).
Saint Nicholas will be giving out presents, so please, if you are coming with children, make sure to have a present prepared for each child and hand it over to Paval before the performance.
It will also be an occasion to sing Belarusian and English carols.