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Kaliady celebration, Batlejka and the 25th Anniversary of Narodny Albom



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 Sunday 11th December 2022, 3pm
At: Church of St Cyril of Turau & All the Patron Saints of the Belarusian People
Marian House, Holden Avenue,
London N12 8HY

There will be the traditional, well-loved Batlejka (Belarusian Christmas puppet show) performed by Paval Šaǔcoǔ and his troupe performing online. There will also be festive folk songs for friends and families to sing along too.
We will also mark the 25th anniversary of Narodny Albom by singing some of the original songs from it:

https://911pesni.pro/13/Narodny-Albom

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF352C50E73CE405C

Dress code: Kaliady folk costume or anything festive.

We should also advise parents to bring small gifts for kids (under £5) and secretly hand them over to Sviaty Mikalaj (Saint Nicholas)

Refreshments will be available afterwards

There will be a collection to cover the cost of refreshments.

Recommended donation for the Francis Skaryna Library and Museum/ Batlejka troupe/Belarusian church is £5 for ABS members and £10 for guests/not paid-up members



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