Kalady and Batlejka 2021

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

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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86815377318… Meeting ID: 868 1537 7318, Passcode: 743822

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Diaspora Kupalle event gathering 10th July 2021

Kupalle event 10th July 2021 – PHOTOS

Kupalle event 10th July 2021 – VIDEO

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Diaspora Kupalle event gathering 3rd July 2021

Kupalle event 3rd July 2021 – PHOTOS

Kupalle event 3rd July 2021 – VIDEO

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International Day of Belarusian Culture 7th July 2021

Belarusian Culture in the UK
An Evening Celebrating Belarusian Culture in the UK
Meet Contributors to Its Understanding, Performance and Exhibition in the UK.
Wednesday 7th July 2021
18:30 – 19:30 (UK Time)

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Arnold McMillin 80th Birthday Celebration

Arnold McMillin 80th Birthday Celebration

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No Anglo Belarusian Society Kupalle Event for 2021

The Anglo Belarusian Society will not be engaging as a Society in the organisation of any Kupalle events, due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions for outdoors events, and the difficulty of controlling numbers arriving at any openly advertised social events.
For 2021 the Council has decided to leave members to make their own personal arrangements to attend Covid-19 secure small events as they wish.
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