Kaliady and Batlejka in London – 21 December 2013

Batlejka in London. Photo: Kastus Lashkevich

Batlejka in London. Photo: Kastus Lashkevich

All members and friends of the Belarusian community in Britain are cordially invited to the traditional Kaliady (Christmas) celebration organised by Anglo-Belarusian Society on Saturday 21 December 2013, 2pm at St Cyril’s Belarusian Religious and Cultural Centre (Marian House, Holden Avenue, London N12 8HY).

There will be the traditional, well-loved Batlejka (Belarusian Christmas puppet show) given by Paval Šaǔcoǔ and Saša Biełavokaja.

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.

All willing will have an opportunity to sing Belarusian and English carols.

There is no charge for this event; a collection will be made towards the rental of the venue and refreshments. All offers of traditional seasonal food and drink – both Belarusian and English – will be gratefully received.

Please note that the venue is Marian House, on the corner of Holden Avenue and Holden Road (across the road from 39 Holden Rd). Nearest tube station: Woodside Park (Northern Line).

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