Literary Evening with Katja Perat in Oxford

The British-Slovene Society co-organises a literary evening with the Slovene poet Katja Perat on Friday 28th February 2014 at 7 p.m. at Evelina and Marcus Ferrar’s House, 7 Capel Close, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7LA

The evening will be in Slovene and English. Free entry.

RSVP: matej.klemen@nottingham.ac.uk

Katja Perat, photo by Tihomir Pintar

Katja Perat, photo by Tihomir Pintar

Katja Perat, born 1988, is a Slovene poet and literary critic. Her first collection of poetry, Najboljši so padli (The Best Have Fallen) was warmly received by readers and critically acclaimed, receiving several awards including for the best debut of 2011. Perat’s poems are sharp, ironic and to the point.

 

Pust Carnival Celebration with Slovene Doughnuts in London

Come and celebrate a pust in Camden Centre in London on 8th March – the traditional Slovene carnival chasing the winter away. Five kurents (masked figures) and a devil will come over to join the chase. With live music by Zoran Predin, No Name Blues Band and DJ Spook with international repertoire of music, best costume awards, Slovenian food and drink. Everybody gets a proper Slovene doughnut!

Come wearing a costume – at midnight the best mask/costume will be awarded with a weekend package for two in Spa and Hotel Primus in Ptuj – price provided by the Slovenian Tourist Board and Sava Hotel.

Members of the British-Slovene Society will receive a free coupon for a drink.

Tickets available from the following websites:

http://www.seetickets.com/Event/first-slovenian-carnival-pust-in-london/camden-centre/767653

or

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carnival-pust-fasching-slovenian-way-tickets-10506365823

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Lisa won Gorenje’s washing machine

The British-Slovene Society’s annual Prešeren dinner in London on 8 February was livelier than ever. Over 110 people participated, many of them students and young professionals. Shirlie Roden and Zoran Predin created a lovely atmosphere with their singing, and Prešeren’s poems were recited with great passion and drama.

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The Slovene actress Barbara Predin, who flew in specially for the occasion, gave a magical recitation of  Prešeren’s The Water Man.

With the sale of raffle tickets, we collected £343 for the Barka charity we support. The first prize, a washing machine donated by Gorenje, went to Lisa (left, below). She was very happy. For more pictures see Gallery.

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