Evening Courses of Slovene

Autumn is around the corner and SSEES UCL is again offering Slovene language evening courses that will begin in October.

ENROL TODAY!
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/evening-courses/slovene

These small interactive courses develop conversation skills without losing sight of the fundamentals of grammar. They are ideal for anyone interested in the rich culture and unique language of Slovenia.

Levels available this year:
• Beginners (Mondays 6.30-8.30 pm)
• Lower Intermediate (Tuesdays 6.30-8.30 pm)
• Upper Intermediate (Thursdays 6.30-8.30 pm)
• Advanced Plus (Wednesdays 6.30-8.30 pm)

Additional information is also available from Maja Rančigaj Beneš, Slovene language teacher: m.rancigaj@ucl.ac.uk

Slovenian Terrafolk Music Group Performs in UK in August

After a 7-year absence, the Slovenian music group Terrafolk is returning to the United Kingdom this month.

This is where they will play:

Saturday, 5th August at 5 pm 
Music Case Weekender, Boho, Camden, London
 
Sunday, 6th August at 8.45 pm
Music Case Weekender, Boho, Camden, London
 
6th-11th August
Esta Summer School, Chichester
 
Friday, 18th August at 10 pm
Folk East Festival, Glenham Hall Grounds, Suffolk
 
Sunday, 20th August
Picnic in the Park, Devizes, Wiltshire
 
Monday, 28th August
The International Street Festival, Devizes, Wiltshire

Terrafolk was founded in 1999 by progressive rock composer Daniel Černe (aka Mystica), former classical soloist Bojan Cvetrežnik and multi-instrumentalist Boštjan Gombač.

CURRENT LINE-UP:
Bojan Cvetrežnik, violin, mandolin, double bass
Danijel Černe-Mystica, guitar
An Černe, flutes, vocal, nai, violin
Barja Drnovšek, violin, double bass

www.terrafolk.org

Perfect Summer Day for the British-Slovene Oxford Picnic

There was a record turnout for the annual Oxford Picnic of the British-Slovene Society on Sunday 2nd July. The sun shone, the grass around the Slovene kozolec (hay rack) was freshly mown, singers were in full throat and tempting tree trunks tested the climbing skills of youngsters.

Slovenian Ambassador Tadej Rupelj came down from London, and other participants travelled from as far as Wales, Manchester and southeast England. As usual, we gathered in the beautiful settings of the Oxford University Arboretum.

More pictures in Gallery.

We are looking for a new Trustee. Will you help?

Would you like to promote contacts between Britons and Slovenes by joining the British-Slovene Society as a Trustee? At this particular time, it is important that we ensure bridges are not weakened. So would you do your bit to ensure that ties remain strong?

We are looking for a Trustee who would act as Treasurer. This requires basic accounting skills, but the accounts are not complex and do not involve large sums of money. You would participate in meetings of Trustees and contribute to their decision-making on all matters.

Please do consider volunteering. We are a convivial group, and you would be made most welcome. Contact the Chairman David Lloyd davidalloyd@btinternet.com if you think you can help, or would like to know more.