Exhibition of Art by Marija Mertelj



13th June 2013 at 6pm, Embassy of Slovenia

10 Little College Street, London SW1P 3SH

You are kindly invited to the opening of an exhibition by Slovene artist Marija Mertelj.

Slovene wine and Slovene nibbles will be served. You will be able to speak to the artist.

Marija Mertelj comes from Gozd Martuljek, near Kranjska Gora. This is her first exhibition in the UK. It will be on display at the Embassy of Slovenia until 7 July. See her website: http://www.mijaart.si

 We look forward to seeing you at the opening.

Miha Mazzini – European Literature Night

European Literature Night will present for its 5th edition some of the brightest literary talent from Europe to audiences and readers across the UK. Slovenia will be represented by author and screenwriter Miha Mazzini, who is among eight European writers selected from more then 70 entries.

Wednesday 15 May 2013 | 18.30 – 20.30
British Library Conference Centre | 96 Euston Road | London NW1 2DB
Price: £7.50 (£5.00 concessions)

Miha Mazzini and Maja Visenjak Limon, translator from Slovenian into English, will also be part of discussion on Writing, Creativity and Translation, an additional event to mark the European Literature Night.

Wednesday 15 May 2013 | 14.00 – 15.30
British Library Conference Centre | 96 Euston Road | London NW1 2DB
Price: Free, booking essential


The British-Slovene Society Annual Picnic on Sunday 7th July

We warmly invite you to join us from 12 noon on Sunday 7th July for the Annual Picnic in the Oxford University Arboretum at Nuneham Courtenay. We will meet again by the kozolec (Slovene hay rack).

Bring your own picnic and drinks, deckchairs, picnic blankets, your kids, grandchildren and friends. As is usual among Slovenes, we encourage you to bring plenty to eat and drink and share it with everyone!DSC04932

His Excellency the Ambassador of Slovenia, Iztok Jarc, and his wife Helena will again be with us.

This splendid Arboretum is close to Nuneham Courtenay House, where Lewis Carroll would row the young Alice Liddell (Alice in Wonderland) and her sisters on the River Thames on a summer afternoon.

It is situated just south of the village of Nuneham Courtenay on the A4074 road from Reading, eight miles south of Oxford. The postal code is OX44 9PX. From London it can be reached by the M40, exit 8, A40 to Oxford, then southwards round the Ring Road (A4142) on to the A4074 towards Reading.

If you intend to come to Oxford by train and need transport to the Arboretum, please mail to evelina@ferrar.org.uk or call 07584 199 177 and we will do what we can to help.

The Arboretum has kindly agreed to mow the area around the hayrack. Adults attending the British-Slovene picnic need pay only half the entry fee i.e. £2 instead of £4. Children and Members of Oxford University enter for free.DSC04951

More information on the Arboretum can be found at http://www.harcourt-arboretum.ox.ac.uk/.

We hope we can welcome many of you as we celebrate and enjoy an afternoon around the kozolec – one of the most traditional symbols of Slovenia and its culture.