Marko Sosič in conversation with Guardian critic Joanna Walsh

Literary One on One –  Dalkey Archive writers with English critics:

Marko Sosič in conversation
with Guardian critic Joanna Walsh

Together with authors Jean-Philippe Toussaint (Belgium) & Aka Morchiladze (Georgia), and critics Juliet Jacques (New Statesman) and Lucy Popescu (The Independent).

Wednesday, 5 November at 7 pm

European Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LU


Marko Sosič is a theatre and film director born in 1958 inTrieste. He began publishing fiction in the late 1980s, and is the author of several books, including a collection of short stories and an autobiographical novel about his time in theatre.

Ballerina, Ballerina, a highly praised novel won him the Vstajenje Award, listed him among the five finalists for the Kresnik Award, and included him in the European project ‘The 100 Slovene novels’.

“Drawing comparisons to William Faulkner in its expressionistic depiction of Ballerina’s interior world, this novel is a classic of contemporary Slovenian literature – a hugely popular exploration of a character whose world is totally divorced from what we think of as reality.”  Dalkey Archive Press

British edition of Marko Sosič’s book Ballerina, Ballerina, translated by Maja Visenjak Limon, was recently published in the Slovenian Literature Series by Dalkey Archive Press.

The event is organized and supported by Dalkey Archive Press, European Bookshop, Slovene Writers’ Association, Ministry of Culture and Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in London.

Film Factory

The Slovenian Embassy in London invites you to the screening of short films by:

Slovenian film collective

Introduction and Q&A: Mitja Mlakar – co-founder of Film Factory

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 at 6pm

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, 10 Little College Street, London SW1P 3SH


Screening programme:

Busker, 9 min, drama, 2014, M. Mlakar
Food Fetish, 9 min, comedy, 2014, M. Šubic
Missing The Moment, 10 min, drama, 2012, M. Mlakar
Last Lunch, 4 min, animated film, 2011, M. Šubic

Film Factory is a young production company based in Maribor, Slovenia. The main area of their activity is production of fiction and animation. Reaching the desired vision and having the possibility for visualization of their personal artistic language is most important to them.

Mitja Mlakar (1988) is a young Slovenian director and screenwriter. He is co-founder and one of the leading team members of Film Factory together with Mojca Pernat, Miha Šubic and Simon Komar.

His films have been screened and received awards at many film festivals around the world. In 2013 he received the Award for important cultural achievements of University of Maribor and the Award for perspective young filmmakers from the Association of Slovenian Filmmakers.

He is a current Artist in Residence at the Slovene Arts & Culture Residency in London.

This event is first in a series of regular Artists in Residence Talks (AIR Talks) with Slovene artists, writers, translators, curators, critics, producers, etc., who are selected for Artist in Residence Programme which aims to contribute to the international mobility and visibility of Slovene artists.

Artist in Residence Programme is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

Slovenska znanost v svetu

Društvo V tujini izobraženih Slovencev (VTIS) in Veleposlaništvo RS v Londonu vabita na srečanje slovenskih študentov, raziskovalcev, akademikov in gospodarstvenikov v Združenem kraljestvu.

Sreda, 12. november 2014 18.00 – 20.30, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

Namen dogodka je spodbuditi povezovanje, medsebojno sodelovanje, delitev izkušenj in predstavitev Slovencev, ki delujejo na britanskih izobraževalnih institucijah in v gospodarstvu.

Srečanje bo sestavljeno iz kratkih predstavitev karier in dela štirih Slovenk oz. Slovencev, ki delujejo na akademskih, raziskovalnih oz. poslovnih področjih v Združenem kraljestvu.

Nadaljnje informacije o dogodku se nahajajo na spletni strani Društva VTIS

Vljudno prosimo, da udeležbo na dogodku potrdite do 7.11.2014 preko spletnega obrazca, ki ga najdete TUKAJ

British-Slovene Society members invited to ceremony with a member of the Royal Family

Invitation to join The British-German Association London for an important event on 20th October 2014 in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent

The BGA in London would like to extend an invitation to all the members of the UK-EU Societies on 20th October 2014.

On behalf of our President Lord Watson, the BGA Board is delighted to invite you to join us, in the presence of our Royal Patron HRH the Duke of Kent KG, for a special service on the occasion of the 300th Anniversary of the Hanoverian Accession and the Coronation of George I on 20th October 1714.

The service, which will include music and readings from the actual coronation 300 years ago, is to be held on Monday 20th October 2014 at 3pm at St Martin-in-the-Fields at Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ.

This promises to be a magnificent occasion that will reflect and celebrate the rich heritage of the Georgian legacy as well as the cultural links between Britain and Germany.

The Federal German Ambassador will also be present.  The service will be led by The Revd Dr. Sam Wells of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, with anthems by the world renowned Choir and musicians of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

Please see the enclosed for further information and to reserve your place(s) for this unique service.

Your formal invitation(s) will be sent to you after receipt of your application form(s).

BGA Flyer    BGA Application Form