Literary Evening with Maja Haderlap

Maja Haderlap

One of the most important Austrian-Slovenian authors today, writing in German and Slovene, will be reading and discussing her work, which encompasses poetry, essays, translations and fiction.

Thursday 11 December 2014 at 7 pm
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ

Event is free but seating is limited. Please book HERE

Maja Haderlap won the highly prestigious Bachmann prize in 2011 for her debut novel Engel des Vergessens (Angel of Forgetting). It tells the poignant story of a family from the Carinthian Slovenian population of Austria against the backdrop of the minority’s resistance against National Socialism.

Maja Haderlap is an accomplished author born in Eisenkappel (Austria). She studied theatre studies and German at the University of Vienna. From 1992 to 2007 she was Head of Dramaturgy at the Municipal Theatre of Klagenfurt.

Our Lisa swims at 95 to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Lisa is our oldest member

To celebrate her 95th birthday, Lisa will jump into water and swim 8 lengths at her local full-size pool in Porthcawl, Mid-Glamorgan, Wales. The event is sponsored locally to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care in memory of her eldest son Richard who died of cancer 30 years ago.

Lisa is the oldest member of the British-Slovene Society. In her youth she swam in Slovenia in the waters that flow to the river Danube, and is now reaching a total distance swum in her life of 3,000 kilometres, the length of the mighty Danube.

Lisa will swim at 3pm on Sunday 30th November, at the Splashland swimming pool, Bay View Rd, Porthcawl, CF36 5N

Everyone is welcome to come along and dive into the fun.

To make an online donation to Marie Curie Cancer Care please go to:

Marie Curie Cancer Care gives people with all terminal illnesses the choice to die at home. Their nurses provide them and their families with free hands-on care.


Christmas Carol Service

The Anglo-Slovene Carol Service will be held on 5th December at 6.30 for 7 p.m. at  St. Andrew by the Wardrobe, Queen Victoria Street and St. Andrew’s Hill, City of London, EC4V 5DE. The nearest underground station is Blackfriars. St Paul’s and Mansion House stations are not far away.

The Service will have readings and carols in English and Slovene.

Please feel free to bring any guests.

Christmas drink and potica will be served after the service.

How to get there