Christmas Carol Service

The BSS warmly invites you to our annual Carol Service on the 2nd of December 2016, at 7 pm.

This is our regular festive get together which is held in the beautiful church of St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe, Queen Victoria Street and St. Andrew’s Hill, City of London, EC4V 5DE.

The church, which was built by Sir Christopher Wren is a wonderful historic building and well worth a visit in its own right. Please come and join in our carol singing in English and Slovene.

Catch up with friends after the service as there will be potica (offered by the Society) and Christmas drinks (courtesy of the Embassy).

There is no charge but a collection is taken to support the work of the Barka charity in Slovenia.

Nearest underground Blackfriars. St Paul’s and Mansion House nearby.

How to get there

Boštjan M. Zupančič talks about the European Court of Human Rights

Time: Thursday 17 November 2016 at 6 pm

Place: Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, London EC1N 2HH

Title: In the Context of the Common Law: The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg

Boštjan M. Zupančič, a Slovenian judge at the European Court of Human Rights since 1998, will talk about differences between British Common Law, under which “like cases should be decided alike”, and the logical reasoning in the Continental legal system. They represent two different cognitive approaches to reality.


The Comedy of Life with Krečič and Žižek

Tuesday 1 November at 7.30 pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL


This autumn the novels of three Slovenian authors will be published in the World Series – a joint venture between Peter Owen and Istros Books aiming to bring quality literature in translation to an English-reading audience.

The World Series kicks off with the event The Comedy of Life. Nigel Warburton and Slavoj Žižek join Jela Krečič Žižek to discuss her new novel, ‘None Like Her’, a hapless tale of the fruitless search for a perfect partner.

Conway Hall is a landmark of London’s independent intellectual, political and cultural life.


Encounter with Jela Krečič and Olivia Hellewell

Monday 31 October at 6.30pm at the University of Nottingham, the Hemsley (Staff Club), Room B2, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Slovene author Jela Krečič and translator and PhD student Olivia Hellewell come  together in front of an audience to read from and discuss Jela’s debut novel, None Like Her (Ni druge) in English translation, allowing an insight into the working relationship between author and translator, as well as discussing practical and theoretical aspects of translation.