The British-Slovene Society Subscriptions 2020

Dear Members and supporters,

Every year, the British-Slovene Society organises events to further good relations between Slovenes and British, and these inevitably incur some costs. We rely on subscriptions to be able to offer these convivial occasions for meeting, networking and enjoyment. If you are a Member, we would be grateful if you would pay your 2020 subscription, which is due at the beginning of next year. If you are not yet a Member, please do join. You would be most welcome!

Subscriptions remain at the same level as last year:

INDIVIDUAL £15
FAMILY (maximum 5) £25
STUDENT £5
CORPORATE £100

If you have a Standing Order you can ignore this notice. Otherwise, you have a choice of three means of payment:

1. The best way is by direct electronic transfer to The British-Slovene Society’s bank account with HSBC, Sort Code 40-01-06, Account Number 71358332, IBAN: GB34HBUK40010671358332. Please put your name in the reference field. This means of payment saves the Society unnecessary costs. Wherever possible, we ask you to set up a Standing Order. This will save you time and trouble next year.

2. Or you can pay through our website www.britishslovenesociety.org by clicking on “JOIN/RENEW” and following the instructions. On the website you can also pay by PayPal (though this incurs a cost to the BSS).

3. Or by cheque made out to The British-Slovene Society and sent to the Treasurer, Andrej Ogorevc, 10 Rogers Court, 5 Premiere place, London E14 8SF, e-mail: treasurer@britishslovenesociety.org.

We will soon send around the invitations for the Prešeren Evening which will take place in London on 1st February 2020. If you are a paid-up member, you pay less for the evening.

If you haven’t already made a Standing Order, please renew your membership at the beginning of January 2020! Thank you.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and all the best in the New Year,

Trustees of The British-Slovene Society

Festive Start for the British-Slovene Christmas Season


Members of the British-Slovene Society and their friends once again packed the beautiful Wren church of St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe in London for the annual service of Lessons and Carols in both languages on 6th December 2019.

For many of us, this event marks the beginning of Christmas festivities, and each year the congregation grows, admirably supported by organist Aljyša from Leeds and the Gallus Aeternus choir.

After the service, we gathered in the vestry for wine, kindly donated by the Slovenian Embassy, large quantities of potica brought over from Slovenia by BSS members, and many warm conversations. We collected £264.50 for Barka, the charity for people with special needs which the BSS supports in Slovenia.

Our thanks go to the Church of England, for allowing us to use the church and presiding over the service, Catherine King, who organised the event, and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, which provided a subsidy.

Come again in December 2020!

Predbožično mreženje VTISovcev v Londonu, 15. december

15. december 2019, ob 17.00
Bellavita Academy, 11c Dock St, Whitechapel, London E1 8JN

SPOROČILO DRUŠTVA VTIS (v tujini izobraženi Slovenci):
London je mesto priložnosti. In zelo pogosto se priložnosti pojavijo, ko spoznamo nove ljudi in ustvarjamo nove mreže. Člani društva VTIS pogosto omenijo, da bi se radi več mrežili, saj imamo v naši lokalni skupnosti veliko talentov, poslovnežev in investitorjev. Zato smo se odločili, da tokrat naredimo dogodek, usmerjen v gospodarstvo, in bomo večinski del programa namenili zabavnemu in interaktivnemu mreženju, zaključili pa s kratkima zgodbama dveh podjetnikov, ki uspešno delujeta med Britanijo in Slovenijo, in nagovorom Branka Drobnaka – predsednika kluba Poslovnih angelov Slovenije. Seveda zakuska ne bo manjkala, na koncu pa še nazdravimo na zaključek uspešnega leta.

Lepo vabljeni, VTISovci, vaši partnerji, podjetniki, investitorji, ostali Slovenci v Londonu in enostavno vsi, ki vas mreženje zanima.

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Deli s svojimi prijatelji, da nas bo čim več!

Book launch: Tracing the Unspoken by Milan Šelj, 9th January

THURSDAY 9TH JANUARY 2020 AT 7PM
GAYS THE WORD BOOKSHOP
66 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AB
(nearest tubes Russell Square or Euston)

Tracing the Unspoken is the English-language debut of Milan Šelj, an award-winning Slovenian poet and translator. Šelj is the author of four poetry collections and co-author of a satirical epistolary novel Spolitika. His work and translations have appeared in many anthologies. Milan lives and works in London. Joining him tonight is Harvey Vincent, a New York director, actor and teacher who has worked closely with the poet in producing this translation. Harvey lives and works in Paris.

The launch is kindly sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia.

Admission is FREE. Refreshments will be served.

“In Tracing the Unspoken, Milan Šelj has compiled a ledger of obsession: by applying language to shapeless silence, the individual tries to make sense of desire. In these fragments of narrative, the tacit, the implicit, the unspoken and the unspeakable are all eventually given voice. Passion is blocked by indifference, indifference unblocked by passion. And somehow love, once put into words, survives to thrive. The process is compelling, the expression eloquent.” –Gregory Woods