Top Slovene musicians at Prešeren Evening – 1st February 2020. Reserve the date!


We are looking forward to getting together again at our next Prešeren Evening. It will take place on Saturday 1st February 2020 at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel (the same place as this year). Put the date in your diary!

Alongside the usual dinner, we will be entertained by two multi-talented Slovene musicians, Boštjan Gombač and Saša Olenjuk.

Boštjan, a clarinettist, is a master of a range of instruments and has featured in 120 albums! He has been performing ethno and classical music for the last 15 years. With the group Terra Folk, he won many music prizes, also a BBC3 radio World Music Award.

He performs with bands Katalena, Bast, Bachology Quartet, Los Hermanos Muy Simpaticos. Amongst the musicians he has played with are Marc Ribot, Greg Cohen, Neil Innes, Tommy Emmanuel, The Cat Empire, John McSherry, Arvid Engegard, Susanne Lundeng, Knut Eric Sundquist, Theodossi Spassov. He also writes music for theatre and film.

Saša is a violinist, guitarist, composer, arranger and producer. He is a first violin in the Maribor opera house orchestra, and plays with a host of other bands and musicians.

Prepare for a top musical event. You won’t want to miss it!

Notice of Annual General Meeting 22 May 2019 – and talk on a Slovene admiral

For members of the British-Slovene Society only:

Notice is hereby given that The Annual General Meeting of the British-Slovene Society will be held at 5 pm on Wednesday 22 May in the offices of Howard Kennedy, 1 London Bridge, London SE1 9BG.

After the AGM Keith Miles will give a talk on an unusual and fascinating subject. You may have thought Slovenia never had any admirals, but you would be wrong. Keith will tell the story of ‘The Slovene Admiral in the Royal Navy and other famous Slovene Admirals’. Participating will be a descendant of Slovene Admiral Reigersfeld, who lives in Somerset.

Please confirm your attendance by email to: davidalloyd@btinternet.com.

In case you cannot attend the AGM and wish to vote, please use the Form of Proxy: BSS-2019-AGM-Form-of-proxy

Slovenians can vote in Britain for the EU Parliament – register by 7th May

Slovenians residing in the UK can vote in the European Union Parliamentary election due to be held on 23rd May. You can vote for candidates standing in the UK for election. Or you can vote in Slovenia, but not in both countries.

To vote in the UK, you should register at https://www.gov.uk/elections-in-the-uk/european-parliament by 7th May at the latest.

In the UK, parties expected to put up candidates include the Conservatives, Labour and Nigel Farage’s Brexit party. So too will parties supporting the UK remaining in the EU – the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and Change UK.

The outcome of this election could be important for the future of Europe. So please consider bringing your influence to bear by voting on 23rd May.

Dobrodošli doma 2019 – vabilo Urada za Slovence v zamejstvu in po svetu

Tradicionalna prireditev Dobrodošli doma bo letos 6. julija 2019 v Radovljici.

Vabimo rojakinje in rojake, ki živite v zamejstvu in po svetu, da se nam na ta dan pridružite. Skupaj z vami bomo izoblikovali pester in bogat kulturni ter športni program.
Letošnji dogodek organiziramo društva: Združenje Slovenska izseljenska matica, Svetovni slovenski kongres, Slovenija v svetu in Rafaelova družba pod pokroviteljstvom Urada Vlade RS za Slovence v zamejstvu in po svetu.

Pripravili bomo nastope različnih glasbenih, folklornih in pevskih skupin, razstave, srečanje mladih raziskovalcev, predstavitve nagrajenih diplomskih in magistrskih nalog, nogometne tekme… Organizirali bomo tudi izlete v okolici Radovljice.

Prijave za sodelovanje na prireditvi ali samo za obisk in izlete zbiramo do 5. maja 2019. Prijavite se na spodaj napisane e-naslove kjer boste dobili tudi vse ostale informacije povezane s prireditvijo Dobrodošli doma.

sim@zdruzenje-sim.si; jasmina.ilic@zdruzenje-sim.si
Kontaktna oseba: Jasmina Ilič Draković, številka mobilnega telefona: 00386 40 150518

Veselimo se srečanja z vami!