Christmas Carol Service on Friday 7th December in London

The BSS warmly invites you to our annual Carol Service on Friday 7th December 2018, at 6:30 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.


Join a Slovene “Singing Supper” in London on Saturday 6 October

The “Lakeland Voices from Cumbria” choir, which specialises in folk songs from Slovenia, invites you to join them for a Slovene-themed “Singing Supper” at the Number Twelve Restaurant at 12 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0HX this Saturday 6th October at 7.30 pm. There will be well known songs in both Slovene and English which everyone can join in. 

All members and friends of the British-Slovene Society are welcome.

The Number Twelve Restaurant is offering a set menu. For more information, contact

Lakeland Voices from Cumbria on a tour in Slovenia in May 2018


Evening Courses of Slovene at the School of Slavonic & East European Studies UCL

From October 2018 SSEES UCL will again run evening courses of Slovene language at all levels.
Beginners (Tuesdays)
Lower Intermediate (Mondays)
Upper Intermediate (Thursdays)
Advanced (Wednesdays)
Advanced Plus (Thursdays)
All courses are scheduled to run 6:30-8:30pm.
More information about the Slovene courses is HERE

If you are interested please enrol by 30 September HERE

For more information contact Maja Rančigaj Beneš, Slovene language teacher:

These small interactive courses develop conversation skills without losing sight of the fundamentals of grammar. They are ideal for anyone interested in the rich culture and unique language of Slovenia. 

Dora Lavrenčič has passed away

With great sadness, we have heard news that Dora Lavrenčič, widow of Karl Lavrenčič, passed away on 10th July at the age of 94. Dora was a broadcaster with the BBC’s Slovene section.

Née Dora Žebot, she was the daughter of a prominent pre-war figure Franjo Žebot who, as acting Mayor of Maribor, refused to raise the Nazi flag on the town hall at the time of the 1941 invasion. He was subsequently the first Slovene to be transported to Dachau concentration camp, where he died.

Dora’s funeral arrangements are as follows:

Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cobham, Surrey at 11am on Friday 20th July. There will be a reception immediately afterwards in the parish centre next to the church. 

The British-Slovene Society sends heartfelt condolences to Dora’s family, Alenka and John.