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.

A Slovene Choir Entertains BSS Oxford Picnic

 

The Gallus Aeternus choir enlivened the annual Oxford Picnic of the British-Slovene Society on 1st July 2018 alongside the traditional kozolec at the Harcourt Arboretum.

 

Members old and young came with their families and friends. Ambassador Tadej Rupelj led a strong contingent from the Slovenian Embassy, bringing some good bottles of Slovenian wine in his rucksack.

 

Guests of honour were representatives of the Slovenian Government Office for Slovenes Abroad. Secretary Primož Ilešič brought personal greetings from Minister Gorazd Žmavc.

JAZOO London Tour

JAZOO, a progressive jazz group, is returning for their 5th London Tour with new material, performing at several music venues.

JAZOO London Tour #05
10 –  15   J u l y   2 0 1 8
 
Tuesday 10 July at 8pm at SET UK (Dalston)
Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 7pm at Nambucca (Holloway)
Friday 13 July at 9pm at with Don Kipper at Balabam(Tottenham)
Saturday 14 July 8pm at Luna Lounge(Leytonstone)
Sunday 15 July at 8pm at Magic Garden (Battersea)

JAZOO is a 5-member band comprising Nejc Haberman (bass), Danijel Hartman (drums), Stare Katja (flute, vocals, percussion), Matjaž Mlakar (saxophone, flute, vocals) and Tomaž Pačnik (keyboard, accordion, electronics). The band has been active on the alternative ethno-jazz-fusion scene for several years and has toured extensively throughout Europe and other parts of the world.

Website: www.jazoo.si
Twitter: @jazooband
Facebook: /Jazooband

 

Sloven’c v Britaniji: od izzivov do priložnosti – okrogla miza 29. 5.

Čas: 29. 5. 2018, ob 18.00
Kraj: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU
Organizator: Društvo VTIS (V Tujini Izobraženi Slovenci)

Si tudi ti eden izmed tistih Slovencev, ki smo zašli na Otok in si poiskali nove izzive in priložnosti? Imaš tudi ti zbirko hecnih zgodb o spopadanju z britansko diplomacijo in njihovim humorjem? Tudi ti iščes nove načine povezovanja s Slovenijo?

Od asimilacije Slovencev v Britaniji do asimilacije britanskih Slovencev v slovenskem okolju – od medijskega buma o “begu možganov” do iskanja rešitev za krepitev “kroženja znanja” – o tem in še o čem se bomo pogovarjali s šestimi člani Društva VTIS na okrogli mizi.
Na okrogli mizi bodo sodelovali:

Jana Javornik, “senior lecturer” na University of East London in direktorica Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business.

Maj Plemenitaš, akademik in raziskovalec na University College London, kjer je direktor Cross Scale Design Research; ustanovitelj in direktor design studia Linkscale.

Miha Pipan, soustanovitelj in CSO podjetja Entomics, ki si prizadeva razvijati biotehnološke rešitve za rastoči trg trajnostnih živalskih krm na bazi insektov.

Neža Vadnjal, doktorska raziskovalka na programu inštituta Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology na University College London, kjer raziskuje celično biofiziko.

Jure Sokolić, “research associate” na King’s College London, kjer se ukvarja z aplikacijami strojnega učenja v medicinske namene.

Sledila bo kratka delavnica, s katero bi radi izvedeli več tudi o tvojih osebnih izzivih, ki jih imaš kot v tujini živeči in izobraženi Slovenec ter o idejah za izboljšanje stanja. Društvo VTIS organizira dogodek skupaj z Veleposlaništvom Republike Slovenije v Veliki Britaniji.

Društvo VTIS je bilo ustanovljeno z namenom povezovati in zastopati interese slovenskih državljanov, ki se v okviru visokošolskega študija izobražujejo ali so se izobraževali oziroma opravljajo ali so opravljali raziskovalno dejavnost na izobraževalno-raziskovalnih ustanovah v tujini.

Prijavni obrazec je na spletni strani društva VTIS: https://www.drustvovtis.si/slovenc-v-britaniji-od-izzivov-do-priloznosti/