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.

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Veselimo se srečanja z vami!

World Prayer Day celebrated for Slovenia

On World Prayer Day for Slovenia on Friday March 1st, 2019, the British-Slovene Society helped arrange a service at the lovely St. Margaret’s Church in London opposite Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.

Those taking part in the service could see some typical Slovenian books and artefacts, including the Poems of France Prešeren and a model of a Slovenian ‘Kozolec’ (Hayrack).

Celia Scott, Canon Sinclair, Linda Ulrich, Deacon Saunders and other World Day of Prayer volunteers helped make this a very warm occasion.

British-Slovene Society Trustee Simona Bennett, former Trustee Breda Wilkinson and Karen Košak gave readings. Trustee Miha Košak helped coordinate, and Špela Vrbnjak of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia provided further support.

Each year a World Day of Prayer is devoted to a different country.

For more information see
https://www.wwdp.org.uk/2019-theme-and-country-slovenia/ and https://www.westminster-abbey.org/st-margarets-church

Modern style Slovene folk songs for Prešeren Evening – and a Carniolan Bee

Two up-and-coming young musicians from Slovenia, Gregor Volk and Goran Krmač, enlivened the British-Slovene Society’s 2019 Prešeren Evening on 9th February. And for the first time the Carniolan Bee put in a guest appearance.

In an evening hosted by Shirlie Roden, who herself sang her ever popular Zeleni Zmaj, the two artists from Slovenia enchanted the 87 participants with their original takes on Slovene folk-songs.


The medieval town of Višnja Gora in Slovenia is celebrating its local Carniolan Bee, which is hard-working, not aggressive and has become a favourite among beekeepers around the world. Each table had a paper-cut-out Carniolan Bee to stick together during the meal. It was not easy.

In the end the musicians judged which was the best, and the prize of a pot of Carniolan bee honey went to Zala Sekne (right), an undergraduate student at Oxford University. Here she is with the contestants, including Slovenian Ambassador Tadej Rupel, who kindly donated Slovenian wine for the evening. Alas, his bee did not quite make the grade.


The well-known Slovene story, A Goat Trial, by Josip Jurčič, has been translated into English by Evelina and Marcus Ferrar and was among the prizes in the tombola, which raised £456 for Barka, the Slovene charity for people with special needs. Main prize was a tumble dryer donated by Gorenje.

The Government Office for Slovenes Abroad kindly gave financial support to the Evening.

Thrill to some very special Slovene music: Prešeren Evening, 9th February

Gregor Volk

Photo: Jan Prpič

Goran Krmač


GREGOR VOLK (voice, acoustic guitar, harmonica) and GORAN KRMAČ (bass guitar, stomp box) present Slovene folk music in lively, modern arrangements. Their freedom of personal expression creates a counterpoint to various musical traditions.
Tonight they are playing as a duo, but they also perform with other musicians. They are Ambassadors of Slovene music – in China, India, Britain, Israel, Ireland, Italy and Argentina.

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