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Save the date: Chernobyl Commemoration 24th April 15:00pm

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 16:42

FILE – A 1986 file photo of an aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine showing damage from an explosion and fire in reactor four on April 26, 1986 that sent large amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere. Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they’re still unknown. (AP Photo/Volodymyr Repik, File)

24th April – 15:00pm via Zoom. More details to follow.

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 16:36

Condolence message The Council of the Anglo-Belarusian Society on behalf of its membership sends its deepest sympathy and condolences to Her Majesty the Queen on the sad loss of her husband, Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, being a member of the Greek branch of the Oldenburg Dynasty, was connected to the lands which are now Belarus through his bloodline. The warm feelings and interest which he had for the people and culture of Belarus were greatly appreciated, and will be sadly missed by our membership. Anglo-Belarusian Society

103rd Anniversary of the proclamation of independence of the Belarusian Democratic Republic

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:36

ASSOCIATION OF BELARUSIANS IN GREAT BRITAIN

is pleased to invite members of the Anglo-Belarusian Society and all friends  to join a celebratory meeting to mark  the 103rd anniversary of the proclamation of Independence of the Belarusian Democratic Republic (25 March 1918) on Saturday 27 March 2021 at 14:00 hrs – due to the legal restrictions on meeting currently in force  – as a Zoom meeting as follows:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85453327467…

English summary interpreting of the proceedings will be provided

ABGB Council

Mother Language Day celebration and AGM

Fri, 02/05/2021 - 18:12

On Saturday, 27 February 2021 an Annual General Meeting of the Anglo-Belarusian Society will be held at 2pm online via Zoom (link to follow).

The Anglo-Belarusian Society then cordially invites its members and friends to the Mother Language Day celebration with poetry readings and special guest appearances. Our annual Mother Language Day celebration will be organised with the participation of the Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum.

The event was inaugurated by the late Vera Rich to mark UNESCO Mother Language Day and involves poetry reading in all languages particularly Belarusian and English.

Read your favourite poem – works of modern poets or old favourites of your choice in Belarusian, English, Scots, Catalan, Finnish etc (no need to learn by heart!). Children are very welcome to participate.

The readings will start at 3 pm on Zoom (link to follow) and will be followed by virtual refreshments and chat

The suggested minimum donation for ABS members – £5, for non-members – £10

If you wish to join or pay your annual ABS subscription, please read more how to do it here.