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50th Anniversary Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum in London

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 14:56

Круглы стол “50 гадоў беларускай бібліятэцы на Захадзе: Скарынаўка на скрыжаваньні стагодзьдзяў”

15th May 17:00. Online:

Яе называюць “вакном у беларускую культуру” і беларускай культурнай амбасадай на Захадзе. Скарынаўская бібліятэка ў Лондане адчынілася 15 траўня 1971г. і з таго часу сталася найбуйнейшым зборам беларусазнаўчай літаратуры за мяжой і знакавым месцам для беларусаў ва ўсім сьвеце. У дзень ейнага 50-годзьдзя мы зьбіраем за адным віртуальным сталом беларускіх і заходніх дасьледчыкаў, культурных і грамадзкіх дзеячоў, даўніх і новых сяброў Скарынаўкі, каб разам зірнуць на шлях, які прайшла бібліятэка, ацаніць ейны ўнёсак і падзяліцца ўспамінамі й планамі на будучыню.

У сьвяточным круглым стале, сярод іншых, возьмуць удзел Старшыня Рады БНР Івонка Сурвіла, пісьменьнік Уладзімер Арлоў, літаратуразнаўца Арнольд Макмілін, выдавец Зьміцер Санько, гісторыкі Натальля Гардзіенка і Дарота Міхалюк. Вядучы – беларусазнаўца і перакладчык Джым Дынглі.

Далучайцеся да нас, каб пачуць пра гісторыю бібліятэкі з вуснаў яе заснавальнікаў, задаць пытаньні і падзяліцца развагамі, і разам з намі ўзьняць сьвяточны келіх!



Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster 35th Anniversary Commemorating March – 25th April 2021

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 11:56

Photostream – Marching through Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, the end destination is Belarus Embassy (6 Kensington Court London W8)

The Chernobyl nuclear accident occurred on the 26th of April 1986. It was the worst nuclear disaster in human history both in terms of cost and casualties and one of only two nuclear energy accidents rated at seven- the maximum severity – on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan.

The initial emergency response, together with later decontamination of the environment, ultimately involved more that 600 000 personnel. The United Nations has proclaimed the April 26th as the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.

Chernobyl 35 years later. Collections of photos taken by Vasil Evdokimov when he visited in 2019.

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 20:18

Take a look at the photo gallery  taken in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone by Vasil Evdokimov. It is 35 years since the Chernobyl disaster.

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


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:…

English summary interpreting of the proceedings will be provided

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