Serbian Month 2022 Programme

27th Jan – 1st March 2022

Thursday 27th Jan 2022

Saint Sava’s Day Celebration

Exclusive virtual tour of the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Lazar, also known as Lazarica in Birmingham.
Enjoy your own personal tour of the Lazarica Church and learn more about its history, construction, beautiful frescos and mosaics.
Available to view on the Serbian Month YouTube channel from midnight!
Serbian Orthodox Church St Sava in London
89 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QQ
10am St Sava’s Day Service -Divine Liturgy and the blessing of the Slavski kolač (Slava bread)
After the Liturgy food and drinks will be served in the Great Hall for all parishioners

7pm St Sava’s Academy,ZOOM event, 7pm
Very Rev. Dr. Miloš Vesin (Chicago, USA)
Đorđe Koldžić, MD (Tufts Medical Centre, Boston, USA)
Archimandrite Sava Janjić (Dečani Monastery, Serbia)
St. Sava Church choir
Zoom meeting details:
https://zoom.us/j/97647248998?pwd=K0VYWFlhOFVEUzlwbW5XOXk3eDB6UT09
Meeting ID: 976 4724 8998
Passcode: svetisava

Saturday 29th Jan 2022
Serbian Orthodox Church St Sava
89 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QQ
7pm Vespers service
7.30 Concert of Folklore groups

Sunday 30th Jan 2022
Serbian Orthodox Church St Sava
89 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QQ
10.00 Divine Liturgy
After the Liturgy, the giving of gifts to children in Sunday school
St Sava’s Day Celebration in Birmingham
Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Lazar in Birmingham
92 Griffins Brooks Lane, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1QG
St Sava’s Day Celebration in Halifax
Serbian Orthodox Church, St John the Baptist in Halifax
18 Heap Street, Boothtown, Halifax HX3 6JE
11am Holy Liturgy followed by a programme of dances and recitations, with the dance group ‘Hilandar’
Free entrance / Contact: stjohnthebaptisthalifax@gmail.com

From 26th to 31st Jan 2022
Exhibition of paintings by George Perendia from his series Harnessing the Chaos at the Avivson Art Gallery show.
Avivson Art Gallery
49 Highgate High St, Highgate, London N6 5JX
Opening Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Sat 12-6pm; Thursday 12-8pm and by appointment.

Thursday 3rd Feb 2022, 6pm
Serbian City Club – ZOOM event
Jelena Miladinović Delić
Discussion about entrepreneurship and starting a new brand in both the UK and Serbia.
Language: Serbian
Further details are available on www.serbiancityclub.org.
RSVP is required! Contact: info@serbiancityclub.org

Saturday 5th Feb 2022, from 12.30pm
The Serbian Society London
“Hodočašće na Krf” presentation by the curator Prof. Dr. Ljubomir Saramandić
Dom Vladike Nikolaja – Serbian Orthodox Church
89 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QQ
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the chronology of the stay of Serbs in Corfu in the First World War and see a slide show of photographs, with a virtual guide as in the Serbian House in Corfu.
After the lecture, guests will have an opportunity to talk with curator Ljubomir Saramandić whois author of the books ‘Tamo daleko’, ‘Hodočašće na Krf’ and ‘Sve je ovde legenda’ and an expert consultant and screenwriter in several film projects (‘Gde cveta limun žut’, ‘Plava grobnica’, ‘U početku bi reč’).
Language: Serbian
Entry: free

Saturday 5th Feb 2022, from 7pm to late
Belgrade Party / Beogradska žurka at Paya & Horse with live music
Paya & Horse Pub Gallery
181 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 4LB

Sunday 6th Feb 2022, 6pm
Serbian City Club – ZOOM event
Vesna Stanojević
Discussion with the acclaimed actress about the craft of acting in Serbia and the UK
Language: Serbian
Further details are available on www.serbiancityclub.org.
RSVP is required! Contact: info@serbiancityclub.org

Wednesday 9th Feb 2022
Jasenovac and Holocaust Memorial Foundation
Premiere screening of Award-winning Documentary: Forgotten Genocides, the Sin of Silence (English with Serbian subtitles).
Synopsis 2021-2022 ‘Best of the Best’ Awards in the category of “Best Social Justice Programming”.
A lecture by Prof Gideon Greif: Jasenovac – Auschwitz of the Balkans
Due to Covid pandemic venue and time TBC, please contact JHMF near the date at info@jhmf.org.uk or check Facebook page.
Thursday 10th Feb 2022, 6pm
Serbian City Club – ZOOM event
Živojin Ivković
Discussion about publishing in Serbia and abroad, and how to identify talent in the diaspora
Language: Serbian
Further details are available on www.serbiancityclub.org.
RSVP is required! Contact: info@serbiancityclub.org
Thursday 10th to 28th Feb 2022
Art & Science Exhibition
George Perendia is taking part at Schrödinger’s Cat Exhibition: Exploring art & science relations through art and discussions.
Bookery Gallerie, 20 Church Street, London, NW8 8EP
https://bookerygallerie.com/
Open: Tuesday-Saturday from 12.30am-6:30pm, or by appointment.

Saturday 12th Feb 2022, 4 -6 pm
The Raymond Nicolet Trust – ZOOM event
The Raymond Nicolet Trust volunteers will report on past achievements and new aims, interleaving with musical interludes from several musicians who are patrons of the charity: Patrick Hemmerle, Miljana Popovic Materni and Victor Maslov.
Language: English and Serbian
Further details are available on https://www.raymondnicolettrust.com/events/2022/rnt2022wintergathering
Visit: www.raymondnicolettrust.com
Contact: info@raymondnicolettrust.com
Sunday 13th Feb 2022, 10am
Serbian City Club – ZOOM event
Biljana (Billie) Krstović
Discussion about wellbeing, identity, and roots at work and in life
Language: English
Further details are available on www.serbiancityclub.org.
RSVP is required! Contact: info@serbiancityclub.org
Tuesday 15th Feb, 7.30pm
Fetch Theatre and Serbian Council of Great Britain
Theatre play Hitleria Pizzeria
The Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings TN34 3BD
Live in Hastings and via livestream in other places around UK.
Bookings: http://stablestheatre.co.uk/hitleria-pizzeria/

From the pen of award-winning writer John Knowles comes an absurd comic drama encompassing war, love, betrayal, and a man with a Hitler moustache.
‘The writing is witty, the characters sharply drawn, the performances assured.’ Kent Barker Hastings Independent Press
Visit: Fetch-theatre.co.uk
Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENJcB_D1EBI
Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th Feb 2022, 7pm / Sat 19 Feb also at 2.30pm
Theatre play Trade by Ella Dorman-Gajic; Directed by Maddy Corner
Part of Vault Festival Transfer Season
The Omnibus Theatre, Main Space, 1 Clapham Common Northside, London SW4 0QW
Trapped in a ruthless world, Jana desperately attempts to protect the people she loves. A thought-provoking, unflinching play exploring morality and power within the European sex-trafficking industry.
Cast: Tanya Cubric, Ojan Genc, Eleanor Roberts.
All performances will be captioned in English & Serbian. Age 16+
A post-show discussion with the creative team and a representative from UnSeen following the matinee performance on Sat 19th Feb, from 3.30pm-4.30pm (open to all ticket holders).
Booking and further info: https://www.omnibus-clapham.org/trade/
Supported by Arts Council England.

Wednesday 16th Feb 2022, 6pm
Serbian City Club – ZOOM event
Centar Zvezda, Tatjana Dražilović
Discussion with Centar Zvezda – the “Star” Centre – about social integration of children and youth, including getting them ready for an independent life after leaving the social care system.
Language: Serbian
Further details are available on www.serbiancityclub.org.
RSVP is required! Contact: info@serbiancityclub.org
Friday 18th Feb 2022, 10am
Serbian City Club – ZOOM event
Suzana Gvozdenović
Discussion with the editor of RTS programme for the diaspora
Language: Serbian
Further details are available on www.serbiancityclub.org.
RSVP is required! Contact: info@serbiancityclub.org
Saturday 19th Feb 2022, ZOOM event, 6pm
Liberating Cinema Masterclass and Conversation with Goran Marković
A masterclass and conversation with the legendary Serbian director, screenwriter, author and playwright Goran Marković. The creator of classics such as National Class Category Up to 785 ccm, Variola Vera, Sabirni Centar, Tito and Me, and contemporary dramas The Tour and Delirium Tremens. This is a unique opportunity to participate in a creative discussion with the director.
Masterclass Description and Link: https://liberatingcinema.org.uk/representation/ Liberating Cinema Website: www.liberatingcinema.org.uk
Sunday 20th Feb 2022, ZOOM event, 11am
British-Serbian Medical Association members are presenting on various medical topics
Desa Lilic – COVID-19 update: what we know and still don’t know
Eve Brearley (Zoka Milan) – Long Covid
Zika Petrovic – Chronic Low back pain – diagnosis and management
Nemanja Stojanovic – Type 2 Diabetes – Impact of medications on weight
Mirjana Petrovic – Senior moment or dementia? – a GP perspective
Andjela Mijovic – Autism – between labelling and denial
Aleksandra Fox – When not to see your GP
Zarko Stefan – Minor Health Conditions and Self Care -a GP perspective
Milena Petrovic – Irregular and postmenopausal bleeding
Sunday 20th Feb 2022, ZOOM event, 5pm
Writing workshop: Writing Diaspora led by Dr Jelena Nolan-Roll (Bristol)
This is a one hour long ‘writing as inquiry’ workshop led by award winning creative writer, researcher and psychologist Dr Jelena Nolan-Roll. Through the series of writing prompts participants will engage with their experiences of living in the diaspora. The workshop aims to be supportive and encouraging to writers at all levels. Beginners and more experienced writers are all welcome.
15 participants maximum. It will be in Serbian and English.
Applications can be sent to drnolanroll@gmail.co.

Tuesday 22nd Feb 2022, 7.30pm
Concert ‘Melodies of Southern Sentiment’
Soprano Silva McQueen and pianist Maya Jordan
The Rocket, 11-13 Churchfield Rd, Acton, London W3 6BD
Tickets £15
Bookings: maya.jordan@yahoo.co.uk
Saturday 26th Feb 2022, 11am
Memorial service (Pomen) for Women in Foreign Medical Missions
St Sava, Serbian Orthodox Church in London
89 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QQ
The liturgy will be followed by Zadušnice and Pomen
Saturday 26th Feb 2022, 3.30pm
The Serbian Society London in collaboration with the Serbian Council of Great Britain and Zvezdana Popović
Exhibition on WW1 by Zvezdana Popovic
“Milunka” theatre play for children (6-14 years old)
“Milunka” is a play about Milunka Savić, the Serbian war hero who fought in the Balkan Wars and in World War I, the most-decorated female combatant in the recorded history of warfare. It will be performed by Vesna Stanković, the well-known theatre actress from the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade (Jugoslavensko dramsko pozorište, Beograd). The play duration is 45 min and it will be followed by the short presentation by Zvezdana Popović about women in foreign medical missions in Serbia during the World War I and Award Ceremony for Students on the Round Table and Azbukum Serbian language courses by the Serbian Council of Great Britain.
St. Cyprian’s Clarence Gate
Glentworth Street, London NW1 6AX
Entry: free
Saturday, 26th Feb 2022, 6pm
The Serbian Society London in collaboration with Zvezdana Popović:
“Milunka” monodrama performed by Vesna Stanković, directed by Petar Stanojlović
Vesna Stanković, award winning theatre actress from Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Belgrade, and Theatre Balkan Novi Pokret, will enrich our evening with a play about the famous Milunka Savić.
Personal confession of a woman warrior about life and death, war, Serbia, and its history, from the point of view of the most-decorated female soldier. This is a confession about life from the first rifle to the first broom.
The play duration is 1 hr 50 mins, and it will be followed by a short presentation by Zvezdana Popović about women in foreign medical missions in Serbia during the World War I.
St. Cyprian’s Clarence Gate
Glentworth Street, London NW1 6AX
Entry: £25
Bookings: office@serbiansociety.org.uk
Sunday 27th Feb 2022, ZOOM event
Serbian Library in London
Ninth Annual Mini Book Fair
Vesna Petkovic presents Serbian authors and their works.
Tuesday 1stMarch 2022
Serbian Council of Great Britain
SCGB AGM

Event for Young British Serbs
The Rocket, 11-13 Churchfield Rd, Acton, London W3 6BD

Members and non- members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting to find out about the work of the Serbian Council over the past year and to learn about future projects.
Further details email: info@serbiancouncil.org.uk
’A Cup of Stories’: Srpski zetovi (Serbian sons-in-law)
Serbian Council of Great Britain
Maya Jordan in conversation with foreign men married to Serbian women.

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