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LEB I SOL – Rock Concert

Tuesday 16 Nov, 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London
LEB I SOL is an expression which symbolizes traditional hospitality.
Their music combined elements of rock, jazz fusion and Balkan ethnic music.
Tickets: £16  Tel.020 8222 6955
Balkans 2020: The Ministerial Debate at LSE

18 November 2010 at 6.30pm

The Directors of LSE IDEAS request the pleasure of your company at the
launch of the Balkan International Affairs Programme at LSE Sheikh
Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London WC2A 2AZ

Speakers, HE Nickolay Mladenov, the Foreign Minister of Bulgaria and
HE Vuk Jeremić, the Foreign Minister of Serbia will identify the
issues the region faces today and offer their vision of the Balkans in
2020. “Can present challenges endanger the region’s fragile stability
or, will the Balkans forever shed the infamous attribute of being the
“powder keg of Europe”?

Twenty-minute presentations by each of the two guest speakers will be
followed by a Q&A session.

Nickolay Evtimov Mladenov was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of
the Republic of Bulgaria by the 41st National Assembly on January 27th

Vuk Jeremić was sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the
Republic of Serbia on May 15, 2007.

Dr Svetozar Rajak: Head of the Balkan International Affairs Programme
at LSE IDEAS, Academic Director of LSE IDEAS and Lecturer in
International History at LSE.
HRH Charity dinner at Claridges Hotel

20 November

HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation in Serbia in cooperation with
Lifeline UK Humanitarian Organization, whose Patron is also Her Royal
Highness Crown Princess Katherine, is organising a charity dinner on
Saturday, 20 November, 2010 at 7.30 pm at Claridge’s Hotel in London.
It will be a dinner followed by dancing in the Claridge’s Ballroom.

The aim of this event is to raise funds for the University Children’s
Hospital Tirsova in Belgrade.

Anyone interesting can contact directly office of HRH Crown Prince
Alexander on:
Katarina Jakovljevic
Chief for media relations
Phone: +381 11 3064003
Fax:     +381 11 3064040
[email protected]
The London Gypsy Orchestra & Tatcho Drom Live at The Gunnersbury

21 November 2010

The 45-piece London Gypsy Orchestra and London’s leading Balkan
quintet Tatcho Drom present a very special musical performance for
you, Sunday 21st November 2010 at The Gunnersbury, 590 Chiswick High
Road, W4 5RP.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Performances start at 8pm.
£10, £7conc.
Tickets from or at the door.
Limited seating available. Please email or call ([email protected] –
07922 664033) with your advanced booking reference to reserve a table.

But truly two good portions of hot and colourful musical Balkan bliss,
PLUS some very special Serbian musical surprises! And, of course,
amazing food and drinks prepared by the venue!

The Performers:
The 45-piece London Gypsy Orchestra performs original arrangements of
traditional music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans, bringing to
life songs and dances that echo hundreds of years of journeys,
adventures, culture and passion. Founded in 2005, the London Gypsy
Orchestra is the BIGGEST ENSEMBLE OF THIS KIND in Western Europe.

Info from [email protected] 07922664033
Concert & Exhibition

Saturday 27 Nov, exhibition from 6pm / concert at 7pm

St Cyprian’s Church
Glentworth Street
London NW1 6AX

Silva Vuckovic McQueen, soprano
Maya Momcilovic Jordan, piano
Daisy Vatalaro, ‘cello

Exhibition by Fine Art Gallery Paintings

Concert tickets £10 / conc. £8 / exhibition free

Info and bookings: tel. 0798 4857 355 or [email protected]

16, 23 and 30 November at 19:00h ; confirmed dates

Address: Serbian Society, 33-35 Dawes Road, London SW6 7DT

The project Health and Lifestyle Change intends to inform the general
public about healthy lifestyle and foods which support health and help
to prevent many illnesses or other harm to the organism. Talk will be
followed by a workshop where more practical advice will be given to
the attendees and where they could participate in a proactive way in
discussions about food, health, physical and mental fitness and some
illness-prevention methods used by traditional practices around the

For more information call 0207 351 7555 or email [email protected]
From West to East – A Musical Journey Through Europe

Saturday 15th January 2011

The Norfolk and Norwich Novi Sad Association are pleased to announce
their forthcoming Paul Cross Memorial concert. The Early Music Studio
of Belgrade are performing a selection of  sacred and secular songs to
take us on a musical journey  across Europe The first part of the
programme includes mediaeval spiritual chants from England and France
to Byzantium, Serbia and Russia.
The second part of the programme will be secular songs by de Machault
and de Lantins, songs by Henry V111, madrigals from France and
Germany, finishing with songs from the Balkans.
Some of the quartet have sung with the St George’s Choir from our twin
city of Novi Sad which performed in the Norfolk & Norwich Festival in
1999 and 2001 to great acclaim.

The Paul Cross Memorial Concert is held annually in memory of a
much-loved former chairman of the association to support an
educational project at The Milan Petrović School for children and
young people with special needs in Novi Sad.. Twinning visits to Novi
Sad each year include a warm welcome at the school, showing how much
our fundraising is appreciated and how it is used in valuable projects
to enhance the lives of these youngsters.

Following the success of our 50th Anniversary concert in January 2010
which played to a packed house at the Norwich Playhouse, we feel sure
that this concert will be equally appealing and will help maintain the
strong friendship links already established between Norwich and Novi

Concert details

Promoter:       Norfolk & Norwich Novi Sad Association

Title:          The Paul Cross Memorial Concert

Type:           Music for voices

Performers:     The Early Music Studio of Belgrade –   Predrag Djoković,
countertenor, Nenad Ristović, tenor, Milan Stančić, baritone, Vojislav
Despotović, baritone-bass

Date:           Saturday 15th January 2011

Venue and time:  Norwich Playhouse, St George’s St, Norwich,   7.30 pm.

Programme: From West to East –Sacred and Secular Music from Britain to
the Balkans

Tickets:        £16(students £6) from: Norwich Playhouse Booking Office: Tel:
01603 598598

Further information from:  Mrs. Wendy Quinn (Chairman, NNNSA concert
sub-committee) 6, College Road, Norwich NR2 3 JJ Tel: 01603 458665

TO ALL United Kingdom SERBIANS
Blythswood Care has been involved with delivering 100’s tonnes of aid
to the Kraljevo Region for over 8 years. Our Blythswood Serbija office
is in Vrnjacka Banja.  The Commissioner of Raska Region formally wrote
to us asking for help.

PHASE 1. Money to buy Medicines and food in country.
PHASE 2. Money to buy food in bulk here in the UK. We can send 20tonne
of requested   food and delivery from UK to our emergency warehouse in
Mataruska Banja, Kraljevo for €5,000. (This will be used in the soup
PHASE 3. Money for construction materials.
PHASE 4. Furniture, bedding etc. (This will not happen until December onwards)

You can donate to:-

or send cheques made out to

Blythswood-Serbia to the address below.
(If you send an address we can send a Gift Aid form.
Thank you for any help Phil Shorthouse, Honorary Citizen of Kraljevo

Blythswood Serbija
Registered in Serbia
c/oBlythswood Care, Riverside , 32A Sir Thomas Longley Road

N.B. The first aid shipment from Blythswood Care via ‘Love Your Neighbour’
has arrived in Serbia

The Serbian Society, in association with Hammersmith and Fulham
Libraries, is proud to announce the First Serbian Section at Fulham
Library in London (598 Fulham Road, London SW6 5NX)
The Library membership is free and available to all residents of
London and Nationwide.  The Serbian Society is grateful to all
sponsors for their kind contribution towards this project.
Fulham Library opening hours:
For more information please call 0207 351 7555 or write to
[email protected]
Line and Circle Dances of the Former Yugoslavia

Every Monday (in term time) from 18.30 – 21.00h
The Abbey Community Centre
34 Great Smith Street (off Victoria Street)
The Zivko Firfov was formed over 50 years ago by a British group to
collect and enjoy the social aspects of the songs and dances from
Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia… It now includes not only British but also
members from former Yugoslavia.
Beginners welcome – come and join us! Previous experience of Folk
Dancing not necessary. No need to bring a partner.
Enquiry at the Abbey Community Centre or
telephone Chair: 01634 302 190 or Secretary: 020 8749 4613
PUB ‘PAYA & HORSES (Chelsea Reach Pub)
181 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 4LB (2 min. walk from Battersea
Park Train Station, buses: 44, 137, 452, 156, 344 )
Fridays – folk, disco & pop music – Music from ex-Yugoslavia
Saturdays – Domaca muzika – Folk & Pop music with ‘Zvonce’ – Mara &
Maja from 9pm to 2am
Sundays – Macedonian Night with Igor Gudzalov & Caci from 9 to 12pm
From 12(noon) to 11pm Serbian specialties are served every day
(cevapi, pljeskavice, raznjici od svinjskog fileta, domace kobasie
sarme od kiselog kupusa, corbast pasulj sa dimnjenim rebarcima,
prebranac, musaka, punjene paprike, divljac iz kotlica, jagnjece i
prasece pecenje sa raznja i iz rerne, palacinke sa medom, orasima,
sumskim vocem, baklave, tulumbe i razne torte)
For more information visit: