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Record turnout for Prešeren Evening with Vlado Kreslin

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After a two-year break, the British-Slovene Society returned in style with a Prešeren Evening attended  by a record 111 members and friends. Slovenia’s renowned singer-songwriter Vlado Kreslin was back with a rousing performance which had people dancing around the tables after the traditional reception and dinner.


No sooner did Vlado strike up his guitar than it became clear that half the audience (the young ones) knew his songs by heart and sang along. “The newly-formed British-Slovene Society Choir” is how Vlado hailed them.


After his opening words of welcome, Chairman David Lloyd called for a minute’s silence for the victims of war in Ukraine. The Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia, H.E. Simona Leskovar, greeted participants too, and her Embassy kindly donated Slovenian wine for the evening.

Trustee Kaja Pečnik presided over the event with great verve and charm, and accompanied John Dawton in reading poems by the great Slovene Romantic poet, France Prešeren.


For the tombola, the top prizes were offered by our sponsors: Trimo and Riko both donated weekends in Slovenia, Elan gave a pair of skis, and Simčič Slovenian sparkly wine.

The tombola produced a record £882, which gpes to Barka, the charity for people with special needs which we support in Slovenia.

The BSS gratefully acknowledges  financial support given by the Slovenian Government’s Office for Slovenes Abroad.


DON’T MISS OUT: BSS Prešeren Evening with Vlado Kreslin – 26 March

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It’s time to celebrate again together! After a year’s break, the British-Slovene Society cordially invites you to our Prešeren Evening. We are delighted to welcome back the inspired Slovene singer/songwriter, Vlado Kreslin – performing for the BSS, live in London!

Saturday 26 March 2022. Drinks from 6.30 pm, dinner at 7.20 pm.

Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0HX (undergrounds Euston, Euston Square, King’s Cross, Russell Square)

After our traditional drinks, dinner and tombola, Vlado Kreslin will bring the evening to a climax as only he knows how.

Rates are:

Paid up BSS Members £53, non-Members £68, students and under-18s £33.
For that you will enjoy a drinks reception, a three-course dinner with wine, the concert and a tombola with all sorts of attractive prizes.

Note: if you become a Member now, you benefit from the Member’s lower rate. Membership costs £15 per year, and £25 for families.

Reserve your places now using the online Application Form on Space is limited, so it’s first come, first serve. To enable us to give numbers to the hotel and allocate tables, please send your application by 23 March.

You should assume that paid-for places have been reserved unless you hear to the contrary. No tickets will be issued.

If you wish to make up your own party, please nominate a host who will book the table in his/her name. Please advise if you have any dietary requirements.

We are grateful to the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for granting the British-Slovene Society a subsidy.

To keep safe, we ask you to bring evidence of a recent Covid-19 test or vaccination.