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Picnic with music and dance in Henley this Sunday 9th July from 12 midday

By July 5, 2023No Comments

Slovenes and friends and family are invited to join us at our Annual Picnic on Sunday 9th July beside the new kozolec (Slovene hayrack) on Gillotts Field, Greys Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1RZ.

To help us celebrate our Society’s 30th anniversary, folklore dancers and musicians from Bled in Slovenia will create a true veselica (village feast) for us. Accompanying them are Deputy Mayor Iztok Pesrl, former Mayor Janez Fajfar and an Olympic medallist in rowing Jani Kovačič. Bled is twinned with Henley, so they will be renewing longstanding friendships with Henley people.


The pictures show Folklorno društvo Rudija Jedretiča Ribno and Glasbena skupina Šuštarji.

We will also have a painting workshop for children as part of an art competition called »This is Slovenia« launched by the National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia.  Children will be invited to  paint the little Slovenia which will be created on the spot. You can bring your paints. The best pictures will be rewarded and sent on to Slovenia.

Bring friends, children, dogs, balls, food for yourself and others and enjoy a party by the kozolec we erected last year. There is plenty of space for children to play and run around.

If anybody needs transport from Henley railway station please inform in advance by email  or call 07584 199177.

We look forward to welcoming you!