The Vukovar Water Tower By Brian Gallagher (Vukovarski Vodotoranj)

CBR Editor Brian Gallagher gave a talk on the Vukovar Water Tower on 20 November (Croatian Remembrance Day) at the Croatian Church in London. He discussed its history and the effort underway to raise money for its reconsturction as a memorial centre.  You can read it (in both English and Croatian) or indeed listen to it at the Croatian Chaplaincy’s website here.

Posted in History, Homeland War, Uncategorized

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović comes to London

CBR Editor Brian Gallagher has written his impressions on Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic’s recent trip to London. It can be seen at the Croatian Language School website here.

 

Posted in Croatia and the EU, Croatia's Foreign Relations

Life and Times Of Croatia’s Blessed Alojzije Stepinac – A Robin Harris Book

An important book!

Croatia, the War, and the Future

From left: Robin Harris (historian and author), Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (Croatian president) and Zeljko Tanjic (Rector, Croatian Catholic University) PHOTO: predsjednica.hrFrom left: Robin Harris (historian and author),
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (Croatian president)
and Zeljko Tanjic (Rector, Croatian Catholic University)
PHOTO: predsjednica.hr

It was Friday 21 October 2016 when in Zagreb Croatia, accompanied by the Croatian Catholic University rector Zeljko Tanjic, the well-known British historian, publicist, writer and an important adviser to the former United Kingdom Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – Robin Harris, presented a copy of his new book “Stepinac – His Life and Times” to the president of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic.

“Stepinac – His Life and Times” is the first all-encompassing biography of Alojzije (Aloysius) Stepinac, Cardinal Archbishop of Zagreb during WWII whose deeds and persona have been subject to controversies ever since WWII, mounted and perpetuated by the communists of Yugoslavia and their friends.
For the last seventy years—ever since his show-trial in 1946—Alojzije Stepinac, Cardinal Archbishop of Zagreb, has been the subject of controversy. In this…

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Posted in History

British Croatian Society Meet-Up in London 22 September

The British Croatian Society is having another Meet-Up in London. Details:

The next British Croatian Society Meet-Up takes place on Thursday 22 September 2016

We will be meeting at a new venue, the Zander Bar in St.James’ Court Hotel, Westminster. 

The intention is for people with any form of interest in Croatia to meet up, socialise and have a chat in an informal atmosphere. Whether you are a Croatian resident in London or someone who has recently visited Croatia for the first time and want to know more, this event is for you.

The event is of course open to both members and non-members. It provides an excellent opportunity for anyone to come and meet British-Croatian Society members and even to join if they so wish!

We have a reserved area on the left hand side of the bar.  BCS members Brian Gallagher and John Pindar will be there from the start and you can find us by looking out for Croatian symbols.

Please note the Zander Bar is more formally known as the Bank Westminster and Zander Bar.
You should use the entrance to the right of the hotel, marked Bank Westminster.

We’ll be there between 7.30 PM and 10 PM.

Come along for a chat about all things Croatian!

Address: 45 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6BS (Our venue is identifiable by four large flags)
 
Nearest Tube stations: St James Park (District/Circle line). Follow exit signs for Palmer Street, ignore those for Broadway.
 
Full location details: http://www.stjamescourthotel. co.uk/dining/Zander

Posted in Croats Overseas/Disaspora, Events

Interview with cookbook author Jasmina Brozović

CBR Editor Brian Gallagher recently interviewed Jasmina Brozović,  author of the cookbook ‘Beyond the Cake’. The interview can be seen on the Croats in London webpage here.

Posted in Uncategorized

Seeing Croatia’s Euro 2016 Matches in London

Posted in Croats Overseas/Disaspora, Events

British Croatian Society 18 May Meet-Up in London

Details of the next BCS Meet-Up:

British-Croatian Society

The next Meet-Up takes place on Wednesday 18  May.

We will be meeting at the National Theatre (downstairs) on the South Bank. There has been a recent refurbishment of the bar area which of course also serves tea and coffee.

The intention is for people with any form of interest in Croatia to meet up, socialise and have a chat in an informal atmosphere. Whether you are a Croatian resident in London or someone who has recently visited Croatia for the first time and want to know more, this event is for you.

The event is of course open to both members and non-members. It provides an excellent opportunity for anyone to come and meet British-Croatian Society members and even to join if they so wish!

We hope to bag a table early on in the bar area on the ground floor. BCS members Brian Gallagher and John Pindar will be there from the start and you can find us by looking out for Croatian symbols.

We’ll be there between 7.30 PM and 10 PM.

Come along for a chat about all things Croatian!

National Theatre: Upper Ground, South Bank

Nearest Tube stations: Embankment, Waterloo
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