AGM & Secret Serbia
25th April 2017
Janet travelled through the country in May 2016 visiting many of the Orthodox monasteries in remote locations, some hidden in dense forests, others surrounded by high stone walls and still standing today as pillars of Serbian tradition and culture.
She visited the capital Belgrade, as well as the historic towns of Novi Sad, Nis, and Novi Pazar the cultural centre of the Bosniaks with its large Muslim population, where the Turkish influence remains strong and minarets pierce the skyline. In contrast the "ethno-village" of Sirogojno on the slopes of Mt. Zlatibor in western Serbia is set in an alpine landscape where traditional wooden buildings from the surrounding region have been reconstructed on a beautiful hillside site.
Janet’s talk will follow the AGM and will give an overview of this country from the Danube to the southern border with Bulgaria.