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September 2017
£13
  • Joseph Conrad Saturday Bike Tour in London

    Outside Southwark Tube Station

  • September 9 10:00 pm to October 30 1:00 pm
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  • ‘An exciting opportunity to take part in a bike tour tracking Joseph Conrad’s footsteps in London! Tours will take place on four Saturdays (9/9, 16/9, 23/9 & 30/9) in September to mark the Conrad Year 2017 celebrations. The Polish Parliament proclaimed the year 2017 the Year of Conrad to commemorate the Heart of Darkness’ author’s 160th birthday on December 3rd. Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski A.K.A. Joseph Conrad was born in 1857 to the Polish parents and became the best known…

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Free
  • EXHIBITION: Objects of Refinement: Custom-designed Elements in Modernist Interiors and Architecture

    Brompton Design District

  • September 14 to 24
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  • 2 Cromwell Place SW7 2JN
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    ‘Over the past ten years, Prague-based design and architecture curator and editor Adam Štěch of Okolo has created a photographic atlas of architectural and interior details from buildings spanning 1900-1990. The photographs taken during his worldwide adventures reveal the hidden gems of modernist architecture. Lighting, seating, storage systems, tables, handrails, doors, windows and other decorative or functional elements celebrate the modernist idea of the holistic design work and are a reminder of the skills of modernist architects who created everything…

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Free
  • EXHIBITION: Michal Cala: Silesia 1975-1985

    MMX Gallery

  • September 15 to November 4
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  • 448 New Cross Road SE14 6TY
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    ‘Artist talk 28 October (time TBC).  Wednesday – Friday 12-6.30pm, Saturday 12-5pm A solo exhibition of the 20th c. Polish photographer. MMX Gallery is delighted to present Silesia 1975-1985 , a solo exhibition by Michal Cala. Cala started taking pictures in his youth and has been working professionally as a photographer for nearly 40 years. This will be the first time his work has been shown in UK. The exhibition will focus on his key black and white series from…

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Free
  • CZECH EXHIBITS at V&A: Petr Stanický’s ‘Evocations’

    Victoria & Albert Museum

  • September 16 to 24
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  • Lift O Landing
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    ‘Two sculptural works by Czech glassmaker Petr Stanický will be displayed in light-filled vestibules of Victoria and Albert Museum, next to the Glass and Ceramics Galleries. “These works exist at a crossroads that lies between genuine shapes and forms, and those merely suggested by the sculptures’ imaginative illusory evocations,” Stanický says. “The mirroring effect of their glass surfaces; the juxtaposing of flat planes and dimensionality, stemming from a stratified mesh of metal; and the accompanying enigmatic walls of glass, draw…

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  • EXHIBITION: Another White Story by Designblok Prague

    4 Cromwell Place

  • September 16 to 24
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  • SW7 2JN
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    ‘Every year Designblok supports innovative designers from all over Europe. We have prepared a small sample of what Designblok has to offer for this year’s London Design Festival. The story of contemporary Czech porcelain is told through five renowned Czech designers, who have become so enthralled with this white material that it has become their main medium of expression. Five varying approaches to porcelain as a material, decorative work and the use of technology. How far can we go with…

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Free but booking for opening night essential
  • RCI: Arts and Crafts at Transylvania’s Bánffy Castle

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • September 18 to 26
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘When: Exhibition Preview & Talk: Monday 18 September, 7pm. The exhibition is open until 26 September, Monday to Friday between 10 am – 5 pm. The ARTEC exhibition, set up by Transylvania Trust Foundation in conjunction with the Bánffy Castle in Romania, opens at the RCI London as part of a series of events highlighting the remarkable conservation and restoration efforts which, throughout time, have revealed the amazing architectural heritage of Romania. The ARTEC project’s aim is that of bringing…

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Free
  • EXHIBITION: Marcin Dudek – Steps and Marches

    Edel Assanti

  • September 21 to October 14
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  • 74a Newman St. W1T 3DB
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    ‘Marcin Dudek works with objects, installations, collage and performance, touching upon questions regarding control in society, the hierarchy of power, and mechanisms of violence as seen from sociological, historical, and psychological standpoints. Steps and Marches is a culmination of his extensive research into theories of crowd control, including topics such as police riot techniques, architectural approaches to prison or stadium building, and mass manifestations. Dudek’s analytical and field research builds on autobiographical archives and experiences. The exhibition takes place at…

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£10-£65
  • CONCERT: Enescu’s ‘Oedipe’ at the Royal Festival Hall

    Royal Festival Hall

  • September 23 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • Belvedere Road, London, SE18XX
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    ‘A year after the groundbreaking production at the Royal Opera House, Enescu’s exhilarating masterpiece hailed as one of the great operatic achievements of the 20th century returns to London in a highly anticipated concert version offered by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of star conductor Vladimir Jurowski. The marvellous cast include some of Romania’s most acclaimed singers, Ruxandra Donose, Gabriela Iştoc and Marius Vlad Budoiu as well as two Romanian leading choirs: the Choir of the George Enescu Philharmonic and…

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£15 including wine
  • OGNISKO LECTURE: Józef Rotblat: Keeper of the Scientist’s Conscience

    Ognisko Polskie

  • September 25 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘Our Lecture Series continues this September with Prof. John Finney speaking on Polish scientist and Nobel Prize laureate – Joseph Rotblat. The talk will be in English followed by a Q&A and a wine reception. Józef Rotblat Born in Warsaw in 1908, Józef Rotblat’s family was reduced to penury by the collapse of his father’s business in the First World War. Denied a normal education, he studied in the evening while working as an electrician, gaining a master’s degree from…

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Free
  • Ognisko Book Club September: Olga Tokarczuk’s ‘Flights’

    Ognisko Polskie

  • September 26 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘Join our new Ognisko Book Club! Our club meets monthly in the second-floor Members’ room to discuss both Polish (in translation) and contemporary international fiction and non-fiction titles. Run in collaboration with South Kensington Books, meetings are free of charge and tea & coffee will be served. Book club members also enjoy a 10% discount on all titles at South Kensington Books. Our second meeting takes place at 6:30pm on Tuesday 26th of September. Our book for this meeting will…

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£10.50
  • FILM PREMIERE: ‘School Number 3’ (Genoux, Smith, 2013)

    Barbican Cinema 2

  • September 27 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • Silk St. EC2Y 8DS
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    ‘Speaking directly to the camera, teenagers from a school in Ukraine’s Donbass region share their innermost hopes, fears, desires and memories in this heartfelt documentary. While the war between Russia and Ukraine is never mentioned, it forms an unspoken epicentre around which individual stories coalesce. Co-directed by Ukrainian filmmaker Yelizaveta Smith and German theatre director Georg Genoux, School Number 3 developed in parallel with a live theatre performance, which was also created with students from the school. The pared down…

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£13/£9
  • ilm Screening of “While Aya Was Sleeping” – a charity event in support of the medical treatment of Bulgarian director Cvetodar Markov

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • September 27 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    ‘A charity event in support of the medical treatment of Bulgarian director Cvetodar Markov Plot Summary: The seven year old Aya spends a lot of time in the theater because her farther, Asen, is an actor. One night Aya falls asleep in the control room. After the end of the show, intrigue, betrayal and tension in the theater group gradually escalate. Asen’s illusions collapse, when he finds out that the television star, Boyan, will replace him in an upcoming premiere.…

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Free but registration essential
  • Facing the Past in Lviv: Philippe Sands talks to Anna Reid about his book ‘East West Street’

    Ukrainian Institute

  • September 27 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 79 Holland Park, London , W11 3SW
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    ‘In 2016 the leading human-rights lawyer Philippe Sands won Britain’s premier non-fiction prize, the Baillie Gifford, with his forensic and passionate book East-West Street: on the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity. A combination of wartime history and family memoir, it follows the intertwined lives of his own forbears and two Lviv-trained lawyers, Raphael Lemkin and Hersch Lauterpacht, who assisted the Nuremberg prosecution and laid the foundations of international human rights law. All lost their families in the Holocaust. Sands also made a…

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Free but reservation essential
  • DASH CAFE: ‘On Meyerhold’

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • September 27 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘ With our usual heady mixture of quality discussion, film, and music, September’s Dash Cafe celebrates the life, work and exceptional influence of Vsevolod Meyerhold. When the Bolsheviks took power in Russia in October 1917 the young theatre director was the radical, star pupil of the great Stanislavski. Meyerhold’s productions shook up classical theatres and his plans for actor training were a century ahead of their time. Like many artists he supported the revolution and put his full creative weight behind…

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Free but booking for preview essential
  • EXHIBITION: The Annual Salon of the UK-based Romanian Artists

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • September 28 to October 6
Open
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘The third edition of our “Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists” exhibition showcases the vibrancy and formal diversity of an ambitious creative medley: Alexandra Larion, Călina Lefter, Ana Maria Morar, Doina Moss and Adeline Timiş. When: Preview – Thursday 28 September, 7pm. Free entry. Booking on Eventbrite is necessary for attending the Preview. Alexandra Larion is a Romanian artist living in London. After having pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Plastic Arts at the Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca, she did a…

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£5
  • OGNISKO EVENT: National Poetry Day – Europeans’ lunchtime concert

    Ognisko Polskie

  • September 28 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘In celebration of National Poetry Day, pianist and composer Guy Pearson presents a lunchtime concert featuring original musical settings to some of the best loved European poets. The theme for the concert centers around the thoughts of Nobel prize-winning Polish poet, Czeslaw Milosz, from his book ‘The Land of Ulro’. In what has been described as a ‘moving spiritual self portrait’ he reflects upon events that have taken place in his own lifetime and themes in common with previous generations…

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  • Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum. Talk with the author

    EBRD

  • September 28 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • 1 Exchange Square, London, EC2A 2JN
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    ‘A triumph of original research and human sympathy, this book describes the famine, engineered by Stalin in 1932-33, that was meant to destroy Ukraine. It begins in 1917, with the Ukrainian revolution and the Ukrainian national movement that challenged Bolshevik rule. It ends in the present, with a discussion of the ongoing politics of memory in Ukraine. Published at a moment when Russia is once again attempting to subvert and subdue Ukraine, Anne Applebaum’s book is witness to a genocide that killed…

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£13 / £9
  • Film Screening of “Monkey” -a charity event in support of the medical treatment of Bulgarian director Cvetodar Markov

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • September 28 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    ‘Film Screening of “Monkey” A charity event in support of the medical treatment of Bulgarian director Cvetodar Markov Plot Summary: Sometime between childhood and adulthood, when life is a string of easy decisions, the world of half-sisters Iva and Maya is about to change drastically. They would have to find answers to questions grown-ups don’t even dare to ask. Can the two teenagers make life and-death decisions? Bulgaria, 2016, 95 min. Director: Dimitar Kotzev Screenplay: Dimitar Kotzev, Ivan Markov Cast:…

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£12 (£10)
  • UK Premiere of On Body and Soul – the multi-award winning film by Ildikó Enyedi

    Institut Francais

  • September 29 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 17 Queensberry Place SW7 2DT
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    ‘In Hungarian with EN subs HUN | 2017 | dir. Ildikó Enyedi, with Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider Marking a singular return for Hungarian writer-director Ildikó Enyedi after an 18-year gap, On Body and Soul tells the intriguing story of two slaughterhouse workers who live an unusual love story in their shared dreams as a doe and a deer. When their oneiric affair is revealed to them by the company’s occupational psychologist, they struggle to make their dreams come…

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£15 (£12)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Rachmaninov and Strauss with Ilona Domnich, Sophie Rosa and Sholto Kynoch

    Pushkin House

  • September 29 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Pushkin House is proud to present two leading artists of their generation: internationally renowned soprano Ilona Dominch, and violinist Sophie Rosa, accompanyed by artistic director of Oxford Lieder festival, pianist Sholto Kynoch. They will present a programme of Rachmaninov songs. In addition, Sophie Rosa will perform one of the most substantial violin sonatas written in the 20th century, that of Richard Strauss.’ (PH)

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£20
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Reimagining Early Soviet Animation: Screening & Lecture and Afterparty

    Pushkin House

  • September 30 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘This project is an attempt to re-create and re-imagine the experience of early 20th century Russian and Soviet cinema halls. For this event eight animated silent shorts have been chosen, created in pre-revolutionary and early Soviet Russia (1912 — 1929). Soviet animated and feature movies of the 1920s and 1930s have enriched the language of contemporary cinema. Many viewers outside Russia are aware of Sergei Eisenstein’s and Dziga Vertov’s work: we invite the audience to explore lesser-known animated movies from…

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£17 (+£1.65 booking)
  • THEATRE IN PRIVATE HOMES: The Vanek Trilogy: Living Room Soirees

    Private Home in London

  • September 30 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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    ‘You are cordially invited to mingle at an exclusive soiree. Grab a glass and join the fun. You never know who you’ll meet. Michael and Vera request the pleasure of your company for a house warming party. The master brewer wants to have a heart to heart as you both drink yourselves into oblivion. Stanek believes you may be under surveillance. Step into the shoes of Vanek and meet four larger than life characters. The Host will guide you and…

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