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November 2017
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  • THEATRE: ‘Bad Roads’: a play by Natalya Vorozhbyt

    Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

  • November 15 to December 23
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  • Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
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    “I spend the night in an officer’s barracks, where no woman has ever set foot.” In the darkest recesses of Ukraine, a war is raging. A journalist takes a research trip to the front line. Teenage girls wait for soldiers on benches. A medic mourns her lover killed in action. Heart-breaking, powerful and bitterly comic accounts of what it is to be a woman in wartime. “A body without a head in a body bag just doesn’t turn me on.”…

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£10 (£8)
  • THEATRE: ‘The Unburied. The Saint of Darkness’ by András Visky premieres in London

    The Mill Co

  • November 20 8:00 pm to November 25 10:30 pm
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  • Rose Lipman Buidling, 43 De Beauvoir Road, N1 5SQ
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    ‘The Romanian Cultural Institute is proud to support the world premiere of ‘The Unburied. The Saint of Darkness‘(2016), an unexpected take on Antigone’s myth by award-winning playwright and poet András Visky, one of Romania’s most notable theatre personalities. The play, skilfully transposed into English by Jozefina Komporaly, is produced by [Foreign Affairs] Theatre Company and performed by an all-female international cast made of Irene Panni, Isobel Pilkington, Megan Smith and Olivia Negrean, under the direction of Trine Garrett and Camila…

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£6 (£4)
  • LITERARY EVENT: Petra Hůlová: Three Plastic Rooms

    Waterstones Gower St.

  • November 21 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • 82 Gower St. WC1E 6EQ
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    ‘An evening with the award winning Czech writer Petra Hůlová launching the English publication of her novella Three Plastic Rooms in which a foul-mouthed Prague prostitute muses on her profession, ageing and the nature of materialism in commentaries for her own TV series. Combining the mundane with fetishism, violence and a highly innovative mixture of vulgar and poetic language, Hůlová’s world of irony and wit invites comparisons with Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. Part of the 21st Made…

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Free
  • DASH CAFE: Five Years with Dash Arts in the Post-Soviet World

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • November 22 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘The November Cafe will reflect on Dash Arts’ five-year journey through the Post-Soviet world.  This last Revolution17 Dash Café will look back on these last five years with a group of exceptional colleagues and friends including Oliver Bullough and playwright Natalia Vorozhbit who will help us explore how politics and the arts have changed over the period. Plus there’ll be live music from our great collaborators Mazaika and Sasha Ilyukevich and tunes from DJ Mourrka who have performed with us many…

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Free but booking essential
  • Decommunized: Ukrainian Soviet mosaics: a new look at Ukraine’s Soviet heritage. Book launch and talk

    EBRD

  • November 23 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
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  • 1 Exchange Square, London, EC2A 2JN
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    ‘The event will be in English. The annexation of Crimea and the war in the east of Ukraine have engendered an intense debate about whether the country’s public spaces should be purged of all remnants of Soviet monumental propaganda. In 2015 the Ukrainian parliament passed legislation banning these monuments as symbols of the obsolete Soviet regime. From an original population of 5500 in 1991, today not a single Lenin statue remains standing in Ukraine. The government-supported policies of “decommunization” have…

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£40 including canapés and wine
  • OGNISKO: Lady Rose Cholmondeley Charity Concert

    Ognisko Polskie

  • November 23 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘Lady Rose Cholmondeley, chair of the Chopin Society, will be hosting a fundraising event for the Irena Sendler Award. It will include a concert, auction, raffle and canapees and wine.’ (Ognisko)

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Free entry
  • EXHIBITION: Viktorie Langer: Hormones Harmony

    Czech Centre

  • November 24, 2017 to January 15, 2018
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  • 30 Palace Gardens W8 4QY
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    ‘Young Czech artist Viktorie Langer, nominated for the 2017 Jindřich Chalupecký Award, will be the first in a series of emerging artists and designers showcasing their work in the new Czech Centre Window Gallery. Langer (*1988) is primarily a painter, while also working in the media of collage, drawing, textiles and ceramics. Her striking large-sized canvases are clearly inspired by early 20th century art, rather than current trends. Yet the almost abstract work of Langer uses a very contemporary language…

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£8
  • JAZZ CONCERT: Przemek Straczek Trio

    The Crypt

  • November 24 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • St.Giles Church, Camberwell Church St., London, SE5 8RB
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    ‘The trio first met in 2011. The leader of the group, and their composer, is the well acclaimed Polish guitarist Przemyslaw Straczek. In 2014, the band released the album White Grain of Coffee with Michal Wierba (piano), Francesco Angiuli (bass) and Flavio Li Vigni (drums) which was well received by critics. After the album release the band was selected to participate in the Bridge Music Programme organised by The Scottish Jazz Federation and they were able to present their album…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Second International Medtner Festival – Talk and Masterclass with Iain Burnside

    Pushkin House

  • November 26 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘As part of the festival dedicated to the music of enigmatic Russian composer-pianist of the Silver Age Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951), Pushkin House presents a talk and a masterclass by renowned concert pianist and former BBC producer,Iain Burnside. Professor of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Iain will deliver a class on Medtner songs to some of GSMD’s leading students. In the second part, he  will be joined in conversation by Pushkin House’s music curator Alexander Karpeyev about Medtner’s life…

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£20 (£15)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Second International Medtner Festival – Opening Concert

    Pushkin House

  • November 26 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘As part of the festival dedicated to the music of enigmatic Russian composer-pianist of the Silver Age Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951), Pushkin House gathers together Medtner-enthusiasts from around the globe. The soloist of the Royal Opera House, Sofia Fomina will present several songs by the composer, whom Rachmaninov considered ‘the greatest of our time’! She will be joined by Pushkin House’s music curator Alexander Karpeyev. International soloists Vasily Gvozdetsky (Berlin) and Frank Huang (Miami University, U.S.A.) will play Medtner’s Tales and…

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£30
  • CONCERT: Kozak System in London

    229 Venue

  • November 26 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Open
£15-£40
  • CONCERT: Centennial Celebrations at the Cadogan Hall

    Cadogan Hall

  • November 28 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 5 Sloane Terrace SW1X 9DQ
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    ‘As a celebration of Romania’s National Day and the Romanian Centenary and a tribute to towering pianist Dinu Lipatti, one of 20th century greatest performers who was born 100 years ago, The Romanian Cultural Institute joins forces with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a gala event hosted by London’s Cadogan Hall and featuring renowned conductor Cristian Mandeal and irresistible pianist Alexandra Dariescu. The event is prefaced by a pre-concert talk offered by writer and Lipatti enthusiast Orlando Murrin, who will…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Factory of Invalids: Disability, Mortality and Early Release on Medical Grounds in the Gulag

    Pushkin House

  • November 28 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘A Talk by Mikhail Nakonechny Since the opening of classified GULAG archives in the early 1990s, there has been  a consensus that the death toll of prisoners in the GULAG between 1930-1955 is around  1,760,000.  For well over 20 years this consensus has not been seriously challenged. Nakonechny’s research aims to challenge this consensus through detailed analysis of an important practice that still remains largely unexplored: the early release of many prisoners “on medical grounds.”  Many of these prisoners were…

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£22 (£18)
  • THEATRE EVENT: Isaac Babel’s ‘Odessa Stories’ by Xameleon Theatre

    The Cockpit Theatre

  • November 29 7:30 pm to December 2 10:00 pm
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  • Gateforth St. NW8 8EH
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    ‘Following the success of A Dog’s Heart by Bulgakov, Xameleon Theatre continues its Russian Revolution season with a show exploring the dark and fascinating world of Odessa’s gangsters. The Russian Revolution and the civil war that followed were disastrous events in the lives of millions. The society was split apart and the gap was getting wider and deeper every day. Some people were able to find a place in the new world, others were recognised as ‘needless’ and ‘undesirable’. Isaac…

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£12-£16
  • CONCERT: DakhaBrakha – their only 2017 London Show

    The Oval Space

  • November 29 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • 29-32 The Oval E2 9DT
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    ‘Dash Arts and Nest Collective are thrilled to present DakhaBrakha live in London in November. “edgy, eerie harmony vocals with concertina, cello and percussion work, in an exhilarating set that seemed to sum up their country’s chaos and hope.” Robin Denselow – The Guardian This award-winning quartet of multi-instrumentalist singers, experiment with Ukrainian folk melodies and rhythms, mixing beautiful original material with minimalism. Founded by former underground theatre performers, DakhaBrakha possesses an incredible stage presence that transcends its eclectic repertoire and instrumentation – which…

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£13-£16
  • DASH GIGS: Dakhabrakha’s Only London Concert 2017

    The Oval Space

  • November 29 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • 29-32 The Oval E2 9DT
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    ‘Dash Arts and the Nest Collective are pleased to announce the return of Ukrainian folk superstars Dakha Brakha. After a sell out gig in 2016 at Rich Mix and a triumphant Glastonbury debut, Dakha Brakha returns to London as the final event in our Revolution17 year of events, productions and gigs. “edgy, eerie harmony vocals with concertina, cello and percussion work, in an exhilarating set that seemed to sum up their country’s chaos and hope.” Robin Denselow – The Guardian’…

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Free but registration essential
  • War Artist: Maksym Butchenko presents his novel about the war in Donbas

    Ukrainian Institute

  • November 30 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 79 Holland Park, London , W11 3SW
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    ‘This event will be held in English. The Embassy of Ukraine in the UK jointly with the Ukrainian Institute in London organizes the event «Russia’s propaganda against Ukraine: how a story of one Ukrainian family turned out to be a tragedy». A presentation of the book “War Artist” by Maksym Butchenko and discussion with the author. Maksym Butchenko, Ukrainian writer and journalist, born in Donbas (Rovenki city, Luhansk region) in 1977 and lived there until 2012. He worked at the…

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