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March 2018
FREE
  • The Making of United Romania: The Greatest Romanian Story Ever Told

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • March 14 10:00 AM to December 31 5:00 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    We continue our year-long exploration of the Romanian Unification of 1918 with the launch of the only website in English to comprehensively tell the story of this fantastic achievement. Created by the Romanian Cultural Institute in collaboration with several partners, the website, called ‘The Making of United Romania’, provides an essential, dynamic and easy to access information about the creation of Greater Romania. With opening remarks by RCI President Liliana Țuroiu and Ambassador Dan Mihalache. Interventions by RCI Director Dorian…

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April 2018
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  • Exhibition: Wilhelm Sasnal in London

    Sadie Coles HQ

  • April 18 10:00 AM to June 26 5:00 PM
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  • 62 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QN
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    Sadie Coles HQ 18 April – 26 May 62 Kingly Street London W1B 5QN FREE For his 2018 exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ, Wilhelm Sasnal presents a group of new paintings in which present-day reality, memory and art history are concurrent and indivisible strands. The starting points for Sasnal’s latest paintings include his own photographs, the internet, newspapers, film stills, found photographic portraits and historical works of art. Their disconnected subjects speak of multiple (sometimes competing) perspectives – fragments of…

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May 2018
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  • Exhibition: 60 Years of the Association of Polish Artists in Great Britain

    POSK

  • May 20 10:00 AM to July 1 9:00 PM
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  • 238-246 Kings St W6 ORF
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    The exhibition ’60 Years of APA, the Association of Polish Artists in Great Britain’ showcases the art of its present members. APA holds two or three exhibitions a year in the POSK Gallery, which was originally incorporated in the design of POSK – the Polish Social and Cultural Association building as a gallery for Polish artists, but which now holds exhibitions of art from Britain and many other countries. Polish artists, some of whom later founded the APA, the Association…

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  • Exhibition: ‘Family Values: Polish Photography Now’

    Calvert 22

  • May 25 10:00 AM to July 22 5:00 PM
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  • 22 Calvert Avenue E2 7JP
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    Family Values: Polish Photography Now is a unique season of photography and events examining Polish visual culture from the second part of the 20th century and the current creative landscape of a nation with deep historical and emotional links to the UK. At the centre of the season sits the first exhibition devoted to Polish photography in the UK, which amplifies themes of identity, home and family in the context of social and political change to explore how individual freedoms…

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June 2018
FREE but booking (for the talk) essential
  • A Century of Romanian Architecture

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • June 13 7:00 PM to June 26 5:00 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    “Architecture is inhabited sculpture.” – Constantin Brâncuși What are the forms, highlights, influences and doctrines that have shaped Romanian architecture in the 20th century? Urbanist Radu Pervolovici (Meta Cultural Foundation, Bucharest) and Dr. Shona McArthur Kallestrup (University of St Andrews) join London-based architect Adrian Petrenco for an overview of 100 years of architectural creativity, starting with 1918 – the year of Romanian unification – to the present day. The conversation is complemented by an exhibition of photography illustrating the stylistic…

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  • Exhibition: ‘All the Rivers That Flow Through Me’ New Works by Míla Fürstová

    Eames Fine Art

  • June 14 11:00 AM to July 8 6:00 PM
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  • 58 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD
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    Míla Fürstová’s intricately spiritual works explore intimate portrayals of the human soul, expressed through various artistic media. Her practice is complex and varied, including the use of mirrors and paper cut outs—often combining several processes in one piece of art. Míla’s recent journey into motherhood has influenced the new work exhibited at Eames Fine Art. This experience has opened up her art to a new kind of subject matter and spirituality. Her etchings express the state of the soul through…

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  • All the Rivers That Flow Through Me: New Works by Míla Fürstová

    Eames Fine Art

  • June 14 6:00 PM to July 8 6:00 PM
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  • 58 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD
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    Míla Fürstová’s intricately spiritual works explore intimate portrayals of the human soul, expressed through various artistic media. Her practice is complex and varied, including the use of mirrors and paper cut outs—often combining several processes in one piece of art. Míla’s recent journey into motherhood has influenced the new work exhibited at Eames Fine Art. This experience has opened up her art to a new kind of subject matter and spirituality. Her etchings express the state of the soul through…

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  • The Power of Sympathy: The Photography of Dagmar Hochová

    12 Star Gallery, Europe House

  • June 20 10:00 AM to June 29 6:00 PM
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  • 32 Smith Square, , London, SW1P 3EU
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    Life in Czechoslovakia during the communist regime in the humanist photography of Dagmar Hochová. The first UK exhibition of the work of leading Czech photographer Dagmar Hochová (1926 – 2012) known for her humanist and documentary approach. Hochová’s powerful black and white images of ordinary people from 1960s to 1980s are complemented by unique images documenting the crucial events of recent Czech history, including the 1968 Prague Spring and the 1989 Velvet Revolution, building a complex picture of life in…

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  • EQUIA- Projection and Dance Performance

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • June 22 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    22nd of June will be a night of visual experiences. Doors will open at 8:30 pm, when everyone can grab a drink. The evening will start with a performance from Dance Theater Company Movement Deco’, presenting the piece “Can you see me?”. The act will be followed by the lead performance- EQUIA. Before and after the show audience can enjoy our exhibition, revealing more about the design work and concepts behind EQUIA. Bring your good mood and let’s have a…

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Free before 8pm, £5 after
  • Doctor Victor / DJ Special Terry at the Magic Garden

    Magic Pub

  • June 22 9:00 PM to June 23 2:00 AM
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  • 231 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4LG
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    No effects, no guitar pedals and so on. This is DOCTOR VICTOR! The band released their debut album “1st PRESCRIPTION” on 21st of March 2016. 2 months later they were chosen by ACDC as their support-band for a Prague show! In 2017, after touring in the UK, DOCTOR VICTOR recorded solo album of Dan McCafferty, lead singer of NAZARETH. New single StandUP got successfully into TOP6 Eurovision Czech national finals in 2018, 50 radio stations in Italy and appeared in…

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Free with RSVP to secretariat@bula.org.uk
  • The rule of law in Ukraine. Talk by Robert Brinkley

    Herbert Smith Freehills

  • June 26 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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  • Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG
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    British Ukrainian Law Association(BULA), Ukrainian Institute Londonand Herbert Smith Freehills are inviting to the talk by Robert Brinkley, CMG, UK Ambassador toUkraine (2004-2008), Chairman of UkrainianInstitute London. The talk will be followed by drinks reception. Speaker Profile: Robert Brinkley CMG Chairman, Chatham House Ukraine Forum Steering Committee British Ambassador to Ukraine (2002-2006) Robert Brinkley chairs the steering committee of the Chatham House Ukraine Forum.  He is a senator (member of the governing body) of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv and chairman of the Ukrainian…

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FREE but registration essential
  • The Vagabond and the Princess: Patrick Leigh Fermor in Romania by Alan Ogden

    Romanian Cultural Centre in London

  • June 26 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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  • Manchester Square, 18 Fitzharding, London, W1H 6EQ
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    Join celebrated author Alan Ogden for an evening of anecdotes, humour and epic storytelling as he shares new insights about the legendary Paddy Leigh Fermor and his travels in Romania. Starting with the ‘great trudge’ on foot through Romania in 1934 and ending in 1990 with his assignment for The Daily Telegraph following the fall of Ceausescu, The Vagabond and the Princess: Patrick Leigh Fermor in Romania unravels the tapestry of fact and fiction woven by Paddy and reveals in detail the touching story of the…

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free but registration essential
  • The Romanian Cinematheque Takes You ‘One Step Behind the Seraphim’

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • June 26 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘One Step Behind the Seraphim’, Daniel Sandu’s feature debut, has its UK premiere at the Romanian Cinematheque. The intensity of the performances, with a towering performance by Romanian New Wave star Vlad Ivanov, the documentary-like realism and the controversial subject make the film one of the most striking Romanian productions in years. After the screening, join us for a Q&A session with Daniel Sandu, the film’s director and film critic Edward Lawrenson.   This 90s coming-of-age story tells the experience…

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£12 (£7)
  • Youth on the March! Film Season: ‘Little Vera’ (1988) by Vasili Pichul

    Regent St. Cinema

  • June 27 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    Famous for being the first Soviet film to show frontal nudity, Little Vera, played by Natalya Negoda, is a small-town girl trapped in the soul-deadening environment of a provincial port town. A chance meeting with handsome student Sergei makes her claim she is pregnant. He obligingly marries her and moves in with her dysfunctional family. Violence ensues when Natalya’s drunken father stabs Sergei.  Persuaded to lie about the incident by her mother and coming to realise her genuine love for…

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  • Screening + Q&A: ’13 Shades Of Romanian ‘ (Teglas & Teglas, 2015)

    Romanian Cultural Centre in London

  • June 28 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • Manchester Square, 18 Fitzharding, London, W1H 6EQ
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    13 Shades of Romanian is a 3 episode documentary portraying the experience of 13 Romanians living in Britain. Constructed through their eyes, and brought to you by a group of Romanian filmmakers in London, together with travel journalist Richard Green, the film reveals the stories of migrants coming to terms with British culture. Watch the trailer here. Episode one (starting at 18.00 sharp) introduces us to a chef, a scientist, a businessman and Anton, a grandfather figure passing on his…

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  • 2018 BCSA International Writing Competition

  • June 30 12:00 PM
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  • The 2018 BCSA writing competition is now open. Anniversary – this year is of course the centenary of the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918, but there are many other anniversaries to choose from in the history of the Slovak and Czech peoples: 1618, 1848, 1938, 1948 and 1968. (1989 was a year out!) You may know of others. So ‘Anniversary’ is the suggested theme in the 2018 BCSA writing competition. That could win you our increased first prize of £400…

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  • Concert: Groove Razors (Reactivation)

    Polish Jazz Cafe, POSK

  • June 30 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • 238-246 Kings St , London, W6 ORF
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    Groove Razors is a fusion quintet founded in London by Polish pianist Tomasz Zyrmont and British drummer Laurie Lowe and featuring some of the finest Jazz musicians in the London jazz scene. Since its inception in 2009, the band has earned a strong following with their spontaneous interplay, limitless energy and unparalleled virtuosity attracting coverage from many radio stations and promoters. Groove Razors performed at the London Jazz Festival, East European Jazz Festival, Jazz FM’s Discovery Show, Yamaha Music Live,…

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