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May 2017
£12-£17
  • THEATRE: Alexandra Badea’s Incisive ‘The Pulverised’ Premieres at Arcola Theatre

    Arcola Theatre

  • May 2 8:00 pm to May 27 9:30 pm
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  • 24 Ashwin St. E8 3DL
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    ‘We are proud to support the extensive Arcola Theatre run of Alexandra Badea‘s eye-opening drama, a piercing portrait of globalisation and its multifaceted effects. Following an impressive production at the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where it won the prestigious Grand Prix de la Littérature, ‘The Pulverised’ arrives to the UK with a new English translation by Lucy Phelpsand the imaginative staging of Romanian director Andy Sava. A quality assurance officer from France, a call centre manager from Senegal, a factory worker from China,…

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£7/£5
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: INSIDE LIVES: A PICTURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY THROUGH THE MEMORIES OF VILLAGERS IN THE RUSSIAN NORTH

    Pushkin House

  • May 23 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘The talk is based on Lilya Khafisova’s  current project with Russian photographer Sergei Melikhov. They are recording the reminiscences of elderly residents in the Russian North.  Last summer they were accompanied by Daryl Ann Hardman who will say a few words about the wonderful wooden churches. Lilya Khafisova works at Moscow’s Tsaritsino Museum. Co-author of a book on the culture of the Kargopol area, she is now researching the traditional culture of the Russian North. Daryl Ann Hardman has been…

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£10
  • DASH GIGS: Oligarkh

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • May 23 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘Drawing together contemporary urban culture, deep folk memory and Soviet experiences, Oligarkh’s music erases the borders between high and popular culture, ancient and modern. Oligarkh’s live gigs are augmented with a drummer and video collages from historical films, documentaries, fairytales and old TV clips. Together they create a journey through the Russian collective conscious, from grand cathedrals to remote villages, from suburban ghettos to the enclaves of the rich.’ (DA)

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£7/£5
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: PAINTING RUSSIA FROM THE TIME OF CATHERINE THE GREAT

    Pushkin House

  • May 24 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Russian painters underwent a period of intense development in the century following the reign of Catherine the Great. If deferential to foreign artists in the mid eighteenth century, they soon developed into a diverse, critical and ambitious profession whose members ranged from highly trained cosmopolitan celebrities to closely managed serfs. Rosalind Blakesley will track this steep trajectory with particular focus on portrait painters, and consider the ways in which their intriguing dialogue with western art coexisted with the desire to…

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Free but booking essential
  • DASH CAFE: The Émigré Flight from Russia

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • May 24 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘Our May Café will focus on the writers and artists caught up in the chaos of the Russian Revolution and subsequent Civil War. Many writers went on to settle in Paris, Berlin and elsewhere and forged new lives in exile. We’ll explore the wonderful Nadezhda Teffi, the hugely popular and funny story writer and author of Pushkin Press’ Memories, From Moscow to the Black Sea’ and stories by the more famous émigré writers, Vladimir Nabokov and Ivan Bunin with speakers…

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£15 including wine
  • OGNISKO BOOK EVENT: ‘Tales of Loving and Leaving’

    Ognisko Polskie

  • May 25 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘Tales of Loving and Leaving (AuthorHouse 2016) tells the history of members of Gaby Weiner’s family who were refugees from, and victims of, Nazism. The book focuses on three people whose lives were profoundly affected by the great movements and ‘isms’ of the twentieth century: not only Nazism, but the Russian Revolution, rise and fall of Communism, scientific, technological and artistic change, displacement and migration following World War II, and the Cold War. The stories, told in chronological ‘slices’, are…

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£20/£16
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: MEDTNER SOCIETY INAUGURAL CONCERT

    Pushkin House

  • May 25 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Berlin’s newly established Medtner Society hold their first concert abroad. Internationally renowned musicians Vasily Gvozdetsky and Alexander Karpeyev (piano), Anne Greuner (violin) and Vasily Savenko (baritone) present a mixed programme of Medtner’s best solo piano works, chamber music and songs. Programme: Sonata in A minor, Op. 30 Tale in D minor, Op. 51 No. 1 (Vasily Gvozdetsky) Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 21 (Anne Greuner, Vasily Gvozdetsky) ‘Ya perezhil svoi zhelan′ya’ [Gone are my heart’s desires], Op. 3 No.…

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  • DASH ARTS DACHA at the British Library

    British Library

  • May 26 to 29
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  • 96 Euston Road NW1 2DB
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    ‘Friday 26 May: 5pm – 9:30pm Saturday 27 May: 1pm – 8:30pm Sunday 28 May: 11am – 6pm Monday 29 May: 11am – 6pm The Dash Arts Dacha visits the British Library for the first-time in a beautiful marquee on the Library piazza.  Join us over the Bank Holiday weekend for an exploration of Russian life on the verge of change through music, plays, films, discussion and an endless supply of drinks and snacks and the opportunity to relax in…

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  • CONCERT: Piano music of Franz Liszt by Hanbo Ma

    Hungarian Cultural Centre

  • May 30 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • ‘The Hungarian Cultural Centre is delighted to present pianist Hanbo Ma, the winner of Los Angeles International Liszt Competition in a London concert. Programme: Transcendental Étude No. 4 in D minor, “Mazeppa” Three Concert Études No. 2, “La leggierezza” Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor Sonata in B minor (All by Franz Liszt) Pianist Hanbo Ma has made appearances in solo recitals as well as being featured with orchestras throughout North America, establishing herself as one of today’s promising…

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£7/£5
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: TEFFI, RASPUTIN, LENIN: AUTHOR VANORA BENNETT EXPLORES TEFFI’S REVOLUTIONARY MEMOIRS WITH TRANSLATORS ROBERT CHANDLER AND IRINA STEINBERG

    Pushkin House

  • May 30 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘What did Russia’s best loved humorist in the run-up to 1917 make of the two men who encapsulated the extremes of the Russian revolutionary experience? Before Teffi, (aka Nadezhda Alexandrovna Lokhvitskaya) fled the October Revolution and made an émigré home in Paris, this witty, prolific and perceptive writer of poems, plays, stories, satires and journalism came across both Rasputin and Lenin in her years in Imperial Russia. Pushed into a series of blackly funny encounters with the Empress’s favourite holy…

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£8 (£6) including glass of wine and £3 off book
  • LITERATURE EVENT: Jaroslav Kalfar at Waterstones Piccadilly

    Waterstones Piccadilly

  • May 31 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 203 - 206 Piccadilly W1J 9HD
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    ‘An exciting evening bringing together some of the freshest new voices in fiction. Journalist Suzi Feay will be joined by Jaroslav Kalfar (Spaceman of Bohemia), Carolina Sanin ( The Children) Simon Wroe (Here Comes Trouble) and Megan Hunter (The End We Start). Jaroslav Kalfar: Spaceman of Bohemia ‘Reading Spaceman of Bohemia reminded me of the thrill of unearthing Everything is Illuminated from the mound of entries to the Guardian First Book Prize’ Claire Armitstead, Guardian ‘I can honestly say I…

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June 2017
£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: IN CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST YURI VASHENKO, CONDUCTED BY LIZA DIMBLEBY

    Pushkin House

  • June 2 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Yuri Vashenko is the leading illustrator of Lewis Carroll in Russia today. In this conversation with writer and artist Liza Dimbleby, he will talk about his work with ‘Alice’ over the last forty years. His exhibition in Pushkin House ‘The Geometry of Nonsense,’ is made up of drawings and etchings responding to the original illustrations of Alice in Wonderland by John Tenniel. They were printed in a book in 2015 and Vashenko describes them as a ‘graphic commentary’ to Tenniel’s…

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£10/£7
  • Film Screening of the dramedy ‘Losers’ (Hristov, 2015)

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • June 2 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    “‘Losers’ by Ivaylo Hristov won a Golden Rose Award for Best Feature Film. The film was also the big winner at the 33rd Golden Rose Film Festival, gaining the Audience Award, the Critics Guild Award and the Accredited Journalists’ Award. ‘Losers’ is an incredible story about the mental loneliness and the hopeless life of young people in Bulgaria. The film also has some very strong performances and cinematography. Directed by Ivaylo Hristov Written by Ivaylo Hristov Cast: Elena Telbis, Deyan…

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  • The Best of Recent Hungarian Short Films

    artFix Woolwich

  • June 3 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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  • 51 Powis Street. SE18 6HZ
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    ‘We are proud to present some of the best Hungarian short films and animated shorts of the past few years at a screening in artFix Woolwich. The programme features the 2017 Oscar-winning short film, Sing, the student Oscar nominee Beautiful Figure, and the Oscar shortlisted Symphony No. 42, among other multi-award winning animations. Come and experience this yourself for free in the company of great Hungarian wines and food. The programme: Symphony No. 42. by Réka Bucsi This film presents…

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£20 (£16)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: SCARLATTI AND MUSSORGSKY WITH A MAJOR PIANO COMPETITIONS WINNER

    Pushkin House

  • June 3 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Beautiful pianism with wonderful tone; very sensitive to nuances, voicing and atmosphere; intelligent, energetic and never heavy-handed’ — The Independent ‘…crystalline brilliance and translucence that takes you to t he heart of everything he plays’ — Gramophone Magazine Pushkin House is proud to present a recital by Federico Colli, the winner of the 2012 Leeds  International Piano Competition and the winner of the 2011  Salzburg Mozart Competition. Federico’s most recent and notable debuts include the Mariinsky Orche stra/Valery Gergiev, Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Thomas…

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  • The Best of Recent Hungarian Short Films

    artFix Woolwich

  • June 4 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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  • 51 Powis Street. SE18 6HZ
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    ‘We are proud to present some of the best Hungarian short films and animated shorts of the past few years at a screening in artFix Woolwich. The programme features the 2017 Oscar-winning short film, Sing, the student Oscar nominee Beautiful Figure, and the Oscar shortlisted Symphony No. 42, among other multi-award winning animations. Come and experience this yourself for free in the company of great Hungarian wines and food. The programme: Symphony No. 42. by Réka Bucsi This film presents…

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  • UCL FESTIVAL OF CULTURE: ‘Swallowing Mercury’ – Women and Love under Communism

    Waterstones Gower St.

  • June 5 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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  • WC1E 6EQ
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    ‘Was the communist Poland just a grey space with a limited freedom and a shortage of toilet paper? Or is it time to reconsider and re-narrate these stereotypes? How has the new democracy changed men’s and women’s experience of living in Poland? Have the country’s new freedoms also liberated the ways in which gender, love and the body are described? This is a rare and timely opportunity to (re)discover contemporary Polish literature. Published to critical acclaim in early 2017 and…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: PUTIN COUNTRY: A JOURNEY INTO THE REAL RUSSIA: TALK WITH ANNE GARRELS

    Pushkin House

  • June 5 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘More than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial centre a thousand miles east of Moscow. Longtime home of the Soviet nuclear program, the Chelyabinsk region contained beautiful lakes, shuttered factories, mysterious closed cities, and some of the most polluted places on earth. Garrels’s goal was to chart the aftershocks of the U.S.S.R.’s collapse by traveling to Russia’s heartland. Returning again and again, Garrels found that the area’s new freedoms and opportunities were…

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£18
  • OGNISKO MUSICAL MOMENTS: Helena Svigelj, cello and Amos Lucidi, piano

    Ognisko Polskie

  • June 5 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘We are happy to announce the latest of our monthly ‘Musical Moments’. These concerts take place on the first Monday of every month and are followed by a buffet with wine. This month we welcome Helena Svigelj, cello and Amos Lucidi, piano. The ‘Musical Moments’ concerts have been made possible by the very kind cooperation of The Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. We are very privileged in being able to present these young, highly talented musicians who are…

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  • UCL FESTIVAL: The Story of An ‘Other’ Little Mermaid: Queer and Film in Poland

    Roberts Building

  • June 6 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • University College London WC1E 7JE
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    ‘Is there a queer cinema in Poland or Eastern Europe? This event’s discussions between two cinema specialists will try to solve the puzzle. Małgorzata Radkiewicz will give an historical account of queer in Polish cinema, while Anna Taszycka will tell us about some specific films like The Lure, a 2015 horror musical set in Poland in the 1980s. The Lure tells the story of two mermaids, Golden and Silver. The mermaids meet some rock musicians on a beach, and follow…

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£12 (£10)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: THE VAKHTANGOV THEATRE’S EUGENE ONEGIN : SCREENING & DISCUSSION WITH PROFESSOR MARIA SHEVTSOVA

    Pushkin House

  • June 10 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Eugene Onegin has often been referred to as an encyclopedia of 19th century Russian life. Rimas Tuminas’ reimagining unfolds in the memory and imagination of Pushkin’s characters. The images are split between past and present, between reality and imagination.The scale of the production constantly shifts from noisy celebrations to secluded contemplation, from crowd scenes to lonely recollections, all of which are drawn together from the past just like the fragments of Tatyana’s love letter, framed and hung on the wall,…

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£10
  • DANCE EVENT: Boys Who Like To Play With Dolls at Trip The Light | Intercontinental Drifts #5

    TripSpace Projects

  • June 11 8:15 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • 339-340 Acton Mews E8 4EA
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    ‘The society instills us from childhood gender stereotypes. Pink is for girls, cars are for boys, girls play with dolls and boys do not cry. Gender – the sexuality of personality – is much more than a biological phenomenon a social phenomenon. The essence of what it means being a man or a woman is not based solely on the amount of estrogen or testosterone in the body, but is basically the result of the social influence or decision, education,…

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  • Monday’s Violin Melody: a solo concert by Tamás Fejes

    Pushkin House

  • June 12 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘We are delighted to welcome on stage violinist Tamás Fejes, assistant leader of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and part-time tutor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the Hungarian Cultural Centre London. Tamás Fejes was born into a family of musicians in Szeged, Hungary. At the age of 10 he won second prize in the ‘János Koncz’ national violin competition. He studied at Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and while at the Academy he gave numerous recitals and had several appearances on…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: PUNISHMENT AND REPRESSION IN RUSSIA UNDER THE TSARS AND SOVIETS: DANIEL BEER IN CONVERSATION WITH ANNE APPLEBAUM

    Pushkin House

  • June 14 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Daniel Beer and Anne Applebaum explore the history of punishment and repression in Russia and examine the contrasts and continuities between the tsarist and soviet regimes. The discussion will look at how criminals, dissidents and revolutionaries who were exiled to penal camps and settlements lived and how they died; what the nature of the penal systems reveals about state power and ideology in both the tsarist and soviet periods and will ask how much of a fundamental rupture was 1917 in…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: THE DEMIDOV SCHOOL OF ACTING – PEDAGOGY OF THE FUTURE

    Pushkin House

  • June 15 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘To coincide with the recent release of the book Nikolai Demidov: Becoming an Actor-Creator, co-editor and translator Professor Andrei Malaev Babel will give a talk on the history and practice of the great but little-known Russian acting pedagogue. Nikolai Demidov’s School of Acting is Russian Theatre’s best-kept secret. Until the first decade of the 21st century, the name of Nikolai Demidov (1884-1953) was known only to a narrow circle of specialists.  Several “high-ranking” Stanislavski disciples prevented Demidov’s practices from surfacing…

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£12 (£10)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: GROWING UP IN WONDERLAND: DARIA KULESH AND MARINA OSMAN

    Pushkin House

  • June 16 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Back by popular demand, the dynamic duo of Daria Kulesh (vocals, guitar) and Marina Osman (piano) return to Pushkin House with a brand new set of passionately delivered nostalgic songs exploring the ambiguous wonderland of their Soviet childhood. Find out – or remember – what it was like to be a kid “made in the USSR”. Combining beloved Russian film & folk favourites and coming-of-age songs from Daria’s award-winning solo albums Eternal Child and Long Lost Home, this concert will…

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  • Literary presentation of the book ‘Downfall and salvation. Confessions of a heroin addict’ by Vesela Toteva

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • June 16 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    ‘Vesela Toteva is a television journalist. During her professional career she mainly explores the soul of people who are outside the low. Her interest is not just a curiosity, but it is caused by the fact that for eight years Vesela is heavily dependent on heroin. In a struggle with heroin she managed to break free from her addiction and to change her life.’ (BCI)  

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: SCHOOLS FOR FOOLS? THE CULT OF FOLLY IN RECENT RUSSIAN WRITING

    Pushkin House

  • June 20 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘The theme of foolishness has long occupied an unusually prominent place in Russian culture, touching on key questions of national, spiritual and intellectual identity. Never has this appeal been stronger than in the past half-century, whether as a reaction to the «scientific atheism» and official culture of the late-socialist era, or as a response to the intellectual and moral disorientation that accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union. In his new book, Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of…

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£50
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: ZIMA SUPPER CLUB : HISTORY OF FOOD AFTER THE REVOLUTION WITH ALEXEI ZIMIN

    Pushkin House

  • June 21 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Join us for an evening of Soviet cuisine in collaboration with Zima Restaurant and celebrated chef Alexei Zimin. Enjoy a seven-course meal of dishes recreated from the Soviet period including the revolutionary period, NEP and thereafter – all made with the best possible ingredients of today. The dinner will be served in our beautiful main room and Alexei will perform a cooking demonstration while you eat and talk about the food, its history and the renewed interest in these dishes…

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  • Góbi Dance Company: Don’t Fuss! Drums, feelings, trauma

    Cecil Sharp House

  • June 22 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 2 Regent's Park Road NW1 7AY
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    ‘Don’t Fuss!’ is a duet by the Góbi Dance Company. Through music and dance Rita Góbi and Dávid Szegő (drums) are exploring the self and the constant present, which is sometimes very hard to face. The 40-minute long dance performance is analysing the elements of a relationship focusing on hysteria and the aftermath. The performance is connecting the rhytm of the drums and the humor that is ‘hidden’ in a couple’s daily life, but can be observed by an outsider. And…

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£15 (£12)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: PANEL DISCUSSION WITH DJURDJA BARTLETT, ARTEMY TROITSKY & ALEX KAN: ALTERNATIVE FASHION OF THE 1980-S IN USSR

    Pushkin House

  • June 23 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Alternative Fashion of the 1980-s in USSR One of Kino’s most characteristic features was their impeccable visual style. Explosion of avant-garde fashion and style was a part of overall youth energy and creativity liberation characteristic of Gorbachev’s Perestroika in the USSR. In this panel fashion historian Djurdja Bartlett, music critic Artemy Troitsky and cultural historian Alexander Kan will explore most vivid manifestations of avant-garde fashion and style in new Soviet art of the 1980s.’ (PH)

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  • Poetry reading by Bulgarian poet Aksinia Mihaylova

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • June 23 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    ‘BCI London cordially invites you to the poetry reading by Bulgarian poet Aksinia Mihaylova on 23 of June at 7 pm., in “Sofia” Gallery. Aksinia will present her favorite poems from two of her poetry collections – “Unbuttoning the Body” and “Switching Mirrors”. Some of the poems will be presented in English so that the English-speaking audience can get acquainted with the work of the famous Bulgarian poet. Mihaylova is the author of several poetry books, including the award-winning “A…

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£12 (£10)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: THE MOSCOW ART THEATRE’S SCREENING: “THE CHERRY ORCHARD”

    Pushkin House

  • June 24 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘First produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this production of Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, is more relevant today than it was over a hundred years ago. Adolf Shapiro’s interpretation asks the question, where would the characters of this play live today years after their cherry orchard has been cut down? The answer, which lies in the material world created by set…

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£48 including dinner
  • OGNISKO Midsummer Night Dinner & Dance

    Ognisko Polskie

  • June 24 7:30 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘On Saturday 24th June, Ognisko will hold its annual Midsummer Night Dinner and Dance in the Ballroom ( Noc Swietojanska ). Traditionally the occasion of St John’s Eve has always been marked in Poland. The evening begins at 7.30pm when guests will be greeted with a sparkling glass of prosecco. Entertainment will be provided by one of our regulars, the versatile Alexei, on the grand piano. A delicious two course meal will be served by Jan Woroniecki’s Ognisko restaurant, together…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: FILM NIGHT: SCREENINGS OF “YAHHA” BY RASHID NUGMANOV AND “ROCK” BY ALEXEY UCHITEL

    Pushkin House

  • June 26 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Short film “Yahha” Director: Rashid Nugmanov, 1986. Widely recognized as one of the most influential filmmakers and key political leaders in Central Asia, Rachid Nugmanov has directed only a handful of films, but two of them made cinema history, one of which is The Needle (1988). In Russian with English subtitles. Documentary film “ROCK”  Director: Alexey Uchitel, 1988.’ (PH) 

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£45
  • OGNISKO Dining Club: Table 55

    Ognisko Polskie

  • June 28 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW72PN
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    ‘The first meeting of the new Ognisko dining club, Table 55, will be held on Wednesday, 28th June, 2017 from 7pm. The cost will be £45 per person and payment will be required before the event takes place. The event will be held in the Salonik and as the space is limited the numbers able to attend will be limited to around 30. We have been able to arrange a speaker, James “Ox” van Often, a former NASA astronaut, who…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: SCREENING & DISCUSSION: “ILFANDPETROV” WITH DIRECTOR ROMAN LIBEROV.

    Pushkin House

  • June 30 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Documentary animation film “ILFANDPETROV”, is  about the legendary Soviet satirist duo Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov,  whose novels about con man Ostap Bender in The Twelve Chairs (1928) and The Little Golden Calf (1931) – are amongst the most beloved and frequently quoted works in Russian literature. In this film creators repeated the route of the book  “One stored America” (as Little Golden America) and also visited Odessa, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Paris, added their film with revived paintings of the 1920s and…

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