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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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October 2017
£13.33-£21.83.
  • THEATRE: Aleksander Fredro – Revenge (Zemsta)

    POSK

  • October 14 to 22
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  • 238-246 Kings St W6 ORF
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    ‘Aleksander Fredro (20 June 1793 – 15 July 1876) was a Polish poet, playwright and author active during Polish Romanticism in the period of partitions by neighboring empires. His works including plays written in the octosyllabic verse (Zemsta) and in prose (Damy i Huzary) as well as fables, belong to the canon of Polish literature. Regarded as his masterpiece, this 1834 comedy, not seen in London for nearly half a century, gets a new, bold interpretation by the acclaimed company…

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Free but booking essential
  • Bulgarian documentary and feature film festival, with special guest director Vanya Doneva

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • October 20 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    ‘Screening of the selected for the festival in Cannes Bulgarian short film by Vanya Doneva “Serafim” and screening of the film “Glory” by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanovas selected as the Bulgarian Submission for the Oscars. Both films are with English subtitles. “Serafim” (Doneva, 2017)  16 min.   Cast: Ivaylo Hristov, Vasil Banov, Polin Lalova Plot: The homeless Serafim rejects the material possessions in life having understood that when a man dies, he presents himself before God only by his soul. The film is…

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  • DJ Nico de Transilvania’s debut EP Launched at the RCI London

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • October 20 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘Inexhaustible DJ Nico de Transilvania, the British-Romanian musician and cultural entrepreneur, will launch her first ever EP together with her own label, ‘Muzică Without Frontiers’, at a signature event in 1 Belgrave Square, fuelled by the beats of a unique style forged in more than 10 years in the dance temples of Europe, North America and Asia. Entitled “Be One”, the album has grown from Nico’s passion for traditional Romanian and Southeast European melos and electronica, was produced with the…

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Free
  • BULGARIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Two screenings, with special guests Vanya Doneva, Desislava Pashova and Andrey Hadjivasilev

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • October 21 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    Screening of the selected for the festival in Cannes Bulgarian short film by Vanya Doneva “Randezvous” and screening of the documentary film by Andrey Hadjivasilev “Steps in the fire”. “Rendezvous” (Doneva, 2015) Bulgaria, 2015, 10 min   Cast: Pauline Lalova, Dimitar Zhivkov, Desislava Pashova, Rusalina Chaplikova, Gergana Galabova Plot: On the verge of the XX century, a poor peasant girl is a maid in a wealthy house. Overworked by her demanding mistress, she can hardly find time for her lover, to whom she wants…

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  • BULGARIAN FILM FESTIVAL: with special guests Vesselin Boydev and Ralitza Petrova

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • October 22 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    ‘Screening of the short film by Vesselin Boydev “Clothes”, which won the Sofia Film Fest award and screening of the Ralitza Petrova’s feature film “Godless”, which won the Top Jury Prize at the Locarno Festival. Both films are with English subtitles.   “Clothes” (Boydev, 2016) Bulgaria, 2016, 23 min.   Cast: Filip Avramov, Dimitar Nikolov, Neli Monedzhikova   Plot: The short film Clothes follows the relationship between two brothers, who had recently lost their father. The loss unites them and…

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  • BULGARIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Screenings and closing gala, with special guest Yana Titova

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • October 23 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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     ‘The Closing Gala of the first festival of Bulgarian documentary and feature film, organized by BCI London, will be accompanied by the screening of the short film by Boyana Harizanova “Love” that won many festivals and screening of the Yana Titova’s documentary “88 MHz” that won Audience Award at Master of Art Film Festival. Both films are with English subtitles.   “Love” (Harizanova, 2015) Bulgaria, 2015, 24 min.   Cast: Viktor Ivanov, Katerina Robeva, Nikola Pashov Plot: Boris arrives in a…

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£6 (£4)
  • LITERARY EVENT: Authors A. M. Bakalar and Agnieszka Dale in conversation with Liz Hoggard, at Waterstones Gower St.

    Waterstones Gower St.

  • October 25 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 82 Gower St. WC1E 6EQ
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    ‘The characters in Agnieszka Dale‘s Fox Season stories all want to find greatness, until they realise that greatness isn’t their thing. But what is? Dale writes about being Polish; being outside Poland; being visible and invisible; a woman; from the East, from the West or from somewhere central. In turn she creates an intimate kingdom: a happy nation with no distinct nationality, a place where people still try, still believe. A. M. Bakalar‘s Children of Our Age is insightful and…

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  • DASH CAFE: Revolution – 100 years on

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • October 25 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘Our October Café, held on the anniversary of the October Revolution a century ago, explores its impact on Russia today. We’ll bring together artists, activists and writers including Peter Pomeranzev and Vladimir Ashurkov, Russian dissident and colleague of anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny to look back and reflect on the potential for a future Russian Revolution that might shake the world. The talks will be accompanied by music from the unmissable Lena Kaufman and, as always, our brilliant audience!’

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  • LECTURE: ‘The Joy of the Reformation’, by Rev István Salánki, BA Hons

    Hungarian Cultural Centre

  • October 26 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • ‘The British Hungarian Fellowship and the Hungarian Cultural Centre jointly invite you to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with a lecture held by the Pastor of the Hungarian Reformed Church in London, Rev István Salánki. The key points of the lecture: ·         A brief introduction to the time of reformation ·         The influence of the church in an average man’s life then and today ·         A brief summary of the life of Martin Luther and the way he…

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  • EXHIBITION OPENING: 100 Years of Art in Masterpieces: Going East

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • October 26 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘As the Centenary Year 1918-2018, celebrating 100 years since the creation of Greater Romania, is about to commence, we look back at a century of visual arts triumphs through the greatest collection of Romanian masters ever to have been on display on the banks of the Thames. Set up by Lavacow Bucharest with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute and the Romanian Embassy, ‘Going East’ is the first in a series of exhibitions curated by Ioana Ciocan, bringing together…

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Free entry
  • CONCERT: Marek Dusil Blend

    The Gladstone Arms

  • October 26 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 64 Lant Street SE1 1QN
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    ‘A live show supporting RAW, a new EP by Marek Dusil Blend, an acoustic band from Prague. The Band’s previous album, Ocean, had a positive response in the UK, where it was featured in a dozen folk music shows. In 2014, i.e. six months after its release, Ocean became the album of the week on Marlow FM’s World Folk Show. Jachym Stetka (guitars) Vratislav Hubicka (double bass) Marcel Jakubovie (cajon and percussions)’ (CC) 

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£35 including welcome food and drink
  • OGNISKO EVENT: Obozowe Tango Reunited Zabawa 2017 in aid of St.Briavels Fund

    Ognisko Polskie

  • October 28 7:00 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘We are happy to announce the return of the Obozowe Tango Reunited Zabawa in partnership with Ognisko Polskie – the Polish Hearth, and the award winning Ognisko Restaurant run by Jan Woroniecki. All the profits raised by the event will be donated to the St. Briavels fund project in Wales. This is a huge project and very close to the hearts of many of us, so if you would like to find out more, or make a donation please visit…

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£15 (£6) including glass of wine
  • OGNISKO LECTURE: Palus Samartica – the Polish Sarmatians

    Ognisko Polskie

  • October 30 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘Who were the Polish Sarmatians and what relevance do they have to Poland today? This is the question that Prof Krzysztof Koehler, director of Poland’s Book Institute and the popular TV station, TVP Kultura, ingeniously tries to discover in his new book – and talk at Ognisko Polskie on 30th October. It all comes down to a quest for origins. The Sarmatians were peoples of Iranian ancestry, originally from Central Asia, who migrated to the Ural Mountains between the 6th-4th…

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£14 (£11)
  • THEATRE: The Mysterious Gentleman at the Courtyard Theatre

    The Courtyard Theatre

  • October 31 7:30 pm to November 18 10:00 pm
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  • 40 Pitfield St. N1 6EU
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    A life story of mercurial magician JN Maskelyne told by Jarek Adams and Kasia Różycki Partners in Mischief Productions and Off the Cliff Theatre present: The Mysterious Gentleman, written by Jarek Adams and directed by Kasia Różycki. A play incorporating stage magic that explores the eternal question of what lies beyond death, told through the life story of mercurial magician JN Maskelyne. JN Maskelyne was known as the father of modern magic in the Victorian era, building his career on…

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