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February 2018
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  • CZECHOSLOVAK FILM WEEK: ‘Third Time Lucky’ (Pospíšilová, Dufková, Súkup, 2011)

    The Czech Embassy

  • February 24 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
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  • 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    ‘The follow-up of two film adaptations of Jan Werich’s book consists of three stories, which were not included in the two preceding films: About Giants’ Extinction in Sumava (Jak na Šumavě vyhynuli obři), About a Hat with a Jay’s Feather (O kloboučku s pérkem sojčím aneb Král měl syny) and Wisdom and Luck (Rozum a Štěstí). Werich’s stories are in fact modern fairy tales. His narratives are based on everyday experiences of ordinary people and try to answer the question…

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  • CZECHOSLOVAK FILM WEEK: ‘Lemonade Joe’ (Lipský, 1964)

    The Czech Embassy

  • February 23 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    ‘Oldřich Lipský, the director of some iconic Czech comedies of the sixties, joined forces with the screenwriter Jiří Brdečka and together they created a true legend of Czechoslovak cinematography. It really is a paradox that one of the best Western parodies was made in Czechoslovakia during the period of Communist drabness and conformism. Even though the film draws a lot on the original use of language, which could complicate its reception on the international scene, there can be no doubt…

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  • THEATRE EVENT: Simona Măicănescu Catches ‘The Fever’ in Riveting One Woman Show

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • February 23 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘Versatile Simona Măicănescu is the star of ‘The Fever’, a compelling one woman show bursting with intelligence, emotion and quirky humour, to be presented as part of our studio theatre programme. Written by famous American actor and playwright Wallace Shawn and directed by the popular Swedish playwright Lars Norén, the show centres upon the experiences of a wealthy New Yorker torn between two opposite realities: her own comfortable, affluent life and the miserable existence of the have-nots she encounters in…

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£20
  • OGNISKO ENSEMBLE: Chopin and Tchaikovsky

    Ognisko Polskie

  • February 22 7:30 pm to February 23 9:30 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘The OGNISKO ENSEMBLE gave its first concert in 2015 at Ognisko Polskie in London where it is now resident for its 2018 International Chamber Music Series. Founded and directed by violinist Michał Ćwiżewicz, the ensemble brings together leading chamber musicians in programmes featuring string and piano ensembles, song and instrumental recitals, as well as collaborating with illustrious guest artists from the UK and abroad. The Ognisko Ensemble will be performing concerts at the Polish Hearth throughout the year. Fresh from…

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  • CZECHOSLOVAK FILM WEEK: ‘Escape to Budín’ (Luther, 2002)

    The Czech Embassy

  • February 22 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    ‘Escape to Budín – the third film, based on the novel by Vladislav Vančura of the same title, was shot in a specific way; as if its director Miloslav Luther was painting a historical image of passions, failures, and disappointments of the movie characters who experienced their dramatic life moments in Prague, Slovakia, Budapest and Vienna. All set against the backdrop of far-reaching social, economic and political changes, following the dissolution of the Austro–Hungarian Empire. Doors will open 30 minutes…

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£15
  • CONCERT: Cristian Sandrin (piano)

    1901 Arts Club

  • February 22 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 7 Exton St. SE1 8UE
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    ‘Beethoven  Piano Sonata Op.31 No.2 in D minor ‘Tempest’ Debussy  La Lune descend sur le temple qui fut from Images Sciarrino  Notturno No.3 Ravel  from Miroirs Noctuelles Oiseaux tristes Une Barque sur l’Ocean Chopin  Barcarolle Op.60 Born in Bucharest, Romania, to a family of musicians, Cristian Sandrin started his musical training with Marina Dragomirescu and Cristian Dumitrescu at the Dinu Lipatti Colegiul National de Arte.  He made his solo debut at the famous Romanian Athenaeum in 2006.  In July 2016 Cristian…

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  • CZECHOSLOVAK FILM WEEK: ‘The Power of Good: Nicholas Winton’ (Mináč, 2002)

    The Czech Embassy

  • February 21 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    ‘In the second Slovak film within the Czechoslovak Film Week, the genre shift into a biographical documentary is not random. The Power of Good – a story of “the British Schindler“ – pays tribute to Sir Nicholas Winton for rescuing 669 predominantly Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia by transporting them to Great Britain. This was done on his own initiative, while Sir Nicholas Winton had remained silent for 50 years afterwards. Joe Schlesinger, a Canadian television station…

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  • BOOK LAUNCH: ‘Forgiveness in an Unforgiving Age’ by Marina Cantacuzino and Masi Noor

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • February 21 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘What is forgiveness and what can the latest psychological research tell us about its nature? Join us for the launch of ‘Forgiveness is Really Strange’ (Singing Dragon / Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018), a witty and intelligent comic exploring the key aspects of forgiveness, in the company of authors Marina Cantacuzino and Masi Noor, joined by illustrator Sophie Standing. Based on science and real-life stories, the book illustrates the complexity of forgiveness, what it can mean to different people and its…

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  • CZECHOSLOVAK FILM WEEK: ‘Soul at Peace’ (Balko, 2009)

    The Czech Embassy

  • February 20 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    ‘Vladimír Balko / 2009 / 93’ / SK / EN subtitles The noticeable contribution of the Slovak cinematography into the film festival begins with Soul at Peace (2009) – a feature debut of the director Vlado Balko, bringing a powerful story about the values of family, friendship, faith and love, surrounded by the vivid coulisse of splendid Slovak mountains. „Soul at Peace“ is not only the film title but both dream and desire to get and have inner peace in…

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  • CONCERT: Jazz night with Hungarian Pianist Tamás Balogh

    Hungarian Cultural Centre

  • February 19 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • ‘The twenty-four-year-old jazz pianist and composer has just finished the Jazz Department of Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Hungary, but has already achieved several remarkable results, staged large-scale concerts and won prestigious music awards, both individually and with his band. In 2013 he was honoured with the Creative Art Award founded by György Vukán, and in 2014 his quartet won the Romanian Targu Mures International Jazz Competition. In the spring of 2015, his band was awarded first place at the…

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  • CZECHOSLOVAK FILM WEEK: ‘Capricious Summer’ (Menzel, 1967)

    The Czech Embassy

  • February 19 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    ‘Capricious Summer is the second feature film by director Jiří Menzel. The film is an adaptation of the novel by Vladislav Vančura, another writer also famous for his mastery of the Czech language. The spirit of poetism, a literary movement of inter-war Czechoslovakia, is present throughout the entire film and it flows from the language into the visual imagery and its intoxicatingly melancholic mood. This film narrates the story of three aging friends who take pleasure in a peculiar language…

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£9 (£7)
  • FILM EVENT: ‘You Have No Idea How Much I Love You’ (Łoziński, 2016) at Bertha Dochouse

    Curzon Bloomsbury

  • February 18 4:00 pm to 5:40 pm
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  • Brunswick Centre WC1N 1AW
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    ‘Directed by one of the most internationally recognized Polish directors of this generation, Paweł Łoziński, this hybrid film takes place in the intimacy of a therapist’s office, as mother and daughter begin to talk to each other. Navigating the difficult terrain of their relationship and their shared history with the help of a mediator, Łoziński’s deceptively simple premise becomes a profoundly moving meditation on family, grief and how we relate to those we love. You Have No Idea How Much…

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£12
  • CONCERT: Jazz homage to the legend of Krzysztof Komeda

    Total Refreshment Centre

  • February 16 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • Unit 2a Foulden Rd. N16 7UR
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    ‘The recent emergence of a new wave of jazz has not bypassed Poland – EABS, a Wroclaw’s own formation, is a Polish answer to the up-and-coming revival of jazz. By incorporating new ideas, sounds and drawing inspiration from the world of hip-hop , EABS manages to continue the great Polish tradition of jazz while offering a refreshingly modern approach to the genre. Their debut album Repettions (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda) is entirely dedicated to the legendary compositions of Krzysztof Komeda.…

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£12 (£10)
  • FILM EVENT: ‘You Have No Idea How Much I Love You’ (2016) + Q&A with Director Paweł Łoziński

    ICA

  • February 14 8:15 pm to 10:45 pm
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  • The Mall SW1Y5AH
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    ‘The preview screening is followed by a Q&A with director Paweł Łoziński

. In a therapist’s office, an estranged mother and daughter slowly begin to speak. As the conversation continues, old wounds and deeply buried emotions gradually surface. The therapist guides them carefully throughout, bridging the distance between them. Taking us to the heart of this painfully intimate scene, You Have No Idea How Much I Love You offers a nuanced mediation on family, vulnerability and the complexity of our relationships…

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  • FILM EVENT: Documentary “Who’s Afraid of Julia Kristeva?” by Iskra Angelova

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • February 9 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    ‘The famous Bulgarian actress and  host of the TV show “Night birds” Iskra Angelova will be a special guest of BCI London with screening of her documentary film “Who’s Afraid of Julia Krusteva?”. Discussion with the author after the screening. Special guest: Iskra Angelova Iskra Angelova’s film ‘Who’s Afraid of Julia Kristeva? ‘  is a 85 minutes long film tells the story of one of the most successful, world-famous Bulgarians – a psychoanalyst, linguist, semiotician and philosopher, Julia Kristeva is a scientist,…

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£6 per child
  • Kodály-based music sessions for children

    Hungarian Cultural Centre

  • February 9 10:45 am to 11:30 am
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  • ‘Kodály-based music sessions for children (0-5 yrs) and their families Jointly presented by the Hungarian Cultural Association Guildford and the Hungarian Cultural Centre These music sessions are suitable for children as small as 6-month-old. During the sessions the parents learn and try out songs and games they can use at home with their children, which will help them develop not only their musical skills but create a strong bond between parents and children. Mária Chambers, founding director and a highly…

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£9.50/£7.50
  • Ivan Blatný’s poetry at Whitechapel Gallery

    Whitechapel Gallery

  • February 8 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 77-82 Whitechapel High Stree E1 7QX
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    ‘Marking Britain’s historic status as a place of sanctuary for threatened European artists, this evening of films, sound-works and readings marks the creative contributions to the UK of the remarkable film-makers Robert Vas and Werner Kissling, the indomitable artist Kurt Schwitters and singular poet Ivan Blatny, with special appearances by film-maker and cultural activist Andrea Luka Zimmerman, poet and translator Stephen Watts, curator and film-maker Peter Todd and poet and co-organiser of ‘Refugee Tales’, David Herd. All these makers found…

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£18
  • OGNISKO CONCERT: ‘Musical Moments’ (Guitar and Flute)

    Ognisko Polskie

  • February 5 7:30 pm to 9:30 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 Alexander Roche and Francesco Rocco playing guitar, and Lois Nicoll playing the flute. 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…

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£10
  • CONCERT: Hungarian Jazz Saxophonist Zoltan Zana

    606 Club

  • February 1 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm
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  • 90 Lots Road, London, SW10 0QD
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    ‘This unassuming, retiring young man is the most amazing musician, arguably the best tenor-player in his country. At least the doyen of Hungarian jazz, the great pianist Szakcsi called him that without hesitation. Having grown up in industrial North Hungary Zoltán was not spotted until 1999 when he won the saxophone competition organised by Hungarian Radio. He finished his studies at the world famous Ferenc Liszt Academy two years later. To begin with, living far from the capital where most…

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January 2018
£10 (£7)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: British Children’s Books in Russia – from Soviet times to the present day

    Pushkin House

  • January 30 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘What is the Russian child’s understanding of Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Harry Potter? What ideas translate and what do not? What has been emphasised and loved in translation? Equally important is what has been censored – both in Soviet times, and still today – what ideas are considered beyond the pale or inappropriate in Russia today? Dr. Alexandra Borisenko – literary translator, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philology, Moscow State University (Lomonosov), teacher at…

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£12 (£10)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Screening & Discussion – ‘Uncle Vanya’

    Pushkin House

  • January 28 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Stage Russia HD (Vakhtangov Theatre): Rimas Tuminas’ reimagining of Anton Chekhov’s tale about broken illusions and dashed hopes is freed from its traditional trappings, leaving behind a battlefield for passions and colliding ambitions, We are given an empty space from which life has departed, a theatre space with grey slips, a plaster of Paris lion – a symbol of Petersburg, perhaps the ancestor who built the house came from there, a workbench made out of rough boards, an old sofa, several…

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£20 (£16)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Piano Recital by Multiple Competitions Winner

    Pushkin House

  • January 25 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Programme: Schubert Four Impromptus, D899  Rachmaninov Moments musicaux, Op. 16 Tchaikovsky Octobre: Chant d’automne from Les saisons, Op. 37b Prokofiev Sonata no. 3 (from old notebooks) in A minor, Op. 28 Luka Okros, piano LUKA OKROS is one of the most promising pianists of his generation. Born in 1991 (Tbilisi, Georgia), he began his piano studies at the age of 4. At the age of 5 Luka gave his first public performance and at age 6 he made his debut…

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£10 (£7)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Leonid Pasternak and His Daughters, as told by his grandchildren

    Pushkin House

  • January 24 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘An evening with the descendants of the Pasternak family, talking about the lives and work of artist Leonid Pasternak, father of Boris Pasternak, and his daughters Josephine and Lydia, who lived in England for most of their lives after emigrating with their father in 1921 to Berlin, and coming to England in the 1930s. Boris and his brother remained in Russia. The talk will be given by three of Leonid’s grandchildren: Michael, Ann and Nicolas Pasternak Slater – niece and…

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  • Dash Café: Lviv on the borders of Europe

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • January 24 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘Following an epic foray into the Post Soviet space for the past five years, Dash Arts embark on a new journey: EUTOPIA, investigating what it means to be European. We will highlight and celebrate Europe’s diversity and hidden marvels; confront generalization and encourage new insights and fierce debate. Through Cafes, Gigs, and other events, we will focus on different cities across wider Europe, investigating ideas, trends and artists. For our first café in January, we are bringing into focus Lviv…

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£10.50
  • FILM: ‘A Heart of Love’ (2017) and Q&A with director Łukasz Ronduda

    Barbican Cinema 2

  • January 24 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • Silk St. EC2Y 8DS
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    ‘New East Cinema presents the UK debut screening of A Heart of Love, alongside a Q&A with director Łukasz Ronduda. New East Cinema is a film series presented in collaboration with Calvert 22 Foundation, curated by The New Social: a cultural collective bringing contemporary cinema from eastern Europe and beyond to London. In this futuristic romance, two outsider artists create a world in which everything can be designed and controlled, everything but their own feelings. Inspired by the lives of…

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£10.50
  • SCREENING: ‘A Heart of Love’ (Ronduda, 2017) + Q&A

    Barbican Centre

  • January 24 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
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  • ‘Our first screening of 2018 is this futuristic romance, in which two outsider artists create a world where everything can be designed and controlled, everything but their own feelings. Inspired by the lives of Warsaw-based artists, Wojtek Bąkowski and Zuzanna Bartoszek, two emblematic figures of the contemporary art scene, this romance examines the relationship between narcissism and love. Wojtek and Zuzanna’s love, art and lives have become inseparable. A Polish Gilbert and George, they even dress the same. Wojtek already…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Vladimir Vysotsky – A Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Vysotsky’s Birth: ‘Satirical Vysotsky’

    Pushkin House

  • January 23 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Vladimir Vysotsky was a singer, songwriter and actor who had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary often expressed in humorous and down-to-earth language. He was also a prominent stage and screen actor.  He gave voice to what many felt but could not express and became immensely popular in his lifetime. Everyone knew Vysotsky’s songs, and many people knew them…

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£20 (£10)
  • OGNISKO LECTURE: The Holocaust – What the Allies Knew

    Ognisko Polskie

  • January 23 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘On the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, author Jonathan Walker looks at new research into the events of the Nazis’ Final Solution In his illustrated talk, he unveils how much the Allies knew about the extent of the slaughter of the Jews and what could have been done to prevent it.’ (OGNISKO)

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  • CONCERT: Exuberant Andrei Gologan at St Martin-in-the-Fields

    St.Martin in the Fields

  • January 23 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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  • Trafalgar Square, London,
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    ‘Precocious pianist Andrei Gologan, a young performer of striking ability, opens our eightieth year of Romanian concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields with an irresistible programme that includes works by Chopin, Silvestri and Debussy. Programme: F. Chopin – Barcarolle, Op. 60                  – 3 Waltzes, Op. 64 C. Silvestri – Jeux d’enfants C. Debussy – La danse de Puck                     – Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir – Les collines d’Anacapri                    – La fille aux cheveux de…

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  • Vlad the Impaler Gets Opera Treatment at the Victoria & Albert Museum

    The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • January 21 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL
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    ‘We are thrilled to be joining forces with the team behind V&A’s illuminating ‘Opera: Passion, Power & Politics’ exhibition for a taste of a new opera, written by Romanian enfant terriblemusician Vlad Maistorovici. The fragments of this original new work, based on a play by poet and playwright Marin Sorescu and inspired by the life of the fierce Wallachian Prince Vlad (nicknamed the Impaler), will be part of a weekend of events in celebration of the critically acclaimed exhibition. The…

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£30 (£16)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Classics for Kids – with Yulia Chaplina and Yuri Kalnits – Prokofiev and Contemporaries

    Pushkin House

  • January 21 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘”Classics for kids” is a specially designed series of entertaining, fun and highly interactive concert for kids. The musicians will talk about the composers and the pieces they are playing. These concerts should not be missed by parents who love classical music and want to share its beauty with their kids. For children 4 years +.’ (PH)

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£9.90
  • CONCERT: Jazz Fusion from Polish singer-songwriter Monika Like

    POSK

  • January 20 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 238-246 Kings St W6 ORF
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    ‘Songwriter & jazz-folk singer Monika Lidke creates exciting and original music that truly connects with the audience. Her songs blend jazz and folk with Polish and French roots to create a mesmerising live show. Monika Lidke is a singer-songwriter of Polish origin, currently living in London. She creates exciting and original music that truly connects with the audience. After many years spent in Paris, Monika moved to London in 2005, and her debut album, “Waking up to Beauty” was released…

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  • Literary evening with Daryna Kucheruk

    Holland Park Ukrainian Club

  • January 20 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • 154 Holland Park Avenue W11 4UH
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    ‘Language: In Ukrainian London-based Ukrainian writer and journalist Daryna Kucheruk will read her poems and present her first novel about life in emigration. The events is supported by the British-Ukrainian Aid and Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain.’ (Ukrainian London)

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£20 (£18)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Gamma Majoris Ensemble – Russian Serenade CD Launch Concert

    Pushkin House

  • January 19 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Gamma Majoris Ensemble – Russian Serenade CD Launch Concert Songs by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, arranged for soprano and piano trio. Programme P. Tchaikovsky 1. Serenade Op. 63 no. 6 Quartet – Anastasia Prokofieva, Ksenia Berezina, Alisa Liubarskaya, Yulia Chaplina 2. By an open window Op. 63 no. 2 Quartet – Anastasia Prokofieva, Ksenia Berezina, Alisa Liubarskaya, Yulia Chaplina 3. We were sitting with you Op. 73 no. 1 Quartet – Anastasia Prokofieva, Ksenia Berezina, Alisa Liubarskaya, Yulia Chaplina 4. Amid…

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£20
  • OGNISKO CONCERT: Harlem Quartet in association with Ognisko Ensemble

    Ognisko Polskie

  • January 19 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘The opening night of the newly-founded Ognisko Ensemble’s first concert series, sees a collaboration with a veteran ensemble: New York’s Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet. The evening will feature the third of Beethoven’s Razumovsky Quartets, two standard jazz numbers specifically arranged for the Harlem Quartet who cross between classical and jazz genres effortlessly. The second half opens with the evocative and dazzling but rarely heard quartet for four violins by the prolific Polish composer and virtuoso violinist Grażyna Bacewicz followed by one…

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£10 (£7)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: A Vision of the Apocalypse: Decoding St.Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square

    Pushkin House

  • January 17 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘In a lecture for Pushkin House, historian and specialist in Moscow history Sergei Nikitin will demystify this architectural masterpiece and symbol of Russia, built in 1561 by Ivan the Terrible. He will ask – where do the brightly coloured, eastern forms of St Basil’s Cathedral come from, built in the middle of what was once a great Russian plain? What is the significance of the symbolism inside, and outside the cathedral, and how did this crazy fantasy come to be built…

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£16 (£8)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Family Christmastide Celebration at the Izba Club

    Pushkin House

  • January 14 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Please join IZBA Club for a celebration of Russian holy nights at Pushkin House. We will sing spiritual songs, dress up as Christmas figures and go wassailing around the village. Expect fortune-telling and ritual treats. We’ll sing Kaliadki from Russia, Ukraine and Belorussia. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience traditional culture in a festive and playful setting in our hospitable IZBA. A celebration of Russian Christmastide (Sviatki) for the whole family.  With historic carols and wassailing songs, games, dances and food,…

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Free but donations welcome
  • Ukrainian Christmas Carols by Candlelight

    The Ukrainian Cathedral Hall

  • January 14 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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  • Duke St. W1K 5BQ
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    Traditional Christmas event. Join to feel the spirit of Ukrainian Christmas celebrations.

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£40
  • Malanka Celebration at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre

    Ukrainian Institute

  • January 13 7:30 pm
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  • 79 Holland Park, London , W11 3SW
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    ‘The celebration of Malanka is a Ukrainian folk holiday taking place on or around January 13th, which is New Year’s Eve in accordance with the Julian calendar. Malanka also commemorates the feast day of St. Melaniya that falls on the 13th of January for Orthodox Christians. The 14th is the feast day of Vasyl (Basil) the Great, one of the Churches forefathers. The Malanka celebration serves as a bridge between the old and new religious traditions. To keep the tradition…

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£16 (£8)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Russian Village Music Club – Christmastide in Russia and Beyond

    Pushkin House

  • January 12 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Please join IZBA Club for a celebration of Russian holy nights at Pushkin House. We will sing spiritual songs, dress up as Christmas figures and go wassailing around the village. Expect fortune-telling and ritual treats. We’ll sing Kaliadki from Russia, Ukraine and Belorussia. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience traditional culture in a festive and playful setting in our hospitable IZBA.  Russia and other Christian Orthodox countries celebrate Christmas on the 6th January. It marks the beginning of the festive Sviatki…

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