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June 2017
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  • DASH EVENT – Late at the Library: The Storming of the Library

    British Library

  • June 23 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
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  • 96 Euston Road NW1 2DB
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    ‘Play your part in recreating the drama, part theatre spectacle, part mass participation, part film-set, this thrilling event is inspired by the extraordinary agit-prop Revolutionary Festivals staged in Petrograd in 1918-20. With designs by avant-garde artists and huge casts, the original re-stagings attempted to celebrate and even out do the original events, and were a great inspiration to film makers such as Eisenstein. Join us for an evening of performance, music, film and spectacle accompanied by the turbo-punk energy of…

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Free but booking essential
  • 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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£15 (£12)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Panel Discussion with Djurdja Bartlett, Artemy Troitsky & Alex Kan: Alternative Fashion of the 1980s 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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Free but booking essential
  • 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 (£5)
  • Czech Cubist Architecture comes to London

    St John’s Notting Hill

  • June 22 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • Lansdowne Crescent W11 2NN
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    ‘Czech National Trust Abroad (CNTA) is bringing to London an Exhibition of unique Czech Cubist architecture introduced by its author Professor Arch. Zdenek Lukes and CNTA also celebrates the 3rd anniversary of the Launch of the Czech National Trust with live jazz and a reception. Guest of honour Catherine Leonard, Secretary General of  International National Trust Organization INTO Czech Architectural Cubism, a unique style reflected in a number of structures built in Prague and elsewhere between 1911-1914 and then briefly…

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Free
  • DASH EVENT – FILM: And Quiet Flows The Don (1957)

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • June 22 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘A rare opportunity to experience this stunning 5+-hour epic film directed by Sergey Gerasimov telling the story of the lives of the Cossacks in a village in Southern Russia between 1912 and 1922 – adapted from one of the classics of early Soviet literature (author Mikhail Sholokhov.eventually won the Nobel Prize for Literature primarily for this four-part epic). The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossack, who is torn between his first and true love Aksiniya, and his wife Natalya.…

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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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£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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£5-£10.75
  • CINEMA: Gabriel Achim’s hilariously dark comedy ‘The Last Day’ premieres in London

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • June 18 7:40 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘We are thrilled to support the international premiere of ’The Last Day’ (Ultima zi), a people’s favourite in Romania, in the presence of director Gabriel Achim and screenwriter Cosmin Manolache. The gala screening will close the Discoverysection of the East End Film Festival at Rich Mix in June 18th. The story revolves around the mayor of a small town, the chief of police and the president of the local Christian youth league who are accompanying their friend, the introverted engineer…

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Free
  • DASH ARTS DACHA: Opening Weekend

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • June 17 to 18
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    Saturday, 17 June (12-4pm) – Sunday 18 June (12-6pm) | FREE Our opening weekend in our Dacha, our Russian country house at Rich Mix falls early in the year of 1917. The Popov Family have retreated to the Dacha in Vyritsa, several hours outside Petrograd (once St Petersburg) to escape the gloom and confusion of the last days of the Imperial Monarchy.

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£12 (£10)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE CONCERT: 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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Free but booking essential
  • 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: 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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£22 (£18)
  • XAMELEON THEATRE: ‘Love in a Nutshell’ (Chekhov Adaptations)

    The Cockpit Theatre

  • June 14 7:30 pm to June 16 9:45 pm
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  • Gateforth St. NW8 8EH
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    ‘Following two sold out runs in March and May 2016 London based theatre company Xameleon Theatre is bringing “Love in a Nutshell” to The Cockpit again for three nights only – 14th , 15th and 16th June 2017! Join us for an exciting evening of Russian theatre and Chekhov’s humour. The show is a stage adaptation of Chekhov’s short stories exploring love and relationships between people. Recognisable and timeless sketches of everyday life from the pen of one of the…

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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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Free but booking essential
  • THEATRE EVENT: ‘Vivian Leigh – the Last Press Conference’

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • June 14 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘Our theatre programme continues with a brilliant depiction of the last years of the great Vivien Leigh starring the revered thespian Lamia Beligan in a career defining one-woman show. The play, “Vivien Leigh – The Last Press Conference” by Marcy Lafferty, follows the great actress, now a mere shell of the former diva, as she relentlessly tries to explain her life – her amazing career, her all-devouring love for Sir Laurence Olivier and her tragic illness – to an increasingly…

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Free but registration essential
  • Opening Night Party – The Dacha at Rich Mix

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • June 12 7:30 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘Join us to throw open the windows, air the mattresses and bring in the revolutionary year of 1917. There’ll be an opening set by MAZAIKA Duo with their intoxicating blend of contemporary folk songs, jazz, tango and gypsy fiddle and DJ Sasha will play out the evening with a set of rocking tunes from across the Post Soviet states. Vodka shots to early comers!’ (Dash Arts)

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Free but booking essential
  • 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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£20-£25
  • THEATRE: Once Upon a Second Time/ Dumnezeul de a doua zi by Mimi Brănescu

    Leicester Square Theatre

  • June 11 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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  • 6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX
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    ‘English text follows the Romanian one. The acclaimed production Once Upon a Second Time by Mimi Brănescu returns to London after a fantastically warm reception in 2014. Told from His and Her perspectives, the show takes the idea of a second chance in love and captures the ridiculousness of life in hilarious, poignant and surprisingly honest ways. A play about parents and children and the often-complicated relationships that emerge when the parents haven’t grown up enough and the children are…

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£12 (£10)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: The Vakhtangov Theatre’s ‘Eugene Onegin’: Screening & Discussion with Professor Maria Shevstova

    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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Free
  • Book Launch of Paulina Korobkiewicz’ Perspectives – Meet the Artist at The Photographer’s Gallery

    Photographers' Gallery

  • June 8 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • 16–18 RAMILLIES STREET W1F 7LW
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    ‘Perspectives is produced in collaboration with Camberwell Press as an outcome of Camberwell Book Prize 2016. This publication documents everyday street views and architecture. Korobkiewicz photographs objects that enter our ordinary field of vision – street corners, fences, staircases, and walls –and assembles them into considered studies on colour and composition. Forms we process passively acquire new meaning and are re-imagined into deft arrangements through a range of lighting and cropping techniques. There is a dynamism beaming throughout the book,…

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Free but booking essential
  • ROMANIAN CINEMATHEQUE: ‘Eastern Business’ (Cobileanski, 2016)

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • June 7 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘The series of new Romanian productions presented at our Cinematheque resumes en force with the UK premiere of “Eastern Business” (Afacerea Est), the irresistibly funny, bittersweet comedy directed by Igor Cobileanski,  which portrays two very different characters, a choir singer and a construction worker, drawn together by one absorbing goal: to make it big in business. The film won the Jury Prize (for the Best Script and Best Actor) at the 2016 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, one of the biggest…

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£9
  • Ukrainian Avant Garde in Film: Unknown Kyiv of 1929. Screening and talk, 7-06-2017

    Curzon Bloomsbury

  • June 7 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
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  • Brunswick Centre WC1N 1AW
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    ‘The event will present an almost lost documentary film by Mikhail Kaufman, a brother, cameraman and a co-author of Dziga Vertov. Shot in Kyiv and produced by All-Ukrainian Photo-Cinema Directorate in 1929, this avant garde film is a cinematic poem to arrival of spring in nature as well as a new life in a society. With the first use of hidden camera  it also offers a rare glimpse into everyday life in Soviet Ukraine during NEP and “indigenization” policy, a…

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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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£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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Free
  • 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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  • 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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Free
  • Teatr Ósmego Dnia in Hounslow Dramatic night performance The Ark (Arka) by acclaimed experimental theatre company form Poznań

    Bell Square

  • June 3 10:00 pm
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  • Hounslow High St. TW3 3HHA
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    ‘Dramatic and thrilling outdoor theatre show featuring music and fire explores what it means to leave home behind, something people have been doing across the centuries. Arka (The Ark) reminds us that we are still living in the age of refugees, vagabonds, and nomads, who travel across continents, and warm their souls with memories of a home, be it a spiritual or ethical, heavenly or geographical, real or imaginary one. In the performance, the symbol of home is a huge…

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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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Free but registration essential
  • 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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£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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£10-£38
  • CONCERT: Pavel Haas Quartet & Denis Kozhukhin

    St.John's Smith Square

  • June 2 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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    ‘Gramophone has called the Pavel Haas Quartet the ‘world’s most exciting string quartet’, stating that its players ‘represent the best qualities of the Czech tradition’. With the ‘sensational’ Kozhukhin (Herald Scotland) performing the virtuosic piano part, they present Dvorák’s passionate 19th-century masterpiece, which brilliantly intermingles moments of poignancy and drama. The composer’s musical loyalty to his homeland can be heard in the second and third movements, strongly influenced by Czech folk music. The piano quintet is performed alongside another enduringly…

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£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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Free but booking essential
  • CONCERT: Maximum Enescu

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • June 1 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘In June, the guest ensemble of our beloved “Enescu Concerts” Series is the amazing Maxim Quartet, an ensemble much revered for its disciplined pathos and daring repertoire. In 1 Belgrave Square, their choice of programme, served by an unusual combination of piano, flute, accordion and double bass, reads like a brilliant rush through 100 years of great music and includes works by Igor Stravinski, Aleksander Glazunov, Gabriel Fauré, Paul Constantinescu, Tiberiu Olah, Dan Dediu and of course George Enescu. The…

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May 2017
£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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£5
  • Novelist Olga Tokarczuk in conversation with James Woodall

    Calvert 22

  • May 31 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 22 Calvert Avenue E2 7JP
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    ‘Come and join Calvert 22 Bookshop and Fitzcarraldo Editions for the launch of Olga Tokarczuk‘s latest novel Flights, translated by Jennifer Croft and published by Fitzcarraldo Editions, which was awarded Poland’s biggest literary prize, the Nike. Many consider Olga Tokarczuk to be the most important Polish writer of her generation. She’ll be in conversation with James Woodall of The Economist about her book, her literary career, and a range of topics explored in Flights, which intertwines travel narratives with observations…

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Free but booking essential
  • 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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  • LECTURE AND SCREENING: Why the Ukrainian Revolution matters for the historians of the Russian revolutions?

    OLD.4.10

  • May 30 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • Old Building, LSE, , Houghton St., WC2A 2AE
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    ‘Professor Mark von Hagen, a US historian and a leading academic is Slavic Studies will analyse the period of Ukraine’s short-lived independence and statehood of 1917-21 and why it matters for the historians of the Russian Revolution. Mark von Hagen is professor of history and global studies in the Arizona State University School of International Letters and Cultures, President of Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. He is the author of many books, including  Soldiers in the Proletarian Dictatorship:…

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