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November 2018
£12 (£7)
  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘The Interpreter’ (Šulík, 2018) + Q&A with director Martin Šulík

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 4 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    An odd-couple road trip featuring the son of a Nazi officer with his translator, an older Jewish Slovak who believes the officer murdered his family. Ali Ungár (Jiri Menzel), an 80-year-old-translator, travels to Vienna to look for the former SS officer responsible for his parents’ execution but finds only his son Georg (Toni Erdmann’s Peter Simonischek). Intrigued by the visit and his father´s letters from his time in Slovakia Georg hires Uli to help him trace his father’s journey. Embarking…

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  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘Winter Flies’ (Omerzu, 2018)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 4 6:05 PM to 8:00 PM
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    A delightfully unsentimental and joyful road movie through the Czech countryside featuring two teenage boys making a break from home in a stolen Audi. Mára, a tough-talking teen and Heduš, eccentric and permanently positive, set off on an adventure in a stolen Audi with no aim other than the desire to experience and enjoy. Driving through a winter landscape the unlikely pair, harmlessly fantasising about sexual prowess and joining the French Foreign Legion, encounter the adverse world of adults –…

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  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘Červená’ (Sommerová, 2017)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 4 4:15 PM to 6:30 PM
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    An inspiring portrait of a fascinating, indefatigable woman, the vivacious and utterly charming world-famous 92-year-old opera singer Soňa Červená. The charming and vivacious 92-year-old opera singer, Soňa Červená tells her incredible personal story reflecting 20th century European history. Having lost her father in a Nazi concentration camp and her surviving mother in a communist prison after the communist takeover, Soňa herself, now a celebrated artist, began to fear for her life. Taking advantage of an invitation to join the Berlin…

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  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘Angel of the Lord 2’ (Strach, 2016) + Workshop for children

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 4 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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    Petronel, an inept angel and Uriah,his devil side-kick are sent to Earth to retrieve the Apple of Knowledge in this humorous and award-winning family fairytale. A humorous adventure featuring inept angel Petronel and Uriah, his devil side-kick. Wanting a better job than guarding Heaven´s gate, Petronel listens to Uriah and plucks the Apple of Knowledge but lets it fall to Earth.  God’s wrath sends them into the human world to retrieve it. Arriving in the middle of St Nicholas’celebrations when…

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  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘Bear with Us’ (Pavlíček, 2018) + Q&A with director Tomáš Pavlíček and actress Ivana Chýlková

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 3 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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    A deadpan comedy about a family spending a final night in their weekend cottage is a reminder of the early films of Milos Forman and Jaroslav Papoušek’s Homolka trilogy. A middle aged couple (Ivana Chýlková and David Vávra) decides to sell their beloved but no longer visited weekend cottage bringing the whole reluctant family under its roof for one last time. An effortless portrayal of an often dysfunctional family with grandma trading food and insults, granddad suffering from Alzheimer’s, and…

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  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestivak: ‘Insects’ (Švankmajer, 2018)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 3 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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    An amateur drama troupe rehearse the Čapek Brothers’ The Insect Play exploring human/insect characters in the latest from surrealist director Jan Švankmajer. An amateur drama group led by a highly-strung director who also takes on the role of Mr Cricket rehearses the Čapek Brothers’ The Insect Play.  The actors’ lives intertwine with the characters; the director’s wife becomes Mrs. Cricket flirting with the young actor playing the Wasp while Larva, interested only in her knitting, is horrified by her fellow…

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  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘The White World According to Daliborek’ (Klusák, 2017)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 3 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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    An absurdly funny, laceratingly smart and ultimately chilling glimpse into the tragicomic life of a down-at-heel Czech neo-Nazi. Dalibor K. lives with his social media obsessed mum, makes amateur horror films and writes angry songs posting them on YouTube. He hates his job, gypsies, Jews, refugees, gays, spiders, dentists and Angela Merkel. He also hates his life but doesn’t know how to change it. Pushing 40 he has never had a real relationship and when he finally finds a girlfriend…

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  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘Barefoot’ (Svěrák, 2017)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 2 8:20 PM to 10:00 PM
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    The Czech filmmakers behind the 1997 Oscar winner ‘Kolya’ return with a coming-of-ager about an eight-year-old boy growing up during WWII. Jan and Zdeněk Svěrák, the father and son duo behind the Oscar-winning Kolya, have teamed up to adapt Zdeněk Svěrák’s autobiographical novel set during WWII. A prequel to their Oscar-nominated Elementary School, the film follows the adventures of eight-year-old Eda and his family forced to move from Prague to rural exile. Unlike his parents Eda doesn’t perceive the danger of…

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  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘President Blaník’ (Najbrt, 2018)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 2 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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    In this spin-off of the popular Blanik Bureau series , lobbyist Tonda Blanik sets off to become the Czech president in the 2018 presidential election and sell the country to China. Tonda Blanik, a fictional Czech lobbyist and spin doctor, announces his candidacy for the 2018 Czech presidential elections promising corruption, butter and lithium to all. Despite collecting over 100,000 signatures, he misses the deadline for registration. Not willing to give up his plan to sell the Czech Republic to…

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October 2018
£10/£15
  • 1918: A New Europe on Film

    British Library

  • October 27 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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  • 96 Euston Road NW1 2DB
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    Reflecting on a century of film from 1918’s new European nations The end of global conflict in 1918 also marked the beginning of many nation states in Europe. How has this formative period been represented by the cinema of these nations? How can those representations be thought of alongside a shifting concept of national identity? This study day brings together leading scholars on the film of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, and the Baltic and Nordic regions to…

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  • Dash Café: The Myths of Europe

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • October 24 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    The rape of Europa, 12 gold stars and Turks at the gates of Vienna…Behind the present lies the past and behind the past lie the myths. We look beyond nations, politics, culture, history, and geography to explore the legends and stories that give us our sense of Europe today. Expect illuminating conversation and surprising music delivered with the usual Dash Arts swagger. Dash Cafés are free but please RSVP.  

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September 2018
FREE
  • Art on the Brink of Brexit

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • September 26 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    Kicking off the autumn series, the Dash Arts Café in September focuses on UK-based international artists and Brexit. We will explore their current work and what impact Brexit is having on their practice and their relationship to Europe. Join us for an evening of conversation and performance, with theatre-maker, producer and dramaturg Miriam Sherwood, ThereThere theatre and performance artist and writer Bojana Janković, stand-up comedian and co-founder of EE Com Fest Victor Pătrășcan, and excerpts of music and performance from Miriam Sherwood’s autobiographical contemporary cabaret piece…

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FREE
  • Spirit of Ukraine Festival

    Forty Hall

  • September 9 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2 9HA
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    WHEN: Sunday 9 September, 12pm – 5pm WHERE: Forty Hall, Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2 9HA Admission: FREE The Friends of Forty Hall Park with the Association of Ukrainians in GB – Waltham Cross branch are delighted to present their fifth successive “Spirit of Ukraine Festival”! The day will be filled with colourful and spectacular traditional dancing, live music and singing by local and national Ukrainian performers, musicians and choirs. Plenty of children’s activities, arts & crafts, and face-painting will be on offer. There…

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June 2018
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  • Youth on the March! Film Season: ‘Little Vera’ (1988) by Vasili Pichul

    Regent St. Cinema

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

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  • Youth on the March! Film Season: ‘The Needle’ (1988) by Rashid Nugmanov

    Regent St. Cinema

  • June 20 7:30 PM
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    Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize in Cannes, part Pulp Fiction, part Betty Blue, Naugmanov’s film charts the attempt of enigmatic drifter, Moro, who returns to Almaty to get his ex-girlfriend off heroin. The couple escape to the Aral Sea but find that the sea has all but disappeared. When they return to the city, the mafia are waiting for them. Boasting brilliant and dangerous performances from Soviet rock stars, Viktor Tsoi as Moro and Peter Mamonov of Zvuki…

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  • Youth on the March! Film Season: ‘Assa’ (1987) by Sergei Solovev

    Regent St. Cinema

  • June 13 7:30 PM
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    This cult crime film is widely seen as bringing Russian rock music from the underground into the mainstream. The main plot takes place in winter of 1980 and tells the story of a young nurse (Tatyana Drubich) who stays in Yalta with her patient and lover, Krymov, head of a criminal gang.  She meets Bananan, an eccentric young rock musician, who introduces her to Soviet counterculture. When Krymov discovers their connection, he plans to murder Bananan. Dashingly post-modernist in style,…

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  • Youth on the March! Film Season: ‘Is It Easy to be Young’ (1987) by Juris Podnieks

    Regent St. Cinema

  • June 6 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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    This ground-breaking Latvian documentary by Juris Podnieks starts at a concert of the banned rock band, Perkons. When a train carriage is vandalised after the concert, Podnieks pulls together a patchwork of conversations with those caught up in its aftermath. Subjects include a teenager charged with hooliganism at the show trial, a young filmmaker, a mother worried about her child after Chernobyl, a follower of Hari Krishna, young soldiers returning from military service in Afghanistan. The film builds a series…

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May 2018
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  • Youth on the March! Film Season: ‘Courier’ (1986) by Karin Shakhnazarov

    Regent St. Cinema

  • May 30 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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    Special prize winner at the 15th Moscow Film Festival, Shakhnazarov’s witty comedy, a Russian equivalent of The Breakfast Club,  follows teenager Ivan Miroshnikov, who dealing with his parents’ divorce and failing to make it into university, get a job as a delivery boy. He is ironic, careless, provocative. He meets Adidas clad Katya, daughter of a famous professor. He falls for her. They start to date but his interest in her fades when he realises she isn’t really a rebel.…

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  • DINING & TALK: Table 55: Brough Scott

    Ognisko Polskie

  • May 29 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW72PN
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    Entry price includes a welcome drink & a 3 course dinner with wine. The next meeting of the Ognisko dining club, Table 55, will be held in May with a bespoke menu produced by Jan Woroniecki and Ognisko Restaurant. 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. Our speaker will be Brough Scott author of “Churchill at the Gallop”. He will be speaking…

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  • Youth on the March! Film Season: ‘Woodpeckers Don’t Get Headaches’ (1975) by Dinara Asanova

    Regent St. Cinema

  • May 22 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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    In this rare opportunity to see a film by the little-known female Soviet film director, Dinara Asanova, a young boy nicknamed, ‘Fly’ or ‘Mukha’, dreams of being a rock musician.  Everybody relates to him only as the younger brother of a famous basketball player, Mukhin. When he falls in love, over an eventful summer holiday, he hears music everywhere, in the rain, in the woodpecker’s rattle. He learns to assert himself. The film uses Asanova’s trademark mix of actors and…

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  • Youth on the March! Film Season: ‘Long Goodbye’ (1971) by Kira Muratova

    Regent St. Cinema

  • May 17 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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    This tender story of a mother overbearing love for her son and his attempts to escape her stifling embrace remains a little-known masterpiece by Ukrainian filmmaker Kira Muratova.  The inability of mother and son to communicate and the mother’s increasingly hysterical struggle for emotional dignity so outraged the censors on its release, that like many others of Kira Muratova’s films, it was banned. One of the most celebrated re-discoveries of the glasnost era, the film boasts an exquisitely theatrical performance…

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  • EUROVISION PARTY 2018: ALL ABOARD!

    Ukrainian Cultural Centre

  • May 12 6:30 PM to May 13 3:00 AM
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  • 154 Holland Park Avenue
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    Programme: – Live broadcast of the Eurovision Grand Final on a cinema-size screen – Wine & delicious Ukrainian canapés & Portuguese culinary delights – A welcome drink of the peppery Ukrainian vodka ‘Horilka’!!! – Epic Eurovision party:  music / DJ / dance floor – Raffle tickets with to-die-for prizes – Best Eurovision party costume competition: don’t forget to dress up ‘à la Eurovision’! Ukrainian cuisine: A café serving authentic Ukrainian dishes, as well as the bar, will be open throughout…

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April 2018
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  • Film and Q&A: Jiří Brdečka – Master of Czech Animation

    Regent St. Cinema

  • April 30 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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    A selection of Brdečka’s best animated shorts featuring among others a daring hymn to free thinking (Gallina Vogelbirdae; 1963 Grand Prix Winner at the Annecy International Animation Festival), a Gothic tale inspired by 17th Century woodcuts, a horrifying murder story reminiscent of Greek tragedy, a story of star-crossed love, and a touching miner’s ballad. These films of immense poetic and artistic quality place Brdečka alongside Czech masters such as Jiří Trnka and Karel Zeman while reminding us that Disney is…

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  • Book Launch: Cad Ingeri Din Icoane & Icarii timpului | Author Ana Podaru

    Romanian Cultural Centre in London

  • April 27 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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  • Manchester Square, 18 Fitzharding, London, W1H 6EQ
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    Romanian Cultural Centre invites you for a date with poetry on 27 APRIL from 18:30 GUESTS: Writer, activist, publisher member of Romanian Union Writers: Ionela Flood President of Astra Dobrogena: Daria Nicolae Musical moment: Monica Tugulea

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FREE
  • Exhibition: ‘Layers of Self …how do we really see each other?’

    Gallery Different

  • April 26 10:00 AM to April 30 5:00 PM
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  • 15 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DR
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    26 April – 30 April Opening Event: 25 April, 6pm Gallery Different 14 Percy Street London, W1T 1DR FREE British artist and architect Mark Dziewulski will showcase a provocative new series of paintings and sculptures at Gallery Different, London from 25th April – 1st May 2018. This work debuted at the Biennale di Venezia 2017, where he exhibited alongside Julian Schnabel, Jeff Koons and Yoko Ono. Dziewulski has received numerous accolades and awards, and he has been published more than…

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  • Music: Jazz night in the Hungarian Cultural Centre

    Hungarian Cultural Centre

  • April 25 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
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  • Escape the hump day stress with the help of some excellent jazz. Hungarian jazz guitarist Gábor Juhász will join forces with Russian born, now UK resident bass player Yuri Goloubev to produce your perfect Wednesday evening tunes. Visit the HCC to enjoy this unique musical collaboration.  Beyond mainstream, GÁBOR JUHÁSZ was a key figure in the development of Hungarian ethno-jazz and in his fusion work, his compositions are unique in employing the freshest currents of modern jazz, alongside musical dialects gathered…

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£16 (£13.50)
  • ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Charleston’ (Cretulescu, 2017) + Q&A

    Curzon Soho

  • April 22 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY
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    A bizarre love triangle between two men and the woman they both lost. Director: Andrei Cretulescu Stars: Serban Pavlu, Radu Iacoban, Victor Rebengiuc Part of a very strong contingent of debut feature-length films expected from Romania, Andrei Creţulescu’s “Charleston” is proof that local cinema continues striving to explore new genres and styles. Screening followed by Q&A with director Andrei Cretulescu and producer Codruta Cretulescu (romfilmfest.com)

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Non-member Price: £ 49 ( Dance only £18 )
  • Spring Dinner & Dance

    Ognisko Polskie

  • April 21 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW72PN
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    Ognisko Polskie, the Polish Hearth Club, invite you to a “A Spring Dinner and Dance” or “ Zabawa Wiosenna”. The evening begins as guests are welcomed into the Ognisko Ballroom with a sparkling glass of prosecco and live music. Following this, guests will be invited to enjoy a delicious three-course meal with half a bottle of wine served by Jan Woroniecki’s Ognisko restaurant. After dinner, there will be an opportunity to dance or listen to the music of our regular…

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  • ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Marita’ (Iftime, 2017) + Q&A

    Curzon Soho

  • April 21 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY
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    There comes a time when the stories told by your parents cannot put you to sleep anymore. Director: Cristi Iftime Stars: Alexandru Potocean, Adrian Titieni, Lucian Iftime “Marita” won FEDEORA East of the West Special Jury Prize in Karlovy Vary <<Part character study, part road movie, “Marita” paints a complex portrait of a typical Eastern European family.>> (East European Film Bulletin) Screening followed by Q&A with director Cristi Iftime (romfilmfest.com)

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  • ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Ana, mon Amour’ (Netzer, 2017) + Q&A

    Curzon Soho

  • April 20 6:10 PM to 8:30 PM
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  • 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY
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    Toma and Ana meet as students in the literature faculty, and quickly fall in love. Director: Calin Peter Netzer Stars: Diana Cavallioti, Mircea Postelnicu, Carmen Tanase Following up his 2013 Golden Bear winner “Child’s Pose” with this Silver Bear–winning entry (for outstanding artistic contribution), Calin Peter Netzer’s latest, “Ana, mon amour”, delivers a deep analysis of relationships and the ties that bind… and the things that break them apart. (romfilmfest.com)  Screening followed by Q&A with producer Oana Iancu

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  • ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Breaking News’ (Rugina, 2017) + Q&A

    Curzon Soho

  • April 19 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY
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    A psychological journey of redemption that turns into a coming-of-age experience for a 35-year-old famous news reporter who, in a crucial moment of his life, discovers that things have somehow taken a wrong turn. Director: Iulia Rugina Stars: Andi Vasluianu, Voica Oltean, Ioana Flora, Oxana Moravec The film touches themes like parenthood and father figures, fabricated stories and the deep layers that hide below the surface. “Breaking News” does not give verdicts, it asks questions that should linger in the…

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  • ROMANIAN FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Pororoca’ (Popescu, 2017) + Introduction with lead actor Bogdan Dumitrache

    Curzon Soho

  • April 18 6:10 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY
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    The story follows Tudor and his family, where his life was destroyed after the disappearance of their daughter at the park. Director: Constantin Popescu Stars: Bogdan Dumitrache, Iulia Lumanare, Constantin Dogioiu “Pororoca”, Constantin Popescu’s third feature, won Best Actor for Bogdan Dumitrache at San Sebastian 2017. Constantin Popescu directed the ‘Pig’ segment in the wry portmanteau picture “Tales From The Golden Age” (2009). He also directed “Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man” and “Principles of Life”, both in…

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  • Blogger Talk: The Foodie Diplomat | Zsófia Mautner

    Hungarian Cultural Centre

  • April 17 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Zsófia Mautner left her carreer in diplomacy to become the favourite food blogger of Hungary. Today, she hosts TV shows, writes a buzzing blog and numerous books on brilliant Hungarian cooking. Let us invite you to her talk at the HCC where she shares her inspiring story and most cherished recipes. Zsófia Mautner is a leading Hungarian food writer and author of Budapest Bites – Spicy and Sweet Hungarian Home Cooking where she introduces Hungarian contemporary home cooking in a slightly different…

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  • Talk and Concert: The Good Doctor of Warsaw

    British Library

  • April 17 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
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  • 96 Euston Road NW1 2DB
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    Elisabeth Gifford explores the writing of her new novel The Good Doctor of Warsaw (Atlantic Books) using oral memories, documents and research in the Library. It evokes something of pre-war Warsaw’s now lost Jewish community and the life of Janusz Korczak, who cared for 200 orphans in the ghetto. The event features live music from Živorad Nikolic and Susi Evans from the world acclaimed She’Koyokh klezmer band. Janusz Korczak, a Polish-Jewish Dr Barnardo, was an early pioneer of child welfare…

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£10 (£8)
  • Polish/English Play: ‘Cantata for Four Wings’ by Robert Brutter

    Bernie Grant Arts Centre

  • April 14 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • Town Hall Approach Road, London, N15 4RX United Kingdom
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    A bilingual production of ‘Cantata for Four Wings’/ „Kantata na cztery skrzydła“, a play by Polish dramatist Robert Brutter about living on the brink of despair, will performed in both Polish and English. Featuring traditional Polish music during the interlude, it will be a celebration of contemporary Polish culture and a fantastic opportunity for the Polish community to come together and experience a professional theatre production in Polish. 6.30pm (in Polish language) and 9pm (in English language)

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  • Performance Literature and Sound Poetry: Tomáš Přidal at the European Poetry Festival

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • April 7 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    Czech poet and illustrator Tomáš Přidal is coming to The European Poetry Festival 2018. The festival brings together some of the finest literary and avant-garde poets of this generation, to London and across the UK, to collaborate, perform and share the brilliance of contemporary European literature. Tomáš Přidal will take part in the following two events: The European Camarade 7  April 2018, 7.30 pm Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA Free entry https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/spoken-word/european-poetry-festival 30 poets in 15…

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  • Workshop: Discovering the Joys of Doodling (Polish Bookshelf Project)

    Paddington Library, Meeting Room

  • April 6 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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  • 45 Porchester Road, London, W2 5DU
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    Celebrating 250 years of PL – UK Diplomatic Relations and to commemorate 100 years of Poland regaining independence the Polish illustrator and designer, Dominika Lipniewska will give a workshop on doodling for the young and old. Inspired by the use of bold geometric shapes and lines, Dominika will take you on a creative journey of intriguing, busy patterns inspired by vintage design, toys and people you come across every day. Dominika Lipniewska is a graduate of Central Saint Martins College…

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  • Concert: Explore Polish Underground Music with Żywizna

    Cafe OTO

  • April 4 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 18–22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL United Kingdom
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    Żywizna is a collaborative project between two distinct voices in underground Polish music – Genowefa Lenarcik and Raphael Rogiński. With guitar and voice they re-realize traditional Kurpian folk songs within a new experimental context; making music that is as much about the past as it is about the possible future. Raphael Roginski is one of the most exploratory guitarists to emerge in Europe in past few decades. Laying the foundations for new Jewish music in Poland with the bands Shofar,…

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March 2018
  • COMPETITION: Susanna Roth 2018 Translators’ Competition – Call for Entries

  • March 31 11:55 PM
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  • Czech Centres and the Czech Literary Centre, announce the 5th year of the International Competition for Young Translators – The Susanna Roth Prize, named after the celebrated Swiss translator Susanna Roth (1950 – 1997) who made a significant contribution to the promotion of contemporary Czech literature abroad. The competition is open to young translators up to the age of forty*.  The task is to translate a significant extract (cca 10 pages) of as yet untranslated contemporary Czech prose published in…

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  • TALK: ‘Russian Language and Culture in New Ukraine’ – with writer and novelist Andrei Kurkov

    Ukrainian Institute

  • March 29 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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    ‘As Russia deployed a far-reaching information warfare against Ukraine and a whole arsenal of soft power tools in the aftermath of its military aggression, it reignited new questions about the role of Russian language and culture in shaping a new Ukrainian identity. The issue is complex and multi-layered: what role should Russian language play in contemporary Ukraine, as it is the language of an aggressor while a large chunk of Ukraine’s population speaks it daily? Should Ukraine embrace this fact further…

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