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May 2017
Free but booking essential
  • PUPPET THEATRE: ‘Luceafarul’ Theatre present Ion Creangă’s ‘The Goat and Her Three Kids’

    Wembley Library

  • May 21 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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  • Engineer's Way HA9 0FJ
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    ‘The Romanian Cultural Institute and the Romanian Embassy warmly invite you to celebrate The International Children’s Day with an all time classic, Ion Creangă’s ‘Capra cu trei iezi’ (‘The Goat and Her Three Kids’), a spectacular puppet show by The ‘Luceafarul’ Theatre in Iaşi. Children and adults alike, come and immerse yourselves in the greatest Romanian storyteller’s timeless world and unforgettable characters! Capra cu trei iezi / The Goat and Her Three Kids By Ion Creangă Adaptation for the stage: Ion Agachi…

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£7/£5
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: “SOVREMENNIK”. THE FIRST 50 YEARS”

    Pushkin House

  • May 20 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Open
Free
  • PERFORMANCE: ‘Journey to the Interior’ – a multi-sensory performance involving food

    The Dissenters' Gallery

  • May 20 to 21
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  • 391 Ladbroke Grove W10 5AA
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    ‘A multi-sensory participatory performance involving food, inspired by George Bellas Greenough, (1778 – 1855), a geologist and a founder of the Geological Society of London, and Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Using themes of geology and the uniqueness of the particular London location (Kensal Green cemetery) as the core concept, the performance aims to explore the space beyond the visible, through an intriguing dialogue between sensory impressions and our imagination’s ability to elaborate and construct inner…

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

    Hungarian Cultural Centre

  • May 19 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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£20
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: GEORGIAN QVEVRI, AMPHORAS AND ORANGE WINES – BACK TO THE BEGINNING

    Pushkin House

  • May 18 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘In the beginning, eight thousand years ago, wine was made in qvevri, an egg-shaped earthenware vessel buried in the ground up to its neck in Georgia. At about the same time, or slightly later, amphoras were being used to make wine in Armenia. And now qvevri and amphoras are making a comeback. Similar wine-making techniques are being employed to produce some stunning wines, both in the Old World and in the New World. We will explore ancient and modern wine-making…

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  • THEATRE: Marin Sorescu’s ‘Jonah’, the Elegiac Parable of Human Condition, at the RCI

  • May 18 7:00 pm to May 19 9:00 pm
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  • ‘Arguably the most celebrated monologue of Romanian theatre gets a brilliant makeover in a new production staged specially for our increasingly popular theatrical space. Directed by American Sharon Willems and starring Romanian actor Alin Balaşcan, the performance preserves the signature balance between lyricism and irony so characteristic to the great poet and playwright Marin Sorescu (1936-1996) while offering a highly contemporary take, full of imagery and humour, of the story of the prophet-fisherman caught in the belly of the huge fish. A most…

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£7/£5
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: BOLSHOI CONFIDENTIAL: TALK WITH SIMON MORRISON

    Pushkin House

  • May 17 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin. The crime, organized by a lead soloist, dragged one of Russia’s most illustrious institutions into scandal. Under Vladimir Putin, the Bolshoi Theatre has been called on to preserve Russia’s lengthy artistic legacy and to mirror its neo-imperial ambitions. As renowned musicologist Simon Morrison shows in his tour-de-force account, the attack, and its torrid aftermath, underscored the…

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£5 (redeemable against book)
  • LITERATURE: Slovak Euro Stars at Waterstones Piccadilly – with Balla and Ivana Dobrakovova

    Waterstones Piccadilly

  • May 17 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 203 - 206 Piccadilly W1J 9HD
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    ‘Join the European Literature Network for a Euro Stars evening with Slovak authors Balla and Ivana Dobrakovova and translator Julia Sherwood in conversation with Rosie Goldsmith. Balla, who goes only by his surname, and who has been described as the Slovak Kafka, works at the council’s audit office in Nove Zamky, a provincial town in southern Slovakia. He has published nine books, the latest being Vel’ká láska (The Great Love, 2015). His novella V mene otca(In the Name of the Father, 2012) was voted Book of the Year by the…

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£12/£10
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: IN CONVERSATION WITH PLAYWRIGHT AND AUTHOR MICHAEL FRAYN

    Pushkin House

  • May 16 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Michael Frayn is one of the UK’s most celebrated playwrights and novelists. He has a long connection to the Soviet Union and Russia. Many of his plays have been performed in Russia, including Democracy in 2016. Frayn’s novel The Russian Interpreter is one of the wittiest, most poignant and acerbic books about the British experience of the Soviet Union in the 1960s. Frayn was born to a deaf asbestos salesman in Mill Hill, a suburb of London, grew up in Ewell,…

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£15
  • OGNISKO LECTURE: Actor Piotr Borowski: ‘The Song is Over’

    Ognisko Polskie

  • May 15 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘N.B. Event in Polish Language. Our lecture series continues this May with Piotr Borowski speaking about his ‘Koniec Piesni / The Song is Over’ project. The talk will be in Polish followed by a Q&A and a wine reception. In the winter of 1980/81 Piotr Borowski, a young Polish actor, set off on a journey with three friends for a ‘winter excursion’. For three months they toured with a play going from village to village and pulling their belongings on…

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£10
  • UKRAINIAN Eurovision Party Fundraiser

    Ukrainian Cultural Centre

  • May 13 6:30 pm
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  • 154 Holland Park Avenue
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    ‘Dress up ‘à la Eurovision’ and join us for the live broadcast of the Eurovision Grand Final in Kyiv on a big screen! This year’s theme is ‘Celebrate Diversity!’ Organisers promise an unforgettable evening, full of music and dance as well as delicious authentic Ukrainian food. Additionally, there will be a chance to enjoy some beer and a BBQ in our garden. Each ticket includes a free drink and authentic Ukrainian snacks. Places are limited and early booking is advisable.…

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£25 (children under 13 free)
  • Concert of Italian and Ukrainian music

    Ukrainian Cathedral Hall

  • May 12 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 21 Binney St. W1K 5BQ
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    ‘Featuring: Vasyl Savenko – Bass Stella Nadeva -Viola (Ukraine) Francesca Matta-Soprano (Italy) Yuri Sabatini –Tenor (Italy) Alla Sirenko- piano, composer, producer of the event In the programme: Music by A.Vivaldi, M.Berezovsky, N.Paganini, G.Verdi, G.Puccini,V.Barvinsky, A.Sirenko and Ukrainian folk songs. Organiser: Alla Sirenko, the Ukrainian Cathedral Hall Artistic Director.’ (Ukrainian London)

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£20/£15
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: MAZAIKA DUO VICTORY DAY CONCERT, WITH RUSSIAN WAR POETRY FROM TATIANA SCHOFIELD & ELENA DOBSON

    Pushkin House

  • May 12 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘An evening of songs, poetry and foot-tapping nostalgia to mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War.  All your favourite 1940s songs from the inimitable Mazaika Duo, and the most memorable war poetry performed by Tatiana Schofield and Elena Dobson.  In Russian with some English translation.’ (PH)

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£8
  • THEATRE EVENT: Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent

    St.Cuthbert's Church

  • May 12 to 13
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  • Philbeach Gardens SW5 9EB
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    ’12 May 2017, 19:30 13 May 2017, 16:00 How does it feel to cross the border in a coffin? Or in a fridge? How does it feel to pretend to be someone you’re not? Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent is a mix of verbatim theatre and talent show based on real-life stories of undocumented migration to the UK. It combines the comic, the serious and the absurd to get at the heart of this complex issue. After Brexit, migration…

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£10
  • DASH GIGS: Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Guletkin

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • May 11 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘A stunning collaboration between Armenian Duduk player Vardan Hovanissian and his musical soulmate, Turkish saz player Emre Gultekin. A friendship capable of overcoming frontiers has brought them to Adana, their first CD as a duo. No mere reference to the city that bore the brunt of the Armenian tragedy just a century ago, Adana also stands for the hope the musicians share of an Adana where Armenians and Turks live in harmony.’ (DA)

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  • JAZZ: Tamara Mózes at the Hungarian Cultural Centre

    Hungarian Cultural Centre

  • May 11 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • ‘Singer and pianist Tamara Mózes is a unique performer of the new generation of Hungarian jazz artists. Accompanying herself she sings standards and original material with lots of improvisation. She graduated as a pianist at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest, then went on to receive another degree in singing and improvisation in Paris where she produced outstanding results. In 2011 she received a French state scholarship. Of her tours the most memorable was her 3-week series of solo concerts…

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  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: YURI LUZHKOV: MY MOSCOW: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

    Pushkin House

  • May 11 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT Yuri Luzhkov was Mayor of Moscow for 18 years during the Presidencies of Yeltsin and Putin. He was among the most popular and powerful politicians in Russia, often touted as a possible contender for the Presidency. Luzhkov was responsible for the radical transformation of Moscow after 1991, even being credited as the inventor of the so-called ‘Luzhkov Style’ of bombastic architecture. Controversially, many historic buildings were demolished during his tenure as Mayor of Moscow.…

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£25
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: OPERA PRELUDE: THE GOLDEN AGE OF RUSSIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC FROM GLINKA TO RACHMANINOV

    Pushkin House

  • May 10 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘From Glinka to Rachmaninov: Exploring the evolution of Russian Classical style The 19th century provided a great outpouring of classical music. Inspired by Russian folk stories and a need for a nationalist musical identity, a new language of music was born. Performers: Callie Gaston (soprano) Alex Otterburn (baritone) Maria Levandovskaya (piano) Programme Glinka                          I recall the wonderful moment Glinka                  …

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  • CONCERT: Hurdy-Gurdy concert by Robert Mandel

    Hungarian Cultural Centre

  • May 8 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • ‘The Hungarian Cultural Centre is delighted to present the famous Hungarian hurdy-gurdy player in a London concert. Before appearing live at the UK’s first Transylvanian Hungarian Festival Góbéfest on 13 May in Manchester, Robert Mandel will give an exclusive live performance in the Hungarian Cultural Centre in Covent Garden London on 8 May. A truly unique instrument will be presented on stage by the award-winning musician offering a vast range of music from medieval dances through baroque sonatas to arrangements…

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£7/£5
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: ‘THE CONTEMPORARY’: A HISTORY OF THE THEATRE.

    Pushkin House

  • May 8 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Join us for an evening with Yevgeniya Kusnetsova, associate artistic director of Sovremennik Theatre. Kuznetsova will tell the history of the theatre, since its formation in 1956. In Russian with English translation.’ (PH)

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£12.50 (£11.50)
  • SCREENING: ‘Such is Life’ + live musical accompaniment by Miloš Orson Štědroň

    Barbican Centre

  • May 7 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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  • ‘This beautiful digitally restored version of Such is Life represents the pinnacle of European silent era filmmaking. Director Carl Junghans captures the tragic tale of an aging laundress whose profligate husband, a brutal alcoholic, takes advantage of her labours. Bold editing, reminiscent of a Soviet cinematic aesthetic, creates its own emotive and symbolic rhythm, advancing the movie’s social aspects – the wrath of marital bickering, frantic dancing on a pub table, and the burden of destiny. Czechoslovakia 1930,  Dir Carl…

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£12 (£10)
  • CONCERT: Music for a May Evening

    St.Thomas the Apostle

  • May 6 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • St.Thomas's Road N4 2QP
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    ‘Since 2012, London’s Intimate Voices and Choceň’s Cantus have enjoyed a special international singing relationship, performing together in the UK and the Czech Republic. Last year, Intimate Voices visited Choceň and were honoured to perform in a nationwide singing festival. This spring, Cantus are visiting London, and the two choirs are presenting a programme of partsongs and light music for a spring evening. The programme will include music by composers representing each nation – Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janácek, Bohuslav Martinů,…

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£20
  • DASH ARTS: Late at the Library: Sounds of the Revolution

    British Library

  • May 5 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • 96 Euston Road NW1 2DB
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    ‘A night of breathtaking live music, radical sound and silent film featuring the premiere of the Renegade Orchestra, a revolutionary piece of music theatre written by Russian composerAlexander Manotskov with musicians from the Post-Soviet States.  The Renegade Orchestra has been researched, developed and created over several years by Dash Co-Artistic Director Josephine Burton.  This event will be premiere the first part of this new work. The evening continues with a screening of Vsevelod Pudovkin’s brilliant silent film The End of St…

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£15 including wine
  • OGNISKO CONCERT: Virtuoso violinists the Ćwiżewicz Brothers

    Ognisko Polskie

  • May 5 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘Programme A recital that takes us across Europe, from the gracious virtuosity of Mozart’s 2nd Duo to the fireworks Halvorsen’s Passcaglia, known as the ‘impossible duet’. Composed in 1943, the little-known Suite by towering Polish violinist and composer Grażyna Bacewicz, is a piece taut with the composer’s love of past forms and her search for new modes of expression. At the centre of the recital is the titan of the two-violin repertoire, Prokofiev’s Sonata Op. 56. Written in Paris during…

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£10
  • JAZZ: Cintia Horváth in London concert

    606 Club

  • May 4 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm
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  • 90 Lots Road, London, SW10 0QD
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    ‘Your only chance to catch this most astonishing singer talent from Hungary at London’s truest jazz club the 606 in Chelsea. Hungarian singer Cintia Horváth has practically no ‘history’ behind her, she has sung with no one famous. All she has is a totally amazing talent. She is still a student at the world famous Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest but she turned up at one of our talent-spotting contests and promptly knocked us sideways. There and then we decided that…

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£10-£12
  • DASH GIG: ‘The Disorientalists’

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • May 4 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘Part klezmer cabaret, part oriental ragtime, part theatrical storytelling, Berlin-based The Disorientalists present a piece of musical theatre based on the life of Essad Bey a.k.a. Kurban Said a.k.a. Lev Nussimbaum, author of the great Romeo and Juliet-esque novel ‘Ali and Nino’, set in Baku during the upheaval of the Russian revolution. Performing on ba˘glama, accordeon and piano – The Disorientalists are a little bit folkloristic – a little bit klezmer.. Originally commissioned by the Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin.’ (DA)

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£10/£8
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: A TRUSTING MAN’S JOURNEY, FROM MOLDAVIA TO MONTENEGRO. AN EVENING WITH MARAT GUELMAN.

    Pushkin House

  • May 4 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Marat Guelman is a Russian collector, gallery owner and art manager, who has been behind some of the most important art initiatives connected to Russia in the last thirty years. Marat Guelman was born in Chisinau on 24 December 1960. His father is writer and playwright Aleksander Isaakovich Guelman. He finished school № 34 of Chisinau in 1977, in 1983 he graduated from Moscow Institute of Сommunications with a specialization in engineering, he worked simultaneously as a stagehand at MKhAT…

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£10
  • CONCERT: Celebrating Polish Heritage Day

    POSK

  • May 3 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 238-246 Kings St W6 ORF
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    ‘The Confraternity of Polish Artists in Great Britain presents the concert of Polish music by Chopin, Wieniawski, Karlowicz, Nowowiejski, Panufnik ,Killar and Lutoslawski at the celebration of the Polish Heritage Day. Soloists : Anna Bajor- soprano, Magdalena Filipczak- violin, Piotr Gach-cello, Łukasz Filipczak- piano.’ (PCI)

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  • DASH ARTS THEATRE: Brodsky/Baryshnikov (UK Premiere)

    Apollo Theatre

  • May 3 7:30 pm to May 6 10:00 pm
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  • Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 7EZ
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    ‘Presented by Bird&Carrot in association with Dash Arts. Brodsky / Baryshnikov is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre, Brodsky / Baryshnikov is an emotional journey deep into the poet’s visceral and complex compositions. Performed in Russian, Brodsky’s mother tongue, Baryshnikov recites a selection of his long-time friend’s poignant and eloquent works. His subtle physicality transports the…

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£13 (£10)
  • SCREENING: ‘Fire Water Glass’ at Real to Real Festival

    Picturehouse Central

  • May 2 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • Corner Great Windmill St./Shaftesbury Ave W1D 7DH
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    ‘A film by talented Czech filmmaker Alice Masters was chosen for this year’s Real to Real Festival curated by the Crafts Council and Crafts Magazine. Fire Water Glass is about the beauty of glass, the skills and traditions that shape it & the poetry of its reflective, vivid and translucent qualities. About Alice Masters Based in East London, Alice films and produces short documentaries, editorial reports and promotional films for exhibitions, on-line magazines and corporate clients. She is a graduate…

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£5.90-£10
  • THEATRE EVENT: Raphael Ruiz’s ‘Old Joe’s Fish ‘n’ Chill’

  • May 1
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  • ‘Friday 5 May 2017, 8 pm & Saturday 6 May 2017, 6.30 pm The Cat’s Back, 86-88 Point Pleasant, Wandsworth, SW18 1NN Online booking Facebook event Monday 8 May, 7 pm SLAM Kings Cross, 32 Cubitt Street, London WC1X 0LR Online booking Facebook event Newly established be•wilder theatre company co-founded by Raphael Ruiz, an actor, writer and visual artist originally from Prague, will make its debut at The Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival 2017 with a world premiere of Old Joe’s…

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April 2017
£10 (£8)
  • SCREENING: The Image Speaks: ‘Free Cinema’ Shorts including ‘Refuge England’ (Vas, 1959)

    Close-Up Film Centre

  • April 30 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 19 Sclater St. E1 6HR
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    ‘This programme, solely devoted to the Free Cinema films, provides a unique record of London in the 1950s. Robert Vas’s Refuge England follows the footsteps of a Hungarian refugee from Waterloo via the West End to suburbia. Lindsay Anderson’s largely improvised documentary Everyday Except Christmas captures the life of the Covent Garden fruit and vegetable market celebrating ordinary people at work while Karel Reisz’s honest and sympathetic depiction of South London teens is one of the last films to appear…

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£10 (£8)
  • SCREENING: The Image Speaks: Audition (Forman,1963) / Momma Don’t Allow (Reisz,1956)

    Close-Up Film Centre

  • April 29 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 19 Sclater St. E1 6HR
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    ‘Audition / Momma Don’t Allow “Documentary” footage of auditions for the Prague theatre which Forman filmed on 16mm for his own interest and as a record formed the basis of his 1963 debut film Audition. Consisting of two films, If There Were No Music focusing on the rehearsals of amateur musicians preparing for annual brass band championships, and Audition, capturing hopeful would-be singers, the film effectively launched the Czech New Wave. Sharing Audition’s humble beginnings, a desire to record hidden…

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£10 (£6)
  • CONCERT: Pascal Bentoiu: a London Homage

    St.James's Church

  • April 29 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • Sussex Gardens W2 3UD
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    ‘Revolving around the fascinating personality of legendary composer, musicologist and educator, this celebratory, one-month programme recalls the genius of Pascal Bentoiu, who passed away at the age of 88 last year, through two concerts complemented by an exhibition and a talk. On 29 April, the celebratory month concludes with a showcase of Bentoiu’s fantastic orchestral skills, celebrated at St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens with the UK premiere of Enescu’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor (completed by Bentoiu) in the…

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£20 (£16)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE EVENT: OWEN-APEKISHEVA PIANO DUO

    Pushkin House

  • April 28 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘I. Stravinsky: Petrushka S. Rachmaninov: Six Morceaux, Op 11 M. Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnole ‘Apekisheva and Owen light up Stravinsky’s world with every phrase pellucidly clear; the precision of their playing is a delight in itself. … This performance crackles with excitement’ — BBC Music Magazine ‘it was a perpetual-motion machine of running notes and syncopated accents, passed and back forth with hair-raising virtuosity by Owen and Apekisheva’ — The Telegraph ‘Brilliant pianism and physical dexterity’ — Planet Hugill One of…

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Free
  • Dash Cafe: Clouded Lands and a new Cold War

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • April 26 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘Our April Dash Café takes place within Food of War’s Clouded Lands exhibition at Rich Mix, a show of photography, installation, painting, gastro-performance, sculpture and filming that explores the impact of the Chornobyl nuclear catastrophe, precisely 31 years on. As part of our Clouded Lands Cafe, we’ll launch Sunday Times Foreign Editor Peter Conradi new book Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War, sample gastro-performance from Clouded Lands and immerse ourselves in conversation with Peter, BBC…

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  • SCREENING: A Different Kind of Cinema: teenage drama ‘The World Is Mine’ (Tănase, 2015)

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • April 26 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘We are excited to host, at our Cinematheque, one of the most praised debuts of the last years, Nicolae Constantin Tănase’s disturbing, pessimistic ‘The World is Mine’. The intensity of the performances, the documentary-like realism and the relevance of the topic make it one of the most poignant films about growing up in the turbulent peripheries of Romanian big cities in recent times.’ (RCI)

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£12 (£10)
  • DASH ARTS CONCERT: Mariana Sadovska and Abraham Brody

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • April 25 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘Mariana Sadovska and Abraham Brody team up in a double bill bringing together their backgrounds of Ukrainian and Lithuanian folk-singing traditions, using voices, violin, harmonium, loop station, shruti box, and other instruments to weave their own unique magical sound worlds. At Richmix, Dash Arts and the Nest Collective present Mariana and Abraham performing separately as well as together. This performance serves as their initial foray into a duo-collaboration on their shared roots in the Carpathian Mountains in both Ukraine and…

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Free
  • Talk by Hennadiy Afanasiev: Experiences of a Political Prisoner

    Macmillan Room

  • April 25 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • Portcullis House, Bridge St., SW1A 2LW
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    ‘In conjunction with the Embassy of Ukraine, British Ukrainian Society is organising the next lecture that will be given by Mr Hennadii Afanasiev, a Crimean civilian who was captured by Russian forces and imprisoned on politically motivated charges for 767 days.  He will discuss his experiences, including torture and beatings, before his release in June 2016. Speaker Profile: Mr Hennadii Afanasiev Former political prisoner in Russia Advisor to Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin  Then 23-year-old Crimean photographer Hennadii Afanasiev was not engaged in political activities or…

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£10 (£8)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE EVENT: CULTURE TREE: MOSCOW’S ZARYADYE PARK AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE AGE OF PUTIN

    Pushkin House

  • April 25 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Vladimir Paperny will discuss the new project for Zaryadye Park in Moscow, based on his interviews with architects Elizabeth Diller and Charles Renfro, and will evaluate the park’s role in the political and aesthetic landscape of post-1991 Moscow under Mayors Yuri Luzhkov and Sergey Sobyanin (and Presidents Boris Yeltsin, Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin). The title of his talk, Culture Tree, is a pun on landscape urbanism and on the titles of Paperny’s books Culture Two and Culture Three. A…

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