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October 2017
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  • OPENING: Bulgarian documentary and feature film festival, with Tatyana Lolova and Georgi Toshev

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • October 19 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Open
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    ‘The Bulgarian Cultural Institute London cordially invites you to the Opening Gala of the first Bulgarian documentary and feature film festival in the British capital in the period between 19-23 October. The Opening Gala will be dedicated to the great Bulgarian actress Tatyana Lolova with screening of the film – specially made in her honor – “Collage of Tatyana Lolova’s Most Attractive Cinematic and TV Roles”. The famous Bulgarian journalist and director Georgi Toshev will open the Gala evening. After the film screening…

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Free but booking essential
  • CONCERT: Monday Music: Young Talents in the HCC

    Hungarian Cultural Centre

  • October 16 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Open
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  • ‘The Hungarian Cultural Centre is delighted to present Chamber Music Recital with Éva Osztrosits (violin) and Mihály Berecz (piano) Éva Osztrosits earned her master degree at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in 2017, under Katalin Kokas. She has won numerous competitions including Second Prize at ‘Kovács Dénes Violin Competition 2010’, First Prize at ‘VI. Regional Chamber Music Competition’ and First Prize at ‘Leo Weiner Chamber Music Competition’ in the sonata category. She was awarded the Scholarship of the Hungarian Republic…

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Free
  • FILM EVENT: John Paul II: I Kept Looking For You

    Polish Catholic Mission

  • October 15 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Open
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  • 2 Devonia Road N1 8JJ
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    ‘John Paul II: I Kept Looking For You (Jan Paweł II. Szukałem Was…) is a documentary about the life of John Paul II and the message he left in his wake. The film portrays his remarkable place in the history of the church and the world, as well as how his extraordinary personality, openness and original sense of humour united people on all continents, regardless of their social status, age, cherished values or religion. The story is narrated by Krzysztof…

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£20
  • CONCERT: CS Party @ 229 VENUE with Slobodná Európa, Mňága a Žďorp, & Vec

    229 Venue

  • October 14 7:30 pm to October 15 3:00 am
Open
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  • 229 Great Portland St. W1W 5PN
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    ‘We are so proud to give you these three great performances in one night! SLOBODNÁ EURÓPA punk rock legend from Slovakia is coming back to London to give you their “the best of” gig MŇÁGA A ŽĎORP alternative guitar band from Czech republic celebrating their 30 anniversary in music scene VEC one of the biggest name in slovak alternative hip-hop scene Just after the concert we will continue with CS PARTY till 3am 😉 NOTE!!! CS PARTY @ 229 VENUE…

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£15 upwards
  • CONCERT: Polish Music Day with Jennifer Pike and Friends

    Wigmore Hall

  • October 14
Open
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  • 36 Wigmore St. W1U 2BP
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    ‘11.30am Penderecki, Jarzębski, Kulenty and more 3pm Lutosławski, Szymanowski, Chopin, Karłowicz and Wieniawski 7.30pm Szymanowska, Knapik, Górecki and Chopin Jennifer Pike explores her artistic roots in a day devoted to music from four centuries of Poland’s cultural history. The violinist, born to an English father and Polish mother, is joined by close collaborators and friends in a programme that spans everything from Italian-influenced works from the early 1600s to a UK première of a work by Krzysztof Penderecki and a…

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£17.18
  • CONCERT: Stoned Jesus: Progressive Rock from Ukraine

    The Underworld

  • October 13 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • 174 Camden High Street NW1 0NE
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    ‘Desertscene are proud to announce Stoned Jesus will be hitting up The Underworld on October 13th. Not only that, they’ll be playing their seminal album Seven Thunders Roar in its entirety. Founded in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2009, Stoned Jesus quickly asserted themselves as a force of progressive stoner psych. Their debut record, First Communion, showed the world how heavy fuzz sounds when filtered through a blistering chill rather than the desert heat. It’s their second album, however, that made Stoned Jesus a…

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Free but registration essential
  • LITERARY EVENT: Poetry evening by Dimana Ivanova

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • October 13 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 evening by Dimana Ivanova. The Bulgarian poet will present two of her poetry collections ‘Invitation for a father’ (Ergo Publishing, Sofia, 2012) and “Alphabet of the desires” (Scalino Publishing, Sofia, 2016). Special guest: Dimana Ivanova Dimana Ivanova was born on the 6th of August 1979 in Varna. She graduated in Slavic philology – with a specialism in Czech language and literature – and French philology from Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski. She is…

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£6.50-£9.90
  • London Film Festival: ‘The Dead Nation’ (Jude, 2017)

    BFI Southbank Cinema 2

  • October 13 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm
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  • South Block, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XT
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    ‘A troubled period of Romanian history is brilliantly brought back to life through archive photographs. In Radu Jude’s haunting account of life in provincial Romania in the years leading up to the Second World War, the faces of the people who lived in those times stare at you with startling immediacy: some are smiling, some stern, some obscured by a fascist salute. The Dead Nation is compiled from still images selected from a collection of glass plate photographs taken by…

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

    Hungarian Cultural Centre

  • October 13 10:45 am to 11:30 am
Open
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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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Pay what you can
  • THEATRE: Rendezvous in Bratislava: Scratch

    Battersea Arts Centre

  • October 12 8:00 pm to October 14 9:15 pm
Open
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  • Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN
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    ‘Miriam and her granddad are making a cabaret together. They’re the perfect double act: He’s got the stories, she loves telling them, and they both have a flair for the theatrical. The only problem is – they’ve never met. And he’s been dead for 36 years. Laco Kalina was a dramaturg, satirist, collector of jokes, writer of cabarets, born in Slovakia in 1913 and died in Germany in 1981. He survived the fascists only to be imprisoned by the communists,…

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£15 (£12)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature by Viv Groskop

    Pushkin House

  • October 12 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life – and it’s all in Russian literature. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone who doesn’t love you back enough (A Month in the Country by Turgenev) or feeling you’re never quite in the right place at the right time (all of Chekhov’s…

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Free but booking essential
  • THEATRE EVENT: Why the Child Is Cooking in the Polenta – by Aglaja Veteranyi

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • October 12 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘The string of premieres at our chamber theatre space in 1 Belgrave Square resumes in October with a touching performance inspired by the autobiographical novel of Swiss-Romanian Aglaja Veteranyi, the brilliant and tragic figure who committed suicide at 39 after a most spectacular life. Led by director Dana Paraschiv and starring the gifted Edith Alibec, the show is based on Veteranyi’s amazing experiences and allows for a memorable voice that it at once lyrical and jaded, mundane and spiritual, comical…

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£9-£14.25
  • London Film Festival: ‘The Dead Nation’ (Jude, 2017)

    Cine Lumiere

  • October 11 8:45 pm to 10:15 pm
Open
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  • 17 Queensberry Pl SW7 2DT
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    ‘A troubled period of Romanian history is brilliantly brought back to life through archive photographs. In Radu Jude’s haunting account of life in provincial Romania in the years leading up to the Second World War, the faces of the people who lived in those times stare at you with startling immediacy: some are smiling, some stern, some obscured by a fascist salute. The Dead Nation is compiled from still images selected from a collection of glass plate photographs taken by…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: What is Left of Art? Exhibitions instead of Artworks: a talk with Kirill Svetlyakov

    Pushkin House

  • October 11 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘A talk with chief curator of the New State Tretyakov Gallery and co-curator of METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE – IMAGE – ACTION Kirill Svetlyakov, one of the leading curators and art theorists in Russia today. Kirill will talk about the status and perception of works of art in the context of modern museums, exhibitions and post-industrial culture. Kirill Svetlyakov has been working at the State Tretyakov Gallery since 2006. His recent curatorial projects include: “The Thaw. 1953-1968” (2016), Hyperrealism. When Reality Becomes an Illusion,…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: What is Left of Art? Exhibitions instead of Artworks: a Talk with Kirill Svetlyakov

    Pushkin House

  • October 11 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘A talk with chief curator of the New State Tretyakov Gallery and co-curator of METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE – IMAGE – ACTION Kirill Svetlyakov, one of the leading curators and art theorists in Russia today. Kirill will talk about the status and perception of works of art in the context of modern museums, exhibitions and post-industrial culture. Kirill Svetlyakov has been working at the State Tretyakov Gallery since 2006. His recent curatorial projects include: “The Thaw. 1953-1968” (2016), Hyperrealism. When Reality Becomes an Illusion,…

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Free
  • SEMINAR: Women in the Ukrainian Nationalist Underground

    Room 433 SSEES

  • October 11 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • 16 Taviton Street WC1E 6BT
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    ‘Olesya Khromeychuk: ‘Militarizing Women in the Ukrainian Nationalist Movement of the 1930s-1950s’ Dr Olesya Khromeychuk is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of “Undetermined” Ukrainians. Post-War Narratives of the Waffen SS “Galicia” Division (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2013). She is currently researching the participation and representation of women in military formations in the Second World War and in the ongoing conflict in the Donbas region. Marta Havryshko: ‘Love and Sex in Wartime: Controlling Women’s Sexuality in the…

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£6.50-£9.90
  • London Film Festival: ‘Strangled’ (Sopsits, 2017) + Q&A

    Vue Leicester Square

  • October 11 12:30 pm to 3:15 pm
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  • 3 Cranbourn Street WC2H 7AL
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    ‘Seven years after a shocking murder, a killer strikes in the town of Martfű. Is it a copycat? Or is the wrong man in jail? We are proud to announce that Hungarian film Strangled [A martfűi rém], winner of nine Hungarian Film Awards in 2017, is set to recieve its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2017. Do not miss the two preview screenings at the Festival, followed by a Q&A with Director Árpád Sopsits. Supported by the Hungarian Cultural Centre London.…

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£6.50-£9.90
  • London Film Festival: ‘Loving Vincent’ (Kobiela, Welchman, 2017)

    Empire Haymarket

  • October 10 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm
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  • ‘The first ever fully painted feature film takes us through the last days of Vincent Van Gogh.’

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£9-£17.60
  • London Film Festival: ‘Strangled’ (Sopsits, 2017) + Q&A

    Prince Charles Cinema

  • October 9 8:45 pm to 11:30 pm
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  • 7 Leicester Pl. WC2H 7BY
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    ‘Seven years after a shocking murder, a killer strikes in the town of Martfű. Is it a copycat? Or is the wrong man in jail? We are proud to announce that Hungarian film Strangled [A martfűi rém], winner of nine Hungarian Film Awards in 2017, is set to recieve its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2017. Do not miss the two preview screenings at the Festival, followed by a Q&A with Director Árpád Sopsits. Supported by the Hungarian Cultural Centre London.…

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£9-£17.60
  • London Film Festival: ‘Ana Mon Amour’ ( Netzer, 2017)

    Picturehouse Central

  • October 9 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • Corner Great Windmill St./Shaftesbury Ave W1D 7DH
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    ‘Following on from his earlier success with Child’s Pose, Romanian director Călin Peter Netzer’s new film is an intense and disturbing account of a long-term relationship. Toma (Mircea Postelnicu) and Ana (Diana Cavallioti) are initially introduced as two young students of literature discussing Nietzsche. Much of the film centres on Ana’s problems with anxiety and depression, and consequent encounters with therapy and religion. These scenes are interspersed with Toma’s own sessions with a psychoanalyst, creating a fragmented narrative structure whose…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Imagining The Volga: Evgeniy Strelkov in conversation with Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh

    Pushkin House

  • October 9 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘A conversation between two artist-curators from the Volga Region. In discussion with Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh, Evgeny Strelkov will look at historic photographs by Maksim Dmitriev as well as his own work, all of which reflect on the culture of the Volga River.  While celebrated as the symbol of Russia, much about the Volga remains buried in history and time.  This talk will shed light on how far art can be used for exploring local history, and also the situation surrounding contemporary art…

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Free
  • LITERARY EVENT: Tragic Fates: New Fiction from Central and Eastern Europe

  • October 9 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • ‘Authors Uršuľa Kovalyk (Slovakia) & Dana Todorović (Serbia) join Lucy Popescu in conversation about contemporary fiction in Eastern Europe. Come and join us in celebrating some of the best new fiction from Eastern Europe to be published in the UK. Dana Todorović is a novelist living in Belgrade. She is half-Serbian, half-American, and although she was educated mainly in the US and UK, she prefers to write in Serbian. Her debut novel, Tragična sudbina Morica Tota (The Tragic Fate of…

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£9.90-£14.25
  • London Film Festival: ‘The Dead Nation’ (Jude, 2017)

    ICA

  • October 9 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm
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  • The Mall SW1Y5AH
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    ‘A troubled period of Romanian history is brilliantly brought back to life through archive photographs. In Radu Jude’s haunting account of life in provincial Romania in the years leading up to the Second World War, the faces of the people who lived in those times stare at you with startling immediacy: some are smiling, some stern, some obscured by a fascist salute. The Dead Nation is compiled from still images selected from a collection of glass plate photographs taken by…

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£6.50-£9.90
  • London Film Festival: Little Crusader (Kadrnka, 2017) + Q&A

    Empire Haymarket

  • October 9 3:15 pm to 5:45 pm
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  • ‘In southern Italy, a knight searches for his son who has joined the Children’s Crusade in this unusual, visually evocative take on the Middle Ages. In his award-winning third film, Czech director Václav Kadrnka combines a spiritual quest with an unorthodox take on the medieval era. Enthralled by stories of the Children’s Crusade, a small boy dons a suit of armour, leaves his parents sleeping and sets off into the unknown. His father, the knight Bořek, is soon in pursuit.…

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£9-£14.25
  • London Film Festival: Little Crusader (Kadrnka, 2017) + Q&A

    Curzon Mayfair

  • October 8 6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
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  • 38 Curzon St. W1J 7TY
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    ‘In southern Italy, a knight searches for his son who has joined the Children’s Crusade in this unusual, visually evocative take on the Middle Ages. In his award-winning third film, Czech director Václav Kadrnka combines a spiritual quest with an unorthodox take on the medieval era. Enthralled by stories of the Children’s Crusade, a small boy dons a suit of armour, leaves his parents sleeping and sets off into the unknown. His father, the knight Bořek, is soon in pursuit.…

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£9-£14.25
  • London Film Festival: ‘Ana Mon Amour’ ( Netzer, 2017)

    Cine Lumiere

  • October 8 5:45 pm to 8:15 pm
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  • 17 Queensberry Pl SW7 2DT
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    ‘Following on from his earlier success with Child’s Pose, Romanian director Călin Peter Netzer’s new film is an intense and disturbing account of a long-term relationship. Toma (Mircea Postelnicu) and Ana (Diana Cavallioti) are initially introduced as two young students of literature discussing Nietzsche. Much of the film centres on Ana’s problems with anxiety and depression, and consequent encounters with therapy and religion. These scenes are interspersed with Toma’s own sessions with a psychoanalyst, creating a fragmented narrative structure whose…

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£20-£30
  • OPERA: Paria by Stanisław Moniuszko

    POSK

  • October 8 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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  • 238-246 Kings St W6 ORF
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    ‘Stanisław Moniuszko was a Polish composer, conductor and teacher. Paria is Moniuszko’s last opera, never ever performed outside of Poland and rarely heard in Poland. The masterpiece of drama and music took Poland’s national opera composer over ten years to complete. The story focuses on social injustice in the Hindu Caste System as dramatised by French poet and dramatist Casimir Delavigne. The warrior Idamor (Rafal Bartmiński) opens the Prologue expressing his love for Neala (Natasha Day) the daughter of the…

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£9-£14.25
  • London Film Festival: ‘Spoor’ (Holland, 2017)

    Cine Lumiere

  • October 7 8:30 pm to 10:45 pm
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  • 17 Queensberry Pl SW7 2DT
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    Set against the forest landscape of the Polish-Czech borders, Agnieszka Holland’s ‘feminist black comedy’ is also a thriller examining a sequence of bizarre murders. ‘Featuring a magnetic central performance, Agnieszka Holland’s Berlin Film Festival award winner is an anarchist, feminist black comedy and ecological thriller. Adapted from the best-selling novel by Olga Tokarczuk, ‘spoor’ refers to the track of a hunted animal. Janina Duszejko, a crusader for animal rights, lives alone with her two dogs on the Polish-Czech border. One…

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£17 (+£1.65 booking fee)
  • THEATRE: The Vanek Trilogy: Living Room Soirees

    Secret location in Hoxton

  • October 7 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • ‘You are cordially invited to mingle at an exclusive soiree. Grab a glass and join the fun. You never know who you’ll meet. Michael and Vera request the pleasure of your company for a house warming party. The master brewer wants to have a heart to heart as you both drink yourselves into oblivion. Stanek believes you may be under surveillance. Step into the shoes of Vanek and meet four larger than life characters. The Host will guide you and…

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£20-£30
  • OPERA: Paria by Stanisław Moniuszko

    POSK

  • October 7 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Open
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  • 238-246 Kings St W6 ORF
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    ‘Stanisław Moniuszko was a Polish composer, conductor and teacher. Paria is Moniuszko’s last opera, never ever performed outside of Poland and rarely heard in Poland. The masterpiece of drama and music took Poland’s national opera composer over ten years to complete. The story focuses on social injustice in the Hindu Caste System as dramatised by French poet and dramatist Casimir Delavigne. The warrior Idamor (Rafal Bartmiński) opens the Prologue expressing his love for Neala (Natasha Day) the daughter of the…

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£5 including wine
  • OGNISKO BOOK LAUNCH: The House with the Stained Glass Window: Żanna Słoniowska

    Ognisko Polskie

  • October 6 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘Żanna Słoniowska is unique among Polish novelists – a Ukrainian who writes in Polish, for her debut novel she won Znak Publishing’s ‘Best Novel’ competition, and also the Conrad Prize for first books. In conversation with her translator, Antonia Lloyd-Jones, she will explain how she came to write The House with the Stained-Glass Window, how important the city of Lviv is to her writing, and how she came to write in Polish, which is not her native language. Set in…

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  • LITERARY EVENT: ‘My Life – a Journey through Words’ – a poetic performance by Zdravka Vladova-Momcheva

    Halls of the Bulgarian Embassy

  • October 6 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • London,
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    “My Life – a Journey through Words”, a poetic performance by Zdravka Vladova-Momcheva based on her works . An exciting event dedicated to the beauty of the Bulgarian language in Zdravka’s creative world, and a celebration of the authoress’ 50th birthday. The evening will continue with wine and bites. Zdravka Vladova-Momcheva – poetess and writer Authoress of the poetry collections “Transformations” (1999); “These Simple Things” (2000); “A Child, a Woman, and a Prophetess” (2000); “Thracian Treasure” (2006); “Dedications” (2009); “The…

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£9-£17.60
  • London Film Festival: ‘Birds are Singing in Kigali’ (Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze, 2017) + Q&A

    Curzon Soho

  • October 6 6:10 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY
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    ‘Reeling with the psychological impact of the Rwandan genocide, Polish ornithologist Anna and her Tutsi friend Claudine embark on creating a new life. Claudine, the daughter of Anna’s colleague and a victim of the genocide, is accepted as a refugee by the Polish authorities. From there, the film deals with the parallel but differing effects of trauma. Underlying themes are gradually revealed, with the use of flashback and voiceover adding a powerful metaphorical context. Avoiding explicit accounts of the atrocities,…

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Free
  • CONCERT: Raka Balkan Band at the Southbank Centre

    Royal Festival Hall

  • October 6 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
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  • Belvedere Road, London, SE18XX
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    ‘New nine-piece Balkan collective who’ve only just hit the London scene. Performing upbeat music that spans the traditional folk music of Bulgaria, Macedonia and Romania, they have a varied set of unheard and interesting repertoire that fuses together with new arrangement. There’s everything from high energy dance numbers to heart-wrenching laments to get you up on your feet and moving.’

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Free
  • LUNCHTIME CONCERT: Impetuous Pianist Nicolae Dumitru

    St.James's Piccadilly

  • October 6 1:05 pm to 2:00 pm
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  • 197 Piccadilly W1J 9LL
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    ‘Nicolae Dumitru debuted at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest in 1987. In 1990, under the guidance of the great composer and piano player Dan Mizrahy, he was awarded a scholarship at the Gnessin State Musical College (Moscow). Nicolae Dumitru worked with various philharmonic orchestras from Moscow, Omsk, Belgorod, Chisinau, as well as with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Romanian National Radio Orchestra. He was invited, on numerous occasions, to perform in Stockholm, Vienna, Lisbon, Madrid (EU Cultural Week),…

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£9-£17.60
  • London Film Festival: ‘Spoor’ (Holland, 2017)

    Empire Haymarket

  • October 5 8:45 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • Set against the forest landscape of the Polish-Czech borders, Agnieszka Holland’s ‘feminist black comedy’ is also a thriller examining a sequence of bizarre murders. ‘Featuring a magnetic central performance, Agnieszka Holland’s Berlin Film Festival award winner is an anarchist, feminist black comedy and ecological thriller. Adapted from the best-selling novel by Olga Tokarczuk, ‘spoor’ refers to the track of a hunted animal. Janina Duszejko, a crusader for animal rights, lives alone with her two dogs on the Polish-Czech border. One…

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£10 (£7)
  • LITERARY EVENT: Martin Fahrner at Family Tales of War

    British Library

  • October 5 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 96 Euston Road NW1 2DB
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    ‘How can literature reconcile the personal with the national, even international, experience? As authors around Europe increasingly write about history through a familial lens, Dulce Maria Cardoso of Portugal, Martin Fahrner of the Czech Republic, Polish-Ukrainian author Zanna Sloniowska, and Péter Gárdos of Hungary discuss how they use family stories to tell wider stories of war and its impact across Europe. Martin Fahrner: The Invincible Seven Original title: Steiner aneb Co jsme dělali Translated from the Czech language by Andrew…

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£10 (£7)
  • LITERARY EVENT: Family Tales of War – Péter Gárdos in the British Library

    Knowledge Centre

  • October 5 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB
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    ‘The British Library in cooperation with the Hungarian Cultural Centre present Péter Gárdos, writer of the novel Fever at Dawn in London. Authors around Europe are writing about history through the lens of family histories. What does this trend reveal about how literature reconciles the personal with the national, even international experience? In an evening of readings and discussion, leading authors Dulce Maria Cardoso of Portugal, Martin Fahrner of the Czech Republic, Polish-Ukrainian author Zanna Sloniowska, and Péter Gárdos of Hungary discuss…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Screening of video works by four artists participating in exhibition: METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE – IMAGE – ACTION

    Pushkin House

  • October 5 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    Join us for a screening of video works by four artists participating in our exhibition: METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE – IMAGE – ACTION. The films explore notions of foreignness and social and political aspects of migration. Programme:  Dimitri Venkov I Wanted To Be Happy in the USSR 15’ excerpt (40’ 36”)  I Wanted to be Happy in the USSR follows the story of a Guinean-born man and his family living in Russia. George Blemu came to the Soviet Union in 1979 as a…

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£10 (£8)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Virginia Woolf and the Suppressed Chapter from Dostoevsky’s ‘The Demons’ – Lecture and Reading

    Pushkin House

  • October 5 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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    ‘A reading of Virginia Woolf’s translation of the suppressed chapter, “Stavrogin’s Confession”, from Dostoevsky’s novel Demons. The reading by Samuel Collings, who will play the role of Stavrogin in a new dramatisation of the book opening in London in October and produced by SplitMoon Theatre, will be preceded by a talk on the book and the suppressed chapter by Irina Kirillova, and a talk on Virginia Woolf’s relationship with the book and Hogarth Press, by Dr Nicola Wilson. Stavrogin’s Confession was translated into…

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