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November 2017
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  • DASH CAFE: Five Years with Dash Arts in the Post-Soviet World

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • November 22 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘The November Cafe will reflect on Dash Arts’ five-year journey through the Post-Soviet world.  This last Revolution17 Dash Café will look back on these last five years with a group of exceptional colleagues and friends including Oliver Bullough and playwright Natalia Vorozhbit who will help us explore how politics and the arts have changed over the period. Plus there’ll be live music from our great collaborators Mazaika and Sasha Ilyukevich and tunes from DJ Mourrka who have performed with us many…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Second International Medtner Festival – Talk and Masterclass with Iain Burnside

    Pushkin House

  • November 26 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘As part of the festival dedicated to the music of enigmatic Russian composer-pianist of the Silver Age Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951), Pushkin House presents a talk and a masterclass by renowned concert pianist and former BBC producer,Iain Burnside. Professor of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Iain will deliver a class on Medtner songs to some of GSMD’s leading students. In the second part, he  will be joined in conversation by Pushkin House’s music curator Alexander Karpeyev about Medtner’s life…

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£20 (£15)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Second International Medtner Festival – Opening Concert

    Pushkin House

  • November 26 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘As part of the festival dedicated to the music of enigmatic Russian composer-pianist of the Silver Age Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951), Pushkin House gathers together Medtner-enthusiasts from around the globe. The soloist of the Royal Opera House, Sofia Fomina will present several songs by the composer, whom Rachmaninov considered ‘the greatest of our time’! She will be joined by Pushkin House’s music curator Alexander Karpeyev. International soloists Vasily Gvozdetsky (Berlin) and Frank Huang (Miami University, U.S.A.) will play Medtner’s Tales and…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Factory of Invalids: Disability, Mortality and Early Release on Medical Grounds in the Gulag

    Pushkin House

  • November 28 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘A Talk by Mikhail Nakonechny Since the opening of classified GULAG archives in the early 1990s, there has been  a consensus that the death toll of prisoners in the GULAG between 1930-1955 is around  1,760,000.  For well over 20 years this consensus has not been seriously challenged. Nakonechny’s research aims to challenge this consensus through detailed analysis of an important practice that still remains largely unexplored: the early release of many prisoners “on medical grounds.”  Many of these prisoners were…

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£22 (£18)
  • THEATRE EVENT: Isaac Babel’s ‘Odessa Stories’ by Xameleon Theatre

    The Cockpit Theatre

  • November 29 7:30 pm to December 2 10:00 pm
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  • Gateforth St. NW8 8EH
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    ‘Following the success of A Dog’s Heart by Bulgakov, Xameleon Theatre continues its Russian Revolution season with a show exploring the dark and fascinating world of Odessa’s gangsters. The Russian Revolution and the civil war that followed were disastrous events in the lives of millions. The society was split apart and the gap was getting wider and deeper every day. Some people were able to find a place in the new world, others were recognised as ‘needless’ and ‘undesirable’. Isaac…

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£13-£16
  • DASH GIGS: Dakhabrakha’s Only London Concert 2017

    The Oval Space

  • November 29 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • 29-32 The Oval E2 9DT
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    ‘Dash Arts and the Nest Collective are pleased to announce the return of Ukrainian folk superstars Dakha Brakha. After a sell out gig in 2016 at Rich Mix and a triumphant Glastonbury debut, Dakha Brakha returns to London as the final event in our Revolution17 year of events, productions and gigs. “edgy, eerie harmony vocals with concertina, cello and percussion work, in an exhilarating set that seemed to sum up their country’s chaos and hope.” Robin Denselow – The Guardian’…

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