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December 2018
£7
  • Thom Artway (CZ) / Head of Steam

    The Troubadour

  • December 9 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • 263-267 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 9JA
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    Already one of the most respected young musicians in the Czech music scene, this talented artist is ready to be crowned Czech’s best music export. Having already notched up memorable performances at this year’s Great Escape and Europe’s largest music and cultural festival Sziget and won the first Czech Fresh – the music project led to cooperation with UK live promoters to help give an international focus to local music – Thom is ready to announce his first headline UK…

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£15 + booking fee
  • Electro Swing Bohemia Party

    STERN HALL, West London Synagogue

  • December 9 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • 33 Seymour Place, London, W1H 5AU
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    *** A PARTY WITH DJS, LIVE MUSICIANS AND DANCERS INSPIRED BY THE SWING ERA *** This exhilarating party offers the opportunity of immersion in the joyous energy of electro-swing tunes, to take part in a swing dance class, or just have a drink and enjoy the magnificent space of the art-deco Stern Hall. Inspired by the glamorous swing era, we invited the Electro-Swing Bohemia collective, well known for throwing some of the best electro-swing parties in Europe, to bring their…

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£14..10
  • ‘Three Wishes for Cinderella’ (Vorlíček, 1973)

    Gate Cinema

  • December 9 2:15 PM to 4:00 PM
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  • 87 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JZ
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    This charming and colourful version of the Cinderella story contains all the expected ingredients – and a whole load more besides. Long before the belated absorption of feminism into Hollywood’s modern fairy tale adaptations brought a new generation of feisty young women to cinema screens, Three Wishes For Cinderella imagined a smart and sassy heroine. Despite her grim family circumstances, Popelka (Šafránková) has no intention of falling into the arms of her princely suitor (Trávníček) before putting him through his…

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£30 (Children under 13 free), including Christmas reception after the concert with Panettone, Mince Pies, Sweets, Sandwiches, Canapés and wine
  • 100 years of Jazz: Christmas Concert at the Ukrainian Cathedral Hall

    The Ukrainian Cathedral Hall

  • December 8 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Duke St. W1K 5BQ
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    December 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm £30 WHEN: Saturday 8th December 2018 – 7.30PM WHERE: The Ukrainian Cathedral Hall, 21A Binney Street, Mayfair, London W1K 5BQ (near Bond Street Tube) Admission: £30 (Children under 13 free), including Christmas reception after the concert with Panettone, Mince Pies, Sweets, Sandwiches, Canapés and wine Tickets may be reserved by email: allasirenkoconcerts@gmail.com or Text: 0773 673 5270 In aid of the Ukrainian Cathedral of the Holy Family. Featuring Celebrated International Musicians: Geoff…

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£20 (plus booking fee)
  • ‘Inseparable Imaginations’ Concert

    Southbank Centre Purcell Room

  • December 7 7:45 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
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    Mark Bowden’s new saxophone concerto is inspired by Yuval Noah Harari’s extraordinary history of humankind; Sapiens. It forms part of a fascinating evening exploring links between musical composition and literature, presented by journalist and writer Bidisha. Also featuring the world premiere of Colin Matthews’ As Time Returns; a setting of poems by Czech poet Ivan Blatný, who was exiled to England in 1948, and Oliver Knussen’s Songs Without Voices, this varied evening of music and discussion will give you food for thought. Mark…

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£10
  • Power of Identity: Memory Fashion Message II

    Japan House

  • December 7 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 101-111 Kensington High St, London, W8 5SA
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    Inspired by the 100th anniversary of independent Czechoslovakia, the award winning Czech fashion designer Liběna Rochova decided to motivate her students at Prague’s Academy of Arts Architecture and Design to focus on traditions and national cultural history. The resulting project – Power of Identity: Memory Fashion Message – is formed by 12 collections of unique garments drawing inspiration from Czech culture, but also inevitably reflecting contemporary international influences. The artistically and technologically excellent artefacts will have their London premiere at…

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FREE
  • Poetic, musical, and film evening with the work of Rosen Karamfilov

    Sofia Gallery

  • December 7 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • London,
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    Free registration for the event HERE 07.12.2018; 7 PM; “Sofia” Gallery On December 7, 2018, Rosen Karamfilov will be for the second time at BCI London to present poems from his latest two poetic books “Cerebral Poetry” and “Despite the Storms” as well as two narratives from the forthcoming book that is a collection of short stories. The book is due to be published in Bulgaria in 2019. During the event the short film by the director Victoria Karakoleva for the…

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£50
  • Charity Christmas party organized by Friends of Bulgaria

    Halls of the Bulgarian Embassy

  • December 6 7:00 PM
Open
free but please RSVP
  • Dash Café: Beats from a Vanished World

    Rich Mix

  • December 5 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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  • 35-47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    An evening of conversation, DJs and dance beats exploring Jewish culture in Lithuania. Our December Café traces the impact left by disappearing European cultures. Collaborating with our partners, Lithuanian Art and Culture in the UK and The Embassy of Lithuania‘s Litvak Days, we explore specifically how Lithuania’s almost entirely lost Jewish community continues to inspire contemporary culture today. Expect film and conversation with Paulina Pukyte, artist and curator of the 2017 Kaunas Biennial on the (im)possibility of memorials, composer Ben…

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£54.49 – £129.95
  • Russian Blues Guitarist Evgeny Margulis at Under the Bridge

    Under the Bridge

  • December 4 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS
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    Впервые в Лондоне, 4 декабря на площадке «Under The Bridge» зажигательный концерт Евгения Маргулиса. Прозвучат полюбившиеся всеми хиты такие, как «Шанхай блюз», «Мой друг лучше всех играет блюз», «Когда ты уйдёшь» и многие другие. ЕВГЕНИЙ МАРГУЛИС – легенда русского рока, «Заслуженый артист России», музыкант-блюзмен, бас-гитарист «Аракса», участник двух легендарных рок-групп «Машина времени» и «Воскресение», создатель группы «Шанхай».

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Free admission for BCSA members, £10 non-members, £5 full-time students
  • How to become a Czech in one hour

    The Czech Embassy

  • December 4 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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  • 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    Keen to learn something about the Czechs but too afraid to ask? This one-man show performed in English by Czech actor Tomáš Vaňek explains some of the cultural pitfalls from the Czech point of view. Beer, knedlíky, Karel Gott and the Czech fashion for wearing socks with sandals are just a few topics that are touched upon. The BCSA is delighted that the Royal Theatre and Club Chic in Vinohrady, Prague has agreed to this London performance. Registration is necessary for all…

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The event is free, but advance registration is required on bookings@hungary.org.uk.
  • Downtemple | Festive classical beats from Hungary

    St Paul's Curch Covent Garden

  • December 3 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Bedford St, London, WC2E 9ED
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    Let the advent vibes take over you with a unique fusion of classical music and downtempo electronics. The Hungarian Cultural Centre invites you to a truly unique night of music accompanied by a special video mapping projected to the walls of the church. Music by: Alexandra Balog – piano Jenő Lisztes – dulcimer Zoltán Schwartz – violin BELAU band Video mapping | Glowing Bulbs Programme: CLASSICAL SESSION | 30 minutes Alexandra Balog | Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 23 in F…

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£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)
  • London Migration Film Festival: Polish double-bill

    Deptford Cinema

  • December 2 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • 39 Deptford Broadway SE8 4PQ
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    The Personal is Political: How Polish women negotiate the price of migration + Q&A 2 December 2018, 2.30pm Deptford Cinema 39 Deptford Broadway SE8 4PQ London BOOK NOW The Personal is Political: How Polish women negotiate the price of migration + Q&A This double bill of films offers two observational documentaries exploring the everyday struggles of two Polish women in London. Violetta lives in a shared house in Plumstead with her adopted friends, lovers and family. Ordinary life is seen…

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FREE
  • Christmas Fair at the Ukrainian Cultural Cetnre

    Ukrainian Cultural Centre

  • December 2 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • 154 Holland Park Avenue
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    December 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Free WHEN: Sunday, 2 December 2018, 12:00 – 17:00 WHERE: Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 154 Holland Park Ave, London Admission: Free Christmas Fair showcasing ukrainian traditions. Ukrainian community is inviting everyone to this traditional Christmas bazaar with goods to purchase, great food to enjoy, many activities, arts and crafts for children and adults alike. Tombola, home made cakes and live elves! And, of course, you are welcome to visit St Nicolas (Santa)  in his grotto and…

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November 2018
£7 + booking fee
  • From You to Me: Four Generations of Women

    The Czech Embassy

  • November 30 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    Artist Tereza Stehlíková presents a selection of her short films and together with Dr Claire Pajaczkowska discusses the reality and myths surrounding the mother-daughter relationship, the power of tradition, and feminist psychoanalysis. Part of Stehliková’s time-based project exploring the unique and often complex interconnections between four generations of women within her  family, each film stages a small family ritual, sometimes combined with  documentary style dialogue, exploring the bonds between the women while also touching on the hidden issues and concerns…

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£18-£40
  • Justina Gringytė at Wigmore Hall

    Wigmore Hall

  • November 29 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP
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    Justina Gringytė – mezzo-soprano Dmytro Popov – tenor Iain Burnside – piano Tchaikovsky, Medtner and Rachmaninov

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FREE
  • 8th LITVAK DAYS IN LONDON. DAY 2. Conference. Music: Soundtracks of Jewish life and the wider world

    Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

  • November 29 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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  • 2 Bessborough Gardens, London, SW1V 2JE
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    10:00 Welcoming remarks E. Renatas Norkus, Ambassador of Lithuania Sima Beeri, UCL 10:15-13:00 Morning Session Chair: Alexander Knapp Diana Matut, University College for Jewish Studies, Heidelberg “Di Vilner shtot-khazonim: The Great Cantorial Traditions of Vilnius” Leonidas Melnikas, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre “Mystery of the Genius Generation: Jewish Lithuanian Musicians at the Turn of the 20th Century” Ilana Cravitz, klezmer musician “Klezmer – a musical introduction to Yiddish instrumental folk music” 13:00 -14:15 Lunch break (light lunch will be…

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£10 - £46
  • Enescu’s much-loved ‘Romanian Rhapsody’ at the Royal Festival Hall

    Royal Festival Hall

  • November 28 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Belvedere Road, London, SE18XX
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    ‘Romanian Rhapsody’, the postcard masterpiece of George Enescu, will delight the audience of the Royal Festival Hall, in an exceptional concert by the prestigious London Philharmonic Orchestra. On the occasion of the National Day of Romania and as yet another event of great impact in celebration of the Romanian Centenary (1918-2018), we are proud to partner up with this acclaimed orchestra, for a concert which also features new French music – Pascal Dusapin’s ‘At Swim-Two-Birds’ (UK premiere), Bohuslav Martinů’s Symphony…

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FREE
  • 8th LITVAK DAYS IN LONDON. DAY 1. Concert by music quartet Aerogram

    Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

  • November 28 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • 2 Bessborough Gardens, London, SW1V 2JE
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    On Wednesday evening, 28 November, the Embassy of Lithuania, in cooperation with University College London (UCL), invites you to a concert by the Lithuanian classical music quartet. Four young but already prominent performers – violinist Dalia Dėdinskaitė, cellist Gleb Pyšniak, pianist Robertas Lozinskis and vibraphonist Marius Šinkūnas will present a special program Aerogram, which, as its name suggests, crosses and connects a number of conventional boundaries. The quartet is spectacularly talented and creative in bridging the past and present, Lithuania…

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FREE
  • A Century for Romania on its National Day: talk, screenings, exhibition

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • November 28 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH

    The 1st of December, the day Greater Romania was born a century ago, is evoked in a revealing tour de force at 1 Belgrave Square. To mark the occasion and to celebrate Romania’s National Day, Dr Marius Turda of Oxford Brookes University will be honouring the most important event in Romanian history in a talk entitled ‘Greater Romania 1918: Some Historical Reflections’, outlining lesser-known aspects regarding the union of the principalities, while at the same time dispelling the misconceptions surrounding…

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£15-£40
  • Liszt, Kodály and Bartók at Cadogan Hall

    Cadogan Hall

  • November 27 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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  • 5 Sloane Terrace SW1X 9DQ
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    In 1940, Bartók fled his native Hungary for the USA as World War II ravaged Europe. A happy outcome was a commission by the Boston Symphony Orchestra of the Concerto for Orchestra, a work that places the orchestra centre-stage through a joyful celebration of music. Kodály’s exquisite miniatures, Dances of Galánta, are imbued with Hungarian folk music and Liszt Piano Competition Winner and BBC Young Generation Artist Mariam Batsashvili performs Liszt’s poetic and dramatic Piano Concerto No.1. Conductor: Alexander Shelley Piano: Mariam Batsashvili Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Programme: Zoltán Kodály: Dances…

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£6 in advance / £8 on the door
  • David Ellis’s Pêle-Mêle

    The Horse Hospital

  • November 27 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • Colonnade, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1JD
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    As part of the Horse Hospital’s 25th anniversary, performer/serial digressor and curator David Ellis brings together artists, former co-collaborators & friends from throughout Europe to join him as he rethreads themes at the core of his own 30yr zigzagged practice. featuring Rodion Ladislaus-Rosca aka Rodion G.A Miruna Stroe Simon Tyszko Mark Stewart Richard Crow Anton Lukoszevieze Louis Bennassi Lijana Jakovlevna Gintas K Lucien Garnal-Ellis Doors open 7.00pm. Performances 7.30pm

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£9 -£12
  • Jan Kaplický: Visions of the Future

    London Design Museum

  • November 27 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 224-238 Kensington High St, London, W8 6AG
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    Czech radical neofuturist architect Jan Kaplický (1937 –2009), whose best-known work includes the Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground, which won the prestigious Stirling Price in 1999 and the World Architecture Awards in 2001, and the Selfridges store facade in Birmingham which gained the RIBA Award for Architecture 2004, is considered to be one of the most influential visionaries of modern architecture. Chaired by the London Design Museum’s director and Kaplický’s personal friend Deyan Sudic, this talk brings together a…

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  • Chopin & Paderewski Gala at Guildhall

    Guildhall

  • November 26 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH
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    Celebrating #PL100 with two grand Polish composers 26 November 2018, 6pm Guildhall Gresham Street London EC2V 7HH This event is by invitation only. To make your enquiry, please click here  An important celebration in London for the 100th anniversary of the restoration of the Polish State after the First World War will take place on November 26th at the prestigious Guildhall, the heart of the City of London. It is being organised by the Chopin Society UK, in partnership with the…

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FREE
  • Old Crafts| New Forms

    Romanian Cultural Centre in London

  • November 23 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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  • Manchester Square, 18 Fitzharding, London, W1H 6EQ
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    DESCRIPTION Panelists: Lemnia (Răzvan Chelu), Elena Crișan Jewelry & Septembrie Cândva (Cătălin Spînache) Moderator: Liviu Pop November 23rd | Doors open at 18.30 for a sharp start at 19.00. Discussion with young Romanian designers on the ripples of tradition, experiment in format and material, and challenges faced by young entrepreneurs in liberal arts. Designers’ exhibit. Elena Crișan creates unique handcrafted jewellery since 2005. She studied sculpture at the Academy of Art of Cluj-Napoca. Following her graduation she continued to work…

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£7 + booking fee
  • The Velvet Revolution + discussion with Pavel Seifter and Jiří Přibáň

    The Czech Embassy

  • November 22 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    A testimony to the heady days following the 17 November 1989, this edited footage of interviews and news journals successfully evokes the atmosphere of the 30 days which paved the way to democracy in Czechoslovakia. Casting students and former dissidents led by Vaclav Havel in the main roles it chronicles the Velvet Revolution, when riot police crushed a peaceful student rally in Prague and the subsequent protests that ended the Communist era in Czechoslovakia. Edited within ten days at the…

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Pay what you wish (suggested admission fee is £5)
  • Music on the Bone: The Extraordinary History of the X-ray Record

    Calvert 22

  • November 22 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 22 Calvert Avenue E2 7JP
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    Explore the strange world of bootleg X-ray records at a talk by Stephen Coates and Paul Heartfield, who will then record a live performance by Hungary’s favourite jazz singer, Veronika Harcsa, using this mysterious technology. In the Cold War-era Soviet Union, popular culture was ruthlessly controlled by the state. A daring subculture of rebels and music lovers fought the system by recording banned jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and Russian samizdat music onto old X-ray film, a forbidden technology created by a unique group…

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Early bird tickets (until 15th Oct): £20 / After: £23-£26
  • A Dog’s Heart by Bulgakov

    Canada Water Culture Space

  • November 22 7:30 AM to November 24 3:00 PM
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  • 21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR
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    A Dog’s Heart Stage adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s famous novel by London based Russian company Xameleon Theatre A brilliant medical professor transplants human hypophysis into a stray dog and creates a monstrous man who turns on his creator… Xameleon Theatre is presenting its previously sold-out show – A Dog’s Heart – a contemporary adaptation of Master and Margarita’s author Mikhail Bulgakov’s satiric masterpiece. A Dog’s Heart written in 1925, set in the surrealistic world, and featuring a stray dog named…

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£24.50 - £29.50
  • Komeda’s Incarnations

    Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall

  • November 21 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Belvedere Road, London, SE18XX
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    A Celebration of Krzysztof Komeda’s World 21 November 2018, 7.30pm Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall  Belvedere Road  London SE1 8XX BOOK NOW A half century after the death of the iconic Polish composer, a terrific combination of Polish and UK artists tell the full story of Komeda’s life, music and legacy, with a stunning visual backdrop of rare and archive movie clips and interviews with his collaborators and family. Krzysztof Komeda is an iconic figure in Polish contemporary culture,…

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FREE
  • An Evening with Queen Marie, Romania’s Soldier Queen

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • November 21 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    We are delighted to invite you to an evening in commemoration of Queen Marie, Romania’s beloved monarch, and her extraordinary role during World War One. In her talk entitled ‘The Soldier Queen, Romania and World War One’, historian and journalist Tessa Dunlop will examine the British-born queen’s unprecedented role as a female diplomat, politician and propagandist for her adopted country during World War One and at the subsequent Peace Conference in Paris. A photographic exhibition depicting Queen Marie, “one of…

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£15, £13 concessions, £5 students, £2 16 and under
  • Lewisham Choral Society plays Dvořák

    Goldsmiths

  • November 17 7:30 PM
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  • Lewisham Way, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW
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    Lewisham Choral Society presents a concert celebrating the music of Antonín Dvořák: two joyful choral works and his charming Sonatina for piano and flute. Lovers of Dvořák’s symphonies will recognise the same lyrical, folk-influenced style in these delightful works. The Mass in D ripples along, its movements in turn lively, dramatic and serenely peaceful. The Te Deum begins and ends with exultant choruses that frame quieter contemplative passages and a whirling dance – a reminder of Dvořák’s Bohemian roots. His father was, after all,…

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£15 + booking fee
  • The Prince and the Dybbuk at UK Jewish Film Festival

    The Phoenix

  • November 17 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 37 Cavendish Square W1G 0PP
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    Screening and Q&A with a Director 17 November 2018, 6.15pm UK Jewish Film Festival Phoenix Cinema 52 High Road London N2 9PJ BOOK NOW The Prince and the Dybbuk dir. Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski, Germany/Poland, 2017, 82 min Elwira Niewiera is a filmmaker, living and working in Berlin. Her last feature documentary Domino Effect was shown at more than 50 international festivals and won many awards, including the Golden Horn Award for Best Film at the Krakow Film Festival. The…

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£10
  • Magnus and the Balkanuts

    Green Note Bar

  • November 16 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • 106 Parkway NW1 6AN
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    Trumpeter Magnus – Inspired by a love of Serbian Truba, the Macedonian master trumpeters and bands such as Boban Markovic Orkestar and Kocani Orkestar brings a group of talented young brass musicians from across London to celebrate the music of the Balkans. Expect big grooves, bold brass and a range of classic songs from across the Serbian, Macedonian and Roma cultures.

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FREE
  • Cyborgs. Heroes Never Die: film screening and Q&A with director

    Vue Cinema London - Shepherds Bush

  • November 16 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • West 12 Shopping Centre, London, W12 8PP
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    WHEN: Friday, 16 November 2018, 17:45 WHERE: Vue Cinema London – Shepherds Bush, West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush Green, London W12 8PP Admission: FREE with registration. Book your free ticket here Ukrainian film «Cyborgs. Heroes Never Die» is about the most tragic episodes of Ukrainian struggle against Russian aggression. At night of May 26, 2014, Russian-backed militants started the offensive on the Donetsk International Airport. Battle out of hell for the Donetsk airport lasted 242 days. Ukrainian defenders of Donetsk airport became known as «cyborgs». Between…

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Pay what you wish (suggested admission fee is £5)
  • The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in the Post-Soviet Space

    Calvert 22

  • November 15 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 22 Calvert Avenue E2 7JP
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    Journey across the towns and great cities of the USSR with architecture critic Owen Hatherley at the launch of his new book The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in the Post-Soviet Space (Repeater Books). Owen Hatherley — “one of our most provocative voices on culture and architecture today” (Owen Jones) — will be in conversation with Sam Goff of The Calvert Journal about his journey across 11 former Soviet countries and the search for the remnants of revolutions, utopias, Communism, and alternatives to how we build cities today. About…

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FREE but registration required
  • Protest, Performativity, Post-Truth – The Legacy of 1968

    University College London - Institute of Advanced Studies

  • November 15 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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  • Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
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    With its three main panels – Protest and Performativity, Gender and Dissent and Living in Post-Truth – this symposium invites academics, artists and activists to explore the legacy of the 1968 Prague Spring and other global resistance movements through the perspective of art theory, gender, performativity and post-truth politics. The ‘performative turn’ affecting the study of culture towards the end of the 20th century placed a new emphasis on the production, processes and reception of cultural phenomena. In the intervening…

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  • In Memory of Irena Sendler

    The Spiro Ark at Shomrei

  • November 14 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 64 Burrard Road, London, NW6 1DD
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    Evening with Lili Pohlmann 14 November 2018, 7.30pm The Spiro Ark at Shomrei 64 Burrard Road London NW6 1DD BOOK NOW In the Name of Their Mothers tells the remarkable story of Irena Sendler and a group of young Polish women who outwitted the Nazis to save thousands of Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during World War Two. In 1943 Irena Sendler was captured, imprisoned and tortured by the Gestapo. When she refused to reveal anything about her liaisons…

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FREE
  • The Fourth Digital Revolution: Blessing or Curse?

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • November 14 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    We are on the cusp of the Fourth Digital Revolution that will impact the world in an unprecedented manner, reconfiguring our lives in ways that both excite and fill us with apprehension. With increased frequency and from multiple sources we are being exposed to “sound bites” of information that warn us against these forthcoming changes. Are we ready for them? Adina Tarry, business coach and author of “Coaching with Careers and AI in Mind” (Routledge, 2018), joins a panel of…

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£55, £100 for two tickets
  • Rebel Ukraine: Ukrainian Institute London’s Annual Fundraising Reception

    Institute of Directors

  • November 14 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Pall Mall, London,
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    SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 7pm VENUE: Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London ADMISSION: Registration will open shortly Organiser: Ukrainian Institute London Mark your calendars for Ukrainian Institute London’s annual fundraising reception – this year commemorating the fifth anniversary of Kyiv’s Revolution of Dignity, the demonstrations on Maidan that changed the course of Ukraine’s history! Join us to celebrate that unbreakable Ukrainian spirit, with incredible special guest: iconic writer, poet, civic activist and ska band frontman Serhiy Zhadan — a true rebel who defies…

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free admission with advance booking required
  • Russian Dada: Moscow, Berlin, Paris, New York

    Courtauld Institute of Art

  • November 14 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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  • Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 0RN
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    Speaker Dr. Margarita Tupitsyn – Independent scholar, curator and critic Organised by Dr Klara Kemp-Welch – The Courtauld Institute of Art Open to all, free admissionwith advance booking required Book Now Formalist critic Roman Jakobson noted that the Russians travelled toward the October Revolution ‘through a realization of the violence of artistic form’ that in the West had culminated in Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain, executed in the same year. This talk explores this and other acknowledgements (by Hans Richter, Osip Brik, and Ilya…

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