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April 2017
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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£10 including wine
  • OGNISKO TALK: Joseph Conrad’s Life and Works

    Ognisko Polskie

  • April 25 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘Prof Cedric Watts, a renowned expert and great Conrad scholar, author of numerous books and publications on Joseph Conrad, will present an introduction to the author’s life and works. He will discuss: Conrad’s character, his allegiance to Poland and detestation of Russians, his struggle to survive as a writer of fiction in English as his third language, how he was helped and why he is now, posthumously so successful.’ (OGNISKO)

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£6 (£4)
  • LITERARY EVENT: An Evening in Celebration of Czesław Miłosz

    Waterstones Gower St.

  • April 25 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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    ‘Join Czesław Miłosz biographer Andrzej Franaszek and translators Aleksandra Parker, Michael Parker and Stanley Bill for an evening in celebration of Czesław Miłosz—the great Polish poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980 – to coincide with the publication of two extraordinary new books published in English for the first time. Andrzej Franaszek’s award-winning biography of Czesław Miłosz offers a rich portrait of the writer and his troubled century, providing context for a larger appreciation of his…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE EVENT: RULES OF ELEGANCE: RUSSIAN AND BRITISH DANDYISM IN THE 19TH CENTURY

    Pushkin House

  • April 24 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘The dandy was a fashionable male of the 19th century who achieved social influence by displaying distinctive elegance. But what were the specific ‘rules of elegance’ defining dandyism? What was the difference between national variants of dandyism? In her talk Dr Olga Vainshtein will interpret the dandies’ code of elegance as a system combining fashion, body techniques, emotional discipline, and strategies of behaviour. The talk will analyse the aesthetic principle of Minimalism and consider further developments in the theory of…

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  • Screening: The Image Speaks: The Firemen’s Ball (Forman, 1967) / Together (Mazzetti, 1956)

    Close-Up Film Centre

  • April 23 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 19 Sclater St. E1 6HR
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    ‘Milos Forman’s strong, often-uncomfortable social satire is screened alongside Lorenza Mazzetti’s poetic Together, a semi-documentary about two deaf mutes in London’s East End, edited by Lindsay Anderson. With an extended introduction by Dr David Sorfa, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, University of Edinburgh. TOGETHER Lorenza Mazzetti, 1956 | 52 min | B/W | 35mm Together is set in London’s East End, with its bombsites, narrow streets, riversides, warehouses, markets and pubs. It follows two deaf-mute dockers who are completely cut-off from…

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  • SCREENING: The Image Speaks: ‘A Blonde in Love’ (Forman, 1965)

    Close-Up Film Centre

  • April 22 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 19 Sclater St. E1 6HR
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    ‘A BLONDE IN LOVE, 7.30 pm Miloš Forman, 1965 | 81 min | B/W | 35mm With sixteen women to each man, the odds are against Andula in her desperate search for love – that is, until a rakish piano player visits her small factory town and temporarily eases her longings. A tender and humorous look at Andula’s journey, from the first pangs of romance to its inevitable disappointments, A Blonde in Love immediately became a classic of the Czech New…

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  • CONCERT: Teodor Ilincăi, The Royal Opera Star

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • April 21 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘Our ground-breaking partnership with The Royal Opera House continues with an event dedicated to Romanian tenor Teodor Illincăi who stars as Pinkerton at the Covent Garden’s delightful “Madama Butterfly”. The evening, chaired by The Royal Opera’s Head Staff Director Amy Lane, features a conversation between the famed tenor and conductor Paul Wynne Griffiths about his beginnings, his career so far and how to make Pinkerton a memorable role. Teodor Ilincăi will perform extracts from “Madama Butterfly” with baritone Gyula Nagy,…

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

    Hungarian Cultural Centre

  • April 21 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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  • BOOK PRESENTATION: Bulgarian writer Dimana Trankova and her new book The Empty Cave.

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • April 20 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    ‘Dimana Trankova is an archaeologist by education and a journalist by vocation. She is the editor of the only English language monthly magazine in Bulgaria – Vagabond and author of several non-fiction books. In 2014, she published her first novel – the archaeological thriller The smile of the dog, which will also be published in French in 2017. She will be presenting her latest book – The Empty Cave, published in Bulgaria this year. The novel addresses the contemporary issues…

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  • Exhibition Opening “Sofia, city at the foot of Vitosha”

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • April 20 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    ‘Exhibition by the renowned Bulgarian artist MILA MOUSSAKOVA Paintings Mila Moussakova Artist Affiliated to La Maison des Artistes de l’Ile-de-France Associate member of Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France Associate member of Société des Artistes Indépendants, Paris, France Member of Union of Bulgarian Artists iconographic section 1976 Graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria 1973 Graduated from Bakalov high school in Sofia, Bulgaria 1972/1978 Studied painting and drawing in the class of Mr. T. Grigorov 1964/1968 Attended…

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  • OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH: ‘Clear of People’ by Photographer Michał Iwanowski

    Photographers' Gallery

  • April 20 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • 16–18 RAMILLIES STREET W1F 7LW
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    ‘Michal Iwanowski’s photobook Clear of People retraces a journey, originally made in 1945 by the artist’s grandfather and uncle, through a politically charged and precarious landscape. The 2,200 km fugitive odyssey began in Kaluga, Russia, where the two brothers had spent a year in a prisoner-of-war camp. Their daring escape was followed by a three month trek. Struggling against constant cold, hunger and exhaustion, they moved under the cover of the night, avoiding any contact with people. Driven by their…

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  • SCREENING: ‘The Holiday Makers: The Life of a Tourist is Hell’ (Penchev, 2016)

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • April 19 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    ‘Film Screening of ‘Holiday Makers’ (2016) and discussion with a glass of wine Special guests: Ivaylo Penchev (director) and Vassil Banov (actor) 121 min., Bulgaria, 2016, comedy Director: Ivaylo Penchev Cast: Aneta Sotirova, Kitodar Todorov, Stanimir Gamov, Anton Radichev, Philip Avramov, Malin Krastev With English subtitles A small seaside hotel brings together a group of accidental holiday makers looking forward to a crazy summer. A series of comic situations fraught with dangers and traps convince us that happiness is within the relationships…

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  • SCREENING: I, The Animal by Michalina Musialik as part of New East Cinema

    Calvert 22

  • April 19 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 22 Calvert Avenue E2 7JP
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    ‘Calvert 22 Foundation is delighted to present a screening of Michalina Musialik among 8 short animated films as part of New East Cinema, the programme of contemporary cinema from the New East curated by The New Social. East Life, Animated: Short Animations from the New East Animation remains associated with a childish innocence, which strips it of the sophistication automatically relegated to film. Yet, throughout the 20th century, animation has been used to communicate and comment on social and political events and on society’s…

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  • EXHIBITION: Thanatopolis II: An Evening With AutopsiA

    I K L E C T I K

  • April 12 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG
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    ‘***New CD presentation – Music and Films. Lecture by Alexei Monroe – Book by Divus*** Aesthetic coldness and distance, pseudo-bombastic music, elitist hermeticism. The characteristics and elements of Autopsia’s fascinating and troubling works might appear out of time and place in the 21st Century. Are they any more than reminders of distant, foreign nightmares that we can safely forget? In fact, the troubling, ghostly forms in Autopsia’s work bear witness to the constant potential for catastrophe and collapse. Such reminders…

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  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: GORBACHEV’S ‘DRY LAW’: THE MOST SUCCESSFUL HEALTH INTERVENTION IN HISTORY?

    Pushkin House

  • April 12 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Heavy alcoholic drinking is recognised as an important contributor to high mortality in Russia and is likely to explain the huge fluctuations in life expectancy seen in Russia over the past forty years. Gorbachev took the radical step of introducing prohibition between 1985-87, with dramatic results that proved positive for health. To many public health experts, particularly those from outside of Russia, the prohibition period is regarded as an extraordinarily effective intervention. However, to others it was in the end…

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  • ‘Ashes Afar’ at RCI’s theatrical space

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • April 12 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘We are thrilled to continue our theatrical programme with the revelation of 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Andreea Borţun’s ‘Ashes Afar’ directed by rising star director Bobi Pricop and produced by the Irish-Romanian company Vanner Collective. The show – characterised as “an intelligent and fraught examination of the possibilities and impossibility of the notion of home” (Mark Bolsover, Edinburgh Spotlight) and as “challenging, questioning, and absolutely beautiful” (Dixon Baskerville, BroadwayBaby) – explores the trauma of immigration, which burns down the edifices…

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  • BOOK LAUNCH: Maria Dziedzan – ‘My Lost Country’

  • April 12 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • ‘An opportunity to meet the author, Maria Dziedzan, who will be launching her second novel in the “My lost Country” series. Maria Dziedzan about herself: I was born in 1951 in Grimsby, England to a Ukrainian father and a Welsh mother. A very fiery mix! When I was four years old, we moved to Nottingham where there was a Ukrainian community, my Dad wanting me to grow up surrounded by his fellow countrymen…and other exiled family members. So I now…

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£10 (£6)
  • OGNISKO Lecture Series April: Urban Folklore

    Ognisko Polskie

  • April 10 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘Our new LECTURE SERIES continues this April with ANDRZEJ KLIMOWSKI speaking on URBAN FOLKLORE. The talk will be in English followed by a Q & A and a wine reception. Books by Andrzej Klimowski will be available to buy. Andrzej Klimowski Born in London to Polish parents, Andrzej Klimowski was trained at the Saint Martin’s School of Art and the Academy of Fine Art in Warsaw, going on to have a career in both the UK and Poland as a…

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  • Lanquidity Records in conversation with Wojtek Mazolewski – A journey through the history of Polish jazz

    Calvert 22

  • April 10 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 22 Calvert Avenue E2 7JP
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    ‘Take a sonic journey through the rich history of Polish jazz, presented by Lanquidity Records’ Mateusz Surma and Adrian Magrys in conversation with Wojtek Mazolewski, the celebrated bassist defining the genre for a new generation. The trio will be digging out the classic records that have shaped and continue to inspire them. From the legendary Polskie Nagrania series to classic sleeve artwork, this sound seminar will take the audience from the 1960s to today, framed by tracks from the Wojtek…

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£7
  • OGNISKO EVENT: Easter Egg Painting – Malowanie Pisanek

    Ognisko Polskie

  • April 9 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘All ages and abilities are welcome for our Easter Eggs painting – Malowanie Pisanki. Coloured eggs, painting materials, refreshments and additional attractions are all included in the price. There are limited places available so please buy tickets in advance or let us know if you wish to come.’ (Ognisko)

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  • CONCERT: Legendary Ukrainian Rock Band Okean Elzy in London

    Eventim Apollo

  • April 8 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • 45 Queen Caroline Street W6
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    ‘Okean Elzy is the most famous Ukrainian rock band. It has been recognized many times as the best rock-and live-band of the CIS by their admirers and music critics. The band vividly express themselves through in-depth lyrics, a unique musical style, and an impressive on-stage drive and energy. Okean Elzy’s records always resonate with their listeners and become an event not only for music lovers in Ukraine, but rock music fans around the world.’ (Ukrainian London)

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE FILM SCREENING: THE GEOGRAPHER DRANK HIS GLOBE AWAY

    Pushkin House

  • April 8 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘The Geographer drank his Globe Away  is a Russian drama film made in 2013, directed by Alexander Veledinsky, based on the novel by Alexey Ivanov. The film participated in the XXIV Open Russian Film Festival “Kinotavr” in Sochi and was awarded the main prize. The main character, a biologist named Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka, desperate love…

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  • EXHIBITION: Olga Brown presents her London Cityscapes

    Partridges

  • April 8 to 30
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  • 2-5 The Duke Of York Square SW3 4LY
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    ‘Join to see London cityscapes through the eyes of Ukrainian-born artist Olga Brown. All artworks will be available for purchase. Olga Brown was born in Ukraine and received a MA in art and textiles. Since 1997 she has worked and lived in London, winning the Chelsea Art Society Agnes Reeve Award (2009) best painting of London. First prize for the best figurative painting in Hesketh Hubbart Art Society, Mall Gallery (2012). Olga exhibits extensively at galleries in the UK.’ (Ukrainian…

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£13.50
  • CONCERT: Lenka Dusilová – Solo

    02 Academy 2 Islington

  • April 7 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 16 Parkfield Street N1 0PS
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    ‘Having won several awards in the Czech Republic, charismatic singer-songwriter Lenka Dusilová brings her own style of brave, innovative pop to the UK. Lenka is not used to stagnation and repeating herself. She became an extraordinary phenomenon of the Czech music scene, moving from the position of a rock star to peculiar expression, freely receiving impulses from various styles as well as extra musical experiences. Lenka Dusilová has won six annual Anděl awards (Czech equivalent of Grammy). On the stage…

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  • TALK & CONCERT: Pascal Bentoiu: a London Homage

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • April 7 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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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 7 April,  the great musician’s artistic legacy is discussed by music critics Mihai Cosma and Richard Whitehouse and illustrated by soprano Ioana Bentoiu, the great composer’s daughter, and pianist Lena Vieru Conta. The programme features Robert Schumann’s “Frauenliebe…

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£7 (£10 on door)
  • CONCERT: Anastasiia Golovina at Lunchtime Recital: RoMantiKA

    St George the Martyr Southwark

  • April 7 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm
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  • Borough High Street SE1 1TQ
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    ‘Join this lunchtime recital to hear a programme of romantic vocal music, featuring selected vocal works by Bellini, Berio, Lizt , Schumann and Rachmaninov. Music creates a captivating love story throughout different cultures and generations. Anastasiia Golovina is currently a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Originally from Severodonetsk, Eastern Ukraine. Performers: Katherine Adams – soprano Anastasiia Golovina – soprano Miles D’Cruz -tenor Greg Reid – piano.’ (Ukrainian London)

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  • CLOUDED LANDS: Exhibition to Commemorate Chernobyl

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • April 6 to 28
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘An art exhibition commemorating the 30thanniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and the way it affected life and food in Europe. Previously, this exhibition was shown at Mystetsky Arsenal in Kyiv, Ukraine. Read more about it here (in Ukrainian). After that it travelled to Belarus, Germany, Italy, Spain and Norway.  And now finally in London! The Chernobyl Disaster occurred during the Cold War and it alarmed the whole Europe about what was safe to eat and drink. The Food of War…

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£15-£22.50
  • KINOTEKA: British Sea Power: Music for Polish Animation Classics

    Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre,

  • April 5 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
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  • Silk St. EC2Y 8DS
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    Specially commissioned for 15th KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival Closing Night. Tickets: £15-£22.50 Book online   Cumbrian art-rock sextet British Sea Power provides the live soundtrack for this selection of classic Polish animations for this specially-commissioned seated performance, as part of the 15th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival. Join them as they take us on a personal journey through their own favourites of Polish animated cinema, including Rybczyński’s Oscar-winning Tango, Szczechura’s ode to MC Escher, Journey, plus more. The members of the band are no strangers…

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£12
  • Andrzej Wajda’s “Danton” screens as part of A World to Win, a Century of Revolution on Screen

    Regent St. Cinema

  • April 5 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    ‘A season of ten revolutionary films charting some of the 20th century’s most turbulent events. Danton Director: Andrzej Wajda; Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Patrice Chereau Year: 1983, duration: 130 min; France, Poland Andrzej Wajda’s historical drama about the ideological battle between two of the French Revolution’s titanic figures – Danton and Robespierre – is an intense political allegory about the futility of violent revolution. Set in the second year of the French Revolution, the film recounts how Danton becomes…

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£10 including wine
  • TALK: Enisiej, the Russian minelayer

    Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum and

  • April 5 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 20 Princes Gate Sw7 1PT
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    ‘The Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum and Ognisko Polskie – The Polish Hearth invite you for a talk by Professor George Bailey on Enisiej, the Russian minelayer now a war grave in the Baltic Sea. Please note this talk will be held at the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum and NOT at Ognisko Polskie.’ (Ognisko)

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£7
  • SMASHED IN THE USSR: FEAR, LOATHING AND VODKA ON THE STEPPES

    Pushkin House

  • April 5 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Caroline Walton will talk about her experience of co-writing ‘Smashed in the USSR’ with Ivan Petrov, a vagrant and drunk in late Soviet times, who like Venedikt Yerofeyev was practiced in the art of mixing cocktails of glue, petrol and eau de cologne to achieve his alcoholic fix. This searing memoir is a terrifying picture of surviving on the margins of Soviet society, and the affliction of alcoholism on the nation. Conducted by Pushkin House directior, Clem Cecil. Caroline Walton’s…

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£7
  • MANDELSTAM AND TCHAIKOVSKY – “THE SEASONS”/ «ВРЕМЕНА ГОДА»

    Pushkin House

  • April 4 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘An evening of poetry and music. This will include a reading of 20 poems by Osip Mandelstam and the playing of Tchaikovsky’s 12 piano pieces, “The Seasons”/ «Времена года». The poems, which will be read between each of the piano pieces, will be read in Russian by Alla Gelich.  The text of the poems and the English translations, by Richard McKane and David Brummell, will be available. The pianist will be Nadia Giliova, who graduated from the Gnessin Academy of…

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