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August 2017
£10.50
  • FILM: ‘O-bi, o-ba’ (Szulkin, 1985)

    Barbican Centre, Cinema 3

  • August 6 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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  • ‘In a post-apocalyptic future, we’re introduced to a group of humans living in a decrepit, isolated underground vault. The only thing that keeps them going is the promise of The Ark, a mysterious vessel said to be coming to their rescue. But does The Ark even exist? Like Waiting for Godot transferred to a post-nuclear society, O-bi O-ba is a tale of suffering and hopeless resilience, skewering any idea of redemption or saviour. This screening is preceded by: O-bi, O-ba: The End of Civilization…

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July 2017
£various
  • FILM: ‘My Summer of Love’ (Pawlikowski, 2004) at Picturehouse Cinemas

    Various Picturehouses

  • July 31
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  • ‘Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski, UK 2004, 86 mins. Pawel Pawlikowski’s BAFTA-winning drama, a potent depiction of girlhood, young love and endless summers, finally returns to the big screen. A young Emily Blunt shines as bored rich kid Tamsin, who seduces working class Mona, to the dismay of the Christian community in their small Yorkshire village.’ Hackney Picturehouse – Brixton Ritzy – Picturehouse Central – Crouch End Picturehouse – East Dulwich Picturehouse – Clapham Picturehouse – Stratford Picturehouse: 18.30-20.00 Greenwich Picturehouse: 20.30-22.00…

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£8
  • Summer of Films: Polish Film Club launches on 27 July

    The Gorringe Park Pub

  • July 27 to August 13
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  • Tooting, London,
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    ‘Polish Film Club is dedicated to bringing the best of Polish cinema to the United Kingdom. The club organises screenings of contemporary, cult and classic Polish films across various London venues, starting with its premier screening at South London’s iconic The Gorringe Park pub cinema, showcasing Maria Sadowska’s celebrated film The Art of Loving. Story of Michalina Wislocka. With an ambition of bringing the best of Poland’s growing film industry and diverse cinematic talent to the UK, the club aims…

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£10 (£8)
  • The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone

    Pushkin House

  • July 26 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Join musician Stephen Coates and photographer Paul Heartfield of the X-Ray Audio Project in a special evening ahead of the opening of their exhibition Bone Music at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. In the Soviet Union during the cold war era, the music people could listen to was ruthlessly controlled by the State. But a secret and risky subculture of music lovers and bootleggers defied the censor. Incredibly, they built homemade recording machines and found an extraordinary means of copying…

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£25 including reception after event (children under 13 free)
  • Summer Gala Concert in Aid of the Ukrainian Catholic Church

    Ukrainian Cathedral Hall

  • July 22 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • 31 Binney St. W1K 5BQ
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    ‘Featuring: Anna Starushkevych – Mezzo Soprano, Alberto Sousa – Tenor, Monique Klongtruadroke Loricchio – Soprano, Bandura Ukrainian Folk Trio Zhayvir (Taras & Natalia Stepanyak, Christina Skrypka), Jonatan Bought – Guitar, Actors: Garvan McGrath, Caroline Hames Alla Sirenko – Piano, Composer, Producer of the Concert Programme: Music to Enjoy for all – Popular Operatic arias and duets, Italian, Ukrainian, Swedish Songs, Poetry and Original Music.’ (Ukrainian London)

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£20-£100
  • Andrzej Czajkowski’s Merchant of Venice in Royal Opera House

    Royal Opera House

  • July 19 7:30 pm to July 20 10:00 pm
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  • Bow St. WC2E 9DD
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    ‘The Merchant of Venice is the only opera from British-Polish pianist and composer André Tchaikowsky, who was finishing the work when he died from cancer in 1982 at the age of 46. Its world premiere came thirty years later in 2013 at the Bregenz Festival, in a production commissioned by David Pountney in his farewell year as the festival’s intendant. The production was widely praised: John O’Brien’s faithful adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, Keith Warner’s production and most of all Tchaikowsky’s music…

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£7 (£5)
  • The Spirit of Pushkin: A Celebration in Music and Words

    Pushkin House

  • July 19 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Pushkin House’s annual celebration of Alexander Pushkin – with new translations and performances. Join poets, translators and the leading lights of Pushkin House for an evening of poetry, music and song celebrating the life of Russia’s most famous poet – in whose honour Pushkin House was founded and whose memory we cherish. Some of the best translators of Alexander Pushkin’s work will read from Pushkin’s poetry and prose; poems are being especially translated for the evening. Special themes will be…

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£7
  • TALK: Alice Grows Up: Russian Emigres and the Making of a Style Icon

    Pushkin House

  • July 18 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘From Iya Grigorievna de Gay in the 1930s to Natalia Vodianova in the early 2000s, the Russian emigree has left her own inimitable stamp on Carroll’s child heroine. This talk explores the decisive role played by Russian emigrees in drawing fashion inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, touching on reasons why Russians are attracted to Alice, Wonderland, and the Looking Glass, and the enduring influence this has had on ladies’ fashion. Kiera is Professor of Children’s Literature and Childhood Culture at…

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Free
  • NEW EVENT: Ognisko Polskie Book Club

    Ognisko Polskie

  • July 18 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘This July we are launching our brand new Ognisko Book Club! Run in collaboration with South Kensington Books, Ognisko Book Club will explore the joy of discovering new worlds in good books. In the convivial and cosy setting of the Members’ Room we can share new book discoveries and return to old friends. Our aim is to appreciate and enjoy literature on an eclectic range of interesting topics encompassing both Polish and British authors. Meetings are free of charge and…

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£25 (£10)
  • Ognisko Summer Party & Zakopane~style Barbecue

    Ognisko Polskie

  • July 16 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘Our Sunday afternoon Summer Party & Zakopane~style Barbecue takes place on the 77th anniversary of the inauguration of Ognisko Polskie – the Polish Hearth. There will be a special performance by the “Mazury” Polish dance group, live music and lots more!   Mazury Dance Company Mazury Dance Company of the Polish YMCA in London was founded in 1949 and today consists of over 120 dancers, singers and musicians in three groups from age 8 upwards. Mazury’s performances over their 60…

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£12
  • TALK: Hope, Tragedy or Myth? How does Modern Russia see the Revolution?

    British Library

  • July 13 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 96 Euston Road NW1 2DB
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    ‘A disaster best forgotten; a moment in history that produced remarkable new ideas; a global event worthy of national pride? Our panel considers the different ways the Revolution and its legacy are regarded by the Russian government, among historians and writers, and by people of different generations. What aspects of the Soviet past are being embraced and which rejected? With writers and journalists Boris Akunin, Mary Dejevsky, Arkady Ostrovsky and Mikhail Zygar. Chaired by Bridget Kendall. Enjoy food and drink…

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£10 (£9)
  • LCP DANCE THEATRE: Escape 2

    Blue Elephant Theatre

  • July 9 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 59A Bethw in Rd. SE5 0XT
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    ‘LCP Dance Theatre invites their audiences on a journey of awareness of what’s going on in the world. Escape 2 follows on from 2016’s Escape, recreating and re-telling the emotional journey of a refugee using innovative aerial dance and multimedia, against a stirring soundscape by Stefano Guzzetti. Fusing pole and silks performance with dance theatre, Escape 2 explores the impact of a new environment on a refugee, who must face social, political and psychological challenges in order to integrate with a new society. Award winning…

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Free
  • DASH ARTS: Open House at the Dacha

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • July 9 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    Drawing inspiration from the wealth of Russian literature and Folk tradition from early history through Pushkin to the present day actors from the MA Acting programme will open their house with a mixture of performance, music, story, puppetry, one-to-one theatre, song, craftsmanship and cooking.

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£10 (£9)
  • LCP DANCE THEATRE: ‘Escape 2’

    Blue Elephant Theatre

  • July 7 8:00 pm to July 8 10:00 pm
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  • 59A Bethw in Rd. SE5 0XT
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      ‘LCP Dance Theatre invites their audiences on a journey of awareness of what’s going on in the world. Escape 2 follows on from 2016’s Escape, recreating and re-telling the emotional journey of a refugee using innovative aerial dance and multimedia, against a stirring soundscape by Stefano Guzzetti. Fusing pole and silks performance with dance theatre, Escape 2 explores the impact of a new environment on a refugee, who must face social, political and psychological challenges in order to integrate with a new society. Award…

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£60
  • ‘Curious Encounters’ – Alice in Wonderland-Inspired Pop-Up Event & Immersive Food Experience

    Pushkin House

  • July 7 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    “Curious Encounters” “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” Let’s all get a little mad for a day. Take an immersive trip down a “rabbit hole” at this Alice in Wonderland-based pop-up experience created by ProДukt (formerlyRussian Revels) within the framework of the exhibition, Geometry of Nonsense. You can expect a fanciful setting, eccentric encounters, unexpected nibbles. You will have a…

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Free
  • POSK: The Soul’s Journey Through Art – Exhibition of Iconic Paintings

    POSK

  • July 7 8:00 am to July 21 5:00 pm
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  • 238-246 Kings St W6 ORF
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    ‘The timeless classical beauty, which icons express, continues to be relevant today. Harmonies in the lines and in the compositions create an inner peace. Dostoyevsky once wrote that, “Art will redeem the world”. “I believe this wholeheartedly”, says Anna Geldon, founder of this Polish icon painting school. She herself is an artist, art historian, as well as professional icon painter. Teaching icon painting over the years, she observes with both interest and joy, that not only do students improve their…

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£20 (£16/£5)
  • Pushkin House Music Salon: Beethoven and Shostakovich with Navarra Quartet

    Pushkin House

  • July 6 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘PROGRAMME: Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) String Quartet in C major Op. 20 No. 2 Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Quartettsatz in C minor D703 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet in F minor Op. 95 ‘Serioso’ Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975) String Quartet in B-flat majorNo. 5 Op. 92 Since its formation in 2002, the Navarra Quartet has built an international reputation as one of the most dynamic and poetic string quartets of today. Selected for representation by the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) from…

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Free
  • ROMANIAN CINEMATEQUE: ‘Back Home’ (Cohn, 2015)

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • July 6 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘We are excited to continue our Cinematheque with a brilliant film that resonates across all cultures, ‘Back Home’ by Romanian director Andrei Cohn, a bitter-sweet comedy about the difficulties of confronting one’s past. If you miss it at the Cinematheque, you can see the film at the artFix, on July 7th, as part of our new partnership with the Woolwich cultural hub. Robert (Alexandru Papadopol), a poet and journalist from Bucharest, visits his native village after many years. His mother…

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Free
  • DASH ARTS: Open House at the Dacha

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • July 6 10:00 am to July 7 4:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘Drawing inspiration from the wealth of Russian literature and Folk tradition from early history through Pushkin to the present day actors from the MA Acting programme will open their house with a mixture of performance, music, story, puppetry, one-to-one theatre, song, craftsmanship and cooking.’ (DA)

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£18 including concert, buffet and wine.
  • Ognisko Musical Moments Concert

    Ognisko Polskie

  • July 3 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘Opera in the Meantime Opera in the Meantime is a brand new opera company based in Greenwich. A small group of talented young singers and musicians present ‘Suor Angelica’, one of Puccini’s best-loved operas. ‘Suor Angelica’ begins by painting a beautiful picture of the quiet life lived in a rural convent. There is mystery surrounding one nun in particular, Sister Angelica, whose sad past emerges as the plot unfolds.’ Suor Angelica’ runs for approximately one hour, originally written to be…

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£16
  • CONCERT: Classics for Kids – Rachmaninov and Prokofiev

    Pushkin House

  • July 2 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    “Classics for kids” is a specially designed series of entertaining, fun and highly interactive concert for kids. The musicians will talk about the composers and the pieces they are playing. These concerts should not be missed by parents who love classical music and want to share its beauty with their kids. Performers: Yulia Chaplina – piano Yulia on First Prize and the Gold Medal in the prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition for Junior Musicians in 2004, going on to perform regularly as…

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£16 (£14)
  • Lecture/Recitall with Yulia Chaplina and Jonathan Deakin: Music of the Russian Revolution 1917

    Pushkin House

  • July 2 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Lecture – recital Music of the Russian Revolution 1917 Yulia Chaplina (piano & narration) Jonathan Deakin (guest performer, piano duo) A wonderful 60 mins programme of Russian piano music is presented by Yulia Chaplina and Jonathan Deakin (no interval). The programme includes music by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev written during the 1917 Russian Revolution as well as other compositions written before and after, illustrating the evolution in compositional styles through this turbulent period of Russian history. This recital will be narrated…

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June 2017
£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Screening & Discussion: “ILFANDPETROV” with Director Roman Liberov

    Pushkin House

  • June 30 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Documentary animation film “ILFANDPETROV”, is  about the legendary Soviet satirist duo Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov,  whose novels about con man Ostap Bender in The Twelve Chairs (1928) and The Little Golden Calf (1931) – are amongst the most beloved and frequently quoted works in Russian literature. In this film creators repeated the route of the book  “One stored America” (as Little Golden America) and also visited Odessa, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Paris, added their film with revived paintings of the 1920s and…

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Free but registration essential
  • DASH CAFE: The Revolution that Changed the World

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • June 28 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘Our June Café, at the heart of our REVOLUTION17 year, will be a probing investigation into the gripping events of 1917 in Petrograd, the year of revolutions that changed the world: what exactly happened between the less known February revolution and the iconic October uprising. Located within the pop-up installation of the Dacha at Rich Mix, exciting conversation between special guests including Orlando Figes will be accompanied by film clips compiled by our friends Obskura, music and, as always, our brilliant…

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£45
  • OGNISKO Dining Club: Table 55

    Ognisko Polskie

  • June 28 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW72PN
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    ‘The first meeting of the new Ognisko dining club, Table 55, will be held on Wednesday, 28th June, 2017 from 7pm. The cost will be £45 per person and payment will be required before the event takes place. The event will be held in the Salonik and as the space is limited the numbers able to attend will be limited to around 30. We have been able to arrange a speaker, James “Ox” van Often, a former NASA astronaut, who…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: FILM NIGHT – Screenings of “YAHHA” by Rashid Nugmanov and “ROCK” by Alexey Uchitel

    Pushkin House

  • June 26 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Short film “Yahha” Director: Rashid Nugmanov, 1986. Widely recognized as one of the most influential filmmakers and key political leaders in Central Asia, Rachid Nugmanov has directed only a handful of films, but two of them made cinema history, one of which is The Needle (1988). In Russian with English subtitles. Documentary film “ROCK”  Director: Alexey Uchitel, 1988.’ (PH) 

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£12 (£6)
  • ART EVENT: Miroslaw Balka and Joseph Rykwert in conversation Fragments: memory and conflict

    Geological Society

  • June 26 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • Burlington House W1J 0BD
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    ‘Acclaimed artist Miroslaw Balka and architectural historian Joseph Rykwert discuss the role that art and architecture play in shaping the politics of memory around conflict. Conflict leaves a mark upon cities, societies and culture that endures not only in the sensibilities of the generations living it, but also in the identities of those that follow. In the aftermath, memories of conflict continue to have great impact, frequently creating greater political awareness and engagement. Culture reflects the values of a society…

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Free
  • MUSIC EVENT: An Audience with Wolodymyr Luciw

    The Ukrainian Cathedral Hall

  • June 25 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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  • Duke St. W1K 5BQ
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    ‘An audience with Wolodymyr Luciw, the man behind the great entertainer Tino Valdi. Event is presented by Eugene Nykolyszyn. Join to see musical & biographical film about Wolodymur Luciw and his long and glamorous music career in the UK and in Europe. Volodymyr Havrylovych Luciv, born 1929, is a Ukrainian bandurist and tenor. He learned to play the bandura from Hryhory Nazarenko in the Leontovych Bandurist Capella in Goslar, Germany. He completed his Conservatory music studies in 1957 in Rome majoring…

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£48 including dinner
  • OGNISKO Midsummer Night Dinner & Dance

    Ognisko Polskie

  • June 24 7:30 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘On Saturday 24th June, Ognisko will hold its annual Midsummer Night Dinner and Dance in the Ballroom ( Noc Swietojanska ). Traditionally the occasion of St John’s Eve has always been marked in Poland. The evening begins at 7.30pm when guests will be greeted with a sparkling glass of prosecco. Entertainment will be provided by one of our regulars, the versatile Alexei, on the grand piano. A delicious two course meal will be served by Jan Woroniecki’s Ognisko restaurant, together…

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£12 (£10)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: The Moscow Art Theatre’s Screening: ‘The Cherry Orchard’

    Pushkin House

  • June 24 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘First produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this production of Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, is more relevant today than it was over a hundred years ago. Adolf Shapiro’s interpretation asks the question, where would the characters of this play live today years after their cherry orchard has been cut down? The answer, which lies in the material world created by set…

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Free
  • EXHIBITION: Aleš Čermák at Gasworks Summer Open Studios

    Gasworks

  • June 24 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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  • 155 Vauxhall Street SE11 5RH
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    ‘Drop by and get to know the visiting artists at this free event offering London audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that the artists have been developing over the past three months. Featuring Aleš Čermák (Czech Republic), Claudia Pagès (Spain), Ieva Kraule (Latvia), Minja Gu (South Korea). Open Studios 12-6pm Artist Talks 4pm Czech artist Aleš Čermák has been selected for Czech Centre London Residency at Gasworks which runs till 26 June…

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Free
  • DASH ARTS DACHA: A Weekend in the Summer of 1917

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • June 24 12:00 pm to June 25 12:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘Summer has arrived in our Dacha at Rich Mix, shortly after the abdication of Tsar Nicholas 11, in the year of 1917. The Popov Family are spending a weekend in their Dacha in Vyritsa, several hours outside Petrograd as chaos reigns in the city.’

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£20
  • DASH EVENT – Late at the Library: The Storming of the Library

    British Library

  • June 23 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
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  • 96 Euston Road NW1 2DB
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    ‘Play your part in recreating the drama, part theatre spectacle, part mass participation, part film-set, this thrilling event is inspired by the extraordinary agit-prop Revolutionary Festivals staged in Petrograd in 1918-20. With designs by avant-garde artists and huge casts, the original re-stagings attempted to celebrate and even out do the original events, and were a great inspiration to film makers such as Eisenstein. Join us for an evening of performance, music, film and spectacle accompanied by the turbo-punk energy of…

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Free but booking essential
  • Poetry reading by Bulgarian poet Aksinia Mihaylova

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • June 23 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 reading by Bulgarian poet Aksinia Mihaylova on 23 of June at 7 pm., in “Sofia” Gallery. Aksinia will present her favorite poems from two of her poetry collections – “Unbuttoning the Body” and “Switching Mirrors”. Some of the poems will be presented in English so that the English-speaking audience can get acquainted with the work of the famous Bulgarian poet. Mihaylova is the author of several poetry books, including the award-winning “A…

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£15 (£12)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Panel Discussion with Djurdja Bartlett, Artemy Troitsky & Alex Kan: Alternative Fashion of the 1980s in USSR

    Pushkin House

  • June 23 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Alternative Fashion of the 1980-s in USSR One of Kino’s most characteristic features was their impeccable visual style. Explosion of avant-garde fashion and style was a part of overall youth energy and creativity liberation characteristic of Gorbachev’s Perestroika in the USSR. In this panel fashion historian Djurdja Bartlett, music critic Artemy Troitsky and cultural historian Alexander Kan will explore most vivid manifestations of avant-garde fashion and style in new Soviet art of the 1980s.’ (PH)

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Free but booking essential
  • Góbi Dance Company: Don’t Fuss! Drums, feelings, trauma

    Cecil Sharp House

  • June 22 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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  • 2 Regent's Park Road NW1 7AY
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    ‘Don’t Fuss!’ is a duet by the Góbi Dance Company. Through music and dance Rita Góbi and Dávid Szegő (drums) are exploring the self and the constant present, which is sometimes very hard to face. The 40-minute long dance performance is analysing the elements of a relationship focusing on hysteria and the aftermath. The performance is connecting the rhytm of the drums and the humor that is ‘hidden’ in a couple’s daily life, but can be observed by an outsider. And…

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£15 (£5)
  • Czech Cubist Architecture comes to London

    St John’s Notting Hill

  • June 22 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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  • Lansdowne Crescent W11 2NN
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    ‘Czech National Trust Abroad (CNTA) is bringing to London an Exhibition of unique Czech Cubist architecture introduced by its author Professor Arch. Zdenek Lukes and CNTA also celebrates the 3rd anniversary of the Launch of the Czech National Trust with live jazz and a reception. Guest of honour Catherine Leonard, Secretary General of  International National Trust Organization INTO Czech Architectural Cubism, a unique style reflected in a number of structures built in Prague and elsewhere between 1911-1914 and then briefly…

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Free
  • DASH EVENT – FILM: And Quiet Flows The Don (1957)

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • June 22 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘A rare opportunity to experience this stunning 5+-hour epic film directed by Sergey Gerasimov telling the story of the lives of the Cossacks in a village in Southern Russia between 1912 and 1922 – adapted from one of the classics of early Soviet literature (author Mikhail Sholokhov.eventually won the Nobel Prize for Literature primarily for this four-part epic). The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossack, who is torn between his first and true love Aksiniya, and his wife Natalya.…

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£50
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Zima Supper Club: History of Food after the Revolution with Alexei Zimin

    Pushkin House

  • June 21 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Join us for an evening of Soviet cuisine in collaboration with Zima Restaurant and celebrated chef Alexei Zimin. Enjoy a seven-course meal of dishes recreated from the Soviet period including the revolutionary period, NEP and thereafter – all made with the best possible ingredients of today. The dinner will be served in our beautiful main room and Alexei will perform a cooking demonstration while you eat and talk about the food, its history and the renewed interest in these dishes…

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Free but booking essential
  • LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE: Spaces of Memory, Spaces of Heritage

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • June 21 10:00 am to June 30 5:00 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘Exhibition Preview & Talk: Wednesday 21 June, 7pm. The exhibition is open until 30 June, Monday to Friday between 10 am – 5 pm The London Festival of Architecture, a citywide celebration of international built environment, now in its 10th year, provides the perfect setting for a showcase of the finest conservation projects in Romania. The exhibition, which opens at the RCI gallery, is accompanied by a conversation with architect Vlad Sebastian Rusu, the author of the major restoration works at…

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