Talk: Ukrainian-Jewish relations in the new Ukraine

The event will be in English and will be moderated by Marina Pesenti, Director of the Ukrainian Institute London. A copy of a special issue of “The Odessa Review” will be available for sale at the price of £6. For many centuries, Ukrainians and Jews lived together on the same land. The history of their cohabitation has had many…

Julia Secklehner | 07/06/2018

Jacek Dehnel in conversation with Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Oneworld Publishing and the Polish Cultural Institute in London are pleased to invite you to a series of events to promote a moving family saga Lala by one of Poland’s top writers, Jacek Dehnel (forthcoming in June by Oneworld in Antonia Lloyd-Jones‘s translation). Born in 1980, Dehnel is a poet, novelist and translator. In 2005…

Julia Secklehner | 30/05/2018

DINING & TALK: Table 55: Brough Scott

Entry price includes a welcome drink & a 3 course dinner with wine. The next meeting of the Ognisko dining club, Table 55, will be held in May with a bespoke menu produced by Jan Woroniecki and Ognisko Restaurant. The event will be held in the Salonik and as the space is limited the numbers…

Julia Secklehner | 29/05/2018

Ukraine: One Year to Presidential Elections: How to Rescue the Achievements of the Revolution of Dignity? Talk with Serhiy Leshchenko

Ukraine is at the crossroads: geopolitical, value-based and generational. Four after following the revolution of Kyiv’s Maidan, it boasts a list of achievements and a litany of failures. The discussion if the glass is half-full or half-empty, rages on. With just one year to go to the presidential elections, Ukraine stands up to new challenges:…

Julia Secklehner | 28/05/2018

From asylum seeker to UK policeman: a talk by Petr Torak MBE

Born in Liberec in the Czech Republic to Roma parents; after several racially motivated attacks, the family moved to the UK and applied for asylum. He joined the Cambridgeshire Constabulary as a Police Community Support Officer in 2006 and two years later became a Police Officer. In 2010 Torak co-founded a community group COMPAS (see…

Julia Secklehner | 15/05/2018

Journey Limitless: Travel Memoir by Simon Pruciak and Alexandra Reddaway

May 9, 7pm Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore London SW7 2AR BOOK NOW In July 2016, artist Simon Pruciak and Engineer Alexandra Reddaway set off for Brazil to commence a round the world adventure which would take them 360 days through 40 countries and across 45,000km on their motorbikes. With the objective to live…

Julia Secklehner | 09/05/2018

Talk: Eliade, Back in Belgravia

Following the enthusiastic reception in Britain of Mircea Eliade’s first novel, “Diary of a Short-Sighted Adolescent”, Istros Books continue their incursion into the renowned philosopher and author’s creative universe with an equally enthralling autobiographical novel. “Gaudeamus” is in fact “Diary’s” sequel, following Eliade’s ambitious alter ego during the university years. Professors Sorin Alexandrescuand Amanda Hopkinson…

Julia Secklehner | 08/05/2018

Talk: ‘New’ Fiction from ‘Old’ Czechoslovakia

Join Tim Beasley-Murray, translator David Short and Slovak author Richard as they discuss newly translated fiction from the Old Czechoslovakia – the little country that would have been 100 years old this year but disappeared 25 years ago. 2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War I and, with it, the foundation of…

Julia Secklehner | 08/05/2018
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Film and Q&A: Jiří Brdečka – Master of Czech Animation

A selection of Brdečka’s best animated shorts featuring among others a daring hymn to free thinking (Gallina Vogelbirdae; 1963 Grand Prix Winner at the Annecy International Animation Festival), a Gothic tale inspired by 17th Century woodcuts, a horrifying murder story reminiscent of Greek tragedy, a story of star-crossed love, and a touching miner’s ballad. These…

Julia Secklehner | 30/04/2018

Talk: Rimma Zyubina

Rimma Zyubina will talk about her recent leading role in the film “The Nest of the Turtledove” (2016) where she played Daryna, a Ukrainian woman returning home after several years of working illegally in Italy. The talk will explore a wide range of complex issues around immigration and gender, as well as the ways migration…

Julia Secklehner | 22/04/2018