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(UN)WANTED IDENTITIES: (POST-)YUGOSLAV HERITAGE AND ARCHITECTURE

SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN FUTURE FESTIVAL London, 5–6 October 2018   Contemporary Balkan Art welcomes you to a festival on (post-)Yugoslav culture, heritage and identity Rich Mix   Opening 5 October 2018, 18.30 Embassy of the Republic of Serbia 28 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB   Panel discussion Cultural Diplomacy and National Branding: The Role of Arts, Literature and…

Julia Secklehner | 02/10/2018
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Polish films at Raindance Film Festival in London

‘UK Premieres and Best Discoveries 4-5 October 2018 Raindance Film Festival Vue Piccadilly 19 Lower Regent Street London SW1Y 4LR Tower. A Bright Day dir. Jagoda Szelc, Poland, 106 min BOOK NOW  In an small rural community, Kaja returns to her family after a six-year absence, during which time her daughter Nina has been raised…

Julia Secklehner | 27/09/2018
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New East Photo Prize 2018: An exhibition celebrating photography from Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia at Calvert 22 Foundation

2018’s New East Photo Prize exhibition showcases selected work by the finalists nominated for the second edition of the New East Photo Prize. A Calvert 22 Foundation initiative supported by The Calvert Journal, the Prize champions contemporary perspectives on the people and countries of the New East – Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central…

Julia Secklehner | 08/09/2018
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NEW RUSSIAN DRAMA WEEK: 4 contemporary Russian plays

New Russian Drama Week by Xameleon Theatre Plays from the Russian speaking world. Series of rehearsed readings. Directed by London based Russian  directors – Dmitry Turchaninnov and Alice Terekhof. 13th September – Tanya Tanya by Olga Mukhina – In English with Russian surtitles. Translated by John Freedman. Directed by Dmitry Turchaninov. 14th September – Tomorrow by Natalia…

Julia Secklehner | 29/08/2018
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‘Independence’ – An open art competition

Final submission date: 5 September 2018 ‘Independence’ is an open art competition for the best interpretation commemorating 100 years of Poland regaining it’s independence (1918 – 2018). Works in any media (paintings, graphics, photography, sculpture, installations, video. Awards totalling £3000 will be awarded from The Tadeusz Murdzenski Fund. Exhibition opens: 22 September 2018 in the…

Julia Secklehner | 29/06/2018
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Discussion Review: ‘Ukraine: One Year on to Presidential Elections’ with Serhiy Leschenko – ‘an enthusiastic and cogent speaker hopeful for change’

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With one year to go before the presidential elections in Ukraine, it was a full house with standing room only at the Ukrainian Institute to hear former investigative journalist Serhiy Leschenko elected to the Ukrainian parliament in 2016. Leschenko, a leading anti-corruption campaigner sees Ukraine on a cross roads between Europe and the ‘Soviet World’. …

Alison Miller | 05/06/2018
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The Mix Charity – Event info

The Mix is sending a message to young people from EEA countries who may be affected by Brexit: ‘We are London based Youth Charity, The Mix. Whatever issue a young person is facing, The Mix is always there for them, providing help, information and support – 24/7 and 365 days a year. The Mix is…

Julia Secklehner | 15/05/2018
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Coming up this week: Romanian Film Festival in London 2018

This week, Curzon Soho hosts the 2018 edition of the Romanian Film Festival in London! Check out the trailer below for more information: https://vimeo.com/243209746 Tickets can be bought directly at Curzon Cinemas Soho: https://www.curzoncinemas.com/rff Films are shown from Wednesday 18th, to Sunday 22nd April.

Julia Secklehner | 16/04/2018
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FILM PREVIEW: ‘A Prominent Patient’ (the case of Jan Masaryk) + Q&A with Dagmar Hájková and Mark Cornwall (10/03/2018)

‘Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk tries to overcome his inner demons and relive the dramatic events leading to WWII in Julius Ševčík’s persuasive historical drama about a man who stood up for his betrayed country while feeling betrayed himself. Failing to win British support during the politics of appeasement, Jan Masaryk, Czechoslovak ambassador to London, abandons…

Robin Ashenden | 03/03/2018