Eastern Europeans

Want to help challenge stereotypes against ‘Eastern Europeans’? Attention!

Mentorn Media are looking for UK-based people from Eastern Europe, aged 16-35, for BBC3’s ‘Things Not To Say’ series. They want to challenge the misconceptions and stereotypes they face, and call out all the ridiculous and ignorant things people say. Here’s some of the films they’ve made so far: https://www.youtube.com/playlist… Filming will take place in…

Julia Secklehner | 15/12/2018
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8th Litvak days in London

You are cordially invited to the 8th annual Litvak Days – this year dedicated to mark the centenary of Lithuania’s restored statehood – on 28-29 November and 5 December, 2018. We are delighted to announce that music is at the heart of Litvak Days 2018. On Wednesday evening, 28 November, the Embassy of Lithuania, in…

Julia Secklehner | 23/11/2018
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***CZECH100: MADE IN PRAGUE FILM FESTIVAL***

28 October – 9 December 2018 This October marks the 100thyear anniversary since the foundation of Czechoslovakia.  To inaugurate this momentous occasion the Czech Centre presents CZECH100 – a festival of art, design, fashion, theatre and film celebrating the country’s cultural achievements. Running from 28 October until 9 December, events are programmed to take place…

Julia Secklehner | 21/10/2018
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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