November 24, 2015 - December 18, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
7:00pm - 8:30pm
m a i l i n g l i s t
Second in our series examining Russian culture since Perestroika, created by Vlad Strukov (University of Leeds) and Anna Kan (University of Bristol). Tonight, contemporary art: Professor Sarah Wilson of the Courtauld Institute and Dr Maria Engstrom of Dalarna University, Sweden, trace the journey of a number of contemporary artists from the vanguard of liberal reform to their current position buttressing an extreme conservative status quo. Vlad Strukov chairs. In English.
Pre-Christmas pleasure! Our best-loved of Pushkin's verse fairy-tales, in a new translation by Antony Wood, read by Club members and friends, with Rimsky-Korsakov's Tsar-Saltan piano suite, played by Nadia Giliova. In English. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.
Fourth in a season of monthly recitals with short talks in Russian, to introduce - or re-introduce - London audiences to favourite classical piano repertoire, in memory of Vera Gornostaeva (1929-2015), Professor of Piano at the Moscow Conservatoire.
Pure nostalgic enjoyment. Come and celebrate the launch by Earth Recordings of a new 3LP / 3CD box set of music by the composer of the soundtracks to Goodbye Boys (До свидания, мальчики), Seventeen Moments of Spring (Семьнадцать мгновений весны) and The Irony of Fate (Ирония судьбы). Stephen Coates and Alex Kan introduce favourite film clips and recordings and singer Daria Kulesh performs the music live. In English, with drinks.
Pushkin House's monthly translation workshop, led by Robert Chandler. All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a good reading knowledge of Russian. In English with some Russian.
Boris Lavrenyov's heart-breaking tragedy of divided loyalties in Russia, twice filmed to public acclaim (Protazanov 1927, Chukhrai 1956), in a new adaptation for the theatre by James Elliott, brought to us by Oleg Mirochnikov and Oliver King of Belka Productions. In English.
Join director Mantas Kvedaravicus for a screening and panel discussion of his film Barzakh, about enforced disappearances in Chechnya, to mark International Human Rights Day. Discussion chaired by Masha Karp, with EHRAC's Legal Director Jessica Gavron and others. Film with English subtitles and discussion in English, followed by drinks.
Join Petrushka Studios and other families for a truly traditional Russian Christmas celebration, based on Bazhov's classic fairy tale The Little Silver Hoof: an afternoon of performance, costume, stories, and a gift for each child at the end. Performances at 1pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm. In Russian.
The radio journalist Monica Whitlock and the Oxford historian of LGBT Russia Dan Healey will explore the life and significance of the great Soviet singer, interspersed with recordings of his music. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome. In English.
Learn Russian at Pushkin House: the russian language centre