Join us for an opening of our new exhibition Amateur Bird Watching at Passport Control by the Belarus-born New-York based artist Alina Bliumis. Curated by Elena Zaytseva this exhibition explores the human relationship with freedom and nature. It is built around a paradox, revealed by Bliumis in her study of the passport covers of nations all over the world: that birds, the ultimate symbol of freedom, are used on documents controlling international movement. Includes artist’s talk and Q&A. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
В программу урока входят пальчиковые игры, развивающие речь песенки, интерактивные сказки в костюмах с игрушками и креативные поделки руками малышей. Дети учатся в процессе и в общении познают себя и окружающий мир.
Back by popular demand is a screening of the Satirikon Theatre's production of The Seagull. Anton Chekhov’s first of four major plays dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters: Boris Trigorin, a well-known writer, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the would-be playwright Konstantin Tréplev.
In Russian (with English subtitles).
A book launch and reading from the first volume of Alma Classics’s new complete edition of Pushkin’s lyrics and shorter poetry – well over 700 verses – with Pushkin’s original Russian (or occasionally French) texts and English translations on facing pages.
In English and Russian.
Marita Phillips is the great-great-great granddaughter of both Pushkin and Nicholas I. She has spent many years writing the libretto for Pushkin - The Opera, which will premiere in the UK on July 11th and 12th at Grange Park Opera, with a score by Russian composer Konstantin Boyarsky. Join us to learn the background of the opera in a conversation between Marita Phillips and poet and writer Sasha Dugdale.
Pushkin House's monthly workshop, led by top translator 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).
The Russian far right is a varied, little known, and elusive and constantly changing topic of study. Joining us to provide some clarity on the matter is Professor Andrei Rogatchevski, Professor of Russian Culture and Literature at the Arctic University of Norway. Going beyond the usual format of an academic’s talk, Professor Rogatchevski will explore with us, and illustrate, the political aesthetic of Russia’s far right groups, examining the flags, insignia, posters, fictions, and songs that comprise the visual culture and aesthetic of Russia’s far right movements. This is a GB-Russia event.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union an astonishing treasure trove came to light – hundreds of thousands of maps showing in chilling detail countries and cities throughout the world. Join us for an evening of discussion based on the newly published ‘The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World’ with its authors John Davies and Alexander J Kent.
All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this one-day Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a reading knowledge of Russian. We encourage a truly collaborative approach, which is helpful and enjoyable. We will spend at least half of the time looking at a passage from a story by Teffi.
Pushkin House welcomes talented Russian pianist Anna Genuishene. Prizewinner of multiple national and international competitions, Anna is rapidly establishing herself on the European scene. Graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory, Anna is currently resides in London where she studies at the Royal Academy of Music. Her programme includes Prokofiev's monumental Eights Sonata, finished in 1944 and dedicated to his second wife.