Welcome to Pushkin House
Pushkin House is 60 years old this year. It was created in 1954 by a group of Russian friends in a house in west London as a meeting place for people of all nationalities who are interested in Russian culture.
The home of Russian culture in London
Enjoy our programme of Russian literature, poetry, art, film, music, theatre and dance, history, philosophy and current affairs, in our beautiful early Georgian house on Bloomsbury Square. Events include lectures and talks, exhibitions, films, concerts and readings, as well as special events for children and families. We are open to visitors from 2pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and for our events on weekday evenings and Saturdays. The Pushkin House events programme runs from September to July each year: over the summer, come and take a look at our current exhibition on the visionary architect Lazar Khidekel (open Monday - Saturday afternoons). We look forward to welcoming you back for an exciting season of evening and weekend events from September.
Pushkin House was established for the enjoyment, understanding and promotion of Russian culture in all its forms and for the exchange of views in a lively, informal atmosphere, with freedom of speech a core principle.
'Pushkin occupies a unique position in the history of Russian culture, and is treasured by all Russians wherever they may be. He can truly be called the founder of original Russian literature, and at the same time he was receptive to the genius of other nations, both Western and Eastern... We could not have found a more inspiring symbol of our aspirations.’ Pushkin Club Inauguration 1954
Pushkin House is now a politically independent Registered Charity owned and run by the Pushkin House Trust.
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We are a charitable organisation and a significant part of our income comes from individual charitable donations, small and large. To maintain Pushkin House, create the best, most widely accessible cultural programmes and expand our activities in the future, we need and welcome new donors, supporters, partners and Friends. You can find out more on our Donate page.
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