You are what you eat: Russian food and identity with Alissa Timoshkina
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

You are what you eat: Russian food and identity with Alissa Timoshkina

Join us for an evening with food writer and curator of dining experiences, Alissa Timoshkina. She will speak about her debut cookbook Salt&Time: recipes from the Russian kitchen, in which she transforms perceptions of the food of the former Soviet Union and in particular her home Siberia – the crossroads of Eastern European and Central Asian cuisine – with a collection of 100 inviting recipes adapted for modern tastes and Western kitchens. In conversation with Zuka Zak - author of the best selling Polish cookbook ‘Polska’. A glass of wine and canapes are included in the ticket price.

In English

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MANUSCRIPTS BURN: ON TRANSLATING CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE WORKS OF WITNESS WITH KATHERINE E. YOUNG
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

MANUSCRIPTS BURN: ON TRANSLATING CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE WORKS OF WITNESS WITH KATHERINE E. YOUNG

American poet and translator Katherine E. Young discusses the ethical and practical challenges translators face when working with contemporary Russian-language literature that involves protest, dissent, and/or witness in its home culture. The talk will include readings from Young’s recent translations of Akram Aylisli’s Farewell, Aylis: A Non-Traditional Novel in Three Works (a book that was burned in Azerbaijan in 2013) and Xenia Emelyanova, Inna Kabysh, Lyudmyla Khersonska, and Iya Kiva, poets writing on both sides of the Ukraine-Russia conflict. This event is organised by Pushkin Club and all are welcome.

In English

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EXCLUSIVE ONE TIME ONLY PERFORMANCE BY LEADING RUSSIAN THEATRE TEATR.DOC Misha & Lena
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

EXCLUSIVE ONE TIME ONLY PERFORMANCE BY LEADING RUSSIAN THEATRE TEATR.DOC Misha & Lena

Pushkin House is delighted to present an exclusive performance of the play “Misha and Lena” by ground-breaking Russian theatre company Teatr.doc. This deeply moving play is about Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina, the founders of Teatr.doc using material from their social media posts over many years, telling the story of their own relationship and that of the theatre, and the problems they faced right up to their untimely deaths in April and May 2018. Gremina and Ugarov brought a new voice to Russian theatre, and documented political repressions in Russia over recent years. Followed by Q&A with Zarema Zaudinova, during which she will talk about the history of Teatr.doc & its future. This event is organised in association with the Stanislavski Centre at Rose Bruford College and ARCC.

In English with Russian subtitles

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RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE EASTER INTENSIVE bEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN COURSE
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE EASTER INTENSIVE bEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN COURSE

If you’ve never studied Russian before and can’t wait until the start of our April term, this is your chance! Sign up to cover a whole term’s worth of study in just two weeks. Study in a small group with native speaker, qualified teachers, and a specialised coursebook. Lessons are 6.30-9pm, weekday evenings from 29th March – 11th April

 

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RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE 1:1 EXAM PREP SESSIONS/ Various time slots available
Apr
1
5:30 PM17:30

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE 1:1 EXAM PREP SESSIONS/ Various time slots available

Many students find their oral exams daunting – why not get some expert support and reassurance with a 1:1 Exam Prep Session? Practice your speaking skills with one of our friendly, professional teachers in a relaxed environment and get some useful feedback and pointers on how to improve. The 1-hour session is tailored to your level and unique language skills, so you’ll come away with increased confidence at speaking Russian, and a whole host of practical tips to use to help you in your upcoming exam.

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Screening of LET ME JUST BE/Можно я просто буду? by Matvey Troshinkin
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Screening of LET ME JUST BE/Можно я просто буду? by Matvey Troshinkin

Part of our Mother Tongue Season: Zhenya Tsoy is a drag artist who impersonates the grandees of Russian pop. He has a large following and is much in demand. Despite this, life as a drag artist in Russia is challenging. Tsoy is a diva who lives for his art, earning a living at festivals and in night clubs but also giving his time for free helping the marginalised, such as the inmates of psychiatric institutions. This documentary provides a unique insight into the realities of LGBTQ life in today’s Russia. By Director Matvey Troshinkin.

In Russian with English subtitles

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RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN DAY
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN DAY

Take your first steps towards speaking fluent Russian! Come along and meet the teachers and staff of the Russian Language Centre: find out more about the January term (starting 15th  April 2019), browse course materials, learn more about taking a Russian language examination, take a free taster class for beginners, attend the free Russian exam Q and A session, and more!

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SCREENING: ANNA KARENINA (Moscow Operetta Theatre)
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

SCREENING: ANNA KARENINA (Moscow Operetta Theatre)

Stage Russia and Pushkin House present a premier screening of Anna Karenina, a spectacular, breathtaking, emotional, high-tech production based on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy. Featuring Moscow musical scene stars Ekaterina Guseva, Natalia Bystrova, Sergey Lee, Andrey Birin, Alexander Marakulin, Lika Rulla, from a score by Roman Ignatyev and a libretto by Yuliy Kim.

In Russian with English subtitles

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GREETINGS FROM THE BARRICADES: Revolutionary Postcards in Imperial Russia
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

GREETINGS FROM THE BARRICADES: Revolutionary Postcards in Imperial Russia

Amid the chaos and violence of the 1905 Revolution in Russia, the Tsar’s opponents printed and distributed vast quantities of picture postcards. Easy to share, hide and smuggle, postcards were a way to beat the censor and spread a message of defiance. In this talk, Tobie Mathew will offer an illustrated overview of opposition postcards under the Tsars, showing how this vibrant new form of communication served to spread revolutionary belief and disrupt the Imperial status quo.

In English

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Sexual Counter-Revolutions and Queer Lives
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Sexual Counter-Revolutions and Queer Lives

Part of our Mother Tongue Season: In this talk Alexander Kondakov will explore the political economy of violence in Russia and beyond, focusing on the structure and drivers of the current sexual counter-revolution by studying emotions manifested in violence against queer populations in Russia. The evening will be introduced by Dr. Richard Mole, UCL, who will also chair a Q&A session with the audience.

In English

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Vysotsky in English: A Performance by Vadim Astrakhan
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Vysotsky in English: A Performance by Vadim Astrakhan

Vladimir Vysotsky, though hugely popular in Russia, is almost unknown in the rest of the world. Against this injustice stands US-based singer-songwriter Vadim Astrakhan and his long-running project translating Vysotsky’s songs into English. Now Astrakhan, on tour in Europe, brings ‘Vysotsky in English’ to the UK, hosted by Pushkin House. This promises to be a cheerful and original event, where English-speakers can hear and learn about Russia’s bard, and Russians can enjoy his music from a new perspective.

In English with some Russian

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Making the Women of the Gulag - a Filmmaker speaks: Marianna Yarovskaya in conversation with Konstantin Borovoi
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Making the Women of the Gulag - a Filmmaker speaks: Marianna Yarovskaya in conversation with Konstantin Borovoi

Join us for an evening with filmmaker Marianna Yarovskaya director of ground breaking documentary film  Women of the Gulag, that tells the compelling and tragic stories of the female last survivors of the Gulag, the brutal system of repression and terror that devastated the Soviet population under Stalin. Yarovskaya will talk about the making of the film,  how she found the women and interacted with them. She will also show outtakes of the film, and go into some of the stories that didn't make it into the film. 

In English

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'Welcome fair Russ': a curator's talk with Stephen Patterson
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

'Welcome fair Russ': a curator's talk with Stephen Patterson

Part of our ongoing Romanov Season: 2019 marks the 145 anniversary of the only direct marriage between the British Royal and Russian Imperial families; the wedding in January 1874 of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna.  In this illustrated talk, Stephen Patterson, co-curator of the current exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Russia: Royalty and the Romanovs will explore the negotiations for the wedding, the ceremonies and celebrations in St Petersburg, Moscow, Windsor and London and the art in the Royal Collection associated with the dynastic union. This event is jointly organised with Friends of the Hermitage UK.

In English

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APRIL FULL DAY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP WITH ROBERT CHANDLER
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

APRIL FULL DAY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP WITH ROBERT CHANDLER

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.

In English with some Russian

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CLASSICS FOR KIDS: WITH Yulia Chaplina & Jonathan Deakin. Rachmaninov, Sviridov, Prokofiev, Handel, Sheeran
Apr
28
1:30 PM13:30

CLASSICS FOR KIDS: WITH Yulia Chaplina & Jonathan Deakin. Rachmaninov, Sviridov, Prokofiev, Handel, Sheeran

"Классика для детей" это познавательно – увлекательно - интерактивный концерт для детей и их родителей! В концерте исполнители будут не только играть, но и сами рассказывать о произведениях и композиторах в доступной для детей форме. Для детей 5+. 

In Russian

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Yulia Chaplina & Jonathan Deakin: Russian and British Composers
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Yulia Chaplina & Jonathan Deakin: Russian and British Composers

Join us for a delightful afternoon of British and Russian piano music as part of the UK - Russia Year of Music 2019. The programme will include the gorgeous Sonata No. 2 by Rachmaninov and the lyrical and mysterious Sonata No. 9 by Prokofiev as well as several works for piano duo: the Valse from the Cinderella Suite, Sviridov's beautiful Valse from the Snowstorm Suite, Khachatutyan's Valse from the Masquerade Suite, Elgar's Salut d'Amour and many other delightful pieces by contemporary British composers - Gabriel Prokofiev, Matthew Sheeran and York Bowen.

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FILM SCREENING: HERE AND NOW
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

FILM SCREENING: HERE AND NOW

Set to an edgy hip hop beat, Here & Now is an impressive feature film debut for its director Roma Shumunov. His sensitively-portrayed social drama is told through the eyes of Andrey, a young Russian immigrant struggling to live with his family in the slums of Ashdod and assimilate into Israeli society. HERE AND NOW is part of SERET Film Festival in London.

In Hebrew, Russian with English subtitles

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PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: DOSTOEVSKY AND THE IDIOT – 150th ANNIVERSARY
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: DOSTOEVSKY AND THE IDIOT – 150th ANNIVERSARY

Join our wine expert Tanya Nesterova for an evening dedicated to Fyodor Dostoevsky. Like many cultured Russians at the time, Dostoevsky travelled a lot, albeit sometimes under hard circumstances. During the tasting, we’ll follow in his footsteps and learn about the wines he used to drink or could have drunk. We’ll talk about the history of those wines, taste the styles of wines traditionally produced in the areas where he stayed and were popular with Russians in the past and in the present.

In English

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Queer Art in Contemporary Russia: Hard to Find and Easy to Misapprehend?
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Queer Art in Contemporary Russia: Hard to Find and Easy to Misapprehend?

Part of our Mother Tongue Season: In spite of the present hostile environment, there has been an explosion of queer artistic practice in recent years in Russia. In this talk academic and author Vlad Strukov will explore how recent legislation in Russia has affected cultural production, especially the visual arts. He will also analyse recent exhibitions of contemporary art to reveal the actual scope and dynamics of queer art in Russia. The evening will be hosted by Dr. Galina Miazhevich of Cardiff University.

In English

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PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: Antonina Suhanova Piano Recital
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: Antonina Suhanova Piano Recital

Part of our Music Salon programme: In her Pushkin House recital programme Latvian pianist Antonina Suhanova explores creative and personal bonds between early 20th century Eastern European composers. Brought together by their love of music and mutual teachers, Kalnins, Vitols, Arensky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Siloti socialised, conversed and inspired each other’s masterpieces, engaging in fierce disputes. The programme invites the audience to reflect on the diversity of the styles of these five composers united by their love and appreciation of the Russian musical tradition.

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Pushkin House 2019 Book Prize Dinner & Ceremony
Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Pushkin House 2019 Book Prize Dinner & Ceremony

Join the shortlisted authors and jurors for the unveiling of the 2019 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize Winner in the atmospheric Charterhouse, London. The prize, now in its 7th year, rewards the very best non-fiction writing about the Russian speaking world. Early bird and Friends of Pushkin House tickets now on sale.


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Premiere Screening: Onegin (The Red Torch Theatre)
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Premiere Screening: Onegin (The Red Torch Theatre)

Timofey Kulyabin's Golden Mask Award winning Onegin removes all expectations of Pushkin's novel in verse and places you not in some historical epoch, but in today's world, immersed in the inner thoughts, hopes, despairs, passions and disappointments that drift in, through and around the 4 central figures, Onegin, Tatiana, Olga and Lensky. There are no grand balls, no fans, no lorgnettes, no "Encyclopedia of Russian life". Just a quiet love story that perfectly conveys the attitude of the great poet and how very much his masterwork still resonates with our 21st century reality.

In Russian with English subtitles

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(SOLD OUT) MARCH FULL DAY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP WITH ROBERT CHANDLER
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

(SOLD OUT) MARCH FULL DAY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP WITH ROBERT CHANDLER

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.

In English with some Russian

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Pushkin the Radical: The Dystopian Vision of his Masterpiece, The Bronze Horseman
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Pushkin the Radical: The Dystopian Vision of his Masterpiece, The Bronze Horseman

In The Man Who Shook His Fist at the Tsar - Jack Robertson explores the historical backdrop to this work by Pushkin which is revered in Russia but comparatively unknown in the West. He provides a new verse translation of the poem, written in modern accessible English, and reveals a side to Pushkin as much more than a poet and playwright - he was also a serious historian who identified with and gave voice to the radical tradition in Russia. Join author Jack Robertson in conversation with Pushkin House Director Clem Cecil.

In English

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(SOLD OUT) Evening with writer Alexei Ivanov and Screening of the Ridge of Russia/ Вечер с писателем Алексеем Ивановым и показ фильма Хребет России
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

(SOLD OUT) Evening with writer Alexei Ivanov and Screening of the Ridge of Russia/ Вечер с писателем Алексеем Ивановым и показ фильма Хребет России

Read Russia presents an evening with writer Alexei Ivanov, and the screening of the first of the series Ridge of Russia. Ivanov will be in conversation with Anastasia Koro. Читай Россию/Read Russia представит встречу с писателем Алексеем Ивановым, в рамках которой будет показана первая серия фильма «Хребет России». Ведущая – Анастасия Коро.

In Russian and English

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Maslenitsa - festival of Russian Songs and Traditions: Evening event
Mar
10
4:30 PM16:30

Maslenitsa - festival of Russian Songs and Traditions: Evening event

The second part of the Maslenitsa festival will kick off with a demonstration of traditional costume. Guests will get a chance to learn about village fashion, dress up and watch or participate in our ‘catwalk’. This will be followed by a delicious meal that guests will enjoy while listening to a performance from IZBA choir (London) and Vereia (Vilnius) . The festival will wrap up with a joyful ‘vechorka’ (or ‘evening party’).

In English and Russian

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(SOLD OUT) Maslenitsa - festival of Russian Songs and Traditions: Family Event
Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

(SOLD OUT) Maslenitsa - festival of Russian Songs and Traditions: Family Event

A day-long special Shrovetide celebration - Maslenitsa - with IZBA club for both grown ups and kids alike. At this festival of Russian traditions and folk music, guests will be welcomed with village songs and instrumental compositions, all from different regions of Russia and the Ukraine. There will be pancakes (‘blini’) aplenty – the symbol of the sun symbolising the shift from winter to spring. The arrival of Maslenitsa (Shrovetide) will be celebrated by making dolls, under the guidance of a master doll maker. There will also be traditional games to play and dancing in the round.

In English and Russian

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(FULLY BOOKED) Mother Tongue/ Родная речь: Panel Discussion with Yevgeniy Fiks, Prof Sarah Wilson, Juliet Jacques, and Prof Dan Healey
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

(FULLY BOOKED) Mother Tongue/ Родная речь: Panel Discussion with Yevgeniy Fiks, Prof Sarah Wilson, Juliet Jacques, and Prof Dan Healey

Part of our Mother Tongue Season: Join us for a panel discussion with artist Yevgeniy Fiks in conversation with Professor Sarah Wilson, Juliet Jacques, and Professor Dan Healey, to mark the opening of our new exhibition Mother Tongue/ Родная речь which will take place on the same day from 7pm - 8.30pm.

In English

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ESPIONAGE AND THE TELEGRAPH: AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE with BARBARA EMERSON
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

ESPIONAGE AND THE TELEGRAPH: AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE with BARBARA EMERSON

There was mounting evidence that Russia, using the latest technology, the telegraph, was successfully deciphering the British government’s enciphered communications throughout the second half of the 19th century. But it was only with the opening of the Russian archives that the full extent of Russian cipher breaking became clear. By reading the dispatches of British diplomats, Russia secured an invaluable tool in pursuing its ambitions in Europe and Central Asia. This event is organised by the GB-Russia Society and tickets are only available from the GB-Russia Society website: www.gbrussia.org

In English

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Дендизм русской деревни: из истории традиционного мужского костюма. Вечер с Андреем Боровским
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Дендизм русской деревни: из истории традиционного мужского костюма. Вечер с Андреем Боровским

Картуз с цветком и красная косоворотка - насколько это привычный образ мужского русского костюма соответствует истине? Какие фасоны русские женщины позаимствовали у мужчин, а дворяне — у крестьян? Носили ли крестьяне галстуки? В какой момент в российской культуре народный костюм начал жить отдельно от народа? И почему именно мужчины на протяжении столетий были проводниками моды в русской деревне?

На русском языке

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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING

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. 

На русском языке

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Pushkin’s Love Lyrics
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Pushkin’s Love Lyrics

An evening devoted to Pushkin’s love lyrics. The poems will be recited in Russian by Alla Gelich and read in English translation by guest readers, Lucy Daniels and Penelope Dimond. Many of Pushkin’s love poems were set to music by Russian composers, and two of these will be performed by the singer/guitarist, Lila Milone and Julian Milone (violin). The evening will be introduced by David Brummell. This event is organised by Pushkin Club and all are welcome.

In English and Russian

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Daria Kulesh presents: Long Lost Home, Remembered
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Daria Kulesh presents: Long Lost Home, Remembered

A memorial concert in honour of the victims and survivors of Aardakh, also known as Operation Lentil - Stalin's brutal deportation of the Ingush and the Chechens, perpetrated exactly 75 years ago. Songs from Daria Kulesh that will break your heart - but then mend it, showing you an incredible, inspiring triumph of the human spirit over brutality and injustice.

In English

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(SOLD OUT) Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century with Alexandra Popoff
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

(SOLD OUT) Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century with Alexandra Popoff

Alexandra Popoff’s talk will cover Grossman’s life, beginning with his upbringing in a secular, assimilated Jewish family; his early writing career and journalistic fame that peaked during the war when he reported from Stalingrad and Treblinka. The discussion will focus on Grossman’s novel Stalingrad, published in 1952 during Stalin’s campaign against the Jews and foreigners. The prequel to Life and Fate, this novel will soon appear in a translation by Robert Chandler - who will be chairing this evening. This event is organised by Pushkin Club and all are welcome.

In English

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(SOLD OUT) For Fashion's Sake: Identity and Future in Russian Fashion
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

(SOLD OUT) For Fashion's Sake: Identity and Future in Russian Fashion

To coincide with London Fashion Week Pushkin House is pleased to present a panel discussion featuring three acclaimed Russian designers Dasha Pomerantseva, Daria Razumikhina, Tatiana Ashakova, personal stylist Natasha Vinnikova and founder of a sustainable fashion project U DIG Daria Dergunova. The event will be chaired by writer, actor and fashionista Gavino di Vino. Followed by a mini fashion show featuring the work of the three designers, and an opportunity to purchase clothes and accessories from a pop-up shop created for the evening.

In English

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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Feb
16
10:30 AM10:30

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING

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. 

На русском языке

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Feeling Space, Making Space: Mikhail Chekhov and Theatre Design. A talk by Sinéad Rushe
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Feeling Space, Making Space: Mikhail Chekhov and Theatre Design. A talk by Sinéad Rushe

Mikhail Chekhov (1891-1955) was one of the most renowned Russian actors and pioneering acting teachers of the twentieth century. The emphasis in his teaching was on the imagination and psychophysical acting. However, what is less known, is that he also elaborated a rich set of ideas about scenography and theatre design. In this talk, award-winning theatre director Sinéad Rushe provides a fresh look at this relatively under-appreciated side of Chekhov’s work.

In English

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Pushkin House Wine Club: PUSHKIN IN LOVE – VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Pushkin House Wine Club: PUSHKIN IN LOVE – VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL

This year’s Valentine’s Day Wine Club will be devoted to Pushkin and his wife, Natalia Goncharova. We will revisit 19th century Russian high society, and the wines that Pushkin, the founder of modern Russian literature, may have enjoyed. Please join us and find out what it was like to live in style in Russia nearly 200 years ago. And as usual, someone will go home with a prize wine after winning the mini-quiz.

In English

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Screening & Q&A with director Yury Butusov : The Satirikon Theatre's The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Feb
11
5:00 PM17:00

Screening & Q&A with director Yury Butusov : The Satirikon Theatre's The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

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. Introduced by director Yury Butusov.

In Russian with English subtitles

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Premiere Screening: Smile Upon Us, Lord (Vakhtangov Theatre)
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Premiere Screening: Smile Upon Us, Lord (Vakhtangov Theatre)

Rimas Tuminas' adaptation of two novels by fellow Lithuanian, Grigory Kanovich, is a dreamy, ruminative, comedic road trip, centering around the parlous fortunes of Eastern European Jews at the start of the 20th century. A period piece that carries a modern conscious, Smile Upon Us, is a Becket-like "Waiting for Jehovah" that has garnered rave reviews during its recent runs in both London and New York, and promises to be just as memorable on the big screen.

In Russian with English subtitles

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The rediscovery of Dorothy L Sayers in Russia, a talk with her translator
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

The rediscovery of Dorothy L Sayers in Russia, a talk with her translator

Join us for an evening of discussion with the Russian translator of quintessentially British writer - Dorothy L Sayers, whose book ‘Gaudy Night’ has been described as ‘the first feminist mystery novel’. Alexandra Borisenko, who has compiled a four-volume edition of Sayers’ novels in Russian and jointly translated ‘Gaudy Night’, will speak about Russian perceptions of the novels of Sayers and the experience of translating her. This event is jointly organised with the Anglo-Russian Culture Club.

In English

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Masterclass: Translation with Victor Sonkin and Alexandra Borisenko
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Masterclass: Translation with Victor Sonkin and Alexandra Borisenko

Part of our Learn + Participate programme: A masterclass on translation led by Dr. Victor Sonkin and Alexandra Borisenko. In the course of this session, you will have a look at the methods of different translators, and try your hand at a few short texts. This masterclass is jointly organised with the Anglo-Russian Culture Club.

In English and Russian

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Soviet Immersion: Exploring Prokofiev Lecture-Recital with Yulia Chaplina
Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

Soviet Immersion: Exploring Prokofiev Lecture-Recital with Yulia Chaplina

Join us for a full immersion in Prokofiev’s chamber and piano works with curated introductions to each piece by multiple award-winning concert pianist Yulia Chaplina. This is the 2nd day of a dedicated Prokofiev weekend in London, whose opening night is on 2 Feb at the Purcell Room at the Southbank centre.

In English

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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Feb
2
10:30 AM10:30

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING

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. 

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