Russian Film Week: Ecology
Nov
24
6:30 PM18:30

Russian Film Week: Ecology

Pushkin House and Russian Film Week 2017 present an evening dedicated to ecology in film. There will be a screening of a documentary about Amur Tigers and Humans and a documentary about the making of a soon to be released 3D film The Heart of the World: Baikal.  In Russian with English subtitles. 

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SECOND INTERNATIONAL MEDTNER FESTIVAL: Talk and Masterclass with Iain Burnside
Nov
26
2:30 PM14:30

SECOND INTERNATIONAL MEDTNER FESTIVAL: Talk and Masterclass with Iain Burnside

As part of the festival dedicated to the music of enigmatic Russian composer-pianist of the Silver Agee Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951), Pushkin House presents a talk and a masterclass by renown concert pianist and a former BBC producer, Iain Burnside. Professor of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Iain will deliver a class on Medtner songs to some of GSMD’s leading students. In the second part, he  will be joined by Pushkin House’s music curator Alexander Karpeyev in conversation about Medtner’s life and music, as well as Iain’s experience of recording Medtner’s songs for the Delphian. In English. 

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SECOND INTERNATIONAL MEDTNER FESTIVAL: Opening Concert
Nov
26
5:00 PM17:00

SECOND INTERNATIONAL MEDTNER FESTIVAL: Opening Concert

As part of the Second International Medtner Festival Pushkin House gathers together Medtner-enthusiasts from around the globe. Pianists and singers from Japan, Germany, Russia and UK present a unique programme featuring Medtner’s Sonata Tragica, his songs and a UK premiere of a trio arrangement of one of his Tales. This concert is preceded by a talk and masterclass with a renowned Medtner expert Iain Burnside.

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Factory of Invalids: disability, mortality and early release on medical grounds in GULAG
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

Factory of Invalids: disability, mortality and early release on medical grounds in GULAG

Since the opening of classified GULAG archives in the early 1990s, there has been  a consensus that the death toll of prisoners in the GULAG between 1930-1955 is around  1,760,000. For well over 20 years this consensus has not been seriously challenged. Nakonechny's research aims to challenge this consensus through detailed analysis of an important practice that still remains largely unexplored: the early release of many prisoners "on medical grounds.” In English. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome. 

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The extraordinary life and work of photographer Margaret Watkins: an evening with Joe Mulholland
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

The extraordinary life and work of photographer Margaret Watkins: an evening with Joe Mulholland

Margaret Watkins (1884-1969) is an outstanding photographer of Canadian Scottish descent who was unknown for most of her lifetime, and until some 40 years after her death when gallerist and journalist Joe Mulholland discovered her archive of several thousand negatives. These included photographs of street life in Moscow and Leningrad taken in 1933 when Margaret Watkins visited the Soviet Union. Joe Mulholland will tell the extraordinary story of her life, lost archive and growing reputation as a major photographer of the 20th Century.  In English. 

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Anglo-Russia Research Network Reading Group: When British Intelligence Saw Battleship Potemkin
Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

Anglo-Russia Research Network Reading Group: When British Intelligence Saw Battleship Potemkin

 This session will look at the way in which early Soviet cinema first entered the UK, most famously Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin, but also other works by the celebrated cinematographer and the work of Vsevolod Pudovkin. FREE.  If you plan to attend please let Rebecca Beasley (rebecca.beasley@ell.ox.ac.uk) and/ or Matthew Taunton (M.Taunton@uea.ac.uk) know.

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SCREENING & DISCUSSION: Sergey Zhenovach's adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's 'SUICIDE'
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

SCREENING & DISCUSSION: Sergey Zhenovach's adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's 'SUICIDE'

Pushkin House and Stage Russia HD are pleased to present a screening of Sergey Zhenovach's adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's comedy 'Suicide'.  The play, originally written in 1928, forms a link in Russian literary history between the satirical mastery of Nikolai Gogol and the post-World War II Theatre of the Absurd. Followed by discussion with Prof. Michael Earley. In Russian with English subtitles. 

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THE RARITIES OF SOVIET PIANO MUSIC
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

THE RARITIES OF SOVIET PIANO MUSIC

Pushkin house is proud to present the programme of rarely performed Soviet music. The pianist on the night is Pietro Bonfilio a winner of numerous international piano competitions and has toured extensively in Europe and Asia. He specialises in the music of Dmitri Kabalevsky, whose Third Sonata and Preludes he has recently recorded for the Piano Classics label. 

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PUSHKIN HOUSE CHRISTMAS BOOK FAIR
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE CHRISTMAS BOOK FAIR

Join us on the 9th of December for the Pushkin House Christmas Book Fair! We will have a selection of new, selected titles from our book shop, as well as an abundance of second-hand books for sale. A chance for you to grab yourself and the family some great last minute Christmas presents. Treat yourself to a cup of tea, mince pie, browse our library, and enjoy.

 

This event is free and does not require a reservation - just show up, everyone is welcome!

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RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN DAY
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

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 19th January 2018), browse course materials, learn more about taking a Russian language examination, take a free taster class, find out about our Intensive Beginners’ course. In English.

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(SOLD OUT) KinoVino special Christmas event: An immersive night set in Russia 1917
Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

(SOLD OUT) KinoVino special Christmas event: An immersive night set in Russia 1917

Interlacing cinema, history and immersive dinning, KinoVino together with Pushkin House presents an evening of time travel: back to late 1917 Russia, for an exploration of the year's food, music and cinema. Film - A Slave of Love (1976), followed by cocktails and candlelit dinner, with special guest, Moscow-based DJ and performer Anton Borisovich.

This event is now Sold Out.

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Новогодняя Ёлка в группе "Мама и Малыш"
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Новогодняя Ёлка в группе "Мама и Малыш"

На утреннике вас посетит Дед Мороз и Снегурочка, мы разыграем интерактивный спектакль с участием малышей. Это не только развлекательное событие, но и веселое познавательное занятие. Мы будем петь песенки, слушать сказку, водить хороводы и зажигать Елочку. В 11.00, 13.00 и 15.00. Участвуют детки до 3.5 лет - 4х лет. На русском языке.

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Новогодняя Ёлка в группе "Мама и Малыш"
Dec
17
12:00 PM12:00

Новогодняя Ёлка в группе "Мама и Малыш"

На утреннике вас посетит Дед Мороз и Снегурочка, мы разыграем интерактивный спектакль с участием малышей. Это не только развлекательное событие, но и веселое познавательное занятие. Мы будем петь песенки, слушать сказку, водить хороводы и зажигать Елочку. В 12.00 и 14:00. Участвуют детки до 3.5 лет - 4х лет. На русском языке.

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RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN EVENING
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN EVENING

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 19th January 2018), browse course materials, learn more about taking a Russian language examination, take a free taster class, find out about our Intensive Beginners’ course. In English.

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The Dmitriev Affair
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Dmitriev Affair

Yuri Dmitriev, a Gulag researcher, who had been locating and exhuming the mass graves of Stalin's victims since 1980-s, was arrested  on 13th December 2016 and imprisoned on trumped-up charges. His trial started in June 2017 and is still going on. The Dmitriev affair will be discussed by lawyers and human rights activists. The event will be chaired by John Crowfoot, researcher and translator, who created the site. In English. This is a joint event of Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia and all are welcome.

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PIANO RECITAL BY MULTIPLE COMPETITIONS WINNER
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

PIANO RECITAL BY MULTIPLE COMPETITIONS WINNER

Thursday, 25 January 7PM PIANO RECITAL BY MULTIPLE COMPETITIONS WINNER Pushkin House presents outstanding Georgian pianist Luka Okros in a recital. Luka is a top winner of ten international competitions among them Almaty International Piano Competition, Valencia International Piano Competition, Hong Kong International Piano Competition and Hannover Chopin International Piano Competition. In his rare London appearance Luka will be playing Schubert’s magnificent 4 Impromptus as well as music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev.

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Russian Film Week: Music in Film
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

Russian Film Week: Music in Film

Following our successful collaboration last year, Pushkin House is delighted to again host Russian Film Week. Our RFW 2017 screenings open with two short documentaries exploring the role of music in Soviet film and the work of renowned Soviet film director, Mikhail Kalik and his films with music scores by internationally acclaimed composer, Mikael Tariverdiev. The stylish film To Love (1968) will also be shown. The screenings will be presented by the Real Tuesday Weld frontman Stephen Coates, and film scholar Olga Sherwood. In English. 

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(SOLD OUT) CLASSICS FOR KIDS - Russian Arias and Songs of 19th Century with Yulia Chaplina and Anastasia Prokofieva
Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

(SOLD OUT) CLASSICS FOR KIDS - Russian Arias and Songs of 19th Century with Yulia Chaplina and Anastasia Prokofieva

"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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Lviv-London Double Impact with Asya Gefter and Mark Tokar
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Lviv-London Double Impact with Asya Gefter and Mark Tokar

Join us for a special evening of imagery, history, words and music with London resident Asya Gefter, who has just launched the ‘Fragments of Memory’ project in Lviv, and Lviv resident Mark Tokar, double bass player and a key figure in the Ukrainian free jazz scene, on his first ever visit to London. In English ( with some Russian, Ukrainian and Yiddish). This is a Pushkin Club events and all are welcome.

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I LOVED YOU ALL: FILM SCREENING ABOUT RUSSIAN POET BORIS RYZHY
Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

I LOVED YOU ALL: FILM SCREENING ABOUT RUSSIAN POET BORIS RYZHY

Join us for a rare screening of Aliona van der Horst’s documentary film about Russian poet “Boris Ryzhy”. Through conversations with neighbours, family and friends, the film pieces together a picture of the passionate and complex life of the poet. The evening will open with a short introduction by writer and critic Oleg Dozmorov, who will read a few of Ryzhy’s poems. The film has received several awards including the Best Feature Documentary at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2009. The screening will be in Russian with English subtitles. This event is co-organised with the ARCC.

 

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Poetry Evening with Evgeniya Lavut: Generation 2000-2010s: Roots of the Unrooted and Rules of the Uncensored
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Evening with Evgeniya Lavut: Generation 2000-2010s: Roots of the Unrooted and Rules of the Uncensored

In a personal view of today's poetry scene in Russia, leading Russian poet Evgeniya Lavut will trace the development of the poetic language of the late Soviet period in the work of a new generation of poets. Reading poems by significant modern authors and showing some video fragments, Lavut will illustrate how Russian poetry survives and manages not to break with its strong tradition in the era of performance and digital art. Lavut will also read some of her own poetry. This is her first performance in the UK. Talk in English, poetry readings in Russian with some English. 

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Poetry Recital: 101st km - The Fate of Russian Poets/Поэтический вечер: 101-й км - Участь Русских поэтов
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Recital: 101st km - The Fate of Russian Poets/Поэтический вечер: 101-й км - Участь Русских поэтов

An evening dedicated to poetry written by Russian poets who were persecuted during the Soviet era. It will include poems by poets who were imprisoned, forced into exile or executed, who perished in prison or prison-camp or who were silenced or denounced by the Soviet regime. The poems will be read in English translation, and then in Russian.

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Talk and poetry recital with Maria Stepanova
Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

Talk and poetry recital with Maria Stepanova

Pushkin House is delighted to present leading poet, essayist and journalist Maria Stepanova as part of our season: 101st km - Further and Everywhere, marking the centenary of the Russian revolution with a pavilion on Bloomsbury Square dedicated to the fate of suppressed Soviet poets and celebrating their voices. Before giving a reading of her own poetry, Stepanova will give a short talk about suppressed and persecuted poets in Soviet Russia and their influence on her own poetry. In collaboration with Modern Poetry in Translation. 

In English and Russian. 

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A SATANIC VINAIGRETTE: Writings on the Russian Revolution
Oct
31
7:30 PM19:30

A SATANIC VINAIGRETTE: Writings on the Russian Revolution

Join us for an evening with Pete Ayrton who has put together a collection of writings on the Russian Revolution by its supporters, friends and opponents. He presents these selections with a mix of foreign witnesses, Russian writers who stayed in the Soviet Union and Russian émigré writers. In English. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome. 

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(SOLD OUT) An evening with HH Princess Olga Romanoff: A Wild and Barefoot Romanoff
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

(SOLD OUT) An evening with HH Princess Olga Romanoff: A Wild and Barefoot Romanoff

Marking the publication of HH Princess Olga Romanff's memoirs in early October this year we are joined by the author to discuss her life, upbringing and experience of life in Britain.  Followed by book signing. In English. This event is organised in collaboration with Russian Art & Culture. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

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Living exiles: experiences of Russians living in London today
Oct
29
4:00 PM16:00

Living exiles: experiences of Russians living in London today

2017 marks 100 years since the Russian Revolution of 1917, which changed people’s values, affected culture and made an impact on Russian heritage worldwide. Join the Russian Community Association for a special event sharing emigre stories after a panel discussion including first, second and third generation emigres from different walks of life including artists, entrepreneurs and journalists. In English and Russian.

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the Satirikon Theatre's screening & discussion: The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

the Satirikon Theatre's screening & discussion: The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Join us for 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. 

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The tragedy of the Russian poet with Robert Chandler, Markus Lähteenmäki and Clementine Cecil
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

The tragedy of the Russian poet with Robert Chandler, Markus Lähteenmäki and Clementine Cecil

During the Soviet era, poetry became a dangerous, subversive activity. This discussion between leading translator of Russian poetry Robert Chandler, curator of Pushkin House pavilion 101st km: Onwards and Everywhere, Markus Lähteenmäki, and Pushkin House Director Clementine Cecil, will explore the lives, fate and work of Soviet poets who lived in internal exile or who emigrated. In English. SOLD OUT

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RUSSIAN COMPOSERS IN EXILE: A CELLO & PIANO RECITAL
Oct
22
4:00 PM16:00

RUSSIAN COMPOSERS IN EXILE: A CELLO & PIANO RECITAL

Cellist Alexey Sarkissov and pianist Alexander Karpeyev present a programme of Russian classical composers, who were suppressed during the Communist regime or had to leave the country altogether. The programme includes Grechaninov’s rarely-performed Sonata for cello and piano, Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne and the dramatic sonata by Shostakovich written months before his music was condemned by the Soviet government. 

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BRIGITTE SUBKOV PLAYS PROKOFIEV
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

BRIGITTE SUBKOV PLAYS PROKOFIEV

As part of the Bloomsbury Festival, Pushkin House has the pleasure of introducing Brigitte Subkov a talented young pianist from St. Petersburg. She will be giving a commemorative piano recital on the theme of Composers in Exile, as part of our series of events marking the Centenary of the Russian revolution. She will be playing a programme of Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Prokofiev. 

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MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING: HALLOWEEN PARTY
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING: HALLOWEEN PARTY

В программу войдут детские развивающие песенки, которые будут сопровождаться веселыми играми, креативная поделка  "Тыковка", которую каждый ребенок  украсит индивидуально и заберет домой, а также спектакль "Свинка Пеппа и Джордж отмечают Хеллоуин". Возраст детишек : до 3.5 лет. Время проведения : 11.00-12.00 и 12.15-13.15. На русском языке. 

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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Oct
14
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. In Russian

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What is Left of Art? Exhibitions Instead of Artworks: a talk with Kirill Svetlyakov
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

What is Left of Art? Exhibitions Instead of Artworks: a talk with Kirill Svetlyakov

Join us for a talk with chief curator of the New State Tretyakov Gallery and co-curator of METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE - IMAGE – ACTION Kirill Svetlyakov, one of the leading curators and art theorists in Russia today. Kirill will talk about the status and perception of works of art in the context of modern museums, exhibitions and post-industrial culture. In English.

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Imagining the Volga: Evgeniy Strelkov in conversation with Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh/ Волга в Художественном воображении: Евгений Стрелков в беседе с Аней Чариков-Миклбург
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Imagining the Volga: Evgeniy Strelkov in conversation with Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh/ Волга в Художественном воображении: Евгений Стрелков в беседе с Аней Чариков-Миклбург

A conversation between two artist-curators from the Volga Region. In discussion with Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh, Evgeny Strelkov will look at historic photographs by Maksim Dmitriev as well as his own work, all of which reflect on the culture of the Volga River.  While celebrated as the symbol of Russia, much about the Volga remains buried in history and time.  This talk will shed light on how far art can be used for exploring local history, and also the situation surrounding contemporary art in the Volga region today. In English and Russian.  This event is part of our current exhibition METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE – IMAGE – ACTION. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY EXHIBITION 

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Virginia Woolf and the Suppressed Chapter from Dostoevsky's The Demons: Lecture and Reading
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Virginia Woolf and the Suppressed Chapter from Dostoevsky's The Demons: Lecture and Reading

A reading of Virginia Woolf's translation of the suppressed chapter, “Stavrogin’s Confession”, from Dostoevsky’s novel Demons. The reading by Samuel Collings, who will play the role of Stavrogin in a new dramatisation of the book opening in London in October, will be preceded by a talk on the book and the suppressed chapter by Irina Kirillova, and a talk on Virginia Woolf's relationship with the book and Russian literature, by Dr Nicola Wilson.  In English.

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