VLADIMIR VYSOTSKY  - A CELEBRATION OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF VYSOTSKY'S  BIRTH: “SATIRICAL VYSOTSKY”
Jan
23
7:30 PM19:30

VLADIMIR VYSOTSKY - A CELEBRATION OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF VYSOTSKY'S BIRTH: “SATIRICAL VYSOTSKY”

Vladimir Vysotsky was a singer, songwriter and actor who had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary often expressed in humorous and down-to-earth language. This Pushkin Club Evening marking what would have been his 80th birthday, will be dedicated to the theme of “Satirical Vysotsky”. This is a Pushkin Club event.

In Russian and English.

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Leonid Pasternak and his daughters, as told by his grandchildren
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Leonid Pasternak and his daughters, as told by his grandchildren

An evening with the descendants of the Pasternak family, talking about the lives and work of artist Leonid Pasternak, father of Boris Pasternak, and his daughters Josephine and Lydia, who lived in England for most of their lives after emigrating with their father in 1921 to Berlin, and coming to England in the 1930s. Boris and his brother remained in Russia. The talk will be given by three of Leonid's grandchildren: Michael, Ann and Nicolas Pasternak Slater - niece and nephews of Boris Pasternak.

In English.

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Afternoon screening: the Satirikon Theatre's The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Jan
25
1:00 PM13:00

Afternoon screening: 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.

In Russian (with English subtitles). 

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

PIANO RECITAL BY MULTIPLE COMPETITIONS WINNER, Luka Okros

Pushkin House presents outstanding Georgian pianist Luka Okros in a recital. Luka is a top winner of ten international competitions including 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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BRITISH CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN RUSSIA - FROM SOVIET TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY: TRANSLATION, ADAPTATION, CENSORSHIP
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

BRITISH CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN RUSSIA - FROM SOVIET TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY: TRANSLATION, ADAPTATION, CENSORSHIP

Leading translator Alexandra Borisenko brings new light to Russians' love of popular British children's books in the Soviet Union and today, looking at the contrasting perceptions of childhood in Britain and Russia, and how works have been adapted for the Russian reader - what has been lost and what has been gained. This is a joint event with ARCC. 

In English. 

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A Talk by Robert Chandler: Vasily Grossman's STALINGRAD - Censorship and Eloquent Silences
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

A Talk by Robert Chandler: Vasily Grossman's STALINGRAD - Censorship and Eloquent Silences

Vasily Grossman’s “Life and Fate” has been hailed as a C20 “War and Peace”.  In reality, however, “Life and Fate” is only the second half of a dilogy.  The first half of this dilogy was published in 1952; Grossman wanted to call it “Stalingrad”, though it was published under the title "For a Just Cause." Translator of the work Robert Chandler will speak about this important book and the several forms in which it has been published. This is a Pushkin Club event.

In English. 

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Russia as Maker and Breaker of International Law: A Roundtable Discussion
Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

Russia as Maker and Breaker of International Law: A Roundtable Discussion

A roundtable discussion, organised by Pushkin House and UCL SSEES with the support of the British Academy, bringing together early career researchers from the UK, US and Russia who take an innovative, humanities-based approach to the history of Russia and international law. The participants will discuss and debate the role of Russia in international law's history, asking: was there a distinctive imperial Russian or Soviet approach to international law?  If so, how did it change over the past two hundred years and how might this help us to understand the engagement of Russia with the world today?

In English.

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TCHAIKOVSKY AND CHOPIN BY LEEDS COMPETITION WINNER, ANNA TSYBULEVA
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

TCHAIKOVSKY AND CHOPIN BY LEEDS COMPETITION WINNER, ANNA TSYBULEVA

We are proud to announce the return of Anna Tsybuleva to Pushkin House, triumphant winner of England’s most prestigious piano competition in 2015. This is a rare opportunity to hear ‘a pianist of a rare gifts’ (International Piano Magazine) in London. In addition to Tchaikovsky’s Seasons, Anna will play a selection of works by Frederic Chopin.

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A Talk by George Orwell's biographer Masha Karp
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

A Talk by George Orwell's biographer Masha Karp

In Masha Karp’s biography Orwell is seen through the Russian lens, so some aspects of it might be new to the English readers – Orwell’s perception of socialism and the Soviet Union, his sources of information about the Soviet regime, how “Nineteen Eighty-Four” was perceived in the USSR, why Orwell is so popular in modern Russia. In English.

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A Russian Journal Retold
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

A Russian Journal Retold

Last summer, writer, journalist and campaigner Julius Strauss together with leading international photographer Thomas Dworzak, undertook a journey in the footsteps of John Steinbeck and Robert Capa to mark the 70th anniversary of their famous book A Russian Journal published in 1938, and also the 70th anniversary of the Magnum photography agency. Following a similar route, they visited Moscow, Ukraine and Georgia. In an exclusive evening for Pushkin House, Julius will recount his impressions of the trip, accompanied by Thomas Dworzak's photographs.

In English.

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One Act Romantic Comedy: The House with a View to the Field
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

One Act Romantic Comedy: The House with a View to the Field

Join us for a one act romantic comedy The House with a View to the Field, written in 1964 by Russian playwright Alexander Vampilov. The story centres on a young man who realises that he is in love with a local girl just as he is about to leave the village where he has spent three years on a teaching assignment. His egoism has prevented him from seeing life around him, and his realisation comes at a turning point in his life as a "late awakening". Performed by Natasha Radski and Thomas Schneesche.

In English.

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CLASSICS FOR KIDS: WITH YULIA CHAPLINA AND YURI KALNITS: PROKOFIEV AND CONTEMPORARIES
Jan
21
3:00 PM15:00

CLASSICS FOR KIDS: WITH YULIA CHAPLINA AND YURI KALNITS: PROKOFIEV AND CONTEMPORARIES

"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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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Jan
20
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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(SOLD OUT) Gamma Majoris Ensemble - Russian Serenade CD Launch Concert
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

(SOLD OUT) Gamma Majoris Ensemble - Russian Serenade CD Launch Concert

Songs by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, arranged for soprano and piano trio. Gamma Majoris is a London-based ensemble whose concert programmes showcase the individual and combined talents of four established soloists to present classical music in a new way. The ensemble’s name derives from the star Gamma Ursae Majoris and is also the term for ‘major scale’ in Russian (гамма – scale, мажор – major). 

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(SOLD OUT) Dwelling and Rhythm in Architecture: an evening dedicated to Constructivist architect Moisei Ginzburg
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

(SOLD OUT) Dwelling and Rhythm in Architecture: an evening dedicated to Constructivist architect Moisei Ginzburg

Please join us to celebrate the publication, for the first time in English, of Moisei Ginzburg's Rhythm in Architecture (1922) and Dwelling: Five Years’ Work on the Problem of the Habitation (1934). Alexei Ginzburg, grandson of the architect, will talk about the books, his grandfather's theory, and the ongoing restoration of seminal Constructivist building - Narkomfin - of which Alexei is chief restoration architect. 

In English. 

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FAMILY CHRISTMASTIDE CELEBRATION AT THE IZBA CLUB / СЕМЕЙНАЯ СВЯТОЧНАЯ ВЕЧОРКА В КЛУБЕ "ИЗБА"
Jan
14
3:00 PM15:00

FAMILY CHRISTMASTIDE CELEBRATION AT THE IZBA CLUB / СЕМЕЙНАЯ СВЯТОЧНАЯ ВЕЧОРКА В КЛУБЕ "ИЗБА"

Празднуем Святки всей семьей! Будем вместе петь калядки и получать гостинцы, играть в зимние игры и хороводы, предсказывать будущее на ближайший год, у нас будут ряженые и рождественская звезда.

In Russian.

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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Jan
13
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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RUSSIAN VILLAGE MUSIC CLUB IZBA: СВЯТКИ / CHRISTMASTIDE IN RUSSIA AND BEYOND
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

RUSSIAN VILLAGE MUSIC CLUB IZBA: СВЯТКИ / CHRISTMASTIDE IN RUSSIA AND BEYOND

Please join IZBA Club for a celebration of Russian holy nights at Pushkin House. We will sing spiritual songs, dress up as Christmas figures and go wassailing around the village. Expect fortune-telling and ritual treats. We'll sing Kaliadki from Russia, Ukraine and Belorussia. Don't miss this opportunity to experience traditional culture in the festive and playful setting of our hospitable IZBA. 

In English and Russian.

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Tatyana Voltskaya Poetry Reading
Jan
9
7:30 PM19:30

Tatyana Voltskaya Poetry Reading

Tatiana Voltskaya is a prominent poet, essay writer and freelance journalist. She is the author of ten volumes of poetry and was co-editor of the literary journal “Postscriptum”. She is now a correspondent for “Radio Liberty” in St Petersburg. This is a joint event of Pushkin Club and ARCC (Anglo-Russian Culture Club).

In English.

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The Dmitriev Affair - What next?
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Dmitriev Affair - What next?

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. This is a joint event of Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia.

In English.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lesley Chamberlain in conversation with Rosamund Bartlett: Reflections on the Russian Soul
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Lesley Chamberlain in conversation with Rosamund Bartlett: Reflections on the Russian Soul

Join us for a conversation marking the launch of two enlightening new books on Russian culture from distinguished historians Lesley Chamberlain and Rosamund Bartlett - Arc of Utopia: The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution and The Russian Soul: Selections from A Writer's Diary by Fyodor Dostoevsky. 

In English. 

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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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PUSHKIN HOUSE CHRISTMAS BOOK FAIR
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE CHRISTMAS BOOK FAIR

Join us on the 9th of December for the Pushkin House Christmas Book Fair! We have an abundance of second-hand books for sale and a selection of new books from the book shop. 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.

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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.

In Russian (with English subtitles). 

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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 Scottish 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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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.” This is a Pushkin Club event.

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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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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