RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA Y MALYSH STORYTELLING
Sep
23
10:30am10:30am

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA Y 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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The Secret Twenties: British Intelligence, the Russians and the Jazz Age. With author Timothy Phillips
Sep
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Secret Twenties: British Intelligence, the Russians and the Jazz Age. With author Timothy Phillips

 Timothy Phillips will describe his work in the declassified archives of MI5 and the pictures of 1920s Russia and Britain that emerge from it. What were the lives of Soviet diplomats and secret agents in London like? What orders did they have from Moscow ? And how did events in Russia make themselves felt in Britain?In English. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome. 

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 RACHMANINOV AND STRAUSS WITH ILONA DOMNICH, SOPHIE ROSA and SHOLTO KYNOCH
Sep
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

RACHMANINOV AND STRAUSS WITH ILONA DOMNICH, SOPHIE ROSA and SHOLTO KYNOCH

Pushkin House is proud to present three of the leading artists of their generation: internationally renowned soprano Ilona Dominch, violinist Sophie Rosa and artist director of the Oxford Lieder festival, pianist Sholto Kynoch. They will present a programme of Rachmaninov songs. In addition, Sophie Rosa will perform one of the most substantial violin sonatas written in the 20th century, that of Richard Strauss.

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REIMAGINING EARLY SOVIET ANIMATION: Screening and Lecture + AFTER PARTY in collaboration with Estetika Zvuka
Sep
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

REIMAGINING EARLY SOVIET ANIMATION: Screening and Lecture + AFTER PARTY in collaboration with Estetika Zvuka

Join us for a screening of eight pre-revolutionary and early Soviet animated silent shorts accompanied by soundtracks exclusively created for this project by contemporary Russian electronic musicians. The screening will open with a lecture explaining the origins of Soviet cinema and its influence upon contemporary film today. Afterwards guests will be invited to a cocktail reception with a DJ set from one of the curators of the project— Soviet jazz and electronic music.  Lecture in English; Screenings with Russian intertitles and English subtitles.

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REIMAGINING EARLY SOVIET ANIMATION: AN EVENING OF SCREENINGS & LECTURES  in collaboration with Estetika Zvuka
Oct
1
3:00pm 3:00pm

REIMAGINING EARLY SOVIET ANIMATION: AN EVENING OF SCREENINGS & LECTURES in collaboration with Estetika Zvuka

For this event eight pre-revolutionary and early Soviet animated silent shorts have been chosen. Contemporary Russian electronic musicians have composed soundtracks to accompany each one, allowing a new perception of each animated story. The screening will be open with a lecture explaining the origins of Soviet cinema and its influence upon contemporary film today. Lecture in English; Screenings with Russian intertitles and English subtitles.

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Emilia Kabakov in conversation with Elena Zaytseva
Oct
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Emilia Kabakov in conversation with Elena Zaytseva

Join us for an evening with Emilia Kabakov, of the celebrated Kabakov artistic duo, whose major retrospective is to open at Tate Modern in mid October. In an exclusive discussion with curator Elena Zaytseva for Pushkin House, Emilia will talk about her collaborative work with her husband Ilya Kabakov, the construction of some of their famous large-scale installations and other works. In English.

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

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. he 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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Вечер с художником и куратором Евгением Стрелковым
Oct
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Вечер с художником и куратором Евгением Стрелковым

Вечер с Евгеним Стрелковым, художник и куратор из Нижного Новгорода. Работы последних лет связаны с темами места и памяти.  Данное мероприятие связано с нашей выставкой в которой Стрелков участвует  METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE – IMAGE – ACTION. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY EXHIBITIONНа русском языке. 

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

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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MAMA Y MALYSH STORYTELLING: HALLOWEEN PARTY
Oct
21
11:00am11:00am

MAMA Y 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 12.45-13.45. На русском языке. 

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

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

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

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 101km: 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.

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

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

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

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: 101km - 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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SCREENING & DISCUSSION: Sergey Zhenovach's adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's 'SUICIDE'
Dec
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE SEPTEMBER INTENSIVE BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN COURSE
Sep
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE SEPTEMBER INTENSIVE BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN COURSE

If you’ve never studied Russian before and can’t wait until the start of our October 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 21st September – 4th October. 

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(SOLD OUT) PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: Shostakovich: Piano & Theremin
Sep
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

(SOLD OUT) PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: Shostakovich: Piano & Theremin

Brilliant Japanese pianist, Maki Sekiya, presents a recital that juxtaposes two Shostakovich piano sonatas with Russian contemporary pieces. ‘Yarilo’ by Moscow-trained composer, Nikolay Korndorf, is one of the great classics of Russian contemporary keyboard music. Maki will be joined for pieces by Yusopova and Popoff by the exceptional theremin player, Lydia Kavina, for an exclusive performance of this rarely played instrument.

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Кэрролл в России и Кэрролл России/ Lewis Carroll in Russia and Russia's Carroll
Jul
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Кэрролл в России и Кэрролл России/ Lewis Carroll in Russia and Russia's Carroll

Выдающийся московский историк Александр Можаев расскажет о путешествии Кэролла в Москву, Петербург и Нижний Новгород 1867 года, основываясь на архивных фотографиях мест, описанных в дневнике путешественника. Accompanying our present exhibition of illustrations of Lewis Carroll by Russian artist Yuri Vashenko, celebrated Moscow architectural historian Alexander Mozhaev will talk about Carroll's journey to Moscow, St.Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod in 1867, based on archival photographs of the places described in the traveller's diary. In Russian and English. This event is part of our exhibition "Geometry of Nonsense".

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THE STRANGE STORY OF SOVIET MUSIC ON THE BONE  
Jul
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

THE STRANGE STORY OF SOVIET MUSIC ON THE BONE  

Join musician Stephen Coates and photographer Paul Heartfield of the X-Ray Audio Project in a special evening ahead of the opening of their exhibition Bone Music at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. Stephen will tell the astonishing and haunting story of the Soviet bootleggers with words, images and film followed by a demonstration  of the incredible art of cutting music to an x-ray from a special live performance using a 1950s recording lathe. In English.

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RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE SUMMER IMMERSION BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN COURSE
Jul
24
10:00am10:00am

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE SUMMER IMMERSION BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN COURSE

If you’ve never studied Russian before, this is your chance to reach conversational survival level in just two weeks. Study in a small group with native speaker, qualified teachers, and a specialised coursebook. Lessons are 10am-3pm, Monday to Friday from 24th July – 4th August. Enrol before the 1st of June and get a discount of £50 off the cost of the course.  

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The Spirit of Pushkin: A Celebration in Music and Words
Jul
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Spirit of Pushkin: A Celebration in Music and Words

Join poets, translators and the leading lights of Pushkin House for an evening of poetry, music and song celebrating the life of Russia's most famous poet – in whose honour Pushkin House was founded and whose memory we cherish. Includes an open mic session. In English and Russian.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

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Alice Grows Up: Russian Emigrees and the Making of a Style Icon a talk by Kiera Vaclavik
Jul
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Alice Grows Up: Russian Emigrees and the Making of a Style Icon a talk by Kiera Vaclavik

This talk explores the decisive role played by Russian emigrees in drawing fashion inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, touching on reasons why Russians are attracted to Alice, Wonderland, and the Looking Glass, and the enduring influence this has had on ladies' fashion. In English.  This event is part of our exhibition "Geometry of Nonsense".

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Talk: Hope, Tragedy or Myth? How does modern Russia see the Revolution?
Jul
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Talk: Hope, Tragedy or Myth? How does modern Russia see the Revolution?

 Our panel of writers and journalists Boris Akunin, Mary Dejevsky, Arkady Ostrovsky and Mikhail Zygar considers the different ways the Revolution and its legacy are regarded by the Russian government, among historians and writers, and by people of different generations. What aspects of the Soviet past are being embraced and which rejected? Chaired by Bridget Kendall. This talk with take place at the British LibraryIn English. SOLD OUT

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 Alice in Wonderland inspired pop-up event: Immersive food experience, “Curious Encounters”
Jul
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Alice in Wonderland inspired pop-up event: Immersive food experience, “Curious Encounters”

Take an immersive trip down a “rabbit hole” at this Alice in Wonderland-based pop-up experience created by ProДukt (formerly Russian Revels) within the framework of our current exhibition, Geometry of Nonsense. Enjoy a canapé reception with a welcome drink, followed by an experiential dinner and a few surprises… Red and white "potions" will be served with the meal. In English. SOLD OUT

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Pushkin House Music Salon: BEETHOVEN AND SHOSTAKOVICH WITH NAVARRA QUARTET
Jul
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Pushkin House Music Salon: BEETHOVEN AND SHOSTAKOVICH WITH NAVARRA QUARTET

Since its formation in 2002, the Navarra Quartet has built an international reputation as one of the most dynamic and poetic string quartets of today. The Navarra Quartet has appeared at major venues throughout the world. The Quartet plays on a variety of fine instruments which include a Hieronymus II Amati and Panormo violins, an unknown, old English viola and a Ruggieri cello. 

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CLASSICS FOR KIDS -  Rachmaninov and Prokofiev
Jul
2
2:00pm 2:00pm

CLASSICS FOR KIDS - Rachmaninov and Prokofiev

"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 6+. In Russian.

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Lecture - recital with yulia chaplina and Jonathan Deakin : Music of the Russian Revolution 1917 
Jul
2
12:00pm12:00pm

Lecture - recital with yulia chaplina and Jonathan Deakin : Music of the Russian Revolution 1917 

Join Yulia Chaplina and Jonathan Deakin for a 60 minute programme (no interval) of Russian piano music by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. You will hear compositions written during the 1917 Russian Revolution as well as other works written before and after, illustrating the evolution in compositional styles through this turbulent period of Russian history. In English.

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Screening & Discussion:  "ILFANDPETROV" WITH DIRECTOR ROMAN LIBEROV. ПОКАЗ ДОКУМЕНТАЛЬНО АНИМАЦИОННОГО ФИЛЬМА "ИЛЬФИПЕТРОВ" И Q&A С РЕЖИССЕРОМ РОМАНОМ ЛИБЕРОВЫМ
Jun
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Screening & Discussion: "ILFANDPETROV" WITH DIRECTOR ROMAN LIBEROV. ПОКАЗ ДОКУМЕНТАЛЬНО АНИМАЦИОННОГО ФИЛЬМА "ИЛЬФИПЕТРОВ" И Q&A С РЕЖИССЕРОМ РОМАНОМ ЛИБЕРОВЫМ

Join us for the documentary animation screening "ILFANDPETROV",  about the legendary Soviet satirist duo Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov-the creators of the highly popular novels “The Twelve Chairs” and “The Golden Calf.” The screening will be followed by a short Q&A with director Roma Liberov. In Russian with English subtitles. This event is co-organised with the ARCC.

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Russian jewellery in the Royal collection/ Русские украшения в королевской коллекции
Jun
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Russian jewellery in the Royal collection/ Русские украшения в королевской коллекции

Join us for a talk by Elena Veselaya, editor-in-chief of Jewellery & Watches Russia, and the Russian Annual Jewellery catalogue; author of the novel Diamonds Forever, or Who Does Not Wear Tiffany, and jury member for several international jewellery contests. Veselaya will tell the story of what happened to jewellery from the Russian Imperial Court after the revolution, investigate its heritage, including links to Britain.  In Russian with English translation.  

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Schools for Fools? The Cult of Folly in Recent Russian Writing
Jun
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Schools for Fools? The Cult of Folly in Recent Russian Writing

Why have so many Russian writers of the past fifty years - from samizdat classics Venedikt Erofeev and Sasha Sokolov to a range of post-Soviet authors - so frequently turned to the voice and character of the fool in their fiction? Oliver Ready will discuss these and other questions in the light of his new book, Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013.This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome. In English.

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КОНЦЕРТ ЮНЫХ ТАЛАНТОВ: УЧЕНИКИ И УЧИТЕЛЯ ЛОНДОНСКОЙ МУЗЫКАЛЬНОЙ ШКОЛЫ ИМ. ЧАЙКОВСКОГО
Jun
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

КОНЦЕРТ ЮНЫХ ТАЛАНТОВ: УЧЕНИКИ И УЧИТЕЛЯ ЛОНДОНСКОЙ МУЗЫКАЛЬНОЙ ШКОЛЫ ИМ. ЧАЙКОВСКОГО

В концерте принимают участие  ученики младших классов и учителя  В Лондонской Музыкальной школы им. Чайковского.  Прозвучат произведения Шопена, Чайковского, Рахманинова и других композиторов.

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Growing up in Wonderland: Daria Kulesh and Marina Osman
Jun
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Growing up in Wonderland: Daria Kulesh and Marina Osman

Back by popular demand, the dynamic duo of Daria Kulesh (vocals, guitar) and Marina Osman (piano) return to Pushkin House with a brand new set of passionately delivered nostalgic songs exploring the ambiguous wonderland of their Soviet childhood. Find out – or remember – what it was like to be a kid “made in the USSR”. In Russian and English. This event is part of our next exhibition "Geometry of Nonsense".

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The Demidov School of Acting - Pedagogy of the Future
Jun
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Demidov School of Acting - Pedagogy of the Future

Join us for a talk by Professor Andrei Malaev-Babel about  the history and practice of the great but little-known Russian acting pedagogue. The talk will concentrate on the history of Demidov’s methods, on his relationship with Stanislavski, and the System, and on the contemporary experience of working with the Demidov technique at one of the top acting conservatories in the US. This event is sponsored by The Stanislavski Centre. In English. 

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