Literary translation during the Soviet and Post Soviet periods: an overview - with Alexandra Borisenko and Victor Sonkin
Jan
25
7:00 pm19:00

Literary translation during the Soviet and Post Soviet periods: an overview - with Alexandra Borisenko and Victor Sonkin

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Soviet literary translators were the best in the world (as well as cosmonauts and ballet dancers). What happened to them after the Perestroika? Does a new era require new translation principles? And where does this leave the reader? In English with some Russian. This is an Anglo-Russian Culture Club event and all are welcome.

ПУШКИНА НЕТ ДОМА: Вечер с журналистом, путешественником и фотохудожником Юрием Ростом
Jan
26
6:30 pm18:30

ПУШКИНА НЕТ ДОМА: Вечер с журналистом, путешественником и фотохудожником Юрием Ростом

Вечер с Юрием Ростом, - легендарным журналистом, культовым фотографом и телеведущим Канала Культуры. Мероприятие организовано совместно с компанией 'BIRD&CARROT Studio'. На русском языке.

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA Y MALYSH STORYTELLING
Jan
28
11:00 am11:00

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

PETRUSHKA STUDIO: "Рождество в мастерской"
Jan
28
1:00 pm13:00

PETRUSHKA STUDIO: "Рождество в мастерской"

В небольшой деревушке, где все друг друга знают, живёт один чудак. Все дни напролет он проводит в своей мастерской, изобретая увидительные вещицы, и частенько спорит со своим котом. Однажды, под новый год с ними приключилась забавная история. Будете в наших краях, обязательно загляните в мастерскую Петсона...In Russian. SOLD OUT

PETRUSHKA STUDIO: "Рождество в мастерской" SOLD OUT
Jan
29
12:00 pm12:00

PETRUSHKA STUDIO: "Рождество в мастерской" SOLD OUT

В небольшой деревушке, где все друг друга знают, живёт один чудак. Все дни напролет он проводит в своей мастерской, изобретая увидительные вещицы, и частенько спорит со своим котом. Однажды, под новый год с ними приключилась забавная история. Будете в наших краях, обязательно загляните в мастерскую Петсона...In Russian. SOLD OUT

 "THE LIFE OF BORIS PASTERNAK" WITH NICOLAS KULLMANN
Jan
30
6:15 pm18:15

"THE LIFE OF BORIS PASTERNAK" WITH NICOLAS KULLMANN

Join film producer Nicolas Kullmann, grandson of Maria Kullmann the founder of Pushkin House,  for an evening dedicated to Boris Pasternak - an outstanding poet and writer of the Soviet era. You will see extracts from a drama documentary "THE LIFE OF BORIS PASTERNAK" based on his novel Doctor Zhivago featuring Robert Powell and Imogen Stubbs. In English. This is a GB Russia Society event and all are welcome.

ROBERT CHANDLER: MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Feb
3
7:30 pm19:30

ROBERT CHANDLER: MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP

Pushkin House's monthly workshop, led by top translator Robert Chandler.  All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a good reading knowledge of Russian.  In English with some Russian.

Call of North and Hero City: a screening and talk with artist Ruth Maclennan
Feb
4
4:00 pm16:00

Call of North and Hero City: a screening and talk with artist Ruth Maclennan

Pushkin House in association with Open College of the Arts is pleased to present two recent films by Ruth Maclennan, Call of North and Hero City. The films were shot in the far north of Russia. They were premiered at The London International Film Festival, in 2014 and 2016. Call of North in Russian with English subtitles, Hero City in English with no subtitles. 

Concert of Jewish, Gypsy and Balkan music with Dobranotch
Feb
5
6:30 pm18:30

Concert of Jewish, Gypsy and Balkan music with Dobranotch

Come and have your spirits raised at this exclusive concert with the bone-shaking, soul-thumping "Dobranotch". The seven-piece band from St Petersburg draws on a deep knowledge of traditional music and plays Jewish, Gypsy and Balkan traditional music. We will dim the lights and get you dancing - or, if you prefer, launched into a Balkan reverie. SOLD OUT

Andrey Platonov - Alexander Pushkin, an old fiddler and a diligent sparrow
Feb
14
7:30 pm19:30

Andrey Platonov - Alexander Pushkin, an old fiddler and a diligent sparrow

 Join Robert Chandler and Julia Sutton-Mattocks for an evening dedicated to the writer, playwright and poet Andrey Platonov. The focus of this evening will be on two recent English-language publications: "A SPARROW’S JOURNEY" and "FOURTEEN LITTLE RED HUTS AND OTHER PLAYS". In English. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

Illustrated Talk in collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare: Endangered Amur Tigers
Feb
15
7:00 pm19:00

Illustrated Talk in collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare: Endangered Amur Tigers

In the last 100 years numbers of Amur tigers in Russia's Far East have dropped by 97%. Join Dr Masha Vorontsova of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to find out about the dangers that Amur tigers face in the wild and how the Amur tiger rehabilitation project has helped their numbers. You will hear stories and see pictures of tigers and their cubs and learn about how they live in the Wild. In English.

Pushkin House Music Salon: The Stuart-Ivanov Duo, The Armoire
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

Pushkin House Music Salon: The Stuart-Ivanov Duo, The Armoire

The Stuart-Ivanov Duo: Carolyn Stuart (violin) and Svetozar Ivanov (piano), presents The Armoire – a programme featuring the music of neglected Russian composer Nikolay Roslavets (1881-1944). This multimedia presentation includes documentary footage from Soviet Russia, animation by Andrey Khrjanovsky and poetry by Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetaeva (in Russian with English subtitles).

DR. MICHAEL BORSHCHEVSKY: RUSSIA'S PLACE IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE WORLD ECONOMY & TRADE PAST & PRESENT
Mar
15
6:30 pm18:30

DR. MICHAEL BORSHCHEVSKY: RUSSIA'S PLACE IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE WORLD ECONOMY & TRADE PAST & PRESENT

In the course of a lecture by Dr. Michael Broshchevsky, trade and economy of the post WWII period shall be discussed with consideration of the USSR's and the Russian Federation's position on the international economy and trade sectors. Some of the issues encountered in the transition period were transition from command economy to market economy. Join us to learn about the this transition path and its influence on the current Russian economy. In English. This is a GB Russia events and all are welcome.


Towards the Chagall of Dead Souls: The Greatest Illustrated Book of the Twentieth Century. A talk by Timothy Hyman introduced by Liza Dimbleby
Jan
18
7:00 pm19:00

Towards the Chagall of Dead Souls: The Greatest Illustrated Book of the Twentieth Century. A talk by Timothy Hyman introduced by Liza Dimbleby

In this richly illustrated talk, Hyman will explore Chagall’s development beyond Cubism, his complex involvement with the Russian Revolution, and suggest how these are components in Chagall's identification with Gogol as exile and comic / cosmic visionary. This is a rare opportunity to hear a leading art writer and artist comment on these works by Chagall.  In English. SOLD OUT.

Russian Children's Programme Mama y Malysh: Показ музыкального мультфильма "Щелкунчик" (1973г.)
Jan
14
3:10 pm15:10

Russian Children's Programme Mama y Malysh: Показ музыкального мультфильма "Щелкунчик" (1973г.)

Организаторы группы "Мама и Малыш" Зоя и Ольга решили немного продлить новогоднее настроение и 14 января показать волшебный мультфильм "Щелкунчик" 1973 года . После показа дети и родители смастерят поделку на основе просмотренного мультфильма. In Russian.

RUSSIAN VILLAGE MUSIC CLUB IZBA: СВЯТКИ / CHRISTMASTIDE IN RUSSIA AND BEYOND
Jan
13
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 a festive and playful setting in our hospitable IZBA. In English and Russian. SOLD OUT.

PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB:  RUSSIAN OLD NEW YEAR WITH VATRUSHKA PIES
Jan
12
7:00 pm19:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: RUSSIAN OLD NEW YEAR WITH VATRUSHKA PIES

Come to Pushkin House to celebrate the Russian Old New Year with traditional Russian pies, cakes, delicacies, Georgian and Armenian wines and other wines that speak to us of history and tradition. And as usual, someone will go home with a prize wine after winning the mini-quiz. In English and Russian. SOLD OUT

The Moscow Art Theatre's Screening & Discussion  "The Cherry Orchard"
Jan
12
6:00 pm18:00

The Moscow Art Theatre's Screening & Discussion "The Cherry Orchard"

Anton Chekhov's classic tale of cultural futility comes to life on stage at the Moscow Art Theatre. Starring Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, The Cherry Orchard is more relevant today than when it was first produced over a hundred years ago. In Russian with English Subtitles. SOLD OUT.

Pushkin House Music Salon: Anna Tsybuleva recital
Jan
9
7:00 pm19:00

Pushkin House Music Salon: Anna Tsybuleva recital

Join us for a piano recital with Anna Tsybuleva - First Prize winner of the International Gilels Piano Competition in Odessa (2012) and the Leeds International Piano competition (2015). Her programme includes Schumann’s Etudes symphoniques and Medtner’s Sonata in G Minor. 

Robert Chandler: Monthly Translation Workshop
Jan
6
7:30 pm19:30

Robert Chandler: Monthly Translation Workshop

Pushkin House's monthly workshop, led by top translator Robert Chandler.  All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a good reading knowledge of Russian.  In English with some Russian.

MAMA Y MALYSH: НОВОГОДНИЙ УТРЕННИК В ГРУППЕ РАННЕГО РАЗВИТИЯ
Dec
18
11:00 am11:00

MAMA Y MALYSH: НОВОГОДНИЙ УТРЕННИК В ГРУППЕ РАННЕГО РАЗВИТИЯ

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, водить хороводы и зажигать Елочку. Малыши получат новогодние подарки от Деда Мороза (с натуральными продуктами, и без шоколада- потому, что дети маленькие). Участвуют детки до 3.5 лет

Mama y Malysh: Новогодний утренник в группе раннего развития
Dec
17
11:00 am11:00

Mama y Malysh: Новогодний утренник в группе раннего развития

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, водить хороводы и зажигать Елочку. Малыши получат новогодние подарки от Деда Мороза (с натуральными продуктами, и без шоколада- потому, что дети маленькие). Участвуют детки до 3.5 лет

PUSHKIN’S “TALE OF THE GOLDEN COCKEREL” AND OTHER VERSE TALES
Dec
13
7:30 pm19:30

PUSHKIN’S “TALE OF THE GOLDEN COCKEREL” AND OTHER VERSE TALES

Pushkin’s verse ‘fairy tales’, skazki, are ideal for reading aloud in their combination of folk idiom and pure poetry. Antony Wood introduces his translations, Kristin Milward reads them, and Elena Dobson reads the beginning of each poem in the original. In English and Russian. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

ILLUSTRATED TALK WITH TOBY BROMIGE: ARMENIAN BYZANTIUM: FROM 950 TO 1084 AD
Dec
12
6:30 pm18:30

ILLUSTRATED TALK WITH TOBY BROMIGE: ARMENIAN BYZANTIUM: FROM 950 TO 1084 AD

The role of the Armenians in the Byzantine Empire has been often understated, and in some cases entirely ignored. The most common interpretation of Byzantium as a manifestation of Medieval Hellenism has meant no room for the Armenian element within the Byzantine state to be recognised. Toby Bromige has been conducting a revisionist work to restore the Armenian element in Byzantium to its rightful state. In English. This is a GB Russia event and all are welcome.

 PETRUSHKA STUDIO: "СЕРЕБРЯНОЕ КОПЫТЦЕ"
Dec
11
1:00 pm13:00

PETRUSHKA STUDIO: "СЕРЕБРЯНОЕ КОПЫТЦЕ"

Join Petrushka Studios and other families for a truly traditional Russian Christmas celebration, based on Bazhov's classic fairy tale The Little Silver Hoof: an afternoon of performance, costume, stories, and a gift for each child at the end. In Russian. SOLD OUT

PETRUSHKA STUDIO: "СЕРЕБРЯНОЕ КОПЫТЦЕ"
Dec
10
3:30 pm15:30

PETRUSHKA STUDIO: "СЕРЕБРЯНОЕ КОПЫТЦЕ"

Join Petrushka Studios and other families for a truly traditional Russian Christmas celebration, based on Bazhov's classic fairy tale The Little Silver Hoof: an afternoon of performance, costume, stories, and a gift for each child at the end.  Performances at 3.30pm and 5pm.  In Russian. SOLD OUT

PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB:  THE FIRST CHRISTMAS ON THE TRANS SIBERIAN EXPRESS
Dec
8
7:00 pm19:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: THE FIRST CHRISTMAS ON THE TRANS SIBERIAN EXPRESS

Come along to the Pushkin House Wine Club to find out and to taste the styles of wine which were popular in Russia at the time of the first Christmas Trans-Siberian Express. The wines will be accompanied by a platter of cheese and charcuterie. As always, there will be a mini-quiz at the end and someone will go home with a prize wine. In English and Russian.

RUSSIAN FILM WEEK: Screening and discussion with Anna Melikyan
Dec
4
4:00 pm16:00

RUSSIAN FILM WEEK: Screening and discussion with Anna Melikyan

Russia Film Week and Pushkin House present an evening with Anna Melikyan:  a screening of her short movie "8" followed by a Q&A and talk on how to make short movies as opposed to feature films. Talk in Russian with English translation. Films in Russian with English subtitles.

CLASSICS FOR KIDS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: TCHAIKOVSKY
Dec
4
2:00 pm14:00

CLASSICS FOR KIDS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: TCHAIKOVSKY

СПЕЦИАЛЬНЫЙ ПРЕДПРАЗДНИЧНЫЙ ВЫПУСК - ПОСЛЕДНИЙ ВЫПУСК В 2016. "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. In Russian.

Leningrad Samizdat Poetry: Music for a Deaf Age
Nov
29
7:30 pm19:30

Leningrad Samizdat Poetry: Music for a Deaf Age

Talk and book presentation by Josephine von Zitzewitz (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Russian Studies at the University of Cambridge), accompanied by historic recordings of the poets under study reading their work. In English. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome. 
 

CHAI À LA RUSSE: CHURCHILL AND ARMENIAN “COGNAC” (BRANDY)
Nov
27
3:00 pm15:00

CHAI À LA RUSSE: CHURCHILL AND ARMENIAN “COGNAC” (BRANDY)

Tea time, but with a difference - it’s à la Russe. A time to celebrate the tradition of spending long hours with friends drinking tea with a table laden with delicacies. Come along with a friend or on your own and enjoy these delights in welcoming company. In Russian and English. SOLD OUT