PUSHKIN HOUSE MUSIC SALON: Shostakovich: Piano & Theremin
Sep
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

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 the 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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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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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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Сергей Медведев: СТРАНА НЕПУГАНЫХ ЗАБОРОВ
Jun
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Сергей Медведев: СТРАНА НЕПУГАНЫХ ЗАБОРОВ

В этой лекции речь пойдет о главной архитектурной форме и маркере российского пространства – заборе. Сергей Медведев расскажет об истории русского забора, о его экономическом, политическом, военном и символическом значении, о том, что он рассказывает об отношениях власти и собственности, и о том, что и от кого русский человек прячет за забором. Организовано в партнёрстве с агенством КОНТЕКСТ.LondonНа русском языке.

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Putin Country: A Journey Into the Real Russia: Talk with Anne Garrels
Jun
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Putin Country: A Journey Into the Real Russia: Talk with Anne Garrels

Veteran NPR foreign correspondent Anne Garrels takes us deep inside Russia, where citizens struggle with a shaky economy and widespread corruption, but nevertheless seem supportive of their president. Garrels's book 'Putin Country' has been shortlisted for the 2017 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize and this talk is part of the 2017 Shortlist Programme

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In Conversation with artist Yuri Vashenko, conducted by Liza Dimbleby
Jun
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

In Conversation with artist Yuri Vashenko, conducted by Liza Dimbleby

Please join us for a conversation with the artist of our upcoming exhibition 'Geometry of Nonsense' (2 June - 10 July), Yuri Vashenko, the leading illustrator of Lewis Carroll in Russia today. The talk will be conducted by artist and writer Liza Dimbleby. In Russian with English Translation. Приглашаем на беседу с Юрием Ващенко - художником нашей следующей выставки "Геометрия Нонсенса" (2 июня - 10 июля) и главным иллюстратором книг Льюиса Кэрролла в России. Беседу проведёт художник и писатель Лиза Димблби. На русском языке с английским переводом. This event is part of our next exhibition "Geometry of Nonsense".

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