Stalin's Music Prize: a talk by Marina Frolova-Walker
May
31
7:30 pm19:30

Stalin's Music Prize: a talk by Marina Frolova-Walker

Join us for a lecture from Marina Frolova-Walker, Professor of Music History at Cambridge University and celebrated author, talking about her latest book -  Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics. 
This is a Pushkin Club event. In English.
 

NADEZHDA TEFFI AND HER LAST JOURNEY (1918-19) ACROSS RUSSIA AND UKRAINE, FROM MOSCOW TO THE BLACK SEA
Jun
7
7:30 pm19:30

NADEZHDA TEFFI AND HER LAST JOURNEY (1918-19) ACROSS RUSSIA AND UKRAINE, FROM MOSCOW TO THE BLACK SEA

Robert Chandler, Rose France, Anne Marie Jackson and Irina Steinberg discuss Nadezhda Teffi's beautiful personal account of her journey south through Russia and Ukraine to Istanbul.  Her writing was loved by Lenin, Nicholas II, Bunin, Bulgakov and Zoshchenko, and her acute awareness of the political currents swirling around her in 1918-19 shed light on our understanding of Russia today.  In English.  

Vladimir Paperny on Hot and Cold War Architecture - the architecture of international exhibitions at a time of war - 1937-1959
Jun
9
7:00 pm19:00

Vladimir Paperny on Hot and Cold War Architecture - the architecture of international exhibitions at a time of war - 1937-1959

In a rare visit to the UK, celebrated Russian architectural critic, writer and thinker, Vladimir Paperny is speaking at Pushkin House about his new book, Architecture of Great Expositions 1937-1959, covering Berlin, Paris, Brussels and Moscow, in particular the VDNKh exhibition and American exhibitions in Moscow in 1959. In English.

Robert Chandler: Monthly Translation Workshop
Jun
10
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.

PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: WINE CHALLENGE
Jun
16
7:00 pm19:00

PUSHKIN HOUSE WINE CLUB: WINE CHALLENGE

Can you tell your favourite Sauvignon Blanc from your favourite Chardonnay? Or French wine from Australian? And can you really tell that one wine is more expensive than another? Let’s test our knowledge and appreciation! Let’s do a wine challenge! In English and Russian.

THE GOLDEN AGE OF RUSSIAN POETRY: WHO OR WHAT WAS THE PUSHKIN PLEIAD?
Jun
22
6:30 pm18:30

THE GOLDEN AGE OF RUSSIAN POETRY: WHO OR WHAT WAS THE PUSHKIN PLEIAD?

Come and discover who was the first to use the term "Pushkin Pleiad" and when? What did they mean by it? Is the term any different from the "Pushkin School" or the "Pushkin Circle"? These and related questions will be considered and, hopefully, answered by Michael Pursglove. In English.  This is a GB Russia Society Event and all are welcome.

IGOR Outkine: Songs from classic Russian and Soviet films
Jul
8
7:00 pm19:00

IGOR Outkine: Songs from classic Russian and Soviet films

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music from Soviet and Russian classic films. Performed by the legendary Igor Outkine. You will hear such classics as "Я шагаю по Mоскве Я шагаю по Москве" , "Есть только миг",  "Остров Невезения" and many more. 

The S Word: Translating the Art/The Art of Translation
Jul
13
10:00 am10:00

The S Word: Translating the Art/The Art of Translation

This one-day event will address the issue of the translation of dramatic and critical texts in the broadest context, and how we approach this often controversial topic today.  The event is part of a four-year international research project, being conducted by The Stanislavski Centre and University of California Riverside, in collaboration with The University of Westminster The S Word: Stanislavski and Contemporary Theatre. The event will be conducted in English. 


PETRUSHKA STUDIO PRESENTS: 'PIPPI LONGSTOCKING'
May
22
1:00 pm13:00

PETRUSHKA STUDIO PRESENTS: 'PIPPI LONGSTOCKING'

Petrushka Studio gives you another chance to catch their sell-out new show, Pippi Longstocking. Immersive, loaded with songs, good fun and creative activities, this is a treat your children won't want to miss!  In Russian. SOLD OUT

TALK:  JOHN ROYCROFT: SIR PAUL DUKES (1889-1967)...WITH THE LID OFF!
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

TALK: JOHN ROYCROFT: SIR PAUL DUKES (1889-1967)...WITH THE LID OFF!

 Paul Dukes' dramatic and traumatic experience as chief of British intelligence in Lenin's revolutionary Russia made him a lifelong anti-Bolshevik. Two things mark him out: his deep attachment to Russia and things deeply Russian, and his powers of observation and description.  In English.This is a GB Russia Society event and all are welcome.

ONE WOMAN COMEDY CABARET: MY STUBBORN TONGUE BY ANNA FISHBEYN
May
7
8:00 pm20:00

ONE WOMAN COMEDY CABARET: MY STUBBORN TONGUE BY ANNA FISHBEYN

How does emigration from Russia really feel?  Brilliant cabaret from New York from an exciting writer, singer and comedian: the story of the girl who refuses to be defined by her origins (Russian in America, Jewish in Russia, poor little immigrant).  Russian and American songs and dances and vivid comedic impersonations. In English.

COMEDY NIGHT: PUSHKIN HOUSE WOMEN'S STAND-UP
May
6
7:30 pm19:30

COMEDY NIGHT: PUSHKIN HOUSE WOMEN'S STAND-UP

Friday night stand-up comedy with a Russian flavour at Pushkin House: come and have a drink and enjoy Svetlana, the oligarch's wife, the Creative Tornado, and the Queen of Cabaret! For one night only a dazzling and electric combination of international award-winning comediennes: Laura Bodell , Anna Fishbeyn and Aliona Muchinskaya. Mostly in English, followed by drinks. 

ONE WOMAN COMEDY CABARET: My Stubborn Tongue by Anna Fishbeyn
May
5
8:00 pm20:00

ONE WOMAN COMEDY CABARET: My Stubborn Tongue by Anna Fishbeyn

How does emigration from Russia really feel?  Brilliant cabaret from New York from an exciting writer, singer and comedian: the story of the girl who refuses to be defined by her origins (Russian in America, Jewish in Russia, poor little immigrant).  Russian and American songs and dances and vivid comedic impersonations. In English.

Talk: Joshua Rubenstein: the Last Days of Stalin
May
5
7:30 pm19:30

Talk: Joshua Rubenstein: the Last Days of Stalin

The highly-respected Harvard University human rights and international affairs specialist tells the story of the last days of Stalin and assesses the impact, in Russia and internationally, of his sudden death.  In English.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

Talk: 'the pursuit of distinction and the justification of privilege': the Russian elite in 1815 and 2015
May
4
7:00 pm19:00

Talk: 'the pursuit of distinction and the justification of privilege': the Russian elite in 1815 and 2015

Professor Andreas Schonle and Dr Elisabeth Schimpfossl compare and contrast the Russian aristocracy of the early nineteenth century with Putin's oligarchs.  How do these elites account for their privileges and understand the "service" they render to society, and what are the narratives they develop to justify why they should be treated as equals by the West?  In English.  This is a GB Russia Society event and all are welcome.

EXHIBITION OPENING: RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY DRAWING. NO LIMITS.
May
3
6:30 pm18:30

EXHIBITION OPENING: RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY DRAWING. NO LIMITS.

Join us for the opening of our new exhibition which brings together 23 Russian artists from across the generations, and includes new young artists as well as older and much more well-known names: it shows all the main themes and directions in contemporary art in Russia today. Free entry. 

Easter at the IZBA Club
May
1
3:00 pm15:00

Easter at the IZBA Club

Celebrating the most important Orthodox holiday of the year in our popular Russian Village Music Club IZBA. You will be painting eggs with traditional ornaments, singing Easter songs, playing Easter games and costing traditional Easter meals - Paskha and Kulich. Come alone, bring your friends or your whole family - suitable for all ages. With Polina Proutskova and Zinaida Petruchenia, supported by IZBA Voices. In Russian. SOLD OUT

Easter at the IZBA Club
Apr
29
7:00 pm19:00

Easter at the IZBA Club

Celebrate the most important Russian Orthodox holiday of the year with our popular Russian Village Music Club IZBA. You will be painting eggs with traditional ornaments, singing Easter songs, playing Easter games and tasting traditional Easter meals - Paskha and Kulich. Come alone, bring your friends or your whole family - suitable for all ages. With Polina Proutskova and Zinaida Petruchenia, supported by IZBA Voices.  In English with some Russian. SOLD OUT.

30 Years of Change: Russian Culture Since Perestroika: Lev Lurie: Leningrad Becomes St. Petersburg. The Turbulent 1980s
Apr
28
6:30 pm18:30

30 Years of Change: Russian Culture Since Perestroika: Lev Lurie: Leningrad Becomes St. Petersburg. The Turbulent 1980s

Next in our series about Russian culture since Perestroika and the next best thing to actually being in St Petersburg.  Lev Lurie, St Petersburg's favourite media historian, cultural commentator and campaigner, tells the story of Leningrad re-becoming St Petersburg in the 1980s with his trademark charm, wit and erudition.  In English.

Pushkin Club Words & Music: the Four Most Popular WWII Songs and Their Dramatic Stories
Apr
19
7:30 pm19:30

Pushkin Club Words & Music: the Four Most Popular WWII Songs and Their Dramatic Stories

This year's Pushkin Club WWII commemoration looks at the history of the four most popular wartime songs in Russia.  Enjoy the music, provided by the wonderful Nadia Giliova and Lila Moshtael; and learn, from David Brummell's expert narration, how international these most-loved Russian songs really are.  Narration in English, sung in Russian.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

Professor Aleksandra Shatskikh: Vitebsk – Centre of the Russian Avant-Garde (1917–22)
Apr
18
7:00 pm19:00

Professor Aleksandra Shatskikh: Vitebsk – Centre of the Russian Avant-Garde (1917–22)

Aleksandra Shatskikh, the greatest living specialist on Marc Chagall, answers the question which must have crossed your mind if you enjoy Russian avant-garde art: why Vitebsk?  What was it about this little town in Belarus which produced some of the most exciting work of the early 20th century, by Chagall, Malevich, Lissitsky, Bakhtin and others.  Chaired by Dr Elena Zaytseva.  Talk and Q&A, followed by drinks.  In Russian, interpreted into English. SOLD OUT.

PETRUSHKA STUDIO: THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
Apr
17
1:00 pm13:00

PETRUSHKA STUDIO: THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

Bring in your children for an afternoon of fun! The Petrushka Studio will perform an interactive version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea.” In Russian.  SOLD OUT.

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: WINE AND GREAT CHEESES TO MATCH
Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: WINE AND GREAT CHEESES TO MATCH

 Even if you are not that sure of wine, or find it difficult to like any cheese – together they create magic on the palate, and you’ll discover a whole new world out there while matching these two amazing products that are made for each other. In English and Russian.

Exhibition Tour & Talk: 'Mobilisation for Art: Cosmic Trajectories of the Urals Industrial Biennale'
Apr
12
6:30 pm18:30

Exhibition Tour & Talk: 'Mobilisation for Art: Cosmic Trajectories of the Urals Industrial Biennale'

Today is 'Cosmonaut's Day' (День Космонавтики)!  We celebrate with an evening tour of our current exhibition with the artist, Olga Jurgenson, and a talk by Alisa Prudnikova, the influential and high-profile Director of the Urals Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, on a rare visit to London. Aptly, Olga's works in this exhibition are themed around the theories of Nikolai Fyodorov, the 'cosmist' philosopher who inspired Soviet achievements in outer space.  In English, followed by drinks & themed snacks.  

MEET THE AUTHOR: NEW RUSSIAN WRITING: GUZEL YAKHINA AND ALEXANDER SNEGIREV
Apr
11
6:30 pm18:30

MEET THE AUTHOR: NEW RUSSIAN WRITING: GUZEL YAKHINA AND ALEXANDER SNEGIREV

Come and discuss Russia past and present in contemporary Russian fiction with Guzel Yakhina, the Tatar-Russian prize-winning author of Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes, about Tatars deported to Siberia, and Alexander Snegirev, whose new novel Vera won the latest Russian Booker Prize.  Talk and Q&A chaired by Anastasia Koro, followed by drinks.  In Russian, interpreted into English by Lena Cook.

Пасхальный интерактивный спектакль в группе раннего развития "Мама и малыш"
Mar
26
11:00 am11:00

Пасхальный интерактивный спектакль в группе раннего развития "Мама и малыш"

To celebrate Easter this year the fantastic early learning team Мама и Малыш bring us an exciting interactive play.  Characters Bear and Bunny reveal the secret recipe for a yummy Easter cake (кулич) and embark on an Easter egg hunt.  We hope that with the help of the little ones they will find them all!  For children under 3-and-a-half. In Russian.