FAMILY CONCERT: MUSIC AND ART WITH NIKA SHIROCORAD
Nov
8
5:00 pm17:00

FAMILY CONCERT: MUSIC AND ART WITH NIKA SHIROCORAD

Second in a series of 3 monthly concerts to introduce the world of classical music to children and young people.  Internationally renowned concert pianist Nika Shirocorad plays and introduces an eclectic mix of pieces, including Bach, Copland, Chopin and Ravel, and discusses the connections between them, and between music and visual art.  Inspiring musical education and exploration for all the family.  In Russian.

Victor Madeira: ‘Britannia and the Bear: Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars’
Nov
10
6:30 pm18:30

Victor Madeira: ‘Britannia and the Bear: Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars’

The author of 'Britannia and the Bear: The Anglo-Russian Intelligence Wars, 1917-1929' - described by critics as 'pioneering' 'excellent' and 'compelling' joins us to tell a story hidden away for nearly a century - of how two great powers of the time did battle, both openly and in the shadows.  This is a GB Russia Society public event.

Donald Rayfield on the Crimean Tatars
Nov
11
7:30 pm19:30

Donald Rayfield on the Crimean Tatars

Portrayed by Russian historians as 'savages on horseback', the Tatar population has been oppressed to the point of genocide, its culture destroyed, and its rulers maligned as tools of Russia's enemies, even by historians with access to the documentation. This talk is aimed at redressing the balance. The Crimea may not have been a paradise, nor the Tatars angels, but this was a civilisation and a political power that deserves respect.

ROBERT CHANDLER: MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Nov
14
7:30 pm19:30

ROBERT CHANDLER: MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP

Led by 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.  

Film & Discussion: 'Colours of Math'
Nov
18
7:00 pm19:00

Film & Discussion: 'Colours of Math'

The screening of an award-winning documentary “Colours of Math” featuring mathematicians trying to communicate the beauty of their subject through sensory language and everyday objects.  The film is followed by a round table-discussion with prominent mathematicians.

GB RUSSIA - "Putin and the Oligarch" by Prof. Richard Sakwa
Nov
19
6:30 pm18:30

GB RUSSIA - "Putin and the Oligarch" by Prof. Richard Sakwa

On 20 December 2013, one of the most startling events in modern Russian history occurred.  Mikhail Khodorkovsky walked out of jail, a free man. The case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky has fascinated the international community for the last decade.  In This talk, Professor Richard Sakwa will provide a full account of the case – the first – from arrest to release.

GEOFFREY HOSKING: TRUST: A HISTORY
Nov
25
7:30 pm19:30

GEOFFREY HOSKING: TRUST: A HISTORY

Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Hosking, author of the newly published, ‘Trust, a history’,  joins us from the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (UCL) to discuss the West, and Russia’s, very different systems of trust.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.  

MONTHLY RUSSIAN SUPPER CLUB: AUTUMN FAVOURITES
Nov
27
7:00 pm19:00

MONTHLY RUSSIAN SUPPER CLUB: AUTUMN FAVOURITES

Nostalgia for eating out in Russia?  This month's pop-up supper club menu is full of the most traditional autumn favourites - from wild mushrooms to cabbage pirozkhi.  Catering by the excellent Zakuski London, from Rostov via the gourmet foodie haunts of Hackney's Broadway Market.  Wine and soft drinks included. Advance booking essential.

Christmas Special, OperaCoast presents: Yours, Tchaikovsky
Dec
18
7:30 pm19:30

Christmas Special, OperaCoast presents: Yours, Tchaikovsky

Earlier in the year six new talents on the British opera scene set themselves a challenge to throw away the translations of Russian classics, and get to know the original songs. A Christmas Concert with a twist – this will be a chance for the young singers to proudly present their achievements in music and language.


Stories of the St Petersburg Pushkin Museum: Films introduced by the Museum's Director, Sergei Nekrasov
Oct
29
5:30 pm17:30

Stories of the St Petersburg Pushkin Museum: Films introduced by the Museum's Director, Sergei Nekrasov

'An Afternoon at the Museum': join Sergei Nekrasov, Director of the National Pushkin Museum in St Petersburg, for an tour in film and anecdote of one of Russia's most important literary museums.  With the support of the St Petersburg Association for International Cooperation and the Society for Cooperation in Russian and Soviet Studies.  In Russian with translation.

FESTIVAL: "Saint Petersburg: Take Another Look" Film - 'A White White Night'
Oct
25
2:30 pm14:30

FESTIVAL: "Saint Petersburg: Take Another Look" Film - 'A White White Night'

CANCELLED: due to circumstances entirely beyond our control, the screening of A White White Night is cancelled. We do apologise for this disappointing news.  Part of "St Petersburg: Take Another Look" - a four day festival placing St Petersburg on the cultural map with new and classic films and music. 'A White White Night' stars Saint Petersburg, as a main character - in an unusual mystery where a detective is forced to discover his previous life in the city because of a missing person case.  Directed by Ramil Salakhutdinov. With the support of the City of St Petersburg Culture Committee.

FESTIVAL: "Saint Petersburg: Take Another Look" Film - 'Nepal Forever'
Oct
23
6:00 pm18:00

FESTIVAL: "Saint Petersburg: Take Another Look" Film - 'Nepal Forever'

CANCELLED: due to circumstances entirely beyond our control, the screening of Nepal Forever is cancelled.  We hope to be able to screen another film in its place and we do apologise for this disappointing news.  4 days of classic and contemporary films from the most exciting St Petersburg directors, kicking off with Aliona Polunina's tongue-in-cheek documentary, on two communists' fateful trip to Nepal..

 

DISCUSSION: VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S ENGLAND: IMAGINED AND REAL
Oct
22
7:00 pm19:00

DISCUSSION: VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S ENGLAND: IMAGINED AND REAL

Leading Nabokov scholar and director of the Nabokov Museum in St Petersburg, Tatiana Ponomareva, Liza Mrosovsky-Shaw, daughter of Nabokov’s closest friend at Cambridge, and others, discuss a lesser-known aspect of the writer’s personality – his Englishness. A must for all Nabokov fans.

 

PUSHKIN CLUB: LERMONTOV ANNIVERSARY EVENING
Oct
21
7:30 pm19:30

PUSHKIN CLUB: LERMONTOV ANNIVERSARY EVENING

Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov, held by many to be Russia’s greatest poet after Pushkin, was born in Moscow on the night of 2/3 October 1814. Join the Pushkin Club celebration of his 200th anniversary with music, recitals, and an illustrated talk by David Brummell.

Our Friend Larionov: Meet the Artists
Oct
18
1:00 pm13:00

Our Friend Larionov: Meet the Artists

A rare opportunity to meet cult British artists Billy Childish and Steve Adams, look with them at the new works they have created specially for their exhibition at Pushkin House, and discuss the inspiration they have drawn from Mikhail Larionov and the pre-revolutionary Russian avant-garde.  Alex Kan, BBC Russian Service Arts Correspondent, will lead the session.

Seliger: Teaching Patriotism in Today's Russia
Oct
15
7:30 pm19:30

Seliger: Teaching Patriotism in Today's Russia

 Many political commentators claim that Russia has entered the era of a new national awakening. Indeed, current Russian elites encourage a strong sense of patriotism among the citizenry. Perhaps most of all they focus on educating the contemporary youth.

Every year, thousands of young Russians gather at lake Seliger to attend a week-long forum...

FAMILY CONCERT: MUSIC AND ART WITH NIKA SHIROCORAD
Oct
11
5:00 pm17:00

FAMILY CONCERT: MUSIC AND ART WITH NIKA SHIROCORAD

The first in a series of 3 monthly concerts to introduce the world of classical music to children and young people.  Internationally renowned concert pianist Nika Shirocorad plays and introduces an eclectic mix of pieces, including Bach, Copland, Chopin and Ravel, and discusses the connections between them, and between music and visual art.  Inspiring musical education and exploration for all the family.  In Russian.

PUSHKIN'S "СКАЗКИ" REVISITED
Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

PUSHKIN'S "СКАЗКИ" REVISITED

An evening of enchantment for grown-ups: recitals of Pushkin 'skazki', to accompany the showing of Sholpan Sharbakova's new series of paintings inspired by them. Shelter under the branches of the Дуб Зелёный at Pushkin House.  Words by Pushkin, piano music by Medtner, magic brought to you by Sholpan Sharbakova, Maria Zherebtsova, Oleg Skrinda.    Language: mostly in Russian.

Concert: Dimensions of Russian Song 2.0
Sep
27
7:30 pm19:30

Concert: Dimensions of Russian Song 2.0

A return visit to Pushkin House by Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd (voice, piano), Polina Proutskova (voice) and the Russian Choir of Brighton & Hove.  Haunting Russian folk song, old and new, in the unforgettable voices of true specialists.  

Pushkin House Russian Wine Club: Wine Tasting: Forever Classics
Sep
25
7:00 pm19:00

Pushkin House Russian Wine Club: Wine Tasting: Forever Classics

Tanya Nesterova, wine writer, wine teacher at Westminster University and formerly at Vinopolis, this evening considers 6 classic wines, their history, their food pairings, their association with Russia - and rounds off with a quiz and prizes.  Language: in Russian, with some translation.

PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK CLUB: ANNA KARENINA, WITH DR ROSAMUND BARTLETT AND DR RACHEL POLONSKY
Sep
24
7:30 pm19:30

PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK CLUB: ANNA KARENINA, WITH DR ROSAMUND BARTLETT AND DR RACHEL POLONSKY

One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina combines penetrating psychological insight with an encyclopedic depiction of life in 1870s Russia.  Tolstoy scholar Dr Rosamund Bartlett, author of a major new translation for Oxford World's Classics, will be in conversation with Dr Rachel Polonsky of Cambridge University (author of Molotov's Magic Lantern).  Dip in to your Anna Karenina and come and join the the discussion.  Language: in English.

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN EVENING: MEET THE TEACHERS, FIND OUT ABOUT COURSES
Sep
24
6:30 pm18:30

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN EVENING: MEET THE TEACHERS, FIND OUT ABOUT COURSES

Drop in to Pushkin House to meet the teachers and staff of the Russian Language Centre and find out more about our Autumn term of group courses, starting the 6th of October. Take a look at our course materials,  find out about the different levels and group options available, and try a short taster class for Beginners. Free of charge. Email info@russiancentre.co.uk to confirm attendance.