Defender of the Fatherland Day : War Time Songs with MAZAIKA DUO
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Defender of the Fatherland Day : War Time Songs with MAZAIKA DUO

An evening of songs and foot-tapping nostalgia to mark the Defender of the Fatherland day. These songs are known and loved in Russia and abroad. A number of highly talented composers and poets were among their authors, and no Soviet family get-together could pass without these songs being sung. The words of these songs may be generated by the war, but at the forefront of them is the world that the war is supposed to save. 

In Russian and English.

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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Feb
24
10:30 AM10:30

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I 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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FILM SCREENING: YURY OLESHA, AKA "WRITER" BY ROMA LIBEROV. ПОКАЗ ФИЛЬМА ЮРИЙ ОЛЕША ПО КЛИЧКЕ "ПИСАТЕЛЬ" И Q&A С РЕЖИССЕРОМ РОМАНОМ ЛИБЕРОВЫМ
Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

FILM SCREENING: YURY OLESHA, AKA "WRITER" BY ROMA LIBEROV. ПОКАЗ ФИЛЬМА ЮРИЙ ОЛЕША ПО КЛИЧКЕ "ПИСАТЕЛЬ" И Q&A С РЕЖИССЕРОМ РОМАНОМ ЛИБЕРОВЫМ

The film Yury Olesha, aka “Writer” is about the Odessa-born novelist who wrote two of the most popular and inventive works of the 1920s, The Three Fat Men (1924) and Envy (1927), before falling into alcoholism and inactivity. Документально-анимационный фильм о судьбе писателя — Юрия Олеши. О том, как его душили тиски выпавшей ему эпохи, и в таких объятиях он вынужден был жить не свою жизнь. In Russian with English subtitles, followed by a short Q&A with the director Roma Liberov. This is a joint event with ARCC. 

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Night in Norilsk
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Night in Norilsk

White Space Gallery in collaboration with Pushkin House presents a visual performance by Moscow based photographer Grigoriy Yaroshenko and renowned cellist and electronic music producer Vytautas Sondeckis to mark the launch of Yaroshenko's new book Norilsk. Please join us for a performance of  live Guarneri cello and electronic EMS synthesizer performance by Vytautas Sondeckis, accompanied by  a series of projected photo images of Norilsk by Grigoriy Yaroshenko.

In English.

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 (SOLD OUT) A Talk by George Orwell's biographer Masha Karp
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

(SOLD OUT) A Talk by George Orwell's biographer Masha Karp

In Masha Karp’s new biography, Orwell is seen through the Russian lens, so some aspects of it will be new to the English readers, including his perception of socialism and the Soviet Union, his sources of information about the Soviet regime, how “Nineteen Eighty-Four” was perceived in the USSR, and why Orwell is so popular in modern Russia. Indeed, last year it once again became a best-seller. 

In English.

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A Russian Journal Retold
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

A Russian Journal Retold

Last summer, writer, journalist and campaigner Julius Strauss together with leading international photographer Thomas Dworzak, undertook a journey in the footsteps of John Steinbeck and Robert Capa to mark the 70th anniversary of their famous book A Russian Journal published in 1938, and also the 70th anniversary of the Magnum photography agency. Following a similar route, they visited Moscow, Ukraine and Georgia. In an exclusive evening for Pushkin House, Julius will recount his impressions of the trip, accompanied by Thomas Dworzak's photographs.

In English.

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The Long Hangover: Shaun Walker in Conversation with Lucy Ash
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Long Hangover: Shaun Walker in Conversation with Lucy Ash

The outgoing Moscow correspondent for the Guardian, Shaun Walker, in conversation with BBC journalist Lucy Ash about his new book, 'The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past'. John Simpson has said of the book: 'it is thoughtful, brave, and full of insight. Anyone who wants to understand Russia now needs to read it.'

In English.

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A CLOUD IN TROUSERS: the Stray Dog Cabaret
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

A CLOUD IN TROUSERS: the Stray Dog Cabaret

A bilingual performance by JAG Art, a theatrical troupe which was founded by SSEES alumni.                        This performance, which was staged at Waterstone’s, Piccadilly last autumn, will include poems (in Russian and English translation) by Mandelstam, Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva and Pasternak, as well as by Blok, Esenin, Gumilyev and Mayakovsky.

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One Act Romantic Comedy: The House with a View to the Field
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

One Act Romantic Comedy: The House with a View to the Field

Join us for a one act romantic comedy The House with a View to the Field, written in 1964 by Russian playwright Alexander Vampilov. The story centres on a young man who realises that he is in love with a local girl just as he is about to leave the village where he has spent three years on a teaching assignment. His egoism has prevented him from seeing life around him, and his realisation comes at a turning point in his life as a "late awakening". Performed by Natasha Radski and Thomas Schneesche.

In English.

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PIANO RECITAL BY LEEDS PIANO COMPETITION WINNER, SOFYA GULYAK
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

PIANO RECITAL BY LEEDS PIANO COMPETITION WINNER, SOFYA GULYAK

Pushkin house is proud to present the first ever female winner of the prestigious Leeds International Piano competition in England. Sofya Gulyak  has been highly praised by critics and the audiences alike. In addition to her performing career, Sofya is a professor of the Royal College of Music in London. Her programme features Tchaikovsky’s beloved ‘Nutcracker’ and the grandioso arrangement of Bach’s violin chaconne.

 

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RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN DAY
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN DAY

Take your first steps towards speaking fluent Russian! Come along and meet the teachers and staff of the Russian Language Centre: find out more about the April term (starting 16th April 2018), browse course materials, learn more about taking a Russian language examination, take a free taster class, find out about our World Cup Football course.

In English.

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 The Moscow Young Generation Theatre's THE BLACK MONK: Screening
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

The Moscow Young Generation Theatre's THE BLACK MONK: Screening

Pushkin House and Stage Russia HD present a screening of The Moscow Young Generation Theatre's THE BLACK MONK. Kama Ginkas’ dramatization of Chekhov’s story for The Moscow Young Generation Theater has become a theatre sensation. The show has won the Grand Prix and the Critics’ Prize for Best Production at the Baltic House theater festival in St. Petersburg. 

 Presented in Russian with English subtitles.

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 Gamma Majoris Ensemble PART II CD Launch Concert: Songs by Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov/Ансамбль"Gamma Majoris" - РОМАНСЫ РАХМАНИНОВА И ЧАЙКОВСКОГО
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Gamma Majoris Ensemble PART II CD Launch Concert: Songs by Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov/Ансамбль"Gamma Majoris" - РОМАНСЫ РАХМАНИНОВА И ЧАЙКОВСКОГО

After the huge success of their first CD launch concert at Pushkin House, Gamma Majoris is delighted to be back for the second concert of the 'Russian Serenade' CD presentation series. You will hear most wonderful songs by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky arranged for soprano and piano trio by Gamma Majoris.

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'For Stalin, You Fuckers!': Vasily Grossman’s notebooks & World War II
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

'For Stalin, You Fuckers!': Vasily Grossman’s notebooks & World War II

Oleg Budnitsky, 2018 Pushkin House Book Prize judge, will be at Pushkin House for an evening dedicated to discussing Vasily Grossman's notebooks as a source for the history of the war, as a source for his novels and as a literary work in their own right. This event is part of our Grossman Season.

In Russian and English.

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PREMIERE OF RED TORCH THEATRE'S THE THREE SISTERS: SCREENING&DISCUSSION
Apr
8
1:00 PM13:00

PREMIERE OF RED TORCH THEATRE'S THE THREE SISTERS: SCREENING&DISCUSSION

Pushkin House and Stage Russia HD present a premiere screening of Red Torch Theatre's THE THREE SISTERS. Timofey Kulyabin, the 32 year old wunderkind artistic director of the Red Torch Theatre in Novosibirsk, has taken this classic work and reinvented it as an epic parable about finding harmony through suffering. The entire cast, save for one, communicate throughout the performance solely in sign language. Kulyabin's sensational and endlessly beautiful Three Sisters, already a hit on the stages of Vienna and Paris, is a feast for the senses, heightening all of them even as we lose some of them. 

Presented in Russian with English subtitles.

 

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Yury Bit-Yunan on Vasily Grossman
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Yury Bit-Yunan on Vasily Grossman

Yury Bit-Yunan lives in Moscow and teaches at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU). He is the co-author of three books about the life and work of Vasily Grossman. This is a unique opportunity to hear Yury Bit-Yunan talk about his ongoing work on Vasily Grossman. This event is part of our Grossman Season.

In English.

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In the Mood for Spring / Becеннее настроение with Daria Kulesh & Marina Osman
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

In the Mood for Spring / Becеннее настроение with Daria Kulesh & Marina Osman

Beguiling and enchanting Daria Kulesh's collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman offers a fantastic variety for every listener regardless of their language and cultural background. Expect plenty of authentic Russian flavour, superb musicianship, multilingual banter and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy.  "The songs aren't just sung, but lived." (FATEA Magazine). A refreshing, intriguing and thoroughly entertaining evening awaits all who come along.

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Fiction and reality in Moscow: Carlos Diniz’s Drawings for the US Embassy
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Fiction and reality in Moscow: Carlos Diniz’s Drawings for the US Embassy

In conjunction with the exhibition of illustrator Carlos Diniz’s drawings of the US Embassy Moscow, opening soon at Pushkin House, Tim Abrahams gives a lecture on the significance of his work. Abrahams, who writes about architecture for The Economist, will explore where this idealised settlement emerged from and how it was confounded by the politics of the Cold War as well as urban realities. 

In English.

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(CANCELLED) TCHAIKOVSKY AND CHOPIN BY LEEDS COMPETITION WINNER, ANNA TSYBULEVA
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

(CANCELLED) TCHAIKOVSKY AND CHOPIN BY LEEDS COMPETITION WINNER, ANNA TSYBULEVA

We are proud to announce the return of Anna Tsybuleva to Pushkin House, triumphant winner of England’s most prestigious piano competition in 2015. This is a rare opportunity to hear ‘a pianist of a rare gifts’ (International Piano Magazine) in London. In addition to Tchaikovsky’s Seasons, Anna will play a selection of works by Frederic Chopin.

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RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I MALYSH STORYTELLING
Feb
17
10:30 AM10:30

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: MAMA I 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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Russia as Maker and Breaker of International Law: A Roundtable Discussion
Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

Russia as Maker and Breaker of International Law: A Roundtable Discussion

A roundtable discussion, organised by Pushkin House and UCL SSEES with the support of the British Academy, bringing together early career researchers from the UK, US and Russia who take an innovative, humanities-based approach to the history of Russia and international law. The participants will discuss and debate the role of Russia in international law's history, asking: was there a distinctive imperial Russian or Soviet approach to international law?  If so, how did it change over the past two hundred years and how might this help us to understand the engagement of Russia with the world today?

In English.

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(SOLD OUT) A Talk by Robert Chandler: Vasily Grossman's STALINGRAD - Censorship and Eloquent Silences
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

(SOLD OUT) A Talk by Robert Chandler: Vasily Grossman's STALINGRAD - Censorship and Eloquent Silences

Vasily Grossman’s “Life and Fate” has been hailed as a C20 “War and Peace”.  In reality, however, “Life and Fate” is only the second half of a dilogy.  The first half of this dilogy was published in 1952; Grossman wanted to call it “Stalingrad”, though it was published under the title "For a Just Cause." Translator of the work Robert Chandler will speak about this important book and the several forms in which it has been published. This event is part of our Grossman Season.

In English. 

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(SOLD OUT) Film Screening: Paradise (Рай) by Andrey Konchalovskiy
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

(SOLD OUT) Film Screening: Paradise (Рай) by Andrey Konchalovskiy

Join us for a screening of Andrey Konchalovskiy's film Paradise which  is built around the intertwining destinies of three main characters during the Second World War: Russian aristocrat-emigrant and member of the French Resistance Olga (Yuliya Vysotskaya), a French collaborator Jules (Philippe Duquesne) and a high-ranking SS officer Helmut (Christian Clauß). Part of Maslenitsa Festival 2018.

In Russian.  

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BRITISH CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN RUSSIA - FROM SOVIET TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY: TRANSLATION, ADAPTATION, CENSORSHIP
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

BRITISH CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN RUSSIA - FROM SOVIET TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY: TRANSLATION, ADAPTATION, CENSORSHIP

Leading translator Alexandra Borisenko brings new light to Russians' love of popular British children's books in the Soviet Union and today, looking at the contrasting perceptions of childhood in Britain and Russia, and how works have been adapted for the Russian reader - what has been lost and what has been gained. This is a joint event with ARCC. 

In English. 

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(SOLD OUT) PIANO RECITAL BY MULTIPLE COMPETITIONS WINNER, Luka Okros
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

(SOLD OUT) PIANO RECITAL BY MULTIPLE COMPETITIONS WINNER, Luka Okros

Pushkin House presents outstanding Georgian pianist Luka Okros in a recital. Luka is a top winner of ten international competitions including Almaty International Piano Competition, Valencia International Piano Competition, Hong Kong International Piano Competition and Hannover Chopin International Piano Competition. In his rare London appearance Luka will be playing Schubert’s magnificent 4 Impromptus as well as music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev.

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Afternoon screening: the Satirikon Theatre's The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Jan
25
1:00 PM13:00

Afternoon screening: the Satirikon Theatre's The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Back by popular demand is 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) Leonid Pasternak and his daughters, as told by his grandchildren
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

(SOLD OUT) Leonid Pasternak and his daughters, as told by his grandchildren

An evening with the descendants of the Pasternak family, talking about the lives and work of artist Leonid Pasternak, father of Boris Pasternak, and his daughters Josephine and Lydia, who lived in England for most of their lives after emigrating with their father in 1921 to Berlin, and coming to England in the 1930s. Boris and his brother remained in Russia. The talk will be given by three of Leonid's grandchildren: Michael, Ann and Nicolas Pasternak Slater - niece and nephews of Boris Pasternak.

In English.

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(SOLD OUT) VLADIMIR VYSOTSKY  - A CELEBRATION OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF VYSOTSKY'S  BIRTH: “SATIRICAL VYSOTSKY”
Jan
23
7:30 PM19:30

(SOLD OUT) VLADIMIR VYSOTSKY - A CELEBRATION OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF VYSOTSKY'S BIRTH: “SATIRICAL VYSOTSKY”

Vladimir Vysotsky was a singer, songwriter and actor who had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary often expressed in humorous and down-to-earth language. This Pushkin Club Evening marking what would have been his 80th birthday, will be dedicated to the theme of “Satirical Vysotsky”. This is a Pushkin Club event.

In Russian and English.

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CLASSICS FOR KIDS: WITH YULIA CHAPLINA AND YURI KALNITS: PROKOFIEV AND CONTEMPORARIES
Jan
21
3:00 PM15:00

CLASSICS FOR KIDS: WITH YULIA CHAPLINA AND YURI KALNITS: PROKOFIEV AND CONTEMPORARIES

"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 5+. 

In Russian.

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(SOLD OUT) Dwelling and Rhythm in Architecture: an evening dedicated to Constructivist architect Moisei Ginzburg
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

(SOLD OUT) Dwelling and Rhythm in Architecture: an evening dedicated to Constructivist architect Moisei Ginzburg

Please join us to celebrate the publication, for the first time in English, of Moisei Ginzburg's Rhythm in Architecture (1922) and Dwelling: Five Years’ Work on the Problem of the Habitation (1934). Alexei Ginzburg, grandson of the architect, will talk about the books, his grandfather's theory, and the ongoing restoration of seminal Constructivist building - Narkomfin - of which Alexei is chief restoration architect. 

In English. 

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FAMILY CHRISTMASTIDE CELEBRATION AT THE IZBA CLUB / СЕМЕЙНАЯ СВЯТОЧНАЯ ВЕЧОРКА В КЛУБЕ "ИЗБА"
Jan
14
3:00 PM15:00

FAMILY CHRISTMASTIDE CELEBRATION AT THE IZBA CLUB / СЕМЕЙНАЯ СВЯТОЧНАЯ ВЕЧОРКА В КЛУБЕ "ИЗБА"

Празднуем Святки всей семьей! Будем вместе петь калядки и получать гостинцы, играть в зимние игры и хороводы, предсказывать будущее на ближайший год, у нас будут ряженые и рождественская звезда.

In Russian.

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RUSSIAN VILLAGE MUSIC CLUB IZBA: СВЯТКИ / CHRISTMASTIDE IN RUSSIA AND BEYOND
Jan
12
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 the festive and playful setting of our hospitable IZBA. 

In English and Russian.

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Tatyana Voltskaya Poetry Reading
Jan
9
7:30 PM19:30

Tatyana Voltskaya Poetry Reading

Tatiana Voltskaya is a prominent poet, essay writer and freelance journalist. She is the author of ten volumes of poetry and was co-editor of the literary journal “Postscriptum”. She is now a correspondent for “Radio Liberty” in St Petersburg. This is a joint event of Pushkin Club and ARCC (Anglo-Russian Culture Club).

In English.

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The Dmitriev Affair - What next?
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Dmitriev Affair - What next?

Yuri Dmitriev, a Gulag researcher, who had been locating and exhuming the mass graves of Stalin's victims since 1980-s, was arrested  on 13th December 2016 and imprisoned on trumped-up charges. His trial started in June 2017 and is still going on. The Dmitriev affair will be discussed by lawyers and human rights activists. The event will be chaired by John Crowfoot, researcher and translator, who created the site. This is a joint event of Pushkin Club and Rights in Russia.

In English.

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RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN EVENING
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN EVENING

Take your first steps towards speaking fluent Russian! Come along and meet the teachers and staff of the Russian Language Centre: find out more about the January term (starting 19th January 2018), browse course materials, learn more about taking a Russian language examination, take a free taster class, find out about our Intensive Beginners’ course.

In English.

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Новогодняя Ёлка в группе "Мама и Малыш"
Dec
17
12:00 PM12:00

Новогодняя Ёлка в группе "Мама и Малыш"

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, слушать сказку, водить хороводы и зажигать Елочку.

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Новогодняя Ёлка в группе "Мама и Малыш"
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Новогодняя Ёлка в группе "Мама и Малыш"

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, слушать сказку, водить хороводы и зажигать Елочку.

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(SOLD OUT) KinoVino special Christmas event: An immersive night set in Russia 1917
Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

(SOLD OUT) KinoVino special Christmas event: An immersive night set in Russia 1917

Interlacing cinema, history and immersive dinning, KinoVino together with Pushkin House presents an evening of time travel: back to late 1917 Russia, for an exploration of the year's food, music and cinema. Film - A Slave of Love (1976), followed by cocktails and candlelit dinner, with special guest, Moscow-based DJ and performer Anton Borisovich.

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