FILM SERIES: THE RUSSIAN NORTH-WEST: 'THE ISLAND' / "ОСТРОВ"
Jul
3
7:00 pm19:00

FILM SERIES: THE RUSSIAN NORTH-WEST: 'THE ISLAND' / "ОСТРОВ"

Pavel Lungin's highly-regarded 2006 film about a fictional 20th century Russian Orthodox monk, shot in Karelia on the shores of the White Sea, is the first in our series of free film screenings depicting the north west of Russia, as a reflection on our current exhibition, Richard Davies' Russian Types and Scenes.  In Russian with English subtitles.

KUPALA NIGHT ARTISTS' 'COUP'
Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

KUPALA NIGHT ARTISTS' 'COUP'

Remember the night of Ivan Kupala?  Join the artists and performers taking over Pushkin House for one night only to reinterpret this ancient, wild summer festival.  Art, music, refreshments.

PETRUSHKA STUDIO PREMIER: 'PIPPI LONGSTOCKING'
Jul
12
1:00 pm13:00

PETRUSHKA STUDIO PREMIER: '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.

ROBERT CHANDLER MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Jul
17
7:30 pm19:30

ROBERT CHANDLER MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP

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.  We encourage a truly collaborative approach to the workshops which is helpful and hopefully enjoyable. 


RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN DAY
Jun
27
10:00 am10:00

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CENTRE OPEN DAY

Drop in to Pushkin House to meet the teachers and staff of the Russian Language Centre and find out more about our Special Summer modules, individual tuition, examinations and  our Summer term of group courses, starting the 13th of July.

VIKTOR TSOI DOUBLE BILL: FILM SCREENING: 'ИГЛА'/ 'THE NEEDLE'
Jun
21
6:00 pm18:00

VIKTOR TSOI DOUBLE BILL: FILM SCREENING: 'ИГЛА'/ 'THE NEEDLE'

1988 youth-culture classic which shocked Soviet society on first release with its non-moralising, and graphic, portrayal of drug addiction; with a soundtrack by Kino, and starring the legendary Viktor Tsoi. This screening is in partnership with Obskura.  In Russian with English subtitles.  

 

Special screening event: Fabergé: A Life of Its Own
Jun
19
6:30 pm18:30

Special screening event: Fabergé: A Life of Its Own

In anticipation of its worldwide release on 29th June, this exclusive event at Pushkin House will offer audiences the unique opportunity to see the film before its release in cinemas, and to hear the film's Director, Patrick Mark in conversation.

FULLY BOOKED

RUSSIA THROUGH ITS BELLY: Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside
Jun
11
6:45 pm18:45

RUSSIA THROUGH ITS BELLY: Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Next in the Russian Revels talks with tastings series.  If it's June, we're off to the dacha. Join professor of anthropology Melissa Caldwell to discuss - and eat - the favourite foods Russians eat at the dacha, and why they matter so much culturally, economically and historically.  In English.

Please note: tonight's event will be starting at 6:45, 15 minutes later than the originally advertised start-time.

Readings from the new 'Penguin Book of Russian Poetry'
Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

Readings from the new 'Penguin Book of Russian Poetry'

Robert Chandler and some of his fellow translators will present a selection of readings from the new 'Penguin Book of Russian Poetry', edited by Chandler, Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinsky, and comment on the context, the authors, and the process of translating the verses. In English.  This is a GB Russia event and all are welcome.

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: Wines of Burgundy
Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: Wines of Burgundy

This month, join wine writer Tanya Nesterova to discover Burgundy, one of the most ancient wine regions in France. It's fascinating, exciting, confusing and undoubtably unique...In Russian with some English translation.

Pushkin Club: THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR IN POETRY, PROSE AND SONG
Jun
9
7:30 pm19:30

Pushkin Club: THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR IN POETRY, PROSE AND SONG

An evening of poetry, prose and song from the Great Patriotic War, introduced by David Brummell and performed by Alla Gelich, Lucy Daniels, David Matthews, Lila Moshtael and Nadia Giliova, including favourite works by Paustovsky and Simonov. In Russian and English. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

SUNDAY FILM: RETHINKING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (4): 'THE ASCENT'
May
31
3:00 pm15:00

SUNDAY FILM: RETHINKING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (4): 'THE ASCENT'

Throughout May, Pushkin House screens a series of classic war films from or about Russia on Sunday afternoons, running in parallel with our Spring exhibition, ‘James Hill: Russian Veterans’, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.  As elsewhere in Europe, the genre changed in its tone and approach through the decades that followed.

The Ascent (1977, Larisa Shepitko). Two partisans in the Belarussian forest encounter a Nazi patrol, with devastating consequences, in Larisa Shepitko's harrowing and cinematically groundbreaking film.  In Russian with English subtitles.

Patrick O'Meara on V.A. Karazin: Alexander I’s Opinionated Ukrainian Visionary on Russia’s Future
May
28
7:00 pm19:00

Patrick O'Meara on V.A. Karazin: Alexander I’s Opinionated Ukrainian Visionary on Russia’s Future

Vasily Nazarovich Karazin was a critic of many of the Russian institutions of his day and a prolific writer on science, agriculture, pharmacology, chemistry and physics, until his views and constant petitioning of Alexander I brought him into direct confrontation with the tsar.  In English.  This is a GB Russia event and all are welcome.

SUNDAY FILM: RETHINKING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (3): 'THE DEMI-PARADISE'
May
24
3:00 pm15:00

SUNDAY FILM: RETHINKING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (3): 'THE DEMI-PARADISE'

Throughout May, Pushkin House screens a series of classic war films from or about Russia on Sunday afternoons, running in parallel with our Spring exhibition, ‘James Hill: Russian Veterans’, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.  As elsewhere in Europe, the genre changed in its tone and approach through the decades that followed.

The Demi-Paradise (1943, Anthony Asquith).   A fish-out-of-water wartime comedy, starring Laurence Olivier as Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Soviet inventor who travels to England to have his revolutionary propeller manufactured, and Penelope Dudley-Ward as the woman who falls in love with him.

LIFE AND DEATH, WAR AND PEACE
May
20
7:00 pm19:00

LIFE AND DEATH, WAR AND PEACE

An evening of poetry and music reflecting the experience of the World War Two period: Osip Mandelstam, Paul Celan and T.S. Eliot read and introduced by Larissa Itina, Kristin Milward and Antony Wood; with music by Dmitry Shostakovich, J.S. Bach and George Crumb played by Nika Shirocorad (piano). Poetry in Russian and English.

SUNDAY FILM: RETHINKING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (2): 'THE FALL OF BERLIN'
May
17
3:00 pm15:00

SUNDAY FILM: RETHINKING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (2): 'THE FALL OF BERLIN'

Throughout May, Pushkin House screens a series of classic war films from or about Russia on Sunday afternoons, running in parallel with our Spring exhibition, ‘James Hill: Russian Veterans’, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.  As elsewhere in Europe, the genre changed in its tone and approach through the decades that followed.

The Fall of Berlin (1950, Mikheil Chiaureli).   The story of a Stakhanovite Red Army smelter-turned-sergeant in this classic film from the ideological high-water-mark of Stalin's cult of personality.  In Russian with English subtitles.

ANASTASIA STONE: CODING CLUB AT PUSHKIN HOUSE
May
16
10:30 am10:30

ANASTASIA STONE: CODING CLUB AT PUSHKIN HOUSE

Anastasia Stone's 5-week in-demand courses for children and young people in Scratch computer programming come to Pushkin House!  9-11 year-olds from 1030 to 1200 and 12-14-year-olds from 1215 to 1345.  In Russian with necessary English

Talk: Dr Rosamund Bartlett: How Chekhov Took on Tolstoy
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Talk: Dr Rosamund Bartlett: How Chekhov Took on Tolstoy

This talk will situate the celebrated and important relationship between Chekhov and Tolstoy in the political and literary climate of late imperial Russia and show how Chekhov's short stories and plays subtly challenged the towering edifice of Tolstoy's literary oeuvre. In English.  This is a GB Russia event and all are welcome.

PREMIUM vs REGULAR WINES – THE SEQUEL
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

PREMIUM vs REGULAR WINES – THE SEQUEL

We all know that the best wine is the wine we like. But what about a quality wine?What is it that determines the quality of wine and dictates its price?What if I like a £5 bottle of wine more than a £20 bottle? Drop in to Pushkin House and discover for yourself the differences between the two in the second part of our fine wine investigation.

PUSHKIN CLUB: 'Two Languages, One Culture?' Ukrainian and Russian Language Literature and Culture in Ukraine
May
12
7:30 pm19:30

PUSHKIN CLUB: 'Two Languages, One Culture?' Ukrainian and Russian Language Literature and Culture in Ukraine

Uilleam Blacker, Lecturer in Comparative Russian and East European Culture at UCL SSEES, on the interrelations between Ukrainian and Russian language literature in Ukraine, and Ukrainian literature as a unique site of the overlapping and confluence of diverse cultural legacies.  In English.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

SUNDAY FILM: RETHINKING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (1): 'THE DAWNS HERE ARE QUIET'
May
10
3:00 pm15:00

SUNDAY FILM: RETHINKING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (1): 'THE DAWNS HERE ARE QUIET'

Throughout May, Pushkin House screens a series of classic war films from or about Russia on Sunday afternoons, running in parallel with our Spring exhibition, ‘James Hill: Russian Veterans’, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.  As elsewhere in Europe, the genre changed in its tone and approach through the decades that followed.

First up: The Dawns Here are Quiet (1972, Stanislav Rostotsky). A new all-female regiment adjusts to life in combat on a remote artillery base, in this much-loved depiction of the courage of ordinary Soviet citizens. In Russian with English subtitles.