"Love Song Classics" presented by Gamma Majoris
Feb
14
6:30 pm18:30

"Love Song Classics" presented by Gamma Majoris

Gamma Majoris Ensemble (voice, piano, violin, cello) celebrates Valentine’s Day with programme that features some of the most famous Love Classics. This includes music works by the most famous European and Russian composers – Piazolla, Puccini, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Almeida and others.

 RUSSIA'S ASSERTIVENESS: UNJUSTIFIED AGGRESSION OR RATIONAL CALCULATION?
Feb
16
7:30 pm19:30

RUSSIA'S ASSERTIVENESS: UNJUSTIFIED AGGRESSION OR RATIONAL CALCULATION?

Dr Igor Sutyagin of the Royal United Services Institute, and formerly of the Institute for the Study of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, looks at the the possible rationales behind current Russian foreign policy tactics: impulsive, calculated or strategic?  A rare chance for discussion with an outstanding specialist.  In English. 

Emmanuel Bach:  an Evening of Russian Violin & Poetry
Feb
18
7:00 pm19:00

Emmanuel Bach: an Evening of Russian Violin & Poetry

Violinist Emmanuel Bach presents a vivid programme of Russian music, journeying with listeners back to the salon world of the past, in an evening interweaving music, poetry (in English translation) and projections of art. Together with pianist Jenny Stern, Emmanuel will play works by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov.  Followed by drinks.

EXHIBITION OPENING: OLGA JÜRGENSON: 'ON HOLIDAY'
Feb
24
6:30 pm18:30

EXHIBITION OPENING: OLGA JÜRGENSON: 'ON HOLIDAY'

Join us for the opening of our new site-specific installation by Olga Jurgenson which takes as its inspiration the theories of the Russian Orthodox Christian philosopher Nikolai Fedorov that resurrection was a "common goal" for humanity, leading to universal brotherhood and kinship. Mixed media works on canvas and paper, along with a projected video. Free entry. 

PUSHKIN CLUB: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF ISAAK SHVARTS
Mar
1
7:30 pm19:30

PUSHKIN CLUB: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF ISAAK SHVARTS

An evening of music, words and song celebrating the life and work of the great “unknown” Oscar-winning composer whose friendship and creative partnership with Bulat Okudzhava in later life produced a whole series of much-loved songs.  Narrative by David Brummell, and music from Nadia Giliova (piano) and Lila Moshtael (vocals and guitar).  In English.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

A.R.R.N. READING GROUP: HAROLD HESLOP AND THE 'NOVELISTS' INTERNATIONAL'
Mar
4
5:00 pm17:00

A.R.R.N. READING GROUP: HAROLD HESLOP AND THE 'NOVELISTS' INTERNATIONAL'

County Durham miner and author Harold Heslop was published in Russian some years before he appeared in print in English.  John Connor of Colgate University, New York State, introduces Heslop as a starting-point for a discussion of the emergence of a Soviet literary space and a ‘Novelists’ International’. In English. 

ROBERT CHANDLER: MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Mar
4
7:30 pm19:30

ROBERT CHANDLER: MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP

Pushkin House's 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.  In English with some Russian.

FILM SCREENING : 'THE POSTMAN'S WHITE NIGHTS' (ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY 2014)
Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

FILM SCREENING : 'THE POSTMAN'S WHITE NIGHTS' (ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY 2014)

An early taste of summer.  By popular request, a repeat screening of Andrei Konchalovsky's beautiful and gentle take on the distant Russian north-west, with a cast of unforgettable non-professional local actors, read by some as a patriotic response to Andrei Zvyagintsev's Leviathan, shot in the same region.  In Russian with English subtitles.   

POLINA PROUTSKOVA: RUSSIAN LULLABY WORKSHOP
Mar
12
3:00 pm15:00

POLINA PROUTSKOVA: RUSSIAN LULLABY WORKSHOP

"Спи детёнок мой прекрасный."  For mothers and fathers (and grandmothers and grandfathers) who would like to sing to their children, but can't decide, or don't know, what to sing.  The voice teacher and folklorist Polina Proutskova will help you find your 'lullaby voice' and teach and sing all the most beautiful traditional village lullabies.  In Russian.  

YURI KOLKER: THE 'LENINGRAD NOVECENTO': THE BOILER ROOM PETERSBURG POETS OF THE BRODSKY ERA
Mar
15
7:30 pm19:30

YURI KOLKER: THE 'LENINGRAD NOVECENTO': THE BOILER ROOM PETERSBURG POETS OF THE BRODSKY ERA

Nine of ten people writing poetry today write it in Russian: is this a national blessing or a national disaster? What do the Florentine painters of the Quattrocento and the Leningrad poets of the second half of the 20th century have in common?  Why should we never translate a living poet? Come and join the conversation and hear Yuri read from his poetry.  In Russian.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: QUALITY AND PREMIUM WINES ENCORE
Mar
17
7:00 pm19:00

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: QUALITY AND PREMIUM WINES ENCORE

A wine of good quality does not have to be a premium wine, but a premium wine should always be a quality wine. What does it take to make a premium wine and how can we recognise it?  Come along to the Pushkin House Wine Club and discover for yourself the differences between quality and premium wines. In English and Russian.


RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: SPARKLING WINE FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: SPARKLING WINE FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

Want to impress your Valentine? With so many stunning sparkling wines now available, which one should you choose to celebrate with on Cupid's day? The Wine Club will taste the best of the styles from Spain, Italy, England, France and the New World: white, rose and red. In English and Russian. 

30 Years of Change: Russian Culture Since Perestroika: Film Screening: 'Assa'
Feb
9
6:30 pm18:30

30 Years of Change: Russian Culture Since Perestroika: Film Screening: 'Assa'

The fourth evening in our series reflecting on the cultural legacy of Perestroika. Tonight: a screening of the cult film which was credited with bringing Soviet underground rock into the mainstream.  The film is in Russian with English surtitles, followed by Q&A in English led by Alex and Anna Kan. This screening is in partnership with Obskura

"Sleeping Beauty" MUSICAL FAIRY-TALE FOR CHILDREN presented by Gamma Majoris
Feb
7
1:30 pm13:30

"Sleeping Beauty" MUSICAL FAIRY-TALE FOR CHILDREN presented by Gamma Majoris

Gamma Majoris is delighted to present a new production of "The Sleeping Beauty" – a musical fairy-tale for children. Designed by a group of award-winning musicians, this entertaining production for the whole family aims to inspire children about the world of classical music and musical instruments in an entertaining and interactive way. In Russian. ALL PERFORMANCES NOW SOLD OUT.

Robert Chandler: Monthly Translation Workshop
Feb
5
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.

PETRUSHKA STUDIO PREMIER: "Рождество в мастерской"
Jan
31
1:00 pm13:00

PETRUSHKA STUDIO PREMIER: "Рождество в мастерской"

В небольшой деревушке, где все друг друга знают, живёт один чудак. Все дни напролет он проводит в своей мастерской, изобретая увидительные вещицы, и частенько спорит со своим котом. Однажды, под новый год с ними приключилась забавная история. Будете в наших краях, обязательно загляните в мастерскую Петсона...BOTH PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT

LONDON INTERNATIONAL MEDTNER FESTIVAL: RECITAL
Jan
28
7:00 pm19:00

LONDON INTERNATIONAL MEDTNER FESTIVAL: RECITAL

The opening concert of the London International Medtner Festival (28-30 January), celebrating the work of the lesser-known composer so highly-rated by his contemporaries Rachmaninov and Scriabin.  With Alexander Karpeyev (piano), Cahill Smith (piano) and Elena Mindlina (soprano).  Introduced in English by Gerald Kingsley.  All tickets for this performance are now sold out. 

TEATRO VIVO & DASH ARTS: TWISTOV DRAMA WORKSHOP AT PUSHKIN HOUSE
Jan
27
6:30 pm18:30

TEATRO VIVO & DASH ARTS: TWISTOV DRAMA WORKSHOP AT PUSHKIN HOUSE

Artists and members of the public are warmly invited to join Teatro Vivo and Dash Arts for a theatre workshop about arriving and surviving in London.  Expect drama games, readings and writing, exploring parallels between Dickensian London and your experience today.  The resulting play, Twistov (inspired by Oliver Twist) will be staged in 2017.  In English.  Free.  THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

 

30 Years of Change: Russian Culture Since Perestroika (3): Rock Music
Jan
26
6:30 pm18:30

30 Years of Change: Russian Culture Since Perestroika (3): Rock Music

The third evening in our series reflecting on the legacy of Perestroika will be dedicated to Soviet and Russian rock. Following the first UK screening of the 1988 Soviet documentary "Rock"  we will explore whether rock music really "smashed the Wall", how the "second culture" that existed in the USSR was affected by Perestroika, and how rock music was evolving in the new Russian state. In English.  THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Robert Chandler: Monthly Translation Workshop
Jan
22
7:30 pm19:30

Robert Chandler: Monthly Translation Workshop

Pushkin House's 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.  In English with some Russian.

ROBERT CHANDLER: PAVEL FILONOV & THE RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE
Jan
19
7:30 pm19:30

ROBERT CHANDLER: PAVEL FILONOV & THE RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE

Translator Robert Chandler introduces us to the work of Pavel Filonov (1883-1941) who was at least as great a painter as Chagall, Goncharova, Kandinsky, Malevich, or any other member of the Russian avant-garde.  Unlike these other artists, he is barely known outside Russia. Why? In English.  

FAMILY CHRISTMASTIDE CELEBRATION AT THE IZBA CLUB /   СЕМЕЙНАЯ СВЯТОЧНАЯ ВЕЧОРКА В КЛУБЕ "ИЗБА"
Jan
17
3:00 pm15:00

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

A celebration of Russian Christmastide for the whole family, with the most traditional carols, dances, games and food. Join Polina Proutskova and Zinaida Petruchenia to celebrate all the music and folk traditions of Russian Christmas, which runs from 6 January (Christmas Eve) to 19 January (Epiphany).   In Russian.  THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: WINE AND PIES FOR RUSSIAN 'OLD NEW YEAR'
Jan
14
7:00 pm19:00

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: WINE AND PIES FOR RUSSIAN 'OLD NEW YEAR'

Come to Pushkin House to celebrate the Russian Old New Year with Russian pies which will be matched with Georgian, Armenian, Russian and other wines. The pies will be made by Stolle, the famous St. Petersburg pie shop, now also in Camden.  In English and Russian.  THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

OLGA BOZHKO EXHIBITION DISCUSSION & SCREENING: ART & LANGUAGE
Jan
12
6:30 pm18:30

OLGA BOZHKO EXHIBITION DISCUSSION & SCREENING: ART & LANGUAGE

Young artists inspired by the interplay between art and language give their response to our current exhibition by Olga Bozhko.  This screening and discussion responds to Bozhko's subject matter by bringing together the practices of three emerging Russian-born artists - Sofia Gavrilova, Sasha Litvintseva and Alex Anikina.  In English.

 

Rachmaninov: reflections - Russian Christmas with OperaCoast
Dec
18
7:30 pm19:30

Rachmaninov: reflections - Russian Christmas with OperaCoast

A beautiful Christmas programme of song showcasing OperaCoast's Sing Russian project with jewels of the Rachmaninov repertoire: Oh, do not sing to me again, Spring Waters, The Lilacs, I Wait for Thee and many more, together with excerpts from the composer's letters and diaries.  In Russian.  

 

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: WINE AND CHEESE FOR CHRISTMAS
Dec
16
7:00 pm19:00

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: WINE AND CHEESE FOR CHRISTMAS

If you would like to try something which could be a match made in heaven for you to enjoy for Christmas and the New Year, come to the Wine and Cheese for Christmas tasting at Pushkin House. We have selected the best cheeses to be found London to go with some most exciting festive wines, for what promises to be an excellent evening. In English and Russian.

Vadim Kozin: His Life and Music
Dec
15
7:30 pm19:30

Vadim Kozin: His Life and Music

The radio journalist Monica Whitlock and the Oxford historian of LGBT Russia Professor Dan Healey will explore the life and significance of the great Soviet singer, interspersed with recordings of his music. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome. In English.

EHRAC FILM SCREENING & DIRECTOR Q&A: 'BARZAKH' (MANTAS KVEDARAVICIUS)
Dec
10
6:30 pm18:30

EHRAC FILM SCREENING & DIRECTOR Q&A: 'BARZAKH' (MANTAS KVEDARAVICIUS)

Join director Mantas Kvedaravicus for a screening and panel discussion of his film Barzakh, about enforced disappearances in Chechnya, to mark International Human Rights Day.  Discussion chaired by Masha Karp, with EHRAC's Legal Director Jessica Gavron and others.  Film with English subtitles and discussion in English, followed by drinks. 

A Belka Productions Rehearsed Reading: THE FORTY-FIRST
Dec
8
7:00 pm19:00

A Belka Productions Rehearsed Reading: THE FORTY-FIRST

Boris Lavrenyov's heart-breaking tragedy of divided loyalties in Russia, twice filmed to public acclaim (Protazanov 1927, Chukhrai 1956), in a new adaptation for the theatre by James Elliott, brought to us by Oleg Mirochnikov and Oliver King of Belka Productions.  In English.

ROBERT CHANDLER'S MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Dec
4
7:30 pm19:30

ROBERT CHANDLER'S MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP

Pushkin House's 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.  In English with some Russian.