BOOK LAUNCH: ELENA POLENOVA: RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES
Jan
8
6:30 pm18:30

BOOK LAUNCH: ELENA POLENOVA: RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES

Come and extend your repertoire of Russian fairy tales and celebrate the launch by Fontanka of folk stories collected and illustrated by the late 19th century Arts and Crafts artist Elena Polenova and originally intended for publication in Britain 99 years ago.  In English.

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: NIKA SHIROCORAD FAMILY CONCERT: THE NUTCRACKER
Jan
11
3:00 pm15:00

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME: NIKA SHIROCORAD FAMILY CONCERT: THE NUTCRACKER

In a second performance to mark Russian Christmas and Old New Year, pianist Nika Shirocorad's afternoon family concert will retell the story of The Nutcracker, including all your favourite dances from the Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite for piano, the much-loved 1970s Russian animation, and support from Con Tempo children's collective. In Russian.


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.

IGNATY DYAKOV: RUSSIAN FOR BUSINESS
Dec
16
7:30 pm19:30

IGNATY DYAKOV: RUSSIAN FOR BUSINESS

Having published ‘The Story Provocation: for learners of the Russian language (yes, yes, and for you too!)’ - “Rasskaz-provokatsiya” in Russian, his second unconventional language textbook, earlier this year Ignaty thought it may be useful to share his experience of teaching Russian to business people. On the night, he’ll share his observations and offers some tips to make learning Russian for business more efficient.

IZBA RUSSIAN MUSIC CLUB WITH POLINA PROUTSKOVA
Dec
12
7:00 pm19:00

IZBA RUSSIAN MUSIC CLUB WITH POLINA PROUTSKOVA

Have you ever dreamt of singing to the Netherworld? Would you like to learn what the village life in Russia once was and what it is now? Then welcome to the Russian Village Music Club IZBA!

IZBA club sessions take place monthly every second Friday of the month. Tickets are £10 on the door and £9 in advance.

PUSHKIN CLUB: TENTH TRANSLATORS' EVENING: PUSHKIN AND BATIUSHKOV
Dec
9
7:30 pm19:30

PUSHKIN CLUB: TENTH TRANSLATORS' EVENING: PUSHKIN AND BATIUSHKOV

Roger Clarke discusses four Pushkin love poems to Goncharova, and Peter France discusses Batyushkov's To My Friends; Imitations of the Ancients and Imitation of Horace.  Translators, academics, students and anybody interested in Russian literature are invited to discuss the relationship between the original and the translation, compare different translations of the same original text and see how the art of translation helps literature to cross boundaries.  Always thoughtful, congenial and discursive.  In English. 

RUSSIAN POETRY LIVE: MARIA GALINA & ARKADY SHTYPEL
Dec
4
7:30 pm19:30

RUSSIAN POETRY LIVE: MARIA GALINA & ARKADY SHTYPEL

Two of Russia's greatest living poets talk about the Russian literary world today, the significance of post-Soviet literary prizes, and read from their own work.  In Russian with some Ukrainian (fans will know that Shtypel publishes work in both languages).

CHRISTMAS DRINKS: PUSHKIN HOUSE - GB RUSSIA SOCIETY - WESTMINSTER RUSSIA FORUM - RUSSIAN BUSINESS GROUP
Dec
3
6:30 pm18:30

CHRISTMAS DRINKS: PUSHKIN HOUSE - GB RUSSIA SOCIETY - WESTMINSTER RUSSIA FORUM - RUSSIAN BUSINESS GROUP

Join us all at Pushkin House to toast Christmas and the myriad Russian-British connections we have enjoyed over the past year.  Russian musical interludes from the unforgettable Mazaika Duo, and a last chance to enjoy the nostalgic Our Friend Larionov exhibition by Brit Artists Billy Childish and Harry Adams - a homage to the Russian avant-garde.  Space is limited so booking is advised.

AN EVENING WITH YULIY KIM
Dec
2
7:30 pm19:30

AN EVENING WITH YULIY KIM

A rare evening in London with one of Russia's great singer-songwriters.  Join Yuliy Kim, the man behind some of the biggest popular hits and greatest Russian film tracks of the 20th century, for acoustic guitar, songs and stories: the archetypal Russian 'Bard'.  In Russian.  

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.

PUSHKIN CLUB - GEOFFREY HOSKING: TRUST: A HISTORY
Nov
25
7:30 pm19:30

PUSHKIN CLUB - GEOFFREY HOSKING: TRUST: A HISTORY

Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Hosking, the leading historian of Russia and author of the newly published, Trust, a History,  joins us to discuss systems of trust and how they differ in Russia and the west.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.   In English.

MEET YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S AUTHOR: ANDREI USACHOV
Nov
23
2:00 pm14:00

MEET YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S AUTHOR: ANDREI USACHOV

First in a series organised with the Russian Children's Library at Pushkin House as part of the Russian Children's World Literature programme.  An afternoon of song and storytelling for the whole family - with one of Russia's best loved children's authors.  Bring your copies of his books for him to sign.  In Russian

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.

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

Film & Discussion: 'Colours of Math'

English-language screening of the award-winning documentary “Colours of Math”, in which scientists try to communicate the beauty of their subject using the language of senses and everyday objects. Followed by a round table-discussion, giving a rare opportunity to meet prominent mathematicians and talk more about people than formulas...

 This is a Russian Presence UK event, organised with the kind support of Russians in the City, and all are welcome.  In English.

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.  

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

PUSHKIN CLUB - 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.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

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.

NIKA SHIROCORAD FAMILY CONCERT: THE FAIRYTALE WORLD OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
Nov
8
5:00 pm17:00

NIKA SHIROCORAD FAMILY CONCERT: THE FAIRYTALE WORLD OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

Second in a series of monthly concerts to introduce the world of classical music to children and young people.  This month, internationally renowned concert pianist Nika Shirocorad takes us on a piano journey through the fairytale world of Hans Christian Andersen, including pieces by Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Boccherini. Bring paper and coloured pencils so you can draw while you listen.  In Russian.