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.
Join us for a melange of Russian song and Yiddish / klezmer with the lead singer of the Grammy winning Klezmatics (New York) and Britain’s very own Siberian-born Russian singer (Tomsk/Brighton).
THE SOUTH CAUCASUS BETWEEN RUSSIA, IRAN & TURKEY: A HISTORICAL & CONTEMPORARY REASSESSMENT OF REGIONAL GEOPOLITICS: DR. HARUN YILMAZ
This is an opportunity to review the Caucasus in history and assess how the relations between Iran, Turkey & Russia can influence the geopolitics in the South Caucasus. In English. This is a GB Russia Society event.
The tale of an ageing monarch descending into madness, filtered through a Communist perspective by Russian director Grigori Kozintsev in his final film. Film in Russian with English subtitles, talk in Russian with English translation.
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
Olga Hadjieva and Zoya Fedorova, the brilliant early-years specialists from Мама и Малыш, bring us the first in a new Saturday programme of hour-long craft sessions and screenings of classic Russian cartoons. For children aged 4-8. In Russian.
LADO Folk Festival Opening: Film Screening and Singing Demonstration: “From Podserednieye with Love”
Pushkin House opens this year's LADO festival with a screening of “From Podserednieye with Love” and a mini-concert by members of the traditional folk ensemble East Warsaw. In Russian with English subtitles. Some songs also sung in Ukranian and Polish.
Come along and meet the teachers and staff of the Russian Language Centre: find out more about the Autumn term (starting 10 October 2016), browse course materials, learn more about taking a Russian language examination, take a free taster class. In English.
Pushkin House and IZBA club are delighted to invite guests to participate in LADO - a festival of Russian Song and Traditions. Curator of the Festival Polina Proutskova has created an interesting programme of national traditions with many surprises in store. In English and Russian.
During the second day of LADO festival, aimed at families with children, guests will embark on an interactive quest-game. This will be followed by a concert of lullabies from Russia and the rest of the world. In Russian and English.
Come along and meet the teachers and staff of the Russian Language Centre: find out more about the Autumn term (starting 10th October 2016), browse course materials, learn more about taking a Russian language examination, take a free taster class. In English.
Join us for the opening of our new exhibition which brings together 7 Russian and non Russian visual artists based in the UK. The show is a response to the imaginative world of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky (1887-1950) using contemporary art language. RSVP to email@example.com .
Arkady Ostrovsky is regarded as a world class analyst of the russian political scene. early booking is essential. Absolutley unmissable! In English. This is a GB Russia Society event.
Авторский вечер с Алексеем Макушинским: “В поисках света за деревьями”. In Russian.
Art historian Aliya Abykayeva-Tiesenhausen in conversation with author Hamid Ismailov about her exciting new book about Central Asian art in Soviet times and up to the present day.
RUSSIA'S NEW TOOLS FOR CONFRONTING THE WEST: CONTINUITY AND INNOVATION IN MOSCOW'S EXERCISE OF POWER WITH MR. KEIR GILES
This talk will be based on the paper that Keir Giles presented to Chatham House in early 2016. In English. This is a GB Russia Society event.
This concert celebrates the 125th anniversary of one of Russia's most eminent
composers, Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953). An all-Prokofiev programme, it
includes his Sonata for two violins, Op. 56, Five Akhmatova Poems, Op. 27,
Violin and Piano sonata, Op. 94bis and one of Prokofiev's most celebrated
works, Piano Sonata No. 7.
Join us for an evening of poetry with James Womack, reading from James's newest translations of Vladimir Mayakovsky. Introduced by University of Oxford lecturer and Mayakovsky expert, Jamie Rann, who will tell us all about Mayakovsky's life and work. In English
A perfect way to round off the week - join us for a drink and a performance by Yuri Vedenyapin. For this concert, given in a rare visit to the UK, Vedenyapin will perform witty, melodious and playful renditions of well known and lesser known Russian and yiddish songs.
Vedenyapin is a master of word play and a celebrated performer. In Russian, Yiddish and English.
The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars: Author Daniel Beer in conversation with Paul Lay
Daniel Beer, Senior Lecturer in Modern European at Royal Holloway, University of London, in conversation with editor of History Today, historian Paul Lay, talks about his new book, The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars, published this summer, which includes previously unpublished material, the fruits of extensive research in Siberian and other Russian archives. In English.
Musicians, poets, translators and writers gather to celebrate the work of Russia's most famous poet, Alexander Pushkin, described by Fyodor Dostoevsky as a 'universal man.' In English and Russian.
Join us for a talk with Philip Hanson who will attempt to answer what so-called structural reforms could help Russia's share of global output, and what might be the political pre-requisites of such reforms? In English. This is a GB Russia Society event and all are welcome.
This one-day event will address the issue of the translation of dramatic and critical texts in the broadest context, and how we approach this often controversial topic today. The event is part of a four-year international research project, being conducted by The Stanislavski Centre and University of California Riverside, in collaboration with The University of Westminster The S Word: Stanislavski and Contemporary Theatre. The event will be conducted in English.
Join us for an unforgettable evening of music from Soviet and Russian classic films. Performed by the legendary Igor Outkine. You will hear such classics as "Я шагаю по Mоскве Я шагаю по Москве" , "Есть только миг", "Остров Невезения" and many more.
Geoffrey Hosking, one of the western world's most outstanding historians of Russia, will explore the evolution of Russia's politics in the light of the country's history. In English. This is a GB Russia Society event and all are welcome. SOLD OUT
Join us for a talk with Joseph Backstein, one of the leading curators in Russia over the last 30 years, and former Commissioner of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. In English - NB Change of start time to 6.30!
Honouring the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, please come to this free screening of celebrated Soviet director, Grigori Koznitsev's Hamlet, considered to be one of the best adaptations of Shakespeare for the screen ever made. With an introductory talk by Natalia Rubenstein. Film in Russian with English subtitles, introductory talk in Russian with English translation.
Classics for kids is a specially designed series of morning music concerts for children 4+. Created by a group of professional musicians - leading soloists from Gamma Majoris Ensemble & Friends - these series aim to introduce children to the best of the world's classical music masterpieces. In Russian.
Join us for an evening in conversation with one of Russia’s leading media rights lawyers Galina Arapova who will speak about defending media rights in Russia today. In English.
Come and discover who was the first to use the term "Pushkin Pleiad" and when? What did they mean by it? Is the term any different from the "Pushkin School" or the "Pushkin Circle"? These and related questions will be considered and, hopefully, answered by Michael Pursglove. In English. This is a GB Russia Society Event and all are welcome.
Poet and translator Arkady Shtypel presents his project of translation of the whole collection of Shakespear’s sonnets, explains the main principles of his approach to Shakespeare’s original and why modern translators are reconsidering the canonic translation of Marshak. In Russian.
Приходите праздновать Гряную неделю в наш клуб ИЗБА - с песнями, играми, народными традициями и троицкими ватрушками. In Russian.
Come and be a guest at our popular IZBA Club to celebrate Russian Whitsun - with songs, games, folk traditions and a Whitsun related village cuisine. In English with some Russian.
Join us for a discussion of Bulgakov’s life featuring two renowned translators of his work: Hugh Aplin, translator of The Master and Margarita, and Roger Cockrell, translator of Bulgakov’s Diaries and Selected Letters. In English.
Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell, in conversation with Pushkin House Director Clem Cecil, will talk about how they came to publish the criminal tattoo books, that now have a massive cult following, how they have presented extreme and unusual themes for a non-Russian audience, and the adventures they have had along the way. In English.
Exclusive Group Tour with Dr Rosalind Polly Blakesley: Russia and the Arts exhibition at THE National Portrait Gallery
Pushkin House is delighted to present an exclusive tour of the National Portrait Gallery's Russia and the Arts, with exhibition curator and Russian art historian Dr Rosalind Polly Blakesley. In English. Tickets are strictly limited and available to buy in advance from our website only.
Join us for a stimulating talk from luminous author Charlotte Hobsontalking about the revolutionary themes in her debut historical novel 'The Vanishing Futurist'. In English.
Vladimir Paperny on Hot and Cold War Architecture - the architecture of international exhibitions at a time of war - 1937-1959
In a rare visit to the UK, celebrated Russian architectural critic, writer and thinker, Vladimir Paperny will be speaking about the recently published 'Architecture of Great Expositions 1937-1959' of which he is co-editor. The book covers Berlin, Paris, Brussels and Moscow, in particular the VDNKh exhibition and American exhibitions in Moscow in 1959. Followed by drinks. In English.
NADEZHDA TEFFI AND HER LAST JOURNEY (1918-19) ACROSS RUSSIA AND UKRAINE, FROM MOSCOW TO THE BLACK SEA
Teffi's translators Robert Chandler, Rose France, Anne Marie Jackson and Irina Steinberg discuss Nadezhda Teffi's beautiful personal account of her journey south through Russia and Ukraine to Istanbul. Her writing was loved by Lenin, Nicholas II, Bunin, Bulgakov and Zoshchenko, and her acute awareness of the political currents swirling around her in 1918-19 shed light on our understanding of Russia today. In English.
After the huge success of the "Sleeping Beauty" performances, Gamma Majoris is delighted to be back with a new production of a musical fairy-tale for children "The Grasshopper and his Friends". In English. For children 3-8 years old.
Olga Hadjieva and Zoya Fedorova, the brilliant early-years specialists from Мама и Малыш, bring us the first in a new Sunday programme of hour-long craft sessions and screenings of classic Russian cartoons. For children aged 4-8. In Russian.
Join us for a lecture from Marina Frolova-Walker, Professor of Music History at Cambridge University and celebrated author, talking about her latest book - Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics.
This is a Pushkin Club event. In English.
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. SOLD OUT
Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion with Moscow poet Dmitry Vedenyapin, chaired by publisher and translator Antony Wood. In English with some poems in Russian.
A rare chance to meet Vladimir Maramzin, one of the best Russian writers today. He will present “The Fame Bearer” the first volume of his new trilogy “The Country Called Emigration” and talk about his life and work. In Russian. This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.
Join us for a delightful lunchtime concert of Viennese and German Classics!
Each piece will be introduced by the performers. In English.
An evening of songs, poetry and foot-tapping nostalgia to mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War. In Russian with some English translation.
At the end of Russian Easter week, join Tanya Nesterova for a teatime chocolate-tasting masterclass and learn how to eat chocolate with discrimination...followed by all the pleasures of a traditional Russian tea session (чаепитие). In Russian and English.