RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: Discover Off-beat Wines
Mar
5
7:00 pm19:00

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: Discover Off-beat Wines

Most of us have a favourite wine, our go-to wine for every occasion. For some it's a Shiraz, for others it's a Merlot, and for many it's a summery Sauvignon Blanc, but sometimes it can all become a little too predictable and we yearn for something different, something off the well-beaten track, something new and unusual to excite our taste buds. With that in mind, we've selected six wines with the wow factor to put a smile on the face of your friends and partners. So come along and broaden your wine horizons. In Russian, with some English translation.

Evgeniya Albats in conversation with Bridget Kendall
Mar
6
7:30 pm19:30

Evgeniya Albats in conversation with Bridget Kendall

BBC Diplomatic Correspondent Bridget Kendall talks to Evgeniya Albats, Editor-in-Chief of the Russian political weekly the New Times. In English. This event is held in partnership with Russians in the City, the international club for Russian-speaking finance professionals.

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL: MEET YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S AUTHORS: SERGEI SEDOV, MARINA BORODITSKAYA, MARINA MOSKVINA
Mar
8
3:00 pm15:00

RUSSIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL: MEET YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S AUTHORS: SERGEI SEDOV, MARINA BORODITSKAYA, MARINA MOSKVINA

Presenting the English edition of Sergey Sedov's Heracles' 12 Great Labours (translated by Melanie Moore) with signings by the author (with photo-session), in an afternoon of animated film and story-telling, cartoons and poetry reading for children aged five and upwards,with three of Russia's best-loved children's writers - Sergei Sedov, Marina Boroditskaya and Marina Moskvina. In Russian.

 All profits from the event will go to support the creation of the new Children's Book Collection at Pushkin House.

Translation Workshop with Marina Boroditskaya and Sasha Dugdale
Mar
9
5:00 pm17:00

Translation Workshop with Marina Boroditskaya and Sasha Dugdale

Come and translate Russian poetry with one of Russia’s best-loved children’s authors and poets. Marina Boroditskaya will be here in person to help with translations of her poems into English and to discuss Russian poetry in translation with a small group.  Poet and translator Sasha Dugdale, Editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, will chair the event.  In English with some Russian.  Please note the early start time.

Tony Cash on Yury Lyubimov's Crime and Punishment: An Illustrated Talk
Mar
9
6:30 pm18:30

Tony Cash on Yury Lyubimov's Crime and Punishment: An Illustrated Talk

Film maker Tony Cash tells the story of the 1982 English-language production of Crime and Punishment at the Lyric Hammersmith by Yury Lyubimov, one of Russia's greatest and most controversial theatre directors, including excerpts from Cash's acclaimed South Bank Show film on the making of the production and the political and diplomatic struggles around it.  In English. This is a GB Russia Event and all are welcome.

ROBERT CHANDLER MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Mar
13
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. 

 TALK: THE POETRY OF FASHION, WITH MARIA TRETYAKOVA
Mar
18
7:30 pm19:30

TALK: THE POETRY OF FASHION, WITH MARIA TRETYAKOVA

Fashion writer, columnist and blogger Maria Tretyakova, who studied with the fashion historian Aleksandr Vasiliev, discusses the relationship between fashion and poetry, from the Silver Age to the end of the 20th Century, against the backdrop of our current exhibition on Anna Akhmatova. In Russian.

Stephen Walsh on Musorgsky and his Circle
Mar
19
6:30 pm18:30

Stephen Walsh on Musorgsky and his Circle

Stephen Walsh, author of 'Musorgsky and his Circle', which was shortlisted for the 2014 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, tells the story of Musorgsky and his famous contemporaries in the 'moguchaya kuchka' (mighty handful), and how they related to the literary, artistic and intellectual tendencies of their time.  In English.  This is a GB Russia event and all are welcome.

WORDS AND MUSIC: THE GUEST FROM THE PAST: ANNA AKHMATOVA AND BORIS ANREP
Mar
24
7:30 pm19:30

WORDS AND MUSIC: THE GUEST FROM THE PAST: ANNA AKHMATOVA AND BORIS ANREP

An evening exploring the relationship between Anna Akhmatova and the Russian-British mosaicist Boris Anrep, against the backdrop of the current Pushkin House exhibition. Talk by David Brummell, Akhmatova recited by Alla Gelich, and interludes of piano and song from Nadia Giliova and Lila Moshtael.  In English with some Russian.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

Russian Children's World: London Youth Maths Olympiad
Mar
29
11:00 am11:00

Russian Children's World: London Youth Maths Olympiad

Revel in the beauty of mathematics and benefit from Russian excellence in it!  If you love maths puzzles and brain-teasers, love solving original problems and are between 7-16 years old, join us in the third London Mathematical Olympiad!  Suitable for English and Russian speakers (you do not need knowledge of both languages). Complete the first round online to join us for the final at Pushkin House on Sunday 29 March.

ROBERT CHANDLER MONTHLY TRANSLATION WORKSHOP
Apr
3
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. 

GB RUSSIA: Dr Oliver Ready (St Antony’s College, Oxford) The Contemporary Literary Scene in Russia
Apr
22
6:30 pm18:30

GB RUSSIA: Dr Oliver Ready (St Antony’s College, Oxford) The Contemporary Literary Scene in Russia

The Russian literary scene in 2015 is unrecognizable from that of 1990. How to account for the dramatic shifts in literary fashion over the last twenty-five years? Which authors of the period (translated and untranslated) have a good chance of enduring? What is the role of critics and prizes in today’s literary process? Oliver Ready, translator of works by Vladimir Sharov and Yuri Buida and fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford, will address these and other questions in a wide-ranging talk. This is a GB Russia event and all are welcome.


The Gulag: People and Fates: Oral History from MEMORIAL (St Petersburg)
Feb
24
7:30 pm19:30

The Gulag: People and Fates: Oral History from MEMORIAL (St Petersburg)

Josephine von Zitzewitz will show excerpts from “The Gulag: People and Fates” [Гулаг: Люди и судьбы, Director: Aleksandr Slobodsky], a documentary that grew out of a recent oral history project undertaken by the Research and Information Centre “Memorial” (St Petersburg). Film excerpts in Russian, talk in English.  This is a Pushkin Club event and all are welcome.

Professor Simon Franklin: Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin
Feb
23
7:00 pm19:00

Professor Simon Franklin: Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin

Between the sell-out production of Eugene Onegin at the Barbican and the production of Tchaikovsky’s opera at Covent Garden, join Professor Simon Franklin of Cambridge University to find out more about the single most beautiful work of Russian literature.  In English, with some readings in Russian.

Maslenitsa – Shrovetide – at the IZBA club with Polina Proutskova
Feb
20
7:00 pm19:00

Maslenitsa – Shrovetide – at the IZBA club with Polina Proutskova

Russia used to sink into a whirl of wild merriment for seven days every year – Maslenitsa was the merriest celebration of the year and was eagerly awaited. We are going to do it in a special way – with ancient ritual songs and traditions, experiencing the culture that gave us this exciting festival. In English and Russian

Talk: Michael Bourdeaux on Goskontsert and the State Censorship of Soviet Music
Feb
19
6:30 pm18:30

Talk: Michael Bourdeaux on Goskontsert and the State Censorship of Soviet Music

Michael Bourdeaux, a keen amateur musician, observed the nefarious workings of Goskontsert and its control of the Soviet musical scene as a member of the first-ever British Council year-long student exchange with the USSR 1959-60. His lecture, drawing on personal experiences, will include some recorded musical examples.  This is a GB Russia event and all are welcome.

Janice Ross: 'Leonid Yakobson: Ballet as a Weapon in Soviet Russia'
Feb
18
7:30 pm19:30

Janice Ross: 'Leonid Yakobson: Ballet as a Weapon in Soviet Russia'

Janice Ross, Stanford University dance historian and author of the acclaimed new book, Like A Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia, discusses the compelling story of Leonid Yakobson, a leading muted voice of Soviet dance history who spent decades in creative silence while keeping inner faith with the modernist ideals of the 1920s.  In English.

Piano and Cello Recital: Anastasya Terenkova & Pavel Gomziakov
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Piano and Cello Recital: Anastasya Terenkova & Pavel Gomziakov

A rare chance in London to hear the outstanding Paris-based and Moscow-trained Anastasya Terenkova and Pavel Gomziakov  in an enchanting programme including sonatas for cello and piano by Shostakovich and Brahms and works for piano by Rachmaninov, Chopin, Scarlatti and Lizst.  A drinks reception follows the performance.  

Russian Revels: Eating Ukraine and its Lard(er)
Feb
12
6:30 pm18:30

Russian Revels: Eating Ukraine and its Lard(er)

Second in the series of tasting-talks brought to you by Russian Revels.  Katrina Kollegaeva, co-founder of Russian Revels and graduate in Food Anthropology, journeys through Ukraine, inspired by her Ukrainian mother, to understand the extraordinary social and cultural significance of salo, the iconic Ukrainian cured pork fat, lardo, both in Ukraine and in its relationship with Russia.  In English.  Drinks and snacks included.

ARTEMIY TROITSKY : RUSSIA TODAY BEYOND "RUSSIA TODAY"
Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

ARTEMIY TROITSKY : RUSSIA TODAY BEYOND "RUSSIA TODAY"

This event is SOLD OUT. 

Join well-loved music critic and sociologist Artem Troitsky to hear what's really going on in and around Russia today socially, culturally and politically and, in his words, get some 'freshly squeezed juice'.  With some recordings to give us a flavour of the musical zeitgeist.  In Russian.   

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: Valentine's Day Special
Feb
5
7:00 pm19:00

RUSSIAN WINE CLUB: Valentine's Day Special

St Valentine's Day Special: for her, for him, for us, for them, for everyone. Let's taste and enjoy the wines made for those special occasions when words just aren't enough. As usual, we will taste six wines, suggest matches with food and finish off with a chance to win a prize in the wine club quiz.  In Russian.

EXHIBITION OPENING: 'Akhmatova. Anrep. Berlin'.
Feb
4
6:30 pm18:30

EXHIBITION OPENING: 'Akhmatova. Anrep. Berlin'.

The full-size sculpture of a tree will pierce through Pushkin House in this multimedia installation by St Petersburg artist Vitaly Pushnitsky and UK-based Russian artist Olga Jurgenson.  Archive materials from the Anna Akhmatova Museum in St Petersburg are arranged around the them of Akhmatova's encounters with Isaiah Berlin and Boris Anrep.  Curator: Elena Zaytseva.  With the support of the Russky Mir Foundation.  This evening's opening event is now fully booked.  

 

Psoy Korolenko "My Uncle..."
Jan
29
7:30 pm19:30

Psoy Korolenko "My Uncle..."

A rather unique one-man cabaret by one of Moscow's most bizarre poet-singers: funny and serious, simple and deep, traditional and contemporary, Russian and international - the "wandering scholar" and "avant-bard" Psoy Korolenko brings his solo to Pushkin House as part of his London tour.  Some people may find some of the material offensive.

In Russian. 

SERGEI GURIEV IN CONVERSATION WITH GIDEON RACHMAN
Jan
28
5:30 pm17:30

SERGEI GURIEV IN CONVERSATION WITH GIDEON RACHMAN

Pushkin House and Russians in the City invite you to come and discuss Russia's prospects with the brilliant former rector of the famous New Economic School, Sergei Guriev, in conversation with Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times.  In English.  Talk: 5.30pm-6.30pm; drinks 6.30pm-7.30pm.  

Nika Shirocorad Family Subscription Concert 2/6: 'Alice in Wonderland' (PART 1)
Jan
25
3:00 pm15:00

Nika Shirocorad Family Subscription Concert 2/6: 'Alice in Wonderland' (PART 1)

THIS CONCERT ON SUNDAY 25 JANUARY IS POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS.  LATER CONCERTS IN THE SERIES WILL TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED.  WE APOLOGISE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE WE KNOW THIS WILL CAUSE.  Second in a series of 6 weekly Sunday afternoon subscription concerts for children and families, running from Sunday 18 January to Sunday 22 February, by pianist Nika Shirocorad, each woven round the story of a different fairy-tale.  Suitable for children age 4 and up.  In Russian.