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.

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.  

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).

NIKA SHIROCORAD FAMILY CONCERT: THE NUTCRACKER
Dec
7
3:00 pm15:00

NIKA SHIROCORAD FAMILY CONCERT: THE NUTCRACKER

For Christmas, Nika's afternoon family concert will retell the story of The Nutcracker. Pianist Nika Shirocorad blends music and the stories behind it to make the perfect introduction to classical music for children and their parents.  In Russian.

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. 

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.

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.

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.


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.

Stories of the St Petersburg Pushkin Museum: Films introduced by the Museum's Director, Sergei Nekrasov
Oct
29
5:30 pm17:30

Stories of the St Petersburg Pushkin Museum: Films introduced by the Museum's Director, Sergei Nekrasov

'An Afternoon at the Museum': join Sergei Nekrasov, Director of the National Pushkin Museum in St Petersburg, for an tour in film and anecdote of one of Russia's most important literary museums.  With the support of the St Petersburg Association for International Cooperation and the Society for Cooperation in Russian and Soviet Studies.  In Russian with translation.

FESTIVAL: "Saint Petersburg: Take Another Look" Film - 'A White White Night'
Oct
25
2:30 pm14:30

FESTIVAL: "Saint Petersburg: Take Another Look" Film - 'A White White Night'

CANCELLED: due to circumstances entirely beyond our control, the screening of A White White Night is cancelled. We do apologise for this disappointing news.  Part of "St Petersburg: Take Another Look" - a four day festival placing St Petersburg on the cultural map with new and classic films and music. 'A White White Night' stars Saint Petersburg, as a main character - in an unusual mystery where a detective is forced to discover his previous life in the city because of a missing person case.  Directed by Ramil Salakhutdinov. With the support of the City of St Petersburg Culture Committee.

FESTIVAL: "Saint Petersburg: Take Another Look" Film - 'Nepal Forever'
Oct
23
6:00 pm18:00

FESTIVAL: "Saint Petersburg: Take Another Look" Film - 'Nepal Forever'

CANCELLED: due to circumstances entirely beyond our control, the screening of Nepal Forever is cancelled.  We hope to be able to screen another film in its place and we do apologise for this disappointing news.  4 days of classic and contemporary films from the most exciting St Petersburg directors, kicking off with Aliona Polunina's tongue-in-cheek documentary, on two communists' fateful trip to Nepal..

 

DISCUSSION: VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S ENGLAND: IMAGINED AND REAL
Oct
22
7:00 pm19:00

DISCUSSION: VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S ENGLAND: IMAGINED AND REAL

Leading Nabokov scholar and director of the Nabokov Museum in St Petersburg, Tatiana Ponomareva, Liza Mrosovsky-Shaw, daughter of Nabokov’s closest friend at Cambridge, and others, discuss a lesser-known aspect of the writer’s personality – his Englishness. A must for all Nabokov fans.

 

PUSHKIN CLUB: LERMONTOV ANNIVERSARY EVENING
Oct
21
7:30 pm19:30

PUSHKIN CLUB: LERMONTOV ANNIVERSARY EVENING

Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov, held by many to be Russia’s greatest poet after Pushkin, was born in Moscow on the night of 2/3 October 1814. Join the Pushkin Club celebration of his 200th anniversary with music, recitals, and an illustrated talk by David Brummell.

Our Friend Larionov: Meet the Artists
Oct
18
1:00 pm13:00

Our Friend Larionov: Meet the Artists

A rare opportunity to meet cult British artists Billy Childish and Steve Adams, look with them at the new works they have created specially for their exhibition at Pushkin House, and discuss the inspiration they have drawn from Mikhail Larionov and the pre-revolutionary Russian avant-garde.  Alex Kan, BBC Russian Service Arts Correspondent, will lead the session.

Seliger: Teaching Patriotism in Today's Russia
Oct
15
7:30 pm19:30

Seliger: Teaching Patriotism in Today's Russia

 Many political commentators claim that Russia has entered the era of a new national awakening. Indeed, current Russian elites encourage a strong sense of patriotism among the citizenry. Perhaps most of all they focus on educating the contemporary youth.

Every year, thousands of young Russians gather at lake Seliger to attend a week-long forum...