The Spirit of Pushkin: A Celebration in Music and Words

Join poets, translators and the leading lights of Pushkin House, for an evening of poetry, music and song, celebrating the life of our namesake - Russia's most famous poet.

Some of the best translators of Alexander Pushkin's work will read from Pushkin's poetry and prose; poems are being especially translated for the evening - into English, Welsh, Cornish and Scots, illustrating Pushkin's broad appeal and his ability to unite. 

Pushkin Club Trustee David Brummell will perform with the “Muzika Lyra” company Julian Milone (violin) Lila Moshtael (voice), Nadia Giliova (piano); Elena Dobson and Tatiana Schofield will recite selected poems.  

Translator Antony Wood, will read his own and others' translations of Pushkin, including a few stanzas from Eugene Onegin translated by Stanley Mitchell. 

One of the original Trustees of Pushkin House, Irina Kirillova, celebrated teacher of Russian literature and particularly Dostoyevsky, will read from Dostoyevsky on Pushkin, who described him as a 'universal man' 'Все-человек.'

We will be joined by english-language poets who have been inspired by Pushkin, including Grey Gowrie and Stephen Micalef.

There will be a short section in the programme when audience members are welcome to speak, recite or otherwise perform Pushkin or Pushkin-inspired work. Please come prepared if you wish to take part! 

The programme will be in both Russian and English with translations of those pieces recited in Russian, available in English.