Thursday, April 25, 2019, 19:00 - 20:30
2019 marks the 145 anniversary of the only direct marriage between the British Royal and Russian Imperial families; the wedding in January 1874 of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna. In this illustrated talk, Stephen Patterson, co-curator of the current exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Russia: Royalty and the Romanovs will explore the negotiations for the wedding, the ceremonies and celebrations in St Petersburg, Moscow, Windsor and London and the art in the Royal Collection associated with the dynastic union. This event is presented in collaboration with Friends of the Hermitage UK.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
This concert consists entirely of music written by the member of the Russian Royal Family as well as music dedicated to them. Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Narpavnik and Grechaninov all wrote songs on the words by Grand Duke Konstantin Romanov, himself a decent composer. Coronation marches, duets and solo piano pieces forms another major part of this unique concert commemorating the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanovs.
LAST OF THE CZARS: MARATHON SCREENING & Q&A
Join us for the marathon screening of the riveting three-part documentary about the ill-fated reign of Nicholas II. The screening of the 3 episodes of Last of the Czars series will be follow by a Q&A with Associate Director, Teresa Cherfas and Associate Producer, Helen Molchanoff.
THE RACE TO SAVE THE ROMANOVS: HELEN RAPPAPORT IN CONVERSATION WITH FRANK ALTHAUS
On 17 July 1918, the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. Published just ahead of the 100-year anniversary of their deaths, Helen Rappaport's The Race to Save the Romanovs is an incredible detective story that uncovers the truth behind the secret plans to rescue Russia’s Imperial family. Join us for an evening of discussion with Helen Rappaport who will be in conversation with Frank Althaus, co-founding partner of Fontanka publishing and founding director of the Russian Language Centre.
TO FREE THE ROMANOVS - BOOK PRESENTATION WITH CORYNE HALL
Join author Coryne Hall for a presentation of her latest book, 'To Free The Romanovs: Royal Kinship and Betrayals in Europe 1917 - 1919'. Did the Kaiser do enough? Did George V? When the Tsar’s cousins King Haakon of Norway and King Christian of Denmark heard of Nicholas’s abdication, what did they do? Unpublished diaries of the Tsar’s cousin Grand Duke Dmitri give a new insight to the Romanovs’ feelings about George V’s involvement.
REMEMBERING THE ROMANOVS: AN EVENING OF THE FAMILY’S OWN WORDS BROUGHT TO LIFE THROUGH LIVE PERFORMANCE
Back by popular demand, an evening of performed readings from the family’s letters and diaries, as well as correspondence from the people who knew them. There will also be recitals of Russian poetry (in English and Russian) which capture the spirit of the time. From the team that brought the theatrical production of Anastasia to Pushkin House. (four stars, Evening Standard).
RUSSIA, ROYALTY AND THE ROMANOVS: AN EVENING WITH CURATOR CAROLINE DE GUITAUT
The British Royal Family and the Russian imperial family shared a long and often complex history. From enemies to allies, diplomatic impasse to dynastic marriage this lecture from the co-curator of ‘Russia: Royalty and the Romanovs’ at The Royal Collection, explores their shared patronage from grand state gifts to intimate personal mementos. Paintings, sculpture, decorative arts and photographs from the Royal Collection's exhibition illustrate 300 years of history, providing a unique insight into the Russian collections in British royal ownership.