Russia of 2019
Oct
19
11:00 am11:00

Russia of 2019

Back by popular demand, this workshop will give a compact and versatile insight into contemporary Russian society. It will start with an overview of politics, economics and demographics, to then move on to media and civil society. The final part of the workshop will cover Russia’s elites, the impact of economic sanctions and the role of London.

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Russia Behind the Camera: Archives, Art and Revolution
Oct
19
11:00 am11:00

Russia Behind the Camera: Archives, Art and Revolution

Join BAFTA award winning film and television director, Margy Kinmonth, for a masterclass exploring film making in Russia. The masterclass includes screenings of films by Kinmonth focusing on working with archives, art and the impact of the Revolution. These will be complemented by discussions on working with the archives of some of Russia's most established art institutions and museums, reflecting the impact of the Revolution on the Russian cultural and political scene. The masterclass will feature a sneak preview presentation of Margy Kinmonth’s new feature documentary in development - “Magic Staircase”. With thanks to Foxtrot Films Ltd.

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We need to talk about Putin (or do we?)
Oct
23
7:00 pm19:00

We need to talk about Putin (or do we?)

Vladimir Putin has acquired an extraordinary status in his twenty years at Russia's helm, variously the Machiavellian architect of all the West's woes, a patriotic strongman who had dragged his country from the verge of collapse, an opportunistic kleptocrat-mafioso, and an icon of traditional values abandoned in the West. The truth is, of course, somewhere in between and Mark Galeotti, author of the popular primer We Need To Talk About Putin (Ebury, 2019), will discuss the man, his evolution, and what may follow.

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Around Nikolay Medtner
Oct
27
3:00 pm15:00

Around Nikolay Medtner

A piano recital by Russian-born Ilya Poletaev exploring various influences in Nikolay Medtner’s music. Half-German by birth, Medtner was considered equal to Scriabin and Rachmaninov just before the Revolution. Having embraced the idiom of German composers and philosophers as well as he could, Medtner managed to preserve the Russian element in his music. Sonata Tragica is one of his most popular pieces written just before immigrating to the West.

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Tarkovsky in London: Irina Brown in conversation with Sophie Fiennes
Oct
29
7:30 pm19:30

Tarkovsky in London: Irina Brown in conversation with Sophie Fiennes

Please join us for an evening of conversation shedding light on Andrei Tarkovsky's time in London in the 1980s, with his former assistant, theatre and opera director Irina Brown, and filmmaker Sophie Fiennes. The evening will also feature hitherto unseen private photographs of Tarkovsky, taken by Brown at the time, and some excerpts of his public talks, given at Riverside Studios (1983 & 1984) and at St James’, Piccadilly (1984).

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Русская проза второй половины двадцатого века (День 1)
Nov
3
11:00 am11:00

Русская проза второй половины двадцатого века (День 1)

Cеминар ‘Русская проза второй половины двадцатого века’ пройдет в Пушкинском доме 3 и 10 ноября 2019 года. Он будет посвящен двум написанным в семидесятые годы прошлого века произведениям  - роману Юрия Трифонова “Дом на набережной” и роману Андрея Битова “Пушкинский дом”.

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Leeds Competition Winner Piano Recital
Nov
6
7:00 pm19:00

Leeds Competition Winner Piano Recital

Described by the Telegraph as a pianist with ‘a sensitive soul’, Russian pianist Anna Tsybuleva is the winner of the 2015 Leeds Piano Competition. This is Anna’s third appearance in a Pushkin House Music Salon. Her programme includes two major works from the German piano repertoire: Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata and Schubert’s ‘Wanderer’ Fantasy, based on the song with the same title.

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Спектакль 'Баллада о маленьком буксире': для детей 5-7 лет
Nov
9
3:00 pm15:00

Спектакль 'Баллада о маленьком буксире': для детей 5-7 лет

Мечтательный буксир Антей увидит Санкт-Петербург на рассвете (пейзаж будет точь-в-точь как с картины Клода Моне), окажется в цветущей Полинезии, так любимой Полем Гогеном, и будет любоваться звездами, лихо закрученными Винсентом Ван Гогом. И все это – под музыку Винченцо Беллини и Клода Дебюсси.

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Спектакль 'Баллада о маленьком буксире': для детей 8-12 лет
Nov
9
5:20 pm17:20

Спектакль 'Баллада о маленьком буксире': для детей 8-12 лет

Мечтательный буксир Антей увидит Санкт-Петербург на рассвете (пейзаж будет точь-в-точь как с картины Клода Моне), окажется в цветущей Полинезии, так любимой Полем Гогеном, и будет любоваться звездами, лихо закрученными Винсентом Ван Гогом. И все это – под музыку Винченцо Беллини и Клода Дебюсси.

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Русская проза второй половины двадцатого века (День 2)
Nov
10
11:00 am11:00

Русская проза второй половины двадцатого века (День 2)

Cеминар ‘Русская проза второй половины двадцатого века’ пройдет в Пушкинском доме 3 и 10 ноября 2019 года. Он будет посвящен двум написанным в семидесятые годы прошлого века произведениям  - роману Юрия Трифонова “Дом на набережной” и роману Андрея Битова “Пушкинский дом”.

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The Brothers Karamazov
Nov
10
3:15 pm15:15

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov novel is the epitome of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s creative work, the acme of the philosophic investigation carried out by this colossal and restless mind throughout his life. World renowned choreographer Boris Eifman offers a remarkable vision of the core ideas within the novel, expanding upon them though body language as a way of exploring the origins of the moral devastation of the Karamazovs; creating through choreographic art an equivalent of what Dostoyevsky investigated so masterfully in his book, the excruciating burden of destructive passions and evil heredity. 

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In-Between(ers): Russian, Central and Eastern European Artists at Work in the UK
Nov
15
7:00 pm19:00

In-Between(ers): Russian, Central and Eastern European Artists at Work in the UK

We are joined by Centrala Space and Dr Jakub Ceglarz (artist and researcher at the University of Birmingham) to better understand the level of inclusion and visibility of Russian, Central and Eastern European art and artists. Together we will use stories to help discuss and workshop barriers that young artists and their work can face while living and working in the UK.

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November Full Day Translation Workshop with Robert Chandler
Nov
17
11:30 am11:30

November Full Day Translation Workshop with Robert Chandler

All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this one-day Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a reading knowledge of Russian.  We encourage a truly collaborative approach, which is helpful and enjoyable. We will spend at least half of the time looking at a passage from a story by Teffi.

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The History of Russia in Wine
Nov
21
7:00 pm19:00

The History of Russia in Wine

It is said that the very first vineyard in Russia was planted in 1613 by the first Romanov tsar, Mikhail, who ordered the creation of a “garden of the tsar’s court”. Since then, many tsars and governments have come and gone but the fascination of Russia with wine has gone from strength to strength. So come to the Pushkin House Wine Club to talk about and taste some of the styles of wine from all over the world Russia has enjoyed drinking over the centuries. And as usual, someone will go home with a prize wine after winning the mini-quiz.

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Георгий Владимов: литература сквозь призму судьбы
Nov
26
7:00 pm19:00

Георгий Владимов: литература сквозь призму судьбы

В докладе Светланы МакМиллин будет рассмотрено, как в судьбе и литературном наследстве Георгия Владимова (1931-2003), прекрасного писателя и выдающегося правозащитника поразительным образом отразились все важнейшие этапы советской и ранней постсоветской истории.

На русском языке.

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'The Eighth Life' with Nino Haratischvili
Nov
27
7:00 pm19:00

'The Eighth Life' with Nino Haratischvili

In collaboration with the British Georgian Society, Pushkin House presents a discussion and reading from Nino Haratischvili’s internationally bestselling novel The Eighth Life (for Brilka). Nino Haratischvili will be in conversation with Tom de Waal of the British Georgian Society on the subject of her book and the wider historical narratives it explores, accompanied by readings from the book's English translators, Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin.

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Moisey Weinberg Centenary Concert
Dec
3
7:00 pm19:00

Moisey Weinberg Centenary Concert

A concert celebrating the centenary of the unique Russian composer of Polish origin, Moisey (Mieczysław) Weinberg (1919-1996). Friend and disciple of Shostakovich, his musical style was also influence by Prokofiev and Myaskovsky. This concert features the newly appointed leader of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Igor Yuzefovich as a guest soloist, in addition to Weinberg-expert violinist Yuri Kalnits.

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Soviet Music of the 1920s
Dec
7
2:00 pm14:00

Soviet Music of the 1920s

What turn did Russian music take after the 1917? With Stravinsky already in the west, its more experimental side had shifted to Paris and the Ballets Russes, not least with the premiere of The Rite of Spring in 1913. The new Soviet scene was quick to catch up after its own fashion.

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The New Translation of Doctor Zhivago
Dec
10
7:00 pm19:00

The New Translation of Doctor Zhivago

Nicolas Pasternak Slater presents and reads extracts from his new translation of Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago. Maya Slater, the Picture Editor, will present some of the 68 illustrations by Leonid Pasternak (the author’s father and translator’s grandfather), discussing their stories and explaining some of their unexpected associations with the novel.

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Новогодний Утренник в группе раннего развития "Мама и малыш": 14 и 15 декабря
Dec
14
to 15 Dec

Новогодний Утренник в группе раннего развития "Мама и малыш": 14 и 15 декабря

На утреннике вас посетит Дед Мороз и Снегурочка, мы разыграем интерактивный спектакль с участием малышей. Это не только развлекательное событие, но и веселое познавательное занятие. Мы будем петь песенки, водить хороводы и зажигать Елочку. Малыши получат новогодние подарки от Деда Мороза (с натуральными продуктами, и без шоколада- потому, что дети маленькие).  Участвуют детки от 1 года до 3.5 лет.

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Eugene Onegin (Encore)
Dec
15
2:30 pm14:30

Eugene Onegin (Encore)

The play unfolds in the memory and imagination of Pushkin’s characters. The images are split between past and present, between reality and imagination.The scale of the production constantly shifts from noisy celebrations to secluded contemplation, from crowd scenes to lonely recollections, all of which are drawn together from the past just like the fragments of Tatyana’s love letter, framed and hung on the wall, looming next to and above Onegin’s arm-chair.

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Children of the Sun
Jan
11
2:00 pm14:00

Children of the Sun

Written during the abortive Russian Revolution of 1905, Maxim Gorky's brilliant darkly comic "Children of the Sun" depicts the new middle-class, foolish perhaps but likeable, as they flounder, philosophize, and yearn for meaning, all while being totally blind to their impending annihilation. Multi-award-winning director Timofey Kulyabin's (Three Sisters, Onegin) modernized production, set in 1999 at Stanford University, focuses on the interplay between the characters, the relationships formed and broken, sparring over culture and the cosmos, barely sensing that their own privileged world is in jeopardy. Directed for the screen by Kulyabin and filmed from his Red Torch Theatre in Novosibirsk, Russia.

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Anna Karenina Musical (Encore)
Feb
16
3:00 pm15:00

Anna Karenina Musical (Encore)

Directed by Lithuanian choreographer, Anzelica Cholina, this multiple award-winning Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina tells the story of Tolstoy’s classic novel entirely in contemporary dance. In this way, Cholina succeeds in finding the equivalent of Tolstoy's words in harmony and movement, with every gesture holding meaning. The distinctive music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the inner turmoil of the characters and their depth.

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Stalker (1979), introduced by Ben Hopkins
Oct
16
6:30 pm18:30

Stalker (1979), introduced by Ben Hopkins

A screening of the 1979 Soviet science fiction film Stalker (directed by Andrei Tarkovsky) introduced by director and screenwriter Ben Hopkins. The film tells the story of an expedition led by a figure known as the ‘Stalker’, who takes his clients seeking inspiration, and a professor seeking scientific discovery to a mysterious restricted site known simply as the ‘Zone’ , where there supposedly exists a room which grants a person's innermost desires.

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It’s Got Flavour: Translating the Odessan Language
Oct
15
7:00 pm19:00

It’s Got Flavour: Translating the Odessan Language

One of the things Odessa has going for it is a cultural tradition like no other, established by Babel and his boisterous landsmen. Some of these Odessans — like the poet Eduard Bagritsky, the singer Leonid Utyosov, and the prose writers Yury Olesha, Ilya Ilf, and Evgeny Petrov — are still famous today; others have been forgotten. In the 1920s, their writings and popular songs infused Soviet culture with a new “Southern” flavor, a spicy blend of Russian, Ukrainian, and Yiddish unique to their hometown. For a translator of Odessan texts, the question of whether this blend was a language all its own or a dialect is beside the point. What matters is what one does with it.

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24 Snow (2016)
Oct
15
7:00 pm19:00

24 Snow (2016)

In 24 Snow (Mikhail Barynin, 2016), the main character is a horse breeder, who spends the most part of the year in tundra, looking after his herd. Sergey spends less and less time in the village every year, only seeing his family a couple of times a year as he comes for the horse breeders festival or brings home meat. He feels a stranger in his own house, all but losing the connection with his family. Exhausting life in the North makes a man face one of the hardest questions: who is he?

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Count Orlov
Oct
13
3:00 pm15:00

Count Orlov

The Moscow Operetta Theatre's "Count Orlov Musical" is a remarkable tale of love and betrayal based on one of the most dramatic episodes in the history of the Russian Empire. Brilliantly told by renowned playwright and poet July Kim with music composed by Roman Ignatyev (the same team behind Anna Karenina Musical and The Count of Monte Cristo), the lavish production is set in the second half of the 18th century during the reign of Catherine the Great. Count Alexey Orlov, who had once contributed to Catherine’s rise to power, falls out of favor and is sent away in disgrace to Italy. While there, he meets a beautiful young woman, Elizabeth, supposedly the granddaughter of Peter the Great, who has aspirations for the Russian crown. In an attempt to win back Catherine's affection, Orlov reveals Elizabeth's plans, setting in motion a series of events that lead to an unimaginable end.

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Translating into Russian
Oct
13
11:00 am11:00

Translating into Russian

George Bernard Shaw once wrote that “it is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him”. The speech of a character in a novel written in English would describe them better than the most detailed CV. If the author wants to sketch a memorable image of a character, add some local colour, revile (or extol) social differences, picture national conflicts — he or she would always find a common expression, foreign accent or inimitable dialect. To say nothing of the situations when a novel puts together British and American characters ‘divided by a common language.’ How can one translate all that polyphony into Russian? In the course of our session, we will have a look at the methods of different translators, and try our hand at a few short texts.

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In Paradise Exhibition Tour with Margarita Gluzberg
Oct
12
3:00 pm15:00

In Paradise Exhibition Tour with Margarita Gluzberg

Join us for an exclusive tour of our current exhibition ‘In Paradise’ with Margarita Gluzberg, the artist behind the show. We will explore the exhibition behind the scenes and engage with the new series of large-scale drawings, occupying the central space of Pushkin House, which the artist calls ‘cinema experiments’.

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'War and Peace' 150th Anniversary Wine Tasting
Oct
10
7:00 pm19:00

'War and Peace' 150th Anniversary Wine Tasting

Tolstoy’s ideas, novels and life are still highly relevant in the modern world. War and Peace remains one of the greatest novels ever written. “Greatest” is a word which Tolstoy does not take lightly. As he himself said, “there is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness, and truth.” So come to the Pushkin House Wine Club on the 10th October, 19.00–20.30 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of War and Peace and the life of its author with wines he might have drunk and enjoyed.

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Nithurst Farm: An Exploration of A New House by Architect Adam Richards, Inspired by 'Stalker'
Oct
9
7:00 pm19:00

Nithurst Farm: An Exploration of A New House by Architect Adam Richards, Inspired by 'Stalker'

Nestled in the South Downs National Park is an extraordinary new creation by architect Adam Richards, built for his family and drawing on sources as varied as Vanbrugh, Roman ruins and Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky. There will be a presentation on the house, with images, followed by a Q&A with Pushkin House Director, Clem Cecil House.

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Till My Tale is Told: The Life and Times of Simeon Vilensky
Oct
8
7:00 pm19:00

Till My Tale is Told: The Life and Times of Simeon Vilensky

An evening with John Crowfoot, who will talk about Simeon Vilensky. Simeon Vilensky (1928-2016) ended his long life, nationally and internationally recognised, and an honoured member of Alexander Yakovlev’s Commission for the Victims of Political Repression. Yet he could so easily have disappeared into one of the many thousands of unmarked graves in the Gulag. This event is organised by Pushkin Club and all are welcome.

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Rarities of Russian Music
Oct
6
3:00 pm15:00

Rarities of Russian Music

An evening of music with Artem Kotov, guest artist from Moscow, for the opening concert of our 2019-2020 Music Salon programme. This evening’s exceptional programme explores early Russian classical music, as well as piano music by rarely heard Russian composers Genishta (1795-1853), Lyadov (1855-1914), Catoire (1861-1926) and Roslavets (1881-1944). Artem Kotov is part of ‘Moscow Soloists’, Russia’s only Grammy award-winning ensemble.

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Godless Utopia: Soviets Against Religion!
Oct
5
11:00 am11:00

Godless Utopia: Soviets Against Religion!

Drawing on decades’ worth of vivid, alarming, and rarely-seen anti-religious propaganda illustrations directed against what Karl Marx had once called “the opium of the people”, author Roland Elliott Brown will unfold the strange tale of Soviet atheist ideology, from its origins in 19th-century radical thought to its implosion along with the USSR and its legacy in Putin’s Russia.

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In Conversation: Margarita Gluzberg and Tom McCarthy
Oct
4
7:00 pm19:00

In Conversation: Margarita Gluzberg and Tom McCarthy

An evening with artist Margarita Gluzberg, in conversation with writer, critic and cultural theorist Tom McCarthy to discuss Gluzberg’s ‘In Paradise’. The exhibition explores her childhood, 40 years after leaving the Soviet Union and 40 years since Andrei Tarkovsky's classic sci-fi drama ‘Stalker’ was made. Stalker remains a radically current film touching on major cultural and existential themes. It follows a journey through the restricted Zone to the infamous room that can grant any wish. When Gluzberg left Moscow, the West itself represented a forbidden Zone that held infinite promise.

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Russian Fashion Through the Ages (3 of 3) The Future of Russian Fashion
Oct
2
7:00 pm19:00

Russian Fashion Through the Ages (3 of 3) The Future of Russian Fashion

Expert fashion stylist, Natasha Vinnikova (as featured in Elle Russia and Vogue Italia), hosts Week 3 of the Masterclasses Series on Russian Fashion Through the Ages. This masterclass glimpses into the future of Russian fashion, exploring how it might endure as we move into the future, and delve into a discussion of what factors the industry must consider to survive on tomorrow’s international fashion platform.

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Soviet Metro Stations
Oct
1
6:00 pm18:00

Soviet Metro Stations

A lecture and presentation with photographer Christopher Herwig followed by a Q&A discussing his latest project - Soviet Metro Stations, a new book from Fuel Publishing. The book goes far beyond the obvious chandelier beauty of the Moscow Metro and explores the systems of 15 cities across 6 countries from the former USSR.

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Exploring Identity in Student Filmmaking
Sep
27
7:30 pm19:30

Exploring Identity in Student Filmmaking

We will be exploring questions around the concept of modern Russian identity, how it has evolved and manifests in young people - especially those on the move and in between cultures. We will hear from our guest speaker, Nimasu Namsaren, and watch her award winning short film ‘Mavzhuda’ - a narrative on her experience with identity thought the lens of student film-making.

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Gabriel Prokofiev 'Saxophone Concerto & Bass Drum Concerto' Album Launch
Sep
26
7:00 pm19:00

Gabriel Prokofiev 'Saxophone Concerto & Bass Drum Concerto' Album Launch

A launch of Gabriel Prokofiev’s new album: Saxophone Concerto & Bass Drum Concerto. The launch will feature Joby Burgess performing a selection of movements from the album alongside other connected repertoire. Special guest will be the saxophonist Christian Forshaw performing selections from the Saxophone Concerto with piano accompaniment from Maksim Štšura. The composer Gabriel Prokofiev will give short introductory talk about the compositions, and recording process in Yekaterinburg.

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Russian Fashion Through the Ages (2 of 3) Russian Fashion and the West: Before and After the Collapse of the USSR
Sep
25
7:00 pm19:00

Russian Fashion Through the Ages (2 of 3) Russian Fashion and the West: Before and After the Collapse of the USSR

Expert fashion stylist, Natasha Vinnikova (as featured in Elle Russia and Vogue Italia), hosts Week 2 of the Masterclasses Series on Russian Fashion Through the Ages. In this masterclass, Natasha will explore the progress of Russian fashion before and after the Soviet Union, what Western influence really meant; and feature a delve into the Russian designers who made it through to the Western market.

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Michael Chekhov Technique
Sep
21
10:00 am10:00

Michael Chekhov Technique

Back by popular demand, this workshop will focus on some of the key principles in the technique of renowned actor and director, Mikhail Chekhov (1891-1955). As well as exploring his radical psycho-physical tools of preparation such as receiving, ease and qualities of movement, we will investigate one of his most transformative tools: psychological gesture. Through full-bodied movement, free improvisation and work on text and characterisation, we will explore how psychological gesture can revolutionise the actor’s craft.

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Russian Fashion Through the Ages (1 of 3) Russian Fashion Icons: From the Soviet Era to Today
Sep
18
7:00 pm19:00

Russian Fashion Through the Ages (1 of 3) Russian Fashion Icons: From the Soviet Era to Today

Expert fashion stylist, Natasha Vinnikova (as featured in Elle Russia and Vogue Italia), hosts Week 1 of the Masterclasses Series on Russian Fashion Through the Ages. This masterclass will focus on how Russian fashion icons gained their popularity, the evolution of how they influenced the masses, and how social and political norms during the Soviet era dictated the timeless simplicity of their ensembles. 

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Oscar Rabin: A Happy Life Journey
Sep
15
2:00 pm14:00

Oscar Rabin: A Happy Life Journey

A screening and discussion commemorating 45 years since the famous 1974 Bulldozer Exhibition that changed the course of art history in the Soviet Union. The afternoon will include a screening of Oscar Rabin: A Happy Life Journey (Оскар Рабин: Счастливый Путь) directed by Alexander Shatalov and produced by Marc Ivasilevitch. Rabin was the main organiser of the Bulldozer Exhibition and one of the Soviet Union’s leading non-official painters. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Professor of Art History at Courtauld Institute, Sarah Wilson, arts patron, Marc Ivasilevitch, and art collector Sergei Revyakin.

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Rezo
Sep
8
3:00 pm15:00

Rezo

The rich inner world of the renowned Georgian screenwriter, artist and puppeteer Rezo Gabriadze is as fantastic as the animation into which he has poured this story of his life. Rezo’s director son, Leo Gabriadze, who previously made the hit horror film Unfriended (2014), leaves it to his father to talk about a life suffused with magical thinking. The movie is an autobiographical animated documentary questioning ideas of deep humanity, kindness and survival during the uneasy times after the 2nd World War.

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TO SEE PARIS AND DIE: ELEONORY GILBURD IN CONVERSATION WITH SARAH WILSON
Jul
31
7:00 pm19:00

TO SEE PARIS AND DIE: ELEONORY GILBURD IN CONVERSATION WITH SARAH WILSON

Part of the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2019 events programme: The Soviet Union was a notoriously closed society until Stalin’s death in 1953. Then, in the mid-1950s, a torrent of Western novels, films, and paintings invaded Soviet streets and homes, acquiring heightened emotional significance. To See Paris and Die is a history of this momentous opening to the West. Eleonory Gilburd explores the pleasure, longing, humiliation, and anger that Soviet citizens felt as they found themselves in the midst of this cross-cultural encounter. The main protagonists of To See Paris and Die are small-town teachers daydreaming of faraway places, college students vicariously discovering a wider world, and factory engineers striving for self-improvement. They invested Western imports with political and personal significance, transforming foreign texts into intimate belongings.

In English

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The Complete Pushkin - Part II, with Roger Clarke
Jul
16
7:00 pm19:00

The Complete Pushkin - Part II, with Roger Clarke

Join translator and editor of the second volume of the Complete Pushkin project, Roger Clarke. Readings of selected poems from this new volume will follow in both English by Gerrie Skeens and Julia Munrow, and in Russian by Alla Gelich and Lev Levermore. There will be time for questions and discussion, as well as for informal conversation among lovers of Pushkin and those wishing to learn more about him. The event is sponsored jointly by the Pushkin Club and Alma Classics, and all are welcome.

In English with some Russian

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Freedom. Fatherland. Mother Tongue: UK Premiere Screening + Live Performance
Jul
11
7:00 pm19:00

Freedom. Fatherland. Mother Tongue: UK Premiere Screening + Live Performance

Freedom. Fatherland. Mother Tongue - a film by Khava Khazbieva - celebrates the life and legacy of Ingushetia's remarkable poet and artist, Ali Khashagulgov. It is a compelling work of deep sincerity and lyricism - essential viewing for anyone interested in the history and culture of the North Caucasus.

In Russian and Ingush, with English subtitles

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SOLD OUT: In Putin's Footsteps: a talk by Nina Khrushcheva
Jul
10
7:00 pm19:00

SOLD OUT: In Putin's Footsteps: a talk by Nina Khrushcheva

Join us for a talk with author of Imagining Nabokov and The Lost Khrushchev, Professor of International Affairs at New School University, and great-granddaughter of Former Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev, Nina Khrushcheva. She will talk about her new book In Putin’s Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia’s Eleven Time Zones which follows the authors as they travel across Russia’s eleven time zones and examine how a town in each time zone is defined by certain factors – politics, natural resources, educational institutions, society, ethnic and religious diversity, and strategic geographic assets – to create a portrait of Russia.

In English

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Did Pushkin Live Here?
Jul
4
7:00 pm19:00

Did Pushkin Live Here?

Part of the 65th anniversary of Pushkin House programme: This is one of the many questions that visitors to Pushkin House ask. In this Panel discussion making up part of events marking the 65th anniversary of Pushkin House, three people who have been involved with Pushkin House at critical times in its history, give behind the scenes insights into life in a Russian cultural centre in the middle of London, from its inception in 1954 to the present day. Irina Kirillova, Secretary of Pushkin House in its early years and Simon Franklin, Professor of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge, who was Chair of Pushkin House at a crucial time when it moved from Notting Hill to Bloomsbury Square will be joined by the present Director, Clem Cecil.

In English

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