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Candlelight Poetry Reading: Soviet Poetry with Tatiana Schofield & Elena Dobson

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An entrancing evening of some of the best-loved Soviet-era poetry spoken aloud.  Come and enjoy the Russian language at its most beautiful, performed by candlelight by the talented Tatiana Schofield and Elena Dobson.  In Russian, with English translations (where available) provided.  Ticket price includes drinks reception.

Tatiana Schofield and Elena Dobson

Tatiana Schofield and Elena Dobson


Elena Dobson was born in Moscow. She graduated from Moscow Lomonosov State University in philosophy and, after completing a PhD in Economic Sociology, moved to the UK, where she taught Sociology, Politics, Soviet History and Media Studies at British universities for a number of years. She left academia to study for a degree in Communications, Advertising and Marketing and for the past 7 years has been working in Public Relations. She has been passionate about poetry since school and has performed regularly at concerts and events in Russia.

Born in Moscow, Tatiana Schofield is now a technology transfer manager working at the interface between science, industry and entrepreneurs. She has always been searching for ways to express her passion for art and love of Russian literature. She recently graduated from a drama class at Pinewood Studios and will be introducing her favourite poetry to share her passion for the Russian language, its poetical rhythms and musical richness.