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September 2017

1917 Russian Revolution – HERE and NOW

September 30 - 19:30 - 21:00
Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue
London, SE16 4LF United Kingdom
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1st date. Also on 2 October Bunin condemned it; Mayakovsky praised it; Dostoyevsky foreshadowed it, and John Reed reported on it. What does the Revolution mean to people today? An exploration in text, music and dance. Mikhail Umanets’s project marks the centennial of the Russian Revolution and attempts to examine its significance. Read more (and in Russian) on our description page. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Demons), John Reed (Ten Days That Shook the World), Ivan Bunin (Cursed Days). Music by Dmitri Shostakovich…

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October 2017

1917 Russian Revolution – HERE and NOW

October 2 - 19:30 - 21:00
Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue
London, SE16 4LF United Kingdom
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2nd date. Also on 30 September Bunin condemned it; Mayakovsky praised it; Dostoyevsky foreshadowed it, and John Reed reported on it. What does the Revolution mean to people today? An exploration in text, music and dance. Mikhail Umanets’s project marks the centennial of the Russian Revolution and attempts to examine its significance. Read more (and in Russian) on our description page. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Demons), John Reed (Ten Days That Shook the World), Ivan Bunin (Cursed Days). Music by Dmitri Shostakovich…

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Farewell — Прощание (1983)

October 14 - 18:00 - 20:30
Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom
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As the white-raincoated officials from the mainland emerge from the mist we get the feeling of the doom that is to overtake the little island of Matyora and its people. It is to be flooded to become part of a vast Siberian hydro-electric project. We switch immediately to the people of the island and their way of life, which is depicted with great understanding of their essentially happy existence rooted in a love of nature and of traditions which go…

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Limestone Country

October 19 - 19:30 - 21:00
Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom
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Prize-winning poet and writer Fiona Sampson asks whether we ignore the influence of ecology and even geology on the ways we chose to live. Do we miss something that is both politically important and intimately concerned with our quality of life? And what do we learn by comparing experiences across cultures? Limestone, found across the world, is a sedimentary rock, ceaselessly reshaped by time and water, made from the bones and shells of vanished oceans. In her new work Limestone Country,…

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The high Art of low Voices

October 27 - 19:45 - 22:00
St James Sussex Gardens, Sussex Gardens
London, W2 3UD United Kingdom
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Mozart • Verdi • Bizet Mussorgsky • Tchaikovsky Rachmaninoff • Shchedrin Maria Gulik — contralto Arshak Kuzikyan — bass Aleksei Demchenko — piano

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November 2017

Taurus — Телец (2001)

November 11 - 18:00 - 20:30
Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom
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Lenin... A man who changed the course of history and shook the world now lies dying in a countryside manor, surrounded by outsiders. All around him is hustle, bustle and concerns that cannot change anything. He himself knows that. It's all over. His body is weak, his conscience is failing. Despite everything, his will does not desert him - the will to fight, the will for power. Everything in this house is state property. Appointed guards and is wretched wife…

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