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April 2018

Сергей Гандлевский. Стихи разных лет

April 27 - 19:00 - 21:00
Open Russia, 16 Hanover Square
London, W1S 1HT United Kingdom
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"Я читаю стихи вовсе не потому, что в них есть ценность, а потому, что это мне в радость. И мне не кажется, что в этом я большой оригинал. Как сказал Кот-Бегемот: "Карашо - люблю, плохо - нет", вот и вся премудрость", - говорит Сергей Гандлевский. Один из самых значительных русских литераторов - поэт, эссеист, писатель, - давно не был в Лондоне, и первый свой литературный вечер в английской столице он проведет в клубе "Открытая Россия". При участии Anglo Russian culture…

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Take the rubbish out, Sasha!

April 29 - 15:00 - 17:00
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom
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Sasha, a colonel in the Ukrainian army, who has died of a heart failure, sees his widow Katia and his step-daughter Oksana prepare his funeral feast. A year later, the country will be engulfed in the events that can make the dead rise. Sasha is ready to be resurrected, but his family is not. They are reluctant to bury him again. Kiev-based playwright Natal’ya Vorozhbit is against the war. In her play ‘Sasha, Take the Rubbish Out,’ she gives voice…

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May 2018

Нина Перлина: О разном семейном счастье А.Г. Достоевской и С.А. Толстой

May 5 - 15:00 - 17:00
S&P, 47 Parkway, Camden (3,55 km) Лондон NW1 7PN
London, NW1 7PN United Kingdom
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Нина Перлина - филолог, заслуженный профессор кафедры славянских языков и литератур университета штата Индиана. Родилась в Ленинграде в 1939 г. и здесь окончила филологический факультет Педагогического института имени А.И. Герцена. В 1968-1973 гг. принимала участие в работе над томами полного собрания сочинений Ф.М. Достоевского и в создании экспозиции литературно-мемориального музея писателя. С 1974 г. живет и работает в США. Толстой и Достоевский – на эту тему написано, может быть несколько сотен интересных работ, сравнивающих их творческие идеи, их жизненный опыт,…

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YORK VEDAN IN CONCERT: SONGS OF LOVE AND EXILE ORIGINAL ENGLISH TRADAPTIONS OF RUSSIAN SONGS (PLUS SOME OF THE ORIGINALS)

May 11 - 19:30 - 22:00
Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom
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   York Vedan is coming to London with a brand-new program! At its heart are his original English "tradaptations" (ranging from loose translations to barely recognizable adaptations) of his favorite Russian (and a few Yiddish) songs, including ballads by Russia's great songwriters Aleksandr Vertinsky, Bulat Okudzhava, and Vladimir Vysotsky, folk tunes, nineteenth-century love songs, and Soviet-era hits. Performed along with parts of the originals, York Vedan's versions are not just new interpretations: many of them are also his reflections on the songs' role in his own life. Come…

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A.Smirnov ‘Belorussian Station’, 1971

May 12 - 18:00 - 21:00
Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom
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The Film “Chechen” by Beata Bubenets

May 22 - 19:00 - 22:00
Open Russia, 16 Hanover Square
London, W1S 1HT United Kingdom
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Film screening and Talk with Marina Razbezhkina. "CHECHEN", directed by Beata Bubenets (75 min) After the screening, there will be a conversation with Marina Razbezhkina. The documentary film, made by the graduates of Marina Razbezhkina & Mikhail Ugarov's Documentary Film and Theatre School (Moscow). A war in Ukraine, the war in Donbas and a strange person nicknamed Chechen who keeps appearing here and there.

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The Film “Optical Axis” by Marina Razbezhkina

May 23 - 19:00 - 22:00
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA United Kingdom
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Film screening and Talk with Marina Razbezhkina. Russian photographer Maksim Dmitriev liked reality, and at the beginning of the 20 century, he photographed bums, workers, farmers, bankers, and monks. Hundred yours later we showed these photographs to nowadays heroes. And they recognized each other. "To understand how post-Soviet society works it is usually juxtaposed with Soviet society – or at least the idea of the latter that survived in our minds. Marina Razbezhkina, uncontested master of the documentary, takes a…

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Hunting for Reality. 4 documentary masterclasses with Marina Razbezhkina

May 25 - 12:00 - May 28 - 17:00
Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom
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HUNTING FOR REALITY Our Documentary Film and Theatrе School has been operating in Moscow for 10 years now with no governmental financial support or any kind of patronage. All these years we have been hunting for reality and teaching the students to do the same. And reality is hunting for us, which constitutes constant challenge in our relationships with it. The programme of screenings and talks in London, May 2018, will be centered around the meaning of our contact with…

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June 2018

Лекция Натальи Рубинштейн: Абрам Терц и Александр Пушкин (отчего скандал и крики в эмиграции и дома)

June 6 - 19:00 - 22:00
Clementi House, 128 Kensington Church Street
London, W8 4BH United Kingdom
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Поговорим о Пушкине. О ком же еще и говорить 6 июня, в 219-ый день его рождения? Далеко, однако, откатило временем нашего основоположника. А ведь, кто постарше, как я, например,  отчётливо помнят юбилей 1949 года – пушкинское стопятидесятилетие и собственную тщедушную победу в городской викторине для старшеклассников, куда настырную четвероклашку допустили просто из милости.  А ведь есть и такие долгожители – дай Бог им здоровья! – что  к 1937 году уже знали грамоте и ходили в школу с тетрадками, на обложке…

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V. Sigarev ‘Living’, 2011

June 16 - 18:00 - 21:00
Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4HZ United Kingdom
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