17 May – 29 September
Houghton Hall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 6UE
One of the most eagerly anticipated events this summer for the UK art world will be the return of around 60 masterpieces from the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to their former home, Houghton Hall in Norfolk.
13 June, 7.30pm
Curzon Renoir Cinema, The Brunswick, London WC1N 1AW
Cuzon Cinemas welcomes back 'À Nos Amours' to present a 35mm screening of Solaris by Andrei Tarkovsky (1972), which will be introduced by renowned novelist, essayist and journalist Will Self.
The winners of this year’s Innovation Prize for Contemporary Visual Art have been announced! Congratulations to art collective PROVMYZA for winning this year’s coveted ‘Work of Visual Art’ Prize for their operatic production ‘Marevo’ (Mirage), an apocalyptic thriller which deals with the aftermath of a fatal car crash.
The finalists for the 2013 Best Translated Book Award have been announced, and we are excited to see that the list includes SLOVO guest Mikhail Shishkin’s brilliant novel Maidenhair, translated by Marian Schwartz! Congratulations!
We are delighted that nearly 2000 people came to SLOVO Festival!
Thank you all for celebrating Russian literature in London with us and for creating such a wonderful atmosphere at the festival events!
Revisit some of the best moments of SLOVO 2013 - have a look at photos from the Festival!
16-17 July 2013
London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES
Following its triumphant Coliseum debut in 2011 and four successful seasons in Paris Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Saisons Russes du XXI Siècle returns to London with international guest star Artistic Director Andris Liepa.
Academia Rossica is pleased to announce that the Rossica Young Translators Award 2013 (RYTA) is now underway! Returning for the 5th year, this award, the younger sister of the prestigious Rossica Prize, is designed to inspire young people around the world who speak or are learning Russian to get involved with literary translation.
Tuesday 5 February, 7:30 pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London
Winner of First Prize in the 2010 International Chopin Competition (Warsaw), young Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva comes to London with a recital of contrasting key works by Bach, Ravel and Shubert
4 - 22 December, 7:30 pm
NEW DIORAMA THEATRE, 15 - 16 Triton Street, Regents Place, London, NW1 3BF
Third play by Vasily Sigarev tells the story of a group of young people in a run-down, provincial Russian city in the 90's, struggling to find purpose and identity in a world turned upside down after the collapse of Soviet Communism.
15 November - 14 March, 19 pm
The Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Moscow 1598. The great Tsar Ivan the Terrible has died and Boris Godunov reluctantly, humbly takes the throne. But rumours are rife that Boris has secretly murdered the rightful heir and the distant shadow of this prodigal son threatens to close in and take revenge >>>
2 November 2012, 7 pm
Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, 19 Regent Street, London, UK
The festival opens with Till Night Do Us Part, a satirical comedy from award-winning director Boris Khlebnikov. Based on real-life conversations overheard at an elite Moscow restaurant, this dialogue-focused film is a snapshot of the grand and theatrical lives of some of today’s Muscovites.
Friday, 28 September 2012, 19:00
Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square London
Sergei Parajanov is one of the most daring and visionary directors to emerge from the former Soviet Union. Fellini, Antonioni and Tarkovsky hailed him as a “genius”, “magician” and without doubt “a master”. His unique, explosive cinematic language has no equal in the world of cinema.
Wednesday 26 September 2012, 18:15
Cine Lumiere, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2DT London
A deeply personal film, Nostalghia was the first feature film that Tarkovsky made outside the USSR. Suffused with exquisite cinematography by Giuseppe Lanci and music by Beethoven, Wagner, Verdi and Debussy, Nostalghia has been called the most poetic and beautiful of all Tarkovsky's works.
8 September - 13 October 2012
Young Vic, 66 The Cut Waterloo London SE1 8LZ
In a remote Russian town, Olga, Masha and Irina yearn for the adrenaline rush of life in Moscow – but their plans go nowhere... Three Sisters - an all time classic by Anton Chekhov in interpretation of visionary director Benedict Andrews.
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 19:00
The European Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street, W1B 5LU London
You are warmly invited to join us for an evening of Russian Poetry at The European Bookshop. We will explore the contrasting styles of classical – traditional Russian poetry from the established, Muscovite Larissa Miller, verses the modern and innovative poetry of Slava Zaitsev, a retired Russian scientist now living in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Sunday, 16 September 2012
Riverside Studios, London UK
Breaking on the banks of the Thames for one day only, Russian Wave is a celebration of contemporary Russian culture. Russian Wave will be awash with cinema, literature, theatre, art, music and animation, and much more!
6 September 2012, 15:00
6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London (Russian Embassy)
Yet to visit 'Catherine the Great: an Enlightened Empress' in Edinburgh? Today at 3pm, Maureen Barrie, Exhibitions Officer of the National Museums of Scotland, will be giving a multimedia presentation of this unique joint exhibition with the State Hermitage, at the Russian Embassy in London.
Thursday August 30th at 8:45 pm
Prince Charles Cinema 7 Leicester Place London WC2H 7BY
Dziga Vertov’s ‘Man with a Movie Camera’ on Thursday came 8th in the Top 50 Films of All Time as chosen by the renowned journal Sight & Sound!
1 September, 8 September,
Stonehill house, Abingdon OX14
Delve into Russian culture in the midst of Oxfordshire, where the Russian season continues at the beautiful Stonehill House. For two more weekends, this truly English countryside will be given over to the talent of Andrei Tarkovsky and the splendor of Les Ballets Russes.
25 July – 16 September 2012
22 Calvert Avenue, London, E2 7JP
Calvert 22 presents highlights from the Innovation Prize, the official state award for contemporary visual arts in Russia. Best described as the Turner prize of Russian art, this is the first time art from the Innovation Prize has been shown outside of Russia.
13 July – 21 October 2012
The National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Featuring the greatest collection of treasures from Imperial Russia ever displayed in the UK, this exhibition, organised in partnership with the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, celebrates the 250th anniversary of Catherine the Great’s ascension to the Russian throne.
26 July - 12 August 2012
Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX
RUSSIA.PARK enjoys its final weekend of bringing together the best in Russian culture, cuisine and sport to London for the 2012 Olympic Games! Visit russiasochipark.com to find out more about this incredible event.
28 July and 11 August 2012
Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX
On the 28th of July and the 11th of August prominent Russian musicians and pop and rock groups will perform as a part of RED ROCKS FESTIVAL and Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad at Russia.Sochi.Park – a fantastic venue to present Russia and Sochi 2014 Winter Games during the London-2012.
July 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 31, August 2, 4 at 7.30pm
Opera Holland Park, Stable Yard, London W8 6LU
With a brilliant creative team and cast, this new production of Tchaikovsky’s atmospheric and beautiful ‘lyrical scenes’ is an enticing prospect. Libretto by Konstantin Shilovsky and the composer, with his brother Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky, after the novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin.
29 July 2012, 5pm
London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Following the sensational success of the Diaghilev Festival in 2011, Saison Russes de XXIe Siècle presents yet another stunning performance at London’s Coliseum, this time a Gala in tribute to the legendary Bolshoi dancer Maris Liepa celebrating many of the legendary Liepa original commissions that have become a major part of the Bolshoi’s repertoire.
28 July 2012, 6.30pm
The Screening Room, MPC, 127 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0NL
Following An Evening with Andris Liepa, there will be a screening of the mysterious and gracious The Blue God. Andris Liepa's revival of a Ballet Russes performance now a century old reconnects with the golden age under Diaghilev, whilst continuing a tradition of innovation and beautiful dance.
28 July 2012, 6.30pm
The Screening Room, MPC, 127 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0NL
Academia Rossica, in collaboration with Snob, is delighted to invite you to a very special evening with the legendary Liepa family. Ballet star Andris Liepa will host a retrospective of the life and career of his father, Maris Liepa, one of the greatest dancers and choreographers of the Bolshoi Ballet’s Golden Age.
21 July 2012, 10am – 8pm
The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street London, W1U 5AS
In the context of the 2012 London Olympic Games, hundreds of World citizens will send a message for global peace and Olympic Truce!
11 June – 11 July 2012
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
This summer, Hayward Gallery transforms into Wide Open School. More than 100 international artists, including Martin Creed, Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, and Jeremy Deller, will lead classes and give lectures and performances on subjects that inspire them.
Many congratulations to John Elsworth, who has won the Rossica Translation Award 2012 for his translation of Petersburg by Andrei Bely. The winner of the Rossica Young Translators Award is Gregory Afinogenov for his translation of an extract from S.N.U.F.F by Victor Pelevin.
9 June 2012
Orlean House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ The Aitmatov Academy is delighted to invite you to the International Conference in Memory of Chingiz Aitmatov – a special event commemorating the life and works of the renowned intellectual and author.
Monday 28 May 2012, 8.30pm KinoKlub's film for May is Written by Sergei Dovlatov, a documentary on one of the Soviet Union's most renowned dissident writers. This beautifully crafted film, a fusion of archive footage, interviews and original animation, is an evocative and insightful portrait on his life and legacy.
Between 1902 and 1904 Ivan Bilibin travelled across Northern Russia drawing and photographing wooden architectural structures. A century later Richard Davies came across Bilibin’s photographs and decided to travel to Russia to find out which churches have survived.
Alexander Sokurov’s lates award-winning masterpiece Faust will be released in UK cinemas on 11 May. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the film completes Sokurov's loose tetralogy on the lives of historical figures.
11, 12, 13, 15, 17 May
Join the London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev for a festival of five concerts, spread across three London venues, celebrating the many faces of composer Igor Stravinsky. Includes everything from the iconic Firebird and Rite of Spring to the hidden curiosities of Stravinsky's jazz miniatures.
Sadly, SLOVO 2012 has drawn to a close. We are grateful to everyone who made last week such an enjoyable and inspiring time. Most of all, we are indebted to our writers - Boris Akunin, Zakhar Prilepin, Alexander Kabakov, Irina Muravyova and Alex Dubas - for coming to London and very generously making this week what it was – reflective, informative, emotional and full of discovery and laughter.
We're delighted to announce the full programme for the SLOVO RUSSIAN LITERATURE FESTIVAL
16 - 20 April, London
Boris Akunin, Zakhar Prilepin, Alexander Kabakov, Olga Slavnikova and Alex Dubas are all coming to London for a series of talks at The Russian Bookshop at Waterstones!
Monday 9 April, 8.30pm
Winner of the Kinoglaz Best Documentary Award at ArtDoc Fest, Moscow, Vladimir Kozlov’s witty and poignant film examines the culture of Gagarin memorialisation in Russia. Behind the light-hearted tone there is a serious and subtle comment on the nature of nationalism in contemporary Russia.
‘...a charming, refreshing film that boldly, and plausibly, proclaims itself the world’s first comic, cosmic film.’
Academia Rossica is delighted to announce that we have received 183 entries for the 2012 Rossica Young Translators Award.This is an unprecedented number of submissions and we are especially pleased to have received translations from all over the world, including Europe, Russia and North America.
18 - 20 May - The Royal Albert Hall The Imperial Ice Stars, the international ice dance sensation, make a triumphant return to the Royal Albert Hall with a dynamic new staging of their award-winning masterpiece, Swan Lake on Ice, following their acclaimed performance of Cinderella on Ice in 2010.