15 – 24 April 2016
London, Waterstones Piccadilly
SLOVO returns to London for the 7th year running. SLOVO is an open-minded, independent festival of contemporary Russian literature and thinking. The theme of this year’s festival is Memories of the Future – Воспоминания о будущем. We invite you to join our array of inspirational speakers to discuss Russia today and its future. See SLOVO programme >>
11 - 14 November 2015, London
To coincide with the 'COSMONAUTS: BIRTH OF THE SPACE AGE' exhibition at the Science Museum, the series presents 3 Russian films: GAGARIN. FIRST IN SPACE, DREAMING OF SPACE and animation SPACE DOGS. Films are shown in Russian with English subtitles >>
4 June, 10.30 am, 3.30 pm
MacDougall’s Russian Art Auction on 4 June 2014 will feature important works by key figures of the Russian avant-garde, including Robert Falk, Pavel Kuznetsov, Mikhail Larionov, Natalia Goncharova and many others.
SLOVO is returning to London in March 2014 for the fifth time! We would like to invite you to join us in this celebration of Russian literature and culture.
In Search of Lost Reality - В поисках утраченной реальности – is the theme for this year's Festival. Each writer will talk not only about his books, but also his thoughts on capturing today's intangible and ever-shifting reality and the impermanence of what we experience today.
8 - 23 March 2014, London
5, 11, 19 and 25 March 2014
Safra Lecture Theatre, Kings College, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
King’s Russia Institute and Academia Rossica invite you to a series of 4 public lectures by Mikhail Shishkin, one of the most acclaimed authors in the contemporary Russian literary world.
1 February – 25 May 2014
The May Fair Hotel Theatre
Academia Rossica is delighted to present the first UK retrospective of Alexey Balabanov’s work from the years 1997-2012. The nine most seminal films of this uncompromising, unflinching director will be shown at the May Fair Hotel Theatre starting from 1 February through to May.
Saturday 1 February 2014 | 7 pm
The May Fair Hotel Theatre
Jos Stelling's THE GIRL AND DEATH follows Nikolai, a Russian physician, as he revisits the hotel where he met the love of his life, half a century before. As Nikolai relives their brief tryst, a story unfolds of a love thwarted by the cares of this world. Meanwhile Nikolai's reasons for returning become increasingly clear.
12 January 2014
Criterion Theatre, London
Chulpan Khamatova's charity performance, "The Hour When You Leap Into Souls As Into Arms", will take place at the Criterion Theatre at the heart of London, supporting children in the care of the Podari Zhizn and Gift of Life foundations.
15 January 18.30
Erarta Gallery, London
Make sure not to miss the official launch of Russky London! Coming to the celebrated contemporary art gallery, Erarta, and accompanied by the music of some of London's most talented Russian musicians, the launch will see in the Old New Year in style!
While our screenings at the iconic Empire Leicester Square will continue until the end of the Festival, we are delighted to announce the beginning of the 7th London Russian Film Festival's May Fair screenings
The May Fair Theatre, Stratton St, London W1J 8LT
7-17 November 2013
Empire Leicester Square
The Russian Film Festival returns to London on the 7th of November for its seventh year! This year the Festival celebrates the most illustrious new Russian films, documentaries and animation at the iconic Empire Cinema in Leicester Square
16-20 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.
Thu 25 July 2013 - Sat 27 July 2013
London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ES
75 years after Nureyev's birth and 20 since his death, English National Ballet celebrates the legacy of this uniquely gifted dancer from his traditional classical beginnings through to his inspirational innovation.
Wed 26 June 2013 - Sat 20 July 2013
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
In its first professional staging since an acclaimed 1951 premiere, Peter Ustinov’s largely forgotten play is about the mechanics of toppling governments, the pretences of war and the power of propaganda.
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!
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.