Event Guide

Event Guide
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Crystal World by Victor Pelevin: Performance-Phantasmagoria

When we say Russian theatre we think of Chekhov, Tchaikovsky and Stanislavsky. We see in our imagination the golden monumental interiors of the Bolshoi Theatre or the dark wooden stage at the MXT Theatre where actors deliver strong dramatic dialogues that raise eternal questions.

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RussianMind Club Event: RUSSIANS TODAY – 10 March 2014

In line with the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 RussianMind Club and Russian Art and Culture invite you to join the exciting event RUSSIANS TODAY on 10 March at Rossotrudnichestvo.

The UK-Russia Year of Culture aims to celebrate the long cultural traditions between the two countries, illustrating how the relationship continues, developing new, creative and contemporary narratives in both countries.

Join the evening to find out the phenomenon of Russians through the prism of modern culture.

Who are the modern Russians?

How does culture influence the UK-Russia relationship?

What is the common link between Russia’s and British cultural traditions?


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Princess Frog – 26 February


As the Russian proverbs run: “love is blind”, “character is destiny” and “what’s a wedding without an accordion” this story is about Love, Marriage and Fate. This Performance is accompanied by virtuoso accordionist Alexander Fain (Uncle Sacha). Age restrictions: 10+

After the performance Elena Novikova, director and curator of Storytelling Studio will help an interactive show where the audience will have a chance to try him/herself as artist, director and playwright alongside prominent UK storyteller Tim Sheppard and famous Irish comedian Dylan Moran (TBC).

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On the Golden Porch - 1 February 2014

Over the span of the next few months London Bespoke Events in conjunction with Waterstones Piccadilly will be introducing highlights from the UK Russia Year of Culture, with special guests from the UK’s and Russia’s leading cultural institutions.

The title “On the Golden Porch” was chosen for its significance in underlining the continuity and evolution of Russia’s rich literary culture. On the Golden Porch is an old children’s poem, a Soviet film inspired by Pushkin’s fairytales and a short story writtenby a contemporary Russian author Tatyana Tolstaya

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Nabokov on stage: Belka Productions present a new Russian-inspired play

This spring the young theatre company Belka Productions will present their latest adaptation of Russian literature for the stage with A Dashing Fellow.

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Moscow Symphony Orchestra - Russian Philharmonic - 21 January 2014

Moscow Symphony Orchestra - Russian Philharmonic

21 January 2014 7.30pm

London, UK

Royal Festival Hall

“UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014”

Promoted by Ensemble Productions www.ensembleproductions.co.uk


Conductor Dmitri Jurowski

Soloist Alexander Gindin, piano

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Gift of Life foundation Charity Evening - 13 January 2014

On the 13th of January 2014, the Gift of Life foundation will hold its third charity evening and auction at the Savoy Hotel in London, in aid of children in the care of the Russian Podari Zhizn foundation.

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The Roaring 20's Christmas Soirée - 9 December 2013

We're hosting a flapper-fabulous night in aid of Cancer Research UK and want to see you all there! This Great Gatsby-themed event will be a night of decadence not to be missed - think 1920s where the hemlines were shorter and gin flows like the diamonds round your neck.

The venue is the Avalon in Soho, which promises a night "made with passion and served with style!"

We are putting this event on in aid of Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

If you're unable to make the event but still want to support this worthy cause, please donate to:

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Coup de Literature at Pushkin House, 12 November

For one night only, Coup de Literature at Pushkin House will bring you an array of artist, designers, jewelers, musicians, djs and photographers who will share with you their unique craftsmanship and immerse you in an unforgettable experience on the night of 12 November, 2013.

At the entrance you will be met by “yarn explosion” installation brought to you by Lana Siberie, a cutting edge knitwear brand.