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Event Guide
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Vladimir Nabokov's The Tragedy of Mister Morn

On Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th June, Pushkin House presents a performance of Vladimir Nabokov’s play ‘The Tragedy of Mister Morn’. This is the second public performance of this play, the first being the single reading that took place in Berlin in 1924, shortly after the play’s completion. This will be in the form of a fully-rehearsed dramatic reading of the complete English language translation.

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International Showcase: To the Stadiums! Russian Sports Posters of XX Century

The exhibition of Russian Sports Posters of XX century “To the Stadiums!” starts in London 21 June 2012, featuring the fascinating history of Russian and Soviet sports as seen by outstanding graphic artists, whose works are assembled in the collection of the Union of Sports Artists. 

Most of these posters are unknown outside Russia. This exhibition forms part of Russia’s programme at the London Festival of Architecture and Design which is itself part of the cultural programme of the London 2012 Olympics.

The exhibition follows the fascinating story of sports development in Russia throughout XX century as reflected in posters. The show includes little known examples of Soviet design of 1920-30s as well as other epochs.

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London 2012 Festival: Spectacular Events Across the UK

The London 2012 Festival is a 12-week nationwide celebration bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK.  

* London 2012 Festival opens 21 June with five headline events taking place across the UK. 

* More than 130 events across the UK scheduled for opening weekend (21 – 24 June).

* Over 25,000 artists from all 204 Olympic and Paralympic nations to take part in twelve-week nationwide festival, showcasing the world’s best music, theatre, dance, visual art, literature, film and fashion in towns and cities across the UK. 

* 10 million opportunities to take part for free

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Contemporary Russian Underground Art: Kopeikin Meets London

The exhibition of a renowned Russian artist Nikolai Kopeikin is a rare opportunity for Londoners to encounter the art of contemporary Russian underground. Kopeikin is one of the founders of the “artistic sect” “KOLKHUi” (“The Magic Artists”) based in St. Petersburg. The artist has held ten personal exhibitions and participated in a number of international exhibitions. His works can be found in galleries and private collections in Russia, various European countries and Japan.

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A Russian Journey through London

Until 16 Mar

Exhibition is open to the public until 16 March 4-7pm Monday-Friday. It features Russians who have made London their home, as captured by a number of Russian photographers. The series of stills depicts those Russians in the capital who have contributed professionally to the artistic, cultural and economic development of London’s multicultural scene. 

Exploring the ideas of immigration, aspiration and integration, the images trace the history of the Russian diaspora in London. Starting in west London, the focus of the exhibition sweeps east, pausing at iconic locations and stepping into homes along the way, culminating at the heart of London 2012 – the Olympic Park. 

Tickets: Admission Free

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Peeping Through the Iron Curtain

29 Feb

Travellers’ accounts of the Soviet Union and Russia during and after the Cold War by Professor Chris Read. From the sixteenth century the British imagination has been stirred by travellers’ accounts of their visits to Russia. Even so, for successive generations, Russia has remained mysterious, supposedly impenetrable and unknown.

Tickets: £5

Address: 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA, Pushkin house

Contacts: 020 7269 977,

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DDT Concert in London

Legendary Russian rock band “DDT” and its self-perpetuating front-man Yuri Shevchuk perform in London on the 22nd of March.
There was a long silence since their last concert in London in 2004, but this March “DDT” comes to rock the Apollo Hammersmith. The band will play their ageless hits, as well as new songs from the “Inache” album.
Ask for tickets at Opal Transfer offices and Russian stores across London or visit ticketmaster.co.uk

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Torture Garden Valentine's Love Boat

10 Feb

The massive fetish event returns for another gargantuan gropetastic affair for Valentine's weekend. Kicking things off, is a low key boat party with four areas to play in for the dedicated bevy of show-offs, Goths, industrial punks, burlesque beauties and circus freaks. Dress in your latex, fantasy, drag, burlesque, medical, uniform…finest and prepare to explore. Important: No street clothes.

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Russian Old New Year.

On 13 January 2012, Eventica celebrated Russian Old New Year with a return of its much-loved Russian Old New Year Gala, which took place this year in the magnificent Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London.  New Year is Russia’s biggest festive celebration, rich in history, fascinating traditions and amusing customs. It is certainly the Russians’ best-loved holiday – and, amazingly, in Russia it is always celebrated twice. 

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William Blake and British Visionaries in Moscow

An exhibition of watercolours and engravings by William Blake, British poet, mystic theologian and artist of the late 18th and the early 19th centuries has been presented to the Russian public for the first time. Renowned for his outwardly compositions and visionary poems, Blake was a perfect example of a "poor artist" who yet managed to influence several generations of his disciples. From pre-Raphaelites to Surrealists, nearly all modern painters could cite Blake for inspiration.