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From Scotland Russia Forum

12th July 2005

Dear All

Received from Scotland Russia Forum.

Best wishes
Ute

LECTURESHIP IN RUSSIAN STUDIES: Univ. of Edinburgh
The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures is a dynamic and vibrant grouping spanning a range of disciplines and offering excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative research and study.

You will have completed a relevant PhD, have a clear research agenda, native or near-native competence in Russian and teaching experience. Specialists in Russian Literature are particularly encouraged to apply, however applicants from any field of Russian Studies will be given full consideration.

The post is available from January 2006.

Apply online, view further particulars or browse more jobs at our website. Alternatively, telephone the recruitment line on 0131 650 2511.

Ref: 3004651TH. Closing date: 12 August 2005.

Committed to Equality of Opportunity

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Further to my earlier posting we are now also advertising for an Assistant Language Tutor for Russian. The details of this and the other posts can now be found on the CREES website: www.crees.bham.ac.uk

Mike Berry, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT

Tel: 0121 414 6355 (direct line), 0121 414 6347 (departmental office), Fax: 0121 414 3423

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Don’t forget Beslan

If you’re looking for a late night laugh during the Festival and the opportunity to support a really worthwhile cause then get tickets for Helping Hand for Beslan on Tuesday 9 August at the Assembly Hall (The Mound), 10.30 pm to 11.45 pm.

Fred MacAulay (BBC Radio Scotland) and friends are performing together for one night only in support of families affected by the Beslan tragedy last year. Staring Bill Bailey, Jeff Green and a host of others likely to include Dara O’Brian, Ed Byrne and Phil Nichols.

Tickets at £13.50 [£11.50] are available by phone: 226 2438 or online: www.assemblyrooms.com

The Council’s Health and Social Care Department has been helping by enabling staff who are working with the families of Beslan, to come to Edinburgh, and by sending our staff to Moscow to help train Russian staff working with traumatised children.

There is a lot more to be done. The families of Beslan need our financial support to sustain and build on the work that is being done with them. Full recovery from such an event will take a number of years so long-term funding is required.

Please do what you can to support the work of the Russian Children’s Welfare Society with the survivors of Beslan.

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NEWS FROM SHARMANKA

Rag-n-bone Man at “ARTBOTS”

Dublin 15-17 July.

Our “Rag-n-bone Man” has been chosen to be part of this international artistic robot contest. In spite of his young age – Eduard made him in 2002, this guy is an experienced traveler, – he was already working at the exhibitions in Jerusalem and Edinburgh. Wish him good luck!

For more details and directions see http://artbots.org/2005/

This trip was made possible by support of the generous friends of SHARMANKA. Thank you, Arkady, Brian, Abby and Walter!

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ALL VERY MOVING

Eduard Bersudsky’s Kinetic Art packs an emotional punch in Glasgow

By Michael Brunton

A piece on SHARMANKA published in the Travel section of “TIME” (Europe) magazine

http://www.time.com/time/europe/tga/article/0,13005,901050718-1079618,00.html

Thank you, Michael!

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SHARMANKA and SHADOWS

At the Royal Museum in Edinburgh

2 December 2005 – 15 January 2006

Including three performances of DEREVO Theatre (28-30 December) as part of Eduard’s “Creative Scotland Award-2005” project.

More details to follow

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SHARMANKA Touring Exhibition

Ann Lanntair, Stornoway, 9 December 2005 – 28 December 2006

Callendar House, Falkirk, February – May 2006

Inverness, Thurso, Kingussie – Summer 2006

Supported by the Scottish Arts Council National Lottery grant

We still have to raise 25% of funds for this exhibition – please let us know about any potential businesses or fund who can support it!

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SHARMANKA recommends

At the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

From 26 June 2005 to 4 September 2005
With the Grain – The Life and Legacy of Tim Stead
10am–5pm, Exhibition Hall.
Free
A new exhibition celebrating the work of one of Scotland’s most inspirational artist-craftsmen, featuring his exquisite furniture, tactile sculptures, enigmatic writings and his passion for woodland conservation.

http://www.rbge.org.uk/rbge/web/edu/exhib.jsp

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RUSSIAN CAFÉ COSSACHOK PROUDLY PRESENTS:
New York City’s
LUMINESCENT ORCHESTRII
9pm 31 July, tickets £5
Romanian gypsy melodies, punk frenzy, salty tangos, hard rocking klezmer, haunting Balkan harmony, hip-hop beats and Appalachian fiddle, all eaten and spit out by three violins, resophonic guitar, bullhorn harmonica and guitarron
This a unique opportunity to see an intimate performance by a supremely talented group and space is limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

RUSSIAN CAFÉ-GALLERY COSSACHOK

10 KING STREET, MERCHANT CITY, GLASGOW, G1 5QP

TEL/FAX 0141 553 0733

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www.cossachok.com

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