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Sutton Russian Circle

19th September 2005

Dear All
Received from a member
Best wishes
Ute

RUSSIAN CIRCLE
SUTTON COLLEGE OF LEARNING FOR ADULTS

22nd YEAR PROGRAMME 2005 –2006

The Russian Circle’s new season of events will commence on

FRIDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2005

At 6.40 pm for 7.00 pm prompt start with Russian buterbrodi. There will be the opportunity to attend 10 meetings between September 2005 and June 2006. Full programme details are enclosed including:-
• Live concert of Russian classical music – violin and piano;
• Catherine the Great's palaces in St Petersburg;
• Live concert: Russian composers' pieces for children;
• Fifteenth Russian Dinner at an exciting venue;
• Russia in 2006;
• Paintings of Socialist Realism in the former Soviet Union;
• An expatriate in Russia from Kruschchev to Putin's day;
• Working with Russia's museums;
• Aspects of Ukrainian music past and future;
• Members' Russian Summer Party and entertainment.

In addition there will be buterbrodi (sandwiches), cakes, Russian tea and a special Sutton Russian Circle Newsletter each evening. We will hold a Russian Winter Party at the end of November.
Our President, Natasha Dissanayake, has arranged a visit to a concert at the Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky's Serenade in C major and Rococo Variations and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 "Italian" . The conductor is Barry Wordsworth and the cellist, Julian Lloyd Webber. Amazingly, the tickets are just £6.50 each and will be sold at our first meeting.

There will be a short film, "Travelling painters in Russia" and Members' presentations will include "Russian ballet in London 1910 – 1930", "Tsar Alexander I" and "Iolanta – Tchaikovsky's forgotten opera". We even have a Russian Quiz!

A special new feature is that the Members' Russian Summer Party will be held in Natasha's garden on the last Sunday afternoon of June 2006.

This year’s subscription for members will be £32.00, excellent value and unchanged from last year. The guest rates are £7.00 per evening. Please send your £32 to our Treasurer, Laura Oram, at her new address: 3 Darsena House, Christchurch Park, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5TZ,
( 0208 642 1017, mobile  07944 712 780) with the booking form as soon as possible and preferably before the first meeting. This would be a great help. Encourage friends, family and colleagues to come along with you.

See you on Friday, 23 September 2005.
Bob
Robert A Dommett
Chairman

PS Russian lessons for SCOLA, 2005-2006 are being given by one of our Russian Circle members, Mrs Fela Kronenberg, ( 0208 395 7125): Russian 1 on Monday evenings starting on 19 September at Sutton Manor School, 7.30 – 9.30; Russian 2 starts on Wednesday that week.

STOP PRESS All-Russian evening concert – Thursday 27 April 2006 at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Conductor, Lazarev, Piano, Berezovsky: Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Glazunov

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P R O G R A M M E 2005 – 2006
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All meetings are on Friday at 7.00 pm unless otherwise indicated 2006
2005 10 February
23 September Member's presentation: Tsar Alexander I
LIVE CONCERT: RUSSIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC LECTURE: AN EXPATRIATE IN RUSSIA FROM
By Yulya Dovgiallo (violin) accompanied by KRUSHCHEV TO PUTIN'S DAY By Jennifer Lewis
Polina Gerassimenko (piano)
17 March
21 October Russian Quiz
Film: Travelling Painters of Russia ILLUSTRATED LECTURE: CATHERINE THE GREAT'S
ILLUSTRATED LECTURE: PALACES IN ST PETERSBURG
WORKING WITH RUSSIA'S MUSEUMS By Colin Amery
By Judy Scott-Nunn
(Wednesday) 5 April
25 November SPECIAL RUSSIAN MEAL (Separate charge)
MUSICAL LECTURE: ASPECTS OF UKRAINIAN FIFTEENTH ANNUAL RUSSIAN "CANDLELIGHT" DINNER
MUSIC IN THE PAST AND THE FUTURE
By Alla Sirenko 5 May
RUSSIAN WINTER PARTY Member's presentation: Russian ballet in London 1910 – 1930
ILLUSTRATED LECTURE: PAINTINGS OF SOCIALIST
(Tuesday) 29 November at 7.30 pm REALISM IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION
LIVE CONCERT: TCHAIKOVSKY & MENDELSSOHN By Tamara Demidenko
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth , Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber
Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C Major and Rococo Variations, 9 June
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 – "Italian" LIVE CONCERT: RUSSIAN COMPOSERS' PIECES
At the Cadogan Hall, SW1 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra FOR CHILDREN
(Separate charge, only £6.50 per ticket) By Valentina Koval

2006 20 January (Sunday) 25 June at 1.00 pm
Member's presentation: Iolanta – Tchaikovsky's forgotten opera MEMBERS' RUSSIAN SUMMER PARTY
LECTURE: RUSSIA IN 2006 AND ENTERTAINMENT
By Iain Elliott In Natasha's garden

RUSSIAN CIRCLE

SUTTON COLLEGE OF LEARNING FOR ADULTS

PROGRAMME FOR OUR 22nd YEAR

2005-2006

The normal time and venue are Friday
6.40 pm for 7.00 pm prompt start
at the Lecture Theatre, Sutton College of Learning for Adults
St Nicholas Way, Sutton

We provide buterbrody (sandwiches),
cakes and Russian tea at every meeting at 7.00 pm

WE START ON:
FRIDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2005

SUTTON RUSSIAN CIRCLE

President: Natasha Dissanayake
Tel: 0208 286 9479
Chairman: Bob Dommett
Tel: 01403 256593
Treasurer: Laura Oram
Tel: 0208 642 1017
Mobile No: 07944 712 780
Deputy Marion Brown
Chairman: Tel: 01737 354642
Newsletter Gwyn Davies
Editor: Tel: 0208 395 0513
Secretary: Leslie Dommett
Tel: 01403 256593
Moscow Jeff Temple
Correspondent:Tel: 01737 812935

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES AT SCOLA
Teacher: Mrs Fela Kronenberg, Russian Circle member.
For further information telephone her on: 0208 395 7125
Russian 1 on Monday evenings starting 19 September at Sutton Manor School 7.30 – 9.30 pm. Russian 2 starts on Wednesday 21 September.

Welcome to

SUTTON RUSSIAN CIRCLE!

• Our beginning. Our Russian Circle was founded at the Sutton College of Liberal Arts (now Sutton College of Learning for Adults) 21 years ago, in September 1984.

• Volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to organising the Circle’s meetings, parties and outings run the Circle.

• The aim of our Circle is to provide an opportunity for people interested in Russian history and culture to meet and pursue their interests and for those who study the Russian language to brush up their colloquial skills with native speakers. All meetings, however, are conducted in English.

• 11 meetings are attended by members of the Circle each year including an annual dinner and a concert of Russian music in London.

• The programmes of the Circle’s meetings are varied: talks on Russia’s past and present, lectures on Russian arts, concerts of live music, winter and summer parties.

• Russian lemon tea with some traditional Russian and English food is served at every meeting. Every member is expected to do catering once a year and his/her expenses are fully refunded.

• The Circle’s funds come from membership fees, currently £32 per year. Guests are charged £7.00. An annual Treasurer’s report is issued for the members in September.

• Value for money – this is what our members get. For just under £3.55 per evening they enjoy a full programme of meetings, a newsletter, tea and food, a prize – if they are lucky – at our two free annual raffles and a chat with friends. No additional charges for meetings are made.

• The Circle’s future, hopefully, will be as successful as its past and present. It exists for our members and relies on their support and initiative.

Everyone is welcome to join us and to propose new ideas for our programmes!

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