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Scotland Russia Forum

7th November 2005

Dear All
Received from Scotland Russia Forum

Best wishes

Message from BBC Scotland (about casting of drama-documentary on the recent submarine rescue)
One member of cast still not found – URGENTLY seeking woman age 40+, not tall and with short blond hair to play captain's wife. Filming day is next Tuesday 8th November in Glasgow.
Contact Sandra Breslin (Factual Department) as soon as possible on 0141-338-2368 / [removed]

Sandra adds:
"We had a huge response to the earlier advert we sent out and have now cast all of the roles (apart from the above), so I'd like to thank you for helping me. Would it be possible for you to email your group and thank them on my behalf for contacting us and apologise if I didn't get back to each individual. I hope they will be able to see the programme when it is transmitted on BBC-1 on 29th December."

[They recruited several of the cast from people who contacted them following our earlier mailing]

The Voskrezenje ensemble from St. Petersburg will give a concert at St. Peter's Church in Lutton Place on Saturday Nov. 19 at 7.30 p.m.
They would be VERY grateful for any offers of accommodation – 2 nights B&B (+ Russian language practice).
If you can help – or would like details of the concert – please contact Rupert Forbes [removed]


Edinburgh conversation group news
"We had a good meeting on Saturday 29 Oct with 7 attending. From feedback it would appear that we are now making progress. The lack of native Russian speakers is still a problem but this may be rectified at the next meeting.
The next meeting will again be in Pierre's bistro (Le Marche Francais, 9A West Maitland St – near Haymarket station) from 2 – 4 pm on Sat 12 Nov.
Many thanks again to Pierre for his hospitality."
Any native Russian speakers willing to help the group (on regular or occasional basis) – contact [removed]

The Scots at War Trust will hold a witness seminar on the subject of the Arctic/Russian Convoys in WW2 led by veterans from the period. The seminar will be in central Edinburgh, 5.30pm on 29 November. This will no doubt interest those of you who came to the (excellent!) talk on the Russian convoys on Sept 15 – and those who missed it.

Numbers are strictly limited and the Trust has kindly offered to make 10 tickets available to SRF members. If you would like one please contact me and I will allocate them on the basis of first come first served. No charge.

(and I still have a few copies left of the "Loch Ewe during World War II" by Steve Chadwick (a local historian) for £3.50 incl p&p –
please contact me if you would like one: [removed] )

Russian speaking B&B in Edinburgh

Off Bruntisfield Place. Tel 0131 229 3931 or e-mail [removed]


Hans Christian Andersen films

The Edinburgh Filmhouse has written to say that around 60 people came to the films recently from the Forum and Saturday club. They have asked me to find out from you if you enjoyed the films and, if so, would like more. Please email [removed] with any comments. If you let me know which other Russian films you'd like to see I'll pass that on too.

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