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Pushkin House programme April May June

4th April 2007

Dear all,
Please find below the programme for Pushkin House for the next three
months. If you look on the website there are several illustrations which
I cannot forward to you as we can only forward one attachment per message.
So please check their website.
With best wishes

Anna

"We are delighted to present our programme of events for April, May and
June 2007; tickets for all events are now on sale. Please also see below a
number of events that will take place in April but which have only
recently been published on our website.

We hope very much that you have enjoyed events in March and look forward
to welcoming you again. If you have not yet been to Pushkin House we
warmly recommend that you come in April, as we bring an even fuller
programme of Russian culture.

We’d also like to draw your attention to a new genre at
Pushkin House – CHESS. The Shakmaty Club holds its first evening on
Tuesday 3 April; there will be a lively atmosphere and scope (and rewards)
for players of all levels.

We also appreciate that some of our events finish later in the evening and
that you do not want to go looking for a restaurant which is open. Pushkin
House offers to book you dinner at Il Castelletto, a charming Italian
restaurant very close to the House. We will ensure that Il Castelletto
will have your dinner waiting soon after the end of the event. Two courses
(choice of two starters and two mains): £18.00 Three courses (choice of
two starters and two mains): £25.00. Last orders are at 10.15pm

FILM

PLAYING THE VICTIM (ИЗОБРАЖАЯ
ЖЕРТВУ)
Wednesdays 4, 18 and 25 April at 7:30pm (In Russian)
Kirill Serebrennikov’s Playing the Victim, which features
actor Lia Akhedjakova, is a darkly amusing modern take on Hamlet; it was
named Best Film at Rome's inaugural film festival. Yuri Chursin, as Valya,
has the odd job of playing the victim in police reconstructions at crime
scenes. Just as the morbidity and absurdity of it all starts to get to
him, he has a vision in which his late father reveals to him that he was
poisoned by his own wife and her lover.
Tickets £7 (£5 for Friends of Pushkin House) Light refreshments

THE TUNER (НАСТРОЙЩИК)
Auteur Cinema-Pushkin House in association with Kino Kino
Saturday 28 April 2007 at 7:00pm
Director: Kira Muratova. 2005, Russia / Ukraine, cast: Georgi Deliev, Alla
Demidova, Nina Ruslanova, Renata Litvinova. 154 min. In Russian with
English subtitles. Touching, humourous and delightfully human, this film
features an ensemble of great actors comprising Alla Demidova, Nina
Ruslanova, Renata Litvinova. Elegance of tone that would not be out of
place in a Chekhov play, and woven into the criminal plot.
Tickets £7 (£5 for Friends of Pushkin House) Light refreshments

This screening marks the first collaboration between Pushkin House and
Kino Kino, specialists in Russian cinema. Note that Kino Kino
presentations will take place on Saturdays.

THE SWORD BEARER (МЕЧЕНОСЕЦ)
In Search for New Genre – Pushkin House in association with Kino Kino
Saturday 12 May at 7.30 pm
Director Filipp Yankovsky. 2006, Russia. Cast: Artem Tkachenko, Chulpan
Khamatova, Leonid Gromov. 108 min. In Russian with English subtitles.
The Sword Bearer could be described as a mystical thriller or Russian
fantasy, a classic collision in the vein of The Beauty and the Beast or a
philosophical fable about violence and anger – about a man with the gift
to be ‘the punishing sword’. It is also a
stunningly beautiful and ‘cruel’ film.
Tickets £7 (£5 for Friends of Pushkin House) Light refreshments

HEART OF A DOG (СОБАЧЬЕ СЕÐ
ДЦЕ)
Literary Classics Adaptation – Pushkin House in association with Kino
Kino
Saturday 19 May at 7.30 pm
Director: Vladimir Bortko. 1988, USSR. Cast: Evgeni Evstigneev, Roman
Kartsev, Nina Ruslanova. 131 min. In Russian with English subtitles.
This hugely successful adaptation achieves the impossible by translating
the bizarre and phantasmagoric world of writer Mikhail Bulgakov into the
language of film. The great actor Evgeni Evstigneev plays a medical genius
venturing into God’s realm and performing interspecies surgery
with dire, if at times comical, consequences – all in the vain
effort to improve humankind.
Tickets £7 (£5 for Friends of Pushkin House) Light refreshments

Further Pushkin House-Kino Kino screenings will take place on 2 ,16 and 30
June; more details to be published in April 2007.

OPERA

BORIS GODUNOV (Mussorsgsky)
The acclaimed Royal Opera House Production by Andrei Tarkovsky as staged
“on holiday” at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.
A starry cast featuring Robert Lloyd (Boris), Olga Borodina and Sergei
Leifercus, conducted by Valery Gergiev
Thursday 26 April at 6.00pm (Please note early start)
Pushkin House showed Mikhail Glinka’s masterpiece Ruslan and
Ludmila on 22 March. On 26 April we continue to trace the development of
the genre with Modest Mussorgsky’s historical masterwork,
which chronicles in music-drama the guilt and demise of the 17th century
tsar. There will be a short introduction to outline the opera, the story
of its composition and the life of the composer. Performance in Russian
with English subtitles. Refreshments. The evening will finish at 10pm;
please let us know if you would like a dinner reservation at Il
Casteletto-last orders 10.15pm
Tickets £7 (£5 for Friends of Pushkin House)

MAZEPPA (Tchaikovsky)
Thursday 24 May, 6.30pm
For your diary; more details to be published late April 2007

THE GOLDEN COCKEREL (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Thursday 28 June, 6.30PM
For your diary; more details to be published in May 2007

EXHIBITIONS

RUSSIA AT WAR
Red Star Gallery, opened 26 March, closes 13 April.
The exhibition focuses on military and political figures, predominantly
from the Great Patriotic War and Cold War periods. Works on display
include portraits by Josef Ilyin, among them a haunting sketch of a
landmine victim, oil paintings from the front line provided by Bantikov
and Baranovsky and a Vasiliev painting of Lenin in Gorkiy. Most or all of
the artists belonged to active service units during the Great Patriotic
War. The Red Star Gallery opened in London in 2003 and specialises in the
exhibition and sale of fine art from Russia. Tickets to the exhibition £3
(£2 for Friends of Pushkin House) Complimentary wine for visitors between
6pm and 7pm Monday to Friday

PHOTO-POETRY by LYDIA GRIGORIEVA
Monday 16 April (Opening) – Friday 27 April
This event showcases a new genre created by the Russian poet and
photo-artist Lydia Grigorieva. Her works are based on the synthesis of
poetry and photography. The Russian TV channel
“Culture” described the main idea behind it as
“ecstatic admiration of beauty”. The premiere of
Photo-Poetry took place at the State Pushkin Museum in Moscow and is now
continued at Pushkin House in London. Opening of the photo exhibition will
be accompanied by reading of Lydia’s poetry and a screening of
a slide-film “Eden through the Lens of Eve”.
Photo-booklets «Camellias in the Light of Day», «The Poppy Magic» and
«Tulips of Eden» will also be presented. (in Russian)
Tickets to the Opening £7 (£5 for Friends of Pushkin House)
Tickets to the Exhibition £3 (£2 for Friends of Pushkin House)
Complimentary refreshments for visitors between 6pm and 7pm Monday to
Friday

GREAT ARTISTS OF RUSSIA – PILLARS OF LITERATURE AND MUSIC.
Monday 30 April 2007-Thursday 17 May 2007
An exhibition of portraits by Anatoly Davidov. Pushkin House in
Association with the Alla Bulyanskaya Gallery. This Honoured Artist of
Russia, whose works are shown in more than 80 museums, has created a
series of portraits of the greatest Russian writers and musicians.
Tickets to the Exhibition £3 (£2 for friends of Pushkin House)
Complimentary refreshments for visitors between 6pm and 7pm Monday to
Friday

ALAN HALLIDAY IN RUSSIA
Friday 18 May 2007 6pm-10pm
Pushkin House in Association with the Dadbrook Gallery
You are invited to this exhibition and sale by the acclaimed British
artist. The exhibition will include landscapes of Russia, cityscapes of
St. Petersburg and the artist’s special portraits of Russian
ballet dancers. Alan Halliday will give a short lecture before the
exhibition opens. For more information call 020 7269 9770.

MODERN ICONOGRAPHY
Monday 21 May 2007(opening)-Friday 8 June 2007
Pushkin House in association with White Space Gallery
An exhibition of modern iconography by Tatiana Kolibaba. More details at
the end of April and please visit www.pushkinhouse.org.uk in April 2007

BEYOND THE 60S.
Monday 11 June 2007 (opening) – Friday 29 June 2007
Pushkin House in association with Sergei Reviakin (curator). An exhibition
of Russian non-Conformism introduced by distinguished art historian Igor
Golomstock. The exhibition will feature works by such painters as Kabakov,
Rabin, Tselkov and Nemukhin. More details at the end of April and please
visit www.pushkinhouse.org.uk in April 2007. If you would like a catalogue
for this exhibition please call 020 7269 9770.

MUSIC
Pushkin House is a delightful and relaxing place to listen to music and
there will be plenty as we move into the warmer months. Here are two great
events.

SAINKHO NAMTCHYLAK
Wednesday 9 May, 7:30pm
Sainkho Namtchylak is from Tuva, a small autonomous Russian republic just
north of Mongolia. She is known for her Tuvan throat singing or Khöömei.
Her voice spans seven octaves and encompasses avant-jazz, electronica,
modern composition and Tuvan influences. She is joined by distinguished
pianist Vladimir Miller, piano and violinist Alex Kolkovsky, both members
of the Moscow Composers’ Orchestra. Alex Kolkovsky will play
his unique collection of violins.
Tickets £10 (£8 for Friends of Pushkin House). Light refreshments.

SPIVAKOV FOUNDATION
Sunday 3 June, 6 pm (please note early start)
Maestro Vladimir Spivakov is president of a charitable foundation which
has helped young artists from many different disciplines to fulfill their
destiny. Four young professional musicians will present a wide variety of
repertoire. This concert is especially suitable for families with musical
children. Please note the earlier start of this concert.
Tickets £7 (£5 for Friends of Pushkin House). Light refreshments.

For your diary…

SERGEI LEIFERCUS, baritone
SEMYON SKIGIN, piano
“Hommage to Chaliapin”
Thursday 5 July 2007
Details of this special concert, to given by the great Russian singer in
support of the musical programme at Pushkin House, will be announced
shortly. If you would like further information please call us 020 7269
9770

READINGS

NEGAR HASAN-ZADEHÂ
Tuesday 17 April 2007, 7.30pm
“Negar is a poet in love with word-play. She knows how to
communicate her passion to an audience.” Elaine Feinstein. Negar
reads from her own work, in Russian, with translations by Richard McKane.

Tickets £7 (£5 for Friends of Pushkin House)

LYDIA GRIGORIEVA – ENGLISH TEA WITH A RUSSIAN POET. Â
Sunday 22 April 2007, 4.30pm
Lydia Grigorieva, Russian poet and photo-artist, will speak about her
ongoing Photo-Poetry exhibition, show her slide-film and read her poetry.
You will see a beautiful English flower garden nurtured by the hands of a
Russian poet! In Russian.
Tickets £7 (£5 for Friends of Pushkin House). Tea and biscuits served.

LECTURES
Tatiana Ponomareva, Director of the Nabokov Museum, St Petersburg
Thursday 11 April 2007 at 7.30
Tatiana Ponomareva will speak about Nabokov and the exhibition
“The ABC, Butterflies and Chess” which will be showing
at SCRSS in Brixton. In English
Tickets £7 (£5 for Friends of Pushkin House) Light Refreshments.

Great Britain-Russia Society
www.http://gbrussia.org
Highlights of the GB-Russia Society programme include a visit to Pushkin
House by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, who will speak about “The
Russian Language in my life”. There are further lectures by John
Massey Stewart, Clem Cecil, Yuri Fyodorov and Andrei Ostralsky. Full
details at www.http://gbrussia.org (GB-Russia Society, April).
Tickets £5

Pushkin Club
www.pushkinclub.org.uk
The Puskin Club continues its programme fortnightly with lectures by
Catriona Kelly, Sasha Dugdale, Amy Sargeant, David Brummell and Masha
Karp. There will be midsummer reading by Richard McKane on 2 June. Full
details at www.pushkinclub.org.uk
Tickets £4 (£3 for members of the Pushkin Club)

WHAT AN ICE VALENTINE’S DAY
Love was in the air in Covent Garden Market on Valentine’s
Day. Five couples got engaged in front of an ice sculpture of
Moscow’s St. Basil’s Cathedral and all won flights
to Moscow courtesy of bmi!
bmi flies twice daily from London Heathrow to Moscow Domodedovo. For
further information visit www.flybmi.com or contact Emma Trimble at Mere
PR on 0161 929 8700.
Pushkin House thanks bmi for its continuing support!

RUSSIAN DIARY – PUSHKIN HOUSE SUPPORTS ALL RUSSIAN-RELATED EVENTS IN
LONDON:

CHAMBERS GALLERY
Before and after the fall of the USSR
An exhibition of leading artists from Odessa
30 March – 3 May 2007, viewing Monday-Friday 10am-6pm.
Chambers Gallery, 23 Long lane, London EC1A 9HL
Contact:Â [removed] Â or tel. 020 7778 1600

CAMBRIDGE RUSSIAN-SPEAKING SOCIETY
Chagall’s Illustrations to Gogol’s Dead Souls
"The Grotesque Imagination, or Mr Chichikov in a Land of Monsters", with
many beautiful slides, by Stanley Mitchell (in English)
Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Rd, Cambridge
Wednesday 4 April 2007 at 7pm
Refreshments
Entrance: £3 (£2 concessions)
Contact Tanya Yurasova on [removed]

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Friday 20 April at 7.30pm and Saturday 21 April 2007 at 7.30pm
Programme includes Stravinsky’s  Concerto for Piano and Wind
Instruments
Ingo Metzmacher, conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Tickets (LPO): 020 7840 4242 (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; no booking fee)
Or at www.lpo.org.uk
Tickets (Southbank Centre): 0871 663 2530 (Daily, 9.30am-8pm; £2 booking
fee)
or at www.southbankcentre.co.uk (£1.50 booking fee)

The Lit presents…
THE CHERRY ORCHARD by Anton Chekhov
Directed by Monty Holender
Wednesday 25th April – Saturday 28th April at 8pm
Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT
Ticket prices: £10 (cons £8)
Box Office: 020 7387 6617
Information: 020 8340 1927
www.thelit.org.uk

Gala Concert ARCA:      Anglo – Russian
Children’s AppealÂ
(Founded 1989, Charity N 1000963)
Friday, 4 May 2007
President: Princess Gagarina-Moutafian
Marina Poplavskaya, famous Russian soprano,
Russian Romances and Classic Opera AriesÂ
Leighton House MuseumÂ
12 Holland Park Road W14 8LZ
Contact Olga Smith – email: [removed] , tel: 07915 331 687

BORIS GREBENSHIKOV at the Royal Albert Hall
Monday 21 May 2007
For FREE tickets please go to: www.grebenshikovconcert.com
or tel. 020 8740 7047

Please visit www.pushkinhouse.org.uk for regular updates and additional
events. You are always welcome at Pushkin House and you can call 020 7269
9770

FRIENDS
We warmly recommend that you become a Friend of Pushkin House; Friends
provide vital support for Pushkin House and its Cultural Programme.
Friends also benefit from:

1) Reduced rates and priority bookings for Pushkin House events
2) Advance information about all other activities at Pushkin House
3) Invitations to select events and networking evenings open exclusively
to Friends
4) Free use of the Pushkin House public rooms during working hours
5) Discounted rates for rental of rooms at Pushkin House

If you would like to become a Friend of Pushkin House, please find rates
and application forms at www.pushkinhouse.org.uk or call us on 020 7269
9770.

YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT PUSHKIN HOUSE!

JULIAN GALLANT
Director

JENNY LEVITAN
Assistant Director"

PUSHKIN HOUSE
5A Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2TA
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7269 9770
Fax: +44 (0) 20 3116 0151
Web: www.pushkinhouse.org.uk

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