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1st September 2010

Dear All
Received from SCRSS

Regards
Ute

From: SCRSS [[removed]]
Sent: 31 August 2010 16:48
Subject: SCRSS September and October events

SCRSS SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER EVENTS AT 320, BRIXTON ROAD, SW9 6AB

This Friday, 3 September 7.0pm

SCRSS Film Show �The Rainbow�, USSR 1944, Director: Mark Donskoi,
Screenplay: Wanda Wasilewska based on her novel of the same name, State
Prize Winner: 1946. B&W, 85 minutes, English sub-titles

The film was made three years after the fascist invasion of the USSR and
describes a Ukrainian village under Nazi occupation. Natalia Uzhvi
portrays the Ukrainian partisan hero. Donskoi interviewed German prisoners
before making the film, with the result that the portraits of the enemy
are more subtle than usual in films of this time. The film shows the
intense suffering of the villagers and the unity of a people who will not
be defeated.

Admission: �5/�3 SCRSS members. Tea/coffee will be served before the film.

Friday 24 September 7.0pm

SCRSS Lecture: �Skyrabin: Silver Age, Soviet Era, Present Day� by Simon
Nicholls.

Alexander Skryabin (1871-1915) was a composer and pianist of genius, a
contemporary and colleague of Rachmaninov, who preferred the company of
poets and philosophers to that of other musicians. Skryabin�s philosophy
and its relation to music caused controversy during the composer�s
lifetime and the Soviet era, and is still the subject of investigation.
Simon Nicholls is a pianist and teacher who has made regular visits to
Russia to research the music. In 2007 he was invited to give a talk and
master class on the composer�s music at the State Memorial Museum of AN
Skryabin. In this lecture he will look at reactions to Skryabin over the
last 95 years and give musical illustrations.

Admission �5/�3 SCRSS members. Tea/coffee will be served before the
lecture.

Friday 15 October 7.0pm

Illustrated Lecture: �British Responses to Soviet Art in the 1940s� by
Christine Lindey. This is a repeat of the lecture which Christine Lindey
gave to the Department of Modern History of St Petersburg University on 14
April 2010 as part of the city�s cultural programme commemorating the 65th
anniversary of the defeat of fascism. The lecture was given before an
audience of 150 mainly young people who received it with great interest
because it introduced them to the work of important British artists of the
1940s. Christine is an art historian and lecturer. Her publications
include �Art in the Cold War (1990) and Keywords in Nineteenth Century Art
(2006)

Admission �5/�3 SCRSS members. Tea/coffee will be served before the
lecture.

Society for Co-operation in Russian & Soviet Studies
320 Brixton Road London SW9 6AB
Tel: 020 7274 2282
Fax: 020 7274 3230

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