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MUSIC

3 May, 19.00
RCI London
Free

ASTONISHING DANIEL CIOBANU IN THE 'ENESCU CONCERTS' SERIES

Described by the music critics as "sensational", "devilish", "unforgettable" and "a name to be shouted from the rooftops", virtuoso pianist Daniel Petrică Ciobanu makes a long-in-the-making appearance in our ever more popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series. The programme is a real treat, featuring works by Silvestri, Enescu, Beethoven, and Mussorgsky. more

LITERATURE

8 May, 19.00
RCI London

Free

ELIADE, BACK IN BELGRAVIA

Following the enthusiastic reception in Britain of Mircea Eliade’s first novel, 'Diary of a Short-Sighted Adolescent', Istros Books continue their incursion into the renowned philosopher and author’s creative universe with an equally enthralling autobiographical novel, 'Gaudeamus'. Professors Sorin Alexandrescu and Amanda Hopkinson join translator Christopher Bartholomew and editor Susan Curtis Kojakovic in a conversation about the literary relevance and cultural legacy of the legendary author. more

THEATRE

10 & 11 May, 19.00
RCI London
Free


 

QUEEN MARIE OF ROMANIA: THE THEATRICAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WARTIME QUEEN

We continue our Centenary celebrations with 'The Queen's Wars', a compelling new show inspired by famous Queen Marie of Romania’s wartime diaries. The performance stars versatile Anca Doczi as the passionate and restless monarch who made a decisive contribution to the Romanian victory in the First World War and the subsequent creation of United Romania, and is directed with expert assurance by Cristian Luchian. more

VISUAL ARTS

18-20 May
Tate Modern, London
Free

EXQUISITE ROMANIAN ART BOOKS AT TATE MODERN

We are proud to support, for the third year in a row, Romania’s participation at Offprint London (18-20 May), one of Britain’s largest art publishing fairs. The Romanian display of art books, curated by art historian Alina Șerban, will feature a fine selection of books from P+4 Publications, presenting some of Romania’s best contemporary art and architecture. more

THEATRE

19 May, 11.00
RCI London
Free

ROMANIAN PUPPET MASTERS PERFORM IN LONDON

The Romanian Cultural Institute and the Romanian Embassy warmly invite you to celebrate The International Children’s Day with an all-time favourite, 'Hansel and Gretel'. Enjoy an original take on the Grimm Brothers’ classic, made with impressive artistic ability by the 'Luceafărul' Theatre of Iaşi. In Romanian only. more

SPECIAL EVENTS

21 May - 12 June
RCI & Belgrave Square London
Free

 

'FLORILEGIUM': A BOTANICAL METAPHOR OF UNITED ROMANIA

The Centenary celebrations, the backbone of our programme in 2018, touch one of their peaks with 'Florilegium', a multi-art event honouring the diversity and vibrancy of United Romania by showcasing the unique variety and beauty of Romanian botanical richness. The astonishing biodiversity present in all historical provinces that came together to form a new, democratic state at the end of the First World War is revealed through an exhibition, a book launch, a talk, a botanical-artistic installation, and culinary delights. more

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ALSO ON THE RADAR:
2 May, 18.00 | The Women's Organisation, Liverpool: Burying The Typewriter: Carmen Bugan In Conversation
3 May, 18.30 | The Library at Willesden Green, London: Home Away from Home: Exhibition, Talk and Panel
5May, 16.30 | Delipod Hub, Willesden Green Library: Meet the coffee guru and best-selling author Gheorghe Florescu 

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