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MUSIC

1 October, 7pm
RCI London
Free

SCHUBERT ENSEMBLE TO OPEN THE 2015/2016 ENESCU CONCERTS SEASON

The new Season of our tribute concerts to Enescu’s artistic legacy is opened by the brilliant Schubert Ensemble, the greatest champions of the Romanian composer in Great Britain. The quintet, made of Simon Blendis (violin), Alexandra Wood (violin), Douglas Paterson (viola), Jane Salmon (cello) & William Howard (piano), is praised for the refined, exquisite execution of difficult scores and has already recorded two illuminating Enescu CDs. more

FILM

7-18 October
London cinemas
Tickets

OUR LATEST CINEMATIC CROP AT THE BFI’S 59TH LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

Our collaboration with the British Film Institute (BFI) hits the six-year mark, giving us the opportunity to shine a spotlight on 2015’s most acclaimed Romanian films at the London Film Festival. Make sure you don’t miss a darling of international festival circuits, Radu Jude’s Silver Bear-awarded 'Aferim!'. The programme’s must-see list also includes 'One Floor Below' by Radu Muntean and 'Box' by Florin Șerban. more

OTHER EVENTS

10-17 October
Edinburgh
Free/Tickets

ROMANIAN CULTURAL DAYS IN EDINBURGH

A week-long foray into some of the most spectacular facets of contemporary Romanian culture through a kaleidoscopic programme of classical & electronic music, film, theatre, literature, traditional culture, food & wine. Featuring some of our most internationally recognizable artists, directors, writers and musicians in tandem with important names of contemporary Scottish artistic scene: Remus Azoi­ței, Amalia Ciolan, Mark Cousins, Richard Demarco, Peggy Hughes, Radu Jude, Dan Lungu, James Meek, Dan Pița, Eduard Stan. more

MUSIC

16-18 October
The Garage London
Tickets

 

ROMANIANS ROCK THE GARAGE

The second edition of the loud and adrenaline-fuelled fEAST, the only showcase of Romanian alternative music in Britain, kicks off in October with a line-up of the most charismatic Romanian rock and electro groups. Bounce along with Gojira, Robin and The Backstabbers, Shadowbox, Moon Museum, Şuie Paparude, Coma, Byron, Phoenix, E.M.I.L., and The Blue Nipple Boy. more

  MUSIC

19 October, 1pm
SMITF, London
Free

 

THE RCI MUSICAL EVENTS RESUME AT ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS

After a busy Romanian musical summer in Trafalgar Square, we are back at St Martin-in-the-Fields for a no less assiduous autumnal season of chamber concerts and recitals, opened by violist Mircea Belei and pianist Attila Szekely. The programme features the richly evocative Kol Nidrei (All Vows) by Max Bruch and Dmitri Shostakovich’s swan song, Sonata for viola and piano op. 147. more

FILM

21 Oct & 8 Dec
Bloomsbury Theatre, London
Free

A CONTROVERSIAL DOCUHISTORY AT UCL SSEES’ CENTENARY FILM FESTIVAL

The School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is celebrating 100 years as Britain's main academic gateway to the East European cultures and societies. Among various events, the festivities include a Season of Films from the cultures represented in the venerable School. The Romanian cinema contributes with a series of documentaries and the famous '4 months, 3 weeks, and 2 days'. more

PERFORMANCE

22-25 October
London
Free

THE LUSTROUS CHASE

Marina Hanganu’s tech-laden and participative performance 'Before Sunset/After Sunrise', an exploration of how light impacts the daily routine of Londoners and their continental counterparts, will be presented at the Bloomsbury Festival as part of a programme that examines the influence of solar luminosity on our everyday life. more

THEATRE

24 October, 3pm
Leicester Square Theatre, London
Tickets

N(AUM) - THE SPECTACULAR CHARM OF SURREALISM

Stage grande dame Oana Pellea, one of Romania’s most beloved actresses, stars along with Cristina Casian in the eerie, hypnotic adaption of the work of Europe’s last surrealist master, Gellu Naum. The show is a haunting incursion into the great writer’s fascinating universe, which through fragments of poetry, prose, interviews, recollections of friends render a dreamlike, prophetic and colossally humorous vision. more

MUSIC

29 October, 7pm
RCI London
Free

GELLU NAUM: THE INCENDIARY WANDERER

Renowned author and critic Simona Popescu, the founder of Gellu Naum Foundation and one of the great poet’s closest confidants, discusses Naum’s fascinating persona and enduring literary appeal in the company of poet, translator and cultural animator Stephen Watts. Anamaria Marinca, the Bafta-winner actress, will crown the evening with excerpts from the best works of 'the last surrealist'. more

LIVE STREAMING

30 Oct & 1 Nov
RCI London
Free

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BUCHAREST THEATRE FESTIVAL, LIVE IN LONDON

For the first time, two of the most anticipated shows of the National Theatre Festival in Bucharest are streamed live at the RCI London. Start your weekend with Mihail Sebastian’s irresistible melodrama 'The Star Without a Name', directed by Victor Ioan Frunză, and bring it to conclusion with Radu Afrim’s imaginative, absurdist examination of family life and generation gap, 'Buffalos. Urban Fable #2', after Paul Miró. more

Ongoing:
VISUAL ARTS

until 2 October
RCI London
Free

 

THE LONDON SALON OF ROMANIAN ART

Our newest permanent programme, 'The London Salon of Romanian Art', is showcasing some of the most original, adventurous, daring and blissful work produced by Romanian artists who have made London their home and inspiration for many years. Featuring Monica Madaş, Cristian Luchian, Ioana Pioaru, Vinicius Leş and Florin Ungureanu. more

Ongoing:
VISUAL ARTS

until 8 November 2015
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Free

PALPABLE GREATNESS: PAUL NEAGU RETROSPECTIVE AT HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE

Visionary artist Paul Neagu (1938-2004), the greatest Romanian sculptor of the post-Brâncuși era who numbered among his disciples international stars like Anish Kapoor, is celebrated at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds with a major retrospective presenting over 120 works, from drawings to sculptures and from poetry to film. MORE

Ongoing:
TRADITIONAL CULTURE

until 1 Sept 2016
Horniman Museum and Gardens, London

Free

REVISITING ROMANIA: DRESS AND IDENTITY

Horniman Museum with the support of RCI presents the biggest exhibition in Britain devoted to Romanian traditional crafts and folk costumes in living memory, a fascinating celebration of our ancient, sophisticated art of making outwear and fabrics. MORE

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ALSO ON THE RADAR:
19 October, 7pm |  Frontline Club London: Cross-border Journalism: Europe and Beyond
28 October |  Picturehouse Central London: Chuck Norris vs Communism screening. 

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