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MUSIC

15 January, 7pm
RCI London
Free

SONGS AND TEXTURES: GRIGORE LESE AND THE RESURGENCE OF TRADITION

2015 starts early in 1 Belgrave Square with an evening dedicated to our spectacular folk tradition, thankfully still alive in a world of urban sprawl and rampant technology. Our special guest is Romania’s most beloved bard, Grigore Leşe, the musician who in an act of pure cultural archaeology, and almost alone, resurrected the immemorial songbook of the Romanian village. more

VISUAL ARTS

15 January, 7pm
RCI London
Free

'MAIASTRA - THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE ROMANIAN BLOUSE'

Made famous by Matisse and a global fashion item by the hippie generation, the traditional Romanian blouse is the seductive conclusion of centuries of craftsmanship and chromatic imagination. The 'Măiastra – The Untold Story of the Romanian Blouse' exhibition, produced by Galateca Gallery from Bucharest, exposes the sartorial, symbolical, and artistic connections of this iconic artifact. Until 13 February 2015. more

MUSIC

22 January, 7pm
RCI London
Free

THE DUEL OF VIOLINS

The much-awaited first event of the Enescu Month in London is an exceptional display of instrumental mastery. Violinists Gabriel Croitoru and Liviu Prunaru, accompanied by pianist Horia Mihail, bring their hugely successful 'Duel of Violins: Stradivarius vs. Guarnieri' to our 1 Belgrave Square stage.  more

VISUAL ARTS

15 Jan-6 Apr
Whitechapel Gallery
Tickets

'THE MAN WITH THE STICK' AT WHITECHAPEL GALLERY

One of the most original and recognizable figures of the Paris cultural scene of the 70's and a leading representative of the international avant-garde movement, Andrei Cădere (1934-1978) joins the greatest names of Abstract art of the 20th century as part of Whitechapel’s 'Adventures of the Black Square', a hugely illuminating retrospective opening on January 15.   more

TALK

23 January, 7pm
RCI London
Free

ENESCU, (UN)KNOWN

James Jolly, Editor-in-chief at The Gramophone, chairs a panel of distinguished Enescu specialists and aficionados, which discusses the great composer’s outstanding musical legacy. Accompanied by rare pictures and historical footage, casting an unexpected light on the life and work of George Enescu. MORE

Soon to come:
MUSIC

throughout Jan-Feb
London

THE ENESCU MONTH IN LONDON

The Enescu Month in London (23 January – 7 February 2015) is the culmination of more than 7 uninterrupted years of memorable soirées dedicated to the totemic figure of Romanian symphonic tradition and organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute in association with the Enescu Society of London.  MORE

Ongoing:
TRADITIONAL CULTURE

until 6 Sept 2015
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. Accompanied by 'Portraits from London', a photographic exploration of Romanians living in London by Ion Paciu. MORE

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ALSO ON THE RADAR:
 

13 Jan | RCI London: Designer Florin Dobre presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (F/W 2015)
25 Jan | Leicester Square Theatre London: Freak Show with Florin Piersic Jr

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