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MUSIC

31 July, 1pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Free

REBECA OMORDIA - JULY PIANIST OF THE WORLD AT SMITF

At the end of July, we're back in St Martin-in-the-Fields' most popular concert series, 'Pianists of the World', with a recital offered by the remarkably gifted young pianist Rebeca Omordia. The programme features works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, John Ireland and Paul Constantinescu. more

THEATRE

6-17 August
New Town Theatre, Edinburgh
Tickets

HITCHCOCK REVISITED

An alert, suspenseful crossover between theatre and film, the Romanian version of '39 Steps', Hitchcock’s espionage thriller and one of West End’s most enduring successes, will be presented in the Edinburgh Fringe by the famed Teatrul Foarte Mic of Bucharest as part of the Romanian artistic contingent showcasing in Britain’s summer cultural capital. more

THEATRE

7-29 August
Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh
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IN THE ASHES OF OBLIVION: THE ROMANIAN-IRISH VANNER COLLECTIVE AT EDINBURGH FRINGE

One of our theatrical presences on the Edinburgh festival scene this summer is the Romanian-Irish dramatic exploration of the often traumatic impact immigration has on one’s identity and memory. The show, entitled 'Ashes Afar: Go Home', tackles the vagaries of displacement in a comedic key. more

MUSIC

11 August, 1pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Free

 

MIDSUMMER INDULGENCE AT ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS

Cellist Teodor Rusu and pianist Paul Cartianu, two of the most eulogised performers of the young generation, render a midsummer musical delight to soundtrack the careless adrift of a London August afternoon. The Salzburg-based Romanian duo’s programme peaks with Bartók’s energetic Romanian dances after a virtuosic detour through Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms. more

MUSIC

12 August, 11am
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
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DASHING VALENTINA NAFORNIȚA IN RECITAL AT EIF

The Vienna Staatsoper star Valentina Nafornița, who won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2011, offers an irresistible treat of Romantic lieder and songs as part of the Edinburgh Festival official selection. The recital, also featuring distinguished accompanist Roger Vignoles, will take place in Queen's Hall, one of Britain’s legendary musical temples, with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in London. more

VISUAL ARTS

13 August-8 November
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

MUSIC

14 August, 1.10pm
St James's Piccadilly
Free

DANIEL CIOBANU IN THE JAQUES SAMUEL PIANOS SERIES

With his teenage heartthrob allure, astonishing dexterity and a daring repertoire, Daniel Ciobanu has taken the British piano circuit by storm. The young pianist, already a recipient of important international accolades, will perform Britten, Chopin and Ravel at St James’s Piccadilly as part of a popular recital series set up by the influential piano dealer. MORE

TALKS

17 August
The Hub, Edinburgh
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OCTAVIAN SAIU TALKS THEATRE AT EIF

Complementing the substantial Romanian presence in Scotland's capital this summer, Romania’s foremost theatre critic and historian Octavian Saiu chairs two of the most expected talks at the Edinburgh Festival: 'The Scottish Supernatural' and 'The British Gothic'. These two Insights feature famous journalist, art critic and social commentator Andrew Graham-Dixon along with Professors Penny Fielding and Randall Stevens from the University of Edinburgh. more

MUSIC

21 August, 1.10pm
St James's Piccadilly
Free

RĂZVAN SUMA AND REBECA OMORDIA AT ST JAMES'S PICCADILLY

The hottest Romanian cellist of the moment and one of the most charismatic young pianists join forces for a musical sojourn infused by pathos, subtlety and consummate artistry, featuring works by Dvořák, Fauré, Schumann and John Ireland. The recital, taking place in one of the most beautiful churches in London, is supported by the Archery Concert Productions in association with 'The John Ireland Trust' and the Romanian Cultural Institute. more

Ongoing:
LITERATURE

Free

'THE MOROMETES' BY MARIN PREDA - EXCERPTS FROM THE 1957 ENGLISH EDITION

Unanimously considered an instant classic from the very beginning, the saga of the Morometes has enjoyed a wide international circulation thanks to its numerous translations. To mark the jubilee, the Romanian Cultural Institute is proud to bring some of the its memorable scenes to the digital age as an invitation to discover the whole version of the 1957 English translation, hosted in the vaults of the British Library.  MORE

Ongoing:
TRADITIONAL CULTURE

until 6 September 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.  MORE

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ALSO ON THE RADAR:
1 August, 11.15am | Camp Bestival: Vasile Nedelcu’s 'The Tale of the Pig'
13 August, 7pm |  Romanian Cultural Centre London: Pre-release screening: Chuck Norris vs Communism

1 September, 1.05pm |  Fairfield Halls: Nadia Lasserson and Massimo Gon - A Chance to Hear a Unique Arrangement for Two Pianos of George Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A major

 

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