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THEATRE/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 Romanian Cultural Institute in London. Start your weekend with Mihail Sebastian’s bitter-sweet melodrama "The Star Without a Name", directed by renowned Victor Ioan Frunză, and bring it to conclusion with Radu Afrim’s imaginative, absurdist "Buffalos. Urban Fable #2", after Paul Miró. more

VISUAL ARTS

3-6 November
RCI London
Free

CLARE INSKIP: A VISUAL LOVE LETTER TO TRANSYLVANIA

We are delighted to present Clare Inskip’s “Transylvanian Landscape”, an exhibition of oil and watercolour paintings depicting the unique, unspoiled charm of Romanian rural universe, as well as remarkable sculptures representing the countryside life. The exhibition is complemented by a talk given by reputed botanist and conservationist John Akeroyd. more

FILM

4 November, 20.00
Filmhouse Edinburgh
Tickets

MARK COUSINS PRESENTS: ROMANIAN FILM SEASON IN EDINBURGH

With characteristic idiosyncratic flair, famed director and author Mark Cousins curates a series of Romanian film, revisiting 100 years of cinematic haunting eeriness, delicious sarcasm and groundbreaking miserabilism, which have been amassed some of the highest distinctions of the seventh art. The third film in the programme is the one that ignited the much-discussed Romanian New Wave, Cristi Puiu's extraordinary "The Death of Mr Lazarescu". more

MUSIC

5 November, 19.00
RCI London
Free

 

ACCLAIMED DUO CLARA CERNAT AND THIERRY HUILLET IS BACK IN LONDON

One of the classical music scene’s most loved and charismatic couples, acclaimed Romanian violinist and violist Clara Cernat and French composer and pianist Thierry Huillet, feature in the next recital of our ever more popular Enescu Concerts Series with a glamorous programme of Romantic and post-Romantic masterpieces. more

 CONFERENCE

6-7 November
RCI & King's College, London
Free

 

THE THIRD EDITION OF THE LONDON CONFERENCE OF ROMANIAN ANGLICISTS

We are welcoming the third edition of the international conference of Romanian anglicists, an academic event centred upon the inextinguishable works of Shakespeare that brings together scholars and researchers from the best English departments in Romania with counterparts from Great Britain, Poland, Japan, Turkey, Hungary, Czech Republic, South Africa, Serbia and Taiwan. more

FILM

7 November, 20.30
BFI London
Tickets

"CLOSER TO THE MOON" BY NAE CARANFIL – TO OPEN THE UK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

The 19th edition of the prestigious UK Jewish Film Festival opens with "Closer to the Moon" ("Mai aproape de lună") by renowned Romanian director Nae Caranfil. We are happy to partner up with the festival and support the opening night gala. Director Nae Caranfil and actors Allan Corduner, Harry Lloyd, Anton Lesser, Christian McKay and Joe Armstrong will attend a Q&A after the screening. more

POETRY & MUSIC

12 November, 18.30
Kings Place, London
Free

GRETE TARTLER TALKS CELAN WITH EDMUND DE WAAL

Revered Romanian poet Grete Tartler and best-selling author and ceramist Edmund de Waal discuss the Romanian roots and enduring international influence of the great Paul Celan. The exchange is followed by Edmund de Waal's launching of his highly anticipated new publication, "The White Road". The event is part of "Celan: Sounds and Visions", organised by Poet in the City and Aurora Orchestra, with the support of RCI London. more

VISUAL ARTS

16-27 November
RCI London
Free

SNAPSHOTS OF TRANSYLVANIA: THE SAXON HERITAGE

"Transylvania in Transition", an exhibition signed by photographer Simon Brown and made in collaboration with the Global Heritage Fund, opens at the RCI London as part of a series of events dedicated to British artists and travellers who, throughout time, have revealed the amazing diversity and beauty of Romania through paintings, photography and travelogues.  more

LITERATURE

26 November, 19.00
RCI London
Free

GEORGE TOMAZIU: THE ARTIST WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD

George Tomaziu, a painter by vocation and spy by necessity, could have descended directly from the pages of a Graham Green or John le Carré novel. "The Witness", his stunning memoir, has been translated into English and will be launched in the presence of Jane Reid, the artist's friend and translator, the author's son Georges Tomazi and celebrated writer Alan Judd. more

MUSIC

28 November, 19.00
St John's Church, Edinburgh
Free

EDINBURGH CELEBRATES THE NATIONAL DAY OF ROMANIA

Romania's most important day is celebrated for the first time in the Scottish capital with a gala concert offered by two outstading musicians and hosted by the majestic St John's Church. Endearing soprano Roxana Nițe is joined by her equally talented pianist sister Ancuța Nițe for an evocative recital of operatic gems, including famous songs by Romanian composers Tiberiu Brediceanu and Mihail Jora. 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:
7 November | London: VJ Cote at intrinsic # II
13 November | The Vaults, London: Romanian trio Temple Invisible at Live Industry showcases

21 November | University of Oxford: Conference of Romanian students, professors and researchers in the UK
25 November, 19.00 | Romanian Cultural Centre London: Journalist’s House comes to RCC
27 November, 18.30 | Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL: SSEES 100: In and Out of Focus - "An academic in the sights of the Securitate, 1965 to 1989" by Professor Dennis Deletant
 

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