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MUSIC

1 April, 13.00
SMITF London
Free

TRAFALGAR SQUARE, IN PAN FLUTE TONES

Dashing Pan flute musician Mariana Preda joins forces with the British organist Donald MacKenzie for an afternoon of sound marvels in one of the most beautiful churches in London. The programme features works by Handel, Albinoni, Telemann as well as the immortal 'Ave Maria' by Bach. more

MUSIC

7 April, 19.00
RCI London
Free

PROMISES OF SPLENDOUR: CELLIST ANDREI KIVU AND PIANIST ANA SILVESTRU IN THE 'ENESCU CONCERTS' SERIES

Two of Romania’s internationally renowned classical musicians, cellist Andrei Kivu and pianist Ana Silvestru grace our ever popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series with a marvellous programme which includes the chamber transcription of the First Romanian Rhapsody, George Enescu’s best loved masterpiece. more

LONDON BOOK FAIR

12-14 April
Various locations

 

ROMANIA AT THE LONDON BOOK FAIR 2016

The Romanian presence at the London Book Fair, now in its 9th year, is a celebration of the vitality and richness of Romania’s literary scene through a kaleidoscopic programme that unfolds at our stand at Olympia Exhibition Centre as well as at the Romanian Cultural Institute and Waterstones Bookshop on Piccadilly. This edition is dedicated to two of the most extraordinary figures of Romanian letters: Mircea Eliade and Mihail Sebastian. more

LONDON BOOK FAIR

12 April, 19.00
Waterstones Piccadilly
Tickets

ANGELS, ADOLESCENTS AND TRUCKS: NEW ROMANIAN BOOKS IN ENGLISH

The latest Romanian books in English are presented in a special event hosted by Waterstones Piccadilly, the flagship London bookshop and the biggest bookstore in Europe. The event brings together authors Ruxandra Cesereanu and Dumitru Ṭepeneag, translator Alistair Ian Blyth, as well as publisher John O'Brien and editors Susan Curtis Kojakovic and Ramona Mitrică.  more

LONDON BOOK FAIR

13 April, 19.00
RCI London
Free

ELIADE AFTER ELIADE

One of the greatest names of Romanian culture and a seminal historian of religions, Mircea Eliade is this year’s focus of the Romanian programme at the London Book Fair. To mark the English publication of Eliade’s first novel, ‘Diary of a Short-Sighted Adolescent’ by Istros Books, Professors Sorin Alexandrescu, Florin Țurcanu and Bryan Rennie together with translator Christopher Moncrieff and editor Susan Curtis-Kojakovic meditate on the cultural legacy and contemporary relevance of the legendary author.  more

LONDON BOOK FAIR

14 April, 19.00
RCI London
Free

SEBASTIAN’S PASSIONS

Decades after his untimely death, Mihail Sebastian is rightly celebrated not only as an excellent writer, but also as the great moral diagnostician of a time of political madness and moral abandon. We welcome the publication, by Penguin Classics, of one of his most salient books, ‘For Two Thousand Years’, with a conversation about Sebastian's contemporary relevance featuring philosopher, author and journalist Andrei Cornea, joined by translator and writer Philip Ó Ceallaigh and editor Casiana Ioniţă. more

LONDON BOOK FAIR / CONCERT

14 April, 19.00
RCI London
Free

 

SEBASTIAN: MUSIC AS SURVIVAL

Through his amazing diary, covering almost ten years between 1935-1944, Mihail Sebastian has given us one of the most important moral testimonies of the 20th century. Living in isolation, the great writer sought refuge from barbarism in restorative doses of classical music. We conjure the power of music to redeem and console with a recital given by Forna Quartet featuring his favourite classical works. more

FILM

26 April, 19.00
RCI London
Free

ELIADE ON FILM 

As a tribute to Mircea Eliade, the great Romanian scholar and writer, the April’s film at the Romanian Cinematheque is 'The Bengali Night', inspired by his most famous fictional work, the autobiographical 'Maitreyi', starring Hugh Grant in the role of Eliade's alter ego. more

Ongoing:
PHOTOGRAPHY

until 15 May
RCI London
Free

PHOTOGRAPHING THE SOUL OF MUSIC: THE PORTRAITS OF THE ENESCU FESTIVAL

Captured in the backdrops of Romania’s biggest musical event, George Enescu International Festival in Bucharest, the photographs of Cornel Brad offer a revealing depiction of the excitement, expectation and relief that make the life of the great musicians in those supercharged 'interludes' before and after tremendous stage triumphs. more

Ongoing:
TRADITIONAL CULTURE

until 10 April
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:
13 Apr | Royal Academy of Music: Tribute to Enescu: Remus Azoitei (violin) & Eduard Stan (piano)
20 Apr | Romanian Cultural Centre London: Film screening: Aferim! by Radu Jude
25 Apr | Royal Festival Hall London: Angela Gheorghiu concert
 

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