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MUSIC

2 & 3 Nov, 1pm & 7pm
St James's Church, Piccadilly & RCI London
Free

EFFERVESCENT PIANIST RALUCA STIRBAT ON LONDON TOUR

Amazing pianist and indefatigable cultural campaigner Raluca Stirbat, an outstanding musician hailed for her “dark sensuality”, returns to our 'Enescu Concerts' Series with a programme that showcases her exceptional assurance and technical bravura. Described by Romanian composer Valentin Timaru as “a sorceress under whose fingers the keys of the piano start to sing”, Raluca, who has recently finished recording Enescu’s complete piano works for Hänssler Classic, will also perform at St James’s Church on Piccadilly. more

FILM

7-17 Nov
Various cinemas, 
Leeds
Tickets

ROMANIAN FILM BONANZA AT LEEDS FILM FESTIVAL

With a handful of productions applauded at the biggest film festivals throughout the year, Romanian cinema is still going strong. With four of these impressive premieres in the programme – Bogdan Mirică’s 'Dogs', Radu Jude’s 'Scarred Hearts', Cristian Mungiu’s 'Graduation' and Cristi Puiu’s 'Sieranevada' – Romanian films almost make an unofficial section at the renowned Leeds International Film Festival. If you happen to be in the Yorkshire capital, don’t miss them. more

CONFERENCE

8 Nov, 7pm
RCI London
Free

THE BARD AND THE IRON CURTAIN

Although a household name throughout Eastern Europe during Communism, Shakespeare was subjected, like any other author, to the harsh treatment administered by ideologues and censors. We recall this mutilated, harassed, therapeutic and eventually redemptive Shakespeare of the Communist times in the company of some of the most notable Shakespearean scholars: professors Pia Brînzeu and Reghina Dascăl of the West University of Timişoara, Alexandra Sakowska of The Shakespeare Institute, and professor Erica Sheen of  the University of York. Renowned thespian Jack Klaff will illustrate the conversation with excerpts from the Bard’s works. more

FILM

11-13 Nov
Various locations, London
Tickets

THE DANGEROUS ART OF VOICEOVER: IRINA MARGARETA NISTOR IN LONDON

We are excited to welcome to London the most famous voice of Communist cinephilia: translator, film critic and journalist Irina Margareta Nistor, “the voice that brought Hollywood films to Communist Romania’s TV screens”, is the protagonist of a series of events that celebrate a most unique career. more

THEATRE

12 Nov, 7:30pm
The Cockpit, London
Tickets

MARVELLOUS IOANA PAVELESCU IN 'ZELDA' AT THE COCKPIT THEATRE

Play the Spotlight Theatre and the Romanian Cultural Institute present the London premiere of William Luce’s hypnotic monodrama 'Zelda – The Last Flapper' with a towering performance by Ioana Pavelescu, the beloved star of Romanian theatre&film and the 2013 recipient of the Best Actress award at the New York City Independent Film Festival. The show was performed to much critical acclaim at the 2014 edition of Edinburgh Fringe and was hailed by the Broadway Baby as a sensational performance. more

THEATRE

16 Nov, 7pm
RCI London
Free

ANOTHER RUN FOR 'TZARA. DADA. THEATRE' 

After the startling success of its first performance, we bow to the public request and present a second run of Cristian Luchian’s hugely enjoyable show based on the theatre of Romanian avant-garde visionary Tristan Tzara. As part of the worldwide celebration of the Dada movement, the event features the plays 'Handkerchief of Clouds' and 'Gas Heart' in a tornado of acting virtuosity, astonishing visuals and evocative music. We are honoured to open the evening with a keynote introduction by Mr. Radu Boroianu, the President of Romanian Cultural Institute. more

MUSIC

17 Nov, 8pm
The Forge, London

Tickets

THE SUPREMOS OF MOLDOVAN BEAT AT LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

Fusing Romanian folk music and sophisticated, grooving scores, Moldovan band Trigon’s sparky tunes appeal to both jazz aficionados and music lovers in general. Don’t miss the band’s return to the UK  with a gig at Camden’s award winning club The Forge! MORE

ARTS & CHILDREN

19 Nov, 10am
Hendon School, London

Free

BRÂNCUȘI ON THE PLAYGROUND

The Romanian Cultural Institute in London and AlexZ Educational are bringing Constantin Brâncuşi to his youngest admirers through a weekend of workshops offered by the artistic duo Monotremu. Children between 4 and 14 years of age are invited to discover the great sculptor by recreating some of his most iconic works. MORE

MUSIC & FILM

24 Nov, 7pm
RCI London

Free

NELLY MIRICIOIU AND REMUS AZOIȚEI, TWO 'BIOGRAPHIES TO REMEMBER'

As Romanian National Television prepares to launch 'Biographies to Remember', a series of portraits devoted to the great Romanians living abroad, we are celebrating two of the most admired figures of the Romanian community in Britain: opera star Nelly Miricioiu and violin wizard Remus Azoiței. The event will also feature, along with the memorable encounter with the two amazing musicians,  performing together for the first time, the premiere of the biographical documentaries that honour their achievements. With guest speakers Cristina Leorenţ, TVRI General Manager, and Marius Constantinescu, the creator of 'Biographies to Remember'. MORE

LITERATURE

29 Nov, 7pm
RCI London

Free

A 'POEM' FOR THE ROMANIAN VERSE

We are pleased to be hosting the launch of the latest issue of Poem magazine, whose September-December double edition published by Routledge is entirely focused on Romanian verse. Featuring names that make up centuries of Romanian poetry, this true anthology, developed by renowned English poet Fiona Sampson, abounds in new works, superbly translated by Adam J. Sorkin. Readings and interventions by poet Fiona Sampson, poet Magda Cârneci, translator Adam J. Sorkin, and literary critic Cosmin Ciotloş. Musical impromptus by guitarist Sean Shibe. MORE

Ongoing:
VISUAL ARTS

Until 4 Nov
12 Star Gallery, London

Free

BRÂNCUȘI: THE UNKNOWN PORTRAIT

140 years after his birth, we shed new light on the modernist giant through a thought-provoking exhibition of drawings by Raluca Popa, curated by Simona Nastac. By filtering, subverting, erasing and overlaying his memories and traces, equally long-familiar and less known, the young artist captures Brâncuși's presence as it echoes through his correspondence, notes, photographs and footage of his studio. MORE

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ALSO ON THE RADAR:
10-14 Nov | Curzon Soho: Together and Apart: The 13th Romanian Film Festival in London
15 Nov | Romanian Cultural Centre in London: Dadafilm, Dadafoto

Opening 23 Nov | ICA: Diana Anghel @ New Contemporaries 

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