Posted in: Art, Articles, Culture, International Column- Feb 02, 2017 Comments Off on BRAFA BOUNCES ON: BUBBLY BRUSSELS FAIR GIVES RUSSIANS THE CHAMPAGNE TREATMENT. BY SIMON HEWITT

A2pix_018#No other European Fair makes such efforts to attract a Russian clientèle as BRAFA, the Brussels Art Fair. It has its own special Moscow agent, Comtesse Ekaterina de Rochambeau, who engineers the VIP visits of over 100 Russian collectors, journalists, designers and interior architects.… Read more

Posted in: Articles, Culture, Events, International Column, Russian art- Jan 09, 2017 Comments Off on ARTICLE: ROUND & ABOUT IN RUSSIAN WEEK. It’s Not All Auctions – as Simon Hewitt Discovers
IN THE SECOND OF TWO ARTICLES, OUR INTERNATIONAL EDITOR SIMON HEWITT INTERVIEWS ACE VIOLINIST YURI ZHISLIN AND DISCUSSES SOME OF THE OTHER EVENTS HELD IN LONDON DURING RUSSIAN WEEK

MINIATURE MASTER

One meeting leads to another, and I was grateful to Mumtoz Kamolzoda, Craig Murray’s Russian translator at the Turkish Cultural Centre, for introducing me to the work of one of Tajikistan’s most distinguished and unusual artists: her father Olim Kamalov, who was born in Dushanbe in 1960.… Read more

Posted in: Articles, Culture- Jan 05, 2017 Comments Off on BOOK REVIEW: Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights by Stephen Dalziel

Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights (Harper Collins, 2016) by Stephen Dalzielmoscow-nights-cover

In this superbly-written book, Nigel Cliff has uncovered one of the great personal stories of the Cold War: how an unassuming 23-year old boy from Texas could win the hearts of the Russian people at a time when mistrust between the USSR and the USA was at its height.Read more

Posted in: Art, Culture, Russian art- Jan 04, 2017 Comments Off on TALK: Towards the Chagall of Dead Souls: The Greatest Illustrated Book of the Twentieth Century. A Talk by Timothy Hyman at Pushkin House, 18 January 2017

Towards the Chagall of Dead Souls: The Greatest Illustrated Book of the Twentieth Century. A Talk by Timothy Hyman. Introduced by Liza Dimbleby

Courtesy of Pushkin House

Courtesy of Pushkin House

at Pushkin House
5a Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2TA
18 January 2017, 7:00-8:30pm

In his recently published book, ‘The World New Made: Figurative Painting in the Twentieth Century’, Timothy Hyman calls Chagall’s ninety-six etchings to Gogol’s Dead Souls (1924-25) “the highpoint of his graphic art”, and “the greatest illustrated book of the twentieth century”.Read more

Posted in: Art, Culture- Dec 23, 2016 Comments Off on FILM: New East Cinema – Godless (Ralitza Petrova, 2016) at the Barbican Centre, 25 January 2017

New East Cinema – Godless (Ralitza Petrova, 2016) 

Courtesy of Calvert 22

Courtesy of Calvert 22

at the Barbican Centre
Silk St
London EC2Y 8DS
25 January 2017, 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Calvert 22 is delighted to announce the next film as part of New East Cinema, their programme of contemporary film from the New East, in partnership with the Barbican Centre, curated by The New Social.Read more

Posted in: Culture- Dec 22, 2016 Comments Off on MUSIC: Traditional Carols for Orthodox Christmas by East Warsaw Ensemble at Pushkin House, 6 January 2017

Eastern Voices: Traditional Carols for Orthodox Christmas from Russia, Ukraine and Poland 

Courtesy of Pushkin House

Courtesy of Pushkin House

at Pushkin House
5a Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2TA
6 January 2017, 7:00-8:30pm

For Orthodox Christmas, East Warsaw ensemble has prepared a program of traditional carols from Poland, Ukraine and Russia.Read more

Posted in: Culture, Russian art- Dec 20, 2016 Comments Off on EXH: Bakst: From the Ballets Russes to Haute Couture at the Palais Garnier until 5 March 2017

Bakst: From the Ballets Russes to Haute Couture  

Courtesy of Palais Garnier

Courtesy of Palais Garnier

at the Palais Garnier
on the corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber 75009
until 5 March 2017

The painter, stage designer, and theoretician Leon Bakst (1866-1924) was known for having been the main collaborator of the Ballets Russesand the Paris Opera.

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Posted in: Culture- Dec 16, 2016 Comments Off on BALLET: Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2017: In the Steps of the Ballet Russes at the London Coliseum, 12 March 2017

Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2017: In the Steps of the Ballet Russes 

Courtesy of the London Coliseum

Courtesy of the London Coliseum

London Coliseum 
St Martin’s Lane 
London WC2

12 MARCH 2017  
7:00pm

In the Steps of the Ballet Russes once again celebrates the glittering legacy of the legendary Ballet Russes.Read more

Posted in: Art, Culture- Dec 15, 2016 Comments Off on EVENT: GRAD Cultural Tours – Medieval Architecture of Georgia and Northern Armenia, 18-25 April 2017

GRAD Cultural Tours 

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Courtesy of GRAD Cultural Tours

Medieval Architecture of Georgia and Northern Armenia
18-25 April 2017 

This all-encompassing specialised art tour through magnificent Georgia and North Armenia aims to explore medieval UNESCO World Heritage Sites and stunning mountain landscapes.Read more

Posted in: Culture- Dec 15, 2016 Comments Off on MUSIC: Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra at the Barbican, 8 March 2017

Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra: From Haydn to Piazzolla 

Courtesy of Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

Courtesy of Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

Barbican
Hall

Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS, UK
8 March 2017
8pm

A concert with the respected conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov and the orchestra he founded almost forty years ago.Read more

Posted in: Culture, Russian art- Dec 14, 2016 Comments Off on EXH: The Russian Season – Two Major Exhibitions at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 14 October 2017 – 11 February 2018
THE RUSSIAN SEASON
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Courtesy of Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ

14 October 2017 – 11 February 2018

To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, these two major exhibitions contrast art, life and culture in Russia before and after the 1917 Revolution.

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Posted in: Art, Culture, Russian art- Dec 14, 2016 Comments Off on NEWS: Michael Sheen and Valery Gergiev Join the Revolution as Wales Reflects on Russian Culture 100 Years On

MICHAEL SHEEN AND VALERY GERGIEV JOIN THE REVOLUTION AS WALES REFLECTS ON RUSSIAN CULTURE 100 YEARS ON

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Courtesy of R17 

Celebrated, BAFTA Award winning Welsh actor / director Michael Sheen, and Valery Gergiev, general director and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre St.Read more