Dash Arts invite you to series of vibrant and mentally stimulating events at Rich Mix. Transport yourselves in time to the Odessa of Isaac Babel, listen to new dj mixes and dance to Yiddish music with Polina Shepherd. This February, REVOLUTION17 will explore with new perspectives, extraordinary artists and challenging ideas, marking the first of the two anniversaries of the Russian Revolution and introducing a year of vibrant and urgent performance from across the turbulent Soviet century. In a rush of activity, Dash Arts and Rich Mix will present three events, spanning a century in the week of 20th February: an evening exploring the world of the writer Isaac Babel at the moment of the 1917 revolution in writing, performance, film and song; a raucous adventure in music, performance, art and djs inspired by the great Soviet pioneer Yuri Gagarin and a night of post-Soviet post-punk musical anarchy by Siberian band The Jack Wood, fronted by the lead voice of Pussy Riot, Sasha Klokova. REVOLUTION17 will bring an explosion of music, theatre, performance, film and art throughout 2017, offering a unique artistic experience of the Soviet and post-Soviet story in the centenary year of the Russian Revolution. Dash Cafe: Odessa a city of rogues and schnorrers Wednesday 22nd February 2017 | Doors 7pm for 7.30pm starts | FREE Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA Delve into the Odessa depicted by writer Isaac Babel. Explore his tales of the dark underbelly of the city, filled with gangsters, prostitutes, beggars and smugglers and everyday Jewish life through Michale Boganim’s nostalgic award-winning documentary Odessa Odessa (2005), conversation with Nick Lezard and Dr Uilleam Blaker, readings from Boris Dralyuk’s new translation of Babel’s Odessa Stories published this year by Pushkin Press and live music from Polina Shepherd and the London Yiddish Choir. Dash Gig|Radio Gagarin: Come the Revolution Thursday 23rd February 2017 | Doors 7.30pm till midnight Tickets £8 Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA Never mind the Bolsheviks…