UK Premiere: the next film to be screened at the Romanian Cinematheque is Valentin Hotea's 'Roxanne', one of the most unconventional attempts by a Romanian director to deal with the communist dictatorship and its lingering aftermath.
Our programme at the London Book Fair this year gravitates around the age-old interplay of cultural tradition and change, the inescapable tension between establishment and tradition. The events, unfolding at Earls Court and different other locations, will epitomize this dialectic, evoked by Romania's greatest poet, Mihai Eminescu, in the verse borrowed as the motto of our presence at LBF 2014.
The season of premieres at the Enescu Concerts Series continues as our busy chamber hall is taken over by no less than ten wind instruments. Rarely played but widely admired, Enescu’s “Dixtuor”, composed for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons, will resound for the first time in 1 Belgrave Sq thanks to the daring initiative of the young Romanian conductor Andrei Gocan.
Our theatre and dance projects aim at fostering contacts between British and Romanian artists, supporting co-productions and producing original shows. Organised in partnership with British and Romanian institutions, the events often take place at important festivals or key venues such as Barbican Centre, Edinburgh International Festival and Southbank Centre.
An exhibition of the most beautifully designed Romanian books of 2013, curated by the Association for Performance and Culture in collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute in London will open at 1 Belgrave Square on 9 April, as part of our programme at the London Book Fair 2014.
Romanian books in the original - from the great classics to the latest bestsellers, from dictionaries and manuals to children's books and poetry - will be available for sale, for the first time in London, at the European Bookshop close to Piccadilly Circus. The Romanian Section at the bookshop opens with a special event on 10 April.