Renowned author and critic Simona Popescu, the founder of Gellu Naum Foundation and one of the great poet’s closest confidants, discusses Naum’s fascinating persona and enduring literary appeal in the company of poet, translator and cultural animator Stephen Watts.
We are getting ready to welcome the festive winter season with a grand concert presented by the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London, conductor Christopher Petrie, and world-renowned pianist Leslie Howard. The concert features George Enescu's 'Romanian Rhapsody No. 2', as well as Sergei Rachmaninov's all time favourite 'Piano Concerto No. 2' and the London premiere of 'Symphony Carpatica' by Romanian-British composer Calin Huma.
Stage grande dame Oana Pellea, one of Romania’s most beloved actresses, stars together with Cristina Casian in N(AUM), the eerie, hypnotic adaption of the work of Europe’s last surrealist master, Gellu Naum. The show is a haunting incursion into the great writer’s fascinating universe, which through fragments of poetry, prose, interviews, recollections of friends render a dreamlike, prophetic and colossally humorous vision.
Visionary artist Paul Neagu (1938-2004), the greatest Romanian sculptor of the post-Brancusi era who numbered among his disciples international stars like Anish Kapoor, is celebrated at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds with a major retrospective presenting over 120 works, from drawings to sculptures and from poetry to film.
We are delighted to co-organize and host the third edition of the international conference of Romanian anglicists, an academic event centred upon the inextinguishable works of Shakespeare that brings together scholars and researchers from the best English departments in Romania with counterparts from Great Britain, Poland, Japan, Turkey, Hungary, Czech Republic, South Africa, Serbia and Taiwan.