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.
Romanian novelists and diplomat Claudiu Florian reflects on arts and international politics in a troubled time in the company of British author and translator Tim Parks, French novelist Antoine Laurain and British writer and illustrator Joanna Walsh. The event is part of the *EURO STARS* series organised by the European Literature Network and chaired by Rosie Goldsmith.
Fusing Romanian folk music and sophisticated, grooving scores, Moldovan band Trigon’s sparky tunes appeal to both jazz aficionados and music lovers in general. The band was created in 1992 and is led by Anatol Ştefăneț, whose earthy vibe, perfectly complementing the dexterous energy of a consummate ensemble, create a kaleidoscope of acoustic textures, witty, inventive, ironic and easy-going.
After the starling 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. The event, part of the worldwide celebration of the Dada movement, features the plays 'Handkerchief of Clouds' and 'Gas Heart' and will be opened with a keynote introduction by Mr Radu Boroianu, the President of the Romanian Cultural Institute.
140 years after his birth, we shed new light on the modernist giant, Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuși through a thought-provoking exhibition of drawings by artist Raluca Popa, curated by Simona Nastac and complemented by a talk in the company of art historian Doina Lemny, the author of the seminal 'Brancusi – an Artist without Frontiers'.
We celebrate HM King Michael of Romania’s 95 birthday by exploring the beloved monarch’s extraordinary life and achievements, as well as the rich historical connections between the Romanian and British Royal Dynasties in the company of film-maker John Florescu, Reverend Professor Peter Galloway, historian Matthew Hughes, architecture professor Augustin Ioan, and historian Filip Iorga.