Special events

Special events

Conferences, exhibitions, and diplomatic events that make our programme even more flavourful and diverse. 

Twelve Months, Twelve Creators: A Reverence for the UK-based Romanian Artists

Twelve Months, Twelve Creators: A Reverence for the UK-based Romanian Artists

In the middle of its street on either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Revelation 22:2) Romanian artists have often found in the UK a welcoming home and the nurturing environment where their work has...

@ London

Events archive

The V.V. Tilea Lecture: What Is ‘National’ about the National Day? Romania between Historical Context and Political Project. Talk by Radu Cinpoeș.

The V.V. Tilea Lecture: What Is ‘National’ about the National Day? Romania between Historical Context and Political Project. Talk by Radu Cinpoeș.

Each year, to celebrate Romania’s National Day, we invite a Romanian academic to take a fresh look at an aspect of Romanian history. In 2018, Dr Marius Turda of Oxford Brookes University gave the first V. V. Tilea Lecture, entitled ‘Greater Romania 1918: Some Historical Reflections’. The second talk in the series will be...

01/12/2019 @ RCI London
In Search of the Dacians: Rediscovering Sarmizegetusa Regia, the enigmatic capital of the Dacian Kingdom

In Search of the Dacians: Rediscovering Sarmizegetusa Regia, the enigmatic capital of the Dacian Kingdom

The Romanian Cultural Institute invites you to a stroll among the edifices of the great Dacian Kingdom’s capital. The talk on Sarmizegetusa Regia, delivered by author Aurora Pețan, will lead the audience on a tour-de-force through the intricacies of the Dacian Kingdom, the secrets revealed through assiduous research since the rediscovery...

26/11/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
'Testimonies in Practice: Working with Stories of the Self and Others': Exhibition and Workshops with Carmen-Francesca Banciu

'Testimonies in Practice: Working with Stories of the Self and Others': Exhibition and Workshops with Carmen-Francesca Banciu

Thirty years ago, the communist regimes in the countries behind the Iron Curtain lost their grip on power. One by one, the monolithic structures of control and oppression succumbed, the freed citizens vacillating between disbelief and immense joy. When in December 1989, the Romanian Revolution started in Timisoara followed by Bucharest and...

12 - 26/11/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Irina Margareta Nistor: The Voice of 5,000 Movies

Irina Margareta Nistor: The Voice of 5,000 Movies

The Romanian Cultural Institute is thrilled to partner up with the British Library in bringing to London the iconic figure of Romanian film industry, Irina Margareta Nistor. This event provides the opportunity to get acquainted first-hand with the intricacies of illegally dubbing films during Communist Romania. These VHS tapes, smuggled in from...

29/10/2019 @ The British Library
Book launch: 'Sophia the Starfish' by Daniel Kearvell

Book launch: 'Sophia the Starfish' by Daniel Kearvell

We are delighted to host the book launching event dedicated to Romania-based British author Daniel Kearvell. Following the successful book launch in Romania, Daniel Kearvell will present to the London young audiences his new book and toy packs, 'Sophia the Starfish', as well as his first release 'Maya the Mouse'. The books...

06/10/2019 @ RCI London
The Beauty of London in September: a weekend of Romanian theatre shows, concerts and talks

The Beauty of London in September: a weekend of Romanian theatre shows, concerts and talks

The last weekend of September brings to London a generous crop of theatre and music shows, featuring some of Romania’s most revered artists: Oana Pellea, Mircea Rusu, Cristina Casian and Adrian Naidin. The programme is produced by Poveşti spuse-n româneşte, and organised with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in...

28 - 29/09/2019 @ Theatro Technis and Leicester Square Theatre
Changing Footprints - Intergenerational Recycling: Traditional Romanian Households in Belgravia

Changing Footprints - Intergenerational Recycling: Traditional Romanian Households in Belgravia

Between 21-30 September, London-based Romanian architects Anca Mihalache and Anastasia Stan are bringing the traditional Romanian households to 1 Belgrave Square, through a series of workshops on building, recycling and interpreting proverbs that welcome both adults and children. The interactive timber and shingles installation will be...

21 - 30/09/2019 @ RCI London
Romanian-Finnish Encounters: A European Journey through Culture

Romanian-Finnish Encounters: A European Journey through Culture

This year, the end of June marks the European Council Presidency handover from Romania to Finland, an excellent pretext for us to join forces with our friends at the Finnish Cultural Institute in London for two events organised at both our venues. From theatre to music, this is – we hope – but the first in a series of...

25 - 30/06/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse: Picnic in Hyde Park

The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse: Picnic in Hyde Park

From British-born Queen Marie of Romania to painter Henri Matisse or fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent, numerous celebrities across the globe have fallen for the charms of the Romanian blouse. With its vivid colours and intricate adornments, this traditional garment (in Romanian “IE”) is much more than a simple sartorial marvel or...

23/06/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Romanian: along the Latin Route

Romanian: along the Latin Route

Nurture your adventurous spirit and join us for an evening of linguistic discoveries at Europe House! Romanian, the Romance language that is known to be closest to Latin among its linguistic relatives and the only one to be spoken in Eastern Europe, is celebrated in a special event hosted by the European Commission Representation in the...

26/02/2019 @ Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU
Newsletter