Special events

Special events

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

The Making of United Romania: The Greatest Romanian Story Ever Told

The Making of United Romania: The Greatest Romanian Story Ever Told

We continue our year-long exploration of the Romanian Unification of 1918 with the launch of the only website in English to comprehensively tell the story of this fantastic achievement. Created by the Romanian Cultural Institute in collaboration with several partners, the website, called 'The Making of United Romania', provides an...

14/03 - 31/12/2018 @ RCI London

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Shapes and Signs: the Secret Language of the Blouse

Shapes and Signs: the Secret Language of the Blouse

With its beautiful colours and intricate adornments, the famous traditional blouse (in Romanian, ie) is by no means one of the most famous Romanian artefacts. Yet more than a sartorial marvel, the blouse, which has entered the mainstream of international couture, is a language. The forms, the colours, the stitching – all these signs are...

25/06/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Solution contest for the Queen Marie of Romania statue in Ashford

Solution contest for the Queen Marie of Romania statue in Ashford

We are pleased to announce the launch of the solution contest for the Queen Marie of Romania statue in Ashford, the beloved monarch’s birthplace. We would be happy to receive many interesting proposals so that the statue could best portray this exceptional personality who built bridges between Romania and the UK. Please access the...

22/06 - 20/07/2018
'Romanians in the Great War' at the National Army Museum in Chelsea

'Romanians in the Great War' at the National Army Museum in Chelsea

Our Centenary Programme, commemorating the end of the Great War and the unification of all Romanian provinces in 1918, reaches a new peak with a series of events evoking the heroism, dedication and endurance of Romanians in the decisive battles of the Eastern Front and beyond. The exhibition, talk and performance which make up the series are...

15/06 - 15/07/2018 @ National Army Museum, London
'The Romanian Centenary Garden': A botanical metaphor of united Romania

'The Romanian Centenary Garden': A botanical metaphor of united Romania

The Centenary Celebration, the backbone of our programme in 2018, touches one of its peaks with 'The Romanian Centenary Garden', a multi-art event honouring the diversity and vibrancy of the united Romania created in 1918 by showcasing the unique variety and beauty of Romanian botanical richness. The astonishing biodiversity present...

21/05 - 12/06/2018 @ RCI & Belgrave Square
War, Feminine: Women and the Great War

War, Feminine: Women and the Great War

Our Centenary Celebration of the making of Greater Romania (1918-2018) continues with an evocation of the heroism and dedication of women on and behind the Western and Romanian fronts of the First World War. BBC journalist Kate Adie and professors Lucy Noakes (Essex University), Alin Ciupală (University of...

28/03/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Creative Industries at a Cross-roads

Creative Industries at a Cross-roads

The Creative Industries Federation, one of Europe’s leading advocate of the creative sector, is bringing together senior politicians, cultural and business leaders, practitioners, academics and activists to discuss how Brexit will change the dynamics of the creative industries and the relationships between Britain and the rest of the...

15/03/2018 @ The National Gallery, London
The Romanian Evening Courses Resume at RCI London

The Romanian Evening Courses Resume at RCI London

Ready for another instalment of language discoveries and fun times? Our Romanian language course continues this spring with another set of meetings held at our Belgravian premises, and we welcome old and new friends to embark on a new adventure. Following three successful modules held in the autumn-winter of 2016 and throughout 2017, this...

26/02 - 14/05/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Romanians Unite: the First Act

Romanians Unite: the First Act

As we begin the Centenary Year, celebrating the unification of all Romanian provinces in 1918, we could not have possibly overlooked the momentous event on January 24th 1859, which brought together Wallachia and Moldavia as the first step towards the national unification that was to be accomplished at the end of the First World War. We evoke...

23/01/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Revisiting The Merchant of Venice

Revisiting The Merchant of Venice

We are pleased to support VBC Cultural Association’s participation at “Shakespeare in and beyond the Ghetto: Staging Europe across Cultures”, a multidisciplinary project run by the Queen Mary’s University within the framework Creative Europe programme.  The Romanian initiative is entitled  “Dreaming...

31/10 - 04/11/2017 @ Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS
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