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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Great Union Centenary: President of the Romanian Academy, Ioan-Aurel Pop, at the British Museum

Great Union Centenary: President of the Romanian Academy, Ioan-Aurel Pop, at the British Museum

Celebrated historian and President of the Romanian Academy, Ioan-Aurel Pop, is our special guest in this Centenary Year and the protagonist of an illuminating talk entitled ‘The making of united Romania: a 100-year journey’, presented in partnership with the British Museum. In the annus mirabilis 1918, at the end of the...

11/10/2018 @ Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG
Connecting Culture: UK-Romania

Connecting Culture: UK-Romania

As a celebration of Romania’s Centenary and the British Council’s 80th anniversary in Romania, the Romanian Cultural Institute and British Council Romania set out to honour the close cultural cooperation between Romania and the UK in an event meant to bring together some of the most active and innovative artists and cultural...

10/10/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Belgravia Speaks Romanian

Belgravia Speaks Romanian

“You live a new life with every new language you speak.” – Czech proverb Nurture your sense of adventure and join us for our next instalment of linguistic and cultural discoveries! Our Romanian language course continues this autumn with another set of classes held at our welcoming Belgravian premises, the perfect meeting...

01/10/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Sown Signs for an Open House

Sown Signs for an Open House

We are delighted to take part, for the eighth consecutive year, in Open House London, the greatest architectural showcase that takes over the capital every September. For this year’s edition, we adorn the elegant interiors of our Belgravian palace with an exhibition dedicated to the world-renowned fascination exerted by the Romanian...

22 - 23/09/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Romanian Centenary Regatta & 'Romania Day' at Totally Thames 2018

The Romanian Centenary Regatta & 'Romania Day' at Totally Thames 2018

“Our Delta, with its heart shape, collects through the Danube all the flowing waters of the country’s provinces. Sooner or later, every drop of water in Romania’s rivers reaches the Delta's big green heart, before meeting the sea. The Centenary Regatta is our union message, sent from the heart, by water, from Tulcea to our...

08 - 09/09/2018 @ Thames River and South Bank
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
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