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
'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
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

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Blouses in Bloom in the Open House

Blouses in Bloom in the Open House

For our 7th participation at the Open House Weekend, we blend classical architecture with traditional textile design and photography as we ornate the majestic interiors of our Belgravian palace with the 'Blouses in Bloom'/'Flori de ie' exhibition, an amazing display of old Romanian traditional costumes accompanied by...

16 - 17/09/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
A Timeless Story for all Ages

A Timeless Story for all Ages

The Romanian Cultural Institute and the Romanian Embassy warmly invite you to celebrate The International Children’s Day with an all time classic, Ion Creangă’s 'Capra cu trei iezi' ('The Goat and Her Three Kids'), a spectacular puppet show by The 'Luceafarul' Theatre in Iaşi. Children and adults alike,...

20 - 21/05/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square & Wembley Library, Brent Civic Centre
Greatness in Stone: 'Architecture and Royalty'

Greatness in Stone: 'Architecture and Royalty'

One of the enduring ways by which the Romanian Monarchs have expressed their majesty and attachment to their realm was by erecting impressive edifices that have forever impacted Romania’s built environment. Iconic and majestic, these beautiful constructions remain, to this day, a testament of greatness and good taste.  The opening of...

10/05 - 09/06/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Headway in Romanian at RCI London

Headway in Romanian at RCI London

After a successful start and lots of enthusiasm from our students, RCI London’s recently launched Romanian language course continues with the next installment of fun activities and language discoveries. Taught by the highly-experienced Laura Manu at the welcoming premises of 1 Belgrave Square, the second module provides a thorough...

06/03 - 22/05/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Kasper Holten Made Commander of Romania’s Order of Faithful Service

Kasper Holten Made Commander of Romania’s Order of Faithful Service

The visionary Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden is awarded one of the most important Romanian decorations in a special ceremony conducted by HE Mr Dan Mihalache, the Romanian Ambassador to the Court of St James’s, which will open our 'Gifts of Spring' event, a celebration of culture, creativity and renewal....

01/03/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
The Gifts of Spring

The Gifts of Spring

The Romanian Embassy and the Romanian Cultural Institute in London are pleased to invite you, as the spring sets in, to a celebration of culture, creativity and renewal. The event opens with a special ceremony conducted by HE Mr Dan Mihalache, the Romanian Ambassador to the Court of St James’s, who will award The Order of Faithful...

01 - 10/03/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Romanians against the Holocaust: an Evening of Remembrance

Romanians against the Holocaust: an Evening of Remembrance

Join us for an evening of remembrance and reflection, commemorating, through photography, music and film, the tragic faith of the Jewish communities of Romania and Europe during the Holocaust.  The event is organized by the Romanian Embassy in London and the Romanian Cultural Institute, under the aegis of the Romanian chairmanship of The...

19/01/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Father Christmas Comes to 1 Belgrave Square

Father Christmas Comes to 1 Belgrave Square

Grinch would have a really tough job stealing our Christmas this time as we have prepared an afternoon of  magic and joy for young and old alike. Come celebrate the festive season at the Romanian Cultural Institute with carol singing, face painting, winter stories, performances and many more! Father Christmas will be here too, as generous...

17/12/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Identities under Threat?

Identities under Threat?

Following extensive research on the complexities of national belonging and pluralism in East-Central Europe, Oxford Brookes University’s Marius Turda together with University of Oxford’s Jan Fellerer and Robert Pyrah build further on the theme and showcase new topics, presenting their findings under the evolved heading of...

13/12/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Star Globetrotter Michael Portillo at the Romanian Cultural Institute

Star Globetrotter Michael Portillo at the Romanian Cultural Institute

We are thrilled to present Michael Portillo’s fascinating TV travelogue about Romania, 'Transylvania to the Black Sea', part of BBC Two’s popular 'Great Continental Railway Journeys', followed by a conversation, moderated by RCI Director Dorian Branea, about the great traveller and TV personality’s Romanian...

12/12/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
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