Special events

Special events

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

Dispatches Across the Continent - Contemporary Journalistic Accounts of Romania's Most Important Hours

Dispatches Across the Continent - Contemporary Journalistic Accounts of Romania's Most Important Hours

“Dispatches across the Continent - Contemporary journalistic accounts of Romania's most important hours” is the series that makes you an eyewitness of the tumultuous and surprising history of modern Romania starting with its emergence as a national state in the 19th century right until the NATO and European integration at the...

10/09 - 10/12/2020 @ online
Salut! RCI London's Online Romanian Classes are Back

Salut! RCI London's Online Romanian Classes are Back

More than 500 people signed up for the first module of the online Romanian language classes which ran between May and July and we are delighted to announce that we are back this autumn. We are again inviting adults and children alike to discover the beauty of our Romance language through a completely free module, taking place online, in a...

26/09 - 18/12/2020 @ online
2020 National Day Talk: The Saliency of the Past - Some Thoughts on the Romanian Experience by Professor Dennis Deletant

2020 National Day Talk: The Saliency of the Past - Some Thoughts on the Romanian Experience by Professor Dennis Deletant

Every year on Great Union Day, celebrated at the beginning of December, RCI London invites prominent academics to reflect on Romania's past. The 2020 National Day Talk is given by Professor Dennis Deletant OBE, world authority in Romanian studies. The lecture entitled “The Saliency of the Past: Some Thoughts on the Romanian...

01/12/2020 @ online | Facebook page and YouTube channel

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HRH The Prince of Wales marked 30 years since the Romanian Revolution at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London

HRH The Prince of Wales marked 30 years since the Romanian Revolution at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales opened, along with His Excellency Dan Mihalache, Romania’s Ambassador in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the photo exhibition “Apertures of a Revolution”, organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London in partnership with the Embassy of Romania and the...

13/12/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute

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 lecture entitled ‘Greater Romania 1918: Some Historical Reflections’. The second talk in the series will be given by Dr...

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
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