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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Nelly Miricioiu and Remus Azoiței, Two 'Biographies to Remember'

Nelly Miricioiu and Remus Azoiței, Two 'Biographies to Remember'

As Romanian National Television prepares to launch 'Biographies to Remember', a series of portraits devoted to the great Romanians living abroad, we are celebrating two of the most admired figures of the Romanian community in Britain: opera star Nelly Miricioiu and violin wizard Remus Azoiței. The event is organised in partnership with...

24/11/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
The Bard and the Iron Curtain

The Bard and the Iron Curtain

Although a household name throughout Eastern Europe during Communism, Shakespeare was subjected, like any other author, to the harsh treatment administered by ideologues and censors. Despite this political assault, his works, with their galleries of monsters and heroes, were staged by the greatest creative ensembles of the day and continued to...

08/11/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Romanian Cultural Institute London Launches Its First Language Course

Romanian Cultural Institute London Launches Its First Language Course

The most recent addition to our permanent programme is a state of the art language course, devoted to beginners and taught by the highly experienced Laura Manu at the welcoming premises of 1 Belgrave Square. If you wish to embark on a journey of linguistic and cultural discovery, sign up today for the best Romanian beginner’s course in...

31/10/2016 - 23/01/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
King Michael of Romania: Towards a Royal Century

King Michael of Romania: Towards a Royal Century

We celebrate HM King Michael of Romania’s 95th birthday by exploring the beloved monarch’s extraordinary life and achievements, as well as the rich historical connections between the Romanian and British Royal Dynasties in the company of film-maker John Florescu, Reverend Professor Peter Galloway and architecture professor...

27/10/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Doors Wide Open for London’s Annual Tribute to Great Architecture

Doors Wide Open for London’s Annual Tribute to Great Architecture

We are proud to open our doors again to architecture buffs from all corners of the world as part of the much-awaited Open House London, the capital's largest annual festival of architecture and design, which takes place on 17 & 18 September 2016. Join us for an hour of aesthetic excitement in one of the most beautiful palaces of Central...

17 - 18/09/2016 @ RCI London
A Romanian Romance

A Romanian Romance

Nurture your adventurous spirit and join us for an evening of linguistic and cultural discovery, celebrating the Romance language that is known to be closest to Latin! The event marks Romania’s National Language Day, celebrated each year in the last day of August. The evening will open with a brief introduction to Romanian language...

31/08/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
A Royal Conversation: HRH Crown Princess Margareta at the RCI London

A Royal Conversation: HRH Crown Princess Margareta at the RCI London

Join us at the Romanian Cultural Institute for a memorable encounter with HRH Crown Princess Margareta of Romania, one of the most revered leaders of the Romanian civic society and daughter of His Majesty King Michael I of Romania. The address will discuss the role of monarchy in the making of modern Romania and will be followed by a Q&A....

13/07/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Alex Mirutziu: Translating, Performing

Alex Mirutziu: Translating, Performing

As part of a spring residency at Delfina Foundation, Romanian artist Alex Mirutziu joins fellow grantees Stephen Kwok, Luísa Nóbrega and Syowia Kyambi for an exploration of language as a source of performance. Driven by a key question - ‘What performs?’ - Mirutziu’s performative act elevates objects to the same...

07/06/2016 @ Delfina Foundation, 29/31 Catherine Place, London SW1E 6DY
Insight: 'Oedipe'

Insight: 'Oedipe'

Directors Àlex Ollé  and Valentina Carrasco together with conductor Leo Hussain, creative driving forces behind Covent Garden’s 'Oedipe', are joined by composer and academic Dan Dediu of the National University of Music in Bucharest, in a conversation about the ground-breaking complexity of Enescu’s...

04/05/2016 @ Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Women in the Arts: A Celebration of Feminine Creativity

Women in the Arts: A Celebration of Feminine Creativity

On International Women’s Day, we honour the feminine presence in the arts through an evening of poetry and music. English poet Fiona Sampson has worked with the Romanian composer Luminița Spînu, the English radio producer Emma Harding and the Romanian poet Ioana Ieronim to produce two books of poetry, 'Volta' in...

08/03/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
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