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
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
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
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

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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
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
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