Cultural Olympiad

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EAST MEETS EAST: A NEW WAVE OF TALENT

EAST MEETS EAST: A NEW WAVE OF TALENT

Four internationally-acclaimed Romanian filmmakers are part of an exciting project dedicated to young people from London’s East End. It is a unique and special opportunity to learn from some of the best names in recent Romanian cinema, who will bring their contribution to the community’s development in the Olympic boroughs. The...

28/04 - 08/07/2012 @ Four Corners & ICR London
THE ROLYMPIANS

THE ROLYMPIANS

Produced and curated by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, and designed by Arnold Estefan, the exhibition opens under the patronage of HE Dr Ion Jinga, the Ambassador of Romania to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in the presence of guest of honour Mr Ivan Patzaichin, multiple Olympic champion. Part of the...

29/05 - 09/09/2012 @ ICR London
WINNING WORDS: POETRY AND SPORT

WINNING WORDS: POETRY AND SPORT

A hymn to athletic and poetic excellence, Winning Words. Poetry and Sport is a rare occasion to see Romanian Olympic champion fencer Laura Badea and British and American Olympic gold medalists Tanni Grey Thompson, Edwin Moses and Chris Holmes reading and discussing classical and contemporary poetry, accompanied by the Denys Baptiste Jazz...

11/06/2012 @ Kings Place
DAN AND LIA PERJOVSCHI AT THE WIDE OPEN SCHOOL

DAN AND LIA PERJOVSCHI AT THE WIDE OPEN SCHOOL

Acclaimed artists Dan and Lia Perjovschi teach this summer at the Hayward Gallery, alongside over 100 artists from 40 different countries coming to London to establish a temporary refuge for lateral thinking: the Wide Open School. Part of the Festival of the World, the project is an unusual experiment in learning, open to everyone, including...

27 - 29/06/2012 @ Hayward Gallery
DOINA IOANID IN LONDON’S POETIC HEAVEN

DOINA IOANID IN LONDON’S POETIC HEAVEN

Romanian poet Doina Ioanid joins the world’s most exciting 203 poets, rappers, spoken word artists, singers and storytellers representing each competing country in the Olympic Games for a week of readings, talks and performances as part of the largest poetry festival ever staged in the UK, Poetry Parnassus, at the Southbank Centre. We...

28 - 30/06/2012 @ Southbank Centre, London
FLUX

FLUX

Created by architect Ioana Marinescu and visual artist Tapio Snellman, FLUX - Video Reconstruction Of The Urban Perspective is a video projection documenting the ever changing landscape of the Olympic boroughs, which will be screened on some of East End’s most emblematic buildings.   Portraying the London high street, FLUX is a...

01/07/2012 @ Dray Walk Gallery, next to the Big Chill Bar
SHAKESPEARE’S POETRY

SHAKESPEARE’S POETRY

Two of the best Hamlets of all time, Michael Pennington and Ion Caramitru OBE, are joined by Paul Edmondson (The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust), Ann Thomas (The Shakespeare Centre) and Michael Dobson (The Shakespeare Institute) in the quest of the peotic genius of Britain’s most famous poet. Ion Caramitru OBE is one of the most...

02/07/2012 @ Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.
20/20, by director Geanina Cărbunariu, the first Romanian performance at the London International Festival of Theatre in this century

20/20, by director Geanina Cărbunariu, the first Romanian performance at the London International Festival of Theatre in this century

The first Romanian performance at the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT FESTIVAL) in this century is director and playwright Gianina Cărbunariu’s 20/20. Played by five Romanian and five Hungarian young actors, 20/20 is a multi-lingual production investigating, not without humor, the expressions of violent nationalism,...

04 - 06/07/2012 @ The Platform Theatre, Granary Building London, Handyside Street N1C 4AA
 Arcadie Rusu performing at the opening of Big Dance Festival!

Arcadie Rusu performing at the opening of Big Dance Festival!

Choreographer and director Arcadie Rusu will perform his show ''Nosleep" at the launch of the Big Dance Festival 2012, at Saint Pancrass, on 5 July. Arcadie has also worked with the English National Ballet and the Opera Holland Park to stage a contemporary dance performance, entitled “Hunted Devotion”, which...

07/07/2012 @ Opera Holland Park, London W8 6LU
MUNCITOR: All Workers Go to Heaven

MUNCITOR: All Workers Go to Heaven

Provocative director Ioana Păun tackles urgent socio-political topics, in a theatrical performance bordering a behavioural experiment. A live art piece that aims at questioning the current social order. Thanks to its structure that leaves the audience in complete control, the show practically writes itself as the...

07 - 11/07/2012 @ Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN
CULTURAL STATIONS

CULTURAL STATIONS

Concept: Minodora Cerin and Mircea Mărgărit A gift of Romania to the people of London, ‘Cultural Stations’ invite you to experiment a new concept of open-air relaxation that creatively combines cultural history and design.    Composed of three modules, the “Literary Station”, the “Scientific...

19/07 - 12/08/2012 @ Trinity Square Gardens
NATURE IN THE CITY: ORGANIC HAY SCULPTURES BY ERNÖ BARTHA

NATURE IN THE CITY: ORGANIC HAY SCULPTURES BY ERNÖ BARTHA

Made of hay enforced with steel frames, Ernö Bartha’s sculptures invite you to rediscover the textures and smells of unspoiled nature. "Bird" and “Skyscraper” are installed on West Lake, Victoria Park, one of the busiest parks in the Olympic boroughs, while “Time Spiral”, a...

21/07 - 12/08/2012 @ Victoria Park, London Pleasure Gardens
LUCIAN NAGY AT THE RIVER OF MUSIC FESTIVAL

LUCIAN NAGY AT THE RIVER OF MUSIC FESTIVAL

  Virtuoso Lucian Nagy is Romania’s choice in the Saxophone Massive section of the ethno and jazz music extravaganza River of Music that will take place on six stages along the Thames, representing the continents competing in the Olympic Games. This project is produced by Serious and is part of the London 2012...

22/07/2012 @ Somerset House
EDGERUNNER: PAUL NEAGU’S FIRST PUBLIC SCULPTURE IN LONDON

EDGERUNNER: PAUL NEAGU’S FIRST PUBLIC SCULPTURE IN LONDON

The Romanian Cultural Institute in partnership with the Paul Neagu Estate and Islington Council are proud to unveil the sculpture “Edgerunner” by British-Romanian artist Paul Neagu (1938 – 2004), often called the most important Romanian artist since Constantin Brancusi.    This is the first public artwork by...

25/07/2012 @ Owen’s Fields, Islington
PLAYPOINT PUZZLE

PLAYPOINT PUZZLE

'PlayPoint Puzzle' is a massive interactive puzzle designed by artist Miruna Amza and architect Liviu Zagan. The series of life-size puzzles are made of rotating parts that create images inspired by the Olympic Games. They are set on vertical boards and made out of 200 pieces revealing 12 surprising images and colour variations....

27/07 - 10/09/2012 @ Victoria Park, Live Site, London Pleasure Gardens
HOUSE FROM HOBIŢA: BRÂNCUȘI’S ROOTS

HOUSE FROM HOBIŢA: BRÂNCUȘI’S ROOTS

A 100-year old wooden house from sculptor Constantin Brâncuşi’s village will be dismantled, transported over the Channel in pieces and re-assembled in London, as part of a training program in traditional crafts conducted by British experts of Prince’s Trust’s INTBAU. After completion, the house will...

07/09 - 03/10/2012 @ Chelsea College of Art & Design, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground
MINIMAL COMPLEXITY

MINIMAL COMPLEXITY

Award-winning Romanian architect Vlad Tenu exhibits in this year’s London Festival of Architecture, a citywide celebration of architectural and design talent in the UK capital. Presented by the Romanian Cultural Institute, the project is part of the British Council’s International Architecture and Design Showcase 2012, a global...

20 - 23/09/2012 @ Central Saint Martins