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August 2020

Cambridge Russian Summer Course 2020 on Zoom

Saturday 22 August, 10:00 - Sunday 30 August, 19:30

PLEASE NOTE: This course is nearly fully booked - we currently only welcome applications from beginners and lower-intermediate level students. Even though this year we are facing rather unusual circumstances, we are delighted to announce that we shall not completely abandon the idea of a Russian Summer Course in August 2020. In order to minimise any risks, we have decided to run it online! This summer course will be shorter and more spread out, to avoid both the physical and…

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September 2020

Scavenger Trail in Saffron Walden

Sunday 6 September, 14:30 - 17:00

Scavenger Trail in Saffron Walden – the fun way to explore WHEN: Sunday 1 September, 2.30 for 3pm start, finish 5pm WHERE:  Market Square Where to park: Swan Meadow Car Park or Saffron Walden Common. More information: http://www1.parkingpartnership.org/north/about-uttlesford-saffronwaldencarparks Language: Both Russian and English A team-based walking adventure in Saffron Walden for both Russian and English speakers.  If you are looking for something to do with family and friends – come to Saffron Walden on Sunday 1 September for a sense of adventure. You…

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October 2020

CamRuSS Russian History & Arts lecture series. Talk 5: “Mikhail Vrubel: between Angels and Demons.” by Dr Natalia Budanova

Friday 9 October, 19:00

Mikhail Vrubel, The Demon Seated, 1890. The name of Mikhail Vrubel (1856-1910) remains largely unknown to the general public of Western Europe. Yet, early avant-garde artists in Russia considered him no less responsible for moulding the visual consciousness of their generation then the impact of Cezanne on the subsequent development of visual arts in Western Europe. This lecture will tell the tragic and glorious story of life and art of this extraordinary master. Language: English Tickets: Adults £12, CamRuSS members,…

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November 2020

CamRuSS Russian History & Arts lecture series. Talk 6: “When Art Danced with Music: Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes.” by Dr Natalia Murray

Friday 27 November, 19:00 - 20:30

Léon Bakst, La Sultane Bleue, 1910. A costume sketch for the ballet Schéhérazade. The Ballets Russes—the most innovative dance company of the 20th century—propelled the performing arts to new heights through ground-breaking collaborations between artists, composers, choreographers, dancers, and fashion designers, and were responsible for reawakening of interest in ballet in Europe and America, and bringing Russian culture to the attention of the rest of the Western world. In this lecture we will look at the origins and development of…

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