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June 2023

Three Russian Composers. Two Pianos: Peter Hewitt and Jill Morton

Friday 9 June, 19:00 - 21:00
Perse Upper School, Hills Rd
Cambridge, CB2 8QF United Kingdom
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We are delighted to invite you to the concert Three Russian Composers. Two Pianos: Peter Hewitt and Jill Morton. The programme will include: Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite (arranged for 2 pianos by Nicholas Economou) Shostakovich Concertino Op.94 INTERMISSION Stravinsky Rite of Spring Peter Hewitt, piano Peter Hewitt Peter Hewitt devotes his music making to solo piano playing, chamber music and Lieder. Over the last 30 years he has built up many long term musical partnerships and has given over a thousand concerts playing an average of 60…

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From Furs to Fabergé: Gifts, Diplomacy and British-Russian Artistic Relations by Dr Louise Hardiman

Thursday 22 June, 18:30 - 20:00
Yusuf Hamied Theatre Christ College, 46 King St
Cambridge, CB1 1LN United Kingdom
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£5 – £8
NICHOLAS CHEVALIER (1828-1902) The arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh at Windsor, 7 March 1874 signed and dated 1874

Courtly Gifts and Cultural Diplomacy: Art, Material Culture and British-Russian Relations, 2023 Since the escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian war in 2022, artistic and cultural relations between Russia and Britain have entered a difficult phase. However, when the longer historical picture is considered, there are countless examples of visual culture that can illustrate the presence of a flourishing British-Russian cultural dialogue. One fascinating aspect of this history is that of gift giving and cultural diplomacy between the Russian and British monarchies.…

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July 2023

White Nights – An Evening of Songs and Music

Sunday 2 July, 18:00 - 22:00
Midsummer Common, Victoria Avenue
Cambridge, CB5 8DR United Kingdom
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We are pleased to announce our traditional outdoor picnic on Saturday 1 July! Every year we celebrate the astronomical Midsummer Night (summer solstice) and cultural event that is White Nights. And, of course, what kind of picnic would it be without songs accompanied by the guitar? There are many talented and musically gifted people in our community, and we all love to sing. WHEN: Saturday 1 July, 18:00-22:00 WHERE: Midsummer Common – on the field opp. the Fort St. George…

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August 2023

Residential Russian and Ukrainian School in Cambridge

Monday 7 August - Friday 11 August
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Storey's Way
Cambridge, CB3 0DG United Kingdom
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Monday 7th August – Friday 11th August 2023 BEGINNERS (OR NEAR-BEGINNERS) OF UKRAINIAN are invited to take part. Students of ANY LEVEL OF RUSSIAN are most welcome, from beginners to fluent! PARTICIPANTS: We warmly welcome anyone aged 15+, including those in the middle of their A-levels and those starting or doing a university course linked to Ukrainian or Russian history, politics, literature or art. There is no upper age limit! A wonderful opportunity to combine learning with leisure and pleasure, meet like-minded people, and enjoy the ambience of…

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