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May 2023

Traditional May Day BBQ

Monday 1 May, 11:00 - 17:00
Wandlebury Park, Gog Magog Hills, Babraham
Cambridge, CB22 3AE United Kingdom
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Save the date for our traditional May Day BBQ! Come to meet your friends, make new ones, enjoy a day out and share delicious food. Please fill out this form by 24 April so that we have an idea of the numbers. We aim to meet in the BBQ area at around 11:00, have a BBQ - with food and drinks to share - between 11:00 and 15:00. WHEN: Monday 1 May, 12:00 – 17:00 (BST) WHERE: Games Field BBQ – Den Building…

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Geographies of Russia Lecture 3. Arctic cities of Russia: a feat, a mistake, a conditionality? by Dr Nadezhda Zamyatina

Friday 19 May, 18:30 - 20:30

We continue our series of lectures on the Geographies of Russia that showcase various aspects of geography, covering environmental issues, socio-economic and cultural geography, the geography of the Arctic and the culture of the indigenous peoples of Siberia. This talk will discuss how Russian Arctic cities came into existence, when, from the point of view of the modern urban economy, they cannot exist. There are no conventional trade networks there and these cities are too small to provide an effective…

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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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