Festival of Russian Culture
Full Event listings can be found below festival description.
The 8th Festival of Russian Culture will run a week-long programme from the 19th to the 26th of February 2017 in various locations throughout the city of Dublin. The festival has become a traditional feature of vibrant Dublin cultural life.
Concerts, literary talks and readings, children’s art competition, music master class, children’s activities, lively performances, lectures and talks are just some of the events taking place during the week.
The festival will encompass a selection of venues across the city, with activities certain to suit all cultural tastes in the Dublin City libraries, Trinity College, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane and other venues.
Children’s art competition for primary schools in the Dublin area will be running until the 20th of December. It is based on Pushkin’s fairy tale The Goldfish and the pictures will be displayed in the Education Section of the Hugh Lane Gallery.
The Festival Committee has successfully secured renowned Irish artists to perform at the concert of Russian classical music in the Hugh Lane Gallery on Sunday the 19th of February at the official launch of the festival. Fionnuala Moynihan, Paul Roe, Deirdre Moynihan, Owen Lorigan, Sylvia O’Brien, Helene Hutchinson, Lance Coburn and Eoin Flood will perform at the concert along with Anna Kiselyova.
Hugh Lane Gallery will also host a guided tour with the Russian interpreting and a film and Russian Art.
Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at Trinity College will be holding a number of events, organised by the lecturers and students of the department. Please see www.tcd.ie/Russian for details.
The National Concert Hall will have two concerts that include Russian classic Music. RTE National Symphony Orchestra and Nikolay Khozyainov (piano) will perform Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3 in D on Friday the 17th of February. On Friday the 24th of February Barry Douglas (piano) and RTE National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alexander Vedernikov, will perform Tchaikovsky’s The Tempest Fantasy Overture, Piano Concert No.3 in E flat, Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor. Alexander Vedernikov and Barry Douglas will have In Conversation session at 7.00 pm. Tickets from €15 at www.nch.ie
A few events are planned for the Dublin City libraries. The Central library will host a master class with Anna Kiselyova on 235th anniversary of an Irish composer John Field, who settled in Russia and gave piano lessons to many famous Russian composers.
Pearse Street Library will be hosting Russian with Fun and sing-along session for children with Svetlana Maximova.
An evening In Original and in the Russian Translation with poet Dermot O’Brian will present a unique opportunity to experience Russian and Irish poetry in the original language and in Russian followed by a talk on challenges of the literary translation. This event will take place in Terenure Library.
The National Gallery of Ireland will host a lecture Wanda Smolin on Russian Avant Guarde and the influence of traditional Russian folklore, woodcuts and icon painting on the work of many artists of the time. Please see www.ngi.iefor details.
These and many more events will be organised during the festival week. The programme will be available shortly.
With the support of the Royal Irish Academy of Music a concert of young and emerging pianists, the students of the academy, will take place in the Hugh Lane Gallery on Saturday the 25th of February. Please see www.riam.ie
The festival will traditionally conclude with the Family Day, held on Sunday the 26th of February in the National Show Centre, Swords. For the second time Moscow State Academic Theatre of Dance Gzhel will perform along with the local dancers, singers, traditional Minstrels. There will be food and crafts market, children’s entertainment and much more. A full programme will be available shortly.
The Festival of Russian Culture is organised by the Russian community in Ireland and is supported by Dublin City Council, the Russian Embassy, Dublin City Libraries, National Gallery of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy of Music and Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies in Trinity College.
Friday 17th February
8-10pm - Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor by Nikolay Khozyainov (piano) and RTE National Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall - Tickets at www.nch.ie
Sunday 19th February
12 - 1.30pm - Official Launch at the Hugh Lane Gallery by the Lord Mayor of Dublin and the Russian Ambassador followed by concert of Russian classical music performed by renowned Irish artists Paul Roe (clarinet), Fionnuala Moynihan (piano), Sylvia O’Brien (soprano), Lance Coburn (piano), Owen Lorigan (piano), Helene Hutchinson (soprano), Eoin Flood (guitar) and Anna Kiselyova (piano). Tickets www.hughlane.ie
2 - 3pm - Guided tour of the Hugh Lane Gallery with consecutive Russian Interpreting. Tickets
3 - 4pm - Film screening Battleship Potemkin by Sergey Eisenstein (1925) at the Hugh Lane Gallery. It presents a dramatized version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers. The film is named the greatest film of all times. Tickets
2 - 6pm - My Russian Ireland: An exhibition of paintings by students of Swords Kids Club, a Russian Art and Education centre for children and adults. Students of LoveArt Studio will present their pictures of Ireland from a point of view of a Russian artist. [19th - 25th - 2-6pm daily] Unit 8, 60 Main Road, Applewood, Swords, Dublin.Tickets email@example.com
Monday 20th February
11am - 12pm - Russian Fairy Tales: Fairy Tales without the Fairies: reading of Russian fairy tales in English and drawing pictures for primary school students with Ann Horgan, Daron Smyth and Vera Smyth. The students will be asked to join in the reading and to draw pictures of their favourite charactors from the tales. At The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1.
1.30 - 3pm - Talk and Quiz about studying Russian and living in Russia by students of Russian and Slavonic Studies, Trinity College, for Transition Year students. Trinity College students who lived and studied in Russia will talk about their experience and give a few facts about Russia. The quiz will be based on their talk and the winners will get prizes. at The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1. Tickets
19.00 – 20.00 - Lecture on Centenary of the Russian October Revolution 1917 by Dr. John Borgonovo at Trinity College Dublin. www.tcd.ie/Russian
19.00 – 20.00 - Only one step: The Bolsheviks and Revolutionary Ireland: lecture on Centenary of Russian October revolution by Dr.John Borgonovo. Dr John Borgonovo lectures in the School of History at University College Cork, and is coordinator of UCC’s Decade of Centenaries program. He has published widely on the Irish Revolutionary period and Ireland’s First World War experience. www.tcd.ie/Russian Trinity College Dublin, Synge Theatre, Room 2039, Arts Building.
Tuesday 21st February
1 - 2pm - Irish composer John Field and his Russian pupils, master class with Anna Kiselyova and young pianists. – A talk and performance of piano works by Field and a famous Russian composer Mikhail Glinka, Field's most famous Russian student, at the Music Library, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1.
4-5pm - Russian Play and a Tea Party: Russian traditions and customs with a cup of tea at the samovar – a family event. The Russian Orthodox Church Theatre Group will perform a play The Little Hut and will treat everybody to a cup of tea at the traditional Russian water boiler Samovar followed by a light talk of the way Russian people live. - At the Russian Orthodox Church, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6. www.stpeterstpaul.net
6.30 - 7.30pm - Napoleon and Russia – War of the Titans talk by Yegor Tokarev. Yegor is a student, active member of the Russian Community, holder of the Bronze and Silver Irish President awards, a translator, author of a novel, presenter on the radio programme The Russian Show on Dublincity 103.2 fm, author of projects on historical and literary themes. At The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1. Tickets
Wednesday 22nd February
12 - 1pm - Russian Orthodox Traditions: A talk by Fr. Michael Nasonov on Russian Orthodox holy days and a tour of the Russian Orthodox Church, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6. Tickets
Thursday 23rd February
12.30 - 1.30pm - Russian with Fun: a Russian lesson for children with Svetlana Maximova. An hour of easy way of leaning few Russian words and expressions and sign along, at Pearse Street Library, Dublin 2.www.dublincity.ie/pearse-street-library
11am - 12pm - Origins of the Russian Avant-Garde: An introduction to early 20th century painting in Russia with Wanda Smolin. - The talk provides an overview of the immense creativity and originality of this period in Russian history and also to highlight the influence that traditional Russian folklore, woodcuts and icon painting had on the work of many of the artists of the time. At the National Gallery, Dublin 2 Tickets
5.30 - 7pm - Russian Film – please contact library for the details: Pearse Street Library www.dublincity.ie/pearse-street-library
6.30 - 7.30pm - Mikhail Lermontov – a brilliant poet thinker, prose writer and playwright, the successor of Pushkin and an exponent of the best traditions in the Russian Literature. A talk by Svetlana Maximova. Svetlana is the chief editor and presenter of The Russian Show ethnic programme on Dublincity 103.2 fm, a teacher of English and Russian literature, literary translator, author, journalist. At Raheny Library www.dublincity.ie/raheny-library Tickets
Friday 24th February
2 - 3.30pm - Russian/English Conversation Exchange at the Ilac Centre Library, Dublin 1. Tickets
5 - 6pm - Ballet master class for children with Arina Senkina. Arina is a professional ballerina and a teacher of traditional Russian ballet school at Donnycarney Community Centre. Tickets
6 - 8pm - Evening at the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, Trinity College Dublin. - Join us for a cup of tea, browse through second-hand books in Russian and about Russia, and hear students perform music and poetry. Books will be auctioned off at 7.00 pm. Bids can be made beforehand. Copies of the journal 'Irlandskaya Literatura'/'Ирландская литература' which contains Irish texts along with new translations into Russian will be available for literary enthusiasts. Trinity College Dublin, Arts Building, Room 5051 www.tcd.ie/Russian
8 - 10pm - Tchaikovsky by Barry Douglas (piano) and RTE National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alexander Vedernikov - National Concert Hall - Tickets from €15 at www.nch.ie
Saturday 25th February
10am - 4pm - An open day in Swords Kids Club Russian School, Unit 8, 60 Main Road, Applewood, Swords, Dublin. Tickets
3 - 4pm - Emerging Artists at the Hugh Lane: children’s Concert of Russian Classical Music with Anna Kiselyova – concert of students of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Tickets
Sunday 26th February
12 - 5pm - Family Day -An all-day traditional Russian family entertainment with music, dance, games, guest performers. Traditional crafts and souvenir market, food and culinary treats. Various children’s events throughout the day, at the National Show Centre, Swords, Dublin.