Thursday, 2 June 2011

Pushkin in Britain

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin 1799 –  1837 was a Russian poet and author of the Romantic era and an admirer of the writings of the Scottish poet and novelist Walter Scott. Like Scott, he developed the Russian language with new and borrowed words from other cultures.

A series of events is scheduled through June at Pushkin House (which celebrates Russian culture and its British connections) in London, United Kingdom:



Fri 3 June 2011 – 2.30pm
Competition
Pushkin in Britain | Poetry Festival | Master-Classes
Language: In Russian
Pushkin in Britain Festival comes back to Pushkin House with a new programme of contemporary Russian poetry. Creative writing master-classes by this year’s members of the jury: Igor Guberman, Igor Irtenievev, Mikhail Popov and Oleg Borushko.
Tickets: £ admission is free, but booking is necessary

 Mon 6 June 2011 – 11.00am Competition
Pushkin in Britain | Poetry Festival | Readings by Finalists
Language: In Russian
Pushkin in Britain Festival comes back to Pushkin House with a new programme of contemporary Russian poetry. Special event in collaboration with Russian Federal Agency “Rossotrudnichestvo” (Федеральное агентство по делам Содружества Независимых Государств, соотечественников, проживающих за рубежом, и по международному гуманитарному сотрудничеству) to commemorate Pushkin's birthdayon June 6th. Winners of the poetry competitions in an open discussion.
Tickets: £ admission is free, but booking is necessary

You can find more about the whole series of events of which there are many to suit all tastes at http://www.pushkinhouse.org/en/events

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