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5 June 

Concert of the Inspirity Quintet
Boyan Ivanov - Clarinet, Yana Burova - Violin, Todor Nikolaev - Violin, Raisa Zapryanova - Viola, Stefan Hadjiev - Cello

The programme is to include:
Brahms - Clarinet Quintet
Mozart - Clarinet Quintet

Friday, 5th June 2009, 1pm
Regent Hall
275 Oxford Street
London W1R 1LD

5-6 June

Конференция във Факултета по славянски източноевропейски науки (SSEES, UCL), посветена на 20-годишнината от демократичните промени в Европа

Конференцията се организира с участието на българското посолство в Лондон в партньорство с EUNIC-Лондон и с подкрепата на Представителството на Европейската комисия, Polska! Year и  M.B. Grabowski Fund

SOLIDARITY/Solidarities
A conference hosted by the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Part of CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION 1989 – 2009: a series of events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1989 democratic transformation in Europe

Over the course of 1989, from June to November, and on into 1990, the cold-war status quo was radically brought to an end by a series of revolutions and political transformations that swept across Central and Eastern Europe.  From the shipyards of Gdansk, via Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and Prague’s Wenceslaus Square, to the boulevards of Bucharest, the ‘people’s democracies’ of the region were brought face to face with the democratic will of their own people on their own city streets and squares. Children of the Revolution 1989 – 2009 is a series of events taking place this year in London, twenty years on, examining these revolutionary happenings and their legacy.

This conference, the inaugural event of the Children of the Revolution Season, will engage with the historical moment of Solidarity and other oppositional movements in Central and Eastern Europe, with a view to reassessing the concept of ‘solidarity’ both in its theoretical dimensions and in its relevance for political action today.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Neal Ascherson, Jon Beasley-Murray (University of British Columbia), Tatyana Burudzhieva (University of Sofia) David Crowley (Royal College of Art, London), Ben Lewis (BLTV) Călin-Andrei Mihăilescu (University of Western Ontario), Stanisław Obirek (Lódz University), David Ost (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Lászlo Rájk (Koztigon Architects' Studio Ltd), Andrzej Rychard (Polish Academy of Science), Jan Urban (New York University, Prague), Sławomir Sierakowski (Krytyka Polityczna / Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Warsaw), Jan Sowa (Ha!art Corporation / Jagiellonian University), Aneta Szyłak (Goldsmiths College / Wyspa Institute of Art) Andrej Ujica (ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe), Gediminas Urbonas (Artist & Associate Professor at MIT, Cambridge, Mass.)

TICKET PRICES: £35 for 1 day, £50 for 2 days inclusive of refreshments & admission to evening receptions at University College London and the Romanian Cultural Institute. Concessionary rates available to full-time students from other institution.

Free admission to UCL staff & students, but registration is essential.

DATES & LOCATION: Christopher Ingold Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Christopher Ingold Building, Gordon Street, London WC1 Friday 5 & Saturday 6 June 2009-05-06

TO REGISTER, OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, VISIT: http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk/solidarityconf.htm

OR CONTACT THE CONFERENCE ADMINISTRATOR (c/o SSEES Evening Courses Office)
+44 (0) 7679 8738 / This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

10 June

Премиера на опера от български композитор в Лондон
The Mirror, A New Chamber Opera

Композитор - Мартин Георгиев
Music by Martin Georgiev
Либрето  - Марике ван Аерде
Libretto by Marike Van Aerde
Диригент  - Джесика Котис
Conducted by Jessica Cottis
С участието на ансамбъл „Azalea”
Featuring the Azalea Ensemble

Сряда, 10 юни 2009, 19.30 ч.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009, 7.30 pm
The Duke’s Hall
Royal Academy of Music
Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT
Тел.: 020 7873 7373
www.ram.ac.uk
Вход: свободен
Admission: free

The Mirror is a one act opera composed by acclaimed young Bulgarian composer Martin Georgiev, with an original libretto by Dutch author Marike van Aerde. The Royal Academy's Manson Fellow in Conducting Jessica Cottis will conduct the new score and supervise the production as Music Director. The performance will feature the Azalea Ensemble.
The libretto explores a triangle of Life, Death and Humanity, and tells as many stories as that there are people in its audience. It reflects the source of human fear by means of its consequences; our doubts and inabilities, but also our reason and our determination. Although at places dark and threatening in tone, the opera ultimately presents itself as a reconfirmation of human identity.

19 June 

ZOV UK Anniversary Party

ZOV UK, a Bulgarian children's charity is five years old and to celebrate this, they are having a party with music and refreshments on Friday 19th of June, at the Bulgarian Embassy. This will be a chance to find out more about ZOV's activities and future plans. A suggested charity donation of £5 will be requested on the door.  For further information about ZOV UK please go to their website: www.zovuk.org.uk

The details are: Friday June 19th, 7.30 - 11pm at the Bulgarian Embassy, 186-188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL

30 June

Fundraising Drinks Reception for the short film – Gramophone

Writer / director: Rouzie Hassanova
Producers: Maya Vitkova, Sarika Hemi Lakhani
Synopsis
Gramophone is a true fairytale, set in the deep mountains of 70’s   Bulgaria , during communism and at a time when all western influence was banned. It follows a 14 year old boy called Ahmet who gets infatuated with foreign radio stations and especially with The Beatles. He gets so obsessed that he begs his dad, Ali, to go and buy him a gramophone and the illegal LPs so he can listen to the famous music. After careful planning, his father decides to take on the dangerous journey, through the army patrolled mountains of Bulgaria , to go to the nearest city and succeeds in getting the precious gift. He ends up carrying it on his back for over 100 km and makes his son’s wish come true. 

A raffle will be held on the evening for the chance to win some great prizes.

Tuesday, 30th June, from 18.00
Soho House, Bar 19/21
21 Old Compton Street
London
W1D 5JJ
RSVP to Rouzie Hassanova at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
More information about the project: www.gramophone-film.com
 

 
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