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September 2015
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MUSIC

1 September, 1pm
SMITF London
Free
TRAFALGAR SQUARE, IN FORTISSIMO

Pianist Lia Popa, a young performer of impressive ability and energetic touch, debuts in the Romanian series at St-Martin-in-the-Fields with a programme perfectly balancing the lyrical evanescence of early Romanticism with the convulsions of the modern ego featuring works by Schumann, Brahms, Enescu and Ravel. MORE

LANGUAGE

1 September, 6.30pm
Europe House
Free
ROMANCE, ROMANTIC, ROMANIAN

Join us at Europe House for an evening of linguistic and cultural discovery, celebrating the Romance language which is said to be closer to Latin than any other idioms that originated from the venerable lingua franca. The event is hosted by the European Commission Representation in the UK and organised in celebration of Romania’s National Language Day. MORE

FILM

1 September, 6.30pm
ICA London
Tickets
PORUMBOIU’S ‘THE SECOND GAME’ AT ICA’S CINEMATHEQUE

The Institute of Contemporary Arts presents Corneliu Porumboiu’s ‘The Second Game’ as part of their Cinematheque’s Offside season, which showcases films that use football as a means to explore wider social and political issues. We are excited to team up with the prestigious creative hub from the Mall to support one of the Romanian helmer’s most personal and original works. MORE

FILM

15-20 September
Bristol
Tickets
FOCUS ON ROMANIA AT THE ENCOUNTERS FESTIVAL

The guest of honour at the 21st edition of the Encounters Festival is the Romanian cinema: celebrated filmmakers and award-winning short films will be the centrepiece of the country focus. We are happy to support the two Romanian directors in the official competition: Adrian Sitaru and Andrei Crețulescu, who will present the UK premieres of their most recent films, ‘Excursion’ and ‘Ramona’. MORE

VISUAL ARTS

17 September, 7pm
RCI London
Free
THE LONDON SALON OF ROMANIAN ART

Our newest permanent programme, ‘The London Salon of Romanian Art’, is showcasing some of the most original, adventurous, daring and blissful work produced by Romanian artists who have made London their home and inspiration for many years. Featuring Monica Madaş, Cristian Luchian, Ioana Pioaru, Vinicius Leş and Florin Ungureanu. MORE

OTHER EVENTS

19-20 September
RCI London
Free
1 BELGRAVE SQUARE – AN OPEN HOUSE FOR ALLThose who have not seen our building in Belgrave Square, one of the most prestigious addresses in central London, are welcome to visit us during the Open House London weekend, the capital’s largest annual festival of architecture and design. An opportunity to see the architectural features of the majestic, 180-year old building against the historical backdrop of Victorian Britain and through biographical information about the patrician families that owned it. MORE
Ongoing:
VISUAL ARTS

until 8 November 2015
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Free
PALPABLE GREATNESS: PAUL NEAGU RETROSPECTIVE AT HENRY MOORE INSTITUTEVisionary artist Paul Neagu (1938-2004), the greatest Romanian sculptor of the post-Brâncuși era who numbered among his disciples international stars like Anish Kapoor, is celebrated at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds with a major retrospective presenting over 120 works, from drawings to sculptures and from poetry to film. MORE
Ongoing:
TRADITIONAL CULTURE

until 1 Sept 2016
Horniman Museum and Gardens, London

Free
REVISITING ROMANIA: DRESS AND IDENTITYHorniman Museum with the support of RCI presents the biggest exhibition in Britain devoted to Romanian traditional crafts and folk costumes in living memory, a fascinating celebration of our ancient, sophisticated art of making outwear and fabrics. MORE
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ALSO ON THE RADAR:
10 September, 7pm | Freemasons’ Hall London: Romanian Pianist Cristian Sandrin and the Laghetto Quartet in the Metropolitan Masonic Concert Series
16 September, 7pm |  Romanian Cultural Centre London: Eli Lotar – The Lost Son of The Avant-garde
25 September, 7.30pm | Union Chapel London: Romanian Clarinettist Alex Simu – Arifa and the Voices From The East