Baba Yaga & Other Stories

Children and Families

Baba Yaga & Other Stories

Sun 26 Nov

Come and hear about Baba Yaga, the witch who flies around in a mortar and dwells in a hut that stands on a chicken leg, a magic fish, or a firebird…

Michael Pennington: Chekhov in Siberia

Literature

Michael Pennington: Chekhov in Siberia

Sun 26 Nov

In this powerful one-man performance, actor and scholar Michael Pennington brings to life Anton Chekhov’s 4,000 miles’ journey across Russia to conduct a survey of the penal colonies on Sakhalin Island in 1890.

Unleash Your Inner Storyteller

Workshop

Unleash Your Inner Storyteller

Sun 26 Nov

Storytelling Workshop (for adults)

Russian Revolution

History

Russian Revolution

Sun 26 Nov

Two great historians, Helen Rappaport, author of acclaimed books on the Romanovs, 1917, Lenin and Stalin, and Victor Sebestyen, author of Lenin the Dictator: An Intimate portrait, retrace the origins of the revolution and its developments.

Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War

History

Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War

Sun 26 Nov

In this provocative new work, based on exclusive interviews with key players either side of the new divide, Peter Conradi addresses the failures of understanding on both sides over the past twenty-five years and outlines how we can get relations back on track before it’s too late.

The Man with a Thousand Faces: Boris Akunin

Fiction

The Man with a Thousand Faces: Boris Akunin

Sun 26 Nov

Boris Akunin (pen-name of Grigory Chkhartishvili) – famous as Russia’s leading detective and crime writer, also writes ‘serious’ literary novels as well as essays, history books and plays. He has been compared to Gogol, Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle for the Erast Fandorin books.

The Anna Karenina Fix

Literature

The Anna Karenina Fix

Sun 26 Nov

Award-winning comedian and author Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature.

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