Evenimentele acestei saptamani

Fri. 1 Mar, 2019

Manchester: Stand up comedy cu Bordea, Nelu și Florin

Fri. 1 Mar, 2019 8:00 pm

 

Unde: The Dancehouse, Manchester, 10A Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5QA, UK  

Când: Vineri, 1 martie, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Bilete: http://bit.ly/Stand_up_Manchester  

Sat. 2 Mar, 2019

Londra: Stand up comedy cu Bordea, Nelu și Florin

Sat. 2 Mar, 2019 9:00 pm

 

Unde: The Mermaid, Londra 

Puddle Dock, EC4V 3DB London, United Kingdom

Când: Sâmbătă, 2 martie, 2019, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM

 

Bilete: http://bit.ly/Londra2

Sun. 3 Mar, 2019

Birmingham: Stand-up comedy cu Bordea, Nelu și Florin 

Sun. 3 Mar, 2019 7:00 pm

 

 

Unde: Holte Suite, Aston Villa FC

Trinity Rd, Birmingham B6 6HE, UK

Când: Duminică, 3 martie, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM

 

Bilete: https://bit.ly/2GPPlF4

Facebook event: https://bit.ly/2tueGMZ

 

Thu. 7 Mar, 2019

Romanian Women | Smashing the Glass Ceiling

Thu. 7 Mar, 2019 1:00 am

The Romanian Cultural Centre in London is pleased to host a celebration of female entrepreneurs and their achievements. Held to mark International Women’s Day 2019, we are bringing together a truly remarkable panel that showcases the excellence of female-founded companies.

Elena Mustatea, CEO and Co-founder, Bold Health
Cristina Mitu, Managing Partner, Mitu and Associates
Emanuela Vartolomei, Founder & CEO All Street

The discussion will be chaired by Cristina Irimie, Editor of Romanians in UK and serial entrepreneur. This event to mark International Women’s Day is held in partnership with the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce in London and MyGRASP London. With thanks to our drinks providers on the night, Halewood Wines and Spirits and Aur'A Gold Water UK

We know that attendance at this event will be in very high demand — the chance to meet these women is not something to pass up — so please, we ask that those successfully holding tickets inform us in advance if they can no longer attend. That way we can make any spare places available to those on the waiting list.


About the Speakers

Elena Mustatea is Co-founder and CEO of Bold Health, a startup developing digital therapeutics for functional and autoimmune conditions, leveraging behavioural medicine and machine learning to deliver personalised and highly effective treatments and self management support. After investing in technology companies with Europea venture capital fund Atomico, Elena joined Zinc, an impact platform for building new companies that solve the developed world's toughest social issues using exponential technologies, as entrepreneur in residence to build a digital health venture looking to revolutionise the management and treatment of long term conditions. Her work here led directly to the idea behind the founding of Bold Health. Elena was named Forbes’ Europe 30 Under 30 Finance List in 2018.

Cristina Mitu is founding Managing Partner of Mitu and Associates law firm and head of its consultancy department. In her 15 years as a lawyer, she has gained a wealth of experience in assisting and representing clients before the courts of law and in providing legal advice in complex and sophisticated matters of corporate and commercial law, labor law, property law, intellectual and real estate law. In 2012 Cristina added insolvency practitioner to her professional portfolio.

Emanuela Vartolomei combines a powerful mix of entrepreneurial, investment and corporate banking experience and is recognised as a leading independent thinker on the future of financial services. Her initiative All Street reinvents investment information for the cognitive age. To that end, All Street developed Sevva, the world first Cognitive Assistant for Investment Research. She is a reputable strategist with a strong sense of purpose and a successful career in business development, financial products and planning, sales and marketing, and general management. She began her career with Citigroup and worked for ABN AMRO Bank, Unicredit Asset Management Division – Pioneer and Dimensional Fund Advisors in London.

The Legacy of Music: Enescu and His Teachers

Thu. 7 Mar, 2019 7:00 pm

07/03/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH

 

The March concert in our acclaimed Enescu Series brings together cellist Mirel Iancovici and pianist Jeroen Riemsdijk. A celebration of the eponymous Romanian composer, this month's programme incudes, alongside some of his celebrated compositions, works of his influential teachers from the Vienna and Paris Conservatoires. The two musicians will take us on a melodic voyage into the stylistic ‘regards’ that inspired Enescu’s oeuvre, in a recital that is set to reinstate past muses.

 

Programme:

Robert Fuchs - Cello Sonata No.2 in E flat minor, Op.83

George Enescu - Three songs for cello: Doina, Preludio monodico and Lăutarul

Jules Massenet - Méditation for Thaïs

George Enescu - Torso Sonata

Gabriel Fauré - Cello Sonata No.2, Op.117

 

Mirel Iancovici is a cellist, teacher, composer, arranger and conductor born in Romania. After studying under Serafim Antropov in the Bucharest Conservatory and completing with Radu Aldulescu and Paul Tortelier, he won many important international competitions such as ‘Gaspar Cassado’ in Florence, Italy, ‘Imperial Tobacco Cello Competition’ in Bristol and ‘Pablo Casals Centenary’ in Barcelona, Spain. He has performed in the world's most prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center New York, Philharmonie Berlin, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall to name a few. Participating in Festivals like ‘Y. Menuhin Festival’ Gstaad, ‘Upper Galilee Chamber Music Days’ Israel, ‘George Enescu Festival’ Bucharest, he collaborated with distinguished artists such as Claudio Abbado, Philippe Entremont, Herman Krebbers, Silvia Marcovici, Raphael Oleg, Ghenadie Rozhdestvensky, Yoav Talmi, Paul Tortelier, Han de Vries and Gerard Wyss. He currently teaches Cello at Conservatorium Maastricht and Fontys Conservatory Tilburg (Netherlands) and has given masterclasses in France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, USA and South Korea.

 

Alongside Mr. Iancovici will be performing concert pianist, chamber musician, teacher, researcher and writer Jeroen Riemsdijk. A distinguished academic, he is the author of “The Golden Fingers Technique for Pianists. The art of Passagework”, which is sold worldwide, and he has published several articles about sight-reading, balanced piano technique and the Style Brillant period. His discography includes music by Shostakovich, Rääts, Khachaturian and Dutch composers Wim Zwaag and Robert Quodbach. He teaches Piano and works as a vocal & instrumental coach in the Classical Music department of Conservatorium Maastricht. As a performer, Jeroen Riemsdijk received his ‘Konzertdiplom’ at the Folkwang Musikhochschule in Essen with Russian pianist Boris Bloch. An acclaimed pianist and chamber musician, he has worked with many leading artists, including: Gustav Rivinius, Levon Mouradian, Johan van Iersel, Floris Mijnders, Arno Pieters, Leon Bosch, Wolfgang Meijer, Henk Guitart, Yuri Zhislin, Levon Chilingirian, Massimo Merceli, Norbert Nozy, Jean-Pierre Cnoops, Szymon Marciniak, Ian Clarke, Gabi Riet van Pas, David Abrahamyan, Allar Kaasik, Philippe Bernold and many renowned opera singers.

 

When: Thursday 7 March 2019, 7pm

Where: Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH

 

Entrance is free but we kindly request you to book your ticket on EVENTBRITE. Kindly book only if you are certain to attend and release the seats

 

Please note that seating is unreserved.

Fri. 8 Mar, 2019

Romanian Pianist, Cristian Sandrin, to Give Piano Recital in London

Fri. 8 Mar, 2019 7:00 pm

 

Friday, 8 March 2019 (7.30 pm)

CRISTIAN SANDRIN

St Mary’s, Perivale Lane, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 8SS

 

Programme:

Mozart Piano Sonata in C K.330

Ravel Miroirs

Ginastera Piano Sonata No 1 Op 22

 

Born into a family of musicians from Bucharest, Romania, Cristian Sandrin was initiated in the art of sounds by his father, later continuing his studies with Marina Dragomirescu and Cristian Dumitrescu, having had his solo debut at prestigious Romanian Atheneum Hall at the age of 13. After graduating from the “Dinu Lipatti” Art College in Bucharest, Cristian moved to London where he studied under Diana Ketler at the Royal Academy of Music. Having graduated with First Class Honours in 2016, he is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree at the same institution.

Full biography at: www.cristiansandrin.com/bio-1/

Further information at: www.st-marys-perivale.org.uk/events-2019-03-08.shtml

Do join us if you can! St Mary's is a short walk from Perivale underground station on London’s Central Line.

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Fri. 15 Mar, 2019

“Dumnezeul de a doua zi” de Mimi Brănescu,

Fri. 15 Mar, 2019 7:00 pm

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Vineri 15 martie, de la ora 19:00, în Londra, spectacolul “Dumnezeul de a doua zi” de Mimi Brănescu, în regia lui Claudiu Goga, va fi jucat la Leicester Square Theatre adresa: 6 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BX

 

Biletele se gasesc pe  https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873599336 

 

Sun. 17 Mar, 2019

Hailing the Female Gaze: A Focus on Women Directors at the Romanian Cinematheque

Sun. 17 Mar, 2019 7:00 pm

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17/03 - 23/04/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH

This spring, the Romanian Cinematheque continues with a season of screenings that celebrate female creativity. Six original women directors - Anca Damian, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Ivana Mladenovic, Adina Pintilie, Iulia Rugină and Ioana Uricaru- and their applauded films make up a diverse programme to suit all tastes: from gripping intrigues and tales of unexpected encounters to bitter immigration dramas.

All films have English subtitles.

 

Programme:

Sunday 17 March 2019, 19.00- UK Premiere

Lemonade/Luna de miere by Ioana Uricaru + Afterparty by Ivana Mladenovic


Ioana Uricaru is a director, screenwriter, and Assistant Professor of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College in the USA. She was born in Cluj, Romania, and earned her MSci in biochemistry from the University of Bucharest before she decided to become a filmmaker. In 2001 Ioana Uricaru relocated to Los Angeles to study at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she received her MFA in Film and Television Production and PhD in Critical Studies. Her scholarship on contemporary Romanian cinema has been published in The Velvet Light Trap, Film Quarterly, The Blackwell Companionto Eastern European Cinemas (edited by AnikoImre), and New Romanian Cinema (edited by Christina Stojanova and Dana Duma). Ioana Uricaru’s films have been included in the official selections at, among others, Cannes (2009), Sundance (2011), and the American Film Institute (2007). She co-directed the omnibus Tales from the Golden Age (Mobra Films, 2009), distributed commercially in over 30 countries.

Lemonade, her first feature project as a writer/director, which she calls a European take on the American Dream, was supported by the Cinefondation Residency of the Cannes Film Festival and the Sundance Directors’ lab program. The English& Romanian-language film tells the story of Mara, a single mother from Romania, who, while on a temporary work visa in the U.S., marries an American man she met just a few months earlier. Things don’t go as planned with her green card application and Mara is faced with abuses of power and excruciating decisions about what she’s willing to do to obtain legal status.The film was nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the Heart of Sarajevo Prize for Best Director at the Sarajevo Film Festival and Best Film at International Women Film Festival of Sale, Morocco 2018. The film had its world premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlinale in 2018.

 

Lemonade/Luna de miere (2018)

Director: Ioana Uricaru

Screenplay: Ioana Uricaru, Tatiana Ionașcu

Writers: Tatiana Ionascu, Ioana Uricaru

Cast:   Malina Manovici, Dylan Smith, Steve Bacic, Milan Hurduc, Ruxandra Maniu, Víctor Gómez, Meghan Allen, Lisa Bronwyn Moore, Nastassia Markiewicz

Producer:Cristian Mungiu

Running time: 88 min

 

Preceded by: Afterparty directed by Ivana Mladenovic


Ivana Mladenovic was born in Serbia. After studying Law in Belgrade, she moved to Bucharest, where she graduated in Film Directing at the National School of Film and Theatre (UNATC) in 2010. In 2011 she finished her MA studies in Film Directing at the same university. Her short student films were shown at various film festivals around the world. She started working on her first feature documentary, Turn Off the Lights, in 2009. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012 and later won the Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Documentary and the GopoAward for Best Romanian Documentary. Ivana Mladenovic appeared as an actress in Radu Jude's acclaimed feature film Scarred Hearts(2016).

Her short film Afterparty takes place on an eventful Saturday night, when protagonist Ioana wakes up after a car accident on the back seat of two strangers. The ride to the hospital with Dan and Paul is long and brings up some unexpected truths.

 

Afterparty (2009)

Director: Ivana Mladenovic

Writers: Raluca Manescu, Jiri Olteanu

Cast: Cristina Casian, Tudor Istodor, Andrei Runcanu

Running time: 16 min

 

Free entry. Please confirm your attendance HERE.

 
     

Wed. 20 Mar, 2019

Searching for Life with Painter Bogdan Mihai Radu

Wed. 20 Mar, 2019 7:00 pm

20 - 31/03/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH

 

This spring, RCI’s Brâncuşi Gallery is set to host the first UK showcase of painter Bogdan Mihai Radu, winner of the 1st Prize at last year’s Oxford International Art Fair. The exhibition, a striking display that reunites the floral repertory already familiar to the painter's audiences and his lesser-known abstract expressionist works, comprises 20 acrylic paintings from the enthralling ‘Searching for Life’ series.

 

Prefaced by HE Dan Mihalache, the Ambassador of Romania to the Court of St James’s, the event is organised  in partnership with Hospices of Hope and the Embassy of Romania in the UK, in the presence of the artist. 

 

“A Romanian artist whose works spoke volumes at the entrance to the show. On an immense scale that’s immersive, Bogdan’s abstracted expressionism is bold and striking, dense with mood and emotion”. (Richard Knight, Christie's, Oxford 2018)

 

Educated at the Fine Arts Faculty in Cluj-Napoca, Bogdan Mihai Radu held his first solo show at Casa Ille et Villaine in 2002.  The exhibition gathered many appreciative accolades among the artistic people of Sibiu, the artist’s hometown. One year later, he became a member of the Sibiu branch of the Union of Fine Artists, which endorsed his name in a group exhibition at the Atelier 35 Gallery and created an opportunity for a new personal exhibition opened at Atelier 202 in Apoldu de Sus. Casa Luxemburg (The Luxemburg House) was, in 2004, the ideal space for the public to experience the essence of a new exhibition, in the same way in which the Cisnădie City Hall became a hospitable place for another solo show entitled ‘Plunged into Colour’. In 2006, Bogdan Mihai Radu was selected to paint in the creation camp at Balcic (Bulgaria), a seaside event followed by an exhibition titled ‘The Heart of Queen Marie’ in the Carol I Central University Library in Bucharest. The exhibition dedicated to Queen Marie of Romania was opened in 2016 at Cotroceni National Museum.  This brought him a renowned School of Barbizon scholarship, a symbol of excellence in painting. In 2018, he won the 1st Prize at the Oxford International Art Fair and was special guest at Tokyo International Art Fair, where he was appreciated by the art critics. For more details, please visit http://www.bogdanmihairadu.com/

 

The exhibition at 1 Belgrave Square is dedicated to the memory of the artist's mother.

 

 

When: Opening and drinks reception 20 March 2019, 7-9pm. The exhibition continues until 31 March 2019, Monday to Friday between 10am – 5pm.

 

Where: Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH

 

Free entry. Please confirm your attendance on EVENTBRITE.

Thu. 21 Mar, 2019

Sesiune de informare - Brexit

Thu. 21 Mar, 2019 6:00 pm

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Echipa Brexit a Ambasadei Romaniei la Londra vă aduce la cunostinta ca Ambasada Romaniei la Londra, in parteneriat cu Reprezentanta Comisiei Europene la Londra si Consiliul Harrow, organizeaza un eveniment privind drepturile cetățenilor români care trăiesc în Marea Britanie, post-Brexit.

Evenimentul va avea loc joi, 21 Martie 2019, începând cu ora 18.00.

la adresa: Harrow Council, Members Lounge, 1st floor, Civic Centre, Building 1, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2XY.
 
Aceasta va fi o oportunitate de informare cu privire la modul în care guvernul britanic se angajează să protejeze drepturile cetățenilor europeni care trăiesc în Marea Britanie și în ce constă noua schemă de înregistrare a cetățenilor europeni.

Pentru informatii contextualizate legate exclusiv de problematica Brexit, membrii comunității pot contacta Ambasada la This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Wed. 27 Mar, 2019

Hailing the Female Gaze: A Focus on Women Directors at the Romanian Cinematheque

Wed. 27 Mar, 2019 7:00 pm

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17/03 - 23/04/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH

This spring, the Romanian Cinematheque continues with a season of screenings that celebrate female creativity. Six original women directors - Anca Damian, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Ivana Mladenovic, Adina Pintilie, Iulia Rugină and Ioana Uricaru- and their applauded films make up a diverse programme to suit all tastes: from gripping intrigues and tales of unexpected encounters to bitter immigration dramas.
All films have English subtitles.
 
Programme:
 
 Wednesday 27 March 2019, 19.00- UK Premiere
Moon Hotel Kabul by Anca Damian + Sandpit #186 directed by Adina Pintilie
 
Anca Damian studied at the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Bucharest where she majored in cinematography and later obtained a PHD degree in Film. Her first feature film as a director- Crossing dates (2008)- participated in numerous film festival competitions such as Pusan Film Festival, Chicago, Goteborg, Cottbus, Goa and Rome. Her second feature as a director, screenwriter and producer Crulic - The Path to Beyond(2011) gained more than 150 festival selections. The film also received the Cristal Award in Annecy and more than 35 prizes at other notable film festivals. Her feature A Very Unsettled Summer/O varăfoarteinstabilă (2013), a Romanian-Czech-Swedish-UK co-production, received three prizes from at the Romanian Filmmakers' Union Awards and was screened in Warsaw, Goteborg, Prague and London.
 
Moon Hotel Kabul follows journalist Ivan Semciuc, a charismatic man who is nonetheless guilty of cynicism and lack of compassion. A seemingly meaningless encounter with a translator in a hotel room in Kabul produces a vital revolution in Ivan's unshakeable lifestyle.
 
Moon Hotel Kabul (2018)
Director: Anca Damian
Writers: Lia Bugnar, Anca Damian
Cast: Florin Piersic Jr., Ofelia Popii, Adrian Titieni, Rodica Negrea, Iulian Postelnicu, Alexandru Nagy
Running time: 100 min
 
 
Preceded by: Sandpit#186/ Balastiera#186 directed by Adina Pintilie
 
Adina Pintilie is a graduate from the Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Art and Cinematography in Bucharest. Her documentary Don't get me wrong… participated in the Warsaw International Film Festival and Locarno International Film Festival, winning the Golden Dove Award for Best Documentary at DOK Leipzig Festival. Her debut feature film, Touch Me Not, screened at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival, where it was awarded the Golden Bear.
 
Sandpit #186 is set on the outskirts of an industrial city, where a lonely man lives an uneventful life. One day, a stranger appears and apparently nothing changes but at the same time, nothing is the same. The film won the Runner Up Award of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Miami Film Festival and the Special Mention at the Trieste Film Festival.
 
Sandpit #186 (2009)
Director&Writer: Adina Pintilie, George Chiper
Cast:Richard Bovnoczki, Gabriel Spahiu
Running time: 20 min
 
Free entry. Please confirm your attendance HERE

Thu. 28 Mar, 2019

Which One of Us: A Story to Tell

Thu. 28 Mar, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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28/03/2019 @ RCI London

“Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.” - John Barth

At the end of March, renowned theatre director and writer Chris Simion-Mercurian joins beloved actress Maia Morgenstern and photographer Cătălina Flămânzeanu for a special event occasioned by the launch of her bilingual autobiographical volume entitled ꞌWhich One of Usꞌ.

Brought together by the author’s touching life story, whose battle with cancer is poignantly described in her new book, the three artists recreate the healing journey through theatre, film and an open invitation to dialogue. The theatrical adaptation of the story will be brought on stage by unrivaled Maia Morgenstern.

“The diagnosis helped me remind myself what is essential in life. I have received this disease as a gift, not as a sorrow, and I never stopped feeling that God was with me.” – Chris Simion

Chris Simion-Mercurian studied at the National University of Theatre and Film I. L. Caragiale in Bucharest and holds two degrees - in Theatre (1999) and Theatre Direction (2004).  Among the books she published, we mention ꞌWhat are we telling to each other when we are not speakingꞌ, ꞌForty daysꞌ, ꞌEveryday God is praying for meꞌ and ꞌThe Imperatives of Adolescenceꞌ. In the world of theatre, she is acknowledged for her modern, original vision and her rare aesthetical courage. She is also the initiator of the Undercloud Festival of Independent Theatre and of the ꞌGriviţa 53 - The first theatre built togetherꞌ project. Her collaboration with the renowed actress Maia Morgernstern originates in the writer’s strong desire to share her experience as a thorougly authentic lesson of faith and hope.

A symbol of the Romanian theatre and film, Maia Morgenstern is probably best known in the English-speaking world for the role of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, in Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ'. Born in the Romanian capital in a Jewish family, she graduated from the Film and Theatre Academy of Bucharest in 1985. From 1990 to 1998 she was a member of the company of the National Theatre in Bucharest, and since 1998 - of Bulandra Theatre. She is currently playing at the State Jewish Theatre of Bucharest, which she also runs, but continues to tour all over Romania. Maia Morgenstern is the recipient of numerous awards amongst which the 2004 Actress and Woman of the Year Award, awarded by the European Parliament, the 2004 EMMA Award for the part Mary in 'The Passion of the Christ', the 1993 Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival for the female lead part in 'The Oak', directed by Lucian Pintilie, the 1993 Romanian Association of Theatre Artists Best Actress Award for the lead part in 'Tonight: Lola Blau' and, in 1990, Lucia Sturdza Bulandra National Award for Best Actress, for the Medeea part in Andrei Şerban’s 'Ancient Trilogy'.

Cătălina Flămînzeanu is a graduate of the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, with a degree in Journalism from the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Studies. Passionate about portraiture and theatre photography, she had two exhibitions entitled ꞌPhotographs with IEꞌ and ꞌMother. Essay about loveꞌ and is the official photographer of the Undercloud Festival. She is convinced that emotions are never dull and she knows how to show through her work both the confidence and the vulnerability of us humans. Her collaboration with Chris Simion-Mercurian started as an experiment which turned into an emotionally charged piece of art.

When: Thursday 28 March 2019, 19.00
Where: Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH

Free entry. Please confirm your attendance on Eventbrite. Please note that seating is unreserved and latecomers will not be admitted.

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