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Mon. 19 Feb, 2018

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Tue. 20 Feb, 2018

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Wed. 21 Feb, 2018

Forgiveness in an Unforgiving Age

Wed. 21 Feb, 2018 6:00 pm

21/02/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH


What is forgiveness and what can the latest psychological research tell us about its nature? Join us for the launch of ‘Forgiveness is Really Strange’ (Singing Dragon / Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018), a witty and intelligent comic exploring the key aspects of forgiveness, in the company of authors Marina Cantacuzino and Masi Noor, joined by illustrator Sophie Standing.


Based on science and real-life stories, the book illustrates the complexity of forgiveness, what it can mean to different people and its potential for positive change. It explores the key aspects of forgiveness and the impact it can have on the mind and psyche.


The event is organised in collaboration with The Forgiveness Project and Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

“Just open the first page of ‘Forgiveness is Really Strange’. You will be drawn instantly into all the knotty issues of this vital subject, in a totally magnetic way. How? Because a psychologist from Keele University and the person who pioneered the Forgiveness Project got together with a brilliant graphic artist, so there are very few words. What you get is an unsentimental, evidence-based approach to a subject that can otherwise seem wishy-washy at times. Very complex and challenging ideas are conveyed through amazing life examples and simple, powerful illustrations. Give it to everyone you know, and the world will be happier place.” - Dr Scilla Elworthy, founder of the Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct


Marina Cantacuzino’s background is journalism and in 2003 - in the lead up to the Iraq War - she started collecting personal stories of atrocity and terrorism which drew a line under the dogma of vengeance. The stories formed a body of work in the celebrated F Word exhibition and led to Marina founding The Forgiveness Project, a UK based not-for-profit unaffiliated to any religious and political group. Her first book, ‘The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age’ (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015), explores forgiveness and reconciliation through individual real-life stories, and promotes alternatives to violence and revenge.


Dr. Masi Noor is a social psychologist in the School of Psychology at Keele University, UK. He completed his PhD degree at Sussex University. Masi's main line of research focuses on understanding the psychology of forgiveness. He has published numerous scientific articles on forgiveness and is the co-founder of the Forgiveness Toolbox. In 2011, he was awarded the Early Career Award of the American Psychological Association's Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence.


When: Wednesday 21 February, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Where: Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH


Admission is free but spaces are limited so please book now on Eventbrite

Thu. 22 Feb, 2018

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Fri. 23 Feb, 2018

Simona Măicănescu catches The Fever in riveting one woman show

Fri. 23 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm


23/02/2018 @ RCI London


Versatile Simona Măicănescu is the star of The Fever, a compelling one woman show bursting with intelligence, emotion and quirky humour, to be presented as part of our studio theatre programme. Written by famous American actor and playwright Wallace Shawn and directed by the popular Swedish playwright Lars Norén, the show centres upon the experiences of a healthy New Yorker, torn between two opposite realities: her own comfortable, affluent life and the miserable existence of the have-nots she encounters in her travels. A forceful monologue, raising disturbing and urgent questions.

“The Fever is an attempt to state the obvious so that the obvious can finally be seen. In my view, injustice is the root cause of the rage which everyone feels all around them. The injustice is brutal, it’s astounding, and it’s everywhere, and it’s not hidden at all, but it’s still so upsetting that even the most enlightened of us can only glimpse it for moments at a time.” (Wallace Shawn)


The Fever

by Wallace Shawn


A production of Le Nouvel Olympia – CDN de Tours, Théâtre de l’Espace – Scène Nationale de Besançon / Apocryphe Tendance.


With: Simona Măicănescu

Directed by: Lars Norén

Adapted by: Simona Măicănescu, Lars Norén

Light design by: Radu Barbu

Actress Simona Măicănescu performed in Romania under the direction of famous Silviu Purcarete, Lucian Pintilie, Tompa Gabor, and Andrei Serban. After starring in a French-Romanian production presented at the Avignon Festival in 1994, she was invited to perform at Odéon Theatre in Paris, where she worked with André Wilms, Lukas Hemleb, and Jean-François Peyret. She then decided to move to France and continue acting. She has since performed in French, English and Romanian, with credits ranging from Norén’s War and Molière’s Tartuffe to the French TV series Engrenages and films like Dante 01, Stowaways and Splice. The Fever marks Măicănescu’s first one woman show.

The American actor and writer Wallace Shawn excelled on stage, TV and film, garnering international recognition from acting in Woody Allen’s Manhattan,  Star Trek, Toy Story, and James Ivory’s  The Bostonians and from his brilliant collaborations with director André Gregory, including My Dinner With André, Vanya on 42nd Street, and Grasses of A Thousand Colours. Shawn has pursued a parallel career as a playwright and scriptwriter. His most well-known works are My Dinner With André, Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Designated Mourner. Wallace Shawn received his second Off-Broadway Theatre Award for The Fever.

Lars Norén is regarded by many as Sweden’s greatest playwright since Strindberg. His work is widely produced and celebrated throughout Europe. His best-known plays include Autumn and Winter, Blood, War, and Night Is Mother To The Day. Since 1993 he has directed for the theatre, staging plays by Shakespeare, Aeschylus, Ibsen, and Chekhov, as well as his own texts. He succeeded Ingmar Bergman at the head of the National Theater in Stockholm. He later ran Riksteatern, and since 2009 he has been working as the manager of Göteborg’s new theater, Folkteatern. With The Fever, Lars Norén directs for the first time a contemporary piece other than his own.


When: 23 February, 19.00

Where: RCI London


Free entry. Please book your seat here

Sat. 24 Feb, 2018

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Sun. 25 Feb, 2018

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