Russian Circle in Sutton with lectures on Russia's past and present, concerts of live music and Russian arts
Sutton Russian Circle
PROGRAMME FOR OUR 38th YEAR 2021-2022
Friday 17 September 2021 at 7pm
Short talk: White Nights — The Ballet Scene In Saint Petersburg. By Natasha Dissanayake
LECTURE: Legacies of Nomadism, Nuclear tests, and Nursultan Nazarbaev in the Making of
New Kazakhstan. By Dr Bhavna Davé
Friday 15 October 2021 at 7pm
Short film: “The Yussupov Palace in St. Petersburg”. Parts 1,2
LECTURE: Ekaterina Dashkova and Sofia Kovalevskaya: Two Remarkable Russian Women. By Ruth Sobel
Friday 19 November 2021 at 7 pm
Short film: “The Moscow Metro Stations You Must See”
LECTURE: The Free, Roaring and Dangerous 1990s in Russia: My Personal Experience. By Irina Nekhlyudova
Friday 17 December 2021 at 7pm
LECTURE: My Life as a Foreign Correspondent’s Wife in Brezhnev’s Moscow. By Margaret Willis.
RUSSIAN WINTER PARTY. Free raffle.
Friday 21 January 2022 at 7pm
Short talk: Leonid Krasin: The “red lord” of Lenin’s’ Government. By Natasha Dissanayake
LECTURE: Russian Romantic Composers. By Dr Helen Sills
Friday 18 February 2022 at 7pm
Short talk: Revolt in Kazakhstan – What was it in Reality?. By Jeff Temple
LECTURE: Bloomsbury Group: The Russian Influence. By Dr Dilyara Shah
Friday 18 March 2022 at 7pm
Two short films: “Riders of North Ossetia” and “Kremlin Riding School”
LECTURE: Revolutionaries in the Reading Room: The role of Russian political emigres in London in the downfall of the Tsar. By Dr. Robert Henderson, a former Russian Curator at the British Library
Friday 22 April 2022 at 7pm
LECTURE: Dickens’s Russia and Russia's Dickens. By Dr. Tony Williams, Associate Editor of “The Dickensian” and former President of the Dickens Fellowship.
Short talk: "Siberia as seen by a BBC film crew in 1988/89”. By Tania Kinsey
Friday 20 May 2022 at 7pm
Short film: “The Yussupov Palace in St. Petersburg”. Parts 3,4.
LECTURE: Lydia Yavorska: Princess, Freethinker and Star of West End. By Natasha Dissanayake
Friday 17 June 2022 at 7pm
LIVE CONCERT: Russian Classical Music. By Yulia Dovgiallo (violin) and James Batty (piano).
RUSSIAN SUMMER PARTY. Free raffle
We meet at 7pm at Friends Meeting House, 10 Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5DA