Week 3 – [13th Oct – 16th Oct]
Newsletter Michaelmas Term
6th October – 13th October
CAMBRIDGE UNION SOCIETY DEBATES
19th October | 19:30 – 21:30 | Cambridge Union Society | 9a Bridge Street
Cambridge Union is holding the debates entitled ‘This house regrets giving Russia a cold shoulder’, where – thank to CURS – journalist Vladimir Pozner will speak for the pro-Russian side together with RT presenter Oksana Boyko and public activist Maria Long.
The entry is free for Union members, the guest price is £20. CURS will have a limited amount of discounted tickets for our members.
PUSHKIN IN BRITAIN
22nd October | 13:00 – 15:00 | Woodleigh Room | Lucy Cavendish College
CURS is happy to welcome back the 15th International Russian Poetry Festival ‘Pushkin in Britain’. Similar to last year, the participants will come to Cambridge to take part in a Poetic Slam. Come to cheer them up and feel the power of Russian poetry. Admission free.
Alissa Firsova Piano Recital
27th October | 13:00 – 15:00 | West Road Concert Hall | Tickets Free for CURS
Acclaimed pianist Alissa Firsova returns to Cambridge’s West Road Concert Hall with a recital of works by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Liszt and Chopin. CURS is happy to invite you to the concert and offer some free tickets. The full information will be available soon, please watch our Facebook page for updates. Tickets for non-members can be purchased at the event’s website.
Halloween Magic Ball
31st October | 19:30 – 00:00 | Michaelhouse Centre, St Michael’s Church, Trinity St | £28
Prepare your wigs, fangs and broomsticks for the Halloween party! CURS alongside with other Cambridge University societies invites you to a glorious night of horror, drinks, shows and magic! Arrive at 19:30 and enjoy a complimentary cocktail and lavish with chocolate as you enter Hell, charmed by magicians, jugglers and daring performers. Climb up the spiral staircase to reach the Purgatory where make-up artists will prepare you to rise and photographers will capture your last image before your rising. Enter the Chancel to dance your way into Paradise forevermore!
Dress code: Haunted, Black tie, Fancy, as you dare!
Early Bird Tickets: £28 (£35 after)
You can book tickets via Eventbrite using RUSS20 code, or via a bank transfer: sort code 09-01-29, account no. 13857118, description – LastFirstNameRUSS20, and please send an e-mail to email@example.com indicating that you have paid in order to get a confirmation. Check out the event’s Facebook page to learn more!
UNLEASH THE MAGIC OF HALLOWEEN!!!
Что? Где? Когда?
26th October | 19:20 | Anglia Ruskin
20th October | 20:30 | Cambridge Brew House | 1 King Street
Russian Film Club
The Colour of Pomegranates
17th October (Tuesday) | 20:00-22:00 | Darwin College TV Room
Director: Sergei Parajanov | Duration: 2h 49 min
The Colour of Pomegranates is a biography of the Armenian ashug Sayat-Nova (King of Song) that attempts to reveal the poet’s life visually and poetically rather than literally. The film is presented in a form of silent movie with active tableaux which depict the poet’s life in chapters: Childhood, Youth, Prince’s Court (where he falls in love with a tsarina), The Monastery, The Dream, Old Age, The Angel of Death and Death. There are sounds and music and occasional singing but dialogue is rare. Each chapter is indicated by a title card and framed through both Sergei Parajanov’s imagination and Sayat Nova’s poems. Actress Sofiko Chiaureli notably plays six roles in the film, both male and female.
McKinsey Mega Connect Meeting 2017
14th October 17:00 | 1 Jermyn St, St James’s, London SW1Y 4UH | Registration here
This year, McKinsey are inviting students, graduates and experienced specialists from various industries to find out first-hand all you need to know about McKinsey, the leader in strategic consulting. You will also be able to put your questions to our consultants in an informal setting.
Theatrical Performance ‘Дорогой длинною’
15th October 20:00 | Arbury Community Centre | CURS £10, other £15
Theatrical performance by Igor Lamba devoted to the hard luck of Russian artist Aleksandr Vertinsky and his wondering across different countries.
Nachtmusik: The Sounds of Russia
25th October 21:00-21:30 | Trinity College Chapel, Trinity St CB2 1TQ | Free admission
Trinity College Music Society invites for a choral performance led by Carolina Csathy. The program consists of works from the likes of Rachmaninov and Sviridov, including a world premiere by Maria Antal. More information available at the event’s Facebook page.
International Conference ‘Centenary of the Russian Revolution’
27th October 10:00-17:30 | Queen’s Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel college | Free admission
Cambridge Department of Sociology is hosting the conference “October 1917-2017: The Centenary of the Russian Revolution” on 27 October 2018. Admission is free, everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact the organisers: Jeff Miley and David Lane.