Festival Programme

Festival of Russian Culture, 19-26 February 2017. Festival programme will be announced shortly



Festival of Russian Culture 2016, 6th – 13th of March                 Programme of events




Time   Event   Venue  
6th – 12th March  Various


Open week in the Olympus Dance and Music Academy    Unit 10C, Ringuard House, Malahide Ind. Est, www.danceandmusic.ie


6th March Sun   


  12.00 – 13.30


Official opening and concert of Russian classical music performed by Owen Lorigan, Helene Hutchinson, Sylvia O’Brien, Lance Coburn and Anna Kiselyova


Hugh Lane Gallery


  14.00 — 15.00 Guided tour of the Hugh Lane Gallery with Russian translation


Hugh Lane Gallery
  15.00 – 16.00 Film on Russian Art Hugh Lane Gallery


7th March Mon


  11.00 – 12.00 Readings of Russian fairy tales in English by Vera Smyth and Olesya Khitrich. Pearse Street Library


8th March Tue  




16.00 – 17.30


Russian with Fun: Russian lessons and Russian songs for children by Svetlana Maximova


Intercultural Centre Lantern
  19.00 – 20.00


Talk on the life and works of Alexander Pushkin by Svetlana Maximova


Intercultural Centre Lantern
  20.00 – 21.00 Talk on Russian painter Vassily Vereshchagin by Georgy Tokarev


Intercultural Centre Lantern
  21.00 – 22.00 Talk on Alexander Kuprin, his life and works. Introduction to “The Garnet Bracelet” by Svetlana Maximova 


Intercultural Centre Lantern
9th March Wed  


  18.30 – 19.30


Russia: Flicking through the history book. An overview of anniversaries and dates of importance in the Russian history by Vera Smyth


Terenure Library
  19.00 – 21.00


Literary Sketches – Women. An evening of poetry and songs by the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, Trinity College 


Trinity College (Atrium)


10th March Thu


  13.00 – 14.00


Master class on 125th anniversary of Sergey Prokofiev and 110th anniversary of Dmitry Shostakovich by Olga Lopalo


Ilac Library
  18.00 – 19.00


Wooden Lives, a talk on Russian wooden architecture by Maria Kiernan


National Gallery


11th March Fri


  11.00 – 12.00 The Meaning of the Holy Icons in the Orthodox Church. Lecture by Fr.Nickolay Azolin


National Gallery


  11.00 – 12.00 Coffee Concert of Russian classical music in the Royal Irish Academy of Music


RIAM Organ Room. Admission €6 including coffee www.riam.ie


  15.00 – 17.00 Open Day at the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, Trinity College, and free guided tour of Trinity College in Russian


Trinity College, Arts Building, Room 5051 www.tcd.ie/Russian
  15.00 – 16.00 Talk about studying Russian and living in Russia, followed by quiz. With students of Russian and Slavonic Studies, Trinity College


Trinity College, Arts Building, Room 5051 www.tcd.ie/Russian
  19.30 – 21.00



Poetry in Translation: Russian. Talk and reading of Russian and Irish poets in translation with poet Dermot O’Brien Intercultural Centre Lantern
  20.00 – 22.00


RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra — Ó’Riada, Prokofiev, Sibelius.

Denis Kozhukhin, piano


National Concert Hall

Tickets at www.nch.ie


12th March Sat  


  14.00 – 15.30 Children’s Concert of Russian Classical Music Hugh Lane Gallery


  15.30 – 16.45


Russian/English Conversation Exchange


Ilac Centre Library




20.00 – 23.00 Russian Songwriters Night. Live performance by the Irish Russian Songwriters’ Club


Taylors Three Rock, Rathfarnham Admission €5, free parking
13th March Sun


  12.00 – 17.00


Family Day


An all-day traditional Russian family entertainment with music, dance, games, guest performers Gzhel Moscow Dance Theatre


Traditional crafts and souvenir market, food and culinary treats


Various children’s events throughout the day


National Show Centre, Swords


Admission €5, free parking