RCS Haven

RCS Haven E-Bulletin – June 2018

Greetings, and welcome to our bulletin full of information on exciting Russian events. 

RCS Haven is welcoming anyone who is interested in studying Russian language, literature and culture. We have English and Russian language lessons. There are a library, Art studio for children and Web-design Studio.
Also, the Centre provides consultations in law, finance and other aspects of work and business in Russia and Britain. 


Graduation 2018

The festival for the end of the 2017/18 Academic year will be held on 16'th June 2018.
Following our tradition of this achievement, together we will celebrate the end of the academic year with ; a mini concert which we will all enjoy;award certificates, as well as gifts, to the numerous competition winners.
We will be congratulating our most senior class on a successful completion of their secondary level of Russian studies in Scotland, which is coming to an end with passing an examination of GCE Russian language.
Graduates will be awarded with a special Diploma as well as exclusive presents in recognition of their achievement.
Some of them will continue their education in the new year as part of a two-year program of preparation for the exam in the Russian language GCE Russian A level
The final day of school will end with tea and cake to celebrate, where everyone will be invited to have a chat with the teachers and parents about our school and the future plans for our next academic year! 


Police Scotland continues to encourage members of ethnic minorities to apply for the job and once again refers to the Russian-speaking community.

RCS Haven is looking for Russian and Chess teachers for the Saturday school.
Also, we are looking for volunteers.
The job search facility on the RCS Haven website collects vacancies from British and Russian employers. It can be accessed by clicking here


The School of Russian Centre in Scotland  Haven 
Classes for children are based on Russian teaching methods for primary school level native and non-native speakers.
In the current school year, lessons for all classes except the youngest take place between 11.00 and 2.00pm on Saturdays at Adelphi Centre, 12 Commercial Road, Glasgow G5 0PQ. [email protected]

Russian classes for tests and exams 
RCS Haven prepares students for taking tests and exams in the Russian language, and also conducts / organizes tests and exams: Russian for Life and Work Level 3 and level 4 (reg. No: SQA 3014177), and GCSE  и GCE A Level in Russian (reg. No: EDEXCEL - 70233).  Classes take place on Saturdays from 12.00. to 13.30 at Adelphi Centre, 12 Commercial Road, Glasgow G5 0PQ. [email protected]

Art lessons for children are undergoing in RCS Haven.
Under supervision of experienced teachers, a professional artist and a specialist in early development, children study the basics of drawing and painting, language development and drama. All children are welcome on Fridays from 5:30pm till 7:30pm. 
RCS Haven, 11 Duke Street, Glasgow, G4 0UL, Т. 0141 5522144

Russian and English language courses for adults 
Classes for those who want to study Russian and English language.
Russian lessons on Mondays at Beginners from 19.00 to 20.30; Advanced from 18.00 to 19.00, Intensive Beginners group on Wednesdays from 18.00. to 19.30 (11 Duke Street) and Saturdays at 11.00 (Adelphi Centre).
English lessons on Thursdays from 19.00 to 20.00
Russian Centre in Scotland Haven, 11 Duke Street, Glasgow, G4 0UL,    [email protected]


Events in Scotland

Wednesday - Sunday
Sharmanka are a unique and award-winning theatre group. Their beautifully carved figures perform an incredible dance to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human life and spirit. 
103 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD. T.: +44 (0)141 5527080

5 June, 13:30
Andrei Tarkovsky’s first feature is in many ways an orthodox Russian film of its period. Ivan (Kolya Burlyaev) is a teenage Soviet spy on the German front in World War II who undertakes dangerous missions behind enemy lines, until the inevitable mission from which there is no return. Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ 

Roads Not Taken: Book presentation with Alexander Etkind

5 June, 17.15
Alexander Etkind presents his recent book on Bullitt, based on unpublished papers and diplomatic documents from the Russian archives. The book portrays Bullitt as an original thinker and elucidates his role as a political actor. His roads were not taken, but the world would have been different if Bullitt’s warnings had been heeded. Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, 19 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9LN

5 June, 18.00
The screening of a recent performance at Moscow's TYuZ Youth Theatre, brought to Edinburgh by StageRussia, Ourscreen and the SRF. Based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, Kama Ginkas’ astounding adaptation highlights and builds off of the Chekhovian tension between the beauty of life and the tragedy of how it is lived. Cameo Cinema, 38 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LZ

PictureChai and Chat

7 June, 11:00
Café de la Poste. Sparkling Russian/English conversation over tea and cakes.The group meets on the first Thursday of the month.  No charge apart from any drinks and cakes you choose to purchase. Open to all - no need to book.  Just turn up and you will be warmly welcomed by the group. For more information please contact  [email protected]  Tel. 0131 560 1486. There won't be a January meeting but the group expects to meet on 1 February. This is not yet confirmed. Café de la Poste41 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9NZ.

8 June, 18:30 to 9 June, 1:00
Tickets are limited. For more information please call to 01415527123 or 07854237973
Avant Garde, 34-44 King Street, G1 5QT, Glasgow

9 June, 18:00
Russkaya Cappella, Scotland’s Russian Choir, together with the Scottish Voices vocal soloists to present a concert in memory of our Musical Director, Stuart Campbell. Join us for a programme of glorious music from the Russian choral repertoire and contemporary work by Stuart’s peers and colleagues. Russkaya Cappella will sing in the 1st and 3rd parts of the concert. Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

15-17 June,11.00, 17.45
One day, a woman receives the parcel she sent to her incarcerated husband some time earlier - marked 'return to sender'. Confused and deeply concerned, she travels out to the prison, in a remote area of Russia, to seek an explanation. A journey rife with humiliations and violence - Sergey Loznitsa's Palme d'Or nominee A Gentle Creature begins as a naturalistic drama and gradually morphs into the surrealistic, politically-charged story of an absurd battle against an impenetrable fortress. Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ

Events in the rest of the UK

17 May—21 June
The Royal Ballet performs a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane. Main Stage. Royal Opera House. Bow Street Covent Garden, WC2E 9DD

05 June, 08:15   
The RBCC Business Forum is hosted annually in London, and brings together leading figures in the Russo-British business community. Attended by senior representatives of governmental bodies, trade associations and both British and Russian companies, and with speakers from a variety of sectors, the Forum aims to lead the conversation on business and trade between the UK and the Russian Federation. BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP

5 June, 19:30
Hall Yuja Wang, one of the most prodigiously gifted artists alive today. With her combination of world-beating pianism and compelling stage presence, she could confine herself to standard repertoire and still fill halls. But that is not how she works, and this evening’s programme is a good example of her inquiring mind. Barbican Centre. Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

5 June, 19:30
A bilingual reading Introduced by Antony Wood.
This year Pushkin’s birth is celebrated at Pushkin House with a bilingual reading – a poem for each year of his writing life, from the age of fourteen to thirty-six.
A different translator has been chosen for each poem, representing the wide variety of responses to Pushkin during the twentieth century and the present time.
Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2TA

6 June, 19:30
The film builds a series of poignant stories of wild honesty as these teenagers struggle to create meaning in their lives. Mikhail Gorbachev called the film “the first bird of Perestroika”. It was watched by over 28 million people on its release. Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, W1B 2HW

06 - 16 June
Visually stunning with Peter Farmer’s sumptuous set, and elaborate costumes by Nicholas Georgiadas, this gorgeously classical production features Tchaikovsky’s ravishing score played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. London Coliseum, Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4ES

7 June, 13:30
Timofey Kulyabin, the 32 years old wunderkind artistic director of the Red Torch Theatre in Novosibirsk, has taken this classic work and reinvented it as an epic parable about finding harmony through suffering. Kulyabin's sensational and endlessly beautiful Three Sisters, already a hit on the stages of Vienna and Paris, is a feast for the senses, heightening all of them even as we lose some of them. Barbican Cinemas 2 & 3, Beech Street, EC2Y 8DS

7 June, 19:00
A Prize for The Very Best Non-Fiction Writing On Russia.
Join the shortlisted authors and jurors for the unveiling of the 2018 winner in the atmospheric charterhouse. The 2018 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize is made possible thanks to generous support by by Douglas Smith (author and winner of the inaugural award in 2013) and Stephanie Ellis-Smith and the Polonsky Foundation. Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2TA

13 June, 19:30
This cult crime film is widely seen as bringing Russian rock music from the underground into the mainstream. Dashingly post-modernist in style, there is also a counterpoint plot, taken from the book Krymov is reading, which shows the history of the murder of Tsar Paul 1 of Russia. Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, W1B 2HW

30 June, 18.45
The 23rd Annual Russian Summer Ball will be held at Carlton House Terrace to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Alexander II and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Emperor Nicholas II. Guests of Honour: H.H Princess Olga of Russia, HH Prince Rostislav of Russia. 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH


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