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Events

The SCRSS organises a regular programme of lectures, film shows, exhibitions, seminars and other events at its premises in London. The Society is also involved in educational and commemorative events associated with the Soviet War Memorial in London. Events are open to both SCRSS members and non-members, unless otherwise stated.

Venue and Tickets

Currently, due to the pandemic, all lecture and seminar events are online Zoom meetings bookable via Eventbrite. In 2022 we continue our library openings for members every Tuesday, as well as the first Saturday of the month from February. We hope to resume other in-person events at the SCRSS once it becomes safe to do so.

For our standard online Zoom lectures, we kindly ask you to make a small donation to the SCRSS via Eventbrite when booking, as we receive no external funding. Once in-person events resume in our centre, as previously lecture and film tickets will cost £3.00 (SCRSS members) and £5.00 (non-members). All other events or classes, Zoom or in person, are priced as indicated.

2022 Events Diary

January 2022 July 2022
February 2022 August 2022
March 2022 September 2022
April 2022 October 2022
May 2022 November 2022
June 2022 December 2022

January 2022

From Thursday 6 January 2022 for 10 weeks, 18.00 - 20.00
Zoom Online Evening Class: Russian Language for Intermediate Level


Rolling 10-week Zoom evening class, taught by Christine Barnard, former lecturer in Russian at Westminster University. The group is friendly, quite informal and strictly non-competitive. One hour conversation practice, one hour reading (preparation advised). The current book is 'Shapka' by Vladimir Voinovich (available online). Fee for 10 weeks: £40.00 (SCRSS members only). Current availability for 1-2 new members to join the class - for more information, email Christine Barnard direct on rtstrans1@gmail.com.

Tuesday 11 January 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

Tuesday 18 January 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

Tuesday 25 January 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

Thursday 27 January 2022, 11.00
Holocaust Memorial Day, Act of Remembrance at the Soviet War Memorial, London

Holocaust Memorial Day marks the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camps by the Soviet Red Army on 27 January 1945. The Soviet War Memorial Trust (SWMT) is organising a joint ceremony in co-operation with Southwark Council. Participants should gather in front of the main entrance to the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ by 10.45. From there they will process to the nearby Memorial. Those interested are welcome to come along on the day. However, if you intend to lay a wreath, or to bring the standard of your organisation, please email the SWMT on sovietwarmemorialtrust@gmail.com as soon as possible and before the day. Wreaths may be laid at either the Soviet War Memorial or Southwark Council's Holocaust Memorial Tree (adjacent to the Soviet War Memorial) or both. The ceremony is expected to last roughly 30 minutes. Please note that for this ceremony there will be no temporary seating at the Memorial. Given the numbers visiting the Imperial War Museum (IWM) on this day, we advise using public transport if at all possible. Following the ceremony, participants may wish to visit the new Holocaust galleries inside the IWM.

The Soviet War Memorial was unveiled in 1999 on the initiative of the SCRSS and the Society has been supporting the work of the SWMT since its foundation. The SWMT organises three main ceremonies at the Memorial each year to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (January); Victory Day (9 May) and Remembrance Sunday (November).

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February 2022

Tuesday 1 February 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

Saturday 5 February 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

Tuesday 8 February 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

Tuesday 15 February 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

Tuesday 22 February 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

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March 2022

Tuesday 1 March 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

Saturday 5 March 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

Tuesday 8 March 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

Tuesday 15 March 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

Tuesday 22 March 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

Tuesday 29 March 2022, 11.00 - 16.00
Event: SCRSS Library Opening


SCRSS members only. Access the library collections and borrow books from the Literature and Quick Loan sections. Surplus book stock is also usually available for a small donation. Members may attend without prior notification - please bring your membership card.

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April 2022

Events to be confirmed

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May 2022

Monday 9 May 2022
Event: Victory Day, Act of Remembrance at the Soviet War Memorial, London

Subject to any changes to Covid regulations, the Soviet War Memorial Trust (SWMT) plans to host a ceremony to mark Victory Day at the Soviet War Memorial. Details will be released closer to the date.

The Soviet War Memorial was unveiled in 1999 on the initiative of the SCRSS and the Society has been supporting the work of the SWMT since its foundation. The SWMT organises three main ceremonies at the Memorial each year to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (January); Victory Day (9 May) and Remembrance Sunday (November).

Saturday 21 May 2022, 11.00
Event: SCRSS Annual General Meeting


Held at the SCRSS centre. SCRSS members only. Following the AGM and a lunchbreak, art historian Christine Lindey will give a talk (details TBC).

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June 2022

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July 2022

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August 2022

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September 2022

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October 2022

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November 2022

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December 2022

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SCRSS exhibition poster - Soviet Modernist Art and Design 1917 - 1991(copyright SCRSS)

 

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