Old New Year Ball in Edinburgh 14 Jan
The organisers tell us that there are still a few spaces - so get in touch now if you'd like to go to the Ball.
Russian Old New Year Ball 2017 at Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian, Princess Street, Edinburgh. Welcome glass of sparkling wine on arrival, 3-course dinner, New Year Entertainment (in Russian) and DJ disco.
Saturday, 14th January 2017 at 18:00
Price £55.00 per person.
Enquiries and bookings: Tel. 0131 667 2303 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
Language Show Live in Glasgow
You can now register to attend the Language Show - SECC Glasgow 10-11 March. It's free - and allows you to visit all the stands and attend free language tasters (incl Russian). It also allows you to sign up for an intensive Russian language class for beginners taught by the SRF's own Natalia Samoilova. A fantastic opportunity for those who can't wait till September to start our classes - and for anyone reading this who doesn't yet speak Russian.
Loch Ewe WWII Festival in May
Early notification from the Russian Arctic Convoy Project of their plans for May - if you are visiting Loch Ewe 6-7 May don't be startled if you come across a fully functional T34 Soviet tank and a whole lot of Soviet soldiers (from a reenactment group).
Lots more planned: http://theracproject.org/festival/index.php
Crowdfunding request for film of Gogol's "Overcoat"
The producer writes:
"I am writing concerning our short film adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s seminal short story THE OVERCOAT, starring BAFTA winner Jason Watkins. Inspired and adapted from Gogol’s original, our film is in English and transposes the action to a late 20th century England that displays many of the societal similarities with Gogol’s Russia. The film has been shot with a fully professional cast and crew and is now in post production, with the hope of achieving a film festival run and worldwide online distribution.
We were wondering whether your mailing list might be interested in the film, and in helping us achieve our crowdfunding goal in order to complete and distribute the film? Below are two links, one to the Kickstarter page, which includes full details of the film, synopsis, cast and crew along with production stills and details of the fundraising campaign."
Links: www.kickstarter.com and the project's Facebook page.
I'll let you know if the film is screened in Scotland when it is finished.
SCRSS Russian Language Seminar - reminder
Booking for the SCRSS Russian Language Seminar opened in December. This is a reminder that the deadline for the discounted 'early bird' booking rate is Friday 10 February. A quarter of the available places have already been reserved, so we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.
Event: 9th SCRSS Russian Language Seminar
Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 April 2017, 10.00 - 16.20 daily
Venue: SCRSS, 320 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6AB
Full details on the SCRSS website at www.scrss.org.uk/russianseminar.htm