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Dash Arts presents

Dash Café: The Émigré Flight from Russia

Wednesday 24 May
Main Space

In a nutshell

An evening of conversation and live music exploring the impact and turmoil of the Revolution on Russia’s writers and artists

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The May Café will focus on the writers and artists caught up in the chaos of the Russian Revolution and subsequent Civil War. Many writers went on to settle in Paris, Berlin and elsewhere and forged new lives in exile. We’ll explore the wonderful Nadezhda Teffi, the hugely popular and funny story writer and author of Pushkin Press’ Memories, From Moscow to the Black Sea’ and stories by the more famous émigré writers, Vladimir Nabokov and Ivan Bunin with speakers and readers including Robert Chandler, Bryan Karetnyk, Peter Pomeranzev, actor Harriet Walter and Dash artistic director Josephine Burton. Plus there'll be wonderful live music to accompany our conversation and bring the words to life thanks to the brilliant Sasha Ilyukevich and friends.

What to Expect

Lively conversation and live music

Who's Involved

Robert Chandler, Bryan Karetnyk, Peter Pomeranzev, Sasha Ilyukevich and Dash Director, Josephine Burton.

What people are saying

'Awakening us to new styles, beliefs and voices' - Toronto Star on Dash Arts

Why does Rich Mix matter?

'Rich Mix is an important cultural centre for the development of arts and performance in London particularly those addressing the complexities of Eastern European culture and the post-Soviet space.'

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Things you should know

Dash Cafes are free. However, please email to let them know you are coming.

Suitable for ages 16+

This event is wheelchair accessible.