Current programme

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14th JanuaryOxana Cleminson History and Architecture of the Moscow Metro
11th FebruaryProfessor Brandon Taylor Nabokov's "Lolita", an illustrated talk on the infamous novel, recognised now as one of the best ever written and probably solely responsible for the almost complete discontinuation to this day of the name for girls
4th MarchMartin Kyrle 'The language of beef' and 'Hot shak with bird'.  In his book "Jottings from the Trans-Siberian Railway", Martin deciphers the menu on the train and describes in words and pictures familiar sights in Moscow and Sergiev Posad, being blessed by a shaman and various humorous escapades around Lake Baikal
25th March
(Concert)
Angelina Kopyrina Angelina is coming to the UK from Moscow (at very short notice), specifically to play for the WRC.  She will perform a piano recital in the Music School of Winchester College.  The programme will consist of four well-known pieces by Beethoven (Sonata Pathétique), Liszt (Dante Sonata plus the Mephisto Waltz No. 1) and Prokofiev (Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major).
This replaces the concert planned by Evgeny Samoylov, who has, unfortunately, injured his right hand.  That event will now take place at a later date, TBA.
29th AprilLuke Harding "A very expensive poison".  Luke talks about his book, in which he describes in stunning detail the events which led to the 'execution' of Aleksandr Litvinenko in late 2006 and the unbelievably clear trail of incriminating evidence the two assassins unwittingly left behind.
27th May
(Concert)
Valentina Seferinova & Peter Rhodes Concert for two pianos in the Music School of Winchester College.  The programme includes Rachmaninov’s ‘Prélude in C♯ minor’ and his ‘Rhapsody on a Theme of Paginini’, as well as works by Vladigeuroff, Shostakovich and selected parts of the first set of Dvořák’s ‘Slovanské Tance’ (Slavonic Dances)
17th JuneSummer Party Warren Farm, Salisbury Road, Sherfield English, Romsey, SO51 6FQ

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