Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Invitation to composers 2011- Concerts, composers' talk, book launch and film: 29 June at 7.30pm & 6 July at 7.00pm

Dear Friends,

I am welcoming you to the new work of Invitation to Composers Project 2011.
Please come along and enjoy the work of contemporary composers that will be presented during this year in UK, France and Romania by Anda Anastasescu and London Schubert Players. The fist 2 event will take place in London:

Wednesday 29 June 2011 at 7.30pm
Bolivar Hall 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL
Entrance free

Wednesday 6 July 2011 at 7.00pm
ICR London- 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PH
Entrance free

More information from

I am looking forward to see you,


Ionela Flood

Info Manager Association Romania
Partner of Invitation to Composers Project


Concerts, composers' talk, book launch and film: 29 June at 7.30pm & 6 July at 7.00pm

Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight,
and hurt not.
The Tempest, Shakespeare.

The London Schubert Players welcome you to the mysterious sounds of their next journeys:
- the magical musical world of Ravel and Faure
- the film-like music of the Jewish-Ethiopian story which brought many international awards to Radu Mihaileanu's film Va, vis et deviens
- a meditation by a Serbo-Croat composer on Japanese poet Basho
- the colourful and delightful rhythms of Venezuelan and Romanian dances
- the poetical paths of Heine, Baudelaire and Tennyson put to music by composers Silvestri, Cashian and Nickol.

The two events are part of Invitation to Composers international project, which has enriched Europe’s cultural heritage in 2010 and 2011 with 40 valuable works inspired by music, literature, visual arts, history and nature. It is building bridges between great traditions of music of the past and contemporary thought, without the use of electronics and non-musical experiments. It was one of 87 projects selected by the European Commission out of 298 for its recent cultural programmes. It has caught the interest, imagination and admiration of over 100 professional composers and 80 performers worldwide, the composition department of London’s Royal Academy of Music, record distributors, festival directors and music lovers.

The book to be launched contains the Bournemouth Symphony players' impressions about the legendary Romanian conductor Constantin Silvestri; and the unique film, shown publicly in Britain for the first time on July 6th, a tremendous performance of Silvestri conducting the French National Radio Orchestra in Liszt's poem Tasso and Silvestri's own work Prelude and Fugue (Toccata).

We want to share these journeys, entrance is free and a glass of wine will be waiting for you!

See you soon,
Yours in Music,
Anda and the London Schubert Players

European Union Culture Fund, Programme 2007-2013
London Schubert Players Trust
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Exhibition of Romanian books and traditional costumes, 20 June 2011, 18.30 hrs, at the Embassy’s venue, in 1 Belgrave Square, London

» Exhibition of Romanian books and traditional costumes

20 June 2011, 18.30 hrs – In the presence the Ambassador of Romania to London, Dr Ion Jinga, at the Embassy’s venue, in 1 Belgrave Square SW1X 8PH, the Romanian Association of Wales along with the Românca Society are presenting the “Exhibition of Romanian books and traditional costumes”.

The event aims at presenting the Romanian traditional costumes and reunites as special guests:

- Mr Vasile Timis, Secretary of State, Ministry of Culture and National Cultural Heritage;
- Associate Professor Dr. Paula Popoiu, General Manager of the National Village Museum, Bucharest;
- Associate Dr. Elena Tirziman, General Director, National Library of Romania;
- Dr. Sanda Miller, writer and lecturer;
- PhD. Ionela Flood, writer, President of the Românca Society

Associate Professor Dr. Paula Popoiu will speak about the Romanian traditional costume, and four young Romanians, wearing traditional costumes will highlight the colour and charm of our tradition, keeper of the Romanian spirit.

The Romanian Association of Wales will make a donation of books and costumes to the Embassy of Romania in London.

Associate Dr. Elena Tirziman will present the book donnation, in dialogue with the public.

The release of the Romanian poetry book Parfumul Ingerilor (The Perfume of Angels), written by Ionela Flood will complete the evening programme. The book has illustrations made by John Astalus, Adina Romanescu Vlaic Peter, Amy Lee and Adela Ursache, and comes with a multimedia CD.

The event will also include a recital performed by the Romanian pianist Diana Ionescu.

This project has been initiated by Ştefan Giurcă, founding member of the Romanian Association of Wales and benefits of the kind support of the Presidential Administration, the Embassy of Romania in London, the Ministry of Culture and National Cultural Heritage, the National Library of Romania, “Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum – Bucharest, “Busuiocul” – Romanian folk dance group of Bacau, as well as of the Romanian National Television.

Please RSVP until 18 June to Ionela Flood on email : or mobile 07515253584.

Ionela Flood -Românca Society & Stefan Giurca-Romanian Association of Wales

President of Romania met with representatives of the Romanian community living in the UK

Embassy of Romania – London/ On 6 June 2011, President of Romania, Mr Traian Băsescu, on an official visit to London, met with representatives of the Romanian community living in the UK. There were present personalities of the Romanian Diaspora, businessmen holding top positions in the City banking system, health care professionals, renowned artists, directors of prestigious think tanks, architects, professors, students from different universities as Cambridge, Edinburgh, East Anglia, London School of Economics, London Metropolitan, Nottingham, Oxford, Oxford Brookes, members of the Romanian associations, Romanian priests and members of their respective religious communities, representatives of successful Romanian companies based in the UK, Romanian journalists and correspondents accredited in London, as well as representatives of the Romanian language media.

The questions addressed by the audience covered various aspects, such as: the reform of the Romanian medical system, the support of the Romanian Government for projects of preserving the national heritage, the fulfilment of Romania’s obligations as a member of NATO, the restrictions on the labour market imposed by the British Government to Romanian citizens, joint research projects, the President of Romania’s priorities for the rest of his mandate, the absorption of structural funds, projects in agriculture, plans of introducing private management at the state owned companies and the reform of the social system.

After the meeting with the President of Romania, the participants were invited to a reception offered by the Embassy of Romania in London and organized with the generous support of the PiLON, Refurbishment and Building Company.


Saturday, June 04, 2011

Children's Day @ ICR London 4 June 2011, 1pm

You are invited to celebrate with us Children's Day and the wonderful world of childhood. Timeland is a puppet animation show which reminds us that every moment in life can be a magic one.

Tim is a boy who is bored to be a child and wants to grow up quickly. He embarks on a journey that will show him that growing up is not the simplest thing in life and sometimes not even the most desirable one. Becoming a prisoner in a world of distant future, Tim will soon learn to cherish every moment in life as friendship and joy make every age a beautiful one.

This event is organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London and is part of the At Home in Belgrave Square series. The programme, under the patronage of HE Dr. Ion Jinga, the Ambassador of Romania, aims to support and develop the initiatives of the Romanian community in Great Britain. The events are intended to preserving Romanian cultural and linguistic identity. Come At home in Belgrave Square!

Timeland (Puppet Theatre)
A story by Anca Doczi and Cristian Luchian
After an ideea by John Kendrick Bangs
Directed, scenography, video design by Cistian Luchian
Original Music: Tyrell (British composer)
Cast: Monica Madas (Monooka), Anca Doczi, Emanuel Cifor.

12.30: Guests Arrival
13.00: Welcome speech
13.20: Timeland puppet theatre
14.30: Cakes and drinks

Cristian Luchian has been educated as a Theatre Director at Babes - Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Theatre and Televison. In the last 10 years he has been working in stage design and visual efects for theatre shows. Since 2006 he is the Art Director of Underground Theatre Festival in Arad.

Anca Doczi is a Performance Arts practitioner with high interest in puppetry and experimental work. Educated at MA level in Theatre Studies, Acting and Performance Arts at the Faculty of Theatre and Television, Babes - Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, she is now preparing for her PhD at the University of East London, Insititute for Performing Arts Development.

Monica Madas alias Monooka is a London-based Romanian puppeteer and singer-songwriter. She graduated Acting&Puppetry at the University of Theatre and Film, UNATC-Bucharest in 2003. Between 2003-2005 she made an MA in animation movie at the same university. She has 14 years experience in acting and puppeteering.

Emanuel Cifor is a young actor educated at BA level in Theatre Studies, Acting at the Faculty of Theatre and Televsion, Babes - Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca.

We are grateful to Marmalade Café London for helping us sweeten this afternoon.

When: 4 June 2011, 1pm;
Where: Romanian Cultural Institute London.
Free entry. As the number of seats is limited, please confirm your participation by contacting us on 020 7752 0134 or on our email: