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erfo JUNE 2021
FORTHCOMING SRF EVENTS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
1. SRF "CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS"
Dr Zvereva gave a most moving, informative and beautiful presentation on Wednesday 16th June. Sadly this was not well attended so once it is possible to have "meetings" again Dr Zvereva will kindly give the talk again. This session had so many strands - it was a kind of "history" of the Russian community in Scotland through music, it touched on the Orthodox community in Edinburgh and at the same time it was a wonderful tribute to the life and work of her late husband, Dr Stuart Campbell. It also provided a history of the Russo-Scottish Choir they had founded together and there were many short video clips of their performances. We thank Dr Zvereva most sincerely for all the time spent and effort made to prepare this talk and it is hoped that more members will have the chance to hear it in the future.
2. "DREAMING ABOUT WORDS: POETRY WITH VOLHA HAPEYEVA"
On SATURDAY JUNE 19th at 4pm we welcome award-winning translator Annie Rutherford who will be interviewing the Belarusian poet Volha Hapeyeva as part of the SRF "Cultural Conversations" series. Annie's talk is entitled "Dreaming about words: poetry with Volha Hapeyeva". SRF members have already been sent the zoom-link , passcode and further details about this event in the SRF June mailing but please contact us if you have not received this information.
3. "THE 'CHEERY' ORCHARD"... CHEKHOV IN SCOTLAND - EVENT/VOLUME?
If you have any information about or memories of a production/translation of Chekhov's plays in Scotland, please do contact SRF Trustee Tom Hubbard at:
Tom will be hosting a zoom session later in the summer to discuss a possible SRF event and/or volume about Chekhov in Scotland. Members have already been in touch with very interesting items...Thanks are due to Tom for his hard work, great ideas and initiatives.
4. "IVANOV" IN ABERDEEN...
Aberdeen College of Performing Arts are currently streaming online Chekhov's "Ivanov" (June 6-27). For more information please see:
5. SRF POSTAL ADDRESS
For the foreseeable future please do not use the CEES postal address for any SRF communications as the CEES buildings are still closed. Thank you - please e-mail us instead.
Frank Donald has sent us in a link so that members can access fascinating information about naval destroyers. Please see :
If you would more information about this, please send a message to the SRF e-mail address and this can be forwarded to Frank. Frank has recently updated this information so please contact him via the SRF e-mail address.
7."RUSSIA FOR KIDS"
Jenny Carr has shared her beautiful website with members. Please see:
She will be adding to this so do keep looking! A lot of members have already enjoyed this.
8. SRF TRIP TO RUSSIA JUNE 2022
SRF Trustees Jennifer Scarce and Peter Harvey have had recent meetings with Edinburgh Travel Agents and they will be updating members in the near future about the trip. Please watch this space!
9. RUSSIAN COURSES ON LINE
Tanya Yurasova is offering Russian Courses on line. Please see:
tancam.uk/russian-course or e-mail her directly at email@example.com or visit: https://tancam.uk/russian
10. "CONVERSATIONS WITH DOSTOEVSKY"...
Dostoevsky scholar, George Pattison, has kindly shared his new Project with SRF. He has also agreed to take part in the "Cultural Conversations" series in the autumn. Meantime, please see his work at:
11. "RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVES ON ADVERTISING"
Dr Alexandra Smith of Edinburgh University very kindly shared a link to her recent lecture entitled "Russian Perspectives on Advertising" :
12. HOW CAN WE STAND WITH BELARUS
Former SRF Trustee and SRF member David Brew kindly sent in the following information which may be on interest to members.
A webinar will be held on June 21st from 19.00-20.30 (British Summer Time). Please use the link below to join:
AND, as always, if you have any ideas/items of interest that you would like to display on this page please do send them in to us. Thank you!