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The Northern Georgian Society is arranging this Georgian holiday with song; view holiday details (as a PDF).

A performance of Giya Kancheli's music by the Georgian pianist Alisa Tavdidishvili from his 'Simple Music for Piano' - 33 miniatures for piano based on themes from his scores for plays and films, will take place at the BGS Christmas Party and book launch on 18th December 2011, 6.30pm for 7. During the weekend various films will be screened downstairs at Little Georgia with Kancheli scores most of which are included in 'Simple Music for Piano' the 2009 publication with drawings by Rezo Gabriadze. This will take place at the newly opened 'Little Georgia' restaurant 14 Barnsbury Road, London N1 0HB. Giya Kancheli weekend.

 

BGS member Tamta Turmanidze, singer and musician and leader of two London Georgian singing groups, has teamed up with Marc Jackson to form a new company Geomusica, to promote Georgian Music in the UK and Europe. In November they promote Sakhioba Ensemble, a really interesting ensemble from Tbilisi, in there first UK tour. Using the traditional Georgian tuning system, this is Georgian polyphonic singing at its best and most authentic, and they also play traditional Georgian instruments and dance.

In a major international co-production between the Mercury Theatre Colchester and the Marjanishvili Theatre Tbilisi. five actors (four British and one Georgian) combine with scores of beautiful character puppets, skilfully manipulated by ten Georgian puppeteers, to bring Louis de Bernières classic to the stage, directed by one of Georgia's leading directors.

On Sunday 6th November at 7.30pm, in a concert of Prokofiev, Szymanowski and Tchaikovsky Sir Neville Marriner. Young musicians from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine.

BGS is delighted that Professor Donald Rayfield will talk on the Georgian language at the Courtuald Institute.

'An Orphan in the Caucasus' - Talk by Donald Rayfield

The wonderful choir are back for an extensive Autumn tour of the UK. A stunning programme of events, workshops, concerts, Georgian Day experiences.

View the press release with all dates or some posters.

The date for the 2011 AGM  has been confirmed at 20th October 2011 at the Georgian Embassy.

The British Georgian Society has commissioned a new website from Evolution Computing based in Somerset. The new site will drive the society's internet marketing for the next ten years.

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Mariam Batsashvili's concert in Tonbridge, Kent, 9 May 2020

British Georgian Society members are warmly invited to Mariam Batsashvili's concert in Tonbridge, Kent, 9 May 2020. Mariam will be performing solo pieces by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are £20 per person (free for under-18s and students in full time education) and are available from the website of the Tonbridge Music Club. 

The Rustaveli Day at the Royal Asiatic Society, 11 November 2019

The Rustaveli Day will be held at 6.30pm on the 11 November 2019 at the Royal Asiatic Society (14 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD). This year we continue with the Anglo-Georgian connection series and discover the fascinating stories of Princess Tamara Imeretinsky, a Bagrationi of Imereti in exile; and Michael Aramyants, a prominent Tbilisi industrialist and philanthropist. The event will be followed by Georgian wine and canapes. 

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