Georgian Holiday 23 July to 4 August 2012
The Northern Georgian Society is arranging this Georgian holiday with song; view holiday details (as a PDF).
BGS Kancheli weekend at 'Little Georgia' 17/18 December
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.
First tour of the UK by Sakhioba Ensemble in November
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.
Marjanishvili Theatre collaboration brings Captain Corelli's Mandolin to the stage
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.
I, CULTURE Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall 6th November
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.
Donald Rayfield talk 17th November
BGS is delighted that Professor Donald Rayfield will talk on the Georgian language at the Courtuald Institute.
Shavnabada are back!
The wonderful choir are back for an extensive Autumn tour of the UK. A stunning programme of events, workshops, concerts, Georgian Day experiences.
2011 AGM Announced
The date for the 2011 AGM has been confirmed at 20th October 2011 at the Georgian Embassy.
New Website Commissioned
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.