Pushkin House and Centrala invite you to a regular networking event for Central and Eastern European Creatives. This time the event will be dedicated to the issues of identity and representation, seeking to connect people with similar backgrounds, concerns and ambitions.
The event is free, but registration is essential.
Join us on Tuesday 17 October to meet like-minded individuals and creative professionals from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as those engaging with these idenities. We will start the conversation with an introduction by Elena Sudakova, the director of Pushkin House, and Alicja Kaczmarek, the director of Centrala; a screening of “The Battle for Mazepa” by Mykola Ridnyi; and presentations by artists Vyte Garriga and Paulina Korobkiewicz. The evening will then continue as a relaxed networking event.
Vyte Garriga is a London based actress, writer and theatre performer from Lithuania. She will talk about her new piece, a one-woman show Language Is A Skin, exploring language from the point of view of a Lithuanian woman who wants to communicate, fit in and survive; and performed during the Bloomsbury Festival.
Paulina Korobkiewicz will share the background of her project Homeland open from 6 October–18 November 2023 at Centrala, Birmingham. The project reflects on how and if memory is linked to political identity, and how this is manifested in a different national context.