Dashkova Centre

Artistic representations of history

Part of the Dashkova Centre's series of events marking the centenary of the 1917 revolution, this roundtable discussion on artistic interpretations of history is co-organised with the Moscow Institute of Translation. The audience will hear extracts from Sharov's work read by himself, and see archival film footage.

Vladimir Sharov’s writing, which he will read from, offers new ways to look at traditional issues of history, religion, and cul­ture. His novels combine gripping intrigue and deep symbolic significance, and they are often con­structed using Biblical parallels.

Peter Bagrov is a film historian and archivist and winner of the Russian Guild of Film Critics Award. He is the Senior Curator at Gosfilmofond of Russia and the artistic director of the archival film festival Belye Stolby.

Kristina Matvienko is a Russian theatre critic and practitioner. She was the artistic director of Moscow’s New Drama Festival and has curated numerous new writing festivals and seminars. She teaches at the Russian State Institute for Cinema Arts and is the curator for the School for Contemporary Spectators at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre. 

Please note the event is IN RUSSIAN. Places are limited – please reserve your ticket here:


roundtable participants
Oct 24 2017 -

Artistic representations of history

A round table discussion with author Vladimir Sharov, film historian Peter Bagrov and theatre critic and practitioner Kristina Matvienko

Princess Dashkova Russian Centre
19 Buccleuch Place