Romanian Party

28th October 2005

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Friday 28 October 2005 19.00 -24.00, on the ship HMS PRESIDENT (see map here) Victoria Embankment, Blackfriars, London EC4Y 0HJ; Tube: Blackfriars and Embankment (located next to Blackfriars Bridge on north side of Thames opposite the Oxo Tower) With Romanian music, new and old! Free buffet between 20.30 – 21.30. Please confirm your participation so we can order the appropriate amount of food. Raffle between 21.30 – 22.00. Starting after the raffle: ROMANIAN DISCO till 24.00!!! Pre-booked tickets (payable at the door): £8/£2 concessions for RCC members (bring your RCC card). £6 concessions for students (bring your student card) Non pre-booked tickets £1 supplement. BOOK NOW! Avoid supplement! Book by Wednesday 26 October 2005 or pay £1 supplement Book at or Tel. 020 7439 4052, ext. 102 To benefit of tickets with reduced price, you can become an RCC member on the ship (pay cash) or in advance, by post (pay by cheque). See details on Organised by The Romanian Cultural Centre in London Raffle prizes: Romanian theatre & music on CDs Romanian wine from Cotnari and the SPECIAL prize: £100 from MoneyGram! Moneygram is delighted to offer the winner of the first prize £100 as a Moneygram transaction to be sent directly to Romania for a nominated friend or family member. All you need to do to enter is fill out a simple 'send form' with your details and the name of your nominated recipient in Romania. The music CD prize is an anniversary CD from Phoenix ‘1962-1997 / Aniversare 35’. The main prize is a double CD with a historical recording from 1951 - ‘D’ale carnavalului’ (‘Carnival Scenes’) by Ion Luca Caragiale*, directed by Sica Alexandrescu, with: Niky Atanasiu, Radu Beligan, AI. Ionescu-Ghibericon, Grigore Vasiliu-Birlic, Cella Dima, Carmen Stanescu, Puiu Mirea, Horia Serbanescu * Ion Luca Caragiale (1852 - 1912) is widely considered to be the best Romanian playwright. He was also a successful journalist, novelist, and short-story writer. His sharp wit paired with acute observational skills made him one of the best-loved Romanian writers. In a country where laughing in the face of adversity is the rule and self-deprecation takes the form of bitter laughter, Caragiale’s comedies, written at the end of the 19th century are still deeply appreciated and regarded as a more or less accurate picture of Romanian society and politics. His other comedies are: ‘O noapte furtunoasa’ (A Stormy Night) and ‘O scrisoare pierduta’ (A Lost Letter) The portrayal of the characters in Caragiale’s comedies never takes prisoners: it places a mirror mercilessly in front of the audience, making everyone confront their demons while laughing heartily. DISCLAIMER: The RCC reserves the right to refuse admission. Looking forward to see you! Don’t miss our next party!