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14 APRIL 2016

Chulpan Khamatova will hold charity events in London

May 7th: Screening of The Puppet Syndrome film, discussion with Chulpan Khamatova

13:30 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Cinema 1, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH.

Tickets: http://buytickets.at/giftoflife/52457.

May 9th: The Children’s Book of War music and literature evening with Chulpan Khamatova and Katia Skanavi

19:30 at St Paul’s Church, Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED.

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/children-of-war-charity-concert-with-chulpan-khamatova-and-katia-scanavi-tickets-24619053251. 

Chulpan Khamatova will hold charity events in London to mark the 5th anniversary of the Gift of Life foundation.

On the 7th and 9th of May London will host charity evenings with Chulpan Khamatova, People’s Artist of Russia, theatre and film actress, and Podari Zhizn co-founder. All funds gathered during the two events will be used to aid children under the care of Gift of Life.

The film adaptation of Dina Rubina’s The Puppet Syndrome directed by Elena Khazanova features Chulpan Khamatova in the remarkable role of Lisa-Galatea, a doll came to life, and the love of the protagonist (Evgeny Mironov). The story of all-consuming love of the creator and his creation is revealed through image, music, and dance. Following the screening Chulpan Khamatova will talk about the filming process, her doll role, unconventional and complex nature of main characters, and her creative collaboration with Evgeny Mironov.

The screening of The Puppet Syndrome followed by the discussion with Chulpan Khamatova will take place on May 7th at 13:30 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Cinema 1, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH.

The programme of The Children’s Book of War dedicated to the Victory Day was comprised namely for the London concert. It includes readings of children’s diary entries about war from The Children’s Book of War. 1941-1945 Diaries, and classical music pieces performed by piano player Katia Skanavi.

The Children’s Book of War. 1941-1945 Diaries includes 35 diary entries of the children who survived the horrors of the Great Patriotic War. Children and teenagers describe hunger during the siege of Leningrad, cruelty of captivity, and burden of forced labour.

Katia Skanavi is a famous world-class Russian piano player and Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finalist performing at best stages of Russia, Europe, and the United States. The chance to attend Katia Skanavi’s chamber concert is a rare and unique opportunity.

The Children’s Book of War music and literature evening with Chulpan Khamatova and piano player Katia Skanavi will take place on May 9th at 19:30 at St Paul’s Church, Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED. Following the concert guests with VIP tickets will be invited to meet Khamatova and Skanavi at the ZIMA bar, 45 Frith Street, London W1D 4S.

These two events are Khamatova’s gift to colleagues, friends, benefactors, and volunteers –those supporting Gift of Life during the past five years – and a wonderful opportunity to help ill children.a>