The UK Pavilion Programme

A 120m2 UK Pavilion will be located at the centre of the 18th International Book Fair for High-Quality Fiction and Non-Fiction on the second floor of Moscow's Central House of Artists.

The Pavilion will host publisher meetings and small public events; visitors will be able to buy books from featured authors, to become better acquainted with Shakespeare’s work through audio and video installations and also to contribute to a live print installation based on William Shakespeare’s verse as part of a specially-commissioned interactive project from Henningham Family Press and the British Higher School of Art and Design.

There will be special events throughout the fair including readings, performances, seminars for publishers, signing sessions and receptions. One of the key events of the UK programme will be the announcement and award of the All-Russia English-Russian literary translation contest.

The UK Pavilion Programme (А-1)

3 December (Saturday)

11.00

IELTS test – your first step to success

IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global mobility. Get expert support and advice at the workshop by BKC-ih Moscow official IELTS Test Centre and learn more about free resources on exam preparation.

Speaker – Maria Molashenko, Director Education and Exams Preparation Courses at BKC-ih.

In partnership with BKC-ih

12.00-18.00

 

A Line Of Five Feet: The Music Behind Shakespeare's Verse

British artists David and Ping Henningham, together with students from the British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, celebrate Shakespeare's verse at Non/Fiction 2016 by creating a live screenprinted book.

12.00

Award Ceremony for All-Russia Literary Translators' competition

From over 5000 entrants, 12 winners will be announced and receive their prizes in a special ceremony in the UK pavilion. Based on extracts taken from twelve critically acclaimed works by British authors, which remain unpublished in Russian translation the winners are those who excelled at translating these authors for Russian readers. 

In partnership with The Institute for Translation

12.40

Bees, icebergs, sands: New Writing from the UK

Join the British Council’s Director of Literature Cortina Butler and the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature’s Creative Director Doug Wallace as they introduce six award-winning translations through short readings in Russian. The readings are presented as part of the British Council’s ‘New Writing from the UK’ showcase, which can be seen in the UK pavilion.

13.30

Untranslatable pun: language of dystopia

Practice session for translators featuring Laline Paull

Translation of a fantasy novel where not only the story but also the language is made up is a double challenge for translator. So, what to do when the action of the translated novel takes place in the bees’ world and the actions of drones, foragers and all the rest tackle deeply human relationships?

Participants of this session will take a crack at the art of literary translation. They will work through the original text of the novel and will have a chance to discuss it with the author.

16.00

Like A Fiery Elephant: Jonathan Coe introduces B.S. Johnson

In 1960-70s B. S. Johnson was one of the best-known young novelists in the UK. A passionate advocate for the avant-garde in literature and film, he became famous both for his forthright views on the future of the novel and for his idiosyncratic ways of putting them into practice. But in 1973 Johnson's lifelong depression got the better of him and he took his own life at the age of forty. Join Jonathan Coe for a unique introduction to one of British Literature’s most enigmatic literary figures.

19.00

IELTS test – your first step to success

IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global mobility. Get expert support and advice at the workshop by BKC-ih Moscow official IELTS Test Centre and learn more about free resources on exam preparation.

Speaker – Maria Molashenko, Director Education and Exams Preparation Courses at BKC-ih.

In partnership with BKC-ih

4 December (Sunday)

11.00

IELTS test – your first step to success

IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global mobility. Get expert support and advice at the workshop by BKC-ih Moscow official IELTS Test Centre and learn more about free resources on exam preparation.

Speaker – Maria Molashenko, Director Education and Exams Preparation Courses at BKC-ih.

In partnership with BKC-ih

12.00-18.00

 

A Line Of Five Feet: The Music Behind Shakespeare's Verse

British artists David and Ping Henningham, together with students from the British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, celebrate Shakespeare's verse at Non/Fiction 2016 by creating a live screenprinted book.

12.00

Bees, icebergs, sands: New Writing from the UK

Join the British Council’s Director of Literature Cortina Butler and the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature’s Creative Director Doug Wallace as they introduce six award-winning translations through short readings in Russian. The readings are presented as part of the British Council’s ‘New Writing from the UK’ showcase, which can be seen in the UK pavilion.

13.00

The language conundrum: which English do you really need to learn?

On 1st January 2014, the Global Language Monitor estimated there to be 1,025,109 words in the English language, and nearly a billion people speak English. How do you know which words and phrases you really need? Which are the most likely to help you become an effective and successful international communicator? The Cambridge University Press publisher Chris Jory looks at objective ways of identifying the most useful language items – so that you can learn the right language at the right time.

In partnership with The Cambridge University Press

19.00

IELTS test – your first step to success

IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global mobility. Get expert support and advice at the workshop by BKC-ih Moscow official IELTS Test Centre and learn more about free resources on exam preparation.

Speaker – Maria Molashenko, Director Education and Exams Preparation Courses at BKC-ih.

In partnership with BKC-ih

A Line Of Five Feet: The Music Behind Shakespeare's Verse

3-4 December | 12.00-18.00

British artists David and Ping Henningham (Henningham Family Press), together with students from the British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, celebrate Shakespeare's verse at Non/Fiction 2016 by creating a live screenprinted book. Their book, like so many of Shakespeare's plays, will be about “affairs of love”. 

There is a rhythm that has carried Shakespeare's plays for four hundred years. Each sentence sits on five undulating waves, ti-TUM ti-TUM ti-TUM ti-TUM ti-TUM. This rhythm is called iambic pentameter, and it is the music of English verse. We invite you to suggest words that follow this rhythm: Russian or English words about love, jealousy, passion, trickery – any words suggesting Shakespearean love.

  • The students will screenprint these words using a new sound alphabet they have created, uniting Russian and English language. 
  • Next, the printed pages are glued together into lines of five “metrical feet”, five ti-TUMs that snake back and forth. 
  • Once bound, this long love letter in concrete poetry will be sent to the United Kingdom, where a response will be created and exchanged.