Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Invitation to composers 2011- Concerts, composers' talk, book launch and film: 29 June at 7.30pm & 6 July at 7.00pm

Dear Friends,

I am welcoming you to the new work of Invitation to Composers Project 2011.
Please come along and enjoy the work of contemporary composers that will be presented during this year in UK, France and Romania by Anda Anastasescu and London Schubert Players. The fist 2 event will take place in London:

Wednesday 29 June 2011 at 7.30pm
Bolivar Hall 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL
Entrance free

Wednesday 6 July 2011 at 7.00pm
ICR London- 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PH
Entrance free

More information from

I am looking forward to see you,


Ionela Flood

Info Manager Association Romania
Partner of Invitation to Composers Project


Concerts, composers' talk, book launch and film: 29 June at 7.30pm & 6 July at 7.00pm

Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight,
and hurt not.
The Tempest, Shakespeare.

The London Schubert Players welcome you to the mysterious sounds of their next journeys:
- the magical musical world of Ravel and Faure
- the film-like music of the Jewish-Ethiopian story which brought many international awards to Radu Mihaileanu's film Va, vis et deviens
- a meditation by a Serbo-Croat composer on Japanese poet Basho
- the colourful and delightful rhythms of Venezuelan and Romanian dances
- the poetical paths of Heine, Baudelaire and Tennyson put to music by composers Silvestri, Cashian and Nickol.

The two events are part of Invitation to Composers international project, which has enriched Europe’s cultural heritage in 2010 and 2011 with 40 valuable works inspired by music, literature, visual arts, history and nature. It is building bridges between great traditions of music of the past and contemporary thought, without the use of electronics and non-musical experiments. It was one of 87 projects selected by the European Commission out of 298 for its recent cultural programmes. It has caught the interest, imagination and admiration of over 100 professional composers and 80 performers worldwide, the composition department of London’s Royal Academy of Music, record distributors, festival directors and music lovers.

The book to be launched contains the Bournemouth Symphony players' impressions about the legendary Romanian conductor Constantin Silvestri; and the unique film, shown publicly in Britain for the first time on July 6th, a tremendous performance of Silvestri conducting the French National Radio Orchestra in Liszt's poem Tasso and Silvestri's own work Prelude and Fugue (Toccata).

We want to share these journeys, entrance is free and a glass of wine will be waiting for you!

See you soon,
Yours in Music,
Anda and the London Schubert Players

European Union Culture Fund, Programme 2007-2013
London Schubert Players Trust
Lionel Tertis Foundation, London
Institutul Cultural Roman, Paris
Institutul Cultural Roman, Londra
Asociatia Info Manager, Bucuresti

British Council Romania
Universitatea de Muzica Bucuresti
Exclusive Holidays
Hotel Rembrandt
Opus Musica
Ambasada României in Marea Britanie
Ambasada României in Franţa
Universite Paris 8
Academia de Muzica Gheorghe Dima Cluj
Fundaţia Tertis
Music Information Centre Norway
Românca Society
Radio Ciocârlia
Asociaţia Adolescentul
Pro Diaspora

Radio Romania Cultural
Radio Romania Muzical
Radio Romania Actualitati
Radio Romania International
Romanian Global News
Liga Culturală pentru Unitatea Românilor de Pretutindeni
Turism si Afaceri
Aşii României
Reţeaua Literară
Revista Vatra Veche
Fundatia Asturian
Fundaţia Heron
Asociaţia Unirea Viena
Ziarul Romanesc
Diaspora Online
Nou Horizont
Niram Art
Revista Oglinda

Români Online
Români in UK
Stewart’s Melville College Edinburg
The Griffon Partnership Norfolk

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Exhibition of Romanian books and traditional costumes, 20 June 2011, 18.30 hrs, at the Embassy’s venue, in 1 Belgrave Square, London

» Exhibition of Romanian books and traditional costumes

20 June 2011, 18.30 hrs – In the presence the Ambassador of Romania to London, Dr Ion Jinga, at the Embassy’s venue, in 1 Belgrave Square SW1X 8PH, the Romanian Association of Wales along with the Românca Society are presenting the “Exhibition of Romanian books and traditional costumes”.

The event aims at presenting the Romanian traditional costumes and reunites as special guests:

- Mr Vasile Timis, Secretary of State, Ministry of Culture and National Cultural Heritage;
- Associate Professor Dr. Paula Popoiu, General Manager of the National Village Museum, Bucharest;
- Associate Dr. Elena Tirziman, General Director, National Library of Romania;
- Dr. Sanda Miller, writer and lecturer;
- PhD. Ionela Flood, writer, President of the Românca Society

Associate Professor Dr. Paula Popoiu will speak about the Romanian traditional costume, and four young Romanians, wearing traditional costumes will highlight the colour and charm of our tradition, keeper of the Romanian spirit.

The Romanian Association of Wales will make a donation of books and costumes to the Embassy of Romania in London.

Associate Dr. Elena Tirziman will present the book donnation, in dialogue with the public.

The release of the Romanian poetry book Parfumul Ingerilor (The Perfume of Angels), written by Ionela Flood will complete the evening programme. The book has illustrations made by John Astalus, Adina Romanescu Vlaic Peter, Amy Lee and Adela Ursache, and comes with a multimedia CD.

The event will also include a recital performed by the Romanian pianist Diana Ionescu.

This project has been initiated by Ştefan Giurcă, founding member of the Romanian Association of Wales and benefits of the kind support of the Presidential Administration, the Embassy of Romania in London, the Ministry of Culture and National Cultural Heritage, the National Library of Romania, “Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum – Bucharest, “Busuiocul” – Romanian folk dance group of Bacau, as well as of the Romanian National Television.

Please RSVP until 18 June to Ionela Flood on email : or mobile 07515253584.

Ionela Flood -Românca Society & Stefan Giurca-Romanian Association of Wales

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Urari pentru Sfintele Sarbatori Pascale / Happy Easter!

Sfintele Sarbatori Pascale sa va aduca lumina si implinire sufleteasca !

Echipa Societatii Romnaca


All our best wishes for your Easter Holidays!

The Team of Romanca Society

Te-ai coborat -muzica si versurile Corneliu Pavel

Icoana realizata de catre Aurelia Chiriac Carabinieru -Atelierul de iconografie al Societatii Romanca


Durerea striga in nestire
caci Adevarul s-a luat la harta
cu Omenirea dusa in ispita
pe-ntunecatele carari.

Caci ne-au cazut si pleoapele si gandul
Cand plansului-i venise randul
S-adune povara stransa pe comori
S-o curga in sirurile de cocori.

Cati ingeri s-au nascut pe cale
De nu ajunsera nici aripi, nici ninsoare
sa stinga flacara aprinsa cu Neindurare
de-atata Neputinta , Ura, Inselare?

De-atata plans si ganduri ferecate
De-al meu si-al tau si al Durerii
Pe marea de lacrimi adunate
Din cer ploua marunt si bland

Cu Pace si Mister.

Fragment din volumul Parfumul ingerilor de Ionela Flood, Ed Deliana, Bucuresti 2010

Sf Gheorghe-Icoana realizata de catre Aurelia Chiriac Carabinieru -Atelierul de iconografie al Societatii Romanca

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Voluntary & Community Sector Development Scheme

A London wide Technical Assistance Programme part funded by the European Social Fund to support participation of voluntary and community sector organisations in ESF Programme

Making a case for your organisation-From survival to organisational resilience

Where: LTEN (formerly ITN) offices, 3 Highbury Crescent, London N5 1RN

(Nearest Tube Station: Highbury & Islington on the Victoria Line and well served by Buses: 4, 19, 30, 43, 271, 277, 393)

When: Wednesday 20th April 2011 from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

Who is it for?

* Senior staff in small to medium sized community and voluntary sector organisations

* Upon confirmation of registration participants will be expected to undertake pre course preparation.

* One staff per organisation

What: In the light of major cutbacks in the public sector and shrinking resources it’s more important than ever to reassess the position of your organisation in order to ensure a sustainable long term future. The workshop will provide an opportunity to think through the necessary elements of planning for it.

Aims of the workshop: At the end of the session participants will have developed an understanding of the following

* The current context you are operating in

* Reconnecting with your core mission and vision

* Assessing the real value of your organisation- do your beneficiaries really benefit?

* Capacities and vulnerabilities analysis

* Cost of funding

* Evidence, evidence evidence-giving value to outcomes

To book, complete the attached registration form, call Sumita Dutta on 0207 7150300 or email your contact details to:

Closing date for registration: 11th April 2011

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Evelyn Oldfield Unit - Launch of the EOU's New Toolkit

Dear all,

The Unit is just about to launch its brand new toolkit on ENGAGEMENT. It will include lots of free resources to help you to develop an improved communication strategy, with particular focus on:

· Digital media

· Conducting research

· Free human resources support

· How to engage those defined as ‘hard to reach’

· Improving traditional engagement methods

· Involving people

We are fortunate enough to have 2 guest speakers: Paula Graham from Fossbox (an organisation set up to support groups to access free software and low cost hardware) and Nick Micinski, from Migrants and Refugee Community Forum, who runs a free training programme on digital activism.

Come! It’ll be very useful for you and you will definitely leave with lots of good tips on improving your communication ..

Time: 14.00 -17.00

Date: 17th of March

Venue: the Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N76PA

TAF courses - three places left for LBHF 40+ - to register now

Hi there!

Just to let you know that we have three places left for unemployed residents of LBHF who are 40+ of working age and wish to learn ICT as well as have help with Personal Development/employment prospects. The beginners ICT classes are on Tues & Thurs 10-2 and the PD sessions on Wed 10-1 with additional 1-2-1's Wed pm by appointment ... all at Britannia House in R501.
If you have anyone who fits the criteria and would like to take advantage of the holistic programme, please refer them on asap &/or circulate this e-mail to anyone who might be interested? The classes will finish just before Easter i.e. on/just before 21st April 2011. More information can be found on the website or contact Sally/Sylvia at TAF on 020
8748 9898. Many thanks. Take care! All the best

Saturday, 15 January 2011

International Conference on "Management of Technological Changes"– organized by "Gheorghe Asachi" -1-3 September 2011 in Greece

Dear Colleagues,

Regarding the 7th International Conference on "Management of Technological Changes"– organized by "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Romania, through Center for Continuing Education and Training (CETEX) in Alexandroupolis, Greece, on September 1st-3rd, 2011, we remind you that the abstract submission deadline is February 1st, 2011, at midnight Romanian time (GMT + 2h).
The 2011 conference will debate the Impact of Globalization on Technological Changes upon organizations and society that will lead to sustainable development.
We would like to announce you that seven Conferences organized by CETEX – “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi are now indexed in the “ISI Web of Knowledge” ISI Proceedings Database.

Important Deadlines:

Abstract submission
February 1st, 2011
Notification of acceptance of abstracts
February 15th, 2011
Submission of full papers
March 15th, 2011
Notification of full papers acceptance
May 31th, 2010

For further details, please visit our website:

Important issues:

Conference Topics
Conference Fees
Scientific Committee
Manuscript preparation
Abstracts and Papers
MTC Short History

Warm regards,

Prof. Costache RUSU PhD
MTC 2011 Editor

The 7th International Conference on Management of Technological Changes – MTC Organizing Committee
"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi
Center for Continuing Education and Training - CETEX
53 Dimitrie Mangeron Blvd.
IASI - 700050, ROMANIA, Tel./ Fax: +00 40 232 213 708,