Most recently the major event of the Pushkin Society was the mounting of the Anniversary Concert to celebrate one year since the creation of the Pushkin Literary Society in Adelaide. In association with the Pavlova School of Classical Ballet, the Russian Ethnic School and the Adelaide Russian Theatre a comprehensive, entertaining and educational programme was developed for the Anniversary Concert.
The Concert was a huge success. Some 250 people attended the Concert which was held at the Ballroom Function Centre of the Ukranian Community Centre on June 30, 2007. The Concert featured the play 'On the Seashore' a musical dramatisation based on Pushkin's Fairy Tales (directed by Vladimir Kanter) with a cast of 28 people, mostly children of Russian background.
Also featured were local professional musicians, singers and composers, dedicating their talents to entertain the Russian speaking community of Adelaide. Professional ballet dancer and choreographer, Valentina Pavlova, former soloist of the Bolshie Theatre in Moscow, together with 18 of her young and aspiring students, presented a dazzling display of Classical Ballet Divertissements inspired by the literary works of Alexander Pushkin.
The Concert attracted a much praised review which was published in the 'Unification', a leading Russian language newspaper in Australia.
On the Radio
Pushkin Society maintains and develops an increasingly popular weekly radio broadcasts of Russian Youth Programmes in Adelaide on 5EBI-FM (103.1Mhz) every Monday evening from 7 to 7:30 p.m hosted by the well-known Adelaide personality - Alexey Shandala. The Programme is mostly operated by voluntary workers from the Russian community.
Pushkin Society maintains and develops the Pushkin Library which currently has a collection of 327 books (recently catalogued), in Russian and English, comprising of the Complete Works of Pushkin and the related material. The Library also has a collection of over 200 educational DVD's and CD's featuring: major publications of movies, plays, recitations of poems, dramatic works and music, featuring operas, romances, songs and ballads based on Pushkin's works.
The Library is available to our members free of charge and to other educational institutions, such as schools and universities, for research purposes.