On 14 July 2011, a monument to Yuri Gagarin was installed outside the British Council offices in London. This page collates all our coverage of the event from across our social media channels.
13 July 2011 – The role of Culture in international relationships
As the statue of Yuri Gagarin is unveiled outside the British Council offices in London, Paul de Quincey, British Council Director Russia, asks whether cultural exchange has any diplomatic value.
11 April 2011 – Elena Gagarina remembers her father
On the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the first manned space flight, Elena Gagarina, Yuri Gagarin’s elder daughter, gives an extremely rare interview to Andrea Rose, Director of Visual Arts at the British Council, about the private life of her father, the first man in space.
A message from the crew of the International Space Station
Below is the trailer for First Orbit, a film we co-funded.
Photos of the installation will be posted in this Flickr set immediately after it is completed, on 14 July.