Event Guide

Event Guide
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The Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (YMSO) Concert, 21 November

The Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (YMSO) is Britain’s leading orchestra for young musicians on the threshold of their professional careers. It provides invaluable experience to those who are studying or have recently completed their training, but are not yet established in the profession.

This November YMSO performs Mendelssohn’s much loved Violin Concerto. Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Symphony No.4 brings the evening to a rousing conclusion. The programme also includes Reznicek’s Overture Donna Diana. 

Soloist: Leland Chen

Conductor: James Blair

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Decadence or Renaissance: Russian Literature since 1991

24 - 26 September 2012

St. Antony's College, Oxford University

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Scale model of Borodino battle on display in London

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Borodino, a scale model of the combat will be exhibited at the London office of the Russian Federal Agency Rossotrudnichestvo. The model, comprising over 1700 specially cast figures, was created by the British military history enthusiast Gerry West during 40 years of work and research.

The exhibition will also feature documents of Russian diplomatic correspondence from the 1812 Patriotic war.

The exhibition will be open on working days from 4 to 14 September from 10.00 to 17.00, and on 6 September there will be a solemn opening reception for all those interested at 18.30 (Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/428843100499920/). The entry will be free.

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Russian Wave in London

Sunday, 16 September 2012, 11am11pmRiverside Studios, London SW6 

Breaking on the banks of the Thames for one day only, Russian Wave is a celebration of contemporary Russian culture. This 12-hour festival will immerse you in the turbulent world of contemporary Russian culture, revealing how a nation renowned for its heritage can still rock the boat with revolutionary innovation. Russian Wave will be awash with cinema, literature, theatre, art, music and animation, and will be giving you a chance to try the finest Russian cuisine. Come and meet people on the same wavelength in a vibrant atmosphere, and explore the depths of Russian culture now.  Get caught up in the current!

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Olympic Guide

2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony at Russia.Park

27 July

Russia.Park, the official national house of Russia and the home of the Russian Olympic Committee in London during the 2012 Games invites you to watch the Olympic Opening Ceremony and celebrate the Olympic spirit - Russian style on 27 July, 7.30pm – 11.30pm.

Guests are invited to take in a live simulcast of the Olympic Opening Ceremony on the big screen and to stretch out on the lawns with a picnic of Russian delicacies.

As the ceremony livens up, so will the atmosphere at Russia.Park - with entertainment, music and renowned Russian hospitality.

Kuban Cossack Choir

31 July - 3 August 2012

The Kuban Cossack Chorus is the brightest representative of the folk Cossack culture. It can be likened to a sweeping cavalry onslaught!

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Olympic Summer: Russia is Coming to London


Russia.Park incorporates the great Russian and British park tradition with a rich array of Russian cultural experiences. Picnic zones, performance spaces, sport activities area, pavilions and exhibitions to delight all comers.

Well-loved performers are converging on London from all corners of Russia. The live stage, open air galleries and performance spaces will host a diverse range of Russian talent. Throughout the day, roaming performers will entertain as you partake in the Russian spirit. Hear every kind of Russian music, watch all the regions dance, admire exhibitions of traditional folk craft and sample delicious traditional cuisine.

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Sofka: New One-Woman Show at the Calder Bookshop Theatre

Based on Red Princess, Sofka Zinovieff’s biography of her grandmother Sofka Skipwith.

Russian princess, wife, mother, WWII internee, secretary to Laurence Olivier, active member of the Communist Party and promoter of Russian cuisine: the extraordinary life of Sofka Skipwith (née Princess Sofka Dolgorouky) is the subject of a new one-woman show at the Calder Bookshop Theatre in Waterloo.

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Russian Garden Portrays the Triumph of Art Over Adversity

The Friends of the State Russian Museum of St Petersburg are sponsoring a spectacular show garden at the world’s largest flower show at Hampton Court Palace (July 2nd8th). The museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of Russian art, has commissioned an English landscape design company to create the garden. The museum’s directors say the Twig Group, based in Goudhurst, Kent – “the Garden of England” - have created an inspirational garden that will introduce British visitors to the beauty and splendour of St Petersburg. Designer Heather Appleton says she hopes the garden reflects how throughout Russia's turbulent history,  its art has survived, evolved and thrives today. 

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Euro 2012: Updates


Czech Rep. 0 - 1 Portugal FTHT 0-0 Thursday 21st June