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A Day Out at The London Aquarium and The London Eye

With it's breathtaking views from as high as 135 metres, it's no surprise that the London Eye has become of the UK's most popular paid for visitor attractions. The stunning wheel is actually the tallest observation wheel of it's kind in the world and has the fascinating backdrop of London has a focus point – what more could you ask for?

The brainchild of David Marks and Julia Barfield, the London Eye was initially built to commemorate the Millennium back in 2000, since then, the eye has been a pinnacle of celebration with yearly fire works taking place on it to celebrate each New Year.

It's also one of the few attractions in London that can be equally enjoyed by visitors of all ages and with the ability to carry 800 guests per rotation it also means that waiting times are limited giving time to enjoy the experience without the hassle of long queues.

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Teatime Treats At Fortnum & Mason

Afternoon Tea has long been a British tradition and no one does it quite as well as Fortnum & Mason, a quintessentially English institution in its own right, Fortnum's has sold tea for more than 300 years.

The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon on the fourth floor of the Piccadilly store was opened by Her Majesty the Queen herself and has since become renowned for serving the best in edible delights. The lavish room is opulently decorated and keeps to the theme of Fortnum's heritage. Offering a selection of teas sourced from all over the world it's no surprise there's an entire menu devoted to them, each catering to a different taste, it's good to be knowledgeable on the wide range of varieties available.

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Max Weber: An American Cubist in London until 5 October

Ben Uri Gallery

25 June 2014 - 5 October 2014

Russian-American Jewish artist Max Weber (1881-1961) is widely acknowledged within the United States for introducing Cubism to New York. With Max Weber: An American Cubist in Paris and London, 1905-15, Ben Uri is proud to unveil the first major UK museum show of Weber's work and the first to examine his career and influence within a European context.

This exhibition highlights Weber’s crucial role in the cross-cultural dialogue between Paris and London and his important influence on the British avant-garde during the first two seminal decades in the history of 20th Century European modernism.

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Making Stalin Laugh

Until 9 July 2014

In the 1920s, the Moscow State Yiddish Theatre was one of the most respected theatre companies in the world. Chagall designed for them, Prokofiev, Stanislavski and Eugene O'Neill all saluted them. By 1952, the surviving members of the troupe had all been purged by Stalin, executed on the same day in August.

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Whispers of Summer - 12 July

Gala Performance of Classical Music and Ballet forming part of The Anglo -Russia Year of Culture - 12 July. 

Natalia Kremen Ballet School, together with The Belsize Music Academy have created an exciting programme of Classical music and Ballet, with modern repertoire, including the premiere of an original piece created by one of the UK's foremost Choreographers and English National Ballet Soloist, Jenna Lee.

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The 36th Moscow International Film Festival

The 36th Moscow International Film Festival starts in 19th -28th, June. A completion program is embellished with only one Russian film ‘Yes and Yes’ directed by Valeria Gay Germanika. Its a story about unfulfilled love between a modern painter and a modern schoolteacher. Germanica who started her film career as a cameraman at porno studio and documentary director has all the chances to be awarded by jury. Her second short “Girls” won an award for the best short film at the Kinotavr Film Festival.

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19th Annual Russian Summer Ball - 7 June

You are cordially invited to celebrate the bicentenary of the visit of Czar Alexander 1st to England, the Centenary of the Great War and the UK Russia Year of Culture.

Saturday, June 7th

The Cavalry and Guards Club

Guests of honour:
Her Highness Princess Olga of Russia,
His Highness Prince Rostislav of Russia,

in aid of The St Gregory’s Foundation 
(UK Registered Charity No. 1002469)

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Diana Arbenina and the Night Snipers - 19 May

Russian singer-songsmith Diana Arbenina heads her groovy, passionate alt-rock outfit, known back home as Nochnyie Snaipery.

The band will perform in London on 19 May at the the Garage Club.

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!!! Special Offer for RussianMind readers from Hobbs !!!

Hobbs is delighted to offer RussianMind readers 20% off all full-price purchases this Saturday 10th March at the Hobbs Knightsbridge store

Simply bring along your copy of RussianMind magazine or print out this article and take it to the store to benefit from this offer.

Complimentary fizz and personal styling on the day.

This offer is a part of Women’s Day celebration!!!!

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Poyekhali! Yuri Gagarin and the Dawn of Space Exploration

Poyekhali! Yuri Gagarin and the Dawn of Space Exploration

Rare Photo Exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall

9th June - 4th July 2011

Science Photo Library, the world's leading provider of scientifically themed imagery, presents a set of rarely seen photographs from the archives of RIA Novosti. The collection tells the story of Yuri Gagarin's life.

This intimate exhibition runs at London’s Royal Albert Hall and features a wealth of iconic and previously unseen images.

There are three FREE public viewing days:

Saturday 25th June: 11.00am to 3.00pm

Saturday 2nd July: 10.00am to 2.00pm

Sunday 3rd July: 11.00am to 3.00pm