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Dmitri Kogan in Barbican on 30 March

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Leningrad, 2 May 2015, The Forum

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Masha Tsigal Master Class in London 10 Feb

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Maslenitsa Week in London 8-15 Feb

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Venera Gimadieva sings Rachmaninoff in a celebration of Tatar Music - 1 April

 ‘Pearls of Tatar Music’ at Royal Festival Hall

April 1, 2015


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The British premiere of the Oratorio St. Matthew Passion by Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev - 8 February

Ensemble Productions Presents the British premiere of the oratorio St. Matthew Passion by Metropolitan  Hilarion Alfeyev will take place on 8 February 2015 at London’s prestigious Cadogan Hall. It promises to be one of the most significant events outside Russia presenting the musical heritage of the Orthodox Church.

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Victoria Daineko Live in London - 5 Feb 2015 @ Dstrkt London

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The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2015 will celebrate its 10th anniversary in a special retrospective performance dedicated to the history of Russian Ballet

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French & American Brasserie at Counter Vauxhall

Nestled under the arches of Vauxhall Station, you’ll find COUNTER, an all-day bar & brasserie that draws its inspiration from America and France.

On the face of it, you’d have to say that it’s a rather strange combination that doesn’t really go together, but this isn’t ‘fusion’ cooking, it is two separate menus; the breakfast & brunch menu getting the American influence, while the French inspire the all-day menu. Now that makes much more sense!

The front-of-house staff are welcoming and knowledgeable, and the whole experience is just that little bit … different. And that’s before we get to BackCOUNTER (described as COUNTER’s naughty little brother).

It starts with the venue itself, said to be the longest bar in London thanks to it taking up a whole archway – approximately 60 metres long. Decorated with comfortable booths, mirror adorned walls, brass fittings and reclaimed Teak flooring, it is rather beautiful, in a non-hipster cool way. But what of the food?