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Karaoke Box Mayfair - the Best Russian Karaoke Experience in London

In Russia music has long since become an integral part of every celebration, from ritual folk songs and the sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church, Russian people have always had this incredible desire for singing.

The passion for singing has been passed through the generations and came to us in the form of karaoke, where everyone has a chance to show off their talent or just have fun remembering our favourite songs. Millions of Russians choose karaoke as their favourite form of entertainment in the high-end karaoke bars opening up here and over there across the country.

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Dacha by Russian Revels - South Bank, 26th - 28th September 2014

A three-day pop-up celebrating Eastern European flavours in London: from the Baltic Sea, via the Ukrainian steppe to the Georgian mountains.

Russian Revels, London-based designers of chic Slavic dining experiences, are joining forces with the Real Food Market, to bring the flavours of former Soviet Union cultures to London’s iconic South Bank.

Russian Revels have been challenging the image of Eastern European food in the capital through their immersive pop-ups (including ‘The spies came in from the cold…’, ‘Anna Karenina’s feast’, ‘The Futurist dinner’). They combine traditions of their mothers with cosmopolitan ingredients and humour.

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Hermitage Revealed Private Screening – 9 September

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world holding over 3 million treasures and boasting more curators than any other museum.

In 2014, to mark the momentous occasion of its 250th anniversary, the museum opened its doors for the filming of Hermitage Revealed - a cinematic event that is a must for all fans of art, architecture and the culture and history of Russia.

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Russia in Bloom: Documentary Screening and Discussion with Leonid Parfenov – 15 August

Acclaimed Russian journalist and presenter Leonid Parfenov will present his latest documentary, Russia in Bloom (“Tsvet natsii”), dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky, a pioneer in colour photography in pre-revolutionary Russia.

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Work and Play behind the Iron Curtain – until 24 Aug

GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design is pleased to present ‘Work and Play Behind the Iron Curtain’, an exhibition examining the changing face of Soviet design from the 1917 Revolution to Perestroika. Curated by GRAD’s Elena Sudakova and Alexandra Chiriac, the exhibition features works on loan from the Moscow Design Museum and AMO-ZIL.

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Spectra 25 July - 6 September

Dina Bogusonova

Alexander Lufer

25 July - 6 September

Erarta Galleries London is pleased to present Spectra, the fourth exhibition during the year of Russian-British cultural exchange 2014. The exhibition fuses the work of two of Russia’s celebrated artists Dina Bogusonova and Alexander Lufer who explore the changeable, yet predictable nature of light and its interaction with the world to which it gives new life.

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Festival of Love at Southbank Centre 28 June 2014 – 31 August 2014

Over two months, Southbank Centre brings together hundreds of artists, communities and partners to create its Festival of Love. Our festival, which celebrates the Same Sex Couple Act, features an exciting programme of free events, differently-themed weekends, performances, poetry, talks and pop-ups. Our Thames-side site is also being transformed by several large-scale indoor and outdoor installations and artworks.

The Seven Kinds of Love

Festival of Love explores and celebrates the complexity of human relationships in all their forms. All of us hold feelings for others, but these feelings differ according to the people and the circumstance. In the English language there is only one word to describe all of them: LOVE.