Established in 2009, the London Maslenitsa Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this February with activities throughout the capital to mark the end of winter.
The 10th edition of the festival offers a wide variety of events to suit everyone – from traditional folklore to contemporary Russian style including: a children’s Maslenitsa event Matryoshki-Balalaiki that reveals the charming traditions of Maslenitsa to future generations; a concert by highly acclaimed balalaika virtuoso Bibbs Ekkel and his Trio with a special Maslenitsa programme; a view of the artworks of Russian and Soviet artists from the 1905-1955 period as part of a major exhibition at Tate Modern; a screening of the award-winning film Paradise by distinguished director Andrei Konchalovsky (2016); culinary experiences at Russian restaurant Marivanna and a special pancake masterclass by chef Karina Baldry exploring the history of Maslenitsa and pancake making; the Maslenitsa Grand Concert at London’s prestigious Cadogan Hall with colourful performances by well-known groups and musicians coming especially from Russia as well as the best London-based groups; the Rudolf Steiner Theatre will open its doors to the finale of the Stars of Albion Maslenitsa competition; and top fashion designer Olga Roh will share the secrets of her designs in a show called “Shall we Dance?” as part of London Fashion Week.
WEDNESDAY 14 February
From 18.30/MARIVANNA RESTAURANT
Maslenitsa and Valentine Celebration – culinary extravaganza
When ordering please quote “Maslenitsa” and receive a complimentary drink from MARIVANNA herself.
Please visit: www.marivanna.ru/london/
THURSDAY 15 February
“The Majestic Pancake” – authentic culinary experience exploring the history of Maslenitsa (by Karina Baldry, Product)
Tickets at £45 are available on www.pushkinhouse.org/events/
FRIDAY 16 February
Maslenitsa Celebration Concert with the participation of the Russian Souvenir Ensemble, Natalia Kremen Ballet School, violinist John Gallant, soprano Diana Gouglina, pianist Julian Gallant, M. TURETSKY SOPRANO, Mazaika duo and vocal group Kvatro among others.
There will be a Russian fair with Russian Specialities and souvenirs available before the concert.
To book tickets from £5 visit: www.cadoganhall.com/event/maslenitsa-celebration-concert/
SATURDAY 17 February
12.30/FREEMASON’S HALL, 60 GREAT QUEEN STREET, LONDON WC2B 5AZ
Fashion show – new collection by Olga Roh “Shall we dance?” Autumn-Winter 2018-2019
London Fashion Week
SUNDAY 18 February
18.30/RUDOLF STEINER HOUSE
Award Ceremony and Gala Concert of the Stars of Albion – Maslenitsa Competition
“Stars of the Albion” international performing arts festival & competition is the annual event which joins young extraordinary talented musicians and dancers from across the world.
book tickets at £15 please call +44(0)7832 341 745 or +44(0)20 7833 0502