Christmas time is perhaps the worst time of the year for living away from your home country. It is a time for friends and family and it is often when overseas residents most miss being at home.
However, for Russian residents in the city there are a number of activities and events going on this year to that bring a little piece of the Motherland to London.
Pushkin House, London’s main Russian cultural centre has number of Russian music concerts over the next month including an evening of folk songs on the 22nd of December with the popular Mazaika Duo of Igor Outkine and Sarah Harrison. The couple will also be playing at a Russian Orthodox Christmas celebration on January 6th at the Green Note in Camden.
For those wanting to enjoy Tchaikovsky’s classic Christmas ballet there are no fewer than four different productions of ‘The Nutcracker’ playing in London this month including major performances at both The Coliseum, O2 and The Royal Opera House.
People wanting to enjoy a classic Russian Christmas feast have plenty of opportunity. The Abracadabra Russian Restaurant in Jermyn Street is hosting a full three course meal prepared by Russian chefs on January 7th. Trojka in Primrose Hill has is offering a set menu of Russian fare for both lunch and dinner throughout December as are Sobranie in Fountain Square and Erebuni in Lancaster Gate.
To finish the festive season in great fashion, on 13th January there is a free Russian Winter Festival in Trafalgar Square with market stalls, live music and children’s activities.
The highlights include Russian folk artists, military marching band and the Russian National Dance Show. It promises to be a fabulous event that will give London’s Russian residents a true taste of home.
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