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This Weekend: Russian Wave Festival

14 Sep

Yummy & Olympic is attending this great Festival of contemporary Russian culture on Sunday 16th September. We think it’s not to miss. Cartoons and animation is from 12pm till 13:00 and its free. And of course it’s “Masha and Medved”, the favourite with all kids who watch it!



Sunday, 16 September 2012, 11am – 11 pm

Riverside Studios, London SW6

Breaking on the banks of the Thames for one day only, Russian Wave is a celebration of contemporary Russian culture. This 12-hour programme will immerse you in the turbulent world of contemporary Russian culture, revealing how a nation renowned for its heritage can still rock the boat with revolutionary innovation. Russian Wave will be awash with cinema, literature, theatre, art, music and animation, and will be giving you a chance to try thefinest Russian cuisine. Come and meet people on the same wavelength in a vibrant atmosphere, and explore the depths of Russian culture now.  Get caught up in the current!

More about Russian Wave: www.russianwave.org

Russian Wave Film programme will showcase new Russian cinema by presenting four films, all award-winners at Russian and international film festivals.


Patria o Muerte – «Родина или смерть»



Contemporary animation. The best in contemporary animation – sure to delight adults and kids alike. Free entry! (12:00-13:00)

Russian Poetry Wave will transform Riverside Studios with live performances of English and Russian poems throughout the day. As part of an open culture project in London, a series of discussions on contemporary literature will take place between literary specialists representing both the English and Russian language. There will also be books in Russian and English on sale at the book stand.

Russian Book Bar – choose the perfect book for you whether it’s on Russia, from Russia or in Russian. All the books can be borrowed, bought or won in a special raffle.

Get a taste of Russia! Pirogi, pelmeni, medoviki, smetanniki and more! Come and join this celebration of Russian cuisine and dig in to Russian delicacies, freshly prepared by a team of chefs from Russian Revels and Sobranie Restaurant, in the Riverside Café and on the terrace.

iPainting at Russian Wave is a unique chance to witness the creation of a piece of 21-century art and become a part of it at once. Young Russian artist Nadja Ryzhakova will be with us all day with her digital easel at the ready to capture the scenes, faces and the atmosphere of the fest. Come and watch the recorded step-by-step process of iPainting live at our screens and be prepared to find yourself iPainted!

All this, plus award-winning contemporary art, music and lots of other Russian zabavas (fun and games) for all the family.

Let’s get together and make some waves!

Box office: www.riversidestudios.co.uk, 020 8237 1111