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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


Kid of the Week: I Want to Ride My Bicycle!

18 Feb

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycleI want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like

You say black I say white
You say bark I say bite
You say shark I say hey man
Jaws was never my scene
And I don’t like Star Wars
You say Rolls I say Royce

You say God give me a choice
You say Lord I say Christ
I don’t believe in Peter Pan
Frankenstein or Superman
All I wanna do is…

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my

Bicycle races are coming your way
So forget all your duties oh yeah
Fat bottomed girls they’ll be riding today
So look out for those beauties oh yeah
On your marks get set go
Bicycle race bicycle race bicycle race

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle
Bicycle bicycle bicycle
Bicycle race

You say John I say Wayne
Hot dog I say cool it man
I don’t wanna be the President of America
You say smile I say cheese

Cartier I say please
Income tax I say Jesus
I don’t wanna be a candidate for
Vietnam or Watergate
Cause all I wanna do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like

The Queen had a message:

‘I Want to Ride My Bicycle’


Have a good Weekend!

Scarlet M

The Tate Modern in Colour

1 Sep

On the weekends at Tate Modern you are issued with colour pencils, pens, paper and the vastness of the Turbine Hall to let your imagination go wild. You can draw, paint, build, smudge, rip, make, jump, and run around to genuinely let you creativity take over in one of the most famous museum of contemporary art.

…now, let me think, was I writing that for the kids or for the parents….

Remember the world is your playground!…

And if you need some more inspiration, here are some great links to entertain the kids in the meantime, courtesy of the Tate Modern:

Tate “Inspire me” Games: http://kids.tate.org.uk/games/

Tate Kids Create (online and offline material) http://kids.tate.org.uk/create/

Tate Kids blog: http://kids.tate.org.uk/blog/

Photography courtesy of Anna Tsurkan

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Diane Arbus and Everyday Life in Black in White

1 Sep

The best you can do this weekend is the third floor of Tate Modern, which hides away a true gem of art –photographs by Diane Arbus.

Arbus became one of the most successful female American photographers after the war, frequently published in everything from Vogue to Esquire.

Her famous picture of the Identical Twins draws you so close to the subjects you start psycho analysing the portraits of the girls by staring into their eyes, while the tip of your nose gets closer and closer to the protective glass.

DA: “Our whole guise is like giving a sign to the world to think of us in a certain way but there’s a point between what you want people to know about you and what you can’t help people knowing about you. And that has to do with what I’ve always called the gap between intention and effect.”


The Teenage Couple on Hudson street is soaked with cool confidence, it kept haunting me for hours with its timeless classic look of long double-breasted coats and ultimate East End ease.  Beyond the fashion, I was stunned by the knowing stare that their bodies were transmitting.

Diane Arbus at The Tate Modern until 31 March 2012.

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I want to be an Astronaut!

17 Aug

This Friday you can do the unthinkable – climb aboard space module Apollo 11 which landed on the Moon in 1969 and pretend you are an astronaut.

If you have ever looked up at the sky and wondered what it would be like to fly among the stars – this is your chance.

Bring the kids and let them dream!!

The Science Museum link: http: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/about_us/doing_business_with_us/publications/Apollo11.aspx

Apollo 11 commander module link: http://LDN.in/yTPiE3

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