2nd March 2013
It’s the beginning of March and what better way to welcome spring and the upcoming festival of Maslenitsa then a fabulous Russian Tea party. Maslenitsa, the Russian Sun Festival has been celebrated in London for the last few years and this year’s programme of events looks very exciting. There’s an exhibition ‘Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars’ at the V&A, a special pancake menu (the festival is also known as Pancake Week) at Russian restaurant Mari Vanna, a literary evening at Waterstones, a special performance by Theatre Praktika and of course the annual street festival celebrations at Trafalgar Square 16th March. For full details of the weeks events go to www.maslenitsa.co.uk
Here’s a few pics of the yummy decor and treats served at Mari Vanna.
The festival is supported by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and the festival’s official charity partner is the Naked Heart Foundation, founded by Natalia Vodianova