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Old New Year Party – 2016

Saturday 16 January, 2016, 17:00 - 22:00

Yagody v sneguYou are cordially invited to join us in this traditional, sparkling and happy celebration. Guests of any age, speaking any languages are most welcome!

  • If you are lucky, you will be greeted at some point by a charming young Snowmaiden and/or a very friendly Grandfather Frost.
  • There will be a craft and jewellery fair, with unique stalls from local artists (with Russian, Eastern European and Baltic connections).

For children: arts, crafts, interactive activities and games for young children (Tibbatt’s Room).

Main programme:

  • Live music (Main Hall) – 5:15pm
    Members of the “Mawson Road Community Orchestra”.
    Conductor and Musical Director: Michael Copley.

Michael Copley

  • Children’s dance groups from Cambridge Russian School & Cambridge Russian Academy  will perform charleston and cha-cha-cha (Main Hall) – 6pm
    Teachers: Julia Krolenko, Maria Rozhko.

Girls dancing

  • Meet characters from Russian cartoons, dancing and singing in amazing bespoke costumes: Cheburashka, Crocodile Gena, & their friends (Main Hall). Producer & Costume designer: Zanna Agilar
  • Festive food & drink – BRING & SHARE (Ramsey Hall) – 6:30pm
  • Popular tunes: Mark Marianovski “Marfusha”, Angel Villoldo “El Choclo”, folk Russian “Dark Eyes” (Main Hall). Elena Lyutserina (violin) & Stephen Cook (guitar)7:00pm
  • New Year’s Quiz (Main Hall) – 7:15pm
  • Multicultural Folk Ensemble “Rusi-Lebedi” (Main Hall) – 7:45pm
    Artistic Director, Vocal and Dance: Natalia Nesterenko.Ded Moroz i Rusi Lebedi
  • Raffle with very special prizes (Main Hall) – 8:00pm
  • “Rusi-Lebedi” continues playing (Main Hall) – 7:45pm
  • Revitalising Russian Disco (Ramsey Hall) – 9:00pm
    DJ Artyom Lebedev.
  • 10:00pmFun tidying up and cleaning together!

– CamRuSS members: £5 (individual), £8 (family);
– others: £10 (individual), £15 (family);
– children (up to 16 y.o.) FREE.
– If you are unable to bring festive food to share, there will be an additional charge of £3 per person.
– FREE for all performers and people on the helpers’ list.


Saturday 16 January, 2016
17:00 - 22:00




St.Luke’s Church (Church Hall on the ground floor)
Victoria Rd
Cambridge, CB4 3DZ United Kingdom
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