A Literary Walking Tour: Following Mikhail Bulgakov
There is no better way to pay tribute to your favorite authors or characters, than to follow in their footsteps via an entertaining walking tour.
When: Friday, October 5th at 19 pm — We are starting off with Patriach Ponds, where the opening scene to Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita is set. We will lead you through the following route: — Patriarch's Ponds — Malaya Bronnaya street — Bolshoy Kozikhinskiy lane — Bolshaya Bronnaya street — «The Odd Flat» (Bolshaya Sadovaya street, 10, flat № 50), where Mikhail Bulgakov lived in Moscow, creating his grand masterpiece.
What was Moscow like in the 1920-s? Which housing problems were the Moscovites facing at that time? Which literary works did Bulgakov write in the Odd Flat? What is the neighborhood famous for? — You will find answers to these questions during the tour ⠀ How much: 1200 rub. (art tour, tickets to the museum and drinks included)
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On a bargain hunt: Izmaylovo Flea Market
On Saturday (August 25) Александра Санькова (Sasha Sankova), the Director of the Moscow Design Museum, is thrilled to take you on a tour to one of the most famous flea markets in Moscow. Located close to "a second Kremlin", it has not only a great choice of vintage souvenirs, old cameras, great stuff from Soviet times, but it also has the ambiance of an old Russian Market, which can give you an excellent cultural shopping experience.⠀ Izmailovo Vernissage is the largest, world-renowned exhibition-fair of items of art and applied art created 25 years ago by artists, designers, craftspeople, artisans, unions, cooperatives, and other crafts folk crafts manufacturers. Izmailovo Vernissage today is intended to maintain, develop and preserve Russian culture, crafts, and traditions.⠀ The complex includes: "Artists Alley" with displayed works from more than 100 artists and "Craft Street" with artworks and folk techniques by masters of Zhostovo, Palekh, Gzhel, Sergiyev Posad, Dymkovo and other towns of Golden Ring.⠀ Alexandra Sankhova will guide you through the wooden trade rows to help you pick some unique stuff for your household. She will also tell us about the items, that have been purchased for the collection of the Moscow Design Museum.
Price 1200rub (art tour + snacks & drink included)
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Apartment Museum of the ballet dancer Galina Ulanova
You can say a lot about the person, judging by the house or apartment, one is living in. This is the place where you spend the most precious time with your family, where you can be yourself and let the rest of the world go by. Next week we will try to examine the life and character of one of the most famous Russian ballerinas - Galina Ulanova in her glorious apartment on Kotelnicheskay emb - in one of the seven "Stalin's sisters". The apartment has her furniture preserved inside, displaying photographs, letters and which tell the story of Ulanova's career. Galina Ulanova is the symbol of Russian ballet, so join us in this trip to her apartment museum in one of the Moscow high-risers.
When: Wednesday, July 25th Start at: 19 pm How much: 1200 rub