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PRESS RELEASES AND NEWS

20.04.2018

Victory Day Celebrations in the UK

Several memorial events will be held in UK 2018 to celebrate the Victory Day.

5 MayOxfordshire car run. Starting point – stopover service 4, Motorway Service Area, Windsor Road, A355, Beaconsfield HP9 2SE from 11:00. The car run starts at 13:00. At 14:00 a festival will be held at "Haine Farmers" Oxfordshire, OX7 5QB https://www.facebook.com/events/904796229916318/  

5 May at 12 часов a Family concert dedicated to Victory Day takes place at Church of Holy Trinity, 98 Edinburgh Road, Northampton NN2 6QP. Tickets cost 5 £

6 May – Immortal Regiment march will be held in Derby, starting at 11:00. More info here https://www.facebook.com/groups/707785302696119/about/ "Immortal Regiment" is a rally of remembrance: people carry photos of their family members who fought in WWII. All British friends whose ancestors fought in the War are welcome to join this regiment of peace and gratitude.

6 May Victory Day celebrations in Mansfield at 15:00 at Cooltura Pub аnd Dining, Broxtow Drive, NG18 2JE Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. https://www.facebook.com/events/571089273237723/ 

6 May 18:00 in London the Victory Day concert at St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Rd, SW7 4RL London, supported by the . “Russian heritage” charity. For programme and tickets see https://billetto.co.uk/e/victory-day-concert-tickets-273284

6 May a lecture on Northern convoys will be held at «Boswell Book Festival», Dumfries House, Ayrshire.
Find out more here: https://www.boswellbookfestival.co.uk/…/david-craig-and-joh…

6 MayAct of remembrance and Immortal Regiment rally will be held in Manchester at 13:00 at Manchester Cenotaph, Princess Street.

7 May act of remembrance will be held at Dundee and Errol at 10.50
Find out more: https://www.google.co.uk/…/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48865c…

7 May at 13.30 flowers will be laid at the war memorial on Errol airfield. More info here:
https://www.google.ru/…/@56.4…/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!4m1!3e0

7 May, Leeds: meeting with British and Russian WW2 veterans and concert (admission free). 17:00St Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Road, Far Headingle LS16 5JT

9 May at 10:45 flowers will be laid at the Soviet War Memorial near the Imperial War Museum in London (address: Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ). https://www.facebook.com/events/1646683578778724/ 

9 May at 13:00: Act of remembrance and laying wreaths at the Cenotaph near the Belfast City Hall

9 May Immortal Regiment rally will be held in London at 14:30, starting from Trafalgar Square. https://www.facebook.com/events/577516289284387/ 

9 May Immortal Regiment rally will also be held in Cardiff at 14:00. Starting point at the City Hall near the Museum.

9 May Immortal Regiment rally in Edinburgh starting at 17:00  Adam Smith Statue, 192 The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RB. https://www.facebook.com/events/166139754092369/ 

9 May Victory Day concert of the Russian Community Council takes place at 18:00 at Rossotrudnichenstvo (floor 1, 37 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5ED). Free entrance. https://www.facebook.com/events/1692537077480545/ 

9 May “Mazaika Duo” concert, dedicated to Victory Day, takes place at 19:00 at the Pushkin House (5A Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2TA). Tickets cost £15-£35.

http://www.pushkinhouse.org/events/2014/5/9/concert-mazaika-duo-war-songs

12 and 13 May an act of remembrance will be held at Loch Ewe.

12 May at 17:00 an act of remembrance will be held at Aberdeen at 5 Menzies Road, Aberdeen.

13 May flowers will be laid at Northern convoys memorial (time will be determined later).
Memorial is situated here: https://www.google.ru/…/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0…

 

 On the eve of the Victory Day, celebrated on 9 May in Russia, many Russians, including those who live in Britain, wear a symbol of remembrance – orange and black St.George’s ribbon, which can be obtained free of charge from the Embassy (applications with your postal address and a self-addressed envelope with a 2nd class stamp should be sent by post to 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP).




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