More than 250 people from across London attended the Fundraising Family Fair “Russian Carousel -№2” organised by AZBUKA Foundation on Sunday 19th March 2017, when our Russian language, culture and bilingual education centre opened its doors to the wider community.
The aim was to have fun, bring together different groups who share our values, and spread awareness of our school and bilingual education, resource and cultural centre.
We generated £1,600 towards IT equipment, library and educational resources which will help to support our full time school.
Thank you for being with us!
“Azbuka’s spring fair took place in its premises, the spacious, airy hall of a former church on Vernon Road. It was a colourful, bustling affair, with a profusion of Russian artefacts and home-made foods, performances, and various children’s activities. Stylish hand-painted cushion-covers, quirky prints and illustrations jostled with rows of children’s books and of pots of Lithuanian honey set out in graded tones of amber; there were lavish displays of golden loaves of bread, and piles of pirozhki and vatrushki. Russian scarves in vibrant colours and patterns lent a picturesque look to the event.Children ran around excitedly, switching effortlessly between Russian and English, as if it were the most natural thing in the world.” – Ann Brown
Photography: Alisia Green and Natalia Howard: