Awarding of poem competition winners from the Znaniye Centre
The participants of a poem competition took part in an award ceremony that was held on the third of July at Waterstone’s bookshop in Piccadilly, London. This was followed by a charity art event. One of the main aims of the competition was to help fundraise for 9-year-old Veronika Panova who is among kids sponsored by Rusfond UK.
A special guest of the event was Ksenya Kaminskaya who was sponsored by Rusfond UK earlier. Two years ago Ksenya underwent treatment in London funded by the charity and this was later conveyed in an interview published in the newspaper Angliya. Today, she has returned to London together with her mother Tatyana in order to learn English language, to produce a film and look forward to enjoying life.
Ksenya is an excellent singer and she sang two wonderful songs before the start of charity auction.
Much appreciation should be made for the talented poet, Lidya Grigorieva, who conducted the auction. The most popular goods were pictures, works of children sponsored by Rusfond UK, books and music that included choral and instrumental workshops. In addition, a big thanks should be made to the Musica Nova Academy and its all-time managing director and inspirer, Evgenya Terenteva. It was not only sound equipment that Evgenya and Yuri Veryovkin provided for the event. The audience of the event was happy to see a performance presented by students and teachers of the Academy. It is also worth nothing that the Academy is going to celebrate an anniversary this year. It has been fifteen years since Musica Nova made kids as new little stars shining in a great glory of Britain.
Marina Burima was a fascinating singer of the concert. Together with Nizamidin Sametov, a teacher of guitar playing, and his talented student, Marina also sang a few songs. Magnificent performances presented by a duet of Tatyana Murgi and Andrei Volosatov were sensational. Musical performances were appearing in a sequence with poetry. The audience had a great chance to hear poems of English and Russian poets and writers and buy books directly from their authors.
Georgian restaurant Walnut & Spice being a friend and partner of the organisation Rusfond UK provided the event with food that was a nice addition to spiritual nourishment. It’s been a while since people who frequently participated in our fundraising activities has come to like food of Anna Tibeli, an owner of the restaurant.
Managers of Rusfond UK express a sincere gratitude to all organisers of the competition who included a headmaster of Znaniye school, Aina Mamayeva, a head of Russian federal agency Rossotrudnichestvo, Anton Chesnokov, embassy of the Russian Federation in London, all participants and performers for an unforgettable day that gave this life a true meaning. It was fundraised more than £1000 for Veronika Panova from Tyumen region. Get well soon, dear Veronika!