Posts by: Lola Omo-Ikerodah

27 Sep
2016
Artists/Assistants @ Triumph Gallery My list of things I want to do and see in Moscow before I leave seems to be ever-growing. Every time I tick something off my Moscow bucket list, I discover something else that I just have to do. My FOMO (fear of missing out) has honestly reached new and, somewhat, ...
23 Sep
2016
“Artmossphere” Moscow Street Art Biennale 2016 The saying: “there are not enough hours in the day” has never rung as true as it does living in Moscow. The sheer pace of life in the city is completely apathetic to the ambitious and, probably, unrealistic schedules of its inhabitants- namely me. However after much consideration, I’ve ...
19 Sep
2016
Давайте выпьем чаю! – Let’s drink tea! Tea remains one of the most pervasive symbols of ‘Britishness’ abroad. The list goes: The Queen, Mary Poppins and then tea. Sherlock Holmes and ‘fry-ups’ are also up there, but those are definitely the top three. This is despite the fact that, the consumption of tea in the ...
14 Sep
2016
Jewel Collection: The Diamond Fund When in Moscow, a trip to Kremlin and Red Square is effectively obligatory. Both sites are included in UNESCO List of World Natural Heritage sights, as they are inextricably linked to all the most important historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century’. According to the UNESCO website: ...
10 Sep
2016
Pod Mukhoi Moscow is fast becoming one of the best cities in the world for great food and drinks. To say the bar and restaurant scene has flourished would be an understatement. The city boasts around 4,000 restaurants, bars and cafés owned by ambitious and creative collectives who are changing the gastronomic face of the ...
08 Sep
2016
Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics [Мемориальный Музей Космонавтики], or the Moscow Space Museum, is appropriately located under the ‘Monument to the Conquerors of Space’ [Монумент «Покорителям космоса»] – a 110m titanium sculpture which depicts a rocket’s scent into space. Both structures stand as tribute to Soviet and Russian innovation in the ...
07 Sep
2016
Studying Russian – Tips & Truth I started studying Russian at school when I was about 14, although I use the word ‘studying’ loosely. In reality it was sitting in a classroom staring into space while a teacher attempted to communicate with us in unintelligible sounds- which I now assume were the Russian language. It ...
04 Sep
2016
Russian Music Scene: Pompeya A couple of weeks ago I went to Tuborg Green Jam, a creative one-day festival which showcased the best of street culture that Moscow has to offer including: music, food, art, style and sport. The headlining acts that day were Earl Sweatshirt, an American rapper from the hip hop collective Odd ...
03 Sep
2016
Vogue Fashion’s Night Out If you love fashion and, like me, live in sweet denial of the dire state of your bank account- I mean, broke IS the new Birkin- then Vogue Fashion’s Night Out is the place to be. Probably the biggest fashion event in the capital, Fashion Night Out will be taking place ...
01 Sep
2016
Moscow Coffee Festival “Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold, it brings to every person the feeling of luxury and nobility”– Sheikh Abd-al Kadir, who wrote the earliest known history of coffee manuscript I 1587. Coffee is without a doubt one of the most beloved drinks to have ever existed. According to statistics ...