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Cultural Travels from Home: Moscow's Metro

Thursday 20th January 11.00AM

INTRODUCTION: In our series of online webinars, we visit artists, art historians and guides in cultural cities around the world and enjoy an hour’s guided tour, museum visit or demonstration. The visits are live and interactive, allowing you to ask questions. These webinars will enable you to gain special access to sites, studios and galleries which are currently difficult to visit whilst at the same time providing a wonderful opportunity to travel virtually from home, no matter your location. Our visits will also support galleries and individuals working in the cultural sector whose activities have been affected by the pandemic.

Today we enjoy a live, guided tour of Moscow's iconic metro system in the company of one of the city's most authoritative and enthusiastic guides.

SUMMARY: Moscow's metro is one of the most beautiful and unique subway systems in the world. It is a masterpiece of art and architecture. Underground palace stations are decorated with mosaics, marble, stucco, frescoes, and chandeliers. You won’t find two that are similar! We will discover some of the most beautiful stations, which are listed as cultural heritage sites, and delve into the history and evolution of the subway exploring former bomb-shelter stations, stunning mosaics and impressive sculptures and chandeliers. And of course you will learn how to use the metro like a local Muscovite!

Important note: subway trains are frequent, and there will be some noise during the commentary at times.

The tour is interactive, so you will be able to put questions to our guide throughout the visit. Our events use the most up-to-date technology to provide you with the best possible virtual experience. 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Our guide Anna graduated from Moscow State University and Moscow City Government University specialising in international relations and tourism. She is a highly experienced tour guide, a speaker at the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow and a lecturer at the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism. She looks forward to sharing her city with you.

This is a live event including interactive Q and A starting at 11.00am UK time, lasting one hour. Tune in from anywhere in the world to participate or enjoy a recorded version if you cannot watch live. For those who are unable to participate live, you will automatically be sent a recording soon after the end of the session enabling you to watch on catch up later that evening or the following 2 days. Please note, the recording is only available to those who have not been able to participate live, and it is not possible to purchase a recording after booking has closed.

Booking closes the day before the event is streamed. Please refer to the Further Information panel below.

 

Further Information

Participation

1. BOOK.

Click on the gold “Book This Course/Event” button, fill in the online booking form and pay online. You will be notified automatically by email once your booking has been accepted.

Please ensure you enter your email address correctly, as your Zoom link will be sent to this address, thank you.

The participation fee is £10.00 per person, if making bookings for a number of people please provide their email addresses and book them as separate participants.

2. DOWNLOAD

Download ZOOM once you have booked - please print/download the instructions in this downloadable link and read them carefully .  Zoom works best when using Google Chrome

3. REGISTER

You will receive an email approximately 24-48 hours in advance of the event asking you to register.** This is a privacy function enabling only registered participants to attend. After registering you will receive the Zoom log in link immediately both on your screen and by email, please keep it safe as you will need it to log in

** Please note that these details are sent out in office hours, so if you book on a weekend you may not receive them until Monday. You must register with the same name that you have booked under, otherwise you may not be able to watch. If you have not received your email confirmations, please check your ‘deleted items' and 'junk mail' folders or click here for advice.

4. JOIN

Join the lecture at least ten minutes before it is scheduled to start, to ensure everything is working.

If you are not able to watch the lecture at the time it is live-streamed, you can watch on catch up. Just book online as normal and you will be contacted soon after the event with instructions on how to access the recording. This will be available to watch on catch up later that evening and for the following 2 days. You do not need to advise us if you can't participate live, don't worry! Please note, the recording is only available to those who have not been able to participate live, and it is not possible to purchase a recording after booking has closed

Bookings close the day before the lecture is streamed.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event. We regret that we are unable to offer technical support with Zoom but tips can be found in the attachment. If you would like to book more than one event, please book separately for each lecture that you would like to attend, thank you. If you are booking for more than one person, it is important that you include their email address so that we can send them the lecture link too. We regret we are unable to offer refunds but don't worry if you are not able to attend, as we will send you the recording link.

Great tour Anna, l loved learning about all the different buildings and magnificent cathedrals in Moscow. These tours are wonderful - have really opened up the world to me.”

Mrs A Boswell

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Highlights

  • Explore Moscow's iconic subway from home
  • Live guided tour with expert guide
  • Interactive - Q&A throughout the tour
  • Viewable from anywhere in the world

Practicalities

  • Price: £10.00
  • Venue: See Further Information
  • Lecturer: Anna

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