The concert will be held at a local church only yards from where the Skripals were attacked on the 4th March 2018.

The music concert is an attempt by the community to pull together after the poisonings.

Sergei Scribal, a former spy, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned using nerve agent in April.

Months after the attack, Dawn Sturgess was killed after coming into contact with the bottle used in the attack.

There will be a host of classical music tracks from Russian composers including Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich.

To add to the humorous nature of the event, there is also a love heart on the poster.

However, the event organisers have said the event was not linked to events over the last few months and that it was planned about a year ago.

Gill Bolton said: “It’s not really anything to do with the Skripals and that sort of thing.”

She also added the title of the concert was actually linked to the James Bond film.

The local said: “It’s a pity we chose that title.

“The music itself has nothing to do with it the current events. It’s quite upbeat.

“I hope people have looked beyond the title and instead look at the programme of music.”

Since the Novichok attack in March, the number of tourists visiting the city has drastically fallen.

She said it had been “very tough” for the city.

British officials have claimed two Russian intelligence agents posed as tourists to carry out the attack.

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov both deny being involved in the attack.

Daily Express :: News Feed

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