On June 6, Kazan will host the “Book-Fest”: “Tolstoy without a beard”, finger theater, games and performances
June 3, Ksenia Shvetsova). On June 6, the birthday of Alexander Pushkin, the
sixth festival “Book-Fest” will take place in Kazan in Lyadskoy Garden. The
program of the festival includes exhibitions, performances of famous writers,
contests, games, and much more. The book festival will be completed with an
open air film screening in Aksenov Square. Azat Abzalov, the head of the
Department of Culture, announced this at the Business Monday today.
On the day
of the festival, the exhibition “Tolstoy without a beard” will open on the
central alley of Lyadskoy Garden. It is based on unique materials from the
collection of the Leo Tolstoy State Museum. The exhibition will show the
citizens another, secular side of the writer's life. Visitors to the park will
be able to learn about the Kazan life period of Leo Tolstoy and the works
devoted to this time, noted A. Abzalov.
event of the festival will begin at 11 am. At this time, the eminent
participants of the Book-Fest will perform on the main stage. For example,
Arina Obukh, winner of international prose-art contests, and Roman Liberov, a
scriptwriter and literary columnist, are among them.
festival sites in the park this year will be dedicated to the Year of the
Theater. Thus, art objects, book exhibitions and installations from theatrical
Kazan will be presented on the alleys of the park. And actors of Kazan theaters
will play episodes. Guests of the festival will see performances of the poetic
duet “Kazanskie Kniznitsy”, and will also be able to take part in theatrical
“Children's Theater” with performances based on children's books, a
puppet-finger theater, reading children's plays, intellectual games and other
entertainment will be prepared for the youngest participants of the festival.
could read their original texts at the Free Microphone. And those who wish will
also check their spelling knowledge and write a literary dictation on the works
of Alexander Pushkin.
classes in various techniques of applications will be on the avenue of artistic
creativity. Everyone can create a bookmark, a theatrical mask or a postcard.
addition, the park will feature a thematic book exhibition on the history of
the creation of the RT on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the formation of
At 8.30 pm,
the festival will continue in Aksenov Square with an original film “Save my
speech forever” by Roman Liberov, dedicated to the memory of Osip Mandelstam.
purpose of the festival is to instill interest and love for the book. We invite
all Kazan citizens and guests of the capital to spend their time with benefit
and diversify their leisure time”, said A. Abzalov.
Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, joined the invitation of residents and guests of
the capital of Tatarstan to the book festival in the Lyadskoy Garden. “Urban
cultural life is beautiful not only with great events, but also with such cozy
festivals”, he said. “It is very important that we have them. We invite
residents to participation”.