Provisional Programme of the 3rd Eurasian Creative Week in the Heart of England

01/10/2019      Tuesday 

13.00:  Participants welcome meeting & registration (for participants only)

17.00:  Panel talk dedicated to Abai 175th Anniversary:  The Transformation of the Kazakh Nation through Abai’s LegacySpeakers (TBC): David Parry, Joseph Sanders, Alan Cox, Daniele H. Irandoost, Jonathan Fryer, Gulsifat Shahidi, Nurym Taibek and Bakhtygul Makhanbetova.

18.30:  Exhibition opening ceremony and welcome drinks: Peaks of Asia Project with selected works from The Centre of Contemporary Art of Tajikistan and ECG members from Russia and Moldova: This is a unique exhibition of the best artists from Central Eurasia. Artists will reveal the beauty and potential of the art of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Moldova, reflected in their unique images and canvases which express the diversity of Eurasian culture. (Artists: Bibigul Smakova, Bakytnur Burdesbekov,Adilgali Bayandin, Marua Baytursunova, Fariza Nurpanova, Abay Chunchalinov,  Altynash Alpysbaeyva, Tanya Efron, Yelena Fursa, Asiya Bekisheva, Almagul Yessimova (Kazakhstan); Larisa Pak, Syrga Sarukieva (Kyrgyzstan), Ahmadiev Umed, Safarov Rahim, Shobutolibov Shota, Nazarov A. (from personal collection “CCAT” Tajikistan), Olesiya Shibaeva (Moldova) and Nadejda Nalivkina (Russia).

Venue/ Premiere Cinemas, Romford/ Address: Mercury Shopping Centre, Mercury Gardens, Romford RM1 3EE/ Nearest tube station: Romford/ free event

02/10/2019  Wednesday

10.00-22.00:  Art Exhibition:  Exhibition opening ceremony and welcome drinks: Peaks of Asia Project with selected works from The Centre of Contemporary Art of Tajikistan and ECG members from Russia and Moldova.

14.00  Author Talk by Gulsifat Shahidi : The award-winning author discusses her work and her new book “True Paradise – Lost Paradise”

15.00  Author Talk by Stephen M. Bland : The award-winning author and journalist, Stephen M.Bland will be presenting a speech entitled: Dictators, Devastation and Dadaism: From Uzbekistan’s Desert of Forbidden Art to Armenia’s Forgotten People.

16.00  Book launch and talk by Rev. David Parry:  “Mount Athos Inside Me: Essays on Religion, Swedenborg and Arts” (2019). In his new book, Rev. Parry examines artworks inspired by Mount Athos as a cultural powerhouse in European creativity. An almost hidden force within poetry, paintings, novels and theatre, as an invisible stimuli in our British national psyche, this mystical location has united Britons with the Silk Road and Central Asia for untold centuries. It remains an enduring symbol of perseverance against all odds. Ten years in the making, Rev. Parry’s book is a tour de force in contemporary letters.

17.00:  Talk in memory of Chingiz Aytmatov: Taking Oscar Wilde to Central Asia Jonathan Fryer draws parallels between the work of Wilde and that of the Kyrgyz writer, Chinghiz Aitmatov (1928-2008). This may seem surprising, but all will be revealed. Guest speakers: David Parry, Gulsifat Shahid and Daniele H. Irandoost.

Venue/ Premiere Cinemas, Romford/ Address: Mercury Shopping Centre, Mercury Gardens, Romford RM1 3EE/ Nearest tube station: Romford/ free event

03/10/2019                          Thursday

10.00-22.00: Art Exhibition:  Exhibition opening ceremony and welcome drinks: Peaks of Asia Project with selected works from The Centre of Contemporary Art of Tajikistan and ECG members from Russia and Moldova.

12.00   ECG Film Festival 2019: Film screening: welcome word by Spencer Hawken (Romford Film Festival).

15.30  The Poetic Heart of Asia:  John Farndon brings to life in English some of the best poetry from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Yakutia, Tatarstan and Russia.

John Farndon is a best-selling author of non-fiction books, a playwright, poet, composer and translator. His translations of poetry for the Uzbek author Hamid Ismailov’s The Devil’s  Dance helped it win the European Bank RD Literary Prize 2019. His translation of Kazakh author Rollan Seisenbaev’s The Dead Wander in the Desert has just been released by Amazon Crossing. He is accompanied by Anthony Cable, singing the songs of Vysotsky in English.

Venue/ Premiere Cinemas, Romford/ Address: Mercury Shopping Centre, Mercury Gardens, Romford RM1 3EE/ Nearest tube station: Romford/ free event

04/10/2019            Friday

10.00-22.00: Art Exhibition:  Exhibition opening ceremony and welcome drinks: Peaks of Asia Project with selected works from The Centre of Contemporary Art of Tajikistan and ECG members from Russia and Moldova.

Venue/ Premiere Cinemas, Romford/ Address: Mercury Shopping Centre, Mercury Gardens, Romford RM1 3EE/ Nearest tube station: Romford/ free event

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17.00 Editor Talk by David Parry:  Vera Rich Belarusian Book (TBC)  

18.00ECG Book series 2019 presentation: Eurasian Literature roadshow by Angelina Krasnogir presenting books of ECG 2019 (Gulsifat Shakhidi “Lost Paradise. True Paradise”, Vladimir Tulinov “The Guardsmen of Hippocrates” , Kanybek Imanaliev “The Kaganate” , Oksana Gordiyko “Sof’iny Nebesa, Ili Volshebniy Dar Gnomov” , Alfred Engalychev ” I day mne Bog” ) and new annual Rainbow digest of best illustrations.

19.00: Voices of Eurasia Gala event with art exhibition and concert  featuring guest speakers and performers: Anton Chesnokov, Aiya Maxutova, David Parry, Laura Hamilton, Daria Robertson, Zhanna Kemp, adejda Nalivkina, John Farndon, Gulsifat Shahid, Jonathan Frye, Nurym Taibek and others (TBC), 

Venue / Rossotrudnichestvo  37 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5ED/ free event

05/10/2019                               Saturday

10.00-22.00: Art Exhibition:  Exhibition opening ceremony and welcome drinks: Peaks of Asia Project with selected works from The Centre of Contemporary Art of Tajikistan and ECG members from Russia and Moldova.

Venue/ Premiere Cinemas, Romford/ Address: Mercury Shopping Centre, Mercury Gardens, Romford RM1 3EE/ Nearest tube station: Romford/ free event

06/10/2019                                    Sunday

10.00-22.00: Art Exhibition:  Exhibition opening ceremony and welcome drinks: Peaks of Asia Project with selected works from The Centre of Contemporary Art of Tajikistan and ECG members from Russia and Moldova.

13.00 Book Launch:  My Cossack Family and other remarkable people in Russia and Ukraine by Caroline Walton (Sirin Books) Caroline Walton is an award-winning author of books on the countries of the former Soviet Union. In My Cossack Family she describes her own personal experiences in Russia and Ukraine and asks what people in the West might learn from these countries. In particular, she examines the spiritual qualities that enabled people to survive unimaginable hardships in the twentieth century. 

Sirin Books offers translation, editing and publishing services to authors from Eurasia

Venue/ Premiere Cinemas, Romford/ Address: Mercury Shopping Centre, Mercury Gardens, Romford RM1 3EE/ Nearest tube station: Romford/ free event

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17.30: Presentation by  Nurym Taibek: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s #STOPWW3 campaign in the spirit of LOVE FOR ALL, HATRED FOR NONE

18.00:  ECG-LCW Gala Dinner**/ Traditional Dinner and award ceremony

19.30:  Orzu Arts Theatre Central Asian Performance **

Venue: Orzu Arts Theatre/ Pasha Hotel. Address: 158 Camberwell road. SE5 0EE Nearest tube station: Elephant and Castle/ **official participants or extra ticket required

VENUES

Premiere Cinemas, Romford Mercury Shopping Centre,  Mercury Gardens, 

Romford RM1 3EE/ Nearest tube station: Romford

Rossotrudnichestvo in United Kingdom
37 Kensington High Street, Fl 1st, W8 5ED London

Orzu Arts Theater Bar (former Pasha Central Asian Restaurant)          158 Camberwell Road, London SE5 0EE

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Additional information:

  • Organizers:                                                                                                           Eurasian Creative Guild (London) – Marat (Mark) Akhmedjanov (phone/whatsapp +447411978955, publisher@ocamagazine.com)                                                                                                                                  Hertfordshire Press  – Angelina Krasnogir (phone/whatsapp +447956723336, angelina@ocamagazine.com
  •  Cambridge International Press                                      

Partners:                                                                                                                          Rossotrudnichestvo London                                                                                      Premiere Cinemas, Romford Orzu Arts Theater Bar                                                                                                    The Center of Contemporary Art of Tajikistan

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