Eurasian Culture Week, 2 October

The second day of the Eurasian Culture Week in London brought together an art exhibition, creative meetings and book presentations. The exhibition “Peaks of Asia” is still open. It is a unique exhibition of the best artists from Central Asia. Paintings revealing the beauty and originality of the eastern culture of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan were presented to art lovers. Today the exhibition was renewed with the works of the felt artist from Kyrgyzstan Guli Bost (Gulzada Hamra).

The important event of this day was the presentation of a new book by Gulsifat Shahidi “True Paradise – lost Paradise”. The author and editor of the book, Stephen Bland, gave a speech at the presentation. The book is a collection of selected articles that includes reviews and interviews from nostalgic memories of the Tajik author’s childhood in Soviet times and thoughts about the modern history of Tajikistan as well.

A creative meeting was also held with writer, journalist and editor Stephen M. Bland, who delivered a speech entitled “Dictators, Devastation and Dadaism: From Uzbekistan’s Desert of Forbidden Art to Armenia’s Forgotten People”. The speech was about a book that is being prepared for publication and dedicated to travelling in Caucasus.

After the event, a meeting was held with David Perry, who presented his new book, “Mount Athos Inside Me: Essays on Religion, Swedenborg and Arts” with the participation of Daniele H. Irandoost. The book tells about the place, where the British united with the Great Silk Road and Central Asia for many centuries.

The closing of the second day of the Eurasian Creative Week was marked by the performance of Jonathan Fryer. He as a journalist and writer compared works of Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov and the English writer Oscar Wilde. An amazing discussion helped strengthen cultural ties between nations.

Special guests included representatives of the embassies of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in London, Professor Lauren McConnell of the American University in Central Asia, representatives of the creative intelligentsia of London and the press service of the United Kingdom.

We will be glad to see everyone on October 4, Rossotrudnichestvo in London will host the presentation of the ECG 2019 book series and “Eurasia Voices” concert with an art exhibition.
Address: Rossotrudnichestvo 37 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5ED

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