Eurasian Culture Week, 3 October

The third day of the Eurasian Culture Week came to an end.

The premiere of the film “Oasis” that was made by students of the American University of Central Asia, took place in London. The film was presented by the University’s Professor Lauren McConnell. The movie was screened at the Premier Cinema in Romford. The picture reveals the history of the Elm Grove, which is the biggest park, founded in 1881 by the first Russian settlers in Bishkek.

A poetic performance was held as well by John Farndon, who is an outstanding poet, composer, translator and winner of the EBRD 2019 literary prize for translating the book of the Uzbek author Hamid Ismailov “The Devil’s Dance”. John Farndon popularizes one of the best poems originated from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Yakutia, Tatarstan and Russia by translating them into English. The audience at the meeting became more familiar with the work of the author and his works.

More than 35 paintings by such talented artists as Marua Baitursunova, Elena Fursa, Tanya Efron, Bakytnur Burdesbekov, Smakova Bibigul, Altynshash Alpysbaeva, Almagul Yesimova, Asiya Bekisheva, Adilgali Bayandunai Chaynapalinov, Faylana Bayandinova, Fariza Nurpanova, Larisa Pak and Abay Chunchalinov, were added to the art exhibition “Peaks of Asia”. Landscapes, portraits and still lifes of artists from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan can be found in London until the end of the exhibition.

The Poetic Heart of Asia by John Farndon

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