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Slavianski Bazaar 2023 to officially open in Vitebsk on 13 July

Thursday, 13 July 2023

The 32nd edition of the International Festival of Arts Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk will officially open 13 July, with a series of interesting events preceding the grand opening ceremony, BelTA has learned.

The International Press Center will be launched in the Vitebsk Concert Hall on 13 July. Several press conferences of the festival participants have already been held here. A few days ago, the press center hosted a draw of young vocalists of the 21st International Junior Song Contest Vitebsk.

A new star will be unveiled on the Alley of Stars of Slavianski Bazaar. This is a symbol of recognition of the services of art luminaries to the festival movement. A star is unveiled every year to honor the winner of the Belarusian president's special award "Through Art to Peace and Mutual Understanding".

Amateur artists will perform at various venues of the festival. The 9th Seven Winds street art festival will be running in the city until the official closing of Slavianski Bazaar on 16 July.

Children's audiences are invited for theatrical meetings and performances at the Yakub Kolas National Academic Drama Theater and the Belarusian Theater Lyalka. The regional philharmonic will treat lovers of classical music to a concert by the Grand Melody Orchestra at 18.00. The museums of Vitebsk will offer interesting projects. Te Faces of Pakistan exhibition will be launched in the Vitebsk Town Hall at 15.30.

The grand opening of the festival in the Summer Amphitheater will begin at 20.30. Pop stars from Belarus, Russia and friendly countries will stage a bright and unforgettable show.