The festival of Ukrainian culture has started in Paris


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Un Week-end à l’Est (Weekend in the East) festival has started in Paris, and this year it focuses on the cultural achievements of Odesa and Ukraine in general. This is reported on the official website of the event.


The program of the event consists of more than forty events, including concerts, visual art exhibitions, discussions, film screenings, poetry readings and book presentations. The festival will last until November 28.

Ukrainian literature at Un Week-end à l’Est will be presented by: Serhiy Zhadan, Sofia Andrukhovych, Kateryna Babkina, Irena Karpa, Borys Khersonskyi. Iryna Dmytryshyn, Andriy Kurkov, Tetyana Ogarkova, Volodymyr Yermolenko, Constantin Sigov will also participate in thematic discussions and meetings.


“After Warsaw, Kyiv, Budapest, Belgrade and Sofia, we decided to return to Ukraine, celebrating Odesa. With a hundred guests at about forty events, this festival aims to demonstrate our support for the Ukrainian people, who found themselves in the face of war,” the organizers said.

The festival Un Week-end à l’Est was founded in 2016 to revive the cultural life of the Latin Quarter of Paris and to create bridges between the cultures of Western and Eastern European cities. It takes place every year in November.


Odessa is the third most populous city of Ukraine located on the South of the country, on the Black Sea shore. Odessa is an important cultural and educational center and a multi-ethnic city.


Also, this year Ukraine participated in the Paris Book Fair with a national pavilion.


Shakespeare and Company, an independent French bookstore based in Paris, supported Chytomo.


Illustrations: Un Week-end à l’Est