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September 19, 2021, 14:56

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A. Ivanov. The Appearance of Christ to the People. Fragment. 1837 – 1857

Dozens of events will take place in cultural institutions from September 20 to 26.

What is free painting and linocut, how are the artist Alexander Ivanov and the writer Nikolai Gogol connected, and is it easy to create hit songs? You can learn about this and much more at free classes in libraries and cultural centers of the capital. Department of Culture, which will be held from 20 to 26 September. The full program for the week is available on the websites of the institutions. Some lessons require pre-registration.

On September 20 at 19:00 on the stage of the cultural center “Avangard” (General Belov street, house 18) will show the play “And there will be a month of May.” The basis of the musical and dramatic performance was the letters of those who went through the Great Patriotic War. Admission by appointment registration.

You can find out the history of friendship between two geniuses on September 21. At 19:00 in the Gogol House (Nikitsky Boulevard, 7a), a lecture “Writer and Artist: Nikolai Gogol and Alexander Ivanov” will be held. How Gogol and Ivanov met, what reviews they left about each other’s work – they will tell about this and many other things at the lecture. In addition, listeners will learn about Ivanov’s work on the portrait of the writer, as well as about the possible use of the image of Gogol when creating the painting “The Appearance of Christ to the People.” Necessary register

An evening in honor of Sergei Dovlatov will be organized on September 22 in the library number 72 (Khabarovskaya street, house 6, building 1). The program is dedicated to the 80th birthday of the prose writer, which was celebrated on September 3. Guests will find a story about the biography of the writer, a literary analysis of his story “Reserve”, as well as a discussion of the film “Dovlatov” by Alexei German Jr. Admission is free, starting at 16:00.

On September 23 at 16:00, the Raduga club of the Zelenograd cultural center (Zelenograd, building 1006) invites you to a master class on making an autumn panel using the batik technique (applying patterns and drawings on fabric). Participants in the lesson will be offered to use the technique of free painting with liquid and thick paints. To attend the lesson, you need to register by phone: +7 (499) 733-24-33.

On the same day, it will be possible to get acquainted with the technique of linocut at a master class in the cultural center “Moskvorechye” (Kashirskoe highway, building 52). A form for printing linoleum engravings is cut out on linoleum. The teacher will show you what images you can create with it. Beginning at 16:00, admission is free.

How to write lyrics for a popular song? The poet-songwriter Alexander Shaganov will tell about this on September 23 at 19:00 in the library № 131 (Bratislavskaya street, house 26). He will share his author’s approach to creating hits and talk about working with famous artists. Alexander Shaganov collaborated with Alla Pugacheva, Sofia Rotaru, Lyudmila Zykina, Dima Bilan, Alsou, Alexander Marshal. The poet will also present his new works. Need a preliminary registration

On September 24 at 19:00 in the cultural center “Meridian” (Profsoyuznaya street, house 61) a lecture “Love is the heart of everything. Vladimir Mayakovsky “. The presenter will tell to whom the poet dedicated his poems, whose names he immortalized in his works and how much the lyrical hero of Mayakovsky’s works is similar to himself. Needed registration

On Sunday, September 26, libraries in the east of Moscow will hold a photo quest along the central streets of the city. To participate you need registeryour team and come up with a name. The duration of the quest is six hours. The main task is to find places that are somehow connected with Russian literature with the help of a map, and photograph them. Each photo must be submitted to the organizers at a certain time. The participants will see the restaurant where they came up with the recipe for Olivier salad, the passage where the legendary “twelve chairs” were put up for sale, and much more. Beginning at 12:00. Participants will be informed about the meeting place on the eve of the event.

The city is restoring its usual rhythm of life, and many cultural events are again held in a non-virtual format. However, it is worth remembering that in order to prevent COVID-19, when visiting libraries, cinemas, theaters, concert halls and cultural centers, it is necessary to observe sanitary rules – wear masks indoors and keep your distance.

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