The 4th SLOVO Festival has now come to an end! Thanks to everyone who came along and made the festival such a success!

 

With a fully-packed programme of 26 events in 21 days – from lectures to film screenings, poetry performances to presentations – it was a great opportunity to hear from some of the most interesting people of Russia. 

 

Nearly 2000 people came to SLOVO events! We were delighted and inspired by our audience’s enthusiasm and grateful to all for creating such a wonderful atmosphere. SLOVO festival was a true celebration of Russian literature! 

 

We were honoured to host evenings with the finest Russian authors such as Dmitry Bykov, Mikhail Shishkin and Vladimir Sharov, with rising stars Evgeny Vodolazkin, Vera Polozkova and Mikhail Segal, and with public intellectuals Lev Danilkin, Irina Yasina and Demyan Kudryavtsev.

 

The festival also included the prize giving ceremony of this year’s Rossica Young Translator’s Award, as well as a series of documentary film screenings and children’s events.

 

Many thanks to all who made this festival such a success! And, of course, our big thanks to SLOVO partners – Waterstones Piccadilly, MacDougall’s Arts, Mari Vanna, Russian Standard and the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre at the University of Edinburgh!

 

Read comments from our audience and press features here.

 

To revisit some of the best moments of SLOVO 2013 have a look at the photos below!

 

 

 

    The SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       
    Guests at the SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       
    Guests at the SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       
    Guests at the SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       
    Guests at the SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       
    Guests at the SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       
    The SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       
    The SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       
    Valentina Polukhina, Brodsky expert and biographer at SLOVO Festival Opening Night
       
    The SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       
    The SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       
    Vera Polozkova, poet, reading her poetry at SLOVO Festival Opening Night
       
    Valentina Polukhina, Brodsky expert and biographer and Alexander Kan, cultural comentator of the BBC Russian service
       
    The audience watching Vera Polozkova's poetry perfomance. The SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       

    Valentina Polukhina, Brodsky expert and biographer  and Alexander Kan, cultural comentator of the BBC Russian service
       
    Vera Polozkova, poet, reading her poetry at SLOVO Festival Opening Night
       
    Vera Polozkova, poet, reading her poetry at SLOVO Festival Opening Night
       
    Vera Polozkova, poet, reading her poetry at SLOVO Festival Opening Night
       
    Vera Polozkova, poet, reading her poetry at SLOVO Festival Opening Night
       
    Vera Polozkova, poet, reading her poetry at SLOVO Festival Opening Night
       
    Vera Polozkova, poet,  at SLOVO Festival Opening Night

     
    Vera Polozkova, poet, signing her book at SLOVO Festival Opening Night
       
    Guests at the SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       
    The SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       
    Vera Polozkova, poet, signing her book at SLOVO Festival Opening Night
       
      Vera Polozkova, poet, signing her book at SLOVO Festival Opening Night
       
    Guests at the SLOVO Festival Opening Night at MacDougalls Arts, 5 March.
       
    An Evening with Vera Polozkova, poet, at Waterstones Piccadilly. 7 March.

     
    An Evening with Vera Polozkova, poet, at Waterstones Piccadilly. 7 March.
       
    Vera Polozkova, poet and Svetlana Adjoubei, director of Academia Rossica at Waterstones Piccadilly, 7 March.
       
    Vera Polozkova, poet, reading her poetry at Waterstones Piccadilly. 7 March.
       
    Vera Polozkova, poet, reading her poetry at Waterstones Piccadilly. 7 March.
       
    Vera Polozkova, poet, at signing her books at Waterstones Piccadilly. 7 March.
       
    Vera Polozkova, poet, at signing her books at Waterstones Piccadilly. 7 March.
       
    Writer Vladimir Sharov in conversation with translator Oliver Ready. Waterstones Piccadilly, 8 March.
       
    Writer Vladimir Sharov with translators Oliver Ready and Alexander Kan. Waterstones Piccadilly, 8 March.
       
    Writer Vladimir Sharov reading extract from his book at Waterstones Piccadilly. 8 March.
       
    Intellectual Journal "Rigas Laiks", publisher Arnis Ritups. MacDougall's Arts, 9 March.
       
    Arnis Ritups, publisher, translator and philosopher and Alexander Etkind, professor of Russian Literature and Cultural History at King’s College at MacDougall's Arts, 9 March.
       
    Arnis Ritups, publisher, translator and philosopher at MacDougall's Arts, 9 March.
       
    Alexander Etkind, professor of Russian Literature and Cultural History at King’s College at MacDougall's Arts, 9 March.
       
    Presentation of Rigas Laiks journal, MacDougall's Arts, 9 March.
       
     Presentation of Rigas Laiks journal, MacDougall's Arts, 9 March.
       
    Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist and Alexander Etkind, professor of Russian Literature and Cultural History at King’s College at MacDougall's Arts, 10 March.
       
    Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist and Alexander Etkind, professor of Russian Literature and Cultural History at King’s College discussing Russia's Imperial Experience. MacDougall's Arts, 10 March.
       
    Internal Colonisation: Russia’s Imperial Experience. MacDougall's Arts, 10 March.
       
    Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist and Alexander Etkind, professor of Russian Literature and Cultural History at King’s College discussing Russia's Imperial Experience. MacDougall's Arts, 10 March.
       
    Internal Colonisation: Russia’s Imperial Experience. MacDougall's Arts, 10 March.
       
    An evening with poet and media guru Demyan Kudryavtsev at Waterstones Piccadilly, 11 March.
       
    Demyan Kudryavtsev at the event at Waterstones Piccadilly. 11 March.
       
    Demyan Kudryavtsev at the event at Waterstones Piccadilly. 11 March.
       
    Demyan Kudryavtsev at the event at Waterstones Piccadilly. 11 March.
       
    Demyan Kudryavtsev at the event at Waterstones Piccadilly. 11 March.
       
    An evening with poet and media guru Demyan Kudryavtsev at Waterstones Piccadilly. 11 March.
       
    Demyan Kudryavtsev, poet and Alexander Kan, cultural comentator of the BBC Russian service at Waterstones Piccadilly. 11 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    An evening with Dmitry Bykov, writer, poet and journalist at Waterstones Piccadilly. 12 March.
       
    Literary performance by Praktika Theatre at Waterstones with actors Irina Mikhailovskaya, Alisa Grebenshikova, Pavel Artemev and Vera Polozkova. 13 March.
       
    Literary performance by Praktika Theatre at Waterstones with actors Irina Mikhailovskaya, Alisa Grebenshikova, Pavel Artemev and Vera Polozkova. 13 March.
       
    Literary performance by Praktika Theatre at Waterstones with actors Irina Mikhailovskaya, Alisa Grebenshikova, Pavel Artemev and Vera Polozkova. 13 March.
       
    Literary performance by Praktika Theatre at Waterstones with actors Irina Mikhailovskaya, Alisa Grebenshikova, Pavel Artemev and Vera Polozkova. 13 March.
       
    Literary performance by Praktika Theatre at Waterstones with actors Irina Mikhailovskaya, Alisa Grebenshikova, Pavel Artemev and Vera Polozkova. 13 March.
       
    Dina Bulavina, children’s writer, at Waterstones Piccadilly. 17 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March. 
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    Mikhail Shishkin, writer, signing his books at Waterstones Piccadilly. 18 March.
       
    An evening with the writer Mikhail Shishkin at MacDougall's Arts. 18 March.
       
    Mikhail Shishkin, writer, signing his books at Waterstones Piccadilly. 18 March.
       
    Rossica Young Translators Award with translators Arch Tait, Hugh Aplin and Oliver Ready and director of Academia Rossica Svetlana Adjoubei at Waterstones Piccadilly. 21 March.
       
    Rossica Young Translators Award with translators Arch Tait, Hugh Aplin and Oliver Ready and director of Academia Rossica Svetlana Adjoubei at Waterstones Piccadilly. 21 March.
       
     
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