Summer Days literary environmental festival to mark Konstantin Paustovsky’s birth anniversary at the Hermitage Garden

Summer Days literary environmental festival to mark Konstantin Paustovsky’s birth anniversary at the Hermitage Garden
Children will explore the exhibition Fairytales Will Live Forever! and adults will see the expositions For Beauty of the Motherland and Tarussa Pages.

The literary and environmental festival is dedicated to the 125th anniversary of writer Konstantin Paustovsky’s birth and the Year of the Environment. It will be held on 13 August in the Hermitage Garden.

The exhibition Fairytales Will Live Forever! will give children an opportunity to set off on a journey around the writer’s creative studio, where they will come across their favourite characters from Konstantin Paustovsky’s stories and fairytales. The tours will take place from noon until 7 pm.

Young festival participants will be able to enjoy the interactive literary and environmental programme Forest Lessons (noon, 2 pm and 4 pm). Teachers will also conduct creative classes and workshops in floristics called Caring Flower (1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm) aimed at making postcards.

Professional museum painter Vyacheslav Yerpylev will teach the younger generation to paint. He will gather children aged older than 10 for the plein-air workshop The Art of Seeing the World (2 pm and 4 pm).

From noon till 7 pm, adult visitors can take free tours of the travelling exhibitions For Beauty of the Motherland and Tarussa Pages. The displays are dedicated to the writer’s life and career stages.  

The Summer Days festival will include animated and feature films based on the writer’s works.

At 7 pm, the Tchaikovsky State Quartet play a concert, A Tribute to Paustovsky. The evening programme will include melodies by the writer’s favourite composers − Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Edvard Grieg and Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

The festival is organised by the Paustovsky Moscow Literary Museum Centre.