4th St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum

The 4th St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will be held on December 14-16, 2015. It will be dedicated to the 70th anniversary of UNESCO. The Forum agenda will consist of twelve sections: Theater, Music, Museum and Exhibition Projects, Literature and Reading, Film, Circus and Street Theater, Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage, Ballet and Dance, Art, Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Mass Communications and Education. A total of more than 200 events will take place in 82 venues of the Forum. In addition to the cultural agenda, there will also be the Third St. Petersburg International Tourism Forum, the opening of the Ciniselli Circus, the meeting of the UN Research and Consulting Council, Days of the Hermitage in Italy, a number of round-table discussions, and award of the Prize for the Best Philanthropist.

The Forum will be attended by a number of internationally renowned workers of culture, including the Director of the French Association of Symphonic Orchestras, Jeremy Hicks, British film expert and specialist in Slavic Languages, Jan Klata, Artistic Director of Krakow Old Theater, Jango Edwards, a Dutch comic, Feng Ying, the artistic director of the National Ballet of China, as well as representatives of culture and tourism sectors from 60 different countries. For three days St. Petersburg will bring together such famous Russian workers of culture as conductor Valery Gergiev, People’s Artist of Russia Nikolay Tsiskaridze, director Kirill Serebryannikov, ballerina Diana Vishneva, and clown Oleg Popov.

The St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum has been held since 2012. It seeks to promote protection and development of Russian culture, support cultural initiatives at regional, federal and international levels, and develop international cooperation in the cultural sphere.

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