III International Children's Theatre Festival-Competition "Druzhnaya Planeta-2017" was held in Great Britain and Ireland

November 2017 saw the conclusion of the III International Children's Theater Festival-Competition "Druzhnaya Planeta-2017". The festival expands its borders year after year. This year it was held at two venues in two countries: Belfast (Great Britain) and Dublin (Ireland).

The third festival brought together children's theatre groups from different cities of Great Britain, Ireland, Germany and Bulgaria. The festival was attended by 205 children and adolescents aged between 5 and 17 years old. More than ten performances in Russian were shown in the framework of the event.

In Dublin, a round table entitled "Russian Language and Theatre Pedagogy", which discussed the role of theatrical pedagogy in motivating the study of the Russian language abroad, was held for the heads of theatre studios. Also, the tradition of holding a competition of essays, timed to coincide with the theatrical festival was continued this year. Children who study Russian, but live abroad, were asked to write essays on works included in the programme of the festival "Druzhnaya Planeta - 2017".

The festival was held with support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Russian Embassy in the UK, Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK, Russian Embassy in Denmark, Rossotrudnichestvo in Denmark, the RCSSA of Great Britain and Ireland.