The ninth annual Slavic Bazaar festival, organized by the Baltica Education Centre with the support of the Russian Embassy in the UK and the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo, was held in Leeds. Each year the rich program of the festival turns an ordinary November day into a bright celebration of song, dance and theatre performances.
The festival brings together people of different ages, cultures, nationalities, cities and countries united by the love and interest in folk traditions. Here one could see bright, luxurious and very beautiful folk costumes, and hear songs in Russian, Latvian, Polish, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, and Ukrainian. Folk puppet theatre "Dushegrey" from Moscow became a highlight of the festival. Guests of the festival could also try borsch, pilaf, pancakes and other dishes of traditional Slavic cuisine. A roundtable discussion "Problems and Rights of Russian Compatriots Abroad", organized with the support of the Chamber of Russian Communities, also took place in the framework of the event.
Based on materials of the Educational Centre Baltica (Leeds)