The evening, which concluded the 4th Week of Eurasian Culture, was held at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London. The Eurasian Culture Week is held annually by the Eurasian Creative Guild. Traditionally, the Week’s programme includes various cultural events - from presentations and exhibitions to creative meetings and concerts. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, events were primarily held online. The meeting at Rossotrudnichestvo became one of the rare opportunities to hear live sound and see art works in person.
The evening was opened by the Chairman of the Guild, author of bestselling popular science books, playwright, poet, composer and translator John Farndon. Vice-Chairman of the Eurasian Creative Guild Marat Akhmedzhanov spoke about the recent second ECG Eurasian Film Festival, which contributes to the promotion of Eurasian cinema in the English-speaking space. The event also presented best works from the "TOP-25 Eurasian Artworks" art competition, which is a project for artists, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers, designers, illustrators, graphic designers and other representatives in the visual arts sector.
The evening also included presentations of books by members of the Guild and presented the first ever book of Uzbek women's poetry published in English. Poems of Hosiyat Rustamova presented a new facet of Central Asian culture to the English-speaking world. Of particular interest was the unique XXI century novel "The Tale of a Centennial Steppe" by Bayangali Alimzhanova, which tells about the centuries-old history of the Kazakh people through the prism of the life of a simple steppe-dweller Asanbay.
Alexandra Smerechanskaya, a young singer from Belarus studying music in London, performed vocal numbers. Alexandra has already won the love of the audience and the recognition of professionals when she became one of the finalists of the "Voice" music competition in Poland.