From Heart to Heart Festival coming to London in May

What? - A Cultural Festival of Arts

Where? -  Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints, 67 Ennismore Gardens, London, SW7 1NH

When? - May 4-7  - open daily 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM


This cultural enlightening project is organized by St. Elisabeth Convent, located in Minsk, and takes place annually in different cities all over Europe. The purpose of the festival is to show the beauty and richness of the Orthodox faith and culture and to strengthen international relations.

The program of the festival is scheduled for 4 days and includes cultural events and a wonderful fair, introducing various goods created by the workshops of St. Elisabeth Convent. The visitors will be able to preview church goods, vestments, spiritual literature, traditional Orthodox clothing, handmade ceramics and many other souvenirs.

List of events:

1) Monastic Choir

2) Photo exhibition.

3) Presentation devoted to Grand Duchess Elisabeth.

4) Historical exhibition “Traditional hut”.

5) Master classes held by the craftsmen of the workshops. 

At the master class visitors will be able to learn about the tempera icon painting techniques, the technique of making icons from crushed stones, as well as making various items from straw.

Special attention is given to children. A special play and entertainment area will be organized for them. Events for children will include the famous puppet theatre “Batlejka”, “Traditional hut” exhibition and master class in straw plaiting will take place. All the children are welcome to take part in the artistic contest “the Flowers for St. Elisabeth”.

We invite you to visit the festival and spend time in a friendly family atmosphere, to enjoy the singing of the monastic choir and take part in the convent’s deeds of mercy. We are heartily waiting for you to come!

All proceeds from the event will go towards helping the good workshops of the sisters.

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