Batleika: A Tale of the Belarusian Soul

Batleika Theatre is one of the earliest types of the Belarusian popular art. The traditions of the medieval theatre are being revived and make people happy again. Heart 2 Heart Festival is no exception: Batleika Theatre has been a firmly established part of its programme for several years now. Batleika

Hearty Meetings in the Belarusian Hut

How do you introduce country to a foreign audience? Where do you start? Perhaps, you should start by telling your listeners about the traditional way of life of your people, how they managed their household, their daily lifestyle, and their traditional crafts. Heart 2 Heart Festival invites its guests to

White Linen and Red Threads

A show of national Belarusian costume has become an integral part of the cultural programme of the Heart 2 Heart Festival. It is followed by a show of modern items made in the sewing workshops of St Elisabeth Convent. A traditional folk costume reveals a lot about the life of its

The Monastic Choir of St Elisabeth Convent

The Monastic Choir of St Elisabeth Convent has become an integral part of the Heart 2 Heart Festival programme. The charitable concerts of the Monastic Choir are well-known and loved in many countries across Europe. They evoke engagement even with those who are taking their first steps into the Church. We know

Lots of Joy You Will Enjoy

Meeting guests with sweets, delicious pastry, and herbal tea has become a good tradition of the Heart 2 Heart Festival. All products in the phyto café of St Elisabeth Convent are not just tasty but also natural and healthy. You can indulge in candied fruit, marshmallows, Turkish delight and other

Scriptorium: A Place for Copying Manuscripts

We announce a new island on the Festival map, called the Scriptorium. It is a place where you can learn Old Slavonic calligraphy and practise reading old manuscripts. You will be able to learn how writing and literacy emerged in the Slavic lands, read inscriptions on ancient icons, and understand

The Intertwined Centuries

Belarus is known for its straw plaiting. The Heart 2 Heart festival offers an opportunity to learn more about folk art masterpieces and, most importantly, to acquire some basic practical straw-plaiting skills. Alla Sidorova spent several years teaching the rare folk craft to children and adults throughout Europe. A straw doll

New Year, New Festival

The new festival year has begun. Our team can’t wait to meet our friends again. Right now, we are preparing many small and large events. We would like to make our Festival a feast for everyone. Let’s begin by describing the news and the surprising discoveries that you can expect

Incredible Artists

The Joyful Hearts Ensemble, directed by Nun Sophia, operates under the aegis of the Convent. Its participants live in one of the boarding homes for people with special needs but they also happen to have very special talents. In spite of their mental and physical disadvantages, they are not depressed.