From Heart to Heart Festival is an international charitable project launched and carried out by St Elisabeth Convent (Minsk, Belarus) with the blessing of His Eminence Pavel, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl. It is an annual event held in different cities across Europe. The Festival aims to show the beauty and richness of the Orthodox faith and culture and to strengthen ties among Christians. From Heart To Heart Festival was launched in 2016. In the course of these three years, the events of the Festival have attracted 10,000 visitors. The cities where the Festival has already been held are: Vienna, Berlin, London, Dublin.
THE UPCOMING FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE IN LONDON ON JUNE 4 -10, 2018
June 4 – 7, 2018
37 Kensington High St, Kensington,
London W8 5ED, Great Britain
June 8 – 10, 2018
St.Sava church adress:
89 Lancaster Road
Highlights of the Festival
- A presentation of St Elisabeth Convent.
- Film shows and photo exhibitions.
- Workshop sessions by the craftspeople from the workshops of the Convent.
- A diverse programme for children.
ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Presentation of St Elisabeth Convent
It will include photo exhibitions, film shows and talks focused on the life and ministry of Holy Martyr Grand Princess Elisabeth, as well as the history of St Elisabeth Convent and its social outreach projects.
Kids’ Section and Batleika Puppet Show
Children will definitely enjoy our lively programme prepared specially for them, such as The Belarusian Hut Exposition and straw-plaiting workshop sessions. The visitors will have the chance to watch plays staged by Batleika Folk Puppet Theatre and animated films produced by the Studio in honour of St John the Warrior.
The Belarusian Hut Exposition
The Belarusian Hut exposition and straw-plaiting workshop will be open during the entire Festival and will show a traditional Belarusian household.
Children can expect a lot of fun. They will be invited to take part in various competitions and games. All children are welcome to participate in the creation of a piece of artwork to keep and remember.
A phyto-café where all participants can taste fresh pastry and tea made by the sisters of St Elisabeth Convent will be organised during the Festival.
Icon Painting Workshop Session
During this workshop session, visitors will have a chance to learn about some techniques of painting icons with tempera or with ground gemstones and pearls.
During the entire Festival, the visitors will also be able to purchase goods made with love and prayer in the icon painting and icon casing studios, ceramic, glass, sewing, and stone workshops of St Elisabeth Convent. Books and music albums published or released by the Convent will also be on display.
All proceeds from this event will go to support the social and missionary outreach of St Elisabeth Convent.