The international festival-fair “Book Arsenal” will be held at Mystetskiy Arsenal on Kiev Day for the first time.
Residents and guests of Kiev are going to see a literary festival of new format, where about a hundred of best Ukrainian and world publishing houses will take part. The most interesting editions about Kiev and urbanistic literature will be represented at Mystetskiy Arsenal. Organizers expect popular writers, famous journalists – writers of political essays, photographers and painters to be among guests of the fair. Representatives of France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Great Britain, USA and Russia have expressed their wish to participate in the fair.
The legend of Italian design Barnaba Fornaseiti, who heads the famous atelier Fornaseiti, has been invited for the fair. She will represent history of the atelier and the magnificently illustrated monography, which was issued at Rizzoli publishing house.
Metropolitan authorities have also prepared a surprise for music fans. During two festive days parade of brass bands with participation of six famous bands and twenty leading soloists will be conducted in the framework of “Kiev Summer Musical Evenings” on the stage of the City Garden of the Central Park of Culture and Recreation. Among them there will be the Honored Exemplary Orchestra of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Academic Brass Band of Ukraine, Kiev Academic Municipal Band, the Big Band of the land forces` military- musical center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
According to “PRO” Agency