Eurasian Culture Week was held in UK

The United Kingdom hosted a Eurasian Culture Week. The first event of the festival was the discussion dedicated to the 175th anniversary of Abai.

The cultural week was attended by famous playwrights, literary critics and translators. They said that the legacy of Abai Kunanbayev belongs not only to the Kazakhs but also to all humanity. His name and works are highly comparable to the works of Shakespeare, the British poet and playwright. 

“One of the things that Abai stressed was a great deal is in order to move forward. Cultures have to interact. I think it is actually wonderful that we’re actually taking his works and his ideas in the service,” said British writer, John Farndon.

The meeting was attended not only by the creative elite from the UK and Kazakhstan, but also from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russia and Moldova.

The specialists said that they will celebrate the anniversary of the Kazakh poet and philosopher in their own respective countries.

Kazakhstan will host about 500 various events on international, republican and regional levels in conjunction with the upcoming anniversary.

“The works of Abai are studied not only by literary critics, but also by representatives of other industries. I decided to share the work of famous economist Orazaly Sabden, who learned Abai’s life and wrote a book about how to increase Kazakhstan to a new level by promoting the writer’s writings,” said Member of Eurasian Creative Guild, Baktygul Makhanbetova

The official opening of the ‘Peaks of Asia’ art exhibition was held at the end of the meeting. During the event, residents of London will be able to see over 50 works of artists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Moldova and Russia.