The festival "October in Zhovten" is the key cultural event in the city of Zhytomyr, which will take place every autumn, this year from October 26 to November 04
The 2018 festival will consist of a conference on the topic When the Territory Acquires Identity (October 29-30) and a program for a wide audience (October 26 - November 04).
The conference will focus on the formation of the cultural identity of the city and the region. Experts Sofia Dyak, Oleksandr Roytburd, Olga Sagaidak, Vlad Pioro, Alevtina Kakhidze, Ievheniia Moliar, Tetyana Filevska, Pavlo Gudimov and others will take part in it.
Public program
A series of events, including a jazz concert by Volodymyr Tarasov (Lithuania) and a presentation of a new project by photographer Yevgen Nikiforov (Ukraine), the author of the Decommunized: Ukrainian Soviet Mosaics book. The new study of the photographer covers the monumental and decorative art of the Zhytomyr region of the Soviet period.
The former Zhovten cinema
It is located in the center of the city, at the intersection of the historical and tourist zones of Zhytomyr. The building, which is a valuable example of the late Modernist architecture, is in want of update and restart today to become a powerful cultural space integrating the intellectual environment and working to create a positive image of Zhytomyr, as well as meeting the needs of the city in a modern public space. The newly created center will be able to accept and create ambitious inter-institutional projects in partnership with other institutions that will fill the city with modern events. The Zhytomyr group on art management in the form of an open office will be created on its base, dealing with the entire cultural infrastructure of the city. The operational and financial management of the center will be implemented through the creation of an independent cultural fund.
Festival organizers are Lyudmyla Zubko (NGO "Zhytomyr, voice up!") in partnership with the Zhytomyr City Council, Zhytomyr region state administration and the "Ya Gallery" art center. The project is supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ukraine and by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. The project is supported by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.
The Zhovten cinema
14, Serhiy Korolyov square, Zhytomyr