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12 Feb 2019

Belarus’ Skateboarding Championship may make part of Slavianski Bazaar 2019

Belarus’ Skateboarding Championship may make part of Slavianski Bazaar 2019

VITEBSK, 12 February (BelTA) - Belarus’ Skateboarding Championship may be held during the Slavianski Bazaar festival of arts in 2019, Director General of the Vitebsk culture center and the festival Gleb Lapitsky said at a press conference on 12 February, BelTA has learned.

“We would like to organize Belarus’ Skateboarding Championship as part of the Slavianski Bazaar. The possibility to host it is currently discussed,” the director of the festival said, noting that this interesting event will fit perfectly within the program of the festival.

As for the Slavianski Bazaar program in general, Gleb Lapitsky stressed that would not be cardinally changed. “This was my principled position announced in November 2018 since Slavianski Bazaar is a diamond of culture. Even one wrong move can destroy everything,” the new head of the festival said. He added that the forum continues evolving. “Everyone is interested in it. We can see it,” Gleb Lapitsky said.

In 2019, the festival will be held on 8-17 July. An opening ceremony and a gala concert will take place in the Summer Amphitheater on 11 July, and a closing ceremony on 15 July. Additional events are scheduled for 8-10 and 16-17 July. The major events of the festival will be the 28th International Song Contest Vitebsk 2019 and the 17th International Children’s Song Contest Vitebsk 2019. The forum of arts will also include Theater Meetings, On Seven Winds street art festival, functions at the Vitebsk Oblast Philharmonics and other projects. 
The city’s Victory Square will turn into a modern youth venue to host a variety of concerts, food courts and activity zones. “This is a new project,” Gleb Lapitsky said.

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