Moscow Festival

Paul Haman has a three year bursary from Arts Council England to explore international relationships for UK theatres for young audiences. He was invited to Moscow for an international conference on Children’s Theatre festivals in Europe at the 2008 Big Break Festival. It did not snow as it should in early November. The half term break saw bright sun gleaming on the golden domes of Moscow’s many churches. Walking the streets of this huge city was a great pleasure, filled as it is with a riotous chaos of buildings in many styles and on many scales, from the tiny reconstructed 16th Century Kazan cathedral, smaller than the most modest English parish church, to the vast hotels and office blocks that scream oil and gas money from their tasteless, post-modern bulk.



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