Excursion «St. Petersburg Poetry, or Poetry on the Water»

Excursion «St. Petersburg Poetry, or Poetry on the Water»



Concert and excursion in one on the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg

Petersburg has always been and remains the capital of Russian poetry and Russian literature. We invite you to a unique walk "Poetic Petersburg". The most famous lines about the city and about love, about joys and sadness will be heard where they were once created.

V. Zhukovsky and A. Pushkin and A. Griboyedov, A. Akhmatova and A. Blok, Z. Gippius and D. Merezhkovsky, O. Mandelstam and G. Ivanov, S. Yesenin and I. Brodsky - these are just a small list of those representatives three centuries of Russian poetry, who lived, walked and worked in St. Petersburg.

On our way to meet already three houses in which Anna Akhmatova lived, six, in which Alexander Pushkin visited, four, in which A. Novy Blok's novels were twisted, two in which he chased after the fame in the northern capital, Seryozhka Yesenin.

Love triangles and small gossip, poetic schools and sensational poets' tournaments, salon anecdotes and epigrams of the beginning of past centuries, bohemian life and cruel retribution.

Excursion route:

The Fontanka and Kryukov Canal
River Sink and Winter Grove
The Neva River and the Fontanka River
Grand Drama Theater. Tovstonogov and Izmailovsky Garden
The Derzhavin Museum-Estate and the Mariinsky Theater
Kisses Bridge and Yusupov Palace
Stroganov Palace and the Hermitage
The Palace Bridge and the Spit of Vasilievsky Island

Meeting point:

The motor ship "Argus". Departure from the quay "Embankment of the Moika River, 48"
Moderators:

Sasha Irbe is a poet and director, researcher of the literature of the XX century, a member of the Writers' Union of Russia, art director of the "Lights of the Capital" center
Anastasia Lazareva is an actress and singer, the author of several performances on the verses of the Silver Age, involved in the main repertoire of the art cafe "Stray Dog"

Duration: 1.5 hours
Children under 16 years old are only admitted accompanied by an adult

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