As part of the Days of Belarusian Culture, organized by the Belarusian Council of Culture, the Foundation "Belarus in Lodz" will hold an event dedicated to the literature of Belarusian political prisoners.

It will take place

on July 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Lodz at the House of Literature, str.

Roosevelt, 17.

Event program:

  • 16:00-18:00, Forum performance "Censor" and joint writing of letters to political prisoners, performance of works by political prisoners.

  • 18:00-19:30, Discussion "The Phenomenon of Belarusian Politician Literature in the Context of Time and World Art" with the participation of the representative of the Human Rights Center "Viasna"

    Alena Laptsyonak

    , the representative of the Belarusian PEN Center

    Andrei Khadanovich

    , the goal-oriented, independent expert in the field of education

    Svetlana Matskevich

    and others.

  • 19:30-22:00, Concert dedicated to the works of political prisoners and artists who passed through the system of repression in Belarus, with the participation of

    Yuriy Stylsky

    (the band "Give me a way!") and the band

    Broken Heart of

    a Boy .

Solidarity concert in Warsaw

In turn, on July 30, the


festival will be held in Warsaw , which will gather public organizations, activists, volunteers and musicians from Belarus, Ukraine, and Poland "to once again say

"No to war" and join forces in the fight against aggressors."

"In February of this year, the regime of Putin and Lukashenka started a war in Ukraine.

Because of this, people die every day, many were forced to move to Poland.

Including Belarusians who found their new home in Ukraine after the 2020 elections.

Botafarms and the Kremlin's propaganda are trying to impose on us the opinion that we are enemies of each other, but we have only one enemy - the dictatorship," the organizers said in a statement.

Bands from Belarus, Poland and Ukraine have already confirmed their participation in the festival:

  • NXOV / Ukraine, hyperpop/metalcore

  • Tyapin CREW / Belarus, rap chorus

  • RVAŃ / Ukraine, pop-rock

  • Graphotype / Belarus-Poland, rock and roll

  • Szara Masa / Poland, hardcore punk

  • I33I / Ukraine, indie rock

  • The SUPERBULLZ / Belarus-Ukraine, hardcore

  • Karlen&Co / Ukraine, jazz-rock

  • Little style / Belarus, indie-punk

  • From 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the territory of the "Opór" festival:

  • art market;

  • site of public organizations;

  • lecture hall;

  • children's playground;

  • a sports ground where famous athletes will hold master classes;

  • wakepark, climbing wall, workout area with instructors, beach.

Around 18:00, a concert of modern music groups of various styles and sounds will begin.

Entrance to "Opór" - PLN 20.

(you can donate more).

The money will go entirely to help Belarusians and Ukrainians.

  • 50% of the collected amount will go to help children who fled the war in Ukraine / Mama Vdoma Foundation

  • 50% to help political prisoners in Belarus / INeedHelp.BY Foundation

Information will be added to the website of the festival, it can also be found on the website and social networks of the Belarusian Youth Hub: Facebook and Telegram.