22 – 28 October


Compass: Telling Sounds / ЗВУКИ СКАЗУ: Olesya Zdorovetska

Saturday, 24 Oct
We are inviting donations. 100% of proceeds will go directly to the writer(s) / artist(s).

Following an open call for event proposals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic artists and writers in February 2020, we are delighted to present six events as part of our Compass strand.

“A captivating act of cultural diplomacy.” Concert Review London  

Enjoy a unique sonic journey across the landscape of contemporary Ukrainian poetry, inspired by the writing of Oleh Lysheha, Marianna Kijanowska, Liubov Iakymchuk, Yurii Andrukhovych, Iryna Starovoyt, Juri Izdryk, Halyna Kruk, Serhiy Zhadan and Kateryna Babkina. In new settings for voice and citera, Telling Sounds explores the relationship between music and language.

A Dublin-based performer, composer and curator originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, Zdorovetska works internationally as a solo artist and collaborator, drawing on a broad range of influences including jazz, classical, folk and improvised music. She is a founder of UICP (Ukrainian-Irish Cultural Platform) and co-curator of Phonica, an experimental music and poetry series in Dublin.

Presented with support from Axis Ballymun.

The Gutter Bookshop is sad they can’t be at the festival in person this year but you can browse (and purchase!) books by the featured authors at the special ILFDublin festival shop - CLICK HERE. And remember that there’s no postage to pay in Ireland if you spend over €30 or if you choose to collect your books from either of our bookshops. Just choose the ‘Free Shipping’ or ‘Click & Collect’ options at checkout!