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A Round table «His Soul Remained here...», dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the birth of David Simanovich

On May 16, 2017 the Library hosted a round table called «His Soul Remained here...», which was part of the series of events dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the birth of David Simanovich.

At 10 a.m., friends, colleagues, relatives, representatives of the town's creative community, admirers of poetry, and just all those people who cherish in their hearts the memory of David Simanovich gathered at the Library to talk about the Poet, Citizen and Personality. Hundreds of photographs from the personal archive of David Simanovich were exhibited to recall the pages of his life. Newsreel footage brought all present back at the time when David Simanovich had been helping A. Pushkin, M. Shagal, V. Korotkevich «return» in Vitebsk...

«Tell me now all that kind words that you will say later ... », that was what he had asked. Quite a few of these words were said when the poet was alive, and we continue to say them. David Simanovich was a frequent and welcomed guest of all Vitebsk libraries. Warm words in memory of the poet were said by Director of the Vitebsk Regional Library Tatyana Adamyan, Director of the Centralized Library System of Vitebsk Galina Danilova, and Head of the Library named after V. Korotkevich Galina Rozhnovskaya. He also was a friend of the local creative community. Artists Vladimir Volnov and Felix Gumen, and director Igor Boyarintsev in their speeches stressed his extraordinary human attractiveness and high civil courage.

For many poets and writers David Simanovich was a person who had opened them the door to literature. He always knew how to support his colleagues in literature. His words of support were recalled by writer Sergei Rublevski, poetesses Elena Kriklivets and Lyudmila Simanyonok.

David Simanovich was a well known figure and welcome guest at Vitebsk schools. Lyudmila Somova, Director of the Gymnasium No. 3 of Vitebsk named after A. Pushkin, said that the gymnasium had awarded the poet with the title of «Honorary Teacher of the Gymnasium» for his contribution and fruitful cooperation. The students of the gymnasium prepared an excellent literary and musical composition.

Members of the Youth Theater «The Wheel» from the Center of Culture «Vitebsk» were proud to say that they were friends with the poet. Kirill Selivanov, the leader of the group, spoke about the meetings with the poet, and then the group passionately read several poems by David Simanovich.

David Simanovich began his career at the secondary school of Krynky. Belarusian language and literature teacher Natalia Sudarikova told about her long friendship with the poet, who had not left unmentioned a small station in Krynky in his poems.

The name of David Simanovich is associated with the formation of the Vitebsk Television Studio, where he had worked for many years. Two video greetings with memories of his former colleagues came from abroad – one had been recorded by Alla Nikitina from Israel, and the other had been made by Serafima Ostrovlyanskaya who now lives in Sweden. Journalist and writer Maina Boboriko also shared her video reminiscences of working with David Simanovich on television.

The name of David Simanovich was inextricably intertwined with the name of Marc Chagall, as it was stated by Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Marc Chagall in Vitebsk Lyudmila Khmelnitskaya and Director of the Museum of Marc Chagall Irina Voronova. Warm words in memory of David Simanovich sounded in the speech made by Director of the Bureau of International Youth Tourism «Sputnik» Sergei Galuzo. Director of State Archives Tatyana Svistunova spoke about the rich archive of the poet that is now stored in the collections of the State Archives of Vitebsk region, told the. David Simanovich closely collaborated with the «Mishpokha» magazine. The magazine's editor-in-chief Arkady Shulman shared his memories of the poet.

David Simanovich knew what it meant to be friends. It was confirmed by his close friends – poet Vladimir Popkovich, Svetlana Fedorovich (Konopelko), the poet's widow Anatoliya Konopelko, photo artist Mikhail Shmerling and musician Olga Dorenskikh. His childhood friend, Doctor of Psychology and Professor Yakov Kolominsky, could not come at the library, but he did send his video memoirs.

The diary entries of David Simanovich were read throughout the evening by poet and art director of the literary club «Litkofeynik» Oleg Seshko. His speech was followed by a touching video address of the daughter of David Simanovich, Elena, to all present. Videotapes of songs on the words of David Simanovich performed by Boris Nosovsky and Alexander Shipikov were demonstrated. An exhibition of David Simanovich's autographs, a book exhibition displaying works of the poet and objects from his study, provided by the Museum of Marc Chagall in Vitebsk, had been arranged in the hall where the event took place.

The celebration of the 85th anniversary of the birth of David Simanovich proceeds with a bard and poetic evening «I am waiting for you on the Pushkin Bridge... », which will take place on June 26, 2017 at the Art Center of Marc Chagall in Vitebsk.

 

  • David Simanovich
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    David Simanovich
  • Objects from the poet’s study
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    Objects from the poet’s study
  • Tatyana Adamyan
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    Tatyana Adamyan
  • Lyudmila Khmelnitskaya
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    Lyudmila Khmelnitskaya
  • Elena Kriklivets
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    Elena Kriklivets
  • Oleg Seshko
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    Oleg Seshko
  • Vladimir Popkovich
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    Vladimir Popkovich
  • Galina Danilova
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    Galina Danilova
  • Galina Rozhnovskaya
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    Galina Rozhnovskaya
  • Irina Voronova
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    Irina Voronova
  • Lyudmila Somova
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    Lyudmila Somova
  • Students of the gymnasium No. 3
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    Students of the gymnasium No. 3
  • Students of the gymnasium No. 3
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    Students of the gymnasium No. 3
  • Students of the gymnasium No. 3
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    Students of the gymnasium No. 3
  • Sergei Rublevski
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    Sergei Rublevski
  • Vladimir Volnov
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    Vladimir Volnov
  • Lyudmila Simanyonok.
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    Lyudmila Simanyonok.
  • Tatyana Svistunova
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    Tatyana Svistunova
  • Natalia Sudarikova
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    Natalia Sudarikova
  • Igor Boyarintsev
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    Igor Boyarintsev
  • Felix Gumen
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    Felix Gumen
  • Mikhail Shmerling and Olga Dorenskikh
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    Mikhail Shmerling and Olga Dorenskikh
  • Svetlana Fedorovich (Konopelko)
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    Svetlana Fedorovich (Konopelko)
  • Sergei Galuzo
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    Sergei Galuzo
  • Arkady Shulman
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    Arkady Shulman
  • Members of the Youth Theater «The Wheel» from the Center of Culture «Vitebsk»
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    Members of the Youth Theater «The Wheel» from the Center of Culture «Vitebsk»
  • Members of the Youth Theater «The Wheel» from the Center of Culture «Vitebsk»
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    Members of the Youth Theater «The Wheel» from the Center of Culture «Vitebsk»
  • Oleg Seshko and Larisa Rogacheva hosted the event
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    Oleg Seshko and Larisa Rogacheva hosted the event
  • Participants of the round table
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    Participants of the round table
  • Participants of the round table
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    Participants of the round table