Sunday, August 20, 2017

ChTPZ's Shezhnost Festival draws 14,000 children

The 11th annual Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Group's Snezhnost Festival drew approximately 14,000 area children from across the Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk region.

Festival activities concluded on Wednesday with a performance of "Once Upon a Time"-- an original comedic play written and produced by the Tyumen Drama Theater. An encore performance has been planned for an additional 2,500 students on Friday at ChTPZ's administrative facility in Almetyevsk, Ural Business Consulting reports.

The Snezhnost Festival provides cultural learning opportunities for disabled children under the care of ChTPZ's Palace of Culture. This year's event was attended by children living in special needs boarding schools and orphanages. Many of the children in attendance are living with psychological and learning disabilities.

"These are children of our workers, children from low-income families and from families with many children, and children from orphanages," ChTPZ said, according to Ural Business Consulting.