At the seminar, taking place in the centre of Novosibirsk in Pervomaysky park, writer and translator Alexey Palerino will deliver a lecture on the link between The Beatles’ The White Album and Charlie Manson. Publisher Felix Sandalov will talk about the influence of British punk rock on alternative music in the USSR. Researcher Konstantin Golodyaev and Sergey Cherepanov, director of the legendary Siberian punk band "Putti", will present a book on Siberian punk. Writer and music historian Alexey Koblov will talk about the influence of British music on the works of Yegor Letov.
In addition, the staff of the British Embassy will talk about the Chevening scholarship program, which covers all the scholars’ expenses for obtaining a master's degree in any field in any UK university.
In the evening, "Makulatura" band will give a concert in the Guevara bar. Evgeniy Alekhin, the writer, actor and musician and a member of “Makulatura” was one of the headliners of Chords & Words in Rostov-on-Don.
A series of Chords & Words seminars takes place in 10 Russian cities as part of the UK-Russia Year of Music. Festival curators are "Gorky" editor-in-chief Konstantin Milchin and author of the project "Otkroy Rot" Mikhail Faustov.