Some 300 events are packed into four days. Poets, readers and writers pack into bars and Viennese-style cafes. There is an intimate buzz between authors and readers largely lost from Britain’s big lit-fests.

This year, the British Council brought two poets from Scotland – Sophie Cooke and Kona Macphee – to work with Ukrainian counterparts in translating each other’s poems.

Director of the British Council in Ukraine, Martin Dowle, gives a speech at the opening ceremony

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