DAYS OF UKRAINE FESTIVAL ARRIVES IN THE UK

London
05.10.13


UKRAINSKA DUMKA.  The Days of Ukraine in the UK is the vision of Dimitry and Lada Firtash. 

Organised by the Firtash Foundation, it is a three day festival of Ukrainian art, culture, fashion and music taking place in London on 17th – 19th October

It will offer visitors the chance to experience the best of Ukraine’s rich heritage and vibrant contemporary culture. 

Through a series of exciting events, Days of Ukraine in the UK will, for the first time, offer everyone in the capital the chance to experience a piece of Ukraine and get a better understanding of this understated, yet fascinating country. 

The Saatchi Gallery, one of the UK’s most prominent centres of modern art, will host a showcase of top painters and sculptors such as Oleksandr Roitburd, Oleh Tistol, Anatoliy Krivolap, Viktor Sydorenko, Pavlo Makov. 

The exhibition opens on 18th October and runs until 1st November. 

The Saatchi Gallery will also host a fashion show in partnership with Ukrainian Fashion Week. It will feature some of the top contemporary designers to come out of Ukraine, including Litkovskaya, Bevza, Poustovit and Kamenskakononova. 

To sample a more traditional side of Ukraine you can head down to Potters Field Park for a fun-filled taste of Ukrainian culture and heritage at a county fair. 

You can experience traditional pottery and wreath-making lessons and hone your culinary skills by learning to cook traditional Ukrainian dishes – varenyky and borshch. 

There are also lots to keep the children entertained such as making clay animal whistles, weaving ponies of straw and twine, baking birds out of dough and painting eggs

 It’s not all tradition at the fair, however. The main stage will feature Ukrainian folk and contemporary music, including Vopli Vidopliasova, led by Oleh Skrypka and accompanied by Le Grand Orchestra, Astarta and Folknery, Krosna, and Kozak System and Taras Chubai, classics of Ukrainian rock. 

It is open from 1:30pm - 8pm on 19th October at Potters Field Park, London SE1 2AA. And best of all, it’s totally free.

The Firtash Foundation’s primary objective is long-term and systematic support of education and culture in Ukraine, as well as strengthening the cultural relationship between Ukraine and the UK. 

In England, the Foundation is best known as being the driving force behind the Ukrainian studies course at the world-renowned, Cambridge University. 

The course provides foreign students with an opportunity to study Ukrainian language, history, culture, literature, and cinema.

The Firtash Foundation will be giving away a small number of tickets to the exclusive parts of Days of Ukraine in the UK – like the page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ukrainedays and follow them on  Twitter  https://twitter.com/UkraineDays to find out how to apply.  

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