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Tunnelling Towards Hope

28 February - 6 March 2014

Ukraine History

A Stronghold of Rulers and Rebels

With the recent death toll jumping to nearly 100 and 1,000 injured, Hrushevskoho Street, one of the strongholds of EuroMaidans three-month-long protests, made headlines around the globe. It was here, on 19 January the countrys stand against government corruption, abuse of power, and the violation of human rights turned from peaceful protest to all-out revolution. Having witnessed much over the years, Hrushevskoho is a street with a history, and not only care of recent days.


Ukraine Today
Acelebrity using their status and intelligence to influence public views and opinion is rarely seen in modern society, even less so in Ukraine. Here, the majority of celebs use their time, effort, and money to enhance or further their career rather than put their name to something that can do good for others. However, as EuroMaidan intensifies, some are making themselves heard and they fall either side of the EuroMaidan divide.
It used to be that when rebellion and revolution occurred, the intellectual, creative, and spiritual elite would be front and centre.


Ukrainian Culture

When Walls Can Talk

People have been writing on walls since the dawn of civilisation, we call it graffiti, and ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. Sometimes it is merely the creator wanting to leave his or her mark; sometimes there is an underlying social or political reason. And it is due to the latter that graffiti has exploded across Kyiv in recent months. Anti dictator messages aside, we peel back a few layers of paint to look at graffiti in the city in general.


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Decadence - Going Out Review

(16 Shota Rustavelli vul.)
A favourite for social climbers and those who have already reached the dizzying heights of fame and fortune, Decadence remains for many the standard setter in summer terraces thanks to the aforementioned clientele and a number of statues and fountains in an Ancient Rome style which greatly enhance the elite feel of the venue. The cocktails are excellent, while smoking a hookah pipe here is almost obligatory, as you lay back and look out at the worlds mere mortals going about the daily grind.

Arena Entertainment - Going Out Review

(2a basseina vul.)
One of the biggest venues in Kyiv, the summer terrace at Arena is a cosmopolitan affair, with foreign businessmen rubbing shoulders with lovely
ladies and well−turned out clubbers sporting the latest in fashion accessories, regardless of the time of day. This is one of the most fashionable spots in the city where you can check all the latest gossip and pass some time celebrity spotting while enjoying a cold beer from the local brewery or a tasty cocktail. Arenas summer terrace is the best choice when youre looking good! The venue also opened a second summer terrace on the first floor which theyve called Moet&Chandon, and it is an excellent place to enjoy a bottle of bubbly in the open air!


Ani - Going Out Review

(72 Chervonoarmiyska vul., 4th floor)
The summer terrace of this Armenian restaurant is an excellent place to escape a hot summer afternoon with its wonderful fountain refreshing the air. Sitting on the comfortable furniture surrounded by hand−made decoration, this is one of the best places to take a break, have a rest, and watch the hustle and bustle pass by at a safe distance. The restaurant is located in the centre of the city, but as it resides on the fourth floor you can
forget about the fuss of the city and enjoy time passing at a more leisurely pace. In the evening, the hookah pipes are simply wonderful here!


Murakami - Going Out Review

(Naberezhnoe Shosse, M. Dnipro)
Those who prefer Japanese cuisine wont miss out, because Murakami offers three summer terraces especially for them. Just like the indoor restaurant, each is decorated according to feng shui which makes having a meal here not only tasty, but spiritually balanced as well. Enjoy a soothing river breeze and a wide choice of sushi, sashimi, and tempura on these picturesque terraces which celebrate the culture and cuisine of the Land of the Rising Sun.


Koleso - Going Out Review

(Nab. Khreschatytska vul, pier #14)
A celebration of nineteenth century imperial Russia, Kolesos summer terrace, like the restaurant itself, brings to mind mushroom picking in the forest, heady country fairs, literary evenings in salons, and grand gubernatorial balls. The terrace offers some of the best views of the mighty Dnipro and Trukhaniv Island while warm blankets and a canopy are always available to protect guests from chilly nights and sudden storms.

Marocana - Going Out Review

(24a Lesi Ukrainki blvd.)
This Morocco style venue in Pechersk has a very trendy summer terrace with the best in hookah pipes and expensive cars beautiful girls all around. Located near some of the most fashionable boutiques, this is the place where all style fans head to show off their latest purchases, making it an ideal place to keep abreast of what is hot, and what is not! Come here and
feel like a fashion icon while sipping a cocktail or nibbling at couscous with a vegetable salad.

Corsair - Going Out Review

(14v Sahaydachnogo vul.)
All Jolly Rogers will feel at home aboard the good ship Corsair, a nautically themed restaurant on Podils main drag specialising in fish, seafood, and grilled meats. Popular during the day, the sheltered terrace truly comes alive at night, staging live music programmes and mouth watering barbeques which tastes as good as it smells.

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Ukraine Truth
Rights We Didnt Know We Had

Throughout EuroMaidan much has been made of Ukrainians making a stand for their rights. What exactly those rights are were never clearly defined. Ukraine ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1952. The first article of the Declaration states all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, they are endowed with reason and conscience, and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. The ousted and overthrown Ukrainian government showed to the world they dont understand the meaning of these words.

Kyiv Culture

Pulling Strings
Located on Hrushevskoho Street the epicentre of EuroMaidan violence, home to battles, blazes and barricades childrens favourite the Academic Puppet Theatre had to shut down in February. Nevertheless, it is getting ready to reopen this March with a renewed repertoire to bring some laughter back to a scene of tragedy. Operating (not manipulating) puppets is a subtle art that can make kids laugh and adults cry. Whats On meets Mykola Petrenko, art director of the Theatre, to learn more about those who pull the strings behind the show.


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