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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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OBriens - Going Out Review

(17a Mykhailivska vul.)
Set amongst the grand old buildings of Mykhailivska, OBriens summer terrace is a relaxing and easy going affair where Kyiv urban charm comes together with a warm Irish welcome. This year the summer terrace has been renovated and invites all fans of beer to enjoy a pint or two on a balmy afternoon or evening out−doors. There is a special aroma grill kitchen on the terrace which you can combine with salads from the general menu. There is an excellent choice of freshies and alcohol cocktails!

Bar on the Roof - Going Out Review

(5-7/29 T. Shevchenko blv. at Pushkinskaya str., 8th floor of Premier Palace Hotel)
Bar on the roof offers the most wonderful views over Kyivs historic centre making it one of the best places to chill out on a warm summers day. The open terrace is decorated in an antique style with a cooling fountain and very stylish night lighting. Up hear you will experience the fresh summer air and cooling breeze far above the citys traffic, and the superlative seafood cuisine will round off any evening perfectly. We recommend the salsa salad with mango and tiger prawns. The terrace is available for parties, corporate evenings, banquettes and presentations.


Safe - Going Out Review

(23a Chervonoarmiyska vul.)
A home from home for Ukraines long−legged models, the terrace at Safe is one of the places where the bold and the beautiful like to get together over a hookah pipe and cocktail after a hard day buying up metal plants or doing magazine shoots. Situated in a back yard away from all the pollution, the terrace is decorated with numerous pleasant pot plants and even has a special heating system, allowing delicate dyevushky to take in the cooling
night air without having to worry about dreaded draughts.

Hinkali Obolon - Going Out Review

( 29 Marshala Timoshenka)
This royal newcomer became the favourite restaurant of those Kyivites who
live on Obolonski Lipki. During these hot summer days, the most popular place here is, of course, the summer terrace which has been created especially for those who like neatness, Caucasian hospitality and a calm atmosphere in which to relax. And dont forget, this place serves the best choice of Hinkali (Georgian version of ravioli) anywhere in the city.

Tsimes - Going Out Review

(10/5 Sagaidachnogo)
The summer terrace of this famous Jewish restaurant is hidden from the noise of Podils central Sagaidachnogo vul on the small and quiet Igorivska.
It is always crowded here at lunch time due to the first−class business lunch offered at a very reasonable price, so it is always advisable to book ahead. There is a great menu here for warm summer days because the dishes are light and mouth−watering.

Salad-Bar Berizka - Going Out Review

(2 Esplanadna vul.)
Berizka is a favourite place for many fans of Slavic culture, and with its cosy
atmosphere, greenery, and very tasty Russian dishes, thats hardly surprising. Coming to the terrace of this restaurant isnt about being dressed to the nines; this is a laid back place for those looking to escape the glamour and luxury of some other venues. Despite its relaxed approach to dining, the service and hospitality here are of the highest level, making all guests feel very much at home. A wooden bear made from centennial oak is who will welcome you when you arrive.

Le Grand Cafe - Going Out Review

(5 Muzeiny lane)
One of the best French restaurants in the city has a great summer terrace set in a romantic yard away from the noisy traffic. Kyivs most discerning gourmets know this place for its wine list which is second to none, and its harmonious combination of French and Ukrainian cuisine. Le Grand Cafe is an elegant dining club with a sumptuous style. This is the place to come if you want to sample the best in French cooking while sipping some superb wines from around the world.


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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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