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7 (2014)
Tunnelling Towards Hope


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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.

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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.

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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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What's On Archive 21 (2011)

21 (2011)/2011
10 June - 16 June
Virtually Insane
Jay Kay and the Jamiroquai people return with their new album


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No Pit - This Week
Pendulum (Australia/UK, drum n bass), Stereo Plaza (Kikvidze 17), 15 June at 21.00
The Australo-British sextet, founded in 2002, takes the genre to another level, never fearing to augment traditional dnb lines with heavy guitar riffs and unique vocal stylings. Achieving an immediate hit with their debut single, Another Planet, Pendulum scored a landmark success when their debut album Hold Your Colour became the biggest-selling drum n bass record of all time.


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Heading to the East Side - This Week
Moby (US, ambient, electronica), Palace Sport (Sportyvna Pl 1), 10 June at 19.00
Born in Harlem in 1965, Richard Melville Hall always had an ear for music. Learning classical guitar at the age of nine, he went to master piano and drums not long after. Signed to Instinct Records in 1989, his first big breakthrough was the progressive house track, Go, that included the string line from the hit TV series, Twin Peaks. With a new album that came out in May of this year, fans should be well versed in both the old and new for his concert this summer. Its going to be hot get in on it!


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Roksolanas of the 21st Century - This Week
Roksolana, Exhibition of photographic works by Renata Kireyeva, Soviart (Andriivsky Uzviz 22a), From 10 June
Roksolana is a legendary Ukrainian girl, who became the favourite wife of Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century. While far removed from her motherland, Roksolana was able to use the influence she had on her husband wisely, thus her compatriots and her native country. Renata Kireyevas exhibition presents the image of Roksolanas of the 21st century women who left Ukraine seeking a better life in Istanbul.


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Its Getting Hot in Here - This Week
Kyiv Fire Fest, various locations, 10 11 June
This is the fifth year that Kyivs Fire Fest has been running, and it just gets bigger and better each season. Launch the weekend off right and head on down to Poshtova Ploscha at 20.00 for the grand entrance of more than 500 acrobats, jugglers, dancers, stilt walkers and of course fire-eaters. Or take in Saturday's festivities at Spartak Stadium, where, starting at 15.00, various master classes and demonstrations will take place.


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Back to the Beach - This Week
DVJ Burzhy, Ozone Open Air (Moskovskiy Bridge, Druzhby Narodiv Park), 10 June at 23.00
So, they opened last weekend with a huge star to massive success. And not to be outdone by the other clubs in town, theyre keepin the parties goin this weekend with the totally cute, the totally cool DVJ Burzhy. The old dance club on Khreshchatyk, Maximum, was where this kid first got into his groove, and with a real talent for knowing his tracks, he is one of only a handful of Ukrainian DJs who has been invited to Ibiza. Want to get into the zone this weekend? Head to Ozone, where the air is clean and the beats are pumpin.


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Its Finally Here! - This Week
Summer 2011 Season Grand Opening, Kokos Summer Club (Venice Beach, Hydropark), 10 & 11 June at 23.00
Kokos knows what their populace public wants out of sizzling summers here in Kyiv So thats exactly what theyre giving them! And to get started you should plan at least one of your nights out this weekend at the fabulous Kokos Summer Club! Featuring the fabulous bass player in Monk/DJ Ben Mono (Germany) on Friday, and the ragbag D-Pulse from St Petersburg on Saturday, this is going to be a great kickoff!


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Tragic Realism - Coming Soon
Exhibition of works by Tetyana Nazarenko, Kyiv Russian Art Museum (Tereshchenkivska 9), From 24 June
Famous Moscow artist Tetyana Nazarenko has acquired the title of tragic realist for her acute depiction of the trials and tribulations of those of us living in the modern world. Her artistic instincts have an emotional power similar to that of primitive art, enrapturing the viewer with its deep psychological impact.


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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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