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7 (2014)
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.


What's On Archive 37 (2013)

37 (2013)/2013
11 October - 17 October
Fire Up Your Heart with The Queen of Pop
Ani Lorak gets back on stage after a short hiatus playing wife and mother

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Musical Greetings from Japan - This Week
An evening of classical music featuring Shungo Mariyama (JP), Aia Kimura (JP), Tomoko Fudzhito (JP), Naoki Maeda (JP), Yukiko Okuno (JP), National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2), 11 October at 19.00
Classical music in Japan is widely admired: musicians are extremely dedicated to their craft ensuring their skills are kept polished and their technique perfected. Adding a little contemporary to the mix, this next group out of Asia is presenting a new vision of the classics. Come out tonight and enjoy Aia Kimura and Tomoko Fudzhito on the piano, Yukiko Okuno flitting about on the flute and Naoki Maeda on the sultry saxophone, with their conductor Shungo Mariyama bringing it all together.


Shall we dance? - This Week
Gala-concert of Argentinean Tango featuring Fausto Carpino (IT) and Stefanie Fesneau (FR), Diego Pedernera and Silvina Vals (AR), Solo Tango Orquestra (RU), Olga Pankratova (RU), House of Officers (Hrushevskoho 30/1), 17 October at 19.00
All the fiery passion of tango will heat up Kyiv this October in a gala concert dedicated to the IV International Festival of Argentinean Tango. 


Mozart Musics First Rocker - This Week
Mozart LOpera Rock, Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103), 16 October at 19.00
Back by popular demand Mozart is coming to Kyiv this autumn! The composers of this French rock musical claim Mozart was the first European rock star ever, and theyve cooked up some fantastic rock interpretations from the Austrian masterminds oeuvre. Its a show being touted as one of the best French musicals in recent history expect a starry line-up with bright costumes, 3D technology and a rockin resurrection of the man himself!


To the Stars...on a Balloon! - This Week
Balloon Space Adventures interactive show for children ages 310, House of Artists (Artema 1/5), 12 October at 11.00, 13.00
Do your little ones tend to break whatever they get their hands on? They should like the show this weekend then, as theyll be allowed to break the laws of gravity with balloons of all shapes and sizes! Mimes and clowns will be on hand too, leading the adventure throughout space with more than 5,000 balloons.


Open your Soul - This Week
Exhibition of paintings by Maria Kryvoshypyna (UA) and Yulia Mazurenko (UA), ArtPrychal Gallery (Naberezhno-Khreschatytska 2, dock 2), From 13 October
The cold weather whipping at your cheeks is no reason to remain indoors. Instead, bundle up and head out the autumn sun is doing its best to poke out from behind clouds bringing the colours of the season to life. It is just this feeling artists of this next exhibition at ArtPrychal have tried to capture in Open Your Soul.


Cold as Eskimo Pie - This Week
Eskimo Callboy (DE, metal core), Metropol Concert Hall (Prorizna 8), 13 October at 19.00
Since 2010, German metalcore band Eskimo Callboy has been getting serious with their music, a mix of metalcore and post-hardcore with a bit of techno thrown in for good measure. Releasing their first self-titled EP that same year, the group have gone on to play many a festival on the European continent, Asia, and for the first time this spring the US.


Zoom in on British Music - This Week
The Telescopes (UK, indie), Underground Music Hall (Moskovskiy 13b), 15 October at 19.00
Brits have always been known to produce music with the necessary edge to make it in the biz, and The Telescopes formed in 1987, are no exception. Inspired by The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Spacemen 3, this sextet created their own distinct sound, often characterised as noise rock, space pop and psychedelic.


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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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