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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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Iron Voices - Coming Soon
Blaze Bayley and Paul DiAnno of Iron Maiden (UK, rock), Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25), 23 November at 19.00
In 2012, the legendary Blaze Bayley and Paul DiAnno of Iron Maiden set off on their first voyage for Kyiv. Though released early on due to self-destructive behaviours including his cocaine habit, DiAnno will always be recognised as the first vocalist to play with the band. Bayley on the other hand took over as lead singer in the mid 90s, only to leave five years later to further his solo career.


Halloween Pre-Party - Coming Soon
Private Halloween Party (UA, all inclusive), Chateau Mystique (Lenina 39, Bortnychi), 26 October at 22.00
Are you an all-inclusive kind of party animal? If so, DJ Dima Kayuns Private Party is where you want to be this Halloween. Make sure you come in costume you dont want to stand out on the two dancefloors theyll have set up. There will be drinks and snack aplenty, a fab fire show, PJs to help get you in the dancing mood along with a horde of local DJs: Mario Yard, Vortex, Vetal Art, Madison, NoBrain, Kemper, Cr!Pha Cmpn, MassON$, Malitsky, Mukvik, John Bright, Richwell, 3xp0, Sergey Mankovsky and TNT & Technic.


Brazilian Jazz Anew - Coming Soon
Brazil Bossa Nova Quartet (BR, UA/US, jazz), Kyiv Conservatory (Horodetskoho 1-3/11), 20 October at 19.00
A year has come and gone since Brazils Bossa Nova Quartet were last here in Kyiv, and back for another evening of off-the-cuff compositions and musical mayhem, join us in welcoming Rio de Janeiros Maucha Adnet to the Ukrainian capital.


Jazz to Taste - Coming Soon
Jazz in Kyiv: Joshua Redman Quartet, Joey Calderazzo Trio (US, jazz), October Palace (Instytutska 1), 26 October at 19.00
Joshua Redman has been a fish in the jazz pool since childhood, choosing to follow in his fathers footsteps as a professional tenor saxophonist. Twenty years on, hes still writing and playing music, with his most recent works found on his latest album Walking Shadows released earlier this year.


Darkness falls across the land... - Coming Soon
Zombie Parade, Odesa, 26 October at 16.00
The Zombie Parade occurred not without incident, reads the local news of last year, a car without brakes drove into the living dead! This year, best to make sure youre out of your vehicle and out with the mass of zombies who will be taking over the streets in Odesa! Not sure how to make the transition? Organisers are promising to make-up participants for a mere 100hrv.


An Interesting Musical Collection - Coming Soon
An Evening of Chamber Music featuring Bruno Fontaine (FR, piano) and Sonia Wieder-Atherton (FR, cello), National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2), 31 October at 19.00
It might be a night of trick or treat for some, but lovers of classical music will be lining up at the National Philharmonic for an evening of chamber music with two world renowned musicians from France.


Taking Back the City - Coming Soon
Give Kyiv Tenth International Military and Historical Festival, Sitnyaky and Desyansiy regions of Kyiv, along Honore de Balzac Pr, 3 November at 13.00
Commemorating 70 years, get ready for a reconstruction of the battle that took place in these parts over the city of Kyiv during WWII. Organised by the Kyiv club Red Star and the Dovzhenko National Film studio, armoured vehicles, heavy artillery, cavalries of more than 100 military clubs across the continent and more will be on hand to take you through all of the events.


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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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