Having attended the ‘Days of Ukraine‘ press launch in Kiev, it’s very exciting to know that the festival starts today in London, showcasing the very best of Ukrainian culture including fashion, music, art and literature. This intriguing country is a fascinating mixture of proud heritage and contemporary ideas with cutting edge musicians, artists, fashion designers and writers taking their rightful place on the world stage. For three jam-packed days the UK has a wonderful opportunity to see what Ukraine has to offer.
Days of Ukraine in the United Kingdom runs from Thursday October 17th to Saturday 19th, 2013. On October 17th there is Gala opening and in the evening a series of evetns including ‘Autumn is so lovely’ by artist Zinaida Lihacheva, clasical music concert by Myroslav Skoryk with orchestra, Bass singer Serhiy Magera and ballet dancers Ivan Putrov and Tetiana Lyozova.
On October 18th the Ukrainian Art Exhibition opens at the Saatchi Gallery, curated by Igor Abramovitch featuring Anatoliy Kryvolap, Victor Sydorenko, Oleg Tistol and many others. It runs for 2 weeks and entry is free. The programme culminates in an outdoor extravaganza in Potters Field Park where there will be plenty of fun for all the family. The Ethnic Festival and Concert starts at 1.30pm and runs until 8pm – free admission. There’ll be ethnic dancing, folk music, a classical concert, a dance class and one of Ukraine’s most famous rock stars, Oleg Skrypka who played a major role in setting up the ‘Days of Ukraine’.
You can have a taste of Ukrainian cuisine, try your hand at Cossack games and buy traditional Ukrainian crafts plus lots more to see, all celebrating the very best of Ukraine.