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Days of Ukraine Festival comes to London

11 October 2013, 15:46

The Days of Ukraine Festival will be celebrating Ukrainian culture in the heart of London this month.

The three-day festival is being organised by charity The Firtash Foundation, with the support of Group DF, an international group of companies based in Ukraine.

It will consist of a free concert and fair at Potters Field Park on 19 October. The area will be transformed into a stylised Ukrainian village providing opportunities for visitors to test out a number of traditional arts and crafts such as pottery and wreath making.

Attendees will also be able to test out their culinary skills by creating traditional Ukrainian dishes including varenyky and borshch.

Children will be able to make clay animal whistles, weave ponies out of straw and twine, bake birds from dough and paint eggs. Families will also be able to enjoy musical games presented by children’s folklore ensemble Raihorodok.

A stage will host a series of Ukrainian folk and contemporary music groups including Vopli Vidopliasova, led by Oleh Skrypka and accompanied by Le Grand Orchestra, Astarta and Folknery, Krosna, and Kozak System and Taras Chubai, classics of Ukrainian rock. It is open from 1:30pm - 8pm on 19th October at Potters Field Park, London SE1 2AA. 

 

Festival listing

 

18 October

LITERATURE EVENING

‘From Shevchenko to Zabuzhko’

6pm–8pm

London Library, St James’ Square

Admission: apply for tickets via Facebook

 

UKRAINIAN CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS EXHIBITION AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

From 18 October until 23 October

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ,

King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY

Admission: Apply via Facebook for tickets to this exclusive preview event on 18 October.

Free to the public from 19 October

 

UKRAINIAN FASHION SHOW

8pm

Saatchi Gallery

Admission: apply for tickets via Facebook

 

19 October

UKRAINIAN CONCERT AND FAIR

1:30pm-8pm

Potters Field Park, London, SE1 2AA

Admission: free

Concert: Krosna band, Folknery band. Le Grand Orchestra dance class on stage, Astarta, Taras Chubay and Kozak System, Oleh Skrypka, Vopli Vidoplyasova and Le Grand Orchestra.

 

For more information:

twitter.com/UkraineDays

facebook.com/ukrainedays

instagram.com/ukrainedays

www.ukraine-days.co.uk/en 

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