Ukrainian cultural events in UK until end of summer

July 11,2023 734
Ukrainian cultural events in UK until end of summer

The Ukrainian World Congress has gathered a series of events about Ukraine that will take place in the near future in the United Kingdom.

Exhibition of the works of Ukrainian artist Maria Prymachenko in the Saatchi Gallery. From July 13 to August 31, an exhibition of the artist’s paintings will be held in London.

“Maria Prymachenko spent almost her entire life in her native village, rarely venturing far away. But in her imagination, she created a universe that audiences can continue to explore and delight in today. Since the destruction by Russian forces of a local museum housing Prymachenko’s works, it has only been possible to see the artist’s paintings through exhibitions such as this,” the gallery’s website reads.

During times of war, Prymachenko’s art became a source of strength for Ukrainians, the organizers add. Entrance to the exhibition is free; the paintings are located on the Ground Floor in Gallery 3.

Display of Apostle by Ivan Fedorov. An exhibition of the first printed book in Ukraine is underway at the Bodleian Library of Oxford University. Apostol was published in February 1574 in Lviv. Anyone can view the copy.

Eastern European Festival of Food and Music. In Exeter, there will be a festive event on July 15 from 11:00 to 23:00.

“Talented musicians and artists will be performing for you, and the headliner of the festival will be amazing Ukrainian singer Jerry Heil,” the organizers said.  

Mavka. The Forest Song. On July 28, the premiere of the highest-grossing Ukrainian cartoon will take place in the United Kingdom.

The animated feature film was released in more than 80 countries. In particular, in May, the cartoon was broadcast on the big screens of the USA and Canada. Mavka. The Forest Song entered the top ten highest-grossing Ukrainian films in history. For fifteen weeks of national distribution, box office fees amounted to almost UAH 151 million (approximately USD 4 million).

Fundraising concert of classical music “Unite for Kherson.” The event will take place in London on September 29 at 19:30.

The concert aims to raise funds for evacuation and humanitarian missions in the Kherson Oblast, where many territories and populations were flooded and stranded without supplies, water, and power resources.

“In partnership with our Ukrainian community in London and especially the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain – London Branch and Association of Ukrainian Women in Great Britain – London, we hope that through music we can make a difference,” the organizers said.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Cover: July 2022, Lviv, Ukraine. Photograph: Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum

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