Ivana Kupala fundraising party

Ukraine Charity is pleased to announce the 5th annual Ivana Kupala fundraising party, which will take place on Friday, 29 June 2012. This year, the event will be hosted by The Ukrainian Institute at 79 Holland Park, London, W11 3SW. The programme, themed around a traditional Ukrainian summer festival, will include tasting of delicious Ukrainian food and canapés made by a celebrity chef, a raffle and a charity auction, music and entertainment. Donation to attend is £45 per person (payable to Ukraine Charity) and the proceeds will be used to support foster family homes and orphanages in Ukraine. >>>

Follow-up to Specsavers’ Ukrainian tongue-in-cheek press ad :)

The above is a follow-up to Specsavers’ tongue-in-cheek press ad poking fun at the referee’s decision to disallow a goal during England’s Euro 2012 clash against Ukraine. The original ad by the optician shows an image of England player John Terry hooking the ball back over the goal line.  Beneath the image is a caption in Ukrainian, which translates as “should’ve gone to Specsavers.”  ”Should’ve gone to Specsavers” is Specsavers’ strapline. Specsavers’ press ad ran as a one-off in national titles on June 21st, including the Daily Star, the Daily Express, The Independent, >>>

Ukrainians in London come together to watch Euro 2012 England – Ukraine match

Hundreds of Ukrainians convened at various locations in London on Tuesday, June 19th to watch the England – Ukraine decisive football match. Many British Ukrainians turned up in force at the Ukrainian Club in Holland Park and also at pubs in the City of London to cheer on their team. Photo: Bohdan Tsioupine A great atmosphere was present even though Ukraine were defeated by England 1 – 0. To watch the BBC London News feature on the build up to the match click here To see photos of Ukrainian fans in London on the BBC Ukrainian website click here >>>

Ukrainian Literary Club Meeting – The ‘Wild Author’

The next meeting of the Ukrainian Literary Club will take place on Saturday, June 16th at 11.00AM. We will discuss the work of Iryna Wilde “Adult children”.  The text can be downloaded below. Iryna Wilde (literary pseudo of Daria Makohon) is known as the ‘Wild Author’. This nickname is fully consistent with the nature of Daria: wild, unconquered, freedom-loving, raw – just so she was in life. For more on the author please see text (in Ukrainian) below http://docs.google.com/a/ukrainianinstitute.org.uk/viewer?url=http://www.ukrcenter.com/!FilesRepository/Literature_Upload3//ae489d61-34da-475b-a1f6-61f1aea4f9e1.pdfpli=1 http://shron.chtyvo.org.ua/Vilde_Iryna/Metelyky_na_shpylkakh_Bie_vosma_Povnolitni_dity.pdf **************** «Дика» >>>

Boycott the corrupt officials but please don’t isolate the people of Ukraine

This is a statement by the Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London, based on his comments made to BBC Radio 5 Live on the opening day of Euro 2012 regarding the decision of UK Ministers not to attend the opening group matches to be played in Ukraine Euro 2012 kicks off today. I remember that day in April 2007 when, at the UEFA draw in Cardiff, Poland and Ukraine were chosen as host nations of Europe’s greatest festival of football. In Ukraine there was euphoria and delight that the country had been selected to co-host the finals. There was a great buzz and energy among the people >>>

East in East

Rich Mix presents East in East 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA It’s all kicking off at Rich Mix throughout June celebrating the UEFA’s European Championship taking place in Poland and Ukraine. Rich Mix is teaming up with the finest Eastern European London-based artists, promoters and musicians to celebrate the very best of Eastern European culture in London. All matches will be shown on giant 15 x 10 foot screen. As soon as the final match finishes each day, the party will start and shine a spotlight on the many Eastern European artists who have made their home in London, >>>