Ukrainian Song and its specific role in Ukrainian culture – presentation by Volodymyr Luciv

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7.00PM We are delighted to invite you to a presentation by Volodymyr Luciv, a renowned London based Ukrainian singer, who has throughout his life made a unique contribution to Ukrainian culture. Maestro Luciv’s talk will be entitled: Ukrainian Song and its specific role in Ukrainian culture. Volodymyr Luciv was one of five singers who helped England win the title of Coupe d’Europe International singing contest winners in 1961, a competition that was the predecessor to Eurovision. Luciv is  regarded by many as the first Ukrainian to have won the Eurovision >>>

Holodomor memorial service in West London

A memorial service commemorating the Holodomor man-made famine in Ukraine will take place on Saturday, November 24th, at 3.00PM at the Holodomor memorial in London, 1A, Newton Avenue, London, W3, next to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. Holodomor Remembrance Day, every 4th Saturday in November, marks one of most tragic episodes in world history – the 1932-33 Holodomor – when Stalin’s Soviet regime used famine as a weapon to murder millions of innocent men, women and children in an attempt to destroy the Ukrainian people. Representatives of the Ukrainian Embassy, Ukrainian >>>

Ukrainian Literary Club meeting – discussing the works of contemporary writer Eugenia Kononenko

The next meeting of the Ukrainian Literary Club will take place on Saturday, November 24th, at 11.00am at the Ukrainian Institute in London. We will discuss the works of contemporary writer Eugenia Kononenko.   Eugenia writes poetry, short stories and essays, stories and novels, several children’s books, a number of cultural explorations of the themes of popular culture and gender issues and journalistic articles. She has received recognition for her short fiction: short stories, novels and essays, translated and the subject of research in Ukraine and abroad.  Eugenia’s works >>>

Ukrainian Medical Association of the UK – Annual General Meeting and Conference

Ukrainian Medical Association of the UK – Annual General Meeting and Conference, Saturday November 24th 2012 The UMAUK scientific Conference will take place at the Ukrainian Institute in London on Saturday, November 24, and will attract members of the UK-based Ukrainian medical community—fully qualified medical consultants, hospital managers, nurses, medical students, dentists, scientists and pharmacists who work in the NHS and/or private sector. The Conference offers insights into a variety of topic areas, such as: Lessons from the healthcare reforms in the NHS; Challenges of healthcare >>>

In Ukraine: Ukrainian Catholic University Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction

In Ukraine: Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kyiv – Saturday, 17 November The fifth annual dinner and silent auction to benefit programmes, student scholarships and further new campus building at the Ukrainian Catholic University will take place on November 17 at the Kyiv Intercontinental. Please join the community, business leaders and foreign diplomats to support the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU). For more information please visit http://supporting.ucu.edu.ua/ or contact ahunder@ukrainianinstitute.org.uk >>>

Ukraine’s capital named as the top rising European destination in a new survey

TripAdvisor Names Kyiv Europe’s Top Destination On The Rise TripAdvisor announced its Travelers’ Choice 2012, naming Ukrainian capital Kyiv the top destination on the rise among the cities of The Old World. Ukraine’s capital was placed third in the world’s top ten rating. It was preceded by Argentina’s top beach resort Mar del Plata and the South American largest city Sao Paulo, Brazil. “Having survived the Mongol Empire, WWII, Chornobyl, and Soviet rule, Kyiv is the proud capital of  Ukraine”, TripAdvisor describes the city. The website highlights Kyiv’s theatres, museums, >>>

‘Echoes of the Past: Ukrainian Poetic Cinema Remembered’, talk by JJ Gurga

‘Echoes of the Past: Ukrainian Poetic Cinema Remembered’, talk by JJ Gurga, Thursday, 15 November 2012, 7.00PM JJ Gurga, a PhD candidate at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, will hold a talk entitled ‘Echoes of the Past: Ukrainian Poetic Cinema Remembered’ at the Ukrainian Institute in London. She has recently submitted her thesis on the school of Ukrainian poetic cinema. Her research interests include cinema of the 1960s, and the relationship between film and memory. This talk looks back to the Ukrainian school of poetic cinema, a body of >>>

Ukrainian British City Club – 7th Anniversary Reception at the Houses of Parliament

Ukrainian British City Club – 7th Anniversary Reception at the Houses of Parliament – Tuesday 13 November, 7.00PM The Ukrainian-British City Club invites you for a celebration of its 7th anniversary at the Houses of Parliament – the place where it all began in November 2005! Hosted by John Whittingdale MP, the UBCC 7th Anniversary Reception will take place at the IPU room on Tuesday 13 November 2012. Admission is by invitation only. For more information and how to book, please visit: http://www.ubcc.co.uk/ >>>

Post-Election Roundtable – Houses of Parliament

Post-Election Roundtable – Houses of Parliament, Tuesday 6 November, 7.00PM The British Ukrainian Society in collaboration with the Aston Centre for Europe cordially invites you to a seminar on the results of the Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections. The speakers will discuss the implications for Ukraine and its European integration, the potential impact on the country’s economy and how the West might seek to engage Ukraine going forward. This will take place in Committee Room 10, House of Commons, SW1 from 7pm on Tuesday 6 November. Speakers include: Ms Orysia Lutsevych, Chatham House’s >>>