Ukrainian Easter Eggs workshop in London draws international interest

The Ukrainian Institute hosted a traditional Easter Egg Pysanky workshop in London on Saturday, April 13th that drew wide interest from an international audience and included participants from the UK, China, Russia, Ireland, Norway, Slovakia, Germany and Ukraine. The workshop was led by Marta Mulyak, a language teacher at the Institute.  A pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using a wax-resist method. The word comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.  Pysanka is often taken to mean any type of decorated egg, but >>>

Value Imperatives of Development: The Ukrainian Experience, A talk by Myroslav Marynovych

Value Imperatives of Development: The Ukrainian Experience, A talk by Myroslav Marynovych  Thursday, April 25th, 7.00PM at the Ukrainian Institute in London Myroslav Marynovych is the vice-rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, founder of Amnesty International Ukraine, and a founding member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group. A former atheist, he was confined in a communist labour camp for seven years and deported to Kazakhstan. More details about the talk to follow shortly >>>

Humanism in current Ukrainian literature: Svitlana Pyrkalo

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7.00PM at the Ukrainian Institute in London  Svitlana Pyrkalo Svitlana Pyrkalo, a London-based Ukrainian writer and columnist, explores the world of Ukrainian literature of the last decade. As a curator of the prestigious BBC Book of the Year prize, now held in partnership with the EBRD Cultural Programme, Svitlana Pyrkalo has extensive knowledge of trends, successes and failures of modern Ukrainian prose. From the self-searching literature of 2000s to historical novels about UPA of the 2010s, Ms Pyrkalo has read it all and is ready to tell it like it is. All Welcome. >>>