Days of Ukraine in the UK - Updated Programme

On October 17-19, 2013, London will host an unprecedented event – The Days of Ukraine in the United Kingdom. This project is organised by the Firtash Foundation, and its main sponsor is Group DF.

Please see below a programme of the three day event

Thursday, October 17 

Official Opening 


Place: Parliament

Admission: By invitation only 

Gala Evening 


Place: Natural History Museum

Admission: By invitation only 


Friday, October 18

Literature Evening ‘From Shevchenko to Zabuzhko’

17.00 – 19.00

Place: London Library
Admission: By invitation only 

Readings of classics and modern Ukrainian poetry. A small talk between Rory Finnin and Oksana Zabuzhko, Ukrainian writer, about Ukrainian poetry. 

Curator:  Dr. Rory Finnin, the head of Ukrainian Studies at Cambridge.

Opening of Ukrainian Art Exhibition 

18.30 – 20.00
Place:  Saatchi Gallery
Admission: Free 

Official opening of Ukrainian art exhibition, which will last for 2 weeks. The artists: Anatoliy KryvolapVictor SydorenkoOleg Tistol and others. 

Curator: Igor Abramovich, art dealer. 

Ukrainian Fashion Show

20.00 – 23.30
PlaceSaatchi Gallery
Admission: By invitation only 

Fashion show of leading Ukrainian designers – Lilia PoustovitLilia LitkovskayaSvitlana “Bibi” Bevza and the design duo KAMENSKAKONONOVA. Event will be held in partnership with Ukrainian Fashion Week.

Saturday, October 19 

Ethnic Festival and Concert 

13.30 – 20.00

Place: Potters Field Park
Admission: Free 

Crafts Fair 

Ukrainian cuisine, Cossack games; sales of traditional Ukrainian crafts. 

Kids Zone

Folk song games with Raygorodok, the children’s folklore ensemble; classes in baking traditional “lark” buns, making grasshoppers, pottery and painting Easter eggs.  


 For more details visit http://ukraine-days.co.uk/en/about