Ukrainian Presidential Elections Night, 31 March, 2019, 5:30 to 9:30pm

Get political while enjoying good company, food and drink in central London! Soak up the atmosphere of Ukraine’s top political race, hear insider comment and live broadcasts on Ukrainian TV, enjoy informal banter and savour Ukrainian food and wine.

DATE: 31 March 2019 

TIME: 5:30-9:30pm

VENUE: Main Hall of the Ukrainian catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family, 21 Binney Street, Mayfair, London W1K 5BQ

ADMISSION: Tickets £25 via Eventbrite. £15 for students. Click here to book. Ticket price includes free wine and food.

LANGUAGE: Panel will be in English, while TV streaming in Ukrainian.

The evening will feature: 

-Live streaming of Hromadske, Ukraine’s independent TV channel 

-Insider knowledge of the race with contributions from Kyiv-based prominent journalist Katya Gorchinskaya and a seasoned London-based Ukraine-watcher Tim Ash

-Delicious eastern European-style savoury and sweet pies and Ukrainian wine from the Odessa region

Tickets £25 via Eventbrite. Click here to book.

Speakers' bios: 

Katya Gorchinskaya is a Ukrainian journalist and media manager, former CEO of Hromadske Television, a bold media organization that was started by journalists in 2013 as a prototype of a public broadcasting service in Ukraine. Previously, she was Managing Editor for Investigative Programming at RFE/RL, working for both the Central Newsroom and the Ukrainian service of this international organization. Before that, she held the position of Deputy Chief Editor at the Kyiv Post, Ukraine's international award-winning, English-language newspaper. She has also worked as Regional Coordinator for Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a global journalistic NGO that specializes in corruption investigations, and has contributed to many international titles throughout her journalistic career, including The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and the Economist. Ms. Gorchinskaya is a sought-after speaker at international and domestic events on Ukraine's media, current affairs, politics and corruption fight. In 2014, she was a fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria. More details can be found on LinkedIn.

Timothy Ash is a senior sovereign strategist at Bluebay Asset Management in London. He has worked as a professional economist for 30 years, with 20 years in banking working for institutions such as RBS, Bear Stearns, Nomura and ICBC-Standard Bank, among others. His specialism is emerging Europe economics as related to fixed-income investments, taking a comparative perspective. He has covered Ukraine for his entire professional career. He first visited Kyiv in 1988, and worked for the EU on a development project in Bila Tserkva in 1994–95. Since then he has visited Ukraine regularly, and writes and blogs extensively on the economic challenges facing the country. His articles are regularly published in the media, including by the Financial Times, the Atlantic Council, UBJ and the Kyiv Post, among others. He has advised various governments on Ukraine/Russia policy, and specifically on the impact of sanctions. Tim has a first-class BA (Hons) economics degree from Manchester University, and a master’s in agricultural economics from the same university.


Ukrainian Institute London thanks the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family for offering the venue for this event.