Past Events

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A Celebration of Freedom

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On the 1st October 2021, the Ukrainian Cultural Association in the UK (UCA-UK) hosted a Celebration of Freedom, commemorating 30 years of Ukraine’s independence. Our Minister-Counsellor, Andrei Marchenko, was delighted to give the opening address, and attend the event on behalf of the Embassy of Ukraine to the United Kingdom and Great Britain.

The event filled St John’s Church in Notting Hill with world-class classical music, operatic singing and moving poetry readings in both English and Ukrainian. The UCA-UK showcased a wealth of culture from our proud Ukrainian nation.


Professional musicians and artists with Ukrainian, Greek, British, Asian and Polish backgrounds mesmerised a diverse audience. We were also treated to a beautiful art exhibition and sale from two renowned Ukrainian painters, and UCA-UK members, that specialise in watercolour and abstract art; Olga Brown and Olga Baklan.

Springtime Harp Concert

UCA -UK presented a mesmerising selection of popular romantic harp music from France, Germany, Ireland and Ukraine, from the 19th century to the present day. 

Pieces were performed by talented international harpists from the Guildhall School of Music, under the direction of the head of the Harp Department, and world renowned harpist, Imogen Barford.

Spiritual Music of Ukraine

In advance of the anniversary of Chernobyl, we hosted a remembrance concert for all those affected by this tragic disaster. This included a selection of music and performances from the Ukrainian male ensemble- Kalophonia, and a selection of other performances of a beautiful orchestral and choir music from Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia. We also highlighted stories and facts to raise awareness about the Chernobyl disaster throughout the concert, and why the music chosen was so relevant in its memorial.

Concert in memory of great Ukrainian Poet, Taras Shevchenko

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In March 2021, the UCA - UK held a concert in memory of the great Ukrainian Poet, Taras Shevchenko, including poetry recitals of his works, classical compositions and patriotic songs from Ukraine.

Orchestral Highlights of Lviv Philharmonic

The UCA - UK presented a virtual classical concert of orchestral highlights of the Lviv Philharmonic. Performance pieces included Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Kolessa and Sirenko.

The Reindeer with the Golden Antlers

Ukrainian Cultural Association in partnership with British-Ukrainian Aid
hosted an online Show - a winter fairy tale “The Reindeer with Golden Antlers” performed by the Lviv State Puppet Theatre actors
 
The story
Is having golden antlers an asset or an unbearable burden? A reindeer with golden antlers roams the Carpathian Mountains in search of sincerity and true friendship. A young boy Vasilko is also looking for a soulmate and faithful friend. Will they meet? This fascinating Carpathian folklore about the freedom and power of the mountains, as well as human spirit will immerse you in an atmosphere of goodness, love and devotion.

Christmas Charity Gala 2020

Our Christmas Charity Gala was presented by FIWAL and UCA-UK, and in partnership with British-Ukrainian Aid.

Through the event, we managed to raise over £1000 to help orphaned and vulnerable children in Ukraine.

The concert was performed at St John's Anglican Church in London, and featured both traditional UK and Ukrainian Christmas songs. They were performed by an number of talented artists:

  • Orpheus Leander, expert and well-known violinist

  • Vivo, the glorious Ukrainian vocal quartet

  • Alla Sirenko, the exceptional pianist, composer and writer



UCA - UK talks: Teodozia Zarivna 

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UCA - UK talked to the established Ukrainian writer, poet and editor of the cultural magazine Kyiv, Teodozia Zarivna.

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