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A country rich in treasures and Trash
What’s On considers a cleaner landscape for Ukraine
|14 June - 20 June 2013|
Peace of Mind and Soul
There is a town not far from Kyiv that’s name is literally translated as a “happy thought”. What’s On takes a trip to Radomyshl, a historic city in the Zhytomyr oblast of northern Ukraine, to see if it lives up to its name end up and finding a tranquil corner of the country that indeed will leave you with happy thoughts!
Cleaning Up Ukraine
This April, for the third time, Ukraine held a nationwide spring-clean involving almost 140,000 volunteers in more than 370 cities and towns in all over the country. The initiative Let’s Make Ukraine Clean was held as part of the worldwide social project Let’s Do It! placing Ukraine in the company of nearly 90 countries around the globe aiming to make our home – the Earth – cleaner. What’s On looks at the problem of waste management in Kyiv and wider Ukraine to see what attitudes the country has when it comes to rubbish.
|This Week|| |
|The Sounds of Smokie
Chris Norman (UK, rock), Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103), 19 June at 19.00
In 1982, British pop-rocker and original frontman for band Smokie, Chris Norman, left the band for a career of his own. Teaming up with German producer Dieter Bohlen, already famous for his Modern Talking and CC Catch projects, their collaboration went on to prove quite fruitful. Today, having produced more than 20 albums, not counting those he wrote with Smokie, Norman continues to tour the world – despite his 62 years!
Guys From a Movie
Dio Filmy (UA, pop), Tolstoy Club (V Vasylkivska 19), 15 June at 22.00
Picnic with the City
Kyiv City Picnic (international, outdoor, pop-rock), Green Theatre (Parkova Doroha 2), 15 June at 11.00
Life is a Fairytale
Fairytale Night featuring Mathew Hoag (SI, tech-house), Boom Boom Room (Shevchenko 33), 15 June at 23.00
The Metronomy DJ
DJ Olugbenga (UK, electro pop), Angar (Dehtyarivska 5), 14 June at 22.00
The Best of MonotoniK
DJ Sammy W and Alex E (RO), Bora Bora Beach Club (Hydropark, Molodezhniy Plyazh), 14 June at 23.00
Kyiv Set on Fire
Kyiv Fire Fest (international), Spivoche Pole and Rusanivsky Channel (Davydova Blvd 1), 14–15 June
Theatre Moves Outside
Macbeth: Who’s This Bloody Man? featuring Travel Bureau Theatre (PO, street theatre), Sophiivska Plosha, 14, 15 June at 21.00
Playing the Table
Karbido (PL, table instrument), Palace Ukraine, small hall (V Vasylkivska 103), 17 June at 19.30
I Wanna be a Pilot
Avia-Quest, Museum of Aviation (Medova 1, near Zhulyany Airport), 15 June at 15.00, 17.00
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|On the Hunt for Ivana Kupala
Celebrations of Ivana Kupala, Mamayeva Sloboda (Mykhaila Dontsya 2, Vidradniy District), 6 July from 12.00
Ukrainians and long-time residents will undoubtedly have celebrated the traditions associated with the summer solstice. Dubbed Ivana Kupala, jumping the fire, weaving wreathes, dancing and singing are all a part of the festivities. Another interesting albeit often forgotten tradition, is the search for a certain flower, which does not exist in nature.
An A-musing Band
Hitarda (UA, electro rock), Tolstoy Club (V Vasylkivska 19), 23 June at 20.00
Hard Beating DJs
Hard Wave: Legend featuring DJ Paul Elstak (NL, hard wave, gabber), The Most Open Air (Druzhby Narodiv Park, under Moscow Bridge), 21 June at 23.00
Portrait of a Nation
Front Portrait, exhibition of photographic works by Rustam Mirzoyev (UA), Zeh Gallery (Frunze 69), 9 July – 3 August
Boxing with Beats
Ukrainian Beatbox Championship (UA, beatbox, hip-hop), Faberge (Prorizna 8), 6 July at 18.00
Perhaps, the Best
Ani Lorak (UA, pop), Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103), 19 and 20 October at 19.00
Krykhitka (UA, pop-rock), Tolstoy Club (V Vasylkivska 19), 21 June at 22.00
Silent Night Big Moveis
Silent Nights Festival of Black and White Film, Morvokzal yachting berth, Odesa, 21–23 June from 21.00
Mr Nice Guy
Skryabin (UA, pop-rock), Green Theatre (Parkova Doroha 2), 5 July at 20.00
The Cuban Joy of Life
Pasion de Buena Vista (CU, Caribbean music), Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103), 22 October at 19.00
Jazz Summer in Kyiv
Ukraine Jazz Summer Fest, Freedom Concert Hall (Frunze 134), 25–26 June at 19.30
Swing! Swing! Swing!
Big Jump Band (UA, rock’n’roll, jazz), Caribbean Club (S Petlyury 4), 21 June at 20.00
|Take Me Out!|| |
In French, the word entrecote denotes a premium cut of beef used for steaks. Taking an adaption of this word is the latest restaurant at which What’s On takes a table. Like the cut of beef, Antrekot aims for premium class and reaches it easily – this is a venue that easily ranks among the best dining options in Kyiv.
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|FEMEN: Expelled from Tunisia
They haven’t reared their pretty heads in some weeks, and so it was only a matter of time before FEMEN appeared on international news sites everywhere. This time, however, it’s a little more serious, as three European members are facing trial in Tunisia.
Pauline Hillier and Marguerite Stern from France, and Josephine Markmann from Germany have been charged with public indecency after protesting topless on 29 May in front of Tunisia’s Palace of Justice. Their mission was simple: strip down, in what was the group’s first semi-nude protest in the Middle East. The result: arrest and trial.
|What’s On: Read All Over the World (#22)
The entries What’s On receives in this competition are of your typical sunny day variety, showing off various landmark in their best light. Which is why this next one by Oksana Musiy made us turn our heads: with friend Rob in the foreground, and the Dome of London’s St Paul’s Cathedral in the background, a storm is brewing overhead, giving this photo a rather ominous effect.
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Free as a Bird
The sensation of freefall feels more like flying than falling, albeit clumsily. Yet, this is a freefall that requires no aircraft and no parachute; in fact, you’re never far from the ground at all. What’s On goes into a freefall simulator here in Kyiv and gains an insight into why birds sing.