What’s Up Memorial to Stalin’s Victims Unveiled
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski showed some solidarity with Yanukovych on his visit last week, when the two unveiled a memorial to the thousands of Ukrainians, Poles and others killed by the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in Bykivnia, just outside Kyiv. And we must say, it’s about time a memorial to those who died at the hands of the mass murderer was erected, rather than statues to the heinous individual himself. The memorial stands on grounds where up to 120,000 people are believed to be buried, a number that includes 3,500 Poles executed in the Kyiv region by the Soviet secret police in early 1940. “By jointly exposing and condemning the crimes of Stalinism and restoring historical justice, we not only fulfil our duty to the dead, but we also fulfil our duty to future generations,” Yanukovych said. And those must be the most sensible words we’ve heard coming from Ukraine’s president for quite some time. If only there were more…
Ukraine Agrees $3bn Loan-for-Corn Deal with China
With the walls to the IMF tightly shored up and Ukraine’s trade deficit growing rapidly, the government is desperate to find money, and it appears they’re about to sign an unusual agreement with China in order to do so.
The agreement, which is expected to be signed any day now, will give Ukraine access to $3 billion in credit in exchange for supplies of corn. The deal expands the scheme Beijing has used in the past to secure energy through so-called oil-for-loans deals with other countries such as Venezuela, and highlights concerns about global food security. The deal could be quite a good one for Ukraine as it guarantees the export of 3 million tonnes of corn every year, which will be supplied at market
Reporters Without Borders Admonish Defamation Bill
You’ll have read in last week’s What’s On that Yanukovych allies in the Verkhovna Rada tentatively approved a bill that would make defamation a crime punishable by up to five years in prison and hefty fines. The bill, quite clearly aimed at journalists in the country, has sparked outrage within the international media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders, who’ve said it could “threaten the very existence of independent journalism”. Currently, alleged libel can only result in a civil lawsuit. But, if the new bill is signed by the President, it would restore a Soviet-era practise that Ukraine abolished 11 years ago. Reporters Without Borders said that “such a return to the past would have a major impact on freedom of information in Ukraine… Journalists already have to confront many dangers and an increase in self-censorship inside news organisations.” Ukrainian journalists have, as you would expect, spoken out against the bill, with Alexander Akymenko, an editor at Forbes Ukraine, somewhat wittily posting on his Facebook page: “Now you need to have an already packed bag at home. Just in case.” Serhiy Leshchenko, an investigative journalist with the online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda, whose reports are strongly critical of Yanukovych, reckons he could be the first behind bars if the new law comes into effect. But we here at What’s On think our Neil Campbell might beat him to it, having called the president anything from a lumbering oaf to a gorilla.
Olympians Become Landlords
Last week, Kyiv City Council voted 78 in favour (out of 120 deputies) of awarding our Ukrainian Olympians with a very generous gift for all their hard work. Athletes were heard complaining as of late (and rightfully so) about the conditions in which they were made to prepare before the Games, so we were thinking the city had gone in for a few upgrades to the Olympic training
centre. Instead, they've opted for the more individual approach, and have presented each competitor with 0.1ha of land in the city’s prime housing districts, Pechersk and Holosiivskiy. While this seems a very charitable contribution indeed, only residents of the capital are in on this deal, which inlcudes five medalholders from this year's Summer Olympics and eight from the Paralympics. Drawing an interesting line between those sportsmen who live in Kyiv and those who do not, it seems quite clear who the country values more…
prices set at the time of export. At the same time, Ukraine will be given access to $3 billion in loans from China. Of course, what the government will do with it and how much of it the people of the country will see through improved services is anyone’s guess.
Kyiv Breaks Another Record
Ukraine’s debt has reached massive proportions this year, and at the moment hovers somewhere around the $129 billion mark. While this is a rather large number, it is by no means a record for the country. The debt our capital city has racked up, however, is another story. Deputy Head of Kyiv City Council Ruslan Kramarenko went on record earlier this month regarding Kyiv’s small spending problem. Quoting $800 million as the magic number, our IOUs are well past the soda pop stage, and into the realm of 747s and small private islands. If you were thinking that the debt was caused by Euro 2012 miscalculations, you certainly wouldn’t be alone. You would, however, be partially wrong, as our money problems stem as far back as 2004 – 2005 (a rather tumultuous time in the country’s history). Regardless of the cause, it is a problem that needs solving and quickly. Interestingly enough, the Kyiv City Council shares this opinion, and have already come up with a plan. Selling municipal home loan debentures, they hope to pay off the hefty sum of $250 million by November. The only thing that worries us is the absence of buyers in front of Kyiv City Council. Perhaps you’ve seen them?
This Week in History 1 October 1871
The Pavlo Galagan Collegium is opened in Kyiv. As a private male college, some of its graduates include scientists Oleksandr Bohomolets, Ahafangel Krymsky, as well as poets Mykola Zerov and Mykhaylo DrayKhmara. Today, this same building, found off Khmelnytskoho, houses the Museum of Literature.
29 September 1926
Marshrutkas are Dangerous!
The Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, one of the oldest Ukrainian Christian holy sites, closes as a monastery and is proclaimed a museum. Monastic life is rejuvenated only in 1988, and continues today.
Head of Kyiv DAI, Oleksandr Pidshmarha, came out earlier this week with a new statistic showing an increase in road accidents involving municipal marshrutkas. Over the last eight months, marshrutka drivers have been found guilty of causing 68 accidents, resulting in 8 fatalities (there were only 2 in 2011) and 105 injured passengers. Part of the problem is that the drivers of these big yellow buses often speed and pay little attention to parking rules, not to mention driving under the influence – this year alone, 18 drivers were pulled over for drunk driving!
Polish President: “Make a Choice!”
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski was in town last week, meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart. Following their meeting, Komorowsky held a press conference, where he did not mince his words. Instead, he told members of the Ukrainian press that Ukraine must decide whether it wants to align itself with the EU or join the Russian-led customs union. “It is impossible to implement those two scenarios at the same time,” he said. “A choice must be made.” He then went on to warn our illustrious leader that further EU integration depended on the transparency of the October elections and the fate of Tymoshenko. “Poland has consistently and constantly expressed the position that carrying out fair elections in Ukraine, regardless of their outcome, should open the way for further steps with the goal of signing and ratifying the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine,” Komorowski said. “The stakes are high for both Ukraine and the EU: a lot can be gained or everything could be lost.” Continuing along those lines, he rammed home the point, once again, that Tymoshenko remaining in jail could also throw the EU train off the tracks. “The case of Yulia Tymoshenko is Ukraine’s internal affair, but at the same time it is a serious and significant obstacle on the path of Ukraine getting closer to the EU.” Strong words indeed. One has to wonder how Yanukovych feels standing next to people telling him such things. And will he ever listen?
Ukraine Shocks Global Trading Partners
Last week, Ukraine sent a document marked ‘secret’ to members of the WTO, which wasn’t kept secret for very long, as it was shown to Reuters and promptly reported upon. And rightly so, as, in the document, Ukraine informed its trading partners it wants to raise its maximum tariffs on hundreds of imported goods; a move Reuters claims could unleash protectionist forces that may possibly pose a threat to the $18 trillion global trade system. In the document, Ukraine says it intends to raise the limit on tariffs it can legally impose on more than 350 goods, which, based upon figures in said document, would have hit overall imports with more than $4.6 billion in 2011. The United States said this would raise “serious concerns”, and many trade experts are worried that it might trigger increasingly protectionist policies worldwide. However, the WTO played down the move, which, while very worrying, is permissible under the agency’s rules. Global concerns aside, if implemented, it would have a serious effect on Ukrainian consumers. Cars, trucks, agricultural machinery, meat, flowers, fruit, vegetables, washing machines and even syringes are on the extensive list of goods upon which Ukraine wants to increase import tariffs. That’s going to make all these good more expensive, and give Ukrainian producers a free hand when it comes to setting prices. All of which will hit consumers hard.
29 September 1976
Andriy Shevchenko, the most famous Ukrainian football player and recipient of the 2004 Ballon d’Or (European Footballer of the Year award), is born. Shevchenko continues to push limits even today and having signed on to Natalya Korolevska’s Ukrainian Social Democrat Party, he is also trying his hand at politics.
4 October 2001
Siberian Airlines Flight 1812, carrying 66 passengers and 12 crew, crashes over the Black Sea – there are no survivors. Initially considered a terrorist attack (having occurred less than a month after 9-11), it is later reported that the crash is due to an errant S-200 missile fired as part of a Ukrainian Air Defence Forces exercise. The criminal investigation is ongoing.
1 October 2010
The Constitutional Court of Ukraine annuls the political reform of 2004, which brings the Constitution of 1996 back into force, allowing the President the right to dismiss Parliament and appoint ministers. Appalling…
28 September – 4 October 2012
A Trace of the Monkeys?
The Kooks (UK, indie rock), Crystal Hall (Dniprovskiy Spusk 1)
30 September at 20.00
For those who might not know, The Kooks are a band from Brighton, who, according to MTV, were the best in Britain in 2006. Releasing three albums since their formation over 11 years ago, their most recent is called Junk of the Heart and is reminiscent of bands LCD Soundsystem, Air, and Phoenix. Here now that summer has turned into fall, this kooky bunch have been worth the wait. Tickets are 650hrv. For more information call 288-5074.
Friday Wake Up (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 50hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 Beefeaters (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Bochka Khmilna (B Khmelnytskoho 3b) 390-6106
Hot Guys (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Bochka Pyvna (Khreshchatyk 19a) 459-0551 P erkalabra (folk) Time: 21.00 Admission: 70-100hrv Bochka (Verkhniy Val 22) 200-0360 Mad Heads XL, UkrainSka, Mama Mia (rockabilly, cover bands) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717
Ot Vinta, Red Rocks (cover bands) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528 Nota G (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call for details Porter (Konstantynivska 2a) 425-0281 Bender Band (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Star Pub (Popudenka 1a) 292-2900
Paris Combo (France, fusion, jazz), Tolstoy Club (V Vasylkivska 19)
28 September at 20.00
The fabulous French Spring event held earlier this year introduced Paris Combo, a jazz-playing French quintet, to an admiring Ukrainian public. Popular for blending French chanson, American jazz and swing, Roma and North African music, they did a great job at the closing ceremony, leaving everyone wanting more. Back in town with the same great tunes, this French-capital-combination is sure to get your toes tapping! Admission is 200hrv. For more information call 067-504-1762.
Vzrosliy Band, The Magma (cover bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865
Saturday Mamma Mia (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 50hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 Carte Blanche (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Bochka Khmilna (B Khmelnytskoho 3b) 390-6106 Chill Out (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Bochka Pyvna (Khreshchatyk 19a) 459-0551 Mercury Fest 10 (cover bands) Time: 20.00 Admission: 30-50hrv Bochka (Verkhniy Val 22) 200-0360
Soyuz 44 (jazz) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 Chill Out (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 Carnival Heat (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528 Ace Venture (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call for details Porter (Konstantynivska 2a) 425-0281 Oneiroid, Poltava & @ Traktor (rock) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865
Monday Dyadya Vasya (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717
Chill Out (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528
Tex-Mex Co (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Star Pub (Popudenka 1a) 292-2900
Tuesday More Khuana (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 20hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 Tres Deseos (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528
Thursday Animals’ Session (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 Mama Mia (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528 Fusion Sky (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Star Pub (Popudenka 1a) 292-2900
Rocking Wolves (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 The Magma (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528
Tabula Rasa, Red Rocks (pop-rock, cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker’s ABC (KhreshchatykZankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 Mad Heads XL, UkrainSka, Partyzanski Vytivky (rockabilly, cover bands) Time: 22.00 Admission: 100hrv Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528 Jean Tonic (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: call for details Porter (Konstantynivska 2a) 425-0281 Hot Guys (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Star Pub (Popudenka 1a) 292-2900 Tex-Mex Co (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Zhylyanska 87/30) 239-3865
A New Target
Diana Arbenina and Nochnie Snipery (RU, rock), October Palace (Instytutska 1)
29 September at 19.00
Starting out as a duo of Diana Arbenina and Svitlana Surganova, Nochnie Snipery, or Night Snipers, first came into being in 1993. After growing into a group of six talented musicians, the unfortunate departure of Surganova in 2002 ironically only made the group that much tighter. Diana and her crew are going to demonstrate this new cohesion this September. Presenting their newest album, the name of which they’ve kept a secret, this clandestine behaviour is a bit of a signature of theirs – you should be intrigued! Tickets are 150 – 1,500hrv. For more information call 279-1582.. : What's On Recommended
Theatre & Classical Music
28 September – 4 October 2012
A-cappella Singing Gods
Pikkardiyska Tertsiya – 20 Years on Stage, Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)
29 September at 19.00
Pikkardiyska Tertsiya is a legendary Ukrainian band of six divine male voices. Their a-cappella performance back in the 90s was a risky and unpopular business, but after 20 years of hard work and well-won success, they’ve gained a certain amount of respect and admiration. With nothing but their voices, this sextet performs all genre of music, from classical to jazz to rock, including compositions that range over 12 different languages, including a few original pieces in Ukrainian. Get your tickets!!! Tickets are 150 – 1,000hrv. For more information call 247-2316.
Friday An Evening of Classical Music Featuring Vezhnevets (soprano), Tabulina (mezzo-soprano), Borysenko 9piano), Fandeeva (piano) Works by Franc, Debussy, Poulenc Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 Av e, Maria! Featuring Lipinska (mezzosoprano), Roy (flute), Koshuba (organ) Works by Bach, Saint-Saens, Schubert Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186 Sleeping Beauty Ballet in 3 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine 279-1169
Paradise Case Self-portrait in front of the mirror in 2 acts Time: 19.00 The Moment of Love (small stage) Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (I Franka 3) 279-5921
W oe From Wit by the Maliy Theatre (Russia) Comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223
Mr X Operetta in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-6257
Four Reasons to Get Married Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955 Satisfaction Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392
K yiv Music Fest International Festival Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 An Evening of Classical Music Featuring Basystiuk (soprano), Bubnova (organ) Works by Bach, Handel, Grieg Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186
Don Carlos Italian opera in 3 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169
I’m Crazy?! Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Plastic Drama Theatre (Shovkovychna 7a) 253-938
An Anthem to Democratic Youth Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (I Franka 3) 279-5921
Athens’ Evenings Lyrical comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392
My Fair Lady Musical in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-2630 The Audience is not Allowed! Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955 I’m Crazy?! Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Plastic Drama Theatre (Shovkovychna 7a) 253-938 While Mother’s Out Comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392 There is Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man by the Maliy Theatre (Russia) Comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223
Sunday Kyiv Music Fest International Festival Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697
Eat the Ad!
The Night of Ad Eaters – a selection of the world’s best commercials, October Palace (Instytutska 1)
28 September at 20.00
Each year, Jean-Marie Boursicot composes a new selection of delicious ads from all over the world – funny, sad, shocking, though always bright and outstanding. If you’ve seen this show once, you know what great fun you’re in for. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is your chance to discover another little cross-section of art you didn’t know existed. This year, a thrilling cocktail of commercials are promised from Japan, the Americas, and Romania, as well as a retro-selection of the adverts from the 60s! Tickets are 150 – 450hrv. For more information call 279-1582, 278-7492.
Carmen Opera in French in 3 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169
T here is Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man by the Maliy Theatre (Russia) Comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223
Monday K yiv Music Fest International Festival Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 R aburdin’s Heirs by the Maliy Theatre (Russia) Comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223
Tuesday K yiv Music Fest International Festival Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 R aburdin’s Heirs by the Maliy Theatre (Russia) Comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223
Wednesday K yiv Music Fest International Festival Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697
Romances. Nostalgia. Musical play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (I Franko 3) 279-5921
Thursday Kyiv Music Fest International Festival Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 Natalka Poltavka Ukrainian opera in 2 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169 Frederic. The Boulevard of Crimes. Theatrical romance in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (I Franko 3) 279-5921
Giselle Ballet in 2 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169
Kyiv Modern Ballet Premiere
Crossroads (modern ballet by KMB), National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50)
2 October at 19.00
The Kyiv Modern Ballet presents yet another premiere – a spectacular modern three-act ballet with music by wellknown Ukrainian composer, Myroslav Skoryk. Three violin concertos accompany the passionate choreography of Radu Poklitaru, each act with its own plot, making the only constant in this performance the music performed by soloists of the National Opera Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are 20 – 200hrv. For more information call 279-1169.
Martin Borulya Comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (I Franko 3) 279-5921 Welcome to Ukraine! Musical in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-2630 Voytsek. Carnival of Flesh. Play in 1 act Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955 : What's On Recommended
This Week Art
28 September – 4 October 2012
100 Masterpieces of Old European Masters
Exhibition of paintings from various Ukrainian museums,Khanenko Museum of Art (Tereshchenkivska 15-17)
From 27 September
Normandy in Painting Exhibition of paintings by French artists National Art Museum of Ukraine (Hrushevskoho 6) Until 28 October 278-7454
Plastic Exhibition of works by Volodymyr Say (UA) Bottega Gallery (Mykhalivska 22b) Until 2 October 279-5353
This is a unique collection of old European art from the 6th – 18th centuries, with 100 rare and priceless paintings brought together for just two short weeks. Rounded up from nine state museums across the country, the exhibition has already wowed Moscow, now it’s Kyiv’s turn. Among the collection’s pearls is a Byzantine icon of the 6-7th century, believed to be the oldest Christian icon in the world. With
the exhibition scheduled to run until 11 October, make sure you make an appearance – this is an incredible opportunity to see the many treasures this country has hidden. For more information call 235-3290. Ukraine. The One We Love Exhibition of photographs by Ukrainian artists Mariinskiy Park Until 21 October For more information visit www.photo-ukraine.net
A Look into Perpetuity Exhibition of paintings by Ivan Marchuk (UA) Mystetska Zbirka (Tereshchenkivska 13) Until 3 October 099-245-1118
Landscape Exhibition of works by Volodymyr Budnikov (UA) Ya Gallery (Khoryva 49B) Until 12 November 492-9203
Variable Interiors Exhibition of works by Oleksiy Apollonov and Olena Pryduvalova (UA) Triptych-art Gallery (Desyatynna 13) Until 9 October 279-2909
Author Unknown Exhibition of works by Valeriy Chtak (RUS) Mironova Gallery (Olhynska 6) Until 15 October 067-440-0256 Of Landscapes and Love Exhibition of photographs by Michael McCafrey (US) Brucie Collections (Artema 55b) Until 30 October 205-4264
Friday Magic Music Comic opera in 2 acts Time: 13.00 Admission: 10-40hrv Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-4280
Your Happy Place
Big Bubble Show by the Bubble Show Theatre, House of Artists (Artema 1-5)
29 September at 11.00 and 13.00
We know your kids are dreaming of taking a trip to the land of bubbles, and this autumn, make their dream come true, with the Big Bubble Show! The Bubble Show Theatre invites both children and their mummies and daddies to what they promise is going to be one of the most exciting places on earth. New heroes, new adventures and of course unbelievably giant bubbles – prepare to be happy, happy, happy! Tickets are 60 – 120hrv. For more information call 272-0547. Kyiv Academic Puppet Theatre Hrushevskoho 1a (Park Khreshchatyk) 278-5808 www.akadempuppet.kiev.ua Kyiv Municipal Puppet Theatre Myropilska 1 513-1500 www.puppet-theater.kiev.ua MARIINSKIY PARK Arsenalna Metro
Marionette Theatre Sahaidachnoho 29/3 417-3058 www.history.marionet.com.ua National Circus of Ukraine Peremohy 2 486-3856 www.circus.kiev.ua Kyiv Zoo Peremohy 32 277-47-69
The Three Little Pigs Time: 11.00 The Mysterious Hippopotamus Time: 13.00 Mariyka and a Bear Time: 15.00 Peter Pan Time: 17.00 Admission: 40hrv Puppet Theatre (Hrushevskoho 1a) 278-5808
Spark!Lab – Week of Visual Art Educational project Time: 11.00–20.00 Admission: free Mystetskiy Arsenal (Lavrska 12) 288-5153
Snow Queen Fairytale in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Admission: 40-50hrv Lypska Youth Theatre (Lypska 15/17) 253-6219
Astronomy for Children Educational programme Time: 11.00 Kyiv Planetarium (V Vasylkivska 57/3) 287-7508
Ballet Alphabet Ballet for children and parents Time: 12.00 Admission: 20-100hrv Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-3116
Spark!Lab – Week of Visual Art Educational project Time: 11.00–20.00 Admission: free Mystetskiy Arsenal (Lavrska 12) 288-5153
Family Entertainment Centre Dyvosvit M Malinovskoho 24/10 502-0088 www.dyvosvit.ua Nemo Dolphinarium Academic Hlushkov 9 520-5555 www.nemokiev.com Kyiv Planetarium V Vasylkivska 57/3 287-7508 www.planet.org.ua
Sunday The Bunny Postman Musical fairytale in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Admission: 10-40hrv Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-4280 The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids Time: 11.00 Our Happy Kolobok Time: 13.00 The Little Mermaid Time: 15.00 Puss in Boots Time: 17.00 Admission: 40hrv Puppet Theatre (Hrushevskoho 1a) 278-5808 Nutcracker Ballet in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Admission: 10-150hrv National Opera House (Volodymyrska 50) 455-9087
Aqua Park in Terminal Brovary, Kyivska 316 200 29 80/81 www.aquapark-terminal.com.ua
Horse-riding Centre Nabeg Vyshhorodska 85a 360-3838 (call in advance) www.loshadi.kiev.ua
Dream Land Aqua Park Obolonskiy 21b 485-2111/12
Central Horse Race Track of Ukraine Akademika Hlushkova 10 526-2053 www.ipodrom-kiev.at.ua
Ostrich Farm Yasnohorodka, Podlesna 32 (30km from Kyiv) 353-8821 www.ostrich.com.ua
Exhibition Centre Park Akademika Hlushkova 1 www.expocenter.com.ua
State Museum of Toys Klovskiy Spusk 8 253-5400 Interesting Kyiv Tours 364-5111 www.interesniy.kiev.ua Pyrohovo Open Air Museum Trolleybus 11 from Lybidska Metro 526-5765 www.pirogovo.org.ua
Cat House Fairytale in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Admission: 40-50hrv Lypska Youth Theatre (Lypska 15/17) 253-6219 Town Musicians of Bremen Fairytale in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Admission: 10-50hrv I Franko Theatre (I Franka 3) 279-5921 Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs Fairytale in 1 act Time: 12.00 Admission: 20-50hrv Operetta Theatre (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-2630 Zerbino’s 7 Wishes Fairytale in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Admission: 30-40hrv Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392 Spark!Lab – Week of Visual Art Educational project Time: 11.00–20.00 Admission: free Mystetskiy Arsenal (Lavrska 12) 288-5153
Mamaeva Sloboda Museum M Dontsya 2 361-9848 www.mamajeva-sloboda.ua National Botanic Garden Timiryazevska 1 284-9506 www.nbg.kiev.ua
28 September – 4 October 2012
DJs Anna Lee (UA) and Estiva (Netherlands, electronic), Forsage (Harmatna 51a)
28 September at 22.00
Steven Baan, better known as Estiva, is a hot commodity on the global electronic dance music scene. Based in Reeuwijk, Estiva is particularly well-versed in progressive trance. He has released several successful albums, including collaborations with wunderkind Temple One and American singer Josie. Fresh from performances at events like State of Trance, Luminosity, Nature One, Digital Society, Gatecrasher, and ASOT500, Estiva’s hitting US, Mexico, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Cyprus, Spain and Sweden on his worldwide tour. Get your ticket while you can! Tickets are 70hrv for gents and 60hrv for ladies. For tickets and more information call 232-6780.
Bachelorette Party with DJs Neo, Robot, and more Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, G-30hrv after L-25hrv, G-50hrv Prime (Nauki 8) 524-2209 Freedom Party with DJs Jeff, Fireworks, and more Time: 23.00 Admission: L-25hrv, G-50hrv Egoist (Horlovskaya 124/140) 223-3633 Girls Night Out with PJ Curare Time: 23.00 Admission: L-free, G-70hrv Karusel (Golosiivskaya 87-6) 259-0001 Timeless International Series with DJ Piticu (Romania) Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Ikon Absolut Bar (Baseina 5A) 507-7020 Bad Angels Time: 21.00 Admission: before 23.00 L-free, after L-50hrv, G-100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024
Party Night with Resident DJ Zeekrey and MC Pavlik Morozov Time: 21.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Sakhar Party Bar (Dekabrystov 12/37) 563-9662 Ho t Pepper Party with DJ Perets (Russia) and DJ Keys Time: 23.00 Admission: call for details Sky Bar (V Vasylkivska 5) 223-8888 Party Monsters with DJs Lady Kate, Joseph, Spieler, and Horsy Time: 22.00 Admission: before 23.30 L-40hrv, G-50hrv, after L-20hrv, G-25hrv Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070 Glam Punk Party with DJs Stalker and Branksi and more Time: 21.00 Admission: before 23.00, free, after L- free, G-150hrv Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494
C ybernetic Event II with DJs Data (UK), NickBee Physical Illusion, and more Time: 22.00 Admission: 80hrv Home (Perova 2) 558-2545
Top DJ Parade with DJs Bro, Alighiery, Rockstar, Kovalevsky, and more Time: 23.00 Admission: call for details Sky Bar (V Vasylkivska 5) 223-8888
A Thirst for Flirtation with DJs Romantic, Saylex, and Dan Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00, L-30hrv, G-50hrv, after L-50hrv, G-80hrv Bionica (Borshchahivska 128a) 232-7296
W icked Park Part II with DJs Kito, Roman K, Vladimir Loslojic, and more Time: 22:00 Admission: before 00.00 50hrv, after 70hrv Xlib (Frunze 12) 417-3233
Lux Party Time: 23.00 Admission: L-free, G-100hrv Karusel (Golosiivskaya 87-6) 259-0001 Wet T-Shirt with DJs Daria Romanova, Andrew Kriss, and Jeff Time: 23.00 Admission: L-25hrv, G-50hrv Egoist (Horlovskaya 124/140) 223-3633 Party Night with DJ Samosud Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Home (Perova 2) 558-2545 Girls, Girls, Girls Party with DJs Bodya Nice, Viki Sky, and Ultraviolet Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free all night, G- 50hrv City Entertainment Club 495-5504 Sexy Pyjama Party Time: 21.00 Admission: before 23.00 L-free, after L-50hrv, before 21.00 G-free, after G-100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 D ’Lux Club Show Night Time 22.00 Admission: call for details D’Lux (Hrushevskoho 3) 200-9009
Party Night with DJ Kupidon Time: 21.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Sakhar Party Bar (Dekabrystov 12/37) 563-9662 G rand Opening Party with DJs Sanya Dyimov and Furrer Time: 22.00 Admission: L-20hrv, G-40hrv Rich Dance Club (Kartvelishvili 7/2) 276-2201 Party Night with DJs Lavinka, Underhill, ID Crash, and Artem Fleming Time: 22.00 Admission: before 23.30, L-25hrv, G-30hrv, after L-50hrv, G-60hrv Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070
MJ Project Time: 21:00 Admission: call for details Arena Beer House (Baseina 2a, 3rd floor) 492-0000
Playgirls with DJs Lady, DA Candy, and Marka Pola Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00, L-30hrv, G-50hrv, after L-50hrv, G-70hrv Bionica (Borshchahivska 128a) 232-7296
Radio Azure Party with DJs Mad Cat, Stalker, Branski, and 2man Live Project Time: 22.00 Admission: before 23.00 free, after L-free, G-150hrv Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494
P arty Night featuring DJ Tin Rotter (Russia) Time: 23.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-120hrv, G-free, after L-120hrv, G-70hrv AndyBar (Khreshchatyk 12) 591-1509
There’s No Crime in Having a Little Fun... Fun Lovin’ Criminals (US, club, rock) Crystal Hall (Dniprovskiy Spusk 1)
29 September at 21.00
M onotonik with DJ Butch (Germany), Time: 22.00 Admission: before 23.30 L-40hrv, G-50hrv, after L-60hrv, G-70hrv Forsage (Harmatna 51a) 232-6780
Born and raised in New York City, Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ Frank Benbini and Brian Andrew Leiser, aka Fast, will be debuting their DJ skills in the fabulous-for-clubbing Crystal Hall. Bringing the same funky philosophy found in their music to their tunes on the turntables, these two promise a ‘dope’ night you won’t soon forget! Leaving frontman Huey Morgan at home, this is the first time Frank and Fast have been to Ukraine, and they are ready to explore the nightlife Kyiv is famous for. But let’s go back for just a moment… To give you a little background, Fun Lovin’ Criminals were founded in 1993, borrowing their name from a local graffiti crew. “FLC was one of the only multi-ethnic graffiti crews at that time,” explains Fast. “The ethnic diversity of FLC was fitting for the band’s multi-styled song-writing, hence the band name.” While they might have had a name, the trio were less than successful with gigs in those early years, and often found themselves as little more than as a replacement act at clubs that needed to fill time. During an unplanned performance, however, a producer with EMI just happened to be in the audience. He listened to them, he liked them, he signed them! “It was part
A ll Out Dance Party with DJs Zeekrey and Joyint Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Sakhar Party Bar (Dekabrystov 12/37) 563-9662 F ight with the Stars Karaoke Night Time: 21.00 Admission: call for details Sky Bar (V Vasylkivska 5) 223-8888 Technical Freaks with DJs Koma Junior and Horsy Time: 22.00 Admission: 20hrv Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070
Pivomania – DJ Size Time: 21.00 Admission: free Aura (Vyshhorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023 Disco Nostalgia with DJs Vados and Andrew Beats and MC Radislav Time: 22.00 Admission: free Sorry Babushka (Dmitrievskaya 18/24) 486-0300
Tuesday Mojito Night Time: 22.00 Admission: free Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 Radio Days Time: 21.00 Admission: free Aura (Vyshhorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023
Hen Party with DJ Saylex Time: 22.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, G-20 after L-free, G-40hrv Bionica (Borshchahivska 128a) 232-7296
Sweet Wednesday Disco and Karaoke with DJs Vados and Andrew Beats Time: 21.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Sorry Babushka 486-0300
DJ Mix Nonstop Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-100hrv (L only before 00.00) Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024
Live Karaoke with Beethoven Band Time: 21.00 Admission: call for details Sky Bar (V Vasylkivska 5) 223-8888
Back in the USSR with DJ Velskiy and Friends Time: 23.00 Admission: L-free, G-100hrv Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494
Women’s Feast with MC Clubnichka and Special Guest DJs Time: 21.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, after L-50hrv, G-100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024
W hite Party for Nigerian Independence Day with performances from Folk OMG, the Kid Mellow, Bambata, and more Time: 22.00 Admission: L-25hrv, G-50hrv Forsage (Harmatna 51a) 232-6780
luck, part skill that landed us that record deal,” says Fast. Inspired by the tough streets of New York in the 80s and 90s, the music they turned out had a lot to do with organised crime, the gangs, drugs and the hip-hop culture. Their debut album, Come Find Yourself, peaked on the UK charts at No 7, and remained on the UK Top 100 Album Charts for over a year! Surprisingly, it had little impact on the American market. With a two-year break since their seventh and most recent album, Classic Fantastic, we want to know what’s going on: “We’re always writing when we’re on the road, so hopefully at some point we’ll get the chance to get into the studio and put it all together!” But before that can happen, they’ll be here in Kyiv, and Fast wants everyone to know that it’s “party time”! Admission is 200 – 500hrv. For more information call 288-5069.
R adio Days with DJ Shtuzer Time: 21.00 Admission: Free Aura (Vyshhorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023 Disco 80s/90s Time: 20.00 Admission: 25hrv Gallery Club (Peremohy Pr 47/2) 453-3727 Party Night Time: 22.00 Admission: free Vodka Bar (Globus, II line, Maidan Nezalezhnosti) 371-1102 J uicy Party with DJs Vados and Andrew Beats and MC FaRaFa Time: 22.00 Admission: L-30hrv, G-50hrv Sorry Babushka (Dmitrievskaya 18/24) 486-0300
Thursday 90s Disco Time: 20.00 Admission: L-free, G-30hrv Sakhar Party Bar (Dekabrystov 12/37) 563-9662 Girls Time: 18.00 Admission: L-40hrv, G-60hrv Gallery Club (Peremohy Pr 47/2) 453-3727 Crazy 30 Time: 21.00 Admission: 30hrv Aura (Vyshhorodskaya 28/1) 237-7023
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Coming Soon A Book For All Time
DJ Vincenzo (Germany, house), Boom Boom Room (Shevchenko 33)
Exhibition of rare book editions, Private Museum of Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine (Desyatynna 12)
20 October at 22.00
From 5 October
The Private Museum of Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine has put together an extensive collection of ancient icons gathered from all over the country. In addition to these sacred images, the museum presents a selection of rare religious books published in the 17th-19th centuries – nearly 30 unique editions, most of which have never been revealed to the public. Bound in leather and decorated with gold and jewels, the pearl of the exhibit will be the Dali-illustrated, Russian-language, Ukrainian edition Bible, which first premiered in Lviv at their annual international Book Forum earlier this month. For more information call 278-8308.
Lara Brings Her Charms
Lara Fabian (Belgium/Italy, pop), Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)
27 & 28 October at 19.00
Although Lara took only fourth place at Eurovision 1988, it was this appearance that gave her career the boost it needed. Winning Show of the Year and Best
New and Innovative
A Nun’s Confession – theatrical performance by the First Ukrainian Women’s Theatre, Palace Ukraine – small hall (V Vasylkivska 103)
5 October at 19.00
The First Ukrainian Women’s Theatre is interesting in that this group of five are the first in the country to oppose the traditional ideas about theatre and take to the stage with new, interesting and contemporary pieces. For their debut, they have taken on Diderot’s famous novel, The Nun, and turned it into something appropriate for an audience. Telling the story of a woman who has been cursed and betrayed by her kin, but becomes a better, kinder, stronger woman for it, this show is worth checking out. Tickets are 60 – 80hrv. For more information call 247-2316. Female Singer of the Year at the Felix Awards in 1996, she has gone on to tour all over Europe and the Americas, recording in French, English, and Italian. With an incredible repertoire behind her, she brings all of her best hits back to Ukraine for a third time. Tickets are 250 – 3,000hrv. For more information call 247−2444.
A Magical New Year Show
Legends of Narnia (fairytale 3D show), Officers House (Hrushevskoho 30/1)
27 & 29 December, 3 & 5 January at 11.00 & 14.30
It may be a little early to start thinking about the New Year, but we’ve got a show you need to see! Based on the popular Hollywood blockbuster, Legends of Narnia is premiering in Kyiv, where kids in the audience, along with main characters Peter, Susan, Edward and Lucy, will help save this mythical land from intruders! With tonnes of mind-twisting special effects, creating a truly magical atmosphere, it’s going to be a show for the whole family! Tickets are 130 – 390hrv. For more information call 253-8072.
Lord of the Dance (Ireland), Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)
18 April at 19.00
Jazz in Kyiv (international, jazz festival), October Palace (Instytutska 1)
26 – 28 October at 19.00
Get ready for another great jazz festival, with a fifth season of Jazz in Kyiv here in the capital. Bringing in some of the world’s top musicians from the US, Japan, Sweden, Poland, Norway and Mexico, Ukraine too will be well represented with our own home-grown doo wops and ditty bops. Miles Smiles, Lars Danielsson, Hiromi: The Trio Project and the Kenny Werner All-Star Quintet are just a few appearing on the bill this weekend – make sure you pick up a ticket. Tickets are 150 – 600hrv. For more information call 279-1582.
German-Italian Vincenzo Ragone is a rare house veteran, with ten years of experience under his belt. He originally worked as a producer in his native Germany, making hits that helped fuel the burgeoning Acid House subgenre in the 1990s in Hamburg. He didn’t release his first solo track until 1997, but when he did, “1-800Vincenzo” became an instant hit, garnering Vincenzo international accolades and bookings. Over the years, Vincenzo perfected his own unique brand of soulful deep house, drawing from his interest in hip-hop music and rap as a child. These influences are clear in his latest work, a sexy collaboration with the Talking Props and Dessous Recordings titled “Seduction.” His music has inspired a devoted following and it’s not hard to see why. For tickets and more information call 588-8989.
Thanks to the almost never-ending applause they received the last time they were here, one of the world’s most sought-after ensembles are coming back to Kyiv for another great night of music and dance! There’s still a good half a year to wait until their arrival, but if their previous show was anything to go by, you’re going to want to get your tickets fast. You know the story, the unbelievable footwork, the beautiful costumes, the fabulous music, and (most of all) the incredible talent of all of Michael Flatley’s dancers – it’s all waiting for you again this spring. Having been around the world a handful of times already, make sure you catch them while they’re here in Kyiv For more information call 247-2316, or visit www.palace-ukraina.kiev.ua.
Squat on Olehivska
Exhibition of art-works by Ukrainian artists – Anatoliy Varvarov, Volodymyr Zaichenko, Volodymyr Padun, Ihor Konovalov, Serhiy Kornichevsky, Eduard Potapenkov, M17 (Antonovycha 102-104)
From 12 October
M17 is always coming up with new and interesting projects, and this next one is sure to impress. Uniting six artists in an old abandoned house on Olehivska, the group were allowed to let their creative juices flow; the products from which now appear in the gallery. Promising art-objects unlike those you typically see in museums these days, we can’t help but be a little bit curious! For more information call 596-2030.
A Diapason Duel
Tenor Baritone Duel (international, opera), Tchaikovsky National Music Academy (Horodetskoho 1-3)
14 October at 19.00
Duelling – a man’s way of sorting things out, even when it comes to the opera! Nonetheless, this evening’s classical contest will be one of intense musical intrigue! Presenting arias particular to both tenors and baritones specifically in the first half, the
Tango Sparks in Kyiv
World Tango Stars, House of Officers (Hrushevskoho 30/1)
18 October at 19.00
As autumn often brings in the winds and the rains, you’ll want to warm yourself up this evening with some hot-tempered Tango. Appearing for the third consecutive year, the International Tango Festival presents international Tango stars and choreographers, Horacio Godoy, Magdalena Gutierrez, Dominic Bridge and French ballerina Sigrid Van Tilbeurgh – passionate about this Argentinian art form. Live music will be provided by Moscow’s Solo Tango Orquesta. Don’t get wet – get sizzling! Tickets are 100 – 550hrv. For more information call 253-8072. two sides duke it out with their operatic mastery and vociferous authority after intermission. In the ring this evening is an array of starry performers, with Dmitriy Yogman (US), Alejandro Olmedo (Mexico) and Georg Ennaris (Brazil) for the tenors, and Yuriy Zaltsman (Russia), Grigoriy Osipov (Russia) and Igor Tarasov (Italy) defending the baritones. Get your seats today! Tickets are 200 – 800hrv. For more information call 279-1242.
Mgzavrebi (Georgia, pop-rock), Tolstoy Club (V Vasylkivska 19)
6 October at 22.00
Last year, Georgian band Mgzavrebi introduced themselves to the Ukrainian public with a video called Qari Qris and a rockin’ concert, all backed by our very own TNMK. Sharing the stage with huge names in the music world since, such as Shakira, Placido Domingo, Buena Vista Social Club and Andrea Bocelli, these 12 talented musicians are back in the capital, with one goal and one goal only – be the best in Georgian music. You’ll have to come along tonight to see if they’ve succeeded. Tickets are 250hrv. For more information call 200-3838.
For Sure This Time Tony Sheridan (UK, pop), Tolstoy Club (V Vasylkivska 19)
13 October at 19.00
Alex Niggemann (Berlin, house), Mantra (V Vasylkivska 5)
12 October at 22.00
DJ Alex Niggemann is in the midst of a worldwide tour to promote his new album, Soulfooled, and he is stopping over in Kyiv for a night of great music at Mantra. The House DJ plays everything from dark-tech to vocal-heavy house, but is known for feel-good tracks that get everyone on the dancefloor, puttng him in high demand in nightclubs all over the world, from Brazil to Paris. Last year, Niggemann created an electronic music label called Soulfooled, with this record as his first self-produced project. Get ready for a party sure to bring the ‘house’ down! For tickets and more information call 221-4448.
This June, Tony Sheridan promised a concert in Kyiv, but for various reasons was unable to follow through. Coming back this autumn, this talented song-writer/ guitarist promises a fabulous evening out. Most well-known for his early collaboration with The Beatles, Tony’s first single, released in 1961, which included backing by an earlier assortment of The Fab Four, sold an incredible one million copies! It became one of the most expensive collectible 45 rpms in music history! And now, the man behind the music is here in the capital. Tickets are 200hrv. For more information call 067-504-1762.
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Steven Fisher, Dave Young, Martin Nunn, Igor Mazepa and Lucile Fisher look like they’re having a great time!
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God Save the New Ambassador
BRITISH AMBASSADOR’S RESIDENCE A garden party is a great way to spend one of the last sunny evenings as the summer draws to a close, and this particular occasion also served as the longawaited introduction to the business community of the newly appointed British Ambassador, HE Simon Smith. The event was organised on 19 September by the BUCC, and attracted members of many nationalities. Naturally, however, the draw was strongest for the British residents of Kyiv who wanted to meet their new man. The Ambassador certainly made a big impact with the locals too, as he began his first public address here by demonstrating a remarkable command of the Ukrainian language! Welcome Mr Ambassador!
The BUCC’s Anna Ganich and Bate Toms with the new British Ambassador HE Simon Smith (centre)
Lyudmyla Buimister, Olga Shiyan and Anna Berestian caught on camera!
Sergey Lesyk of UBS chats with Andriy Tymoshenko of the Foundation for Effective Governance
Gordon Campbell, Eugene Walsh, and Ian Church caught in conversation
Nigel Thwaits, Simon Cherniavsky and our own Anthony Hopkins – Peter Thomson!
Stuart McKenzie of Pulse, Terry Pickard of NAI PICKARD, and Max Alier of the IMF stop for a pic
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General Director of Modena Auto Oleksiy Chepeha in conversation
Pianist and composer Sasha Morozova played throughout the evening
GRETER ART CENTRE French photographer of nudes and philosopher of body geometry, Eric Marriana came to Kyiv for the first time on 20 September to open his most recent-to-Ukraine, black and white project, Carre Blanc. Having already been displayed in galleries in Berlin, New York, Paris, Venice and Moscow, this is an incredibly personal take on the sometimes surprising curves of the human body. The exhibition will be on display until 18 November at Greter Art Centre – check it out.
Cultural Attaché at the French Embassy Eric Tasatti together with mastermind Eric Marriana Director of Greter Art Centre Leonora Yanko and well-known local dance sensation Hryhoriy Chapkis
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL On 17 September, a freedom-loving Mexican Embassy invited friends and colleagues out to celebrate the Independence Day of Mexico. Guests were treated to tasteful Mexican cocktails and delicious treats, while listening to talented musicians playing on the Spanish guitar. If you were there, you know what a wonderful event it was. For those who missed it, these pictures capture a little of the fabulous feeling evident that night. Military Attaché of Mexico General Ernesto Alejandro Vadillo Trueba together with Ambassador of Mexico HE Berenice Rendon Talavera
Getting everything just right
South African Ambassador HE Stanley Mathabatha looking solemn
US Ambassador John F Tefft comes to congratulate his geographical neighbour
Kyiv Life MC Mykola Vasylkov taking a quick break with the ladies
Pop group ARMIYA fashioning up for a fab Friday night Switch on the Light switched on the What’s On party
Speak no evil – just get kissed
Everyone’s favourite bird! Gouache gets everyone on their feet
Hugs, and kisses, for all!
Even banking moguls Andriy Olezhnyk and Greg Krasnov know how to have a good time
Birds Flock to the What’s On Birdie Party
Colin, Zhenya and Chris stop in and stay all night
Cheers to What’s On!
CRYSTAL HALL Another outstanding What’s On party took place on 21 September, gathering flocks of chicks and cocks throughout the night. With The Famous Grouse literally welcoming one and all as they came through the door, guests were treated to some top live music all night long. Take our openers, Switch On the Light, for example – a super way to start the evening. Then there’s the country’s own Jay K leading up the fabulous Gouache – who didn’t totally love them? Lady in Red, Mika Newton, got intimate and personal with all those in attendance, while oldies but goodies, TNMK finished off the live music menu. With the party properly started, thanks to the help of MC Mykola Vasylkov, DJ Lutique and Alex Famous pumped it up a notch with some grooves from the turntable. Together with Golfstream, The Famous Grouse and UIA, there were some fabulous prizes that made many people pretty happy campers, including free drinks, bottles of whiskey and a return trip to either Rome or Milan! The hardcores finished at 4, were you one of them? No?! You’ll have your chance at the next one!
Mika Newton rocks out in red
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