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9 July 2009: Postmodern Literature: Ruined Aesthetics or New Frontiers?


“Postmodern Literature: Ruined Aesthetics or New Frontiers? The view from Ukraine”

Key Speakers:

Dmytro Drozdovsky - National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
Oksana Prykhodko - Rivne Institute of Slavic Studies of Kyiv Slavic University, Ukraine

79 Holland Park,
London W11 3SW
Thursday 9 July 2009, 6.45 pm
07963 215265 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Until 3 July 2009: Chambers Gallery: Vladimir Zhugan: Ukrainian Landscapes

The exhibition runs until 3rd July 2009

Vladimir Zhugan was one of the most romantic Ukrainian painters of the 20th century. His colourful and energetic landscapes present a dynamic panorama of the Eastern Ukraine, creating a positive interpretation of the environmental problems caused by the rapid growth of industry in the vast Dnepropetrovsk region after the Second World War. Nature and technical progress co-exist harmoniously in his optimistic, spacious landscapes.

Zhugan spent his whole life in the Ukraine. He was born in 1926 in the village Likhovka in the Dnepropetrovsk region and died in September 2008 in the town of Dneprodzerzhinsk. He dedicated his life and paintings to his native land. As a teenage soldier he fought the invading German army during World War II. As a young veteran he studied at Dnepropetrovsk Art College between 1946 and 1951, absorbing Russian realist and European impressionist traditions from his outstanding teachers (Alexander Kuko, Nikolay Pogrebniak, Mikhail Panin and Stepan Kolesnikov).

This is the second exhibition of Zhugan in England. (His first was also at the Chambers Gallery.) We are proud to introduce this new collection to London’s art connoisseurs.

Chambers Gallery
23 Long Lane, London EC1A 9HL
For further information and catelogues:
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2 July 2009: Ivana Kupala Eve in London

Ukraine Charity is delighted to announce our 2nd Annual 'Ivana Kupala Eve' fundraising event. Last year's inaugural event was attended by more than 120 guests and exceeded our fundraising goal of £6,000.

Following this success and in response to popular demand, we cordially invite you to join us again on Thursday, July 2 from 7:30pm onwards at Ukrainian restaurant 'Divo' to celebrate Midsummer Eve with champagne reception, Ukrainian cuisine, music and special entertainment. Tickets cost £45 and all proceeds will go towards charitable projects in Ukraine. To buy tickets or for more information please go to justgiving.com Spaces are limited and tickets must be purchased no later than June 20.

Ukraine Charity thanks event sponsors Ukraine International Airlines and Sayenko Kharenko Law Firm for their generous support.

'Divo'- Luxury Lounge Bar and Restaurant
12 Waterloo Place
Tel 0207 484 1355
For further information:
Please please visit our website http://www.ukrainecharity.org.uk
27 June 2009: Legendary Group "The Ukrainians" in a rare London date!

Just to let you know that we'll be playing the 'Cargo' club in London's Shoreditch on Saturday 27 June. Also on the bill will be Austro-Balkan-Turkish caberet queen 'Fatima Spar' and Slovakian singer-songwriter 'Meky Zbirka'.

UPDATE: We've just found out that there are a few advance tickets available for the London show at just £10 at www.wegottickets.com/event/49320

Cargo Club
83 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY

83 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY. Liverpool Street tube, turn left out of station onto Bishopsgate, which runs into Shoreditch High Street - and Rivington Street is off to your left.
Tickets from www.ticketweb.co.uk or www.cargo-london.com
£13 advance or £15 on the door. Don't miss it. It's going to be a top night.

Hope to see you there!
Love from
Len, Peter, Woody, Jim, Paul, Steff and Mick / The Ukrainians
19 June 2009: Ukrainian Studies Day - An Interdisciplinary Conference


UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and the Ukrainian Institute present: "Ukrainian Studies Day - An Interdisciplinary Conference"

See article by Damian Thompson on the Daily Telegraph website entitled:
In Ukraine, a Catholic university offers a way forward for a tired Western Church

Key Speakers were:

Marco Bojcun, London Metropolitan University
Rory Finnin, University of Cambridge
Vera Rich, writer, translator and literary scholar
James Sherr, Chatham House

VENUE was:
UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies,
16 Taviton Street, Room 347
London WC1H 0BE
19 June 2009, 9.30am-8pm
Uilleam Blacker  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Click the "Read More" link to see the full programme.
8 - 12 June 2009: The First Russian Art Fair London

Leonid Kudryavtzev (b.1922)
Harvest Collection 1945

Panas Tytenko (b.1963)
Wedding Day

The exhibition “DEREKA” at the Chambers Gallery shows the outstanding Ukrainian master Sviatoslav Dereka (born 1948) was inspired both by the Russian Avant-garde and by Ukrainian folk art. Thus one sees in his bold and colourful paintings the influences of cubism and futurism, fauvism and primitivism.

The First Russian Art Fair will take place from 6th to 8th June 2009, timed to take advantage of the huge additional influx of Russian art buyers into London for the Russian art auction sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Bonhams and MacDougall’s the same week. It is being organised in association with Robert Bailey Fairs - a company with over 20 years experience of organising quality events, including The Dorchester and The Claridges Fine Art and Antiques Fairs.

Danusha Fine Arts will be at stand number 14 at the exhibition and will feature prominent Ukrainian artists - masters in Realism, Soviet Realism
and Post-Impressionism. Works by Grygoriy Shyshko, Petro Magro, Leonid Kudryavtzev, Andriy Yalanskyi, Panas Tytenko, Olena Yakovenko, Mychailo Kublyk and others. To download a PDF with samples of their work, please click here.

FREE Tickets:


The Ballroom, Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel
Knightsbridge, London SW1

Further information about the event can be found on the following website:
5 - 10 June 2009: Sotheby's Russian & Ukrainian Art Sales

From the 5th until the 10th of June Sotheby's conducted a Russian & Ukrainian art sale. Amongst the artworks on exhibition and for sale were paintings by the following artists: Vladimir Orlovsky, Alexander Bogomazov, Alexandra Exter. In the Contemporary Russian and Ukrainian sale there were works by: Vlada Ralko, Vassily Tsagalov, Oleg Tistol and Pavel Makov. Most of these works were exhibited at Pinchuk’s Art Centre, Ukraine House, in Kyiv.
Online catalogues are available for viewing from the following link: http://catalogue.sothebys.com/events/L09670-3.
The viewing dates for the Evening and Contemporary sale were Friday 5th June to Monday 8th June, the sale dates were Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th June.

Frances Asquith,
Russian department,
Tel: + 44 (0)207 293 5520 
Fax: + 44 (0)207 293 6984 

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