“Ukraine. Inspiring dignity” Photo Exhibition

Posted by on 17 Feb, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

“Ukraine. Inspiring Dignity” is a multi-disciplinary art exhibition featuring paintings, photography, Ukrainian artifacts, strike posters as well as art performance, music and film documentary created by the artists who were active participants of the Maidan events. Exhibition is admission free. February 15-22, 2015 Events Program: February 15, Sunday 11am-5:30pm 3pm Gallery opens doors Musical performance of (Olesya Zdorovetska ) Collection of warm winter clothes February 16-20 Monday – Friday Ukrainian history and documentary movies Afternoon – life coaching mentoring February 21, Saturday 1pm Documentary “The guide” (“Поводирь”) 3pm Documentary “Stronger than arms” (“Сильніше ніж зброя”) 5pm Story about visiting Maidan (Oksana Halby) 6pm Musical performance (Olesya Zdorovetska ) 1-5pm Face paining and Painting with kids Collection of warm winter clothes February 22, Sunday 1:30pm Peace chain for free united Ukraine 2pm Signing, reading poetry, piano, guitar, children concert 3pm Service Father Vasily Kornitskyy (Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church) 3:30pm Fundraising auction: souvenirs from Ukraine Collection of warm winter clothes Mykola Babiy presents his copper sculptures   Dublin “FilmBase” studio, Curved Street on Temple...

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Ukraine. Inspiring Dignity. Exhibition opening

Posted by on 15 Feb, 2015 in Events, News | 0 comments

This is the day we were all looking forward to. The day we all got together back in October. As usual, there wasn’t enough time for everything, not enough space, not enough velcro stickers… But I guess all went as planned. We have had a help from many hands working as a team. Nobody trained us to do so, but indeed people who haven’t seen each other before, have filled the room full of photos, music and great atmosphere (also cupcakes!) This is what inspired us the most. If we would want to mention everyone who was helping to Ukrainian Connection to build up this exhibition, the list would be massive. And we are grateful to each one of our supporters. Without you, this event wouldn’t happen. But enough with this lyrics! Briefly, what was going happening today on the opening day: Around 3p.m. we have finished with the materials, and as the crowd was building around us, it was time for the opening as it was planned Anya Kozak made an introduction speech, telling what was it all about Beautiful dance was performed by our friends Olesya Zdorovetska made a brilliant performance (video to come up) Padraig Purcell made the final speech Cupcakes were served, and the exhibition doors were opened All of that you can see in the gallery below. It is clickable Happy to say this again – The Exhibition is opened, everyone is welcome! photos by Oleg Balashkevych , Claudiu Ciungan...

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DCU Conference. Ukrainian Connection Society.

Posted by on 13 Feb, 2015 in Events, News | 0 comments

On 12th of February 2015, in Helix, DCU was our first test run and the official opening of our First Ever Event -“Ukraine: Inspiring Dignity” photo exhibition. International Conference on “Ukraine: one year after Maidan” in DCU turned into a quite exciting day. There were so many people interested in the subject of the conflict resolution in Ukraine: young people, asking questions and studying the details of the photos; politicians, taking pro-active approach and sharing their ideas and solutions, as well as like-minded people meeting in inspiring environment. The Conference along with our exhibition today was visited by Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy (2010 –2014) Andriy Shevchenko, Member of Parliament of Ukraine (2006-2014), Maidan activist and journalist Sergey Markedonov, Professor at Russian State University for the Humanities, MoscowThorniké Gordadze, Former Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia, Head of the Research, Studies and Teaching department of the French Institute for Higher National Defense StudiesAleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland (1995 – 2005), EU special envoy to UkraineAmbassadors of Ukraine and Lithuania also made speeches.The day closed up at 6 p.m. with our tireless team packing the photos away for the next round in Temple Bar.For wide audience the photo exhibition will open its doors this Sunday, February 15, at 3 p.m. in Filmbase, Temple Bar. Many nice words were said our way today. Many new friends made and minds open. We hope to produce more and more events that will help to connect people and discover beloved Ukraine. You can read few more details on the independent.ie To see more, please come to our major event “Ukraine. Inspiring Dignity” photo exhibition. З почином, дорогі...

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Peace Chain. For Free United Ukraine

Posted by on 6 Feb, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

The Peace Chain is a part of a bigger program at the exhibition “Ukraine: Inspiring Dignity” and will be precisely between 13:30 and 14:00. Don’t be late, please! There will be a candlelight vigil, singing and poetry in memory of Heaven’s Hundred, and an auction for donated Ukrainian souvenirs after the Peace Chain. Oksana will have a short presentation about her trip to Maidan a year ago, right before the preparation for the peace chain at 13:00. Please, bring flags and candles. 1pm, 22nd of February Filmbase Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland...

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“Ukraine: one year after Maidan”, DCU, Dublin

Posted by on 4 Feb, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

DCU’s IICRR is to host a conference on “Ukraine: one year after Maidan” in Dublin on Thursday 12th February jointly with Georgetown University and the McCain Institute, Washington DC. The impact of the February 2014 Uprising in Ukraine continues to be felt around the world and its consequences remain uncertain. This conference seeks to provide an informed analysis of what precipitated the events, what has developed subsequently, and how the imbroglio might be resolved. It will survey events in the wake of the uprising such as the annexation of Crimea, the election of President Petro Poroshenko and rising tensions amongst Russia’s neighbours. The conference also will explore the options for the EU to address the unresolved problems of the region that have implications well beyond Ukraine’s borders. Keynote speaker: Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland from 1995 to 2005. Read...

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Free Savchenko, Dublin

Posted by on 24 Jan, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

Officer of the Ukrainian army, prisoner of war, member of the Ukrainian parliament, Nadiya Savchenko has now been on HUNGER STRIKE since December 13, 2014, and has stated categorically that she has no other means of fighting the injustice against her, and will not stop it “until the day I return to Ukraine, or until the last day of my life in Russia!” She has been moved to solitary confinement and the prison authorities are refusing to pass on letters to her. Location: Dublin, in front of the Post Office Date: 25th of January...

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