Photographs of the French photojournalist Eric Bouvet,the magnetic sound of Pianoboy and Children’s Film Festival
7 May – 8 June
National Art Museum of Ukraine
(6, vul. Hryshevskoho, Kyiv)
A series of photographs by French photojournalist Eric Bouvet will be exhibited, dedicated to the revolutionary events in Ukraine from the end of 2013 until the beginning of 2014. The exhibition will include photos from the Kyiv’sFatigue and HeroesofMaidan series, as well as collages of pieces by the photographer. The programme of the arts project will also include a master class for Ukrainian photographers and a meeting of the author with the public. In addition to Ukraine, the list of hot spots where the photojournalist found himself includes Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Israel, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia.
23 May, 9 p.m.
(176, vul. Horkoho, Kyiv)
The magnetic sound of Dmytro Shurov’s (aka Pianoboy) voice and mood-setting sounds of his piano are bound to make the spring evening bright and full of unforgettable memories. The renowned rock pianist will perform the songs and hits, which have already won him great popularity – Vedma (Witch), Etazhi (Floors), Kozhura (Skin), Mertvye Zviozdy (Dead Stars), Prostie Veshchi (Simple Things), Universal (Vselennaya) and others. Having been a member of Okean Elzy, Esthetic Education and Zemfira, Shurov has now found himself in a solo career, for which his fans are eternally grateful.
28 May – 1 June
Children’s Film Festival
(19, vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, Kyiv)
For the first time, Ukraine will shortly host an international festival of children’s films. Seven full length feature films will be participating in the competition programme, the winner will be determined through direct voting by the audience. Festival events will take place simultaneously in several cities – Odesa, Lviv, Donetsk, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk, with Kyiv as the epicentre. Organisers consider the retrospective of Charlie Chaplin’s films, dedicated to his 125th birthday, to be one of the highlight of the programme.
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