Saturday, November 25
Укр Eng
Log In Register
PoliticsNeighboursEconomicsSocietyCultureHistoryOpinionsArchivePhoto Gallery
24 July, 2013

What to See, Watch and Listen in July

The Ukrainian Week offers a selection of art shows, film festivals and concerts to visit this month

12 - 28 July, 10 a.m.7 p.m.

Lavish Home

Vertep art centre

(11, vul. Chervona, Dnipropetrovsk)

Ihor Bezhko, a Dnipropetrovsk-based collector, has carefully searched and restored antique rural interior elements from the early 20th century. The collection on display is mostly comprised of rural household elements from the 1920s and 1930s found in Zakarpattia and Hutsul villages. Visitors can buy the items they like the most. This could be anything, from a multicolour vine jar of the Rzeczpospolita epoch, a special honey jar from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, or a hundred-year old wheel, yokes and Hutsul horse bells which will add a sense of legend to any home interior.

18 July – 1 September

LvivKlezFest

Lviv Philharmonic, PICASSO night club and other locations

(7, vul. Tchaikovskoho; 88, vul. Zelena, Lviv)

The aim of the fifth international festival of Jewish music is not only to revive the lost music culture, but to bring back an integral part of Lviv life – the history of the Jewish quarter. Klezmer players from all over the world, including Poland, Germany, Israel, Russia, Ukraine and the USA, will perform on the festival stage. Gastronomes will have the opportunity to taste the best of the Jewish cuisine, while tourists will see how much fun was to be had at true Jewish weddings in Halychyna. Staroyevreyska – the Old Jewish Street – will once again be filled with inspiring masterpieces from craftsmen and the joyful laughter of the guests.

19 – 21 July

Pidkamin

Pidkamin village

(Brody Region, Lviv Oblast)

The seventh annual festival, just like all the previous ones, focuses public attention on architectural sites and promoting Ukrainian folk music, dance, clothes and more. This year’s programme features some of the top Ukrainian bands, including Tartak, Komu Vnyz, OtVinta, KoraLLit, LosColorados and many more. SvjataVatra will come all the way from Estonia to present their traditional music. In addition to three days of gigs, the festival offers workshops, art events and sports competitions. Afterwards, guests can take a trip around the oblast to see more neglected yet charming architectural masterpieces.

23 – 28 July

READ ALSO: The Future of Ukrainian Museums: Schools, Showrooms or Clubs?

Wiz-Art 2013

Lviv Philharmonic, Communa anti-café, Palace of Arts and other locations  

(7, vul. Tchaikovskoho; 32, vul. Murovana; 1, vul. Halytska, Lviv)

The motto of this year’s short film festival speaks for itself: The Universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of short stories. Overall, the audience will watch 110 films from 39 countries during the festival. The programme of screenings that do not take part in the competition called Goodbye to Vinyl is a pleasant surprise. It will present nostalgic films by young Ukrainian directors. Another equally interesting programme will present Ukrainian cinematography.  Special guests this year include film artists from the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Lithuania and Austria.

From 25 July

Future Shorts: Summer 2013

Kyiv movie theatre

(19, vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, Kyiv)

FUTURE SHORTS is a summer collection of the best short films from all over the world. This year’s programme features 6 films with different genres and storylines. 38-39 °C is the graduation film of a South Korean animator. A fusion of puppets, cardboard walls and watercolours, the animation reveals the depth of relations between father and son. American film Chair is a mysterious and murky story about an explosion, a boy and a chair. And the wonderful life story of a 100-year old woman in the documentary entitled Mickybader.

READ ALSO: Watch Ukraine


Related publications:

  • November 21, the 4th anniversary of the Maidan, begins in Kyiv with a prayer for the Heavenly Hundred, the protesters killed at Instytutska Street in February 2014, and the victims of earlier shootings, police violence throughout the revolution
    21 November, Stanislav Kozliuk
  • Ukraine’s Parliament has started to change the electoral system. Will they be able to finish the job and what will change if the reform goes through?
    20 November, Andriy Holub
  • What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to achieve before the 2019 elections?
    20 November, Roman Malko
  • According to recent sociological studies, there have been no significant changes in the mood of Ukrainians over the last three years. The scarcity of demonstrations cannot be attributed to loyalty to the current government, but rather to the fact that the opposition is equally far away from understanding what the citizens need and how these needs can be met
    20 November, Andriy Holub
  • Mostly discussed for its regulation of the language of instruction in schools, the new law offers more overlooked important innovations intended to change the quality and the content of education in Ukraine
    7 November, Hanna Trehub
  • The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
    20 October, Maksym Vikhrov
Copyright © Ukrainian Week LLC. All rights reserved.
Reprint or other commercial use of the site materials is allowed only with the editorial board permission.
Legal disclaimer Accessibility Privacy policy Terms of use Contact us