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“The City Heals” a new socio-cultural project was launched in Lviv, which offers free tours to servicemen receiving treatment in the city. A pilot tour has already taken place with the participation of 5 defenders of Ukraine. They were introduced to Lviv by Petro Radkovets, a well-known tour guide.
“The City Heals” project will last a year and will include not only tours of the historical part of Lviv, but also visits to museums and theaters. All events will be adapted to the requests of the military.
The English version of the book “Inside Ukraine: A Portrait of a Country and its People,” which will be released on February 16 by Batsford, a British publishing house, topped Amazon’s list for Hot New Releases in History of Ukraine.
“Inside Ukraine: A Portrait of a Country and its People” is a book based on the first round of a large-scale expedition throughout Ukraine, which lasted from the summer of 2016 to the winter of 2018 and covered all historical regions – from Slobozhanshchyna to Podillia, from Volyn to Tavria. Many places visited by the Ukraïner’s expedition are currently under russian occupation.
For reference: Ukraïner is an educational, multimedia Ukrainian studies project, the materials of which are based on the results of their own expeditions.
Ukraïner was created by journalist and writer Bogdan Logvynenko as a volunteer media project. The team went on the first expedition in June 2016. By the end of 2019, a lot of media materials had been collected and translated into nine languages.
“A House Made of Splinters” was included in the list of nominees for the “Oscar” (in the category Best Documentary Feature Film). This movie was produced in Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. The film is about children from dysfunctional families who ended up in a shelter near the front. The main characters of the movie are educators who, in the conditions of the war with russia, are trying to create a safe space for children.
“Unbreakable together” exhibition opened at the railway station in Kherson. Eleven photo artists presented their works, in which they showed how Ukrainians live during the war, how life is revived in the liberated territories, how volunteers, doctors, and the military work, and how Ukraine is supported by the world.
The exhibition is organized by UKRAINIAN WARCHIVE, a unique photo archive. This is an online archive of photos documenting russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The idea of the project is to collect all the photos about the war in one place and make them easy to navigate. To do this, the creators of the archive describe each photo in detail by specifying its location, event, author, date and many other details.
On January 18, the Lviv Municipal Art Center will present animated works by participants of the Kherson “Residence Under Occupation” — artists who survived the occupation — as part of the project “Animation of Art Resistance in Occupation”.
For reference: “Animation of Art Resistance in Occupation” is a project aimed at promoting in the information space the artistic statements of Kherson artists who survived the occupation, or still remain in enemy gun sights. Some of the works resulted from the “Residence Under Occupation”, which was organized in April 2022 by the art critic and curator Yuliia Manukian. Then she was joined by artists who did not want to be passive observers of terrible events.
The municipal bookstore of Kyiv city continues until May to collect russian books, the funds obtained from the processing of which will go to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For the books brought, people can also get a 10% discount on the purchase of new books. The bookstore has already managed to process 57 tonnes of russian-language books brought by city dwellers.
“With the proceeds, the Charitable Foundation “Hurkit” purchased and transferred an off-the-road vehicle for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. New revenues are accumulated for the next vehicle or other equally important things for the front line,” it is said in the bookstore.
“Krasnaya Zvezda” newspapers, vodka, valenki, non-working dosimeters and maps from the 90s. All these things, which were left behind by russian soldiers in the de-occupied territories, became exhibits in the National Military Historical Museum of Ukraine in Kyiv. In addition, the museum has unique items from the russian cruiser “Moskva,” which was sunk by the Ukrainian army in April 2022.
On January 6, at 1:00 PM, a Christmas didukh will be installed in Lviv city. The festive column will go along the Rynok square – Katedralna square – Teatralna street – Iavorskoho square route. This year, military personnel and families of Ukrainian defenders were invited to join the holiday.
View here how a didukh was installed last year.
For reference: A didukh is a Ukrainian Christmas decoration made from spikes, a primitive pagan idol, a symbol of the patron ancestor, as well as a symbol of harvest, prosperity and wealth.
12 unique exhibits were presented at the exhibition in Lviv’s Arsenal Museum. The armed forces of Ukraine handed over armor plates that stopped enemy bullets and shrapnel in battle, and famous Ukrainian artists Ivan Marchuk, Tiberiy Silvashi, Nazar Bilyk, Petro Bevza, Andriy Bludov, Yurii Vakulenko, Oleksiy Sai, Svitlana Ratoshnyuk, Anton Logov, Leonid Kolodnitsky and icon painter Andrii Okhotsky turned them into art objects with exclusive stories. Later, these works are planned to be put up for auction. The collected funds will be used to purchase protective equipment for the military.
For reference: Ivan Marchuk is one of the most famous artists of modern Ukraine. In 2007, he was included in top 100 living geniuses, according to The Daily Telegraph. In June 2021, Ivan Marchuk’s painting “Golden Night” was sold for USD 96,800 dollars, the highest amount for the artist.
Tiberiy Silvashi is a Ukrainian abstract artist, whose paintings are kept in museums in Munich and Vienna, as well as in private collections in Europe and the USA.
On December 28, the news broke that Suspilne Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine signed an agreement with the TVORCHI band (the winner of the National Selection). This means that the TVORCHI band will officially and definitively represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, which will take place in Liverpool.
TVORCHI is a Ukrainian music band from Ternopil. At the National Selection, they won with the “Heart Of Steel” song. Journalists can find out if the participants are going to change something in the contest piece, show or costumes.
For reference: The Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, however, due to russia’s full-scale invasion, Ukraine will not host this event. The 67th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in May in Liverpool (Great Britain) on behalf of Ukraine.