Today, we will tell you about Windows of Stories – one of the projects which the team of The Ostrogski Princes Brotherhood civil society organization was able to implement in the difficult year 2020. Today, the tranquil Polish interwar period in Anastasia Pashkovska’s recollections, a tragic, difficult and deep story of Josyp Halytskyi and the Ostroh Ghetto, or Anatolii Heleniuk’s warm childhood recollections about “old” Ostroh can be lived through in Ostroh thanks to modern technologies. Read more
The modern opera “Penita” differs from others in that it is based on true stories of four women serving life sentences in the Kachanivka correctional colony in Kharkiv. The opera draws attention to the problems of the penitentiary system of Ukraine, in particular to the absence of parole for those sentenced for life, as in European countries, and lack of correction of judicial errors. “Penita” has already been staged in Kyiv, Odesa, Dnipro and Kharkiv. This opera is part of the EU-funded social project “Vitally Important” under the Culture Bridges programme. Read more
When you ask yourself a question about how to spend an eventful evening, one of the options is to watch a movie. You can go to a movie theater, or make popcorn yourself and watch a movie at home. Nothing could be simpler, or so it seems. However, not everyone has equal access to viewing films or serials. Persons with visual or hearing impairments often cannot visit movie theaters, because these theaters do not have special film adaptation equipment. Thanks to Accessible Films initiative and the latest technologies, it became possible for these people (to) see and (to) hear what previously had been unavailable to them. Read more
How did the pandemic affect the development of art, and how can you personally help it? Katia Taylor, an art expert and the founder of Port.Agency, told UP.Zhyttia about the changes, plans and search for new formats. Read more
Going by her life principle: “Do everything you can with what you have and where you are”, Sergeant Khrystyna Boichuk, a cadet at the humanities faculty, has for the sixth year of her study at the National Guard Academy been conveying her stance, multiplied by modern and creative approach and experience in military service. This way, step by step, the cadet proves once again that it’s quite possible to implement changes if you believe in yourself and receive support from like-minded persons. And recently, Khrystyna brought another good news, winning a grant for implementation of her original mentorship project, #ТІЩОЗМОГЛИ (#THOSEWHOCOULD). Read more
Lilia Sheina works as the coordinator of Female Entrepreneurship School program in Kharkiv. The goal of this program is quite unusual: helping vulnerable women and women victimized by domestic violence start an own business. We asked Lilia about how this project came into being and how it actually helped the women who participated in it. Read more
Exactly one month ago, Agency for the City’s Sustainable Development CSO presented an electronic version of the culinary catalogue of traditional dishes of our land: Taste Rivne’s: Authentic Dishes and Beverages, which was developed as part of the international project “Cultural heritage of cuisine: promoting culinary traditions by professionalizing the gastronomic offer of Lublin and Rivne” with financial support from the European Union under Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020 transborder cooperation program.
An exhibition was opened in Rivne to convey information to the city’s residents about buildings in the city of the interwar period. The organizers say that they tried to present the most interesting, from the standpoint of architectural stylistics, buildings of the 1920s-1930s which survived in the urban landscape. The exhibition was presented on Saturday, 22 August in the building of the union of artists at 16 July Street.
On 30 August, in commemoration of the Rivne City Day, the Mysterious Dungeons of Rivne project was opened in the city’s Shevchenko Park. Because of the quarantine, this event wasn’t broadly announced and the number of visitors was restricted. The opening ceremony started at 8 p.m. Read more
House of Europe presents the project of a mobile “representative office” that will travel across Ukraine Read more