Summer School 2016: Ukraine

Welcome!

Ласкаво просимо to the home page of the Ukrainian group for the 2016 Summer School on Danube on Thames, part of the UCL Global Citizenship Programme.

Navigator: Liisa Tuhkanen

Crew: Catrinel Catana, Ambrose Connolly, Simon Frearson, Jade Li, Noémie Gaulier, Anca Gheorghe, Jake Smithson, Hang Man Yip

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Visit Kiev!

What comes into your mind when you heard the word “Kiev”? Tasty Chicken Kiev, FC Dynamo Kyiv, or its unique history? Have you ever thought about travelling to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, the city full of memories? Orthodox churches are the most significant landmark in Kiev. You wouldn’t want to miss St. Sophia’s Cathedral. … Continue reading Visit Kiev!

The very too often forgotten Ukrainian Church just next to Bond Street

One would never think, while walking down Oxford Street, passing in front of Bond Street station and its array of shops, turning sharply onto Duke Street with its Pure Waffle and Spaghetti House, to find on the opposite side of the road: The Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile (УКРАЇНСЬКА КАТОЛИЦЬКА КАТЕДРА “ПРЕСВ. СКИТАЛЬЧОЇ … Continue reading The very too often forgotten Ukrainian Church just next to Bond Street

Taras Shevchenko and his legacy

Taras Shevchenko (1814-61) is considered the father of modern Ukrainian literature. Born in central Ukraine into a serf family. He went to university in Vilnius before moving to St Petersburg in 1831. His work contributed greatly to the creation of a Ukrainian national consciousness, and therefore as well as being an immense literary figure, he … Continue reading Taras Shevchenko and his legacy

Ukrainian Folk Song: The Night is so Moonlit: Ніч яка місячна

The Night is so Moonlit is a Ukrainian folk song composed by Mykola Lysenko a nineteenth century composer to the lyrics of a poem written by Mykhailo Starytsky, a contemporary of Lysenko’s. It has subsequently become one of Ukraine’s most popular folk songs and has been performed by some of Ukraine’s most reputable singers. The … Continue reading Ukrainian Folk Song: The Night is so Moonlit: Ніч яка місячна