On 27 February, despite the snowstorm and winter-like conditions, brave citizens of Kyiv ventured out to the Riviera Riverside Yacht Club in search of a new scent. Presenting Y, a new fragrance by Yves St Laurent, Aleksiy Tarasov of Ukraine’s internet art project 24/7 was on hand, along with a number of YSL representatives. Guests were treated to a champagne presentation, the musical stylings of Morphom, and then a few lucky lads even took home the new cologne.
Members of the International business community started their weekend in style with The Big Meet at Famous on 2 November. More than 100 guests came along to network, have a few drinks, and enjoy the evening together in great company. There are more great events on the calendar – stay tuned for details.
The Austrian embassy along with members of the diplomatic community celebrated their national day at a grand reception on 25 October at the Hilton Hotel. A hundred years following the end of the WWI the event was also marked by the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Austria. Numerous guests from Ukraine and Austria, representatives of other countries and international organisations, partners and friends of Austria, along with Ambassador Hermine Poppeller, the Embassy team, and Advantage Austria Ukraine celebrated in great style.
Ivan Honchar Museum opened its doors on 8 November to reveal its latest exhibition, Identity Interrupted, by Ukrainian-American artist Ola Rondiak. The collection features 53 works, including paintings and sculptures, in dedication to the five-year anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity. Ther series intertwines the history of the artist along with that of the country, the result of which is poignantly relevant. The exhibition remains on show until 9 December – don’t miss it.
The Shevchenko Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus arrived in Ukraine last month in celebration of its 100th anniversary. Founded in Ukraine in 1918, the group survived two world wars and since 1949 has been based in the US, with members across North America. The 51-membered troupe celebrated at the Ivan Franko Theatre on 22 October alongside our local Mayboroda Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, putting on an incredible two-and-a-half-hour show of national song. The evening continued with a jovial reception.