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Foto Ukraine's Go_A ends 5th in Rotterdam Eurovision Contest

Ukraine's Go_A ends 5th in Rotterdam Eurovision Contest

May 23, 2021 - Ukrainian electro-folk band Go_A finished at 5th place in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. The group won especially thanks to the televoters, that found Ukraine the second best act of the festival. 


Foto “New York” arises again in the Donbas

“New York” arises again in the Donbas

May 09, 2021 - Manhattan, the Big Apple and Broadway seem worlds away from the Donbas. But that hasn't stopped the inhabitants of the small eastern Ukrainian town of Novhorod in Donetsk region from reclaiming its original name: Нью-Йорк, or New York.
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Foto Ukraine pays respect to its WWII victims in the Netherlands

Ukraine pays respect to its WWII victims in the Netherlands

May 09, 2021 - The Ukrainian Embassy and the Ukrainian community in the Netherlands paid their respects to Ukrainian WW2 soldiers who are buried in the Dutch town of Leusden. On May 8, together with representatives of the municipality, they laid a wreath at the Soviet War Cemetary.

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UEFA 2020 Netherlands-Ukraine - Amsterdam

13 June 2021
UEFA 2020 football match Netherlands-Ukraine.

Johan Cruijff ArenA stadion, Amsterdam - 21:00 CET.

More information here.


White Nights Tulum 2021 - Kyiv

18 - 19 June 2021
Dance festival.

Art-Zavod Platforma, Kyiv.

More information here.


Ostrov festival 2021 - Kyiv

19 - 20 June 2021
International techno & electronic music festival.

At the Dnipro river, Kyiv.

More information here.

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18th Century Studies: Ukrainian and Global Perspectives - online conference

23 - 25 June 2021
First international conference of the Ukrainian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, with over 150 scholars.

Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv - livestream via Facebook.

More information here.


10th International Book Arsenal Festival - Kyiv

23 - 27 June 2021
Including a range of projects to introduce Ukraine's literature and book market to the international audience.

Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv.

More information here.


ForumAtlas Weekend rock festival - Kyiv

5 - 11 July 2021
Rock festival with Ukrainian and CIS acts. (Contracted international artists such as Twenty One Pilots (USA), Within Temptation (NL), alt-J (UK) & Guano Apes (Germany) will play on Atlas 2022.)
VDNG expo center, Kyiv.
More information here.

Park festival - Kyiv

9 - 15 July 2021
Rock festival with The Offspring, Gorillaz, Deftones a.o.

Sky Family Park, Kyiv.

More information here.


Korney Chukovski children's literature festival - Odessa

5 - 8 August 2021
International festival devoted to Soviet children's author Korney Chukovski.
Taras Shevchenko Park, Odessa.

More information here.

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LvivMozArt - Lviv

26 - 29 August 2021
Classical music festival.

Various locations, Lviv.

More information here.


Viridiland Beauty Art festival 2021 - Kyiv

27 - 28 August 2021
Main body art event in eastern Europe for stylists, beauty salons owners, bloggers and show business stars.
Acco International Expo Center, Kyiv.
More information here.
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Comic Con Ukraine - Kyiv

4 - 5 September 2021
Comic books & games convention.


More information here.


International Symphony Orchestra Lviv & National choir Dumka: Carmina Burana

3 - 24 November 2021
Ukrainian orchestra and choir offer one of the largest interpretations ever of Carl Orff's 1937 masterpiece.
On tour in the Netherlands.
Concert dates here.

All-in Gaming Ukraine Summit - Kyiv

24 - 25 February 2022
Summit for the gaming industry following the legalisation of gambling in Ukraine.
Eventus International, Kyiv.

More information here.


ICEF Ukraine Focus - Kyiv

21 - 22 March 2022
Meeting between international education and service providers with student recruitment agents from ten Ukrainian cities. 
InterContinental, Kyiv.

More information here.


Invictus Games - The Hague

16 - 22 April 2022
International sports competition for wounded or disabled army personnel, with participants from Ukraine.
Various locations, The Hague.
More information here.
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