A concert to celebrate Ukrainian culture and refugees’ integration into Buckinghamshire featured a unique live art performance.
Bridging Cultures: Ukrainian Hearts in British Hands took place at The Hub in Chalfont St Peter on Friday, October 13.
The concert was organised by Tania Orlova, who moved to Chalfont St Peter with her family from their native Kyiv in April 2022 to escape the conflict in Ukraine.
Tania now coordinates community action for the charity Community Impact Bucks to support Ukrainian refugees living in Buckinghamshire.
Tania began by welcoming the audience with a heartfelt speech.
She said: “As many of you know, these are trying times for Ukraine. Yet, even amidst adversity, the spirit of culture, music and unity remains unbroken. Tonight, we aim to bring you a slice of that spirit.”
Audience members were treated to music from violinist Yuriy Soroka and pianist Olha Solonets, a quiz about Ukrainian culture hosted by Tania, songs performed by siblings Zlata and Sava, and a unique live art performance by Ukrainian artist and writer Alexandra Dikaya, accompanied by Maria Yaremak.
Alexandra’s painting of a Ukrainian folk goddess, known as Berehynia, was completed in only six minutes on stage and was auctioned for £450.
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