As part of the city’s festivities scheduled to mark the 29th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence, and on Ukraine’s Flag Day, the Creative Festival “With Ukraine in Our Hearts” took place in Kyiv’s Taras Shevchenko Park, organized for families with kids and for youth by the Youth and Sports Department of the Kyiv City State Administration, United World Cultures Foundation (UWCF), Ukrainian Coordination Centre for Raising Legal Awareness, Pause to Play Animation Studio, Ukrainian Youth Law Assembly, and TV project “ZirkaFest”. The festival was supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, Shevchenkivskyi District State Administration in Kyiv, State Enterprise Centre for the Protection of Ukraine’s Information Space, and Kyiv Patrol Police Office of the Patrol Police Department.
The festival could boast a varied programme featuring diverse cultural and entertaining events, in particular:
• Holiday concert with performances by talented children and youth – participants of TV project “ZirkaFest”, students of Katapulta Art Music School, and music bands ROGI and Karma Lamara
• Interactive lecture with the virtual exhibition of Ukrainian inventions in augmented reality by Nikita Kravtsov, animator, author, holder of the Award of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for the Outstanding Achievements of Youth in the Development of Ukraine and the Award of the Kyiv City Mayor for the Outstanding Achievements of Youth in the Development of Ukraine’s Capital – Hero City of Kyiv
• Diverse exhibitions, master classes, photo locations, animators, and many other entertainments from the festival’s sponsors.
Adults and youngsters could take part, free of charge, in all kinds of fun activities arranged by the festival’s organizers and partners at separate locations, and the most active participants received presents from the organizers.
The highlight of the entire event was the drawing exhibition “Talking Map” having on display the brightest artworks from the All-Ukrainian drawing and photo contest “What Ukraine Means to Me” dedicated to Ukraine’s Independence Day. You can find more information about this contest on the UWCF website in our other publications.
We would like to thank the festival’s partners and sponsors: Voda UA, a supplier of Carpathian high-mountain spring mineral water; Stul Naprokat, furniture rentals for all occasions; Def C a core business company of the Intecracy Group consortium that implements projects related to the production and use of unmanned aerial vehicle systems in the defence and civil sectors; Lucky Gamaky a producer of the largest hammocks in Ukraine.
Our special thanks also go to the event’s host Bohdan Volkovynskyi and all our volunteers!