Please, join our Ukrainian community to mark the 32nd anniversary of Ukraine`s independence Saturday, 26 August 2023.
Preston Park (Clock tower location)
4 p.m.-8 p.m.
The event is open to all.
There is no entry fee or pre-booking.
We will have a variety of free and fundraiser activities, music, fun, workshops, a kid`s zone, and more.
What is the Independence Day of Ukraine?
This year we will mark 32 years of Ukraine as a sovereign state and hundreds of years of fighting for freedom. Independence Day is very important to all Ukrainians of the world, as the ongoing war has in mind to erase our country from the map and our national identity from our hearts.
Our national anthem says, "Ukraine's glory and freedom/will have not yet perished", and all Ukrainians are living examples of these ancient words.
Each day brings our community a lot of grief and sorrow as Ukrainian cities are under attack and Ukraine loses the lives of its Sons and Daughters daily.
One might say that now is not the best time to celebrate as the war continues. But it is our way to prove that we are alive, our spirit is strong, and we are working, each in their place, to bring peace to our land.
What is in the programme?
You`ll meet our resilient, diverse, creative, talented, and strong community. You`ll hear Ukrainian music, both traditional and modern. Some of them are well-known, such as Stefaniya Eurovision hit, and some are loved in Ukraine but rarely known abroad there will be many songs born in the last two years.
Live Music - main stage
16:00 - 17:00 - The Soul of Ukraine - Various performers concert ( Kolo choir, Anastasiya Bohdanova, Iryna Korolenko, Ihor Grohotskiy, Veronika Golenko and others)
17:05 - 17:20 - Ukrainian Voises choir
17:25 - 17: 40 - Dina Shenderetska & Iryna Korolenko
17:45 - 18:15 - Rick Bonner - professional sax player from Eastbourne.
18:20 - 18:50 - Ihor Grohotskiy - Voice of Ukraine 2014 winner
----------- 18:55 - 19:20 - Tombola winners announcement
19:20 - 20:00 - Dance music - Various performers
Ukrainian Dance class with live music- the second stage
17:00 - 19:00 - Ukrainian Dance class by Ukrainian Folk Dancing Group of Adur Ukraine Support Association
Food & Craft
Craft workshops - polymer clay (from 11 years), embroidery & diamond painting for kids (5-12).
The net of protection - the craft of protective net for field hospital
Message for Ukraine - living art project.
You may get tombola tickets from the tombola stall during the event
18:55 - 19:20 Tombola winners announcement
Ukrainian history exhibition
Ukrainian community of Brighton and Hove info zone
Please, be advised that children should be accompanied by adults at all times. Unaccompanied children will not be able to attend kids' attractions.
We thank all our friends and partners for the continuous support and making the event possible: