September 16, 2018
On the occasion of the Day of Defender of Ukraine, festival under such name will be held in Kyiv

Next festival “History:UA”, dedicated to the Day of Defender of Ukraine, will be held on October 13, 2018, at Taras Shevchenko Park and at Red Building of the National University named after Taras Shevchenko in Kyiv. Festival’s motto is “We do our history a popular”.

Within the framework of the festival, the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory will present art-placards “Military elite of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917–1921”, children table game “UPA – is a response of unconquerable people”, book “Oral history of Ukraine-Russian war”, “Videohistory” project (includes topics such as “How the state being created. Ukrainian Revolution of 1917–1921” and “Ukrainian Insurgent Army fight for what”), as well as light show “History of the Ukrainian Army”.

Within the framework of festival, it is scheduled historical discussions, lectures on military history and exhibitions “UPA – is a response of unconquerable people” and “Warriors. History of the Ukrainian Army”. Also, bookfairs and exhibition of weapon will be organized; playground and several thematic photo zones will function in Shevchenko Park.

The festival will be ended with a big gala-concert with the participation of the renowned Ukrainian musical bands. Also, the participants of project “Songs of war” will perform on festival, where the known artists will sing in duet with the participants of combat actions.

The festival’s culmination will be a light lazer show “History of the Ukrainian Army”, which will show an interactive evolution of Ukrainian army since the time of prince Sviatoslav till up to now.