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On Thursday 25 and Friday 26 April 2019, we host Depicting Donbas: Creative and critical responses to the war in Ukraine. Depicting Donbas is a series of three events over two days exploring how artists across genres are responding to the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region.

On Thursday 25 April from 6-7:30pm we host Ukrainian writers Iryna Shuvalova, Iryna Starovoyt, and Olena Styazhkina for a reading and discussion of their works. The reading will take place at UCL's School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

On Friday 26 April from 10am-4:45pm we hold a symposium at Birkbeck School of Arts featuring presentations and discussion with Ukrainian writers, theatre artists, photographers, filmmakers and academics on the role of creative practice during times of conflict. Click here for more on speakers and details of the programme.

Following the symposium on 26 April from 7-9pm our Centre for Contemporary Theatre presents a documentary theatre performance from Ukraine's Theatre of Displaced People written and performed by Alik Sardarian and Natalia Vorozhbyt, directed by Georg Genoux.

The reading, the symposium, and the evening performance are all free and open to the public. Registration is required. Symposium participants will be given priority for attendance at the evening performance on 26 April. Separate tickets for the performance will be released at a later date pending availability.

For more info please contact the conference organisers Molly Flynn (Birkbeck) and Uilleam Blacker (UCL).

Depicting Donbas is made possible with support from Birkbeck Research Centres Collaboration Fund, UCL Octagon Small Grants, Birkbeck School of Arts Strategic Research Fund, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community, and Birkbeck Institute for Gender and Sexuality.


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