The Festival d’Automne à Paris to start September, 13

The Festival d’Automne à Paris to start September, 13

The Festival d’Automne à Paris (Paris Autumn Festival) is a festival of contemporary arts, embracing and combining different art forms. The Festival presents works that stand as references, involving approaches of an experimental nature by, inter alia, commissioning artists to create original works. Every year, from September to December, the Festival features over fifty events attracting a total audience of more than 100 000. The Festival d’Automne à Paris was founded in 1972 by Michel Guy,…

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Free Latin Fest to held in Kyiv

Free Latin Fest to held in Kyiv

July 8th Latin Dance Open Air Kiev and Casa De Ritmo unveils Free Latin Fest that will take place in Shevchenko Park for all fans of salsa, bachata, kizomba, zouk, stretching, reggeaton, lady style.  Beginning of open air dance workshops – at 16:30. The spectacular performances of professional Ukrainian coaches of Latin American dances and their talented students are waiting for the guests of the event from 20:00 to 22:00.   Take rugs (mats), comfortable shoes and…

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EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

European Union member states endorsed visa liberalization for Ukraine on May 11, clearing the final hurdle for Ukrainian citizens to travel to the EU’s Schengen Area without a visa. Representatives of the European Council and the European Parliament are now expected to rubber-stamp the decision in Strasbourg on May 17, with the visa-free regime due to enter into force on June 11. The decision will apply to all Ukrainian citizens who have biometric passports. They…

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Eurovision 2017 launches in Kiev

Eurovision 2017 launches in Kiev

The opening Ceremony event which took place in Kyiv, the Mariyinsky Palace last Saturday. The event kicked off at 16:00 CET where the 42 countries as well as the 3 hosts. The show was broadcast online and featured a mixture of 3 different interviewers, the parade of the artists and the release of the Eurovision balloons carrying the flags of the 42 participating countries.  The red carpet ceremony will be followed by two dress rehearsals of…

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UberX launches in Kharkiv

UberX launches in Kharkiv

Californian start-up Uber launches a new ridesharing service in Kharkiv, that could see (almost) anyone become a chauffeur. The Uber start fee costs 17UAH, 1 km – 4.0UAH. The minimum trip – 25UAH. The Uber service has already been successfully launched in Kiev, Odessa, Lviv and Dnipro. Uber was launched in 2009. The company develops and operates the Uber mobile app, which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to…

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Festival of India in Ukraine to held from March to October, 2017

Festival of India in Ukraine to held from March to October, 2017

A Festival of India is being organized in Ukraine from March – October, 2017. The Festival will showcase diverse Indian culture, i.e. classical and folk dances, music, Rangoli Exhibition, Mango and Film Festivals, Seminars on Yoga and Think-Tank and Fashion Week in different cities of Ukraine, namely, Kyiv, Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Lviv, Ivano Frankivsk, Poltava and Ternopil. Following events will be showcased: 1. Kathak Dance by Vidha Lal Group from 8-14 March, 2017 2. Folk…

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The Eiffel Tower in the colors of Paris 2024

The Eiffel Tower in the colors of Paris 2024

For the submission of the third and final application file of Paris’ bid for the 2024 Olympics Games, the Eiffel Tower was adorned with Olympic colors on Friday, February 3rd. This illumination allowed Paris 2024 Organizing Committee to present the slogan of the Parisian bid: “Made for Sharing”. Indeed, this Olympic bid emphasises notions like sharing, open-mindness and internationalim. Its official slogan is thus in english, with a declination in french: “Venez partager”. The illumination…

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Ukrainians to travel visa-free to the EU in mid-June

Ukrainians to travel visa-free to the EU in mid-June

The European Parliament has reached an informal agreement with the Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union to grant Ukrainians visa-free travel to the European Union. Under the newly struck deal, Ukrainian travellers with biometric passports will be authorised to enter the EU for up to 90 days during a 180 day-period. EU ambassadors this week confirmed the agreement, which will need to be formally approved by the EU Parliament and adopted by…

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