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Tunnelling Towards Hope

28 February - 6 March 2014

Ukraine History

A Stronghold of Rulers and Rebels

With the recent death toll jumping to nearly 100 and 1,000 injured, Hrushevskoho Street, one of the strongholds of EuroMaidans three-month-long protests, made headlines around the globe. It was here, on 19 January the countrys stand against government corruption, abuse of power, and the violation of human rights turned from peaceful protest to all-out revolution. Having witnessed much over the years, Hrushevskoho is a street with a history, and not only care of recent days.


Ukraine Today
Acelebrity using their status and intelligence to influence public views and opinion is rarely seen in modern society, even less so in Ukraine. Here, the majority of celebs use their time, effort, and money to enhance or further their career rather than put their name to something that can do good for others. However, as EuroMaidan intensifies, some are making themselves heard and they fall either side of the EuroMaidan divide.
It used to be that when rebellion and revolution occurred, the intellectual, creative, and spiritual elite would be front and centre.


Ukrainian Culture

When Walls Can Talk

People have been writing on walls since the dawn of civilisation, we call it graffiti, and ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. Sometimes it is merely the creator wanting to leave his or her mark; sometimes there is an underlying social or political reason. And it is due to the latter that graffiti has exploded across Kyiv in recent months. Anti dictator messages aside, we peel back a few layers of paint to look at graffiti in the city in general.


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    Arena Entertainment
    2-a Baseyna vul.
    Tel.: 492-0000
    Open: from 9.00 till the last visitor leaves
    Spacious and cozy restaurant with European cuisine and micro brewery. 


    2A Velyka Zhytomyrska Street

    11th floor, InterContinental Kyiv

    Tel: 2191919

    Open: Sunday - Wednesday: 6 p.m. 2 a.m. Thursday - Saturday: 6 p.m. 4 a.m.

    Rooftop caviar and champagne bar. Enjoy stunning view of Kiev. b-hush b-cool b-here 



    InterContinental Kyiv Lobby Lounge Bar

    2A Velyka Zhytomyrska Street

    1 st floor, InterContinental Kyiv

    Open: 8:00-2:00

    Enjoy the best coffee in town in a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere. Great selection of whisky. Enjoy an InterContinental high tea every day from 13:00.

    Chateau Brewery
    24 Khreschatyk vul.
    Tel.: 279-3704
    Open: 24 hours
    One of the main attractions are the three cooper vats visible behind large glass walls.

    5-7/29 T. Shevchenko blvd.
    Tel.: 244-1235
    Open: 07.00 - 23.30
    Delicious cuisine, sumptuous interior and breathtaking city panorama.

    1a Grushevskoho vul.
    Tel.: 279-9191
    Open: 11.00 - 23.30
    Wonderful ambience and perfect cuisine will be appreciated by kids of all ages.


    14v Sahaydachnoho vul.
    Tel.: 425-5578
    Open: 24 hours
    Unique restaurant bar designed in the style of a pirate ship, featuring antique relics.

    Deja Vue
    30 B. Khmelnytskoho vul.
    Tel.: 235-9802
    Open: 12.00 - 02.00
    The venue offers appetising menu and live music among other attractions.
    Dno Bit cafe
    45 Prospekt Peremohy
    Tel.: 456-9641
    Open: 11.00 23.00
    The interior is bright and uplifting, boasting a number of musical instruments.


    134 Frunze vul.
    Tel.: 468-3232
    Open: 24 hours
    "Softer than Music". European cuisine with Oriental elements. Full lunch, exceptional dinner and delicious desserts. Wine list.
    147/5 Saksahanskoho vul.
    Tel.: 236-3735
    Open: 12.00 - 24.00
    There is no need to go hunting just visit this special originally decorated grill-restaurant, try excellent grilled meat and fish!


    2, Raisy Okipnoy
    Tel.: 552-5091
    Open: 24 hours
    European and Japanese cuisine, wide selection of wine, breakfast - fourchette.
    51 pr. Chervonozoryany
    Tel.: 248-2423
    Open: from 11.00  till the last visitor leaves
    European and authors cuisine to live music or TV broadcast. Business lunch during weekdays and dance show till the sunrise. 

    Miami Blues
    114 Velyka Vasylkivska vul.
    Tel.: 239-1133
    Open: 24 hours
    The popular and well-known venue in both a hang-out and a quality restaurant.

    Gaming Clubs
    1 Lva Tolstoho vul.
    Tel: 235-80-11
    Sahaidachnoho vul. 23      
    Tel: 425-42-82
    Sports bar, live broadcast of sporting events, sports menu. Gaming machines, roulette, bookmakers.

    6 Prospekt Peremohy
    Tel.: 236-0501 
    Open: 24 hours
    Handily located grill-bar featuring chargrilled meats and vegetarian menu.

    Papa Pizza
    82 Artema vul
    Tel.: 486-7072
    Open: 11.00 - 22.00
    The only real American pizza in the coolest cafe in Kyiv. Home delivery pizza till 23.00.

    forest beer club
    New Obukhiv shose
    28th km Pidgirtsy village
    Partizan-European cuisine featuring a wide variety of Belgium beer. Mini-hotel.Beer in the forest is a spesial pleasure!

    4 Baseyna  vul.
    Tel.: 230-9573
    Open: 11.00 24.00
    The impressive interior features walls adorned with some of Picassos most famous works, the venues sophisticated dishes wonderfully.

    72 Velyka Vasylkivska vul.
    TC "Olimpiyskyi"
    Tel.: 206-8387, 537-7087
    Open: from 12.00 till 24.00
    The first authentic fish restaurant. Great interior and mediterranian show-cuisine.

    Skatert Samobranka
    26 Bohatyrska vul.
    Tel.: 592-0020
    Open: 24 hours
    The venue serving a host and tasty dishes of European cusinie such as laminaria salad with squid and for dessert, stuffed pineapple.

    55 Saksahanskoho vul.
    Tel: 289-2999
    Open: 11.00 - 24.00
    A restaurant with original cuisine. First time in Kyiv a sushi Island with sushi conveyer belt.

    River Palace

    Naberezhne Shose, M. Dnipro
    Tel.: 490-6695
    Open: 17.00 07.00
    Enjoy improved Sports Bar offering Ukrainian and European menu and Live music
    everyday. Special offers for the visitors till 22.00. Wide range of sport events on 7 TV.

    Tato Restaurant
    6/11 Sofyi Perovskoi vul.
    Tel.: 456-1782
    Open: from 12.00 till the last visitor leaves
    Ukrainian, European and Italian cuisine. Business lunch from 12.00 to 16.00
    Club Restaurant Terrace
    60a, b Vozdvyzhenska vul.
    For reservation call: 531-9933
    Open: 12.00-24.00
    Summer prices in Club-Restaurant Terrace. Summer terrace open since 1st of July. Special offer business lunch on the terrace.


    52 Chervonoarmiyska vul.
    Tel.: 287-0490
    Open: from 12.00 till the last visitor leaves
    Unusual interior in the way of wagons and platforms of different styles. Creative cuisine.


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    Ukraine Truth
    Rights We Didnt Know We Had

    Throughout EuroMaidan much has been made of Ukrainians making a stand for their rights. What exactly those rights are were never clearly defined. Ukraine ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1952. The first article of the Declaration states all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, they are endowed with reason and conscience, and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. The ousted and overthrown Ukrainian government showed to the world they dont understand the meaning of these words.

    Kyiv Culture

    Pulling Strings
    Located on Hrushevskoho Street the epicentre of EuroMaidan violence, home to battles, blazes and barricades childrens favourite the Academic Puppet Theatre had to shut down in February. Nevertheless, it is getting ready to reopen this March with a renewed repertoire to bring some laughter back to a scene of tragedy. Operating (not manipulating) puppets is a subtle art that can make kids laugh and adults cry. Whats On meets Mykola Petrenko, art director of the Theatre, to learn more about those who pull the strings behind the show.


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