Leader of London Contemporary Orchestra Galya Bisengalieva performs at Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall

Ten photos from the Southbank Centre’s Slava Ukraini fundraiser

On Tuesday night the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall hosted Slava Ukraini - a specially curated night of music, poetry and spoken word.

In solidarity with the people of Ukraine and to support the Ukrainian community in London, the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall hosted Slava Ukraini - a specially curated night of music, poetry and spoken word.

Slava Ukraini featured a line-up of Ukrainian and British classical and contemporary musicians.

Performers included Kyiv-born Yuriy Yurchuk, Kharviv-born pianist Dinara Klintonl, mezzo-sopranos Kseniia Nikolaieva and Rozanna Madylus, Kazakh-British violinist Galya Bisengalieva and Rivne-born clarinettist Stefan Bulyha. The London Contemporary Orchestra also performed live, as well as producers Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams.

Ukrainian writers on the Slava Ukraini line-up included historian Dr Olesya Khromeychuk, author and writer Andrey Kurkov and poet, writer and essayist Serhiy Zhadan.

The night also included readings by Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning actor Ben Whishaw, Emmy-nominated actress Maisie Williams, Tony Award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce and Olivier Award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson.

Their readings included poetry by Odessa-born Ilya Kaminsky and screenwriter and playwright Lyuba Yakimchuk and poet, essayist and translator Ostap Slyvynsky.

All net proceeds and all further funds raised last night will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC’s) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

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