This August bank holiday weekend, you can discover Ukraine at the Old Royal Naval College in a moving light projection. Created by Kyiv-based photographer Yevgen Nikiforov and a Ukrainian team, it explores the rich cultural heritage of a nation currently under attack.
Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed is a projected artwork featuring 56 monumental mosaics, created in the style of many mosaics. It highlights the mosaics that have been destroyed in towns across Ukraine. The poignant piece is being projected onto the Old Royal Naval College at night, from Friday 26th to Monday 29th August, to help ensure that Ukraine’s cultural legacy is remembered.
It’s not the only event taking place at the Old Royal Naval College over the long weekend. On Saturday, the Greenwich Fair takes place in the grounds and in Cutty Sark Gardens. It’s family-friendly and it’s free to attend, so if your stuck for ideas to entertain the kids this could be a winner. You can expect a whole host of street theatre, circus and dance performances.
Discover Ukraine is part of a season of UK/Ukraine culture and the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), which also includes a free talk by Nikiforov at the National Maritime Museum. And for those who’d like to donate the Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund, you can do so here.
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When: 26th – 29th August 2022 at 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm and 10pm (at 15-minute durations)
Where: Lower Ground Square, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN
More info: ornc.org and festival.org