The list of April cultural events in Kyiv is full of different festivals, exhibitions and other exciting happenings. After low-key winter season spring brings a lot of outdoor action to the capital of Ukraine. «Destinations» rounds up the most interesting April 2017 cultural events in Kyiv.
Kyiv Coffee Festival
The first weekend of April will fill Kyiv with strong coffee aroma. Kyiv Coffee Festival 3.0. will take place at Platforma Art Zavod on April 1st and 2nd, 2017. Kyiv Coffee Festival is brain child of the Ulichnaya Eda, the biggest Kyiv food festival. The event aims at introducing local coffee enthusiasts to the most recent trends in coffee industry, best Ukrainian coffee shops seasonal special offers. All the visitors will have a chance to attend the national Coffee championship.
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Kyiv Flower Market
Kyiv Flower Market will be the meeting platform for the local flower brands and florists. Here visitors will have a chance to buy bouquets, flower arrangements, pot flowers, interior design items and other flower-related goods.
Kyiv Flower Market also offers workshops, kids’ zone and specially decorated playground, live music from popular DJs, photo zones for beautiful selfies and fun photos. This is also a dog-friendly event.
The Flower Market will take place on April 2 near St. Nicholas Cathedral at «Toronto Kyiv» Complex, which is only 5 min walk from Olimpiyska or Palace Ukraina subway stations.
Ulichnaya Eda Food Festival: Opening of the Season
Once a small, local food festival has now grown into a must visit event in Kyiv for all the local foodies and city’s guests. On the second weekend of April the most popular street food festival of Ukraine will officially start the new season. Previous summer editions of the festival manages to gather together the unbelievable number of 35 thousand guests; this season Ulichnaya Eda Food Festival opt for even more. Best street food vendors from all over the country as well as foreign guests, live gigs from the best musicians and DJs, comfortable lounge zones and enormous amount of delicious food, all these things you will find on April 8-9, 2017 at Platforma Art Zavod (1, Belomorska street, Kyiv).
Theatre HD Spring Season
The British Council Ukraine and CoolConnections art association are excited to announce the Spring Season of “Theatre HD”, which brings the best of British theatre to Ukrainian cinemas.
During April and May the audience will have a chance to see the most popular new staging of the Royal National Theater, the play "Saint Joan" starring Gemma Arterton in one of the most famous plays by Bernard Shaw; production of "Hedda Gabler" by Henrik Ibsen starring Ruth Wilson; "The Threepenny Opera" by Bertolt Brecht with Rory Kinnear; a staging of "No Man's Land" based on the play by Harold Pinter with a brilliant duet of two kings of the scene: Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, as well as "Amadeus", one of the biggest hits of London's theatre season and the premiere production of a comedy "Twelfth Night" starring Greg Temsinas Malvolio.
In addition, Tom Stoppard's brilliant intellectual comedy "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead" staging Daniel Radcliffe in the title role will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017.
Best British plays will be broadcasted in cinemas in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Dnipro, Kherson and Lviv.
All screenings are in English with Ukrainian subtitles.
Timetable and more information can be found here.
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Welcome to America Fest
StreetFest company announces the start of the themed outdoor festival series with the «Welcome to America» fest. Welcome to America fest will take place on April 22, 2017 in Shevchenko Park in Kyiv. The festival will be dedicated to American culture. Here guests will have a chance to learn more about American food, entertainment, find some useful information on how to visit the US, visa information, employment and relocating possibilities etc. The park will be divided into 6 zones: Hollywood (cosplay, movies, workshops), Springfield (lounge zone, food and drinks), New York (education, immigration, financial consultations, visa information, tourism etc.), Miami beach (sports, workshops, healthy foods, sports competitions), Silicon Valley (IT zone, new technologies and science), Disneyland (playgrounds for children, animation, kids entertainment).
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