Ivana Kupla Celebration

July 7th 2018, Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

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Join us at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve for the second year of Ivana Kupala summer celebration – based on the traditional Ukrainian folk midsummer celebration. The evening will include musical performances, fire, Ukrainian food, crown making, a herbal tea ceremony, moth calling, art installations, morning dew exchange and fern flower search.
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This event is family friendly & open to everyone!
Authentic Ukranian Food and Botanical Cocktails on sale throughtout the event.
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£2 Online / £3 On the Door
Kids Under 12 – FREE
Tickets can be found here!
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Collaborators include…
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Martina Schwarz is a London-based musician, composer-songwriter & performer. Martina has won the National Accordion Composers Competition twice (“Sweet Trouble” in 2006 and “Rapid Eye Movements” in 2009).
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Merlyn Driver is a musician and singer from Orkney – a small group of islands in the north of Scotland. Trained in ethnomusicology, Merlyn makes music that reflects his exposure to Celtic folk as well as his passion for nature and different musical traditions from around the world.
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Olha Pryymak’s current body of work originates in the fascination with folklore surrounding herbs and medicine. For this participatory performance Olha invites the participants to climb inside a provisional healer’s hut to have a cup of tea made from the medicinal plants just harvested off the meadow. This project stems from an ongoing performances/social sculptures held at the artist’s studio or gallery, and is going to be documented in text or video.
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Vanessa Von Heydebreck creates sculptural collages by making photographic images three-dimensional while simultaneously flattening the function of objects.
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Yva Jung is a visual artist based in London. Jung’s practice is temporal, site-specific and performative. Jung will be presenting the samples of morning dew collected specifically on Monday mornings throughout 2017. The samples will be available for sale in exchange for stories, poems and songs about Monday.
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More artists to be announced!