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Slava Ukraini

PAST EVENT
Tue 22 Mar 2022, 8pm
Royal Festival Hall
Classical music
£25
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Join us in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and London’s Ukrainian community at a specially curated night of music, poetry and spoken word.

Slava Ukraini features writers Olesya Khromeychuk, Andrey Kurkov and Serhiy Zhadan, music from Jon Hopkins with Leo Abrahams and musicians from the London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames, and readings by actors Ben Whishaw, Jonathan Pryce, Juliet Stevenson and Maisie Williams, including poetry by Ilya Kaminsky.

The line-up of Ukrainian and British guests attending in person and via live link-up from Ukraine also includes Ukrainian classical musicians Yuriy Yurchuk, Kseniia Nikolaieva, Dinara Klinton, Rozanna Madylus and Stefan Bulyha.

All net proceeds from the event and all further funds raised on the evening will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

DEC brings together the UK’s leading aid charities to respond to humanitarian crises. 13 of DEC’s member charities are working directly, or through their local partners, on the ground in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries to help refugees fleeing the conflict.

Slava Ukraini is organised in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute, and supported by the British Council.

Performers
  • Andrey Kurkov
  • Ben Whishaw
  • Dinara Klinton
  • Galya Bisengalieva
  • Jon Hopkins with Leo Abrahams
  • Jonathan Pryce
  • Juliet Stevenson
  • Kseniia Nikolaieva
  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • Maisie Williams
  • Olesya Khromeychuk
  • Robert Ames
  • Rozanna Madylus
  • Serhiy Zhadan
  • Stefan Bulyha
  • Yuriy Yurchuk
Repertoire
  • Ukrainian Folk Song: Oh, the geese were flying
  • Saint-Saëns: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix from Samson et Dalila
  • Igor Poklad: Smile my fate (old Ukrainian song)
  • Giordano: Nemico della Patria from Andrea Chénier
  • Bryce Dessner: Aheym for string quartet
  • Lysenko: The Dnieper River Rages
  • Ukrainian Folk Song: Moon in the Sky
  • Hubarenko: Aria for clarinet & piano
  • Valentin Silvestrov: Andantino (2nd movement) from Sonata for violin & piano (Post scriptum)
  • Havrylets: Chorale for strings
  • : Interspersed with poetry & readings

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 16+

You can donate directly to the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal online or by text.
Make a donation

Donate £10* by texting SC to 70150

*Texts cost £10 plus the standard network charge, and the whole £10 goes to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. You must be 16 or over – please ask the bill payer's permission. For full terms and conditions and more information go to dec.org.uk

The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall at 7.15pm: pre-concert performance by the Playing for Peace Orchestra. Admission free to ticket holders.

Dates & times

Tue 22 Mar 2022, 8pm
Approximate run time: 1 hour 30 mins.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

Price

Standard entry £25

Concessions 25%* *Limited availability. Read about concessions.

All net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

Tickets can only be sold through the Southbank Centre and our authorised agents, and can't be resold. You can return your tickets to the Southbank Centre for a credit voucher up to 48 hours before the event. Tickets resold on any third-party platforms will become invalid.

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Venue

Royal Festival Hall

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The Royal Festival Hall is open to all for access to the Level 2 foyers and toilets, Level 1 and Changing Places toilets, the National Poetry Library, Skylon, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Southbank Centre Shop and Members' Lounge at the following times:

*The Royal Festival Hall is open Mon & Tue, 10am – 6pm**; Wed – Sun, 10am – 11pm.

**On event days, the Royal Festival Hall building remains open until the end of the event.

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Frequently asked questions

Toilets

Toilets, including accessible toilets, are open on Level 2 of the Royal Festival Hall. 

Cloakroom

There's a cloakroom in the Blue Side Foyer, Level 4, Royal Festival Hall. It’s £1 per item, card only. The cloakroom opens about an hour before ticketed events, and closes around 15 minutes after the performance ends. It can be accessed via Lifts 4 & 5, Blue Side, Royal Festival Hall.

Any sized item can be left in our cloakroom, including fold-away bicycles. We don’t accept non-folding bicycles. Items must be collected on the same day they are stored. From time to time, the cloakroom may not be available. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the auditorium of the Royal Festival Hall or the Queen Elizabeth Hall, or into the Hayward Gallery, so please leave large bags at home.

Items are left in our cloakrooms at the owner’s risk, and we cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage, from any cause, to these items.

We're cash-free

Please note that we're unable to accept cash payments across our site. 

Booking wheelchair positions

When booking a wheelchair position in the Royal Festival Hall for large motorised wheelchairs (more than 65cm wide), please book in the rear stalls or side stalls. Boxes aren't able to accommodate larger wheelchairs due to limited space. If you have any queries, please contact [email protected] or call 020 3879 9555.

Entering the hall

For level access to the Royal Festival Hall from the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road, please use the Southbank Centre Square Doors. The JCB Glass Lift is situated at this entrance and will take you to all floors. All floors are accessible from the main foyer on Level 2. If you need further assistance, our Visitor Assistants are here to help you.

You can also use the external lift near the Artists' Entrance on Southbank Centre Square to reach Mandela Walk, Level 2. 

We welcome wheelchair users and guide companion dogs. 

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More about Access & facilities

Parking

Blue Badge holders and those with access requirements can be dropped off on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road (the road between the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery).

There are four Blue Badge parking spaces available for visitors located on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and are free to use. You must display your Blue Badge as you enter the site. Vehicles that do not display a Blue Badge are refused entry.

Blue Badge parking at National Theatre

Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting the Southbank Centre can be found at the National Theatre car park (330 metres). If you are visiting the Hayward Gallery, just take your badge and car park ticket to the Ticket Desk in the gallery foyer for validation before you leave.

Please note: when the National Theatre building is closed (on Sundays, and on days without performances) there is no step-free access from the car park. Please contact the National Theatre directly to check before travelling. Call 020 7452 3961 or email [email protected]

Alternative parking is available nearby at the APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park (490 metres), subject to charges.

Blue Badge parking at APCOA Cornwall Road

Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting the Southbank Centre can also be found at the South Bank Car Park – APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park. Just take your badge and car park ticket to the parking attendant office at the entrance to the car park for validation before you leave.

A drop-off point at the Royal Festival Hall (30 metres) has been created for visitors who are unable to walk from alternative car parks.

Our Access Scheme

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