Ukrainian Day Celebrations

Celebrate the Vibrant Spirit of Ukraine at The Atkinson!

Mark your calendars! We’re excited to host a day-long celebration of Ukrainian culture and resilience at The Atkinson. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Ukrainian traditions through music, dance, art, and culinary delights.


Please note. All of the practical workshops are first come first served. You may be expected to wait until a space becomes available.

Meet & Greet and Korovai

Step into a world of vibrant colours, rich customs, and authentic warmth.. This is an invitation to connect with the heart of Ukrainian culture, enveloped in the company of charming ladies adorned in stunning traditional dress and sharing the symbolic bounty of Korovai (the traditional braided bread).

10:30am – 10:45pm
Ukrainian Choir

Each note carries a story – of ancient traditions, unwavering spirit, and the unwavering hope for a brighter future.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Coffee Morning
📍Theatre Bar

Warm your hands and perk up your spirit with a steaming mug of coffee or a soothing cup of tea whilst diving into a tempting array of freshly baked cakes, scones, muffins, and cookies, all lovingly prepared by our community bakers. Bring a cake, bake a cake, enjoy a cake! All donations go to the Red Cross Ukrainian Appeal.

11.00am – 1:30pm
Traditional Ukrainian Fairy Story and Crafts
📍Southport Children’s Library

Embark on a heartwarming Ukrainian folktale: Meet brave characters, overcome challenges with wit and courage, and discover the magic that lives within us all with a craft activity for little ones!

11:30am – 1.00pm
Varenyky (dumpling) Making Workshop
📍Museum Landing

More than just a delicious meal, varenyky are a cultural cornerstone, filled with stories passed down through generations. In this hands-on experience, you’ll become a culinary storyteller yourself, learning the art of creating these delightful pockets of joy.

12:30pm – 2:30pm
Motanka Doll Workshop
📍Museum Landing

Dive into the rich history of Motanka dolls, their symbolic meanings, and the ancient rituals woven into their creation. Master the art of crafting a Motanka using simple materials like cloth, thread, and natural fibers. No sewing experience needed!

All Events

Saturday 3 FebruaryUkrainian Day Celebrations
Saturday 10 FebruaryUkrainian Workshops Day
Saturday 17 FebruaryHeart & Hands: A Day of Ukrainian Arts & Crafts
Saturday 24 FebruaryPetrykivka Painting: A Ukrainian Folk Art Workshop

This event is part of the exhibition programme for:

Echoes of Ages: Ukraine’s Storied Past and Indomitable Spirit

3 – 24 February 2024
Mon-Sat. 10am-4pm. Free entry. (Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays)

«Слава Україні! Героям Слава!»

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