Wed, May 10, 2017, 18:00 – 20:00
The Pitt Building, Cambridge, CB2 1RP
Free with prior booking. Book your tickets here
The Annual Cambridge Vsesvit Evening was begun in 2011 to celebrate the art of literary translation and the mission of the journal Vsesvit (The Universe), the oldest active literary journal in Ukraine. Founded in 1925 by Oleksandr Dovzhenko, Vasyl’ Blakytnyi, and Mykola Khvyl’ovyi, the journal has translated over 4,000 works from 98 literatures of the world into the Ukrainian language.
The Vsesvit Evening consists of artistic performances and literary readings of texts in the original language(s) and in English translation. The readings are performed by the students and academic staff of Cambridge’s Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages. Languages read to date include Belarusian, Irish, Chinese, Lithuanian, French, German, Russian, Polish, Hebrew, Italian, Georgian, Armenian, Turkish, Catalan, and Yiddish.
To mark the centenary of 1917 and the revolutionary period, the 2017 Cambridge Vsesvit Evening will explore the theme ‘Two Souls of Revolution’ with a special performance and presentation by Mikhai Tymoshenko and Kyrylo Horishnyi, the minds behind the first graphic novel based on a work of Ukrainian literature, Ivan Franko’s Heroi ponevoli. It will also feature readings of poems by Vasyl Chumak, Pavlo Tychyna, Vladimir Maiakovskii and more.