4 Jun 2024

On the Ukraine Frontline - with Speaker Iryna Starovovt.

On the Ukraine Frontline

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 We see and read about the invasion of the Ukraine at a distance. Now here is a unique opportunity to  hear at first hand its effect on the people, way of life and culture from leading acclaimed Ukraine poet, lecturer and activist, Iryna Starovovt.

Iryna is coming to the Townsend Hall on Tuesday 4th June to share with us a life on the front line and how the Ukrainian people are fighting, not just for their land, but also for their society and traditions.

Born in Lviv, Iryna has represented Ukraine at many high profile events and speaks passionately about the country’s resilience in the face of invasion and fight for freedom, captured in her poetry:

“You see, our wars don’t happen in three days
And people don’t have two lives
We don’t need the legislation of amnesia
On the contrary, we remember with tenacity
Especially for the future”

Currently dividing her time between Ukraine and as visiting Professor at Oxford University, she has accepted Shipston Literary Society’s invitation to talk about the experience of war  and how great grief has brought a flowering of poetry  to express the country’s heartache.

But in line with Ukraine’s hope and optimism, our evening is also a celebration with music and cash bar so we can stand with Ukrainian friends in understanding and support to let them know they are not forgotten.  There will be donations to fund books for Ukrainian children so they don’t lose their heritage.

Townsend Hall, 7.30pm  (doors open 6.45pm). Shipston Literary Society tickets are £8 and we are also inviting people to sponsor a ticket on behalf of a Ukrainian person.




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Shipston Lodge, Armistice Close.

Dementia Friendly Cafe offering tea, coffee, a chat, friendship and support for people living with dementia, carers, family and friends.

Contact Heather & Paul on 01295 688376 or email talkdementia@mail.com.


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Fitsteps FAB

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Age Concern Shipston and District Lunch Club

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