Join us for a fun-filled afternoon at our Eastern European Celebration Event in Redditch, UK!
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of Eastern Europe. Located at Castleditch Community Centre, this in-person event promises a delightful experience for all. From traditional music and dance performances, to mouthwatering cuisine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to celebrate and learn about the rich heritage of Eastern Europe. Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable day of festivities!
This is family friendly event organised by Centrala and Reimagine Redditch. There will be workshops for children and grown ups, live music, Eastern European food and more!
Event is free but places need to be booked.
3pm Welcomes and introductions
3:10 Ukrainian Children’s Dance Group
3:30 Nadiia Postalotii- singer
3:45 Kalejdoskop- Polish folk band
4:15 MUHA band
During the event there will be 3 kids drop in art and crafts workshops. We will be making Ukrainian Motanka guardian dolls, Eastern European decorations and kids jewellery. All children must be supervised by parents and guardians.
MUHA (Ukraine/UK, based in Nottingham) offers a new tradition in contemporary Eastern European music, influenced by the multicultural society in the UK, the band is a brilliant live act. Entertaining with their musicianship through a sound stemming from eastern roots and engaging audiences through a variety of languages and catchy grooves. Combining the melodic beauty of Eastern European folklore, North Indian Kathak rhythms, Cuban beats and original lyrics they mesmerise with a musical feast rooted in the Slavonic tradition but cultured from the world. MUHA’s musicians come from different walks of life and each one of them combines their expertise to create a truly unique sound. The band formed in 2006 when Ukrainian singer/ songwriter Iryna Muha met a legendary Latvian guitarist Dmitry Fedotov. Together with Louise Clements on bass/kathak vocals and Nikki Mckenzie percussion, MUHA offers an enthralling fusion of Slavonic-rooted music enhanced with rhythms and global folklore narratives.
Nadia Postalotii is a Ukrainian soprano currently undertaking postgraduate study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She says that even though being able to sing a wide range of repertoire in different languages is a crucial part of developing her as a singer, her heart belongs to Ukraine and that Ukrainian music in particular runs in her blood.
Kalejdoskop is a joyful collective of musicians that share a love of Polish Song, Dance and Culture. Violin, Accordion, and a lot of smiles. Led by John Stachula, originally hailing from Silesia, he does a lot of community and professional work in the Midlands. He is a musical facilitator for the Options for Life charity.
Ukraine Dance group ‘’Mirya’’ (dream).Created a year ago by choreographer Yana from Ukraine. Groups practise once per week and learn how to dance traditional Ukraine dances and modern dances. Group includes not only children from Ukraine, but also from Great Britain and Poland.