Kupala Festival | Ukrainian Fundraiser Solstice Celebration

Kupala Festival of participatory art is returning to the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve to celebrate midsummer on 23 June 2024.

Kupala is a pre-Christian celebration of nature’s peak flourish on the shortest night of the year observed in Northern and Eastern Europe.

This year’s festival is co-curated with ЗБІРКА and ШЩЦ focusing on participation in social-making workshops and music.


Please keep in mind that 100% of the profit will be redirected to support SEEDS for Ukraine, an organisation helping people of Ukraine affected by the war to grow more food in their private gardens.


The workshops will run between 3:30 and 7 PM, on a drop-in basis. There will be multiple rounds of workshops, the estimated duration of 1 round is 20 to 30 minutes.

3 PM Doors open - Music, bar, food, market.

3:30-6:30 PM LINOCUT PRINTING STATION | w zbirka fav hand printing tutor Veronika Prykhodko

who will offer you an opportunity to create your own Kupala-themed print.

4-7 PM FLOWER CROWN MAKING | w artist Eleonora Lushchyk

Workshop making a ritual floral crown.

4:30-6:30 PM HILTSE-KUPALA TREE DECORATION | w artist Marysya Rudska

Ruzhi/flower pin making with crepe paper.

5-6 PM SINGING CIRCLE | w singer and bandura player Eka — certified Body Voice Therapist

The session of voice practice and breathwork will be based on body psychotherapy, concluded with a Kupala song.

6-7:30 PM TEA | w gongfu cha enthusiast Serhii Povisenko.

Low-key tea ceremony.


19:00-21:30 MUSIC curated by ШЩЦ.

FOOD AND DRINKS will be available at the venue.


The event is fully accessible, including step free access toilet. You an find more information on the site here.


The event will be held in English, translation into Ukrainian will be available upon request


Donation-based entrance.

Donations above £15 to participate in all workshops.

©2024 Bethnal Green Nature Reserve Trust