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 Ukrainian among Booker Prize 2013 nominees

Aharon Appelfeld, an Israeli writer and poet who was born in Chernivtsi Oblast,  is one of the finalists of the International Man Booker Prize 2013. The name of the winner will be announced on May 22 at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. The winner will receive a money prize to the sum of £60 000 and additional £15 000 for the book translation. The International Man Booker Prize was founded in 2005. It’s annually given to the best English authors from Great Britain, Ireland and the British Commonwealth. More can be found about Applefeld here.

http://www.seychas.ua/highlife/2013/1/24/news/124324.htm

Random Acts of Kindness Day is coming on Feb. 17.

Epidemic of kindness coming to Ukraine

On Feb. 17, Ukraine is going to celebrate the Random Acts of Kindness Day. The event organizers want to inspire Ukrainians to make good and useful things free of charge. In order to draw attention to the main values of the holiday there will be lots of various actions organized on the whole territory of Ukraine. It’s also expected for presentation a logo of “The Epidemic of Kindness.”

Bilingual tourism catalogues are going to help tourists to learn more about the wonders of Crimea.

Crimea will show and tell about its tourism potential

In 2013, Crimea plans to publish bilingual (Russian and English) catalogues telling more about different kinds of tourism of the peninsula. Thus, it’s going to prepare Hotels and mini-B, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Wellness & SPA, Eco-tourism in Crimea, Gastronomic Tours, ‘Congress Tourism, Children's Rest and Recreation, Active Tourism and an edition dedicated to event tourism as well.

http://www.facenews.ua/news/2013/102357/

On Feb. 5, the director of the selection committee of the University of the Arts (London) will hold free interviews with talented Ukrainian applicants in Kyiv.

Kyiv is sighted by London University of the Arts

On Feb. 5, the director of the selection committee of the University of the Arts (London) will hold free interviews with talented Ukrainian applicants in Kyiv. The interviews are open to students and university entrants, and professionally recognized artists, designers, directors, photographers, and art critics. The selection committee will announce its decision within 30 minutes after the interview started. The ones who go through the interview successfully will be awarded with an official invitation to study at the University. University of the Arts, London is the largest European university in media, film industry, design, ad, communications, fashion, art and arts management. 

http://ridna.ua/2013/01/londonskyj-universytet-mystetstv-provede-v-kyjevi-intervyu-spivbesidu/

Kyiv resident Zhanna Kobylinska initiated the Ukrainian public movement called Open Ukraine in Positive, which can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/145106042272163/.“Good News Ukraine” items can be sent to her at purepen@ukr.netKobylinska has also worked as public relations manager for the www.ukrainecityguide.com Internet portal.

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