Solidarity for Ukraine is a day full of activities dedicated to supporting the cause of Ukraine. Let’s gather together, show our support and create awareness! All donations from this charity event will go to a non-governmental organization supporting victims of the war.
10:00 – 15:00 Workshops in Trandamperiet 3rd floor (yoga room)
10:00 – 11:00 Yoga class with Rina Shabi
11:15 – 12:15 Dance improvisation class with June Lysjø
12:30 – 13:30 Hula Hoop class with Ho Rockeringdama
13:45 – 14:45 Dance improvisation class with Małgosia Suś
15:30 – 16:30 TALK about Ukraine in 1st floor Hermetikken
Get to know more about Ukraine, its culture, history and the current situation.
Talk is led by Kuba Gurdak.
Invited guests TBA.
The minimum entry donation for the workshops will be 100 NOK/class. Give more if you wish. The workshops are all open level, no previous experience needed, no previous subscription needed. The entry for the talk is free, but there will be a possibility to donate as well.
The Russian invasion began 3 weeks ago and people are forced to flee the country, hide from bombings or go out on the streets to resist the attack. Help coming from different places of the world is allowing them to survive in the occupied country or find new homes abroad.
On the frontlines of the attacked territory mainly medical help is needed.
POLISH MEDICAL MISSION, the organization that the donations will go to, sends transports with medical supplies to hospitals in Ukraine to save the lives of war victims and patients whose evacuation is impossible.
Donations can be made in cash or through Vipps/PayPal apps (and after the event everything will be sent through an international transfer to the Polish Medical Mission account). Payment info will be visible on-site.
The event is organized by Małgosia Suś:
Małgorzata Suś, a Polish dance and performance artist has since November 2021 been based in Lofoten. Her artistic work concerns important environmental and socio-political issues, using movement and poetic language to share awareness about current problems. She has been working in occupied territories such as Palestine (West Bank) and Western Sahara, creating public space performances with local communities. She is a co-creator of the international project The Memory Of Water and lately her work is focused mainly on research on the oceans and education about marine environment protection. However, in the current world situation it feels essential to put focus on Ukraine and use art and culture to share knowledge about the country and the ongoing war.
“Citizens of Poland are extremely active now with helping Ukrainian refugees and the victims who couldn’t leave the occupied territory. Living abroad, I feel an urge to engage in support action here, that’s why I came up with an initiative of organizing this charity event.”