Yeva Skalietska and Katya Hudson - A Love Letter to Ukraine
Sat 22nd April 2.00 p.m. please book a seat all proceeds from this event will go to Cambridge4Ukraine.
In partnership with Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign Laptops4Learning have distributed over 400 laptops to Ukrainian families settling in Cambridgeshire, this event is close to our hearts.
When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, millions of lives were upended and devastated. On 24th February, 12-year-old Yeva Skalietska was woken to the terrifying sounds of shelling and her beloved Kharkiv home was no longer safe. It was while she and her granny were forced to seek shelter in a damp, cramped basement that Yeva decided to write down her story. In You Don’t Know What War Is, Yeva recorded what happened hour-by-hour as they sought safety and travelled from Kharkiv to Dublin.
At the same time, Katya Hudson, an Illustration student at Kingston University, was desperately trying to make contact with her family in Ukraine – in particular her grandmother who was in the centre of Kyiv. Both a celebration and a lament for Ukraine, Katya’s memoir You Will Feel It in The Price of Bread takes us from idyllic childhood holidays in Crimea to the sickening impact of Putin’s invasion and the anxiety, fear and heartache it has caused.
Join Yeva and Katya to learn how they find hope and resilience in the face of conflict. In conversation with Megan Gibson, executive editor, foreign, New Statesman.
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