The Vigilance for Ukraine event, organized by the Students for Ukraine initiative since Wednesday evening, continues today. Speakers and musicians take turns during the three-day non-stop streaming from the New Stage of the National Theater, transmission can be watched on social networks.
The Srdcovka charity association with Prague 9 is organizing a concert called Srdcovka Ukraine today at 14:00 in the Přátelství na Prosek park. Leona Machálková, Jaroslav Svěcený, Děda Mládek Ilegal Band, Adam Mišík, Support Lesbiens, Post-It, Elvis Presley show or O5 and Radeček will perform at it.
The series of charity events in support of Ukraine was prepared by the Municipal Theaters of Prague at the Comedy Theater. The first concerts, performances, screenings and recitations of anti-war poems prepared by the artists for today will start at 5.30 pm. Admission is voluntary. The selected amount will be sent to the collection Help Ukraine with the Memory of the Nation.
The main point of the program is the screening of the documentary No Shooting in Kiev and the debate Ukraine, what is happening there and how to help it, led by philosopher and publicist Jan Motal and Martin Ocknecht, co-author of the screenplay and employee of the non-profit organization Memory of the Nation, and Marta Burdiak and a translator from Lviv.
An event called Railings for Ukraine! organized today from 16:00 to 18:00 Na zábradlí Theater. At that time, anyone in the foyer of the theater will have access to a microphone so that they can show their support for Ukraine and its people. Together with the actors and other employees of the theater, the audience will be given space for a musical performance, recitation or any other contribution to the topic. The program will also include the opening of an upcoming exhibition of works by Ukrainian artists.
In parallel, a 72-hour-long Stream of Vigil for Ukraine will be broadcast on the third day of the theater foyer. At the event Railings for Ukraine! it will also be possible to bring to the theater the necessary material assistance for Ukrainians fleeing the country – the material collection will be aimed mainly at providing food with a long expiration date and dishes, board games and toys for younger and older children.
The afternoon program will be followed by an evening performance of the production Golden Sixties, dealing with the life of filmmaker Pavel Juráček and capturing, among other things, the period of Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Saturday’s staging of this production was originally supposed to be one of the last, but the theater management decided to keep the title in the light of current events in the repertoire of the Na Zábradlí Theater, a stage connected with key figures of the Czechoslovak path to democracy.