An Evening for Ukraine’s Refugees

[This event happened on 30 March 2022]

In aid of charities in Poland and Moldova giving shelter, food and comfort to refugees fleeing war in Ukraine.

Speeches by the foremost expert on Putin’s Russia Misha Glenny and historian Sir Simon Schama.

Readings by Sinead Cusack and Jeremy Irons.

Music by the Kiva Cello Quartet; with a new arrangement of the Ukrainian National Anthem by Julian Jacobson, which includes passages from the Great Gate of Kiev by Mussorgsky.

Date and time:

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

18:30 – 20:30 BST


The Tabernacle

34-35 Powis Square


W11 2AY

United Kingdom

Organised by The Convention, this event will raise funds for the Wonder Foundation which, with its Polish partners, Panorama and Pontes, will provide long-term support for 600 families over the next year including accommodation for 125, as well as help with employment, education and assimilation to Polish society.

We are also supporting Katalyst, a food business incubator in Moldova that pivoted within hours of the invasion to preparing meals for refugees arriving in Europe’s poorest country, and providing them with food packages, accommodation, work and education.

Meeting the needs of the largest refugee crisis in Europe since 1945 is one of the great challenges of our time. The appalling things being done by Russian forces in Ukraine are in some way being countered by an extraordinary outpouring of generosity and commitment along Europe’s eastern border. After the UK’s shameful initial response, we are extremely glad to be part of this unprecedented effort in Europe. We hope you will be, too.