17 January 2006

London, UK

Registration: 18:00
Dinner: 18:30 - 20:30

Christmas celebrations in Ukraine last from 6 January, when families have traditional Christmas Eve supper, to 19 January, the day of Vodohrestya (baptism by water) epitomising the tradition of christening in waters of river Jordan. The UBCC would like to give its members an opportunity to celebrate Christmas one more time before the festive season is over.

The Ukrainian Christmas Reception will take place at the Embassy of Ukraine, 60 Holland Park, London W11 3SJ.  In the programme:

- festive greetings from the Embassy of Ukraine and from the UBCC Board of Directors
- introduction to Ukrainian Christmas customs
- traditional Ukrainian Christmas cuisine
- live performance of Ukrainian Christmas carols and music

Admission is by invitation only.

Cost of attending the event:
UBCC members (including Young City Club members): free
Non-members: £29 per person

Please respond by 6 January 2006 to info@ubcc.co.uk or by post to the Ukrainian-British City Club at Millennium Bridge House, 2 Lambeth Hill, London EC4V 4AJ if you would like to attend the Ukrainian Christmas Reception.
Due to the limited capacity of the venue, the invitations will only be guaranteed to Patrons and Sponsors of the UBCC. The remaining invitations will be allocated on the first come first served basis. The UBCC members will receive an invitation immediately upon responding to this email (subject to availability). The invitations for non-members will be allocated only upon receipt of the payment. The payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer; for details see http://www.ubcc.co.uk/eng/Join_Us.aspx .
Any non-members who join the UBCC before 6 January 2006 will be entitled to attend the Ukrainian Christmas Reception free of charge.

The Ukrainian-British City Club is a non-profit organisation set out in the United Kingdom for promotion of trade and business between Ukraine and the United Kingdom. The initiative to create such an entity belongs to a group of the young Ukrainian professionals in the fields of investment banking, law, accounting, marketing and the information technology who are settled in the United Kingdom. The initiative has support of the Ukrainian Embassy in London, the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain and John Grogan, Member of the House of Commons with long-standing interest in Ukraine.
For the details of membership, sponsorship and patronship benefits, and how to become a member of the UBCC, please see our website on www.ubcc.co.uk. If you wish to become a sponsor or a patron of the UBCC, please contact Taras Chaban on +44 207 475 1512, email taras.chaban@ubcc.co.uk, or Irina Tymczyszyn on +44 207 429 6168, email irina.tymczyszyn@ubcc.co.uk