Australian Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Issue 98, February 2017.
The distance between Ukraine and Australia is nearly 13,000 km, but thanks to the efforts of the Australian Embassy in Ukraine (supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade) and the National Museum of Australia, it seems a lot closer with events like ‘Old Masters’ – Australia’s Great Bark Artists Exhibition. After a highly successful opening in Kyiv, the Australian Embassy is proud to bring the exhibition to Leopolitan art lovers and guests of the city. The official opening takes place on February 17th at the Dzyga Gallery.

The Witty Humour of Les Poderviansky

Issue 98, February 2017.
Lviv’s Lesya Ukrainka Drama Theatre is pleased to present Ukrainian painter, poet, performer, and playwright Les Poderviansky for a witty performance of his epic plays that is sure to both challenge and delight Leopolitans and guests of the city on March 17th.

Google Hash Code 2017

Issue 98, February 2017.
Lviv’s very own StartUp Depot will play host to the Hash Code event, a team-based programming competition organised by Google, on February 23rd. Each round of the competition will see teams attempt to write a program to generate a solution for a problem provided to them.

The Best of Notre Dame de Paris

Issue 98, February 2017.
Lviv’s wonderful Opera & Ballet Theatre will play host to the amazing show and great music of The Best of Notre Dame de Paris (Les meilleures chansons de Notre Dame de Paris) on March 11th. Ukrainian artists will present the famous story of a gypsy girl and the three very different gentlemen that fall in love with her.

Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet Returns to Lviv

Issue 98, February 2017.
The talented dancers of the world-renowned Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet Theatre will return to Lviv’s majestic Opera & Ballet Theatre for two performances on March 6th and 7th. The acrobatic group has captivated millions of fans with their talent and artistry. Each dance represents a different feature from Georgia’s history.

‘Die Schönsten Opernchöre' Concert

Issue 98, February 2017.
Lviv has always prided itself on being one of Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan classical music centres. In recent years, the quality of visiting international performers has risen steadily. On March 14th, the Ukrainian-Austrian K&K Philharmoniker symphony orchestra, alongside Ukrainian National Choir (led by Lviv’s-own choirmaster Vasyl Yatsyniak), will bring their Die Schönsten Opernchöre concert to Leopolitans and guests of the city. The K&K Philharmonic features 70 musicians and performs nearly 100 concerts across Europe each year.

TEDx Lviv Conference

Issue 98, February 2017.
TED is a non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks of less than 20 minutes. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers nearly any topic – from science to business to global issues – in more than 100 languages.

Lviv Wedding Festival 2017

Issue 98, February 2017.
The Lviv Wedding Festival is Western Ukraine’s largest and most established wedding show. The event features wedding specialists, thousands of dresses, entertaining dance shows, various workshops, contests, and feature sessions.

Evenings of French Cinema 2017

Issue 98, February 2017.
Lviv’s love affair with all things French continues this January as the Evenings of French Cinema 2017 Festival returns to the city for a 12th time thanks to Arthouse Traffic, the French Institute in Ukraine, and Credit Agricole Bank.

New Possibilities in Banking with Credit Agricole

Issue 98, February 2017.
Credit Agricole Bank opened MNC Desk - a specialized branch for corporate business in Lviv (11 Hnatyuka St.) at the end of January 2017. Larysa Bondarieva, Management Board Member of Credit Agricole Bank told Lviv Today about the branch’s services and new possibilities for clients.

Volleyball

Issue 98, February 2017.
The top two teams in Ukraine’s Volleyball Super League faced each other on February 3-4 when Lokomotiv Kharkiv took on Lviv’s first-place Barkom-Kazhany. Lviv’s team leads the standings with 62 points from 22 matches, while Kharkiv sits in second with 53 points.

Ukraine’s Winter Cycling Championship

Issue 98, February 2017.
Lviv played host to the Ukraine Winter Cycling Championships from January 30th to February 2nd. The event featured more than 250 cyclists of several different ages competing in individual and team races in different qualification groups.

Lviv Trophy 2017

Issue 98, February 2017.
The IIHF-standard Novoyavorivsk Ice Palace, located just outside of Lviv, played host to the Lviv Region Open Cup figure skating Lviv Trophy 2017 competition on January 27th-28th. The event attracted over 300 skaters from 11 regions of Ukraine, as well as athletes from Belarus and Moldova.

Lviv’s Finest Athletes

Issue 98, February 2017.
Fencers Ksenia Panteleyeva and Anfisa Pochkalova and judoka Stanislav Goruna take home National Olympic Committee honours as the best athletes in the Lviv region. The National Olympic Committee of the Lviv Region selected its athletes of the month for January 2017 and November 2016 recently. The talented recipients include judoka Stanislav Goruna and fencers Ksenia Panteleyeva and Anfisa Pochkalova.

Credit Agricole Bank – To be exactly where our customers are

Issue 98, February 2017.
Credit Agricole Bank’s MNC Desk – the first specialized branch for international corporate business clients in the Western region – was officially opened in Lviv on 26 January. To celebrate, Lviv’s House of Scientists played host to a festive reception attended by CEO of Credit Agricole Bank Jean-Paul Piotrowski, Management Board Member of Credit Agricole Bank Larysa Bondarieva, representatives of Lviv City Council, and bank’s current and potential partners and clients.

Sweet Anniversary of Confiserie JUST

Issue 98, February 2017.
French confectionary JUST, located on the 3rd floor of Forum Lviv, recently celebrated their first anniversary in style. Guests of the festive event were treated to a variety of delicious sweets and exquisite sparkling wine. The highlight of the event came when the spectacular Author’s Cake – a culinary masterpiece crafted specifically for the occasion – was presented to the lucky eventgoers.

The BMW 5-Series Comes to Lviv

Issue 98, February 2017.
Aria Motors, Lviv’s official BMW dealership, unveiled the new seventh generation BMW 5-series business sedan at their dealership on February 10th. The model is powered by the Bavarian brand’s latest technologies – improved eco-safe dynamics, maximum driver assistance systems, full network integration, and innovative system control.

Artistic Masterpieces on Display

Issue 98, February 2017.
Starting from February 1st the Lviv Art Gallery plays host to a spectacular and rather extraordinary exhibition dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Lviv National Art Academy. From its first day in 1946, the academy encouraged creative experiments, original technology, and conceptual visions of young Ukrainian artists.

Honorary Consulate for the Republic of Austria in Lviv

Issue 98, February 2017.
Lviv festively celebrated the reopening of the Honorary Consulate for the Republic of Austria on February 10th. The event attracted many influential politicians, including: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Austria to Ukraine Ms. Hermine Poppeller, Austrian Embassy Defence Affairs Attache Erich Simburger; Austrian Embassy Commercial Counselor Hermann Ortner; Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum Andreas Karabaczek; Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi.

Opera with an Arabian Twist

Issue 98, February 2017.
Leopolitans and guests of the city were treated to a very special musical event on February 2nd when the Lviv Philharmonic Theatre hosted the Alcantara II concert, featuring Jordanian soprano Zeina Barhoum. The opera star has already sung at the best opera houses in Vienna, London, Paris, Rome, and across Europe before making her debut in Ukraine. In Lviv, she performed alongside Syrian tenor Bassem Alkhouri and the Lviv Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra directed by Italian Lorenzo Tazzieri.

Lviv Celebrates Chinese New Year

Issue 98, February 2017.
Celebrating China’s Lunar New Year has become a well-established tradition for Leopolitan fans of Oriental culture. This year, Leopolitans and guests of the city were delighted by events organised by the Lanhua Cultural Research Centre of Ukraine and China.

Akurat: Top-Notch Culinary Choices

Issue 98, February 2017.
Ruslan Sorochinskiy – the brand chief at holding Akurat – shared his culinary story with Lviv Today and gave a couple of tasty tips.

Akurat: Top-Notch Culinary Choices

Issue 98, February 2017.
Ruslan Sorochinskiy – the brand chief at holding Akurat – shared his culinary story with Lviv Today and gave a couple of tasty tips.