Issue 1, May 2008

Issue 1, May 2008

Rock Rave on Wet Monday

Issue 1, May 2008.
‘Zhest’ Rock Festival, April 20 from 17.00, Kiev Cinema (8, Shevchenko Avn.) Lviv has a thriving underground music scene with plenty of fans of hard rock and other metal-related genres, and every spring just after Easter the rock community gathers for the annual Zhest festival, which attracts the best of local talent alongside some regional guest stars.

Lviv is my Inspiration!

Issue 1, May 2008.
Thanks to her 2004 Eurovision Song Contest victory Ruslana is probably the most famous Ukrainian recording artist in the world, with a fan base in all five continents and regular concert tours throughout Europe, Asia and North America. However, despite the excitement of international fame, she remains a patriotic Lvivyanka at heart who is passionate about her native town and says she is inspired by Ukraine’s most quintessentially European city. She believes that Lviv’s long historical association with the changing tides of Central European empires has helped create a uniquely European mentality among the people of the city, and says that as a result of growing up in the West Ukrainian capital she now feels at home pretty much anywhere she travels throughout Eastern Europe.

Park Life in a Garden City

Issue 1, May 2008.
Lviv is one of Europe’s driest, most land-locked regional capitals, but what it may lack in ocean breezes and riverside views it more than makes up for in park life greenery. May is traditionally the time of year when Lvivites return to their urban gardens in droves to celebrate the end of the long winter hibernation period and the arrival of the glorious Lviv summer.

Fashion Week Arrives in Lviv

Issue 1, May 2008.
Lviv has always been known as a stylish city and the West Ukrainian capital now boasts its very own Lviv Fashion Week event

Palatial Lviv Catwalk Extravaganza

Issue 1, May 2008.
West Ukraine’s high society set were in attendance in early April when Lviv’s splendid Pototsky Palace

Poetic Lviv Jazz Evening

Issue 1, May 2008.
A host of Lviv arts celebrities gathered April 4 for the latest in the Jazz Cafe series of performance

Englishman Rocks Lviv

Issue 1, May 2008.
Ukraine’s most famous husband Sean Carr played Lviv’s popular Picasso nightclub in early April

Leading Lviv Newspaper Crowns New Beauty Queen

Issue 1, May 2008.
Lovers of glamour and pageantry gathered 14 April at Lviv’s Maria Zankovetska Theatre for the annual Miss Vysoki Zamok beauty contest.