Issue 10, February 2009

Issue 10, February 2009

Calling All Jazz Fans!

Issue 10, February 2009.
Jazz club Lviv meetings, Every Thursday and Sunday at Kvartyra 35, 2nd floor of Dzyga Art Centre Lviv has long been known as the unofficial jazz capital of Ukraine, but until now it has not had its own specific jazz focus. That is all now set to change thanks to the creation of the all-new Jazz Club Lviv, which will bring lovers of this laid-back genre together every Thursday and Sunday at the Kvartyra 35 bar within the Dzyga Art Centre.

New Emergency Phone Numbers

Issue 10, February 2009.
Ukrainian phone network to introduce new emergency numbers from February 18 Attention all readers! As part of efforts to improve the government’s public services and bring them into line with European Union standards, a new initiative will see new numbers introduced this month as the first step towards the complete modernisation of these services.

Chic French snapper focuses on Lviv

Issue 10, February 2009.
28 year old French photographer Dorothy Shoes whose often theatrically-inspired works have been published in magazines and exhibited all over the world. This month she is adding Lviv to her list of international exhibitions, with a collection of her works going on show at the city’s ever-innovative and inspirational Dzyga Art Centre.

Preparing the Perfect Resume

Issue 10, February 2009.
As the credit crunch hits the Ukrainian economy many people have recently found themselves out of work and on the job market, making it more important than ever to stand out from the crowd. The best tool for attracting the attention of potential employers remains a high-quality resume, or Curriculum Vitae.

LOVER’S GUIDE TO LVIV

Issue 10, February 2009.
Lviv is Ukraine’s most romantic city, full of little courtyards and atmospheric palaces where couples can fall in love as they take in the ancient and breath-taking architecture. Over the centuries Lviv has been the major crossroads between Central Europe and the Eurasian plains spreading out to the east, making it a place where young lovers from all over the world would meet and fall for each other.

Traditional Christmas in Photos

Issue 10, February 2009.
The Lviv Museum of Ideas (18, Valova Str.) opened a new photo exhibition in early February featuring the works of some of West Ukraine’s finest photographers

Fantastic French Photography!

Issue 10, February 2009.
French photographer Dorothy Shoes brought her “Winter Circus” exhibition to Lviv

Young Ceramic Artists Unite!

Issue 10, February 2009.
The Lviv Museum of Ethnography and Crafts (15, Svobody Avenue) opened an exhibition of ceramics by Lviv students and their colleagues from Belarus

High Society Heaven at Tasty New Venue

Issue 10, February 2009.
Recently opened party-bar Chocolate is fast earning itself a reputation as the place to see and be seen among discerning Lviv party people.

Lviv Aqua Park Goes Hawaiian

Issue 10, February 2009.
Lviv’s Plyazh Aqua Park celebrated the traditional Ukrainian holiday of Old New Year on the evening of January 13-14

Fancy Dress Tradition Continues

Issue 10, February 2009.
The ancient Ukrainian tradition of New Year fancy dress festivities is thought to date back to pagan times, and it is still alive and well.

Lviv’s Latest Holiday Honours Delicious Doughnuts!

Issue 10, February 2009.
On January 25 Lviv welcomed a new holiday into the calendar, the day of the Pampukh (Ukrainian doughnut).

Traditional Water Blessing

Issue 10, February 2009.
Lviv’s faithful flocked to the village of Vereschitsa on January 19 for the traditional water blessing holiday

Remembering the Battle Against Soviet Censorship

Issue 10, February 2009.
This January the Lviv Palace of Art s (20 Kopernika Street) hosted a thought-provoking and nostalgic exhibition of underground political writings which were secretly circulated by the democratic opposition during Soviet times.

Colourful Ladies’ Premiere by Pavlo Aryeh

Issue 10, February 2009.
On January 24 Lviv municipal theatre hosted a triumphant success by Pavlo Aryeh, a debutante young German playwright of Ukrainian origin whose performance “Colours” made a huge impression on the discerning Lviv theatre-going public

Modernising Ukraine’s EU Border

Issue 10, February 2009.
January 30 saw the unveiling of new state-of-the-art X-ray scanning equipment at Lviv Oblast’s Rava Ruskaborder crossing, the latest technological leap forward in efforts to bring Ukraine’s border with the EU into the 21st century.

Lviv’s Euro 2012 Dream Still Alive

Issue 10, February 2009.
Lviv’s stuttering efforts to prepare the city prior to hosting games during the Euro 2012 football championships appeared to be back on track last month following the start of construction on the city’s new stadium and an encouraging visit from UEFA bosses.