Issue 124, June 2019

Issue 124, June 2019

Matthias Kendlinger Music Festival

Issue 124, June 2019.
Now in its third year, the Matthias Kendlinger Music Festival is one of Lviv’s most important cultural events. Organised by Austrian conductor, composer, and impresario Matthias Kendlinger, the festival draws world-renowned artists to the Western Ukrainian capital each summer to perform selected pieces by Maestro Kendlinger.

‘People & Puppts’ Puppet Theatre Festival

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv will host the ‘People & Puppets’ puppet theatre festival from 21-23 June. Puppetry is a rich, incisive, and paradoxical art form that calls on inanimate objects to remind us of our shared human experience.

‘Ukrainian Haute Couture’ by Oksana Karavanska Celbrates Jubilee

Issue 124, June 2019.
‘Ukrainian Haute Couture’ by famed Ukrainian designer Oksana Karavanska is all set to charm Leopolitan fashionistas and guests of the city on 28 June. Already one of Lviv’s chicest traditions, this year’s show will be a special event as part of the Leopolis Jazz Fest programme.

EuroFanz 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
EuroFanz, the international fan-festival for football supporters from different nations, returns to Lviv from 28-30 June. Sponsored by Lifecell, this year’s event has attracted supporters from Belarus, Chechia, France, Latvia, Moldova, Sweden, and Ukraine. In addition, supporters from many European clubs will also attend, including Newcastle United (EN), Roma (IT), Eintracht Frankfurt (DE), Heerenveen and Feyenoord (both – NL), Kisvarda (HU), AIK (SE), Dinamo Minsk (BY), Dinamo Bucharest (RO), Zbrojovka Brno (CZ), Dukla Banska Bystrica and Spartak Myjava (both – SK) and, of course, Karpaty Lviv.

Lviv Nights Festival

Issue 124, June 2019.
It’s that time of year again! Lviv’s museums are set to open their doors at night to Leopolitan culture buffs and guests of the city as the ‘Lviv Nights’ festival returns to the Western Ukrainian capital from 12-14 July.

Lviv Yoga Day

Issue 124, June 2019.
Since its inception in 2015, Lviv has joined cities all over the world in celebrating 21 June as the International Yoga Day. Yoga was primarily developed as a medium to attain harmony of body, mind, and soul. It is not just different yogic postures and breathing techniques – it is a way of life.

Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Musical Play

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv’s theatre-going public and guests of the city will be delighted with ‘Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Musical Play’, the ambitious, genre-bending chamber musical based on the life and artwork of Charlotte Salomon. ‘Life? Or Work?’ is the name that Berlin-born, Jewish artist Salomon gave to nearly 800 paintings accompanied by text and music that she produced between 1940-42.

Authors’ Reading Month: Romania

Issue 124, June 2019.
The twentieth annual Authors’ Reading Month – the largest literary festival in Central Europe – will be held in Lviv from 1 July to 4 August. First held in Brno in 2000, the event soon spread to other cities, including Ostrava (2011), Wroclaw and Kosice (2012), and Lviv (2015).

Lviv Open Arm-Wrestling Tournament

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv’s Malevich Night Club will host the Lviv Open Cup Arm-Wrestling Tournament on 23 June. Arm-wrestling is a fierce and highly addictive combat sport. So many factors come into play – hand grip size, arm length, sheer strength, and hunger to dominate

Gorgany Race

Issue 124, June 2019.
If you’re looking for adventure, adrenaline, and extreme challenges and you want to experience the unforgettable beauty of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains – then the Gorgany Race is just right for you! Taking place each June in one of the wildest and most uninhabited parts of the Ukrainian Carpathians – Gorgany – the race allows participants to experience a nature reserve they might otherwise never get to see.

Gran Fondo Ukraine

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv will see the start of one of summer’s most exciting bicycling events on 14 July as Gran Fondo Ukraine rolls into the Western Ukrainian capital. Part personal challenge, part serious competition – Gran Fondo Ukraine leads riders along country roads with challenging climbs and incredible scenery.

IT Jazz Conference

Issue 124, June 2019.
While Lviv is in the whirl of the Leopolis Jazz Festival, IT investors from all over the world will be in in the city on 28 June to talk business in the classy atmosphere of the Lviv IT Jazz conference. Lviv IT Jazz is an exclusive event set to bring together government representatives, investors, and leaders of the Ukrainian IT industry to discuss the most urgent topics of investment in Ukraine, including the development of the tech sector, economy, and human potential.

Music Day 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
The Fête de la Musique, also known as the ‘worldwide celebration of music’, is an annual music festival that takes place on 21 June in cities around the world. Created by French Minister of Culture Jack Lang in 1982, it has since become an international phenomenon celebrated in more than 800 cities in 120 countries around the world, including Ukraine and Lviv.

New Balance Colour Run

Issue 124, June 2019.
Calling all athletes and joggers, children and adults, and fans of outdoor activities, healthy living, and charity – the KM Running Club and New Balance Ukraine invite you to the New Balance Colour Run on 22 June.

Leopolis Jazz Fest ‘19

Issue 124, June 2019.
Attracting world-class performers from all over the world, the Leopolis Jazz Fest has become Lviv’s signature summer event. Immersing the city in an atmosphere of jazz since its inception, the five-day event attracts over a hundred of the world’s top jazz musicians to perform on three stages in the city centre. Now in its eighth year, the event attracts over 100,000 visitors each year and more than 200 accredited press.

The Old Tramway

Issue 124, June 2019.
It is difficult to imagine the city of Lviv without its charming trams. One of the city’s great symbols, its 125-year history is intertwined with the city. From its humble beginnings with its Austro-Hungarian horse-drawn carriages to the modernization of its electric cars during the Polish Republic, from withstanding the armed foreign invasions during the Second World War to its current, modern European low-floor carriages, Lviv trams have long inspired Leopolitan lovers and artists. Immortalized in song by Lviv’s own “Pikkardiyska Tertsiya”, let’s take a look at how this Lviv institution came to be.

THE EU EASTERN PARTNERSHIP – ALREADY 10 YEARS

Issue 124, June 2019.
On 14 May 2019, Ukraine and the European Union (EU) celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Eastern Partnership with a High-Level Conference in Brussels attended by all its members. Launched on 7 May 2009 as a joint policy initiative between the EU and its Member States, on the one part, and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, on the other part, the Partnership progressed significantly with the adoption of Association Agreements (AA) between Eastern European and their EU partners, and with the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements entered into between the EU partners and Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia respectively.

ARZINGER: Impeccable reputation for honesty and integrity

Issue 124, June 2019.
Arzinger is one of the leading law firms of Ukraine with offices in Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa. For over 15 years Arzinger has provided high-quality legal support to its clients, among which are many well-known international brands.

Rampant Ukraine Overawe Serbia in Vintage Lviv Performance

Issue 124, June 2019.
Perhaps the Ukrainian national team should play all its games in Lviv. Ukraine remain unbeaten in the country’s western capital, having recorded nine wins and two draws since the city hosted its first game in 2011. The thrilling nature of the recent Euro 2020 qualification victory over Serbia on 7 June has now further enhanced this Lviv legend.

Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon

Issue 124, June 2019.
Nearly 3500 participants from all over Ukraine and abroad were in Lviv to participate in the fourth Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon on 9 June. Leopolitan runners and guests of the city raced the 21 km main course as well as the 10 km and 4.2 km races

Lviv’s Dynamo Wins Water Polo Championship

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv’s SKA sports complex hosted the 2019 Water Polo National Championship on 2 June, which was appropriate as both finalists hailed from Ukraine’s water polo capital.

Foxtrot Cup 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv’s Halychyna Sport Palace played host to the Foxtrot Cup 2019 international ballroom dance competition from on 25-26 May.

May Athlete of the Month: Zhanna Naumova

Issue 124, June 2019.
Young Leopolitan archer Zhanna Naumova was named May’s Athlete of the Month for her performance with the national team at the 2019 European Youth Cup 1st leg held in Catez, Slovenia from 13-18 May.

Lviv’s Kateryna Kryva Leads Ukrainian Team at 2019 European Games

Issue 124, June 2019.
When the second European Games begin in Minsk, Belarus this month, some of Lviv’s best athletes will be leading the Ukrainian team, including European champion Kateryna Kryva. She sat down with Lviv Today to discuss her goals leading into karate’s debut at next summer’s 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Leopolis Grand Prix 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
The Leopolis Grand Prix, a retro car festival held in Lviv to honour the city’s great motoring past, was held over the 31 May – 2 June weekend. This year’s event celebrated the 85th anniversary of the first Leopolis Grand Prix, held in 1932.

Lviv Media Forum 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
Over 1000 participants gathered at Arena Lviv for the Lviv Media Forum last month, including experts from international publications and leading thinktanks, journalists, bloggers, analysts, media managers, and students.

Mrs. Eastern Europe 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv’s ‘Park. Art of Rest’ leisure complex hosted the finals for the Ms. Eastern Europe 2019 beauty contest on 22 May. The event was organised by Ulyana Oksenyuk – Mrs. Ukraine Universe 2018 – and was themed after ‘Beauty in Action: Business, Parenthood, and Charity’.

Polish First Lady Visits Lviv

Issue 124, June 2019.
Agata Kornhauser-Duda, the First Lady of Poland, married to Polish President Andrzej Duda stopped by Lviv for several days in the beginning of June. While in the Western Ukrainian capital, Kornhauser-Duda took part in the Polish-Ukrainian Children’s Day event that saw nearly 1000 kids take part in an entertaining program.

‘Park. Art of Rest’ – Home of Life’s Best Moments!

Issue 124, June 2019.
Located in a picturesque leisure area, ‘Park. Art of Rest’ takes the modern Ukrainian and European kitchen to a whole new level. A luxurious, but relaxed setting, the venue is open year-round for lunch, dinner, business meetings, and private events. It’s a gathering place that invites guests to enjoy themselves and create dining experiences that they’ll never forget. The venue’s hospitable staff is always ready to make your visit as comfortable as possible – the service will be excellent, while the food will be creative and delicious. You’ll feel like a celebrity in a modern world of pure elegancy. Don’t take our word for it – last year the Royal Lancaster London named ‘Park. Art of Rest’ as the Best Leisure Interior at the European Property Awards for the venue’s location, interior, and services.