Issue 126, September 2019

Issue 126, September 2019

Lviv Fashion Week - Spring/Summer 2020

Issue 126, September 2019.
Lviv will host the 24th season of Lviv Fashion Week from 10-13 October. Leopolitan fashionistas and guests of the city will be delighted with Lviv Orchestra Fashion - the official opening event on 10 October - where Marta Wachholz's newest collection will be accompanied by music especially composed for the event by Ukrainian composer Ivan Nebesnyy and played by the lovely INSO-Lviv Symphony Orchestra.

Lviv SMM Forum 2019

Issue 126, September 2019.
The Social Media Marketing Forum - a premiere event for digital and social marketing professionals - will take place at Arena Lviv on 5 October. Startups, companies, and marketers - all can benefit from the free Social Media Forum. You can ask your questions, network with colleagues in your field, and get a social media consultation for your business.

Extravagant art of Maria Prymachenko

Issue 126, September 2019.
Delightful exhibition of magical animals, birds, and flowers will be held in Lviv during September 3 - October 20th. Lviv’s National Andrey Sheptytskyy Museum has opened a new art exhibition featuring 60 of Maria Prymachenko’s artistic works.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Issue 126, September 2019.
The Manhattan Short Film Festival – an extraordinary global event – will take place in Lviv from 26 September to 6 October. Over 100,000 people in over 250 cities will gather in over 350 cinemas and galleries on six continents to view an exciting lineup of some of the world’s top short films.

Virtuoso Pianist Peter Bence

Issue 126, September 2019.
Lviv’s signature Opera & Ballet Theatre will play host to the internationally acclaimed Peter Bence on 30 September. The virtuoso pianist will thrill Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city with his incredible talent, which includes holding the Guinness World Record for “Fastest Piano Player”.

No Drama Charity Day

Issue 126, September 2019.
No Drama Charity Day is a place to have a great time doing great things. Initiated jointly by the Lviv Educational Centre for Human Rights (LECHR), the creative Friday Agency, and the GRAM branding team, the event is a super-charged day full of happiness, kindness, and honesty. It’s all about making marvelous memories.

Laurin Talese & A Novel Idea

Issue 126, September 2019.
Lviv’s Philharmonic Theatre will host an unforgettable evening of world class jazz on 26 September. Laurin Talese and her jazz and soul ensemble A Novel Idea have shared their brand of cinematic jazz for the better part of a decade.

Lviv IT Arena Conference

Issue 126, September 2019.
Lviv IT Arena – one of the biggest IT events in Eastern Europe – returns to the Western Ukrainian capital from 27-29 September. With more than 140,000 IT professionals, Ukraine has become the most prominent IT hub in Central and Eastern Europe.

30th Golden Lion International Theatre Festival

Issue 126, September 2019.
The Golden Lion International Theatre Festival is a celebration of art, culture, and traditions in the form of theatre performances. The festival dates to 1989 when the Ukrainian Festival of Alternative Non-State Theatres was held in Lviv for the first time. It took its Golden Lion moniker in 1992 when it became a fully-fledged festival in Ukraine.

Animal Rights March

Issue 126, September 2019.
When Lviv hosted the first official Animal Rights March in 2017, over 400 people marched through the city demanding an end to animal oppression.

‘Lviv Hundred – Autumn’ Century Ride

Issue 126, September 2019.
If you’re new to cycling, a 100-km ride can see daunting, even deranged. Common responses to a century ride suggestion include: “Are you nuts?” and “That’s like doing an entire Tour de France stage!” Fact is, a century ride is a badge of honour among cyclists.

Lviv Bike Expo 2019

Issue 126, September 2019.
The Lviv Bike Expo 2019 – one of the biggest bicycle shows in Western Ukraine – will take place in Lviv from 26-28 September. An exclusive and specialised expo for two-wheelers, cycles, accessories, and equipment, the event showcases the top brands and products on the market and is a must-visit for any cyclist looking to make that dream purchase.

Lviv Cup Cat Show

Issue 126, September 2019.
Hundreds of cat enthusiasts, an international competition with over 100 cats, and a multitude of quirky cat vendors all under one roof – that’s right! This September, the felines are pushing aside their canine cousins to take centre stage at the Lviv Cup Cat Show.

‘Autumn Lviv’ Dog Shows

Issue 126, September 2019.
Are you an animal lover? Do you spend time arguing with your friends over who has the better-behaved pooch? Well, if you’re the kind of person that can’t get enough of anything related to dogs, then know that there’s an exciting dog show headed to Lviv!

‘Brend Robotodaytsya’ (Employer’s Brand) Conference

Issue 126, September 2019.
It’s hard to overstate the value of a good conference. Alone, the benefits of networking are worth the price of admission. The difficulty is knowing which conferences are worth the time, cost, and sometimes even travel.

Lviv International Book Fair & Literature Festival

Issue 126, September 2019.
The 26th annual Lviv International Book Fair and Literature Festival – popularly known as the Publishers’ Forum – will bring together over 1000 publishing houses and more than 100 writers from over 30 countries to present new books and promote classical masterpieces.

Charming Dakh Daughters in concert

Issue 126, September 2019.
The always-entertaining, darkly seductive, and mesmerising Dakh Daughters return to Lviv for a concert at the M. Zankovetska Drama Theatre on 7 October. The Dakh Daughters are a product of the Kyiv-based Dakh Contemporary Art Centre theatre.

Exploring Ukraine’s Habsburg Heritage

Issue 126, September 2019.
International perceptions of Ukraine tend to focus almost exclusively on the country’s Soviet and imperial Russian past, but this ignores the considerable Habsburg influence on the development of the modern Ukrainian state. From the late seventeen hundreds until the early twentieth century, much of today’s western Ukraine fell within the boundaries of the Vienna-based Habsburg Empire. Ideas of Ukrainian national identity flourished in the relatively liberal Habsburg domains and served as a source of considerable inspiration for those living across the border in the Ukrainian lands controlled by the Russian tsars. At a time when Russia was placing draconian restrictions on the use of the Ukrainian language, Habsburg Ukrainians had their own schools, printed press and burgeoning literary traditions.

TODAY’S FOCUS: WOULD THE READER PARTITICIPATE IN THE FUTURE FRAME FOR THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP OF THE EUROPEAN UNION?

Issue 126, September 2019.
The EU Enlargement Process, starting with the Berlin European Council of 1999 brought rapidly into the European Union ten new Member States: eight Central and Eastern European countries, plus Cyprus and Malta. The other Eastern European countries found themselves confronted with a new political and economic environment, notably for their economies and industries which had been based for more than half a century to GOST standards inherited from the Soviet Union. A similar situation appeared around the Mediterranean.

BIG MONEY: Ukraine to introduce new UAH 1000 banknote in autumn 2019

Issue 126, September 2019.
The new UAH 1000 bill will enter circulation in October as the National Bank of Ukraine updates the national currency

Race Nation 2019

Issue 126, September 2019.
On August 10th Lviv's popular hotspot !FESTRepublic Club was the scene for Lviv's iteration of the modern obstacle course Race Nation 2019. Since 2015, the annual event offers endurance races in Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Ternopil and, of course, here in Lviv.

Leopolitan Wins Silver at Pentathlon Euro Championships

Issue 126, September 2019.
Lviv’s Andriy Fedechko won silver alongside Dnipro’s Vladyslav Rydvanskyi at this year’s Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Great Britain in August. Modern Pentathlon is an event that includes cross country running, equestrian, fencing, pistol shooting, and swimming.

Lviv’s Big Sailing Regatta

Issue 126, September 2019.
After a 10-year hiatus, Yavoriv Sea – Ukraine’s largest artificial lake – hosted the ‘Lviv Big Sailing Regatta’ on 18 August. An exciting race for sailing yachts and catamarans, the event drew teams from Kyiv, Ternopil, and Lviv to compete in six different events.

July Athletes of the Month: Georgiy Ivanitskyi & Serhiy Makarevych

Issue 126, September 2019.
Leopolitan archers Georgiy Ivanitskyi and Serhiy Makarevych were named Lviv’s Athletes of the Month for July after winning silver for the Ukrainian team alongside Aleksey Gunbin at the Hyundai Archery World Cup in Berlin, Germany in July.

Ukrainian Song Project

Issue 126, September 2019.
Arena Lviv played host to the Ukrainian Song Project on 17 August, a spectacular musical holiday designed to promote artistic expression, national pride, and Ukraine’s diverse culture. This year’s event was dedicated to the 28th year of Ukrainian independence. Known as “Ukraine’s Eurovision”, the event aims to find talented, young artists and give them the wonderful opportunity to promote themselves and their music.

III LvivMozArt Music Festival

Issue 126, September 2019.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city were delighted by the third annual LvivMozArt festival of classical music last month. The event featured over 25 cultural projects, presentations, and concerts of classical music, including of Mozart himself.

Etnovyr International Folklore Festival

Issue 126, September 2019.
The lively Etnovyr International Folklore Festival took place in Lviv on 21-25 August. Colourful performances of foreign ensembles, eye-catching parades of participants through the city centre, evenings of friendship, and song and dance workshops created an authentically rich multicultural atmosphere in the Western Ukrainian capital throughout the week.

Autumn’s most exciting gastro events in Lviv

Issue 126, September 2019.
With traditions from around the region combined with the bounty of farms, orchards and vineyards, Lviv offers food journeys like nowhere else. All year long, celebrated restaurants, culinary tours, farm markets, bakeries, wineries and craft breweries serve up whatever your heart (or palate) desires! Exciting open air fests are held in picturesque parks of the city, and it’s where you can sample a variety of culinary delights for a fraction of the cost. And this autumn there also will be something to please every taste and budget in Lviv!