Issue 13, May 2009

Issue 13, May 2009

June's "Frozen Images"

Issue 13, May 2009.
On June, 6th Lviv nightclub “Salvador Dali” (20, Povitryanna str., Lviv) will host one of the most breathtaking event of city rock life - concert of the legendary Polish group “CEMETERY OF SCREAM “. Famous musicians of the group, have picked up Lviv for promotion of their new album “Frozen Images”.

Lviv welcomes first “Waiter Day”

Issue 13, May 2009.
“Waiter Day” will be celebrated for the first time in Ukraine and it is naturally, that this holiday idea appeared in Lviv, which has glorious restaurant traditions and is considered to be gastronomic capital of Ukraine.

Bright, bright arts that sparkle at night

Issue 13, May 2009.
Lviv’s arts culture stretches back into the Middle Ages, but it is not trapped in the framework of its historical context and continues to be a dynamic and experimental sphere which constantly stretches itself and explores new genres and areas.

Extreme sports spring in the capital of West Ukraine

Issue 13, May 2009.
Lemberg extreme fest, May 21-23, across the city Lviv may be known as a focus of classical music and historic architecture, but the city is also a regional haven for fans of extreme sports of all persuasions.

Picasso nightclub 12th birthday party, June 13

Issue 13, May 2009.
Since the late 1990s Picasso nightclub has been one of the hottest places in Lviv to be seen once the sun goes down, and the venue’s annual birthday party is traditionally a time when fans of the club gather to pay tribute to the Picasso team.

A month of world-class organ music classics

Issue 13, May 2009.
For centuries Lviv has been famed as a regional capital of classical music, and few venues can offer the kind of world-class acoustics as the city’s Orange and Chamber Music Hall, so it is perhaps unsurprising that this monument to the art of organ music should have become the venue in recent years to what is one of the world’s best festivals of organ music

Second International Wiz Art Festival of Visual Arts, May, 23-25, Lviv Art Palace

Issue 13, May 2009.
Lviv first hosted the Wiz Art International Festival of Visual Art on November 20-22, 2008, and the event was such a success that just half a year later, the organisers are back for more! The November 2008 debut featured premieres of over 50 visual works of art in a variety of genres including video shorts, videoclips, videopoetry and experimentals, all of which were created by film makers from more than 20 countries of the world.

A feast of international classical music this May!

Issue 13, May 2009.
Fans of classical music will be in for a mouth-watering treat this May with the 28thannual Virtuosi festival, which brings together classical music practitioners from all over the world and turns Lviv into a regional capital of musical excellence for half a month.

Swiss contribution to the magic of Hollywood!

Issue 13, May 2009.
Exhibition dedicated to Swiss design in Hollywood, June 2-16, Lviv Art Palace, 17 Kopernika Street

Students host conceptual art day

Issue 13, May 2009.
Liniya Vtechi Arts Day, Old Lviv Tram Depot (located at the intersection of Vitovskoho and Sakharova streets), May 16 Young conceptual artists are becoming one of the largest subgroups among Lviv youth, with the genre literally exploding as the city finds its feet among its European contemporaries and regains its creative courage after decades of communist-enforced monotony and years in the post-Soviet doldrums.

Double date with Dynamo Kyiv

Issue 13, May 2009.
Karpaty Lviv vs Dynamo Kyiv, May 16, 15.00, Stadium Ukraina F.C. Lviv vs Kyiv, May 23, 14.00, Stadium Ukraina

Heavy weightlifter conquers Europe

Issue 13, May 2009.
Lviv’s strongman tradition is thought to date back to the brawny knights of the medieval period who defended the borderland city from incursions from all directions, while in a more recent period the strongmen of the Habsburg period who populated the circuses of the time came predominantly from the Lviv region, which was then the far eastern outpost of the sprawling Austro-Hungarian realm.

Europeans unite for Soviet auto tour

Issue 13, May 2009.
For decades they were a symbol of the Soviet Union’s technological backwardness and material poverty, but since the collapse of theUSSR the empire’s iconic automobiles have become the subject of retro passions across the continent, with fans clubs springing up both in the former Eastern Bloc and throughout the West.

Staff leasing as an anti-crisis solution

Issue 13, May 2009.
This article is geared towards exploring options available to businesses today in their efforts to optimize business operations and take advantage of cost-saving services in regards to personnel expenses which typically comprise the most considerable part of any operational budget, and will focus on staff leasing services.

Paintball fun in Europe’s most fought-over city

Issue 13, May 2009.
International festival of cutting-edge visual arts Nightlife hotspot celebrates a dozen years! Lviv has long been at the centre of the geopolitical tug of war that has seen Ukraine become one of the most fought-over lands in the entire world, so it comes as no surprise that the city has a rich tradition of guerrilla military activities, with the fighters of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army of WWII among the most revered of the city’s historical figures. However, in modern Lviv there is no longer a strong paramilitary presence, but the art of shooting on sight has not been lost, with the extreme sport of paintball fast gaining an enthusiastic local following.

Summer Terrace Sensations

Issue 13, May 2009.
Lviv has traditionally been known as the café capital of the region, with a bohemian culture conducive of laid-back afternoons spent discussing the meaning life as you watch the world go by. In recent years the tourism boom which the city has experienced has helped return the café and restaurant sector to its former glory, which has meant that each May the streets of ancient Lviv are once more taken over by a blooming of summer terraces to suit every budget and every taste.

Celebrating a local cultural legacy of Habsburg grandeur

Issue 13, May 2009.
On May 1 Lviv held the second annual Batyar Day holiday, which celebrates the local cultural tradition of rakish adventurers who rose to fame and literary legend during the years when Lviv was a regional capital of the sprawling multi-ethnic Habsburg empire.

Lviv welcomes Lufthansa flights to Munich

Issue 13, May 2009.
City officials and business community leaders came out in force in late April to celebrate the inauguration of a new daily Lufthansa service linking Lviv with Munich. Lviv is now the third Ukrainian city served with direct flights from Lufthansa

Easter Ethno Festival in Ivano-Frankivsk region

Issue 13, May 2009.
At Lviv Today we try to bring you the best of cultural life from across West Ukraine, and the highlight of the traditionally colourful Easter holiday period this year was in neighbouring Ivano-Frankivsk region, where the Hutsul village of Kosmach hosted a huge ethno festival.

Future Lviv engineers do battle

Issue 13, May 2009.
This May will see Zaporizhzhe State Technical University host the all-Ukrainian Engineering contest organized by the B.E.S.T. international student union, and late April saw Lviv’s Polytechnic University involved in the citywide selection process to see who would have the privilege of representing Lviv at the national level.

Tartak takes Picasso by storm

Issue 13, May 2009.
On April 24 Lviv’s celebrated Picasso nightlife venue hosted famous Ukrainian group Tartak for what turned out to be one of the liveliest concerts of the year so far. Tartak are currently on a promotional tour connected to the release of their new album, but the group will rarely have been on the receiving end of a crowd as enthusiastic as the Picasso masses, who literally packed the venue out to such an extent that there was no place for an apple to fall!

Multi-media creativity from local Lviv hero

Issue 13, May 2009.
On April 25 the city’s recently opened Left Bank festival-restaurant (located inside the Lviv Opera Theatre building) hosted a multi-media concert from popular Lviv artist and former Okean Elzy band member Pavlo Gudimov. The eternally youthful Gudimov has long been a well-loved figure in Lviv and in recent years he has added art and design to his musical experimentations

Ukrainian pop icon offers English-language hits

Issue 13, May 2009.
Celebrated Ukrainian singer Andriy Kravchuk delighted his West Ukrainian fan base with a rare appearance in late April at Lviv’s Picasso nightclub, where he presented a number of his latest creations along with a series of his tried and trusted hits.

Jazzing it up into Spring!

Issue 13, May 2009.
Lviv rocked to a jazzy beat in early May as the city’s old town was grasped by the laidback mood of the annual Flugery Jazz Festival.

Queen’s representative highlights Lviv’s Canadian connection

Issue 13, May 2009.
On April 25-26 Lviv played host to an official visit from Canada’s Governor General Michaelle Jean as part of her official visit to Ukraine. Ms. Jean is the official representative of Queen Elizabeth II, who as the monarch of the entire British Commonwealth of nations remains the official head of state in Canada,

Traditional Lviv elegance on display at Spring Ball

Issue 13, May 2009.
On April 25 Lviv’s House of Scientists played host to the fifth annual “Lviv Ball”, which is traditionally held in honour of King Lev (Lion) and Queen Constance. The history of the event can actually be traced back to a gala event held in the city to mark the visit of a French royal delegation back in 1482,