Issue 15, July 2009

Issue 15, July 2009

“Days of Good Neighbourlines” “Border 835”

Issue 15, July 2009.
Inter border fair will consist of numerous meetings with local authorities and businessmen, photo expositions on inter border related topic, presentations of projects and suggestions on cultural, religious, economical issues, exhibition of innovational goods and achievements and picnic with traditional dishes of Ukrainian and Polish cuisine.

Homage to womankind

Issue 15, July 2009.
For the fourth year in a row pulses this summer in Lviv with the sultry arrival of the often sensual and provocative ‘To women, with love…’ international photography exhibition series, Organised by Yuriy Titovets’ Prostir photo gallery, this event features a wide range of international artworks which all attempt to capture the essence of the modern female existence.

Summer movie madness at Lev Film Festival

Issue 15, July 2009.
This latest addition to the cultural life of the city promises to be popular with both young and old as it seeks to introduce the Lviv audience to some of the classics of world cinematography.

The modern art of creative lighting

Issue 15, July 2009.
Celebrated Austrian multi-media modern artist Erwin Redl will bring his colourful and ultra-urbane form of neon art to Lviv this summer after proving a big hit when he first appeared at the city’s ground-breaking Dzyga Art Union earlier this year. Austrian-born artist Erwin Redl uses LEDs as his artistic medium of choice. Working in both two and three dimensions, his works redefine interior and exterior spaces and have a futuristic feel that is at once other-worldly while also carrying a scent of Vegas glamour.

Belgian jazz by royal command!

Issue 15, July 2009.
This July will see a rare treat for Lviv’s legions of jazz lovers with a performance from Belgium’s ‘Amina Figarova Sextet’ in honour of the country’s national day. Amina Figarova is one of the most productive jazz composers and talented jazz piano players in Europe today.

Movie mania all summer long in central Lviv

Issue 15, July 2009.
Following hot on the heels of a number of well-attended and much hyped movie festivals held in Lviv over the past few months comes this new initiative to offer a summer season of movie screenings at one of Lviv’s most venerated houses of culture. Beginning on July 11 and set to run until early September, this season of screenings will be ultra-diverse and promises to encompass everything from Iranian and Hungarian short films to a retrospective of classical American and British movies.

A world of colour in Ukraine’s cosmopolitan capital

Issue 15, July 2009.
Etnovyr International Folklore Festival, August 20-24, Lviv Long famed for its multi-ethnic make-up and cosmopolitan history, Lviv has been called the ‘Babylon of Halychina’, and this diverse inheritance will be thrust into the limelight once more at this year’s Etnovyr international folklore festival, which is held with the support of the International Council of Folklore Festivals.

A feast for fans of all things musical!

Issue 15, July 2009.
Early September will see Lviv’s showcase Lemberg Exhibition Centre play host to a music fair which will offer plenty for professionals and amateur music fans alike.

Rocking away the Ukrainian way!

Issue 15, July 2009.
This rowdy and exuberant summer rock festival is a self-conscious attempt to celebrate the fastmaturing Ukrainian rock scene while also raising awareness of ecological issues in the country’s picture-perfect Carpathian mountain region.

Using the current crisis to strengthen your employment position

Issue 15, July 2009.
We have been flooded with reports on the credit crunch crisis from every channel of communication including television, radio, print media and the internet. The economic recession brought on by some dubious lending procedures in the West has affected the highest levels of government and commerce, and has trickled down to the average person in a fierce deluge. Whereas in 2006-2007, vacancies were in abundance in virtually every region of Ukraine and salaries were growing at a rate of 20-30% per year, while positions were hard to fill as companies were either expanding their operations or new businesses were entering Ukraine, today, a mere year and a half later, we see the diametrically opposed situation. As companies concentrate their efforts on how to stay afloat, they are restructuring their businesses and this also means downsizing their staff, reevaluating staffing plans and compensation packages for the nearest future. Is there a safe haven where candidates can dock and weather the storm or perhaps even take control of these turbulent waters?

Lviv’s Link to the Capital

Issue 15, July 2009.
Deputy Mayor Oleksandr Zharikov is the focal point of the Lviv City Council in Kyiv and as such acts as the first port of call for many of the international investors currently looking to establish operations in the capital of West Ukraine. He also coordinates Lviv’s Euro 2012 preparations with Ukraine’s central government and is at the centre of efforts to get the city on schedule to serve as one of the country’s four possible host cities during the football championships. Mr. Zharikov, who has been based in Kyiv since late 2007, receives daily confirmation of the growing investor interest in Lviv and sees the tourism and IT outsourcing sectors as among the most exciting for continued growth in the coming years.

German company looking to Lviv for regional growth

Issue 15, July 2009.
Klingspor Ukraine’s General Director Roland Kaschny discusses why his company chose to set up a new production facility in Lviv Oblast and explains why despite a challenging global climate and local obstacles to investment, he remains optimistic about the economic future of the region.

New Football Exhibition as Part of Euro 2012 Build-Up

Issue 15, July 2009.
June saw the opening of Lviv’s first ever Football Exhibition (located inside Lviv Art Palace, Kopernyka str., 15) as the city’s preparations for Euro 2012 cranked up another gear. The exhibition featured a wide range of artefacts including cups, medals and trophies won by local sides and footballers hailing originally from Lviv.

Shakhtar Donetsk Hero brings UEFA Cup to Lviv

Issue 15, July 2009.
Donetsk star and Lviv native Dmytro Chyhrynskyi brought the UEFA Cup to Lviv last month as part of ongoing nationwide celebrations to mark the Donbass club’s historic win.

Eurofan Contest Boosts Lviv’s Euro 2012 Credentials

Issue 15, July 2009.
As Lviv struggles to meet UEFA’s November 30 deadline to prove it is fit to host games during Euro 2012 the city received a timely boost in the shape of the fun and well-attended Eurofan-2009 tournament between teams made up of rival sets of supporters from some of the continent’s most famous clubs...

Lviv Fight Night Tradition Continues

Issue 15, July 2009.
The modern tradition of fight night boxing extravaganzas in Lviv which was started in 2008 by local hero Andrey Kotelnik continued last month when Lviv pugilist Viktor Plotnikov defeated Uzbek contender Sherzodbek Alimdzhanov...

Lviv’s Lake District

Issue 15, July 2009.
Lviv is becoming increasingly famed as one of the architectural pearls of Eastern Europe, but amid all the spires and dreamily crafted masonry of the Lviv skyline the city is still clearly missing one key element – a waterfront. Lviv simply has no river to speak of, and the city’s troubled water supply has been a thorny subject among local citizens for over a hundred years, with many residents still suffering from restricted supplies and regular cut-offs. This lack of waterways in the downtown area helps to create a pressure-cooker micro-climate in central Lviv which can quite literally turn the inner city into a sultry giant sauna on a summer’s afternoon.

EBA Day for Kids

Issue 15, July 2009.
On July 3, Western Ukrainian Branch of EBA introduced pleasant surprise for EBA members, who attended Family Day in Ozery Kray resort together with their families.

Nightlife Mecca Celebrates 12 Years

Issue 15, July 2009.
One of Lviv’s longest-running and most celebrated nightlife venues, Picasso Club, celebrated 12 years in business in June with an extravaganza featuring a headline set from Romania’s ‘Inna and Marius’ pop double act.

Lviv Students Crown their First Lady

Issue 15, July 2009.
As part of celebrations to mark Ukraine’s Constitution Day Lviv students hosted a ‘First Lady 2009’ beauty contest in late June over at the city’s picturesque Bohdan Khmelnitskiy Park. Even unseason rain was unable to dampen the enthusiasm of the audience as some of Lviv’s most talented undergraduate students strutted and preened in a show that included both summer dress and bikini sections

Intimate Exhibition

Issue 15, July 2009.
Lviv’s Museum of Ideas is nothing if not thought-provoking, and this June saw the opening of a new exhibition of student works dedicated to the complex and conflicting forces at work in the eternal relationship between male and female.

Russian Premiere at Lviv Opera House

Issue 15, July 2009.
On June 18th Lviv Opera House hosted the premiere of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece ‘The Tsar’s Bride.’ This historical melodramatic love story set during the reign of Ivan the Terrible was presented in the Russian language as a special present to mark Russia’s national day.

Lviv’s New Contemporary Dance Centre

Issue 15, July 2009.
Ukrainians love to dance and June saw West Ukraine’s first Modern Dance School open up in Lviv. The ‘Sirius’ school got off to a flying start with master-classes from famed TV dance star Vlad Yama and TV choreographer Tatyana Ostroverh.

New Album from Lviv Jazz Divas

Issue 15, July 2009.
Popular Lviv jazz group ‘ShockolaD’ presented their new album to local fans in June at Lviv’s Liviy Bereh club following on from the hugely positive vibe they enjoyed when tracks from the new disc were first aired during the city’s ‘Flugery’ springtime jazz festival.

Austrian President Visits Lviv

Issue 15, July 2009.
Austrian President Heinz Fischer paid a state visit to Ukraine in early July, visiting both Kyiv and Lviv along with a major trade delegation as Austria looked to cement its status as the fourth largest foreign investor in Ukraine.

Third Time Lucky for Pushkin Bust?

Issue 15, July 2009.
Early June saw the unveiling of a new and improved bust to Russian literary great Alexander Pushkin outside Lviv’s Russian Cultural Centre. Lviv nationalist groups who object to Russia’s historical legacy in the region have already destroyed two previous busts, but this latest monument has been specially designed to be vandal-proof...
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Summer 2009: Sunglasses

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