Issue 18, November 2009

Issue 18, November 2009

SALUS FOUNDATION presents culinary show contest “Taste of Life” dedicated “World ANTI AIDS Day”

Issue 18, November 2009.
On November 30, Lviv’s College of Restaurant services and tourism (Pulyja str., 36) will host culinary contest “Taste of Life” dedicated to World fight against AIDS.

Lviv UEFA Cup Bid Continues

Issue 18, November 2009.
Karpaty Lviv vs. Illychivets Mariupol, Ukraina Stadium, 28 November, kick-off at 19.00 West Ukraine is seriously under-represented in the Ukrainian Premier League, with just two sides west of the Dnipro River...

French Cultural Treat est Arrive!

Issue 18, November 2009.
Grand opening of new Alliance Francaise Foundation premises in Lviv featuring exhibition of the works of French painter Andre Jolivet, 23 November – 19 December, Lviv Art Gallery (Stefanyka Str. 3) This month sees an art exhibition of flowery French charm in Lviv as the global efforts of the Francaise Foundation to promote Gallic language and culture expands in the capital of West Ukraine with a new and improved centre at 18a Ogienka Street.

Chilling at Lviv’s Annual Winter Jazz Fest

Issue 18, November 2009.
The 9th annual ‘Jazz Bez’ Lviv international Jazz Festival, December 4-13. At venues across town including Lviv Philharmonic Theatre (Chaykovskoho Str., 7), National Academic Ukrainian Drama Theatre named after Maria Zankovecka (L. Ukrainka Str., 1) and JazzClub.Lviv.(Kvartyra 35 at Virmenska Str. 35)

New Luxury Retail Complex Opening in the City Centre!

Issue 18, November 2009.
New Luxury Retail Complex Opening in the City Centre! Grand opening of Opera Passage Shopping Gallery, 11 December, 27 Svobody Avenue. Lviv will receive a glamorous early Christmas present this year with the opening of a new shopping gallery in the city centre which will raise the bar considerably on the West Ukrainian luxury consumer market.

Outdoor ice-skating

Issue 18, November 2009.
Lviv outdoor ice-skating rink opens, End of November, Rynok Square, close to the City Council Hall. Lviv’s annual city centre ice-skating focus returns this November and promises to bring its particular brand of timeless cheer to Lviv Old Town throughout the festive season.

World famous musician at Lviv's "JazzBez"

Issue 18, November 2009.
Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) is originally from Osaka, Japan. In 2006 he performed in 80 cities in 7 countries and collaborated with 163 artists worldwide. In the past 10 years he has released nearly 50 recordings on CD. He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music. In addition to live solo and ensemble performances he works as a sound designer for film and television. He also teaches Masterclasses and Workshops at the University level. He also heads H&H Production, an independent record label and recording studio based in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was selected as a performing artist for the Pennsylvania Performing Artist on Tour (PennPat) roster as well as a Bronx Arts Council Individual Artist grant.

Belated Halloween Extravaganza!

Issue 18, November 2009.
Belated Halloween Extravaganza! Lviv Today magazine presents Halloween 2009 After Party, Picasso Nighclub (88 Zelena Street, Lviv) 28 November. The recent flu outbreak in Ukraine put paid to plans for a monster Miss Halloween party at top Lviv nightspot Picasso, but the event has now been rescheduled and will go ahead later this month.

From Lviv to the Louvre

Issue 18, November 2009.
October saw Lviv designer Oksana Mukha continue her rise through the ranks of the European fashion world with a wellreceived show of her 2010 collection at the prestigious ‘Carousel du Louvre’ fashion show, a gala event which is hosted each year at the legendary Parisian museum. The collection which went on show in France features a total of 130 wedding dresses and evening gowns in the elegant style for which the Lviv designer is fast becoming famous. Ms. Mukha was the only representative of the Slavic fashion world to be invited to participate in this prestige event, making it the latest accolade in a rollercoaster ride that has seen the West Ukrainian style guru develop from family-run backstreet operation to global brand name.

Modern Lviv`s alternative first lady

Issue 18, November 2009.
Ever since independence in 1991 Lviv citizens have consistently been well-represented among the country’s political classes. Thanks in part to their superior Ukrainian–language skills and credible patriotic credentials citizens of Lviv have always managed to find more than their fair share of political postings both in the capital Kyiv and throughout the country’s diplomatic service. But while Lviv politics is traditionally famed for its nationalist fervor, one of the city’s most senior serving politicians is actually a leading figure with the Party of Regions. Anna German was born in a West Ukrainian village and moved to Lviv in her teens before raising a family in the West Ukrainian capital. As the most senior Lviv personality within the Party of Regions and one of the party’s most eloquent Ukrainian-language figureheads, Ms. German occupies a fascinating and strategic position in the national identity debate which continues to hog the political limelight in post-Orange Ukraine.
.   Category  ‘Fitness”    winners    with medals  and  trophies

Ukrainian bodybuilding champs

Issue 18, November 2009.
Ukrainian bodybuilding champs crowned Lviv welcomed the country’s leading bodybuilding ladies and gents in October for the Ukrainian national NABBA fitness and bodybuilding championships.

Touring Lviv’s iconic sights on unique Wonder train !

Issue 18, November 2009.
As more and more tourists are discovering, Lviv is a magical city where every street holds immeasurable treasures that reflect an ancient and cosmopolitan heritage dating back 750 years. Lviv annually welcomes more than one million tourists, and as the city modernises and prepares to host Euro 2012, this figure is set to rise every year. New services and leisure options are constantly springing up to cater for the growing tourist trade, but few have proved as popular as the city’s iconic ‘Wonder Train’, which offers visitors the chance to see the very best of Lviv from the comfort of a state-of-the-art German-made tourist train!

Back to the Future in Soviet Lviv

Issue 18, November 2009.
Seventy years ago this autumn the Soviet Union’s Red Army marched into West Ukraine and seized the then-Polish administered regional capital city Lviv. This annexation, which was part of the secret clauses in Stalin’s euphemistically named August 1939 non-agression pact with Adolf Hitler, marked the beginning of a fifty- year Soviet reign that, although interrupted by the cataclysms of WWII and the West Ukrainian nationalist insurgency which would smoulder on until the 1950s, was to have a massive impact on the face of Lviv and change the way the city grew and developed forever.

Lviv Fashion Week After Party

Issue 18, November 2009.
Lviv Fashion Week After Party Glamorous girls and dashing gents made up the crowd in late October as Split Club Lviv played host to the official after party of Lviv Fashion Week.

Ukrainian theme for monthly EBA networking

Issue 18, November 2009.
On October 23 the Lviv branch of the European Business Association held its monthly EuroDrink Party at the city’s Dnister Restaurant
Organizers of the event  Iryna  Sorokina and Hanna Havryliv

Doll delight in downtown Lviv

Issue 18, November 2009.
October saw Lviv’s Art Palace play host to a whole world of dolls and other children’s delights. Over 50 doll-makers and traditional craftwork specialists participated in this gentle and family-oriented cultural event

Fashionable charity auction for Lviv kids

Issue 18, November 2009.
It is fashion able to be charitable, so it was no surprise to find a host of well-known society personalities at the recent charity auction held to mark the fourth Lviv Fashion Week series of catwalk shows.

Cossack choir all the way from Kuban

Issue 18, November 2009.
Triumphal is the best description for October’s Cossack choir concert in the confines of Lviv’s Opera and Ballet Theatre.
The original Bavarian Oktoberfest Band in Lviv!

Lviv’s Leopolis Hotel Hosts Ukrainian Oktoberfest

Issue 18, November 2009.
For two wonderful nights on 30-31 October Lviv’s Leopolis Hotel (16 Teatralna Str.) hosted a West Ukrainian version of the globally famous Oktoberfest in the venue’s Lev Cellar restaurant.

Lviv Racing to Meet Euro 2012 Deadline

Issue 18, November 2009.
This month will see Euro 2012-related activity in Lviv rech a fever pitch as city officials work to meet UEFA’s tough 30 November deadline. In April 2007 Ukraine and Poland were designated as sites to co-host the UEFA European championships in 2012. This decision is monumental on two fronts. First, it marked the first occasion since the fall of the Berlin wall 20 years ago where the UEFA championships would be held in two countries formerly belonging to the communist camp. Second, for Ukraine still a fledgling democracy belonging neither to the EU nor NATO, it was one of the biggest single achievements since it gained independence 18 years ago. The challenge now is to make sure Lviv is selected as a host city.