Issue 25, June 2010

Issue 25, June 2010

International project “The Power of Art” at Lviv Art Palace

Issue 25, June 2010.
Starting from July 16 till August15, 2010 Lviv Art Palace (Kopernika str., 15, Lviv) will host International project “The Power of Art”. Project consists of two parts : exhibition of creative modern art objects, presented by Art Society from Lublin (Poland) and symposium dedicated to the issue of modern art collections and cultural heritage preservation in countries, where take place dynamic political and social developments and changes, first of all in Poland and Ukraine.

Jazz-rock concert of bands “The Mandry ” (Lviv) and “Outsider Blues” (PL Przeworsk).

Issue 25, June 2010.
On July 12, 2010 in Lviv’s club “Picasso” will take place jazz-rock concert of bands “The Mandry ” (Lviv) and “Outsider Blues” (PL Przeworsk). Event is dedicated to the memory of Orest Zhukevich (one of the member of the band “The Mandry ”.

Second Lviv Outsourcing Forum, June 26

Issue 25, June 2010.
International investor surveys in recent years have consistently identified Lviv as a potential outsourcing goldmine, and local professionals have not been slow to respond, ramping up their outsourcing operations to meet growing international demand.

“Doors Open” Exhibition, Centre for Urban History of Eastern and Central Europe, until August 29. (6, Bohomoltsa Street, Lviv )

Issue 25, June 2010.
This June Lviv’s groundbreaking Centre for Urban History of East Central Europe will open a new exhibition dedicated to urban culture. This traveling exhibition entitled “Doors Open” was conceived by Swiss architects and curators and institutes of higher learning in Eastern and Central Europe.

Festival of European Cinema, June 17-23, Art Palace (17, Kopernika Street, Lviv) & Lviv Cinema (12 Samchuka Street, Lviv

Issue 25, June 2010.
A selection of the best European movies from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Spain, France, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Great Britain, Slovakia, Turkey Luxembourg and Ukraine will delight Leopolitan kino lovers this June.

European Paintball Championship, June 19-20, Pohylyanka Stadium, 31 Cheremshyna Street, Lviv

Issue 25, June 2010.
In the past 15 years paintball has shot up from being an executive teambuilding game to becoming a mass participation sport which has attracted devotees all over the world. Many of Europe’s most enthusiastic paintball warriors will be heading to Lviv for this June event which is part of the paintball season’s established Eastern Tour.

Luk in concert, 27 June, Liviy Bereh (Left Bank) restaurant, 28 Svobody Avenue, Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre basement

Issue 25, June 2010.
Kharkiv’s Luk band is one of the quirkiest and most enigmatic on the Ukrainian scene and they have a large following throughout Eastern Europe, making this Lviv gig a stop-off on a summer long concert tour that will see the group perform in Poland and Germany before finishing up at the Babylonfest in the Czech Republic.

Eurofan 2010 amateur football championships, July 8-11, Lviv

Issue 25, June 2010.
Following on from the success of similar football events in recent years, the folk at Lviv’s ‘Karpaty’ NGO are organising a repeat of the popular Eurofan tournament this summer. The event unites fan teams representing clubs from across Europe in Ukraine’s lion city where they face each other in amateur competition .

‘Fort.Missia’ 2nd annual international art festival, July 2-4, Popovychy village, close to the Ukrainian-Poland border

Issue 25, June 2010.
In the past two decades of independence the Ukrainian folk art and ethno music festival scene has mushroomed into a major seasonal industry with its centre very much based in Lviv and the surrounding West Ukrainian countryside. Each year new events appear and the ethno scene gains in international recognition. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in the growth of the Fort Missia festival, which this July will be held for the second year.

Qualifying round of the UEM Individual SpeedwayEuropean Championship s in Lviv, June 25, SKA Stadium (39а, Kleparivska Street, Lviv).Beginning: 16.00

Issue 25, June 2010.
Qualifying round of the UEM Individual SpeedwayEuropean Championship s in Lviv, June 25, SKA Stadium (39а, Kleparivska Street, Lviv).Beginning: 16.00Q The 2010 UEM Speedway European Championship season has already featured qualifying rounds in Mureck, Austria and Diedenbergen, Germany, with the third qualifying round set to be held in Lviv.

Tiesto world tour

Issue 25, June 2010.
Lviv’s rise and rise as a regional cultural capital received another boost earlier this year when the city was included onto the schedule of global DJ phenomenon Tiesto’s 2010 World Tour. This month the celebrated mix master will play an all-night set to thousands of Leopolitan fans at the city’s Hippodrome at what will surely be the event of the summer 2010 season. Lviv has long been known locally as Ukraine’s cultural capital, but it appears that the outside world is also finally taking notice of the exciting scene that is emerging in the dainty little corner of Old Europe.

Legendary Leopolitans No. 6: The ultimate vodka dynasty

Issue 25, June 2010.
At the beginning of the 20th century Lviv was perhaps best known to the outside world as the home of the famous Baczewski vodka family which exported its celebrated beverages around the world and won the admiration of kings and emperors during an era when Lviv was the eastern outpost of Europe’s great dynastic empires.

Stone finery for paved city

Issue 25, June 2010.
On June 12, 2010 Lviv welcomed grand opening of company «StoneBerg» main office and exhibit hall. Company «StoneBerg» is widely recognized brand, which is specialized on importing from Turkey various sorts of natural stones: travertine – mostly used for in construction activities and interior decorations, as well as marble.

Markevich begins Euro 2012 quest with impressive hat trick

Issue 25, June 2010.
Newly appointed Ukrainian national coach Myron Markevich received a hero’s welcome in his native Lviv in late May as the national team overcame Romania on their way to a trio of impressive international victories.

UKRAINE’S FINEST BODYBUILDING BEAUTIES

Issue 25, June 2010.
On May 15 Lviv played host to a bodybuilding showdown which set out to determine which of the current crop of bodybuilding talent would get to represent the country in the 2010 European Championships.

Retrospective: Ukrainian heroes of the 1986 Mexico World Cup

Issue 25, June 2010.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union Russian football’s national squad was able to take up the mantle as the official successor side of the former USSR national team. However, arguably the greatest ever Soviet team to grace the World Cup was not a Moscow creation – indeed it is often forgotten that the much celebrated USSR team of the Mexico 86 World cup finals was effectively a Ukrainian national side in all but name. Built around the all-conquering Dynamo Kyiv team of the mid-1980s, the Soviet side which Ukrainian coach Valeriy Lobanovskiy took to Mexico 86 and Euro 88 is fondly remembered for its surgically precise football and taste for net-bursting wonder goals. However, few outside of Ukraine realize that this side was actually as Ukrainian as borsch or salo.

Review: Lviv’s summer terrace scene

Issue 25, June 2010.
Throughout the centuries Lviv has changed hands and experienced more war than any other city in Europe, but throughout it all it has always remained a place instilled with a sense of bohemian bonhomie. This ambience is surely best experienced in the laid back environs of one of the city’s ever-growing number of stylish and inventive summer terrace options. Lviv Today took a look at the 2010 summer terrace scene and found a scene bustling with creativity and more than ready to step up to the challenge of Euro 2012.

Premium presentation: the new fourth generation Audi A8

Issue 25, June 2010.
On June 11 Niko-Zahid, the ofcial Lviv region Audi dealer, presented the hotly anticipated fourth generation Audi A8 to West Ukrainian premium car enthusiasts.

NIGHTLIFE ICON CELEBRATES LUCKY 13TH BIRTHDAY

Issue 25, June 2010.
Beloved Lviv night club and cultural hub Picasso celebrated 13 years in business on June 12 with a glamorous night of festivities in line with the venue’s finest traditions.

LVIV CELEBRATES 754TH BIRTHDAY

Issue 25, June 2010.
A colourful parade of theatrically dressed performers and actors created a carnival atmosphere in Lviv this May as the city celebrated the 754th anniversary of its foundation

LVIV FASHION WEEK

Issue 25, June 2010.
Lviv’s Lemberg Exhibition Centre played host to the latest seasonal shows May 20-23 as the capital of West Ukraine welcomed a host of designers from across Ukraine as well as Russia, Poland,...

FLYING THE FLAG FOR DANISH CULTURE

Issue 25, June 2010.
Lviv’s thriving Danish business community now has its own representative body thanks to the arrival of the DBA (Danish Business Association), which is headed in West Ukraine by Lars Vestbjerg of Sika Footwear.

KING OF BOXING SNAPS UP LION CITY FIGHTER:

Issue 25, June 2010.
Legendary boxing promoter Don King was in Lviv in May to sign up Leopolitan fighter Andriy Kotelnik on a three-fight deal which could see the Ukrainian puncher thrust back to the very pinnacle of the sport.

LAND OF COSSACKS AND AMAZONS:

Issue 25, June 2010.
Ukraine’s ancient ties to horseback riding were explored in early May at a riding weekend held at the city’s Hippodrome.

EBA FOOTBALL FUN

Issue 25, June 2010.
On May 30 Lviv’s TVD Sport Complex hosted the EBA Annual Mini-Football Tournament, bringing together young professionals and part-time soccer superstars.

“Democracy and Generation UA”

Issue 25, June 2010.
Lviv Today publisher Peter Dickinson on the challenges facing Ukraine’s post-Orange generation of young patriots as they face up to the country’s new geopolitical direction After five years of post-Orange press freedoms, an ill wind appears to be blowing through the country’s media sector. It took President Kuchma a decade in office before the nation’s journalists finally came out in protest against state censorship, but the new Yanukovych administration has provoked the same reaction within just three months. Journalists at a number of national channels threatened strike action in May in response to the selfcensorship and biased news reportage which they claim has accompanied the arrival of the new government. Meanwhile, commentators complain that the free-for-all of modern Ukrainian political debate has been replaced by a sanitized version of events which bears an uncanny resemblance to the humourless coverage favoured by the Kremlin’s power vertical.

Fried Duck breast with creamy cabbage and small bread dumplings

Issue 25, June 2010.
Master chef Emanuel Wernbacher is the Corporate Chef of Lev Restaurant at Leopolis Hotel. Emanuel has worked in some of the world’s most celebrated kitchens and his many culinary achievements include two Michelin Stars for his work at the Winter Garden Restaurant at Panhans Grand Hotel in Austria. He specialises in Austrian, Continental, European and Fusion cuisines and will be sharing his chef’s secrets with Lviv Today readers each month.