Issue 34, April 2011

Issue 34, April 2011

K&K Philharmoniker symphonic orchestra soloists

Issue 34, April 2011.
26 April, Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall 7 Chaikovskoho Str., Lviv). Concert begins at 19.00

Czech Airlines opens fights to Kharkiv, Lviv & Donetsk, Spring 2011

Issue 34, April 2011.
Czech Airlines has confrmed plans to increase the carrier’s presence in the Ukrainian market with three new fights from Prague to Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lviv.

DE:CODED IT Festival

Issue 34, April 2011.
May 6—8, Lviv Art Palace (17 Kopernika Street, Lviv) DE:CODED is a grandiose 72-hour festival of computer art and information technologies.

“In the Circle of Friends” International Children’s Art Festival

Issue 34, April 2011.
5-9 May, Rainbow Youth Arts Center (47 Antonovycha St.), Lviv Philharmonic Society Concert Hall (7 Chaikovsky St.), Rynok Square, Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora)

Lviv — the Capital City of Handicrafts

Issue 34, April 2011.
May 7—9, Rynok Square, Arsenalna Square, Pidvalna Street, Mstetska Fosa

Street Dance Festival

Issue 34, April 2011.
30 April, Ukraina Sport Palace (18 Melnyka St.) and city centre locations. The Street Dance style is an attempt to introduce a new bounce to traditional urban street life, and the genre has proved hugely popular in Ukraine where its emphasis on a combination of physical agility and artistic expression has lent itself well to local tastes and talents.

Ethno Doll Exhibition

Issue 34, April 2011.
April 20—May 1, Lviv art Palace (17, Kopernika Street, Lviv). As part of Lviv’s Easter 2011 celebrations this festival will showcase the art of folk doll making, which has a long and rich tradition throughout the rural agrarian heartlands of West Ukraine.

Museum Night

Issue 34, April 2011.
May 15—16, museums across Lviv. For many guests the whole of downtown Lviv can seem like one giant museum, but the city also boasts many specialized museums to delight visitors and locals alike.

Battle of the Nations, Medieval Festival

Issue 34, April 2011.
April 30 —May 3, Khotyn Fortress, Khotyn (Chernivtsi Oblast). This fun medieval festival will feature teams of Middle Ages re-enactment enthusiasts from all over the world descend on one of Ukraine’s most eye-catching landmarks — the ancient fortress of Khotyn.

International Wine and Vine-Growing Exhibition

Issue 34, April 2011.
13—15 May, Lviv Art Palace (17 Kopernika Str.) Wine makers and wine growers, wine traders and wine brands from the diferent countries round the world, as well as manufacturers of wine bottling lines and equipment for wine making, designers and manufacturers of wine corks, wine labels and wine bottles

"Flugery Lvova" International Jazz Festi-val

Issue 34, April 2011.
30 April — 2 May, City Hall Courtyard in centre of Rynok Square. This will be the 9th annual‘Flugery Lvova’ethno-jazz festival and it promises to be the biggest and best yet. As usual the event will take place in the exquisite surroundings of the Lviv City Coucil’s inner courtyard sanctum, which for three days will literally become the pulsating musical heart of the city.

Lviv City Day celebrations

Issue 34, April 2011.
7—10 May, events throughout the downtown Lviv area. This year Leopolitans will be marking the city’s 755th anniversary and the party is expected to be as loud and proud as ever.

Publishers’ Forum for Children

Issue 34, April 2011.
May 2, Lviv Art Palace, 17 Kopernika Street, Lviv Lviv has long been seen as the spiritual home of the Ukrainian language, and so it has been no surprise to see the city emerge as a bastion of the Ukrainian language publishing industry since independence in 1991.

Field of Songs Folk Festival

Issue 34, April 2011.
May 15, Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora Street)

Karpaty Lviv vs. Dynamo Kyiv

Issue 34, April 2011.
Ukrainian Premier League, May 7 at 18.00,Ukraina Stadium, Lviv Lviv go into this top-six clash hoping to add Dynamo to their recently acquired Shakhtar scalp and with every confdence of moving one more step closer to Europa League qualifcation for the second successive season. Karpaty — currently in fifth place and on course for European qualifcation — has made a habit of upsetting Ukrainian football’s big two clubs in recent years and scored a credible 1—0 win over the Shakhtar Donetsk galacticos in early March.

Skryabin band in concert

Issue 34, April 2011.
28 April, live at Lviv Opera House (28 Svobody Ave.) Popular Ukrainian rockers Skryabin will delight their Leopolitan fan base this April with a live gig in the impressive surroundings of Lviv Opera House.

Cossack-themed Family Festival

Issue 34, April 2011.
May 21—22, the Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora) This fun festival, dubbed ‘Hey, you Cossacks!’ is designed to bring to life the often larger than life persona of ancient Ukrainian Cossack tradition and recreate the look and mood of the bygone epoch.

Easter celebrations

Issue 34, April 2011.
April 24—30, Lviv city centre and the Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1 Chernecha Hora St.)

Seven Centuries of Lviv Costumes, Historical Exhibition,

Issue 34, April 2011.
April 29—May 17, Italian Courtyard (6 Rynok Square,Lviv) Bandinelli Palace (2,Rynok Square)

Lemberg retro: Batyars back in fashion

Issue 34, April 2011.
First recorded in the early years of the 20th century, the linguistic origins of the West Ukrainian slang term "Batyar" remain a subject of some debate.Some argue that it comes from the Hungarian term ‘betyor’(a vagabond, unemployed lad, ruffian). Others propose the Turkish ‘bekir’ (wifeless), the Persian ‘bekir’,(unemployed), Bulgaria’s ‘bekjor’(bachelor, poor landless peasant),the Czech term ‘bet’ar’(wanderer, ruffian),or the Polish ‘batiar’(juvenile boy, vagabond).
Edward Ma (representative of newly joined  EBA member company Progeny Solar)

EBA NETWORKING WITH A SPORTING TWIST

Issue 34, April 2011.
Late March saw an EBA Bowling Tournament at Lviv’s ‘Mi100’ entertainment centre. The EBA’s Regional Manager for West Ukraine Maryana Lutsyshyn welcomed a large field of competing executives from EBA member companies.

Production potential on the EU’s doorstep

Issue 34, April 2011.
Any room to maneuver? Serhiy Verlanov of PwC Ukraine’s Lviv office explores toll manufacturing in Ukraine. Toll manufacturing – the practice of employing companies to process raw materials or semi-finished goods – has proved particularly suited to the modern Ukrainian economy.

FACEBOOK PARTY AS METRO CLUB CELEBRATES ONLINE LANDMARK

Issue 34, April 2011.
Popular Lviv nightlife destination Metro Club celebrated reaching the 25,000 ‘likes’ landmark on Facebook on March 18 with a social networking party with of charity goodwill
Lviv city mayor Andriy Sadovyi  together with colleague  Mykhaylo Tsymbalyuk

CHERRY BLOSSOM TREES IN SOLIDARITY WITH JAPANESE

Issue 34, April 2011.
Early April saw Lviv ofcials involved in the ceremonial planting of 100 cherry blossom trees as a mark of solidarity with the people of Japan.

FRENCH SPRING BRINGS GALLIC ART TO UKRAINE’S ‘PARIS OF THE EAST’

Issue 34, April 2011.
In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Lviv’s wedding cake facades and manicured public parks earned the city the nickname ‘The Paris of the East’, and the Leopolitan love afair with all things Francais continues to this day.
Passionate dance couple Juan Fossati and Gimena Aramburu

PURE LEOPOLITAN TANGO DELIGHT

Issue 34, April 2011.
With its emphasis on feminine grace, revealing outfts and extreme physical demands, ball-room dancing was always likely to prove a hit on the modern Ukrainian market, and so it has proved.

BEST OF LFW 2011: EURO 2012 STYLE

Issue 34, April 2011.
With preparations for next summer’s European Championships heating up, one of the highlights of this spring’s Lviv Fashion Week shows was a special Euro 2012 Fashion Day held at Lviv’s Olimpik Sports Complex.

PRESIDENT BACKS 2022 OLYMPIC BID

Issue 34, April 2011.
April 11 saw President Yanukovych in Lviv for a visit which allowed the head of state to inspect the city’s preparations for 2012 while also reiterating his support for ambitious plans to bring the 2022 Winter Olympics to the West Ukrainian capital.

MISS LVIV 2011 CROWNED

Issue 34, April 2011.
Lviv’s Opera and Ballet Theatre played host to some of the most beautiful Leopolitans in the city on April 12 at the Miss Lviv contest.
Collection by KAMENSKAYA/KONONOVA

LFW 2011: LEOPOLITAN STYLE AND GROWING GLOBAL REACH

Issue 34, April 2011.
The seventh Lviv Fashion Week season was the centre of attention March 30 — April 3 as the capital of West Ukraine played host to a wide range of emerging catwalk talent from across Ukraine and around the world.

Chornobyl zone: a national tragedy or tourist attraction?

Issue 34, April 2011.
Lviv Today publisher Peter Dickinson assesses the damage being done to Ukraine’s international image by Chornobyl tourism trade. t is April again and so the traditional annual Chornobyl media frenzy is once more upon us. As this will be the 25th anniversary of the 1986 nuclear disaster, this year we are likely to see even more feature stories than usual popping up in the international press – doubly so given the additional editorial interest which has been generated in recent weeks by the ongoing crisis situation surrounding Japan’s nuclear power plants. Busloads of journalists are already en route to the Ukrainian capital and over the coming weeks they will make the pilgrimage to the exclusion zone north of Kyiv in order to experience the dubious thrill of exposure to the aftermath of Ukraine’s infamous nuclear disaster.

Recipe for Tuna Tar Tar

Issue 34, April 2011.
Exclusively for Lviv Today readers, Leopolis Hotel Chef Emanuel Wernbacher presents a delicious dish from the hotel’s new Lev Restaurant menu which is available now.

Sweet delights of Lviv Fashion Week

Issue 34, April 2011.
This year Lviv Fashion Week visitors were pleasantly surprised with not only Haute Couture presentations, but also with innovative work of Lviv’ confectionaries.
Palandöken ski center has a sufcient number of suitable skiing slopes for Alpine

Connecting Lviv to the World: Erzurum

Issue 34, April 2011.
English travel author Sir John Mandeville provides us with one of the first literary references to Erzurum in his 14th century accoun of journeying through modern-day Turkey. He drew particular attention to the cold temperature of the local climate — something which he attributed to the mountainous terrain. Erzurum remains one of the coldest spots in Turkey and a focus for winter sports — five kilometers south of the city lies Palandöken, a state-of-the-art ski resort that soars to 3,271 meters.