Issue 38, September 2011

Issue 38, September 2011

Exhibition fair “Lviv producers”

Issue 38, September 2011.
From October 06 till October 09, 2011 Lviv Art Palace (Kopernika str, 17) will host exhibition-fair “Lviv producers” were will be presented goods manufactured by local plants, factories and private enterprises.

The Annual “GalExpo” specialized exhibitions

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TourEXPO’, the 12th International exhibition is a midweek exhibition, for those involved or interested in the most active spheres of modern life - Tourist Industry, Hotel and Restaurant business as well as Entertainment . With participants from all aspects of tourism and hospitality the exhibitions will offers new tourism investment projects and mass-media opportunities for firstly for resorts, sanatoria, hotels representatives as well as public catering establishments alongside with transport and insurance services professionals.

Ukrainian Premier League, Football

Issue 38, September 2011.
Local side Lviv Karpaty can concentrate on continuing its Ukrainian Premier League top six status this season following an early exit from this year's Europa League.

‘Vereteno’ Authentic Art Festival (“Spindel”)

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‘Vereteno’ festival brings authentic groups from across Western Ukraine, to represent their traditional folk arts. Ancient songs, performances and ceremonies all celebrate the rural heritage of past generations.

European Individual Speedway Championships

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As part of the full European tournament Lviv’s SKA stadium will play host to the finals for the Individual Speedway Championship.

‘Contrasts’ International Contemporary Music Festival

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The Contrasts Festival is a treat for connoisseurs of traditional classics and modern music. Over the past 17 years, the Festival has already established itself in the world of classical music.

”Manhattan Short Film Festival” screenings

Issue 38, September 2011.
Between September 23 and October 2, over 100,000 people will gather in cinemas, galleries, museums and cafes in over 250 cities for one purpose: to select the finalists in the “Manhattan Short Film Festival”.

Lviv Lumines Fluorescent Art Festival

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‘Lviv Lumines’ has to be the brightest festival in Lviv. Bringing together artists working specifically in fluorescent media, this unique festival always promises to brighten up your day.

‘Golden Lion’ Theatre Festival

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The ‘Golden Lion’ Theatre Festival is no amateur event, but a European theatrical tradition, and one of the most prestigious forums in Ukraine. It was founded in 1989 and every October transforms the streets of Lviv into a theatre, creating a true carnival atmosphere.

XI International Economic Forum 'Economic Integration - National Priorities'

Issue 38, September 2011.
This year’s International Economic Forum takes place at the ‘Rixos – Prykarpattya’ Resort, in Truskavets. For 11 years, it has been a respected discussion platform for leaders of Eastern European countries, politicians, economists, financiers and businessmen.

THE 4th CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

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The fourth International Chamber music festival comes to Lviv from 22-25 September. Hosted by Lviv Philharmonic theatre and Lviv National Lysenko Music Academy, it brings International attention to this magnificent city. Szymanowski Quartet, the founders of the Festival, like to encourage cultural exchange by inviting renowned colleagues to play with them.

Cheese & Wine Holiday

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Here’s a great chance to learn more about Lviv’s wine- and cheese-making culture and traditions, visit the fair, and join in our rich entertainment program.

V Coffee Festival

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The Coffee Festival has been celebrating Lviv’s coffee culture since 2007. Tours through Lviv’s plentiful coffee houses will show you how this tradition has endured through the centuries.

III International Festival “Doll World 2011”

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For a whole month Lviv Art Palace will host the third ‘Dolls World 2011’, an international event giving you the chance to appreciate the phenomenon of doll art.

‘The Football Planet 2011’ International Exhibition

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‘The Football Planet 2011’ comes to Lviv for the first time in Ukraine. European and Ukrainian football federations and representatives of national teams and clubs will meet suppliers from throughout the industry.

XVIII International Publishers' Forum

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From September 14-18, Lviv will be hosting the 18th International Book Forum, originally started by a private initiative, who never imagined it would become such an important event in the sphere of publishing, literature and culture.

Legendary Leopolitans No. 11: Yuriy Kulchytsky The Grandfather of European Coffee Culture.

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It takes but a quick walk around Lviv’s historical centre to see how the city is a coffee lover’s paradise, boasting over 500 coffeehouses where you can choose a relaxing brew and taste of old bohemia.

EBA Personality: Piret Haahr, CEO DP Lvivtex

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How do you assess business sectordevelopment in the Lviv region so far in 2011 and what are your business development predictions for 2012? I’ve been developing various businesses in Western Ukraine for the last 10 years and during this period I can definitely say that the business sector developed significantly. This year business activity has revived after the crisis and I notice more investors coming to Lviv as well as increase in turnover for existing companies. Due to the impressive infrastructure development as a result of EURO 2012, I’m sure that next year’s business sector development will reach new levels. The new airport for example, will significantly increase economic activity.
“EURO 2012 Tournament friend” Igor Kulchytsky

UEFA EURO 2012 MAIN TROPHY

Issue 38, September 2011.
On July 19, Lviv brewery got their hands on the UEFA EURO 2012 Main Trophy! The Cup was specially delivered to Ukraine for championship sponsors “Slavutych” Carlsberg Group.
Local historian and tour guide Petro Radkovets lectures on football history

MARKING THE FIRST FOOTBALL GAME

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117 years ago, the first goal was scored 6 minutes into the first ever football game between Ukraine and Poland, marking the beginning of Lviv’s footballing history

Lviv – the Coffee Mecca of Ukraine

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Coffee is massive in Lviv. Right now there are nearly 700 coffee houses. In Lviv , they are known as ‘kavyarnya’ or "knajpa’ (their name from Austro-Hungarian times) ‘kawa’, a direct translation or even the tender ‘kawusya’. Talk of instant coffee is prohibited.
Glorious moment for Boris Malinowsky of “Play” club

GOING OUT TO PLAY

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Grand style and originality are perfect words to describe the recently opened restaurant/club “PLAY”. This spacious and bright venue, conveniently located at Kryva Lypa square 6, holds up to 100 people.
Sharing the same birthday, and carrying a huge Ukrainian fag!

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE

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In Lviv, we celebrated Independence Day in our own inimitable style, with variety, enthusiasm and zeal – the party ran constantly from August 21-24.
The Vice Prime Minister conducting a press conference at the  stadium’s building

KOLESNIKOV INSPECTION

Issue 38, September 2011.
On August 30th, Vice Prime Minister Boris Kolesnikov, the Minister of Infrastructure, enjoyed a working trip to Lviv, to see how we are preparing for Euro-2012.
Burundi Sacred Drums

ETNOVIR FESTIVAL FILLS THE STREETS

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During August 20-24, Lviv celebrated the 4th ‘Etnovir’ International ethno-festival. ‘Etnovir’ filled the streets with a rich and colourful pageant of traditional song and dance.

AIR CAVALRY PROFESSIONAL HOLIDAY

Issue 38, September 2011.
On August 02, 2011 Ukraine’s elite army forces – Air Cavalry celebrated professional holiday. Main air cavalry dispositions in Ukraine are in Lviv, Zhytomir, Mykolaiv, Chernigiv and Dniprepotrovsk regions.

THE COSSACK FESTIVAL

Issue 38, September 2011.
The first ‘Bohdanovy Zvytyagy’ Cossack festival was held in Horodok on the last week in July, - using battle sites from the historical conflict between Bohdan Khmelnytsky and Polish troops.

EYE OF THE LION

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On August 22, TM ‘Lvivske’, presented the city with the ‘Eye of the Lion’ survey telescope, a gift to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence.

MAESTRO OPENS ITS DOORS

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A sumptuous party heralded the launch of Maestro Lounge Club, Lviv’s latest addition to the social scene.

CELEBRATING JEWISH TRADITION

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RAPID-TRIDENT NATO EXCERCISE

Issue 38, September 2011.
During July and August, the Yavoriv base hosted Rapid Trident-2011, a military exercise within the NATO Partnership for Peace program.

GREEN SOFA’S SUMMER EXHIBITION

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During August, ‘Green Sofa’, one of Lviv’s most famous galleries hosted a new exhibition of the work of Evgenia Gapchinska, an artist popular not only in Kiev, but also here in Lviv.

EBA FAMILY DAY

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20 years of memory wars

Issue 38, September 2011.
They say that the past is a different country, but in patchwork Ukraine the past is actually at least two different countries in a state of perpetual conflict. With the removal of the Soviet straightjacket, these opposing world views have resurfaced with a vengeance, producing an ongoing national identity crisis which has so far lasted two decades and counting.

Culture & Foie gras Par Excellence

Issue 38, September 2011.
Nestled at the heart of the Midi-Pyrenean region, Toulouse has always enjoyed its status in the South-West of France. A 2,000 year history is evident in the brick and tile architecture so typical of the cities, villages and farms across the Midi-Pyrenees region. The golden light reflecting on the Toulouse brickwork has earned it the name ‘Ville Rose’. This fabulous colouring imbues the city with a gentle and warm atmosphere.