Issue 39, October 2011

Issue 39, October 2011

Jamala goes to Lviv!

Issue 39, October 2011.
On November 15, Lviv jazz&soul fans will get chance to enjoy the unique voice of Jamala at her concert on stage of Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre .Singer Jamala (real name - Susana Jamaladinova) lives in Kiev, but she was born in the city of Osh (Kirghizia).

Lviv Tattoo fest International festival

Issue 39, October 2011.
At the end of October Lviv Art Palace hosts the only Tattoo Festival in Ukraine, unique in style and spirit, Tattoo grand-masters from Ukraine, Poland, Russia and Belarus will present master-classes and show amazing creative tattoos.

LVIV FASHION WEEK Spring/Summer 2012

Issue 39, October 2011.
From October 25-30, we can enjoy the eighth Lviv Fashion Week, ‘Spring/Summer 2012’. Special guest Polish Ukrainian fashion designer Natasha Pavluchenko, will visit Ukraine for the first time. For four days, new collections of Spring/Summer 2012 will present designers from Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine - Roksolana Bogutska, Oksana Mukha, Marta Wachholz, GOLDA Vynogradska and others.

Kiss Forever Band - First time in Lviv, within 15th anniversary World tour

Issue 39, October 2011.
October 21, Lviv’s club - Picasso will host concert by “The KISS Forever Band” - a cool KISS tribute that originates from Hungary. Established Hungarian musicians formed Kiss Forever Band in 1995.

Wiener Johann Strauß Gala Concert

Issue 39, October 2011.
On October 19, Ukrainian-Austrian ‘K&K Philharmoniker’ orchestra stage their latest performance of classical compositions.

Legendary Kevin Mahogany at ‘Picasso Jazz Hall’

Issue 39, October 2011.
Kevin Mahogany, the most exhilarating male jazz singer of our time, comes to Picasso. Kevin released the self-titled ‘Kevin Mahogany’ in 1995. Another Time, Another Place, My Romance, and Portrait of Kevin Mahogany followed.

The 9th Festival of the Ancient Music in Lviv

Issue 39, October 2011.
The only event of its kind, with vocal, instrumental, church, secular and opera music from many European countries, with performances and master classes on these pearls of the past.

World of Dinosaurs

Issue 39, October 2011.
From October 07 to November 06, of NTM ‘Pivdenny’ (Sсhiretska 36) will hold the ‘World of Dinosaurs’ exhibition, with over 50 full size dinosaur exhibits. It is the first visit to Lviv for this international project.

Georgia’s national dance ensemble at Lviv Opera House

Issue 39, October 2011.
When Producer Jim Lowe and Director Pascal Jourdan worked together in Tbilisi, they decided to bring traditional Georgia to the modern scene. In 2000 their first ‘Legend of Tamar’ toured America. ‘Georgian Legend’ followed, touring Europe before an audience of 150,000 with 100,000 CDs sold within months.

International friendly, Ukraine vs. Austria, 15 November, Lviv Euro 2012 stadium

Issue 39, October 2011.
Kick-off scheduled for 19.00 The first ever match to take place at Lviv's new Euro 2012 stadium will be an international friendly clash between Ukraine and Austria.

Euro 2012 stadium opening, 29 October

Issue 39, October 2011.
Lviv's Euro 2012 stadium has been a long time coming but the showpiece of the city's 2012 preparations is finally ready to be unveiled to an expectant Leopolitan public.

Jamala goes to Lviv!

Issue 39, October 2011.
In the eve of his appearances in Lviv Jamal gave an interview to our correspondent

DUTCH TRADE MISSION

Issue 39, October 2011.
The Dutch Embassy organized a September trade mission to Lviv. Ambassador H.E. P.J. Wolthers headed the mission, assisting Dutch businesses by introducing them to local authorities and potential business partners

Tax-free shopping – how does it work?

Issue 39, October 2011.
The attractiveness of shopping abroad has become more and more widespread among the citizens of Ukraine recently.

THE 48TH GOLDEN AUTUMN!

Issue 39, October 2011.
September saw the Golden Autumn International Archery Tournament, which has been held in Lviv for over 48 years! Over 200 archers competed from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain and Ukraine.

ANOTHER LVIV TALISMAN TEAM

Issue 39, October 2011.
Western Ukraine’s first professional ice hockey club was formed in Lviv on September 13th. Levy or ‘Lions’ already plans to enter the Ukrainian Professional Ice Hockey League this year.

МЕTRO’S A-MAzING FACEBOOK PARTY!

Issue 39, October 2011.
Club Меtrо celebrated 50,000 Facebook ‘likes’ with a huge party to thank their fans. The event featured a challenging and several-hours long intriguing quest which turned the city into a huge maze.

HEAR! COMES THE BRIDE!

Issue 39, October 2011.
Lviv has just celebrated the 51st Birthday of the Zaporozhets car. Lviv has created a new record: on September 24th 2011, the longest ever wedding procession of Gorbatyi ‘hunchback’ cars.

A KNIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN

Issue 39, October 2011.
Last month Pototsky Palace yard hosted the ‘Lviv Legends’ International Knights Tournament.

HELLO DOLLY!

Issue 39, October 2011.
The International Doll Festival ‘Lady & Teddy’ took place at Lviv Art Palace. Over 50 doll creators from Ukraine, Moldova, Turkey, Germany, USA and the Netherlands attended.

LVIV... CAMERA... ACTION!

Issue 39, October 2011.
Over September and October, Lviv saw movie-folk filming “The White Angel”, written by Alina Semeryakova, and directed by Waldemar Kshistek.

COFFEE FESTIVAL

Issue 39, October 2011.
During September, Lviv celebrated the V Coffee Festival ‘To Lviv For Coffee’. Lviv, famous for its numerous coffee-houses is undoubtedly Eastern Europe’s true coffee capital.

BOOK FAIR ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL AUTHORS

Issue 39, October 2011.
This September, Lviv kicked off its 18th annual book fair - four days highlighting new and upcoming authors, and well-known names from Ukraine and abroad.

LIVING STATUES EVERYWHERE!

Issue 39, October 2011.
On September 30, Lviv’s ‘Golden Lion’ theatre festival opened with a street carnival featuring stilt-walkers, street theatre and a fire show.

NEW PHILHARMONIC SEASON ANNOUNCED

Issue 39, October 2011.
Lviv Philharmonic’s 2011-12 season has begun! The launch featured world-respected German violinist Mikhail Ovrutsky who, with the Academic Symphony Orchestra, presented a sensational evening of Skoryk, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, conducted by Aydar Torybayev.

CHINESE ART IN LVIV

Issue 39, October 2011.
Early October, Lviv Art Palace was resplendent with an exhibition by prominent Chinese artist Liao Songtao, as part of the Ukrainian-Chinese cultural research centre’s International Art Project.

UEFA PRESIDENT: LVIV IS ON COURSE

Issue 39, October 2011.
On September 26, UEFA President Michel Platini began his two-day Euro-2012 inspection tour in Lviv.

Tagliatelle in creamy white mushroom sauce

Issue 39, October 2011.
Leopolis Hotel Chef Emanuel Wernbacher presents a delicious dish from the hotel’s new Lev Restaurant menu which is available now. Next month: Egg Plant Roll

On Arrival: Lviv International Airport Excitement building as Leopolitans anticipate the dawn of a new era of travel possibilities

Issue 39, October 2011.
Ukraine is often described as Europe’s gateway to Eurasia, and within Ukraine it is Lviv which holds the key to this enormously lucrative modern-day silk route. As in ancient times, the city sits at the intersection of crucial regional transport routes and forms a key link in the chain connecting EU markets with the emerging economies of Eurasia. The opportunities presented by this favourable location have attracted considerable state investment in recent years. Indeed, the city’s infrastructure has been one of the major beneficiaries of Euro 2012 construction works and in some areas is now beginning to approach EU levels. Nevertheless, it will be some years more before Lviv’s road and rail networks have achieved full parity with their EU neighbours. The most immediate infrastructure improvement will be the opening of Lviv International Airport this winter – an event which in itself promises to totally alter Lviv’s international accessibility and allow the city to reap the full benefits once more of its historically fortuitous location.

Salt, Springs and Spa Towns.

Issue 39, October 2011.
Truskavets may well be the most attractive spa resort in Europe. Hidden at the foothills of the beautiful and picturesque Precarpathians, Truskavets is 450 meters above sea level. With an average of 200 days sunshine per year, warm days predominate, though crisp bright Winters are cold. About 100 kms from Lviv, Truskavets is an easy hour’s drive.

Introducing Guǎngzhōu

Issue 39, October 2011.
Known to many in the West as ‘Canton’, Guǎngzhōu is the first city on most visitors’ itineraries. Wrapped in a perpetual haze of pink smog and flashing neon lights, the city overwhelms with energy, colour, and size. Like neighbouring Hong Kong, the city has been swept up into a consumerist whirl, but scratch away Guǎngzhōu’s glittery surface and you’ll find a place unique among urban centers.