Issue 44, March 2012

Issue 44, March 2012

ALESSANDRO SAFINA WITH SOLO CONCERT

Issue 44, March 2012.
One of the most famous Italian tenors, Alessandro Safina, best known for his songs in the pop-opera genre, will perform live on March 24, 19:00 at Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre.

IRISH FILM FESTIVAL

Issue 44, March 2012.
The Jameson, Irish Film Board, Irish Film Institute and International Film Festival «Molodist» are pleased to present the Irish Film Fest 2012, featuring for your viewing enjoyment, the best selection of award winning Irish films. This years festival will be dedicated to Saint Patrick's Day and will start on March 15, with the film “My Brothers”, directed by Paul Fraser. Written by William Collins, the film is the story of three young brothers epic quest to replace their dying father's beloved watch over the Hallowe'en weekend of 1987. The film stars Timmy Creed, Paul Courtney and TJ Griffin, as well as a supporting cast including Kate Ashfield, Don Wycherley, Sarah Green and Eamonn Hunt.

LVIV FASHION WEEK

Issue 44, March 2012.
From March 27 to April 01, 2012, Lviv Fashion Week will take place for the ninth time. For six days fashion conscious Lvivites and guests of the city will be appraising numerous collections from over 30 Ukrainian and foreign designers.

“THE LORD OF THE RINGS” CONCERT

Issue 44, March 2012.
The “Cantabile Orchestra” together with the “Dnipro” chior will be presenting a special project featuring “The Lord of the Rings” with compositions by Howard Shore - a Canadian composer, notable for his film scores. He has composed the scores for over 80 films, most notably the scores for 'The Lord of the Rings' film trilogy, for which he won three Academy Awards.

X MUSIC FESTIVAL “RUINACIA” (DESTRUCTION),

Issue 44, March 2012.
«Ruinacia» is considered to be one of the most popular Western Ukrainian closed format music festivals, with its motto “Listen to own music – choose own music”. During its ten year legacy, the festival has become an enjoyable tradition not only for Leopolitans, but for music lovers from all over Ukraine. Each year the numbers attending the festival have increased proving the popularity of the event. The main idea of the festival is to demolish old stereotypes of everyday, routine life. An extremely creative dialogue encouraging the birth of new ideas, wishes and emotions is usually created between the musicians and the audience. Music is the main medium through which people can receive inspiration to reach their goals and fulfill non material dreams.

EASTER EGG FESTIVAL IN LVIV

Issue 44, March 2012.
Easter is still four weeks away but Lvivites and guests of the city will soon have a chance to see some beautiful eggs and learn about a centuries-old art form as Lviv will host the Festival of Pysanky (decorated eggs) on March 15- April 22, 2012. This year the traditional eggs will be substituted with egg-shaped figures made of flowers, branches, air balloons, polyester, wood, and even chocolate.

VAKARCHUK’S SOLO ALBUM “BRUSSEL”

Issue 44, March 2012.
Sviatoslav Vakarchuk is both lead singer and front man for Okean Elzy, Ukraine's best-known rock group in recent years. The child of an academic family, Vakarchuk received a schooling that was rich in music, but ultimately he went on to follow his father's footsteps and became a physicist. This leaning towards academia would last until the mid-90s, before his early passion for music once again came to the fore. Okean Elzy was born in 1994 and over the following decade have become increasingly popular not only in Ukraine but right across Europe.

EXHIBITION-PROJECT “JAPAN. TRADITION OF BEAUTY”

Issue 44, March 2012.
Between March 6-26th, Lvivites and guests of the city will have a wonderful opportunity to get closely acquainted with the culture of Japan at the specially arranged exhibition-project “Japan

VIII UKRAINIAN INVESTMENT SUMMIT

Issue 44, March 2012.
The Ukrainian Investment Summit held in the English capital is recognized as one of the largest investment gatherings outside of Ukraine worldwide. The summit aims to provide an independent and objective platform for the discussion of Ukraine’s macroeconomic outlook and to identify ways to improve the country’s investment climate. The Summit is taking place just weeks before Ukraine co-hosts the Euro-2012 football tournament, but also takes place against a backdrop of global financial turmoil and growing frustration at the pace of economic reform domestically.

Interview with designers ‘Yassen Samouilov’ and ‘Livia Stoianova’, creators of the stylish brand ‘On Aura Tout Vu’

Issue 44, March 2012.
Lviv Fashion Week will be proud to welcome for the very first time to Ukraine, the world famous designers ‘Yassen Samouilov’ and ‘Livia Stoianova’, creators of the stylish brand ‘On Aura Tout Vu’. They have previously created accessories for big names such as Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, and Givenchy, to name but a few. In 2002 the brand introduced its first collection of Haute Couture and is now a visiting member of the French Federation of Fashion and a permanent member of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week. On the eve of their first visit to Ukraine, Lviv Today had a unique opportunity to talk to the two designers about what inspires them, and how they feel about Ukrainian fashion.

Legendary Leopolitans No. 12: Les Kurbas Creator of the Modern Ukrainian Theatre

Issue 44, March 2012.
Les' Kurbas (1887-1937) was a prominent Ukrainian artist, founder of the modern national theatre, actor, producer, civil activist, translator-polyglot, and one of the leaders of the national-cultural movement known as 'The Assassinated Renaissance', which represented an age of hope for a renaissance and Ukraine's secession from Russia.

INTERVIEW WITH ALESSANDRO SAFINA

Issue 44, March 2012.
Prior to his arrival in Lviv Alessandro Safina took time out of his schedule to give an interview to Lviv Today.

EBA Personality: Oleh Yanytskyy, Director of Sika Footwear A/C

Issue 44, March 2012.
This month, we hear from Oleh Yanytskyy, Director of Sika Footwear A/C, sharing his opinions about the current business climate in Lviv and Western Ukraine, and his suggestions for what could be done to improve things over the next few years.
2-nd Vice-Miss Halyna Kavka, Miss 2012 Bohdana Pryimak, 1st Vice-Miss KhrystYavo

Grand FinaL MiSS Lviv 2012

Issue 44, March 2012.
On March 14, Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre hosted the grand fnal of the “Miss Lviv 2012” beauty contest. The annual contest brought together prominent businessmen politicians, actors, artists, directors of modelling agencies and designers, to decide who will represent Lviv at Miss Ukraine-2012.

AND GOD CREATED WOMAN…

Issue 44, March 2012.
On March 7th 2012 Lviv’s medical centre “Intersono” hosted a photo exhibition by Iryna Kuziv of beauty salon “Lavanda Ladies”. Kuziv is an expert stylist who has been making women beautiful for more than 20 years and possesses an amazing talent for capturing natural female beauty.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE COMPETITION HELD IN LVIV

Issue 44, March 2012.
On March 3-4, Lviv’s sport complex “Gratsya” (TM “Pivdenny’), hosted an international sports dance competition «Lviv-Leader-2012», organized by the modern dance studio “Leader”.

RUSSIAN SOCIETY CELEBRATE 'BUTTER WEEK'

Issue 44, March 2012.
On February 25, 2012 Lviv’s Russian society celebrated the holiday of Maslenitsa, also known as Butter Week.

EURO 2012 COUNTDOWN BEGINS

Issue 44, March 2012.
On February 29th, 2012 the countdown to one of the biggest world sport events – EURO 2012 began which begins in exactly 100 days from this date.

LVIV HOSPITALITY AWARDS

Issue 44, March 2012.
On February 28, 2012 the primary event in the field of Western Ukrainian hospitality, bestowing the professional award of “Lviv Hospitality” was held in Lviv. The ceremony honouring the winners was held at the conference hall of ”Leopolis”, one of the best hotels in Lviv.

CANADIAN STUDY FAIR HELD IN LVIV

Issue 44, March 2012.
During 22-23 February, 2012 an exhibition-fair entitled “Study in Canada”, was organized by the Embassy of Canada, at the Opera Passage (Svobody av., 27) for potential students and their parents.

LEGENDARY DDT IN LVIV

Issue 44, March 2012.
On March 01, 2012 the legendary “DDT” and Yury Shevchuk, arguably Russia’s most popular rock musician presented a “chamber” set called “Solnik” (Solo) featuring new songs, complete with poems and a light show.

FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE VISITS LVIV

Issue 44, March 2012.
On February 16, 2012 Alain Remy, the 'Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary French Ambassador to Ukraine', met with the consul of France in Lvov, Danylo Yarema, noting that Lviv was the first city in Ukraine to establish an Honorary French Consulate.

Feel the magic of Berlin

Issue 44, March 2012.
England takes pride in London, the U.S. loves New York, France is slightly narcissistic about Paris, and once again, Germany proudly claims Berlin. Today Berlin is a mixture of glamour and grit, teeming with top museums and galleries, grand opera and dazzling clubs, gourmet temples and ethnic snack shacks.

UKRAINE'S DAZZLING TREASURE

Issue 44, March 2012.
High end jewellery pieces are valuable not only because of the rare gems and first-rate materials that are used, but also because of the creative design and exquisite craftsmanship that goes into it.

Ready For Take Off!

Issue 44, March 2012.
Ukraine has always been a vitally important player on the world stage due to its strategic location and commercial potential. Sitting conveniently between the European Union and Eurasia, it is blessed with an envious geographical position that has for many years remained largely under exploited especially in terms of its tourism industry. That however, is all about to change dramatically with the opening of the new Lviv International Airport, in time for the European 2012 Football Championships. As Lviv is one of four Ukrainian cities to host the championship, it was required that Lviv’s airport should be modernised in preparation for the massive increase in visitors to the city. Additionally, the airport will serve as a main gateway hub for visitors travelling onwards to other parts of Ukraine via road or rail.