Issue 45, April 2012

Issue 45, April 2012

FAMILY FESTIVAL “HEY YOU, COSSACKS!”

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The aim of this festival is to revive the noble traditions of the Cossacks. During the festival, Leopolitans and guests of the city, together with their families, will get the unique chance to experience the atmosphere of the 16th-18th centuries, to learn the traditions of Ukrainian Cossacks and to listen to traditional Ukrainian folk musicians and to try traditional Ukrainian food

THE SPRING BUSINESS FORUM

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Conference hall of stadium ‘Arena Lviv’ (123 Stryiska Street, Lviv) Representatives of Lviv city authorities, senior managers of major international and Ukrainian banks, investment and consulting companies, leading business schools, as well as companies operating in the information technology, production and manufacturing, retail and distribution, and property sectors are expected to participate in this event.

FESTIVAL OF ACTIVE TOURISM AND RECREATION: “MANIVCІ”

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This event takes place during the celebration of World Tourism Day and is aimed at promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for the future generations.

FIRST TIME IN LVIV: LEGENDARY BAND BUDKA SUFLERA

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On April 25, 2012 Lviv’s night club - “Picasso” will host a concert by the well-known Polish band Budka Suflera.

GASTRONOMIC FESTIVAL “LVIV ON A PLATE”

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This huge Spring gastronomic festival will help establish Lviv as a culinary capital of Ukraine! The highlight of the festival will be an elegant open air dinner for 300 guests presented on April 20 by City restaurateurs. Guests at the dinner are expected to include celebrities, prominent businessmen, and politicians, and festival awards for the Best Restaurant and the Best Chef of Lviv will be presented.

RACING: THE LEOPOLIS GRAND PRIX RETURNS TO LVIV

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On May 5, 2012 the Leopolis Grand Prix Race will be held, featuring over 60 participants with cars over 100 years old. The event organizers plan the event will promote motor tourism in Lviv and Ukraine, and popularize restoration of classic cars.

TENTH ANNIVERSARY JUBILEE PERFORMANCE OF SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA “K&K PHILHARMONIKER”

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On May 03, 2012 the Ukrainian-Austrian symphonic orchestra “K&K Philharmoniker” and the K&K Opernchor is staging a performance of selected classical compositions for Leopolitans and their guests. The program is dedicated to the tenth anniversary of this symphonic orchestra, and feature selections from conductor/composer Matthias Georg Kendlinger and Ludwig van Beethoven.

INTERNATIONAL LINUX CONFERENCE FOR FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE (FOSS) LVIV-2012”

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The International Linux Research and Practice Conference FOSS Lviv-2012 will take place at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv on April 26 – 28.

INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION, SOCIETY 2012

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The International academic conference "Information, Communication, Society 2012" (ICS-2012) will take place 25-28 April, 2012 at Lviv Polytechnic National University – Founded in 1844, it’s one of the largest and oldest technical universities in Ukraine and combines 150 years of experience with the newest approaches to education and research.

“FRENCH SPRING 2012” STARTS IN APRIL

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The Ninth French Spring Art Festival (2012) starts in Ukraine on April 12, 2012. It’s organized by the Embassy of France in Ukraine, French Cultural Centre, in cooperation with Lviv City Council and takes place in venues around the city from April 12 till May 17, 2012.

X INTERNATIONAL ETHNO-JAZZ FESTIVAL - FLUGERY LVOVA

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Here’s a really rare event organized by the Dzyga Art Union, an International Jazz Festival that’s FREE! As the list below shows, there will be many popular Ukrainian and international artists performing.

VINTAGE FASHION EXHIBITION AND PRESENTATIONS: "ETERNITY OF ROMANCE"

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Collector of vintage clothing, Marina Ivanova, has plans to create a museum of fashion in Kyiv. But we won’t have to wait to see some of the precious items that will be there: Marina will present part of her collection of elegant European 18th, 19th, and early 20th century dresses and ladies accessories.

“DAYS OF HUNGARIAN CULTURE AND WINE MAKING - MAGYAR FEST”

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From April 26 –May 06, 2012 an first for Ukriaine in Lviv, there will be a winemaking event organized by the Hungarian Embassy in Ukraine.

SPRING FESTIVAL “LVIV: CAPITAL OF HANDICRAFTS"

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Throughout Europe, Lviv has long been famous for its craftsmen. This festival of presenting Lviv handicrafts features craft guilds, direct personal contacts with well-known artists, master classes and open-air exhibitions as well as entertainment everywhere in the city centre.

LVIV CITY DAY HOLIDAY

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The city will shine on the annual Lviv City Day celebration Saturday and Sunday May 5th and 6th, 2012. There will be an absolutely grand variety of entertainment: street theatre performances, concerts – music genres include jazz, world music, rock and pop. More presentations include dance, comedy, film premieres and award ceremonies to fit all tastes.

VI INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S ART FESTIVAL “IN THE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS”

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The Annual International Children’s Art Festival, called “In the Circle of Friends”, is a highlight of Lviv’s Mother’s Day programme celebrated on the second Sunday of May. On this day children give personal and handmade presents to their mothers. Lviv citizens and guests have the opportunity to watch this beautiful occassion, while children and their mothers dance, sing, exhibit paintings and crafts, and take part in competitions and festivities. Many theatres prepare special performances devoted to Mother’s Day. To make things more exciting, performances by various folk music groups, Ukrainian traditional musical instruments bandura and sopilka (pipe) players, and dance and vocal ensembles will be featured.

CHILDRENS’ READING FESTIVAL - PUBLISHERS’ FORUM FOR CHILDREN

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The Childrens’ Reading Festival is one of only a few such events in Central/Eastern Europe. These important events focus on educational, entertainment, and cultural activities aimed at the popularization of reading and the development of Childrens’ books publishing.

RASCAL’S (BATYAR’S) DAY

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Do you prefer fun to work? Well, Leopolitans have a holiday just for those aspiring to this style of life! “Batyarstvo” describes a lazy, good-humored and pleasure seeking style of life, with an added measure of friendly, playful socializing.

WEEK OF AUSTRIAN MOVIES

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This April Lviv’s “Arthouse” brings to Lviv an extensive program of movie screenings from the Austria. Festival’s program will delight the palate of the most demanding gourmets as it includes selection of recent Austrian movie hits, which are expected to be hugely popular among Lviv film fans.

Legendary Leopolitans No. 13: Olena Kulchytska, Arts without borders

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Olena Kulchytska is indisputably one of the most prominent Ukrainian artists of the 20th century. During her lifetime her paintings were exhibited at nearly sixty shows in Ukraine and abroad in cities including Kyiv, Lviv, Berlin, Brussels, Warsaw, Vienna, Helsinki, Cracow, Moscow, Paris, Poznan, Prague, Rome, Toronto, and Chicago. A 1987 UNESCO resolution, commemorating the 100th anniversary of her birth on an international scale, points to her outstanding talent

EBA Personality: Roman Klakovych, General Manager, Raitex Ukraine

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This month, we hear from Roman Klakovych, General Manager, Raitex Ukraine 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.
Glamorous twins Svetlana and Oksana Pavlyuk with Yuriy Kornelyuk

RAFINAD PEOPLE: GLITTER & CHARm OF LVIV FASHION HOLIDAY

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“Rafnad People” Club, Lviv’s luxury night-life hotspot, associates closely with city’s top music and fashion events, so it seemed only ftting to be part of the glamorous parties within Lviv Fashion Week event.
Charity fashion show by Roksolana Bogutska

LVIV FASHION WEEK – 2012

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The 9th Annual Lviv Fashion Week (LFW) occurred March 27 to April 01, 2012, attracting numerous fashion industry representatives, including fashion experts, buyers, designers’ clients and media representatives, who gathered to enjoy the Autumn/Winter 2012/13 pret-a-porter collections by various designers and brands
Newly created RC Lviv Knyazhyi with Ri President Kalyan Banerjee

LVIV’S NEW ROTARY CLUB – RC LVIV KNYAZHYI

Issue 45, April 2012.
On March 29-30, Lviv’s Rotary club was attended by the President of the Rotary International, Kalyan Banerjee. On March 29, at Lviv’s National University of Ivan Franko was held meeting of Mr. Banerjee and representatives of 22 Rotary clubs of Ukraine and Poland.

LVIV MUSEUM OF CHOCOLATE

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The Nirvana of chocolate has been found, and it is here in Lviv! On March 21, 2012 the Chocolate Museum opened. Here you can learn the history, see the manufacturing process, and – don’t forget! – taste the rich favors of this glorious treat.

OPERA PASSAGE HOSTS EXHIBITION “100 YEARS OF HENNESSY ADVERTISING POSTERS”

Issue 45, April 2012.
On March 16, 2012 Opera Passage Shopping Gallery held ofcial opening of exhibition, called “100 years of Hennessy advertising posters”. The opening ceremony took place in Leopolis Hall, an exclusive event facility on the 4th foor of Shopping Gallery. Over 200 guests invited

BOSCO INSPIRES FOR NEW RECORDS

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Bosco Sport is the fast-growing network of fve sportswear shops, successfully operating in major cities of Ukraine: Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk and Lviv.
UK Ambassador to Ukraine Leigh Turner

UK AMBASSADOR VISITS LVIV

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His Excellency Leigh Turner, The United Kingdom’s Ambas- sador to Ukraine, visited Lviv March 14, 2012. Ambassador Turner met with the Lviv regional state administration’s head Mykhailo Kostiuk and discussed issues of preparations for Euro 2012, as well as investment possibilities within West- ern Ukraine.

Birth place of inspiration

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Everything is relative. Fame, success, failure ... Only love, friendship and freedom - always remain true. Only they add strength to live and strength to resist the winds of fate. And often so routine and problems bitterness fill all around ... Then it's time to put an end and begin enthusiastically creating the history of peace, celebration and renewal of spiritual forces of the new property «Mirotel Resort & Spa», which is opening in April 2012 in the resort town of Truskavets - Lviv region. Our magazine managed to have one of the first glimpse behind the veil of mystery of this new hotel...

Mosaic Masterpiece of Barcelona

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Few can resist the compelling charms of Catalonia and Barcelona – both first-class Spanish tourist destinations. The beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava, an inexhaustible trove of artistic treasures and the lively activity of a city like Barcelona are set against a background of exquisite architecture including Romanesque churches.