Issue 47, June 2012

Issue 47, June 2012

THE SHYPIT HIPPY FESTIVAL 2012

Issue 47, June 2012.
The original “Shypit” festival was first launched in 1993, by several like-minded individuals who wanted to create something new and exciting for Ukrainian hippies. “Shypit” is a waterfall in the village of Podobovets, Volovets County, Zakarpattya Oblast, located by the Gemba hill, which is 744 meters above sea level.

PICASSO NIGH-CLUB 15TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Issue 47, June 2012.
On June 16th on of Lviv’s hottest nightclubs – “Picasso”, known for its huge crowds every night of the week, great drink specials, a massive sound system, stylish decor inspired by the great Spanish artist and a friendly and attentive group of staff members will finally celebrate its 15th Anniversary!

MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL “LVIV LEGEND”

Issue 47, June 2012.
June 15-17, Pototsky Palace Yard (15, Kopernyka str.) From 12.00 till 20.00 The “Lviv Legend” Festival will recreate the life and culture of people in Europe from the 14-15th centuries and will offer Leopolitans and guests of the city a wonderful opportunity to meet old-time heroes, beautiful ladies and brave knights. The “Lviv Legend” Festival is similar to numerous festivals that are held throughout Europe, where one can find an authentic medieval atmosphere, battles, knights tournaments, workshops on pottery, blacksmithing, archery, medieval dances and music.

FUN FEST

Issue 47, June 2012.
FUN Fest is a fabulous event for those who love summer, music, sports and fun! It is a unique and colourful festival and the only one of its kind in Western Ukraine. FUN Fest will present Leopolitans and guests of the city with a spectacular and energetic festival featuring leading Ukrainian groups as well as the best DJ’s!

THE "FANARTIA" - EURO 2012 PROJECT

Issue 47, June 2012.
Starting from June 07th 2012, the specially created EURO 2012 Fan Zone will be available for all local and international football fans. The Fan Zone is located in the very heart of the Lviv city centre – Svobody Avenue. During match days the Fan Zone will provide fans with a wonderful possibility to share in the excitement, vibrant atmosphere and football passion while watching live broadcasts of the tournament.

INTERNATIONAL FAN-FESTIVAL “SILPO EUROFAN-2012”

Issue 47, June 2012.
From June 28th-July 1st, the NGO “Karpaty” and their reliable partners will present their traditional international fan-festival for football supporters from different European countries for the 6th consecutive year in Lviv.

LVIV BEER FESTIVAL

Issue 47, June 2012.
June 15-17, Bohdan Khmelnytsky Park of Culture and Leisure (Vytovskogo str.) This year the Lviv Beer Festival in combination with all the football excitement of EURO 2012 and old recipes for brewing will be better than ever! The festival will be located in the «LeoFan» Hospitality Zone, which has been especially created for football fans in one of Lviv’s most picturesque parks.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “ARTPOLE 2012”

Issue 47, June 2012.
July 12-16, Unizh Village (Ivano-Frankivsk Region) This year’s International Festival “ArtPole 2012”, in addition to many traditional live concerts and performances, will offer participants and guests a great chance to enjoy some of the most picturesque landscapes in the Ukrainian countryside, as well as benefit from numerous master classes, and will have the chance to participate in various challenging art-projects.

Western business in Ukraine: outsourcing

Issue 47, June 2012.
Eastern Europe is increasingly being considered as the alternative to traditional 'outsourcing' destinations. A highly skilled workforce, shorter journey times, smaller time-zone differences, European language skills and Western culture all contribute to this attraction. Companies in the US and Western Europe are increasingly turning to Eastern Europe for outsourcing and system development needs.

EXHIBITION OF FRENCH IMPRESSIONISTS

Issue 47, June 2012.
From May 17th until August 26th 2012, the Lviv National Museum (Svobody av., 20) is hosting an exhibition entitled: “Normandy – the cradle of French Impressionism”, which features world-renowned paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Raoul Dufy, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot and Oscar-Claude Monet.

LEOPOLITANS ADORE THEIR “VIRTUOSY”

Issue 47, June 2012.
From May 16th-June 10th 2012, Lviv is hosting the XXXI International Festival of Academic Music “Virtuosy.” It features over 30 concerts performed by world famous Ukrainian and foreign musicians, who will exhibit a variety of genres and unique music styles.

VAR'YATY - TWO YEARS IN THE ‘FUNNY BUSINESS’

Issue 47, June 2012.
From May 24-25th 2012, Lviv’s club “Picasso” hosted a popular comedy show, “Var’yaty”, celebrating its 2nd year anniversary. For the past two years “Vary’aty” has been putting on comedy shows each month, and since November 2011, shows have been held twice a month.

“NANOBOOM” DANCES ITS WAY TO STARDOM

Issue 47, June 2012.
On May 26th 2012, Leopolitan fans of ballet and modern dance were treated to a wonderful mélange of both dance forms when the “NanoBoom” dance group preformed samples of their incredible choreography in a unique presentation at the “Rafinad People” club.

LVIV WELCOMES THE DELAUNAY CUP

Issue 47, June 2012.
On May 23rd 2012, the famous Henri Delaunay Cup, which will be awarded to the winner of the upcoming UEFA EURO 2012 football championship, arrived in Lviv as part of its nationwide tour.

LVIV”S NEW ADORNMENT

Issue 47, June 2012.
Lviv celebrated it 756th Anniversary from May 5-6th 2012 in the usual grand style! Each year on this very special occasion the city presents new monuments and sculptures, which is aimed at promoting tourism in Lviv by highlighting its glorious past as Western Ukraine’s capital.

UKRAINE’S ONE AND ONLY MONUMENT TO BACKPACK

Issue 47, June 2012.
On May 14th 2012, a monument of a backpack was ceremoniously unveiled in the courtyard of the Geography Department of the Lviv National University.

EURO 2012 ODDS & CHANCES

Issue 47, June 2012.
Lviv Today’s London-based journalist, Andrew Lewis, previews the Euro 2012 championship, looking at the teams playing in Arena Lviv, the tournament favourites, and the chances of the Ukrainian team.

Only in Ukraine the FEMEN phenomenon

Issue 47, June 2012.
Its official: all-girl Ukrainian topless activist group FEMEN will be targeting Euro 2012 matches. The ladies of FEMEN have been popping up - and popping out - all over the country in the run-up to this month’s UEFA extravaganza, and so it comes as no surprise to learn

Obligatory Ukraine

Issue 47, June 2012.
10 essential experiences all visiting Euro 2012 fans must try before they leave Ukraine

GRAND OPENING OF MIROTEL RESORT & SPA

Issue 47, June 2012.
On May 25-26, 2012 in Truskavets took place festive opening ceremony of new recreation complex “Mirotel Resort & Spa”. Only best creative constructors and leading designers not only from Ukraine’s several cities, but also from other countries were invited to implement this project and they successfully completed honorable task.