Issue 49, September 2012

Issue 49, September 2012

XXIII INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL “GOLDEN LION” DEDICATED TO 125TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY OF LES KURBAS

Issue 49, September 2012.
The Golden Lion is not just a street festival, but a European theatrical tradition, and one of the most prestigious forums of Ukraine. It was founded in our city back in 1989. Since that time, it has been transforming the streets of Lviv into a theatre every October, granting vivid impressions and creating a feeling of a true carnival.

”MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL” SCREENINGS

Issue 49, September 2012.
An extraordinary global event will take place during September 28- October 07, 2012 when over 100,000 people in over 250 cities across six continents will gather in cinemas, galleries, museums and cafes for one purpose to view and vote on Finalists' Films in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. Results of the global voting will be announced on October 7, 2012 in New York.

LVIV FASHION WEEK AUTUMN / WINTER 2012.13

Issue 49, September 2012.
During October 03-07, 2012 in Lviv will be held for the tenth time in a row traditional Lviv Fashion Week – “Autumn/Winter 2012.2013”. During five days, fashion conscious Lvivites and guests of the city will be appraising numerous collections by fashion designers from Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Belarus - Roksolana Bogutska, OKSANA MUKHA, Petro Nesterenko-Lanko, Mykytyuk&Yatsentyuk, Anna Yakovenko, Artem Komarov, Amina Gasem, Syuzanna Slastion, Olya Romanova, Ivanna Yukhymchuk, youngest designer Sofi-Mari Sedova and others. Debut collections will be presented by David Bacali (Slovenia), Kristina Chegodaeva (Russia), Oksana Piekna (Lviv), Khrystyna Rachytska (Lviv), Svetlana Vozian (Sevastopol).

THE 2012 IWF-WORLD MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Issue 49, September 2012.
It was 2 years ago when Lviv officially received allowance from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) to host the International event - World Masters Weightlifting Championship.

III INTERNATIONAL TATTOO FEST

Issue 49, September 2012.
The 3rd Lviv Tattoo Fest, which has evolved into the biggest, best, most significant, and utterly awesome in Western Ukraine’s tattoo world, will be held from October 12-14th 2012 at the Lviv Art Palace.

STREET ART FESTIVAL “REPUBLIC”

Issue 49, September 2012.
The Street Art Festival “Republic” will take place in the Western Ukrainian town of Kamianets-Podilskyi from September 21-23rd 2012. The festival consists of two parts – musical and artistic. The “Republic” promotes modern art and at the same time aims to complete the range of historical festivals throughout Ukraine, since Kamianets-Podilskyi is the city with a rich cultural and historical heritage.

MODERN POLISH CINEMA FESTIVAL “UNDER THE HIGH CASTLE”

Issue 49, September 2012.
The General Consulate of Poland in Lviv invites citizens and visitors to the festival of the Modern Polish Cinema Festival "Under the High Castle 2012". Throughout the 10 days of the event, modern Polish cinema will be featured in 80 screenings presenting over 30 films, alongside with short movies, computer animations and much more. Each film will be accompanied by Ukrainian-subtitles.

LEOPOLIS HISTORICAL RALLY

Issue 49, September 2012.
The “Leopolis Historical Rally” is an international festival of vintage cars, which was founded in 2006 by the initiative of “ZAZ-Kozak”, the automobile club of Zaporozhets ZAZ-965 owners.

EXHIBITION FAIR LVIV PRODUCERS

Issue 49, September 2012.
During October 4-7th 2012, Lviv Art Palace (Kopernika str, 17) will host the exhibition-fair “Lviv producers” where goods that are manufactured by local plants, factories and private enterprises will presented to the general public.

ХII INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM: “STRATEGY. INVESTMENT. COOPERATION”

Issue 49, September 2012.
The International Economic Forum, which is traditionally held in the Lviv Region in October, has established itself as a professional platform for real discussions by leaders of Eastern European countries. It provides these leaders with the unique opportunity for fruitful dialogue between representatives of governmental authorities and those working in the business sphere.

FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DRAMATURGY DRAMA.UA

Issue 49, September 2012.
The “Drama.UA” festival was founded in 2009 to celebrate the best of amateur drama, to foster and encourage excellence in amateur production as well as making a range of dramatic productions accessible to as wide of an audience as possible.

THE WORLD OF DOLLS FESTIVAL

Issue 49, September 2012.
This is the 4th festival of hand-made dolls and Teddy bears, which has a main goal of popularizing the concept of one-of-a-kind dolls, the development of the doll culture and presenting the creativity of talented artists of the branch.

THE VI COFFEE FESTIVAL

Issue 49, September 2012.
Lviv has always been known as the city of coffee, so it is only natural that since 2007, Lviv has been actively promoting an annual city coffee festival along with coffee culture. During the festival, everyone can take a tour through the coffee houses of Lviv, which participate in the contest and everyone can taste the special “festival” coffee.

XVIII INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS' FORUM IN LVIV

Issue 49, September 2012.
This year’s National Book Fair, which is more known as the Publishers’ Forum will bring together over 300 publishing houses as well as over 100 writers from different countries, who all together will present brand new books, as well as classical literature masterpieces.

EBA Personality: Olha Kopot, Branch Director, PJSC “Ingo Ukraine”

Issue 49, September 2012.
Read interview with Olha Kopot, Branch Director, PJSC “Ingo Ukraine” sharing her knowledge about business opportunities

OLYMPICS PARTICIPANTS BESTOWED

Issue 49, September 2012.
On August 22, 2012 at Lviv’s stadium “Arena.Lviv” took place festive ceremony of bestowing of Olympic sportsmen and participants of London 2012 Olympics.

LVIV RUGBY CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY

Issue 49, September 2012.
On August 11th 2012, Lviv Stadium “Sokil” hosted a very special event – a celebration dedicated to the first rugby match, which was played in the city 90 years ago.

LVIV- HOME FOR GREAT FOOTBALL

Issue 49, September 2012.
On August 15, Arena Lviv Stadium hosted a friendly match between the national football teams of Ukraine and the Czech Republic.

Ukraine’s golden gloves dominate London 2012

Issue 49, September 2012.
Outstanding Ukrainian boxing team wins one quarter of nation’s London 2012 medals Ukraine did not produce any of the major stars of the London 2012 Olympic Games, but nevertheless the nation’s sportsmen and women did manage to finish in a respectable fourteenth position overall, winning a total of twenty medals. The stand-out performers of Ukraine’s London 2012 team were undoubtedly the nation’s Olympic boxers, who won five medals in total – or in other words, 25% of Ukraine’s entire 2012 Olympic medal haul. This impressive display earned Ukraine’s boxing squad a second place finish in the Olympic boxing medals table, marginally behind host nation Great Britain.

Global Cultural heritage -The Museum of Johann George Pinzel

Issue 49, September 2012.
This small museum won’t take more than half an hour of your time, unless you end up being carried away by the captivating exhibitions. It is definitely worth visiting when you’re in Lviv due to several reasons! Firstly, the museum’s unique location –it is located within an architectural monument - the former Church of Poor Clares, designed by Paolo the Roman, which was built in 1605-1607. The frescoes of the cathedral were created in 1670.

OK’S CLUB FEST

Issue 49, September 2012.
On July 29, Lviv’s night club Picasso hosted summer’s most spectacular conceptual event OK’S CLUB FEST” Lady in Red. The interior of the club was decorated with huge red sofas, located around dance-floor and elegant red drapes, among which was placed DJ’s platform – all together creating atmosphere of luxurious amphitheater. Dress code of the event for charming ladies required exquisite red evening wear.

PLAST FESTIVELY CELEBRATES CENTENARY

Issue 49, September 2012.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of PLAST in Ukraine, scouts from Canada, the United States, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Argentina, Australia, and the United Kingdom came to Lviv.

‘ETNOVIR -2012’

Issue 49, September 2012.
During August 22-26, Lviv celebrated the 5th International ethno-festival ‘Etnovir’. ‘Etnovir’ filled the streets with a rich and colorful pageant of traditional song and dance.

ETHNIC FEST UNITED BOYKOS

Issue 49, September 2012.
During August 1-5th 2012, in the village of Turka in the Lviv region, a colourful global festival “Boykivski Festyny” was held, which gathered representatives of the Western Ukrainian ethnic group of Boyki from 36 different countries from across the world.

RESTORING THE ARMENIAN CATHEDRAL

Issue 49, September 2012.
A unique masterpiece – the wooden altar “Golgotha” will be returned back to its place located in the courtyard of the Armenian Cathedral by the end of this year.

Emigration opportunities and obstacles

Issue 49, September 2012.
Ukrainians seeking a new life abroad must contend with anti-immigration environment As Ukraine’s dream of greater Euro-integration continues to fade, emigration is back on the agenda for many young Ukrainians. With the current government in Kyiv facing the prospect of increasing international isolation, many of the country’s emerging generation are being drawn to the broader horizons and better prospects of the wider world.