Issue 5, September 2008

Issue 5, September 2008

A Rich Habsburg Inheritance

Issue 5, September 2008.
This September Lviv will step back in time to an age of imperial spendour as the city celebrates its Habsburg past with a season of Austrian cultural highlights. This new event reflects a fresh bond between Lviv and Vienna that is rekindling the old Habsburg tradition of regional regeneration.

Ukraine’s most celebrated clock tower

Issue 5, September 2008.
Like London, Moscow and a select few other global cities, Lviv has its very own distinctive clock by which local time has been measured for centuries. Today’s distinctive clock tower is the work of a 19th century Habsburg administration but is in the same spot as numerous other Lviv city clocks down the ages.

"City of Enigmas"

Issue 5, September 2008.
Andreas Wenninger heads Lviv’s Austrian Culture Centre. He is one of the most well-known and long-established members of the Lviv international community.

Austrian Living in Today’s Lviv

Issue 5, September 2008.
Hildegard Kainzbauer is a young Austrian lady who left her Viennese upbringing behind to embark on a voyage of cultural discovery in Lviv, where she currently teaches German and is active in the arts and culture sphere of city life

A Venetian Master in a Lviv Palace

Issue 5, September 2008.
Late August saw the opening of an exhibition offering Lviv art lovers a glimpse of the craft of Francesco Guardi, the legendary Venetian artist of the 18th century.

New Regional Auto Focus

Issue 5, September 2008.
On August 8 Lviv welcomed a new auto focus with the opening of the city’s KIA Motors showroom (located at 50b Lypinskogo Street), which will serve as a hub for operations across West Ukraine.

Nightlife Focus Celebrates Six Years

Issue 5, September 2008.
Lviv nightlife hotspot Casino Split celebrated its 6th birthday in style on August 8, with all the show programme glamour and international culinary delights for which the venue is known. Festive fireworks over Mitskevich Square topped off a fun night of celebration which left Split owner Mr. Andrian Mostoviy a proud man.

Cherry Boom with Lux FM

Issue 5, September 2008.
DJs from popular Lviv radio station Lux FM provided entertainment as Lvivites beat the heat with fun summer parties throughout July and August at lakeside locations throughout Lviv Oblast.

Create Minds Search for Essence of Lviv

Issue 5, September 2008.
On August 15 the exciting new Lviv Centre for East European Urban History went public with the results of its “My Lviv” artistic competition. Fifty talented artists ventured to take up the challenge to create something new and fresh that reflected the essence of Lviv.

Celebrating Seventeen Years of Independence

Issue 5, September 2008.
Lviv marked the annual Ukrainian Independence Day holiday this August with a series of colourful events that began well before the August 24 holiday and ran on for days! The highlight of the festivities was Oleh Skrypka’s ethno festival, which delighted Lviv’s growing legions of devotees to this hip folk style.

EBA Members Meet Mayor

Issue 5, September 2008.
On August 27 the Lviv branch of the European Business Association invited members to put their questions to Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadoviy, who hosted a question and answer session alongside a number of his deputies from Lviv City Hall.

Sheva Sneaks Lviv World Cup Win

Issue 5, September 2008.
The Ukrainian national football team left Lviv in early September having played and won two international in the city in the space of three weeks.

Lviv Society Bringing Gold Back from Beijing

Issue 5, September 2008.
Despite modest ambitions the 2008 Beijing Olympics turned out to be something of a Ukrainian success story, with the team finishing 11th in the overall rankings with a grand total of 27 medals.

Celebrating Lviv’s Rich Armenian Inheritance

Issue 5, September 2008.
On August 17 Lviv marked the 645th anniversary of the city’s Armenian cathedral. Festivities including a solemn Liturgy were led by the Head of the Ukrainian Eparchy of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Grigoris.