Issue 55, March 2013

Issue 55, March 2013

IRISH FILM FESTIVAL

Issue 55, March 2013.
The Jameson Irish Film Board, Irish Film Institute and International Film Festival «Molodist» are pleased to present the Irish Film Fest 2013, featuring for your viewing enjoyment, the best selection of award winning Irish films.

Stas Mikhailov in Lviv

Issue 55, March 2013.
Popular singer and songwriter Stas Mikhailov will hold a concert in Lviv on March 30th 2013. With his name listed at the top of Forbes magazine list of the highest-earning Russian stars in entertainment and sports, and having his name entered an amazing 14.4 million times on the Yandex search engine last year, Stas Mikhailov is for the present day Russia’s most sought after singer. His rates for playing at private parties start at $100,000 — high even by Russian standards.

Easter Egg Pysanky Festival

Issue 55, March 2013.
Legend has it that there is a huge evil creature chained to a hillside somewhere. Every year, when Easter eggs are made in Ukraine, the numbers of eggs are counted. If only a few eggs are made, the creature’s bonds are loosened, and evil flows through the earth. However, if many eggs are decorated, the creature’s bonds are tightened, and its evil is kept in check.

Contemporary Jazz Icon in Lviv

Issue 55, March 2013.
On March 18th 2013, the Ukrainian Drama Theatre named after Mariya Zankovetska will host a grand concert by Japanese contemporary jazz icon, Keiko Matsui, who will be performing in Lviv, offering Leopolitan jazz lovers a unique opportunity to experience one of her stunning live shows.

5th Lviv Outsourcing Forum “The struggle for higher rates”

Issue 55, March 2013.
Being held for the 5th time, the forum is expected to bring together more than 150 owners of outsourcing companies from all over Ukraine and in order to create a good platform for experience exchange and discussion of the most pressing issues.

XI Lviv Fashion Week

Issue 55, March 2013.
During March 27-31, 2013, Lviv will be hosting the 11th season of Lviv Fashion Week. For five days fashion forward Leopolitans and guests of the city will be appraising numerous collections created by leading Ukrainian and foreign designers - Roksolana Bogutska, Marta Wachholz, vozianov, Mykytyuk & Yatsentyuk, NOVANA Studio, Komardina Liudmyla, KATERINA YALOVA, Olena Sloboda, Ivanna Yukhymchuk, Chegodaeva&Efremova (Russia), Kamila Gawronska Kasperska (Poland) and many others.

Week of Italian Cinema

Issue 55, March 2013.
For the second time in the last three years, Lviv will host the Italian cinema festival. From March 21st to April 1st Lviv cinema fans and guests of the city will be able to enjoy the best picks from modern Italian cinematography

“French Spring 2013”

Issue 55, March 2013.
“French Spring 2013” will arrive in Lviv on March 22nd and will include a truly rich and colourful program. In keeping with tradition, the Embassy of France in Ukraine will organize this spectacular and eventful festival in cooperation with the French cultural centre “Alliance française”.

Renaissance Architectural Masterpieces of Lviv

Issue 55, March 2013.
A medieval chronicler once called Lviv ‘a city at the crossroads of a hundred languages’, which to a large extent was true. Almost from its foundation, many languages could be heard within the walls of Lviv, as traders and travelers came to the city from many parts of Europe and Asia.

Ukrainian Designer Roksolana Bogutska

Issue 55, March 2013.
Roksolana Bogutska has been creating fashion collections flavoured with Ukrainian folk style for years. Among her fans is Ukrainian First Lady Kateryna Yushchenko, known for her passion for folk dresses. It was Bogutska who created a dress that Kateryna Yushchenko wore to the presidential inauguration in 2005. Also among her regular clients are Ukrainian pop stars Ruslana and Natalka Karpa. Bogutska combines traditional Ukrainian embroidery and beading with modern clothing design. She prefers to work exclusively with natural materials, such as silk, wool and cotton. Also, Bogutska is the first Ukrainian designer to begin using fur in her designs.

Ukrainian Dream of Da Vinci

Issue 55, March 2013.
With its spacious central square, streets decorated with Italian arches, sizeable churches and a dominant palazzo, the little town of Zhovkva – with 13,000 inhabitants – is as close as one will get in Ukraine to seeing what da Vinci dreamed of as his “ideal city.”

New ways to settle disputes

Issue 55, March 2013.
On February 15th 2013, one of Lviv’s restaurants hosted a unique event – a seminar on legal issues “Resolution of disputes over a cup of coffee: discussion of ethics in arbitration” organized by Arzinger, one of the Ukraine’s leading law firms.

Ukraine’s Medieval Battle Championship

Issue 55, March 2013.
On February 23rd 2013, Lviv’s Palace of Sport “Ukraine” hosted Ukraine’s First Medieval Battle Championship. The event brought together over 100 participants, members of 12 historic clubs from 10 different cities in Ukraine - Kyiv, Kharkov, Odessa, Kirovograd, Sumy, Zaporizhzhya, Dnipropetrovsk, Khmennitsky, Kamyanets-Podilsky and Lviv. Fights were held in two categories - “1x1” – battles between knights and “5x5” battles between teams.

Lviv Chosen as Negotiating Site

Issue 55, March 2013.
On February 19th 2013, Lviv played host to a negotiation round for the “Permanent Conference” between political representatives of Pridnestrovie and Moldova. Both sides focused on discussion of vitally important issues by common consent of participants - Nina Shtanski, Deputy Chairperson of the Government of the PMR on Issues of International Cooperation, Jennifer Brush, Head of OSCE Mission to Moldova and Yevgeny Karpov, Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration of Moldova.

Lviv’s Annual Chocolate Fest

Issue 55, March 2013.
The Lviv Art Palace hosted the 6th City Chocolate Fest, providing Leopolitans and guests of the city with the wonderful opportunity to enjoy, taste and admire chocolate fountains, numerous sweets, chocolate sculpture workshops, chocolate making master-classes, contests between confectioners from Ukraine and foreign countries and much more.

Austrian Ski Resort Success

Issue 55, March 2013.
On February 12th 2013, in the “Karelia” conference room at Hotel “Leopolis” a press conference was held concerning the “Austrian experience in the development of ski resorts”. The trade department of the Austrian Embassy in Ukraine organized the event.

Paying our Respect to Volodymyr Ivasyuk

Issue 55, March 2013.
During March 4-5th 2013, the Lviv Opera Theatre hosted a series of concerts featuring the music project ”Ivasyuk”. The project showcases works by Volodymyr Ivasyuk - a popular Ukrainian songwriter, composer and poet.

Contest “Benefactor of the Lviv region 2012”

Issue 55, March 2013.
On March 1st 2013, the Lviv Drama Theatre hosted an award ceremony for the contest “Benefactor of the Lviv region 2013”. Vasyl Kosiv, vice-mayor for humanitarian issues as well as other influential representatives from the city administration, attended the event.

Lviv Eyes UNESCO's City of Literature Project

Issue 55, March 2013.
On February 21st 2013, the Scientific Library of Franko Lviv National University (5 Drahomanova St.) hosted the first conference, which officially launched the city’s participation in UNESCO's City of Literature program.