Issue 56, April 2013

Issue 56, April 2013

THE LVIV HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY FORUM (LHIF)

Issue 56, April 2013.
The “Dnister” Premier Hotel will host the Lviv Hospitality Industry Forum from May 15-17th, which will bring together professionals in the hospitality industry, consulting experts, and representatives from international hotel chains and companies.

BELARUSIAN-SWEDISH LITERARY DAYS

Issue 56, April 2013.
During May 17-19th 2013, Lviv will host the Swedish-Belarusian Literary Days, an event which brings together a group of Swedish and Belarusian authors, translators, students and cultural workers. They will travel the country together, take part in public readings and private meetings and get to know each other’s work. The main idea behind the Literary Days is to inspire each other and to give audiences around Belarus the opportunity to encounter authors from Sweden as well as the latest and most interesting writers in the Belarusian language.

PUBLISHERS’ FORUM FOR CHILDREN

Issue 56, April 2013.
The Children’s Reading Festival is one of the few in Central and Eastern Europe, which is successfully made up of a whole complex of educational, entertainment and cultural activities, aimed at popularizing reading and the development of children’s books publishing.

"FAREWELL TO PAPER" BY EVGENIY GRISHKOVETS

Issue 56, April 2013.
On April 22nd, the Ukrainian Drama Theatre named after Mariya Zankovetska will host a new performance by Evgeniy Grishkovets “Farewell to Paper”. Grishkovets made his first appearance on Russia’s theatre stages a little over thirteen years ago and secured a firm place the hearts of his loyal fans. Since his acting debut, Grishkovets became famous as a writer, a dramatist, stage director, actor and musician far beyond Russia’s borders.

THE SPRING BUSINESS FORUM

Issue 56, April 2013.
Among the planned participants of the event are representatives from Lviv’s city council, top-managers of leading international and Ukrainian banks, investment and consulting companies, leading business schools, as well companies operating in IT, production and manufacturing, retail and distribution and property sectors

WEEK OF AUSTRIAN MOVIES

Issue 56, April 2013.
This April, Lviv’s “Arthouse” brings to Lviv an extensive selection of movie screenings from Austria. The festival’s program will delight the palate of even the most discerning film gourmets as it includes some of the most recent Austrian movie hits, which are expected to be hugely popular among Lviv film fans.

FESTIVE CONCERT FOR DUTCH ROYALS

Issue 56, April 2013.
On April 20th the Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall will host a concert dedicated to Prince Willem-Alexander's investiture, which will occur in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam on April 30, 2013. The event will feature Valentyna Prishlyak (alto) together with the Youth Academic Symphonic Orchestra “INSO-Lviv” performing compositions by Z. Kodály, L. Janacek, B.Bartok, G. Enescu.

PICASSO JAZZ HALL PRESENTS - DWIGHT TRIBLE

Issue 56, April 2013.
On May 19th Lviv’s “Picasso Jazz Hall” will host a special music delight for all jazz lovers – a concert featuring Dwight Trible. Dwight Trible is a singer who combines the best of vocal virtuosity with musicianship and improvisational skills to the delight of audiences and musicians alike. In addition to performing with his own group, “The Dwight Trible Ensemble”, Dwight is the vocalist for the Pharoah Sanders Quartet; he is also the vocal director for the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra.

JAZZ FESTIVAL “FLUGERY OF LVIV”

Issue 56, April 2013.
The festival was launched first in 2003 and each of the following years it has continued to expand and to enrich its programme with new literary actions, presentations, performances, happenings, multimedia projects and various aesthetic provocations. In the span of ten years, Flugery has featured more than 150 bands (over 500 musicians) from Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Estonia, Austria, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Senegal, Moldova, Russia, Israel, the U.S. and many others

“SPIRIT” OF BI-2 IN LVIV

Issue 56, April 2013.
On April 17th 2013, Bi-2, a well-known Russian rock band will come to Lviv with a great show to showcase their new album called “Spirit” that combines rock, dance and electro music styles. Currently one of the most successful mainstream rock bands in Russia, Bi-2 was founded in Belarus back in 1989 after the two future frontmen – Shura (Aleksandr Uman) and Lyova (Yegor Bortnik) met in Minsk.

VAR’YATY – THREE YEARS OF HUMOR

Issue 56, April 2013.
From May 16-18th, Lviv nightclub, “Picasso” will host a festive concert dedicated to the 3rd anniversary of the comedy show “Varyaty”. The concert will showcase for the audience the best examples of traditional "stand-up comedy” by artists from Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, and Rivne.

THE III CITY BEER FESTIVAL AND VI BATYAR’S DAY

Issue 56, April 2013.
For five days at the beginning of May, Lviv will turn into the beer capital of Western Ukraine, as the city hosts its III Beer Festival and Batyar’s Day! A highlight of this year’s festival be the possibility to taste beer from the most famous “beer countries” of the world! The festival area will be divided into several zones, each of which will represent one of the countries known for its tradition of brewing.

LVIV CITY DAY

Issue 56, April 2013.
This year Lviv will be celebrating its 757th birthday since the city was founded. Festive events will take place from May 8 – 12th 2013, and already preparation for this event is moving forward with full steam as the program for the celebration is usually extensive and varied. It is a holiday known for its tradition of amazing entertainment with an impressive street parade, theater performances, concerts and festivals fit for royalty.

EBA Personality: Oleksandr Sakharskyy Managing Partner of international company "ARGO-Performance & Development"

Issue 56, April 2013.
Read our monthly roundup of EBA Lviv’s networking events and find Oleksandr Sakharskyy, Managing Partner of international company "ARGO-Performance & Development" sharing his knowledge about how to make people and organizations to be successful together.

Lviv is a pearl in Ukraine’s crown

Issue 56, April 2013.
Take Your time to get acquainted with H.E. Pieter Jan Wolthers, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Netherlands to Ukraine, who kindly took time out of his busy schedule to give interview to “Lviv Today”

March-April sports digest

Issue 56, April 2013.
Follow up the latest results for FC “Karpaty, get update on Lviv’s BC “Polytekhnika-Halychyna” successes and admire accuracy of the local sportsmen at rapid fire shooting ISAS International Championship

The World’s One and Only Pysanka Museum

Issue 56, April 2013.
Find out about The World’s One and Only Pysanka Museum located the town of Kolomiya in Western Ukraine’s Ivano-Frankivsk region.

THE QUEEN OF CHARDASH

Issue 56, April 2013.
On April 5th, Lviv’s Maria Zankovetska Drama theatre hosted performance of world known operetta “Silva” which was presented by artists of the Budapest operetta theatre

INTERNATIONAL DANCE COMPETITION

Issue 56, April 2013.
On April 6-7th 2013, Lviv’s Sports Complex “Gratsya”, hosted XXVI international sports dance competition “Silver Edelweiss-2013”.

FRENCH SPRING 2013

Issue 56, April 2013.
Traditionally each spring, Lviv hosts a colorful and eventful “French Spring” festival, the event is organized by the French cultural centre “Alliance française”.

SACRAL EXHIBIT

Issue 56, April 2013.
On March 12th 2013, the Lviv National Museum (20 Svobody Ave.) displayed an exhibition entitled: «Icon-painting on textile of XVII – from the beginning of the XVIII century» and the restored XV century «Shroud of Christ» from the village of Zhyrivka of the Lviv region was also presented to visitors of the exhibit.

LVIV FASHION WEEK WOWS ONCE AGAIN!

Issue 56, April 2013.
Lviv Fashion Week had its 11th season from March 27-31st 2013, attracting countless fashion industry representatives, including fashion experts, buyers, designers’ clients and media representatives, who gathered to enjoy the presentation of Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 Prêt-à-Porter collections by various designer brands including Roksolana Bogutska, Marta Wachholz, v o z i a n o v, Mykytyuk&Yatsentyuk, NOVANA Studio, Komardina Liudmyla, KATERINA YALOVA, Olena Sloboda, Ivanna Yukhymchuk, Chegodaeva&Efremova (Russia), Kamila Gawronska Kasperska (Poland) and others. Debut collections were presented by designers Irina Shuper (Lviv), Elvira Skorych (Lviv), Burchinsky (Kyiv).

VISA CENTER FOR ITALY OPENS IN LVIV

Issue 56, April 2013.
On March 11th 2013, the visa centre for the Republic of Italy was opened in Lviv. The event was organised by Visa Management Service Ukraine (VMS), the only organisation authorised by the Italian consulate in Kyiv.

Easter Bunnies or Baskets

Issue 56, April 2013.
For those of us foreigners that find ourselves for the first time in the beautiful city of Lviv over Easter, it’s doubtful the season will remind us of home. There’ll be no Easter Bunny hopping around the mall or delivering baskets of chocolates to children. No Easter egg hunt where kids search the house and garden for their mysteriously-disappeared coloured eggs. But you’ll still find eggs to be an important part of the season.