Issue 57, May 2013

Issue 57, May 2013

ULTRASONIC DANCE MUSIC FEST 2013

Issue 57, May 2013.
The open air Ultrasonic Dance Music Fest 2013 will take place in Lviv offering music lovers the unique chance to enjoy top DJs performing in our city! A highlight of the Ultrasonic Festival 2013 will be the performance by the group “Swanky Tunes” from Russia.

V EXHIBITION «DZERKALO MODY (FASHION MIRROR) – LVIV»

Issue 57, May 2013.
This year, the one and the only regional fashion exhibition “Dzerkalo Mody -Lviv”, which is dedicated to the latest innovations and techniques in hair-styling, make-up, beauty therapy and cosmetology will take place in Lviv for the second time.

LVIV MEDIA FORUM

Issue 57, May 2013.
“Where is the world’s media going and is Ukraine keeping up?” is the main topic for Lviv’s First Media Forum. This will put emphasis on global trends in media, the ethical aspects in journalism and media-management. The Lviv Media Forum focuses on the development of journalism in Ukraine and nurturing a new generation of journalists.

OKEAN ELZY: GREAT TOUR 2013

Issue 57, May 2013.
Okean Elzy (abbreviated OE) is the most successful post-Soviet rock band of CIS and Eastern Europe, having sold over one million albums in Ukraine and Russia. The cult rock band was formed in 1994 in Lviv, and early 1998 OE moved to Kyiv and recorded their first full album.

STARE MISTO ROCK FEST 2013

Issue 57, May 2013.
The long awaited rock-festival ‘Stare Misto’ will finally come back after last year’s hiatus and will occur at the stadium ‘Ukraine’ during the weekend of June 8-9th 2013. Headliners of the festival will include: Russian band “DDT” one of the most successful and prolific Russian musical groups of the 20th and 21st centuries and Goran Bregovic—one of the most internationally recognized modern musicians and composers of the Balkans.

CHEREMOSH UKRAINIAN DANCE COMPANY IN LVIV

Issue 57, May 2013.
The Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company from Edmonton, Canada will be touring Ukraine in May 2013 performing in Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi and Lviv. At a series of unique concerts, the 50 dancers of Cheremosh will be performing together with local Ukrainian folk dance ensembles including the Honoured Academic Bukovinian Song and Dance Company (Chernivtsi) and the Hutsul National Academic Song and Dance Ensemble “Hutzulia” (Ivano-Frankivsk).

KARPATYART 2013 FESTIVAL

Issue 57, May 2013.
The festival will present music lovers with a unique opportunity to participate in various musical training and master classes, to enjoy performances and chamber music concerts, get acquainted with modern Ukrainian compositions, foreign composers and much more.

II INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AND INNOVATION FORUM

Issue 57, May 2013.
During June 6-7th 2013 the II International Investment and Innovation forum will take place and will allow participants to gather the latest information and participate in discussions on the development of information technologies, alternative energy and investment in innovative projects.

PICASSO NIGHTCLUB CELEBRATE ITS “SWEET 16”!

Issue 57, May 2013.
“Picasso” Nightclub -one of Lviv's hottest nightclubs filled with huge crowds every night of the week, great drink specials, a massive sound system, stylish decor inspired by the great Spanish artist known for its friendly and attentive staff, will celebrate its 16th Anniversary on June 15th!

URBAN WORKSHOP BACK IN JUNE

Issue 57, May 2013.
This June in Lviv an interesting cultural initiative—a Ukrainian-German Cooperation Project "Municipal development and rehabilitation of the Old City of Lviv" will be implemented. The event, which was held for the first time last year under the name of “Urban Workshop”, got enormous attention and appreciation from Leopolitans and guests of the city.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL ALFA JAZZ FEST '13

Issue 57, May 2013.
World famous jazz musicians will flock to Lviv for the international music festival Alfa Jazz Fest, which is considered tp be the most important and interesting open-air jazz music festival in Eastern Europe. The event will showcase world class jazz musical performances on three stages: Rynok Square, Potocky Palace Courtyard and the Bohdan Khmelnytsky Park of Culture and Leisure introducing Leopolitans and guests of the city to talented musicians from all over the world.

AEROCONGRESS 2013

Issue 57, May 2013.
During June 5-7, 2013 the “AeroCongress 2013” - an annual professional event in Ukraine for airline industry representatives will take place in Lviv. The “AeroCongress 2013” is supported by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and Civil Aviation Association “Airports of Ukraine”.

“Ukraine has many potentially attractive sectors for investment”

Issue 57, May 2013.
Recently, His Excellency Mr Simon Smith Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ukraine visited Lviv and shared his views on some issues regarding economic relationships between Ukraine and UK with readers of “Lviv Today”.

April-May sports digest

Issue 57, May 2013.
Follow up the latest results for FC “Karpaty, get update on Lviv’s BC “Polytekhnika-Halychyna” successes, learn more about Lviv’s American football team, alongside with more sport news on Speedway, Water polo and Rugby.

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk: An Interview with “The Captain”

Issue 57, May 2013.
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, a 34 year old Ukrainian football midfielder who plays for the German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the captain of Ukraine’s national football team. Tymoshchuk began his professional career at his local club Volyn Lutsk and later moved to play for Shakhtar Donetsk, where he was captain and where he won the Ukrainian Premier League, Ukrainian Cup, and Ukrainian Super Cup titles. In 2008, Tymoshchuk won the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup as the captain of Zenit St. Petersburg. He also won a Russian Premier League and Russian Super Cup title. With Bayern, Tymoshchuk has already won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, and the DFB-Supercup titles. He is also a UEFA Champions League Runner-up in 2010, and 2012.

CITY DAY

Issue 57, May 2013.
This year’s celebration of Lviv’s 757th birthday lasted during the weekend of May 8-12th and presented Leopolitans and guests of the city with a rich and colorful entertainment program, including impressive street theater performances, concerts and festivals.

“LVIVSKE” - LVIV CITY CHRONICLER

Issue 57, May 2013.
During the City Day celebrations Ukraine’s first beer brand presented a unique project “Music, born in Lviv”. This year’s city day will be remembered by a grand festivity – a unique musical chronicle “Music born in Lviv”, organized by “Lvivske” beer. On May 1st 2013, in the very heart of the Halycian capital it’s 300 years long musical history was put on full display.

SPRING BUSINESS FORUM

Issue 57, May 2013.
On April 19th 2013, the Spring Business Forum took place in Lviv and gathered representatives of Lviv’s city council, top-managers of leading international and Ukrainian banks, investment and consulting companies, leading business schools, as well as companies operating in IT, production and manufacturing, retail and distribution and property sectors.

HASIDIC PILGRIMAGE

Issue 57, May 2013.
Over 2,000 Hasidic Jews from Israel, Hungary, Russia, Great Britain, Belgium and other countries arrived in the town of Belz (Western Ukraine) to worship a Hasidic Saint respected as a miracle worker. Being the home for a powerful Hasidic population before WWII, Belz attracts Jews with its numerous burial places of rabbis and has become a pilgrimage destination for the adherents of Hasidism from all over the world.

RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF MARION ILKU

Issue 57, May 2013.
From April 17th– May 12th 2013, Lviv’s Art Gallery hosted a retrospective exhibition of the recognized Ukrainian–Hungarian artist Marion Ilku.

UK AMBASSADOR VISITS LVIV

Issue 57, May 2013.
His Excellency Simon Smith, The United Kingdom’s Ambassador to Ukraine, visited Lviv on April 23, 2013. The Ambassador met with the Head Lviv Regional State Administration, Victor Shemchuk and discussed issues of cooperation between the UK and Ukraine, as well as investment possibilities within Western Ukraine.

“THE MAGIC FLUTE” PREMIERE

Issue 57, May 2013.
On April 13th 2013, the Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre premiered “The Magic Flute” – an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder.

FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION

Issue 57, May 2013.
On April 12th 2013, the Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport celebrated its first year of operation on World Aviation and Cosmonaut Day.

ARTSTUDIO VOLUIKY EXHIBITION

Issue 57, May 2013.
On April 26th 2013, the Lviv Art Palace hosted the opening of the unique exhibition by «ArtStudio VOLUIKY» showcasing the creative works by the “100 best painters of Ukraine”.