Issue 58, June 2013

Issue 58, June 2013

SHYPOT HIPPY FEST 2013

Issue 58, June 2013.
Shypot– a 14-meter high waterfall and an infamously beautiful place which annually attracts many people to Ukraine’s oldest hippy festival. Several like- minded individuals who wanted to create something new and challenging for Ukrainian hippies first launched the original festival in 1992. However, this was not the real beginning, the start goes back even further to the1970s, when this place was chosen as a summer haven during the hippie era in the USSR.

RURYSKO FESTIVAL

Issue 58, June 2013.
The 3rd Rurysko Festival of alternative music will take place on July 6-7th 2013, in the city of Berezhany, Ternopil oblast. The program of the festival will feature more than 20 musical bands performing on two stages.

ART POLE FESTIVAL

Issue 58, June 2013.
The annual Art Pole folk festival of music, theatre and art is taking a little detour this year and heading out of the village and towards the banks of the marvelous Southern Buh River. Having already confirmed their attendance, Fantazio (FR), Red Cardell (FR), Faarao Pirttikangas (FI), Mavigiz (TR), Evolution Dejavu (CZ), Napra (HU), NagUal (BY), uSSSy (RU), Miąźsz (PL), Enchanted Hunters (PL), these groups are guaranteed to put on a good show, while more spectacular performances are sure to be added by Ukrainian bands Hych Orchestra, Perkalaba, Gudaku Village Band, PUSHKiN Kiev Klezmer Band, Yoriy Klots, Krapka, Cherry Band and many more.

ХІ ANCIENT MUSIC FESTIVAL “BAROQUE MUSIC WORKSHOP”

Issue 58, June 2013.
The XI Ancient Music Festival is the only event of its kind, with vocal, instrumental, church, secular and opera music from many European countries, with performances and master classes on these pearls of the past.

KARBIDO. AUDIO PERFORMANCE “THE TABLE”

Issue 58, June 2013.
The winner of the PerthNow Best Performance Award at the Fringe World Festival will present to Lviv’s music fans a unique musical performance “The Table”. Karbido's “The Table” has proven to be an international sensation, using a seemingly ordinary table to shift the boundaries of the musical imagination, it turns out to be an extraordinary musical delight with four instrumentalists playing a table using sticks, bows, knives, hands and a mixing desk.

LVIV INTERNATIONAL

Issue 58, June 2013.
The International Cultural Festival “Lviv International”, organized by the AIESEC youth/students organization will take place in Lviv on June 23, 2013. The event will be comprised of three parts featuring presentations of world cultures, Ukrainian culture and a concert.

VII INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL FANS FESTIVAL EUROFAN-2013

Issue 58, June 2013.
During June 20-23rd 2013, a traditional international fan-festival for football supporters from different European countries will be held in Lviv. The event will be organized by NGO “Karpaty” together with partners, who have been actively supporting this sports holiday for 7 years.

“LVIV ON A PLATE” II GASTRONOMIC FESTIVAL

Issue 58, June 2013.
If you are one of those people who like to indulge themselves in gastronomic delights, then Lviv is the place to be from June 28-30th. The 2nd “Lviv on a Plate” food festival will offer its attendees numerous entrées, traditional homemade beverages and seasonal delicacies from local farms. During the three days of the Festival, Leopolitans and guests of the city will have the wonderful possibility to visit the food fair “Savour the Carpathians” and taste traditional local dishes, beverages and regional seasonal produce.

LEOPOLIS GRAND PRIX 2013

Issue 58, June 2013.
"Leopolis Grand Prix" is an international festival of vintage cars, which has been held in Lviv each year since 2010 by the auto-fan-club "ZAZ Kozak" along with the Lublin auto club (Poland). A number of events traditionally take place during the festival: a vintage car exhibition and auto racing, showcasing cars from all over Ukraine and abroad; car rides for children, navigational quests, Batiar-style Party, Commander's Ball, Old-timer’s Elegancy and Fashion Competition etc.

May-June sports digest

Issue 58, June 2013.
Follow up the latest results for Ukraine’s Open Cup bodybuilding competitions, get update on Lviv’s BC “Polytekhnika-Halychyna” successes, alongside with more sport news on Rhythmic gymnastics.

Lviv’s Botanical Treasure

Issue 58, June 2013.
The Botanical Garden is one of the oldest educational and scientific research institutions of the Lviv National Ivan Franko University in Ukraine. The main task of the garden was to offer students lessons on morphology and the systematic teaching of plants at the University. Today the Botanical Garden is located in Lviv in two different areas, 44 Cheremshiny St. (which covers an area of 16.5 ha) and at 4 Cyril and Methodius St. (occuping 2 hectares).

RED BULL FLUGTAG

Issue 58, June 2013.
Red Bull Flugtag, an event featuring enthusiasts crashing planes they made at home, and human-powered flying machines, which roll off a ramp into water with the hope of achieving flight, took place in Kyiv on June 2, 2013.

RIDING WEEKEND

Issue 58, June 2013.
On May 18th 2013, the First Equestrian Festival, organized by the Regional Equestrian Sports Federation was held in Lviv, the event took place at the equestrian school “Burevisnyk” and attracted a great audience.

LVIV HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY FORUM (LHIF)

Issue 58, June 2013.
During May 15-17th 2013, the “Dnister” Premier Hotel hosted the Lviv Hospitality Industry Forum, the event brought together professionals in the hospitality industry, consulting experts, representatives of international hotel chains and companies.

CHARITY EVENT “FLOWER BALL”

Issue 58, June 2013.
On May 16th 2013, the Hotel-Restaurant Complex “Warsaw” (Malekhiv, Lviv region) hosted a charity event – “Flower Ball”. The “Flower Ball” showcased an entertaining program with a live concert by talented singer Mariya Yaremchuk and DJ Igor Zaiceff, dance shows, awarding a King and Queen of the Ball, an official buffet for guests and a charity auction.

“LUTYN” SOCIAL FESTIVAL

Issue 58, June 2013.
During May 17-18th 2013, the III Social Festival “Lutyn” took place in Stryi and Lviv. Main aim of the event was to popularize volunteerism in the sphere of integration of children and youth with special needs into society, as well as providing support to families in need.

JOURNALISTS' DAY AT THE BATTLEFIELD

Issue 58, June 2013.
Officials of the Lviv Army Academy named after Hetman Petro Sahaydachnyi invited representatives of local media as well as colleagues from Crimea to visit Europe’s biggest army target range in Yavoriv, as a special gift, in honour of National Journalists' Day (June 6).

DANCE BATTLE

Issue 58, June 2013.
On May 21st 2013, the Hnat Khotkevych Palace of Culture hosted a spectacular dance-concert-battle between Cheremosh (Edmonton) and Cheremosh (Lviv). The Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company from Edmonton, Canada toured Ukraine in May 2013 performing in Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi and Lviv.

VII INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN FESTIVAL

Issue 58, June 2013.
The VII International Children Festival took place in Lviv on May 17-19, 2013. The main events of this book reading festival were held in Lviv’s Art Palace and showcased literary readings and autograph sessions by recognized children’s literature writers from Belarus, Poland, Switzerland, the UK, and Ukraine. Among the festival’s special guests was Ian Whybrow, a British book writer, who authored more than 100 books for children.

SPECTACULAR MUSICAL FEAST

Issue 58, June 2013.
During May 14 – June 9th 2013, Lviv will host the XXXII International “Virtuosi” Music Festival. Originially launched in May of 1981, by the initiative of the Lviv Philharmonic Society Theatre, and is currently one of the greatest cultural-musical events in Western Ukraine.

The Future of Storytelling: Looking at the Children’s Publishing Market in Ukraine

Issue 58, June 2013.
Stories are a part of every culture, every generation and every family. All that changes is how we share them. After attending the Lviv International Children’s Book Festival, I started thinking about whether our children will read stories the same way we did as we grew up. It seems that every few generations there is a fundamental breakthrough in how we exchange our stories. Was it the invention of paint in our cave days, the advent of the printing press in the Middle Ages, the popularity of the paperback novel in the last century, or the proliferation of electronic media that we see today, the fact that people love a good story doesn’t change; it’s only the medium that differs. So just what is in store for the book industry? Will our children read differently than we have? What can the children of Ukraine expect? In this month’s article, Lviv Today explores the future of the children’s publishing industry in Ukraine.

The Salty Corners of Zakarpattya

Issue 58, June 2013.
In Soviet times a spell in the salt mines was the fate of dissidents and criminals. But today the glittering tunnels below Solotvyno in Western Ukraine have been transformed into a more benign destination: a utopia for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases. Doctors at Solotvyno's allergological hospital direct patients to dank chambers 300 meters below ground, where a unique microclimate is said to ease their coughing and wheezing. The hospital, set among rolling hills near the Romanian border, started as a small clinic almost 30 years ago but is now a luxury complex serving about 6,000 people a year.