Issue 60, September 2013

Issue 60, September 2013

“TETRAMATYKA” Audiovisual Art Festival

Issue 60, September 2013.
Lviv is set to host “TETRAMATYKA”, the first multimedia festival of audio-visual and interactive art, from October 1-13 across the city. The festival seeks to promote Ukrainian multimedia art in the European context and display the huge potential of synthesizing visual and audio materials in art projects.

VI Szymanowski Quartet and Friends Chamber Music Festival

Issue 60, September 2013.
The sixth annual Chamber Music Festival will take place in Lviv at the Philharmonic Concert Hall from September 12-15. The festival was founded in 2008 when the Szymanowski Quartet wanted to create a forum where outstanding musicians could gather in Lviv and play at the highest level.

“Golden Lion” International Theatre Festival 2013

Issue 60, September 2013.
The “Golden Lion” is not just your average street festival, but a European theatrical tradition. Founded in our city back in 1989, it has become one of the most prestigious festivals in all Ukraine by transforming our bustling streets every October into vivid performance theatres, creating the feeling of a true carnival.

XX Lviv International Book Fair & Literature Festival

Issue 60, September 2013.
The 20th Lviv International Book Fair & Literature Festival, which doubles as a Publishers Forum, will bring together over 100 writers and 300 publishing houses from around the world. The book fair will highlight classical literary masterpieces as well and brand new releases, while the literature festival will offer a litany of awards for different contests. Many other events and workshops will be presented as the event welcomes guests from across Europe and Scandinavia and as far away as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

IV International Tattoo Fest 2013

Issue 60, September 2013.
Looking for something interesting to do over the October 11-13 weekend? Check out the colourful side of Leopolitan culture at the 4th International Tattoo Festival at the Lviv Art Palace. This event has turned into the single biggest, most significant, wicked cool event in Western Ukraine’s tattoo world.

“Respublica” Street Art Festival

Issue 60, September 2013.
If you’re a fan of modern music and art, then the 3rd “Respublica” Street Art Festival in the fortress city of Kamianets-Podilskyi is the event for you. Over the September 13-15 weekend, festival-goers will be treated to a creative mixture of music and art while at the same time soaking in the rich historical heritage of the famed fortress.

VI “Lviv Producers” Exhibition Fair

Issue 60, September 2013.
If you have some free time between October 3 – 7, why don’t you stop by the Lviv Art Palace to check out the 6th ‘Lviv Producers’ Exhibition Fair? Local producers will have their goods on display for Leopolitans to browse at their leisure.

I Honey Festival,

Issue 60, September 2013.
There is an understandable ‘buzz’ surrounding this event in the village of Medenychi, and it’s not just from the bees! On September 15th, the village invites you to attend its Honey Festival. Legend has it that long ago, in the time of Tatars and Cossacks, a protective horde of bees saved the village from a Tatar attack.

The Flying Dutchman on Tour,

Issue 60, September 2013.
The Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre is pleased to host the Donbass Opera, staging Richard Wagner’s classic opera ‘The Flying Dutchman’. The joint Ukrainian-German project is part of worldwide celebrations marking the bicentennial of the great composer’s birth. German Director Mara Kurotschka uses Setna’s dream as the setting for this spectacular show.

VII “Manhattan Short Film Festival”

Issue 60, September 2013.
Leopolitans and guests of the city will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the top 10 selections of the annual international “Manhattan Short Film Festival” from September 27 – October 6. This extraordinary global event will see over 100,000 people in over 300 cities across six continents gather in cinemas, galleries, museums and cafes to view and vote on the best of the festival entries. The winning films will be announced on the ManhattanShort.com homepage on Sunday, October 6th at 22:00 EST.

“The World of Dolls: Lady & Teddy” Festival 2013

Issue 60, September 2013.
“The World of Dolls: Lady & Teddy” is a traditional Lviv festival of hand-made dolls and Teddy bears designed to popularize the development of doll-making and doll-collecting culture as well as to highlight its talented artists.

Elena Vaenga Concert

Issue 60, September 2013.
On September 17th the Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre is pleased to welcome one of Russia’s most famous singer and songwriter, Elena Vaenga. Winning a national competition of young composers with her first song ‘Doves’ at the tender age of 9, Vaenga was more recently awarded the National Music Prize ‘Chanson of the Year 2011’.

Skryabin “Dobryak” Concert

Issue 60, September 2013.
Lviv night club “Picasso” is proud to welcome popular Ukrainian rockers Skryabin to introduce their newest album “Dobryak” to their adoring Leopolitan fans. It was way back in 1986 when Andrey “Kuzma” Kuzmenko and his friends decided to create Skryabin.

“Lvivska Zabava” Music, Food & Football Festival

Issue 60, September 2013.
Do you enjoy tasty food, great beer, and an all-around good time? Are you looking for a place to cheer on Ukraine’s National Football team in their effort to qualify for the World Cup? The first “Lvivska Zabava” festival in Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Park is the place for you!

“K&K Philharmoniker” concert

Issue 60, September 2013.
October 4th, 2013 19:00, S. Ludkevich Philharmonic Concert Hall (7 Chaykoyskogo St.) On October 4th at 19:00, be sure not to miss a special performance by the Ukrainian-Austrian symphonic orchestra “K&K Philharmoniker” at the S. Ludkevich Philharmonic Concert Hall. Under the bouncing baton of its charismatic conductor Matthias Kendlinger, the orchestra will treat Leopolitan audiences to a charming performance of classical compositions, including masterpieces by R. Wagner and P. Chaykovsky.

XIII International Economic Forum ‘Globalization & Integration: Challenges & Decisions’

Issue 60, September 2013.
The International Economic Forum has established itself as an important discussion platform for leaders of Eastern European countries. Traditionally held in the Lviv Region in October, the forum provides the opportunity for productive dialogue between government and business representatives. This year’s event will focus on the trends of global economic development and Ukraine’s integration into the European economy.

VII Coffee Festival

Issue 60, September 2013.
Are you a coffee aficionado? Does the aroma of a freshly roasted brew make your mouth water? Well, Lviv’s Seventh Annual Coffee Festival is the event for you. Long known as the ‘City of Coffee’, Leopolitans invite you to get to know our coffee culture through a series of coffee-related events in the picturesque Rynok Square.

The Old Tramway

Issue 60, September 2013.
It is difficult to imagine the city of Lviv without its charming trams. One of the city’s great symbols, its 130-year history is intertwined with the city. From its humble beginnings with its Austro-Hungarian horse-drawn carriages to the modernization of its electric cars during the Polish Republic, from withstanding the armed foreign invasions during the Second World War to its current, modern European low-floor carriages, Lviv trams have long inspired Leopolitan lovers and artists. Immortalized in song by Lviv’s own “Pikkardiyska Tertsiya”, let’s take a look at how this Lviv institution came to be.

Results of the Investment Attractiveness Index in the second quarter of 2013

Issue 60, September 2013.
The results of 20 wave of Investment Attractiveness Index of Ukraine – on the road to progress

July-August sports digest

Issue 60, September 2013.
Follow up the latest results for Football International Friendlies U-21, UEFA Women’s U-17 and Cycling Competitions

The Culinary Tales of Stefko Rondel - Halycian Vegetarian Cuisine

Issue 60, September 2013.
Discover Halycian Vegetarian Cuisine story

LEGENDARY BRITISH MG CARS IN LVIV

Issue 60, September 2013.
On August 10, 2013, company “Galantauto” festively opened their new and hotly anticipated “Morris Garages” and “SsangYong” multibrand dealership auto centre, located at Lviv, Bohdanivska str, 15.

Kulakowski Exhibit

Issue 60, September 2013.
The Lviv Museum of Ethnography officially opened an exhibition showcasing the paintings of exceptional Polish artist Alfons Kulakowski on August 27th.

5th International Mega-Gathering of “Zaporozhets” Antique Car Owners

Issue 60, September 2013.
The 5th International Mega-Gathering for owners of the legendary “Zaporozhets” antique cars took place in Lviv over the July 20-21 weekend in honour of the 30th anniversary of the ZAZ-Kozak club.

Medieval Festival “Tustan 2013”

Issue 60, September 2013.
The “Tustan” Fortress, located in the nearby village of Urich, hosted its annual Medieval Festival over the August 2nd-4th weekend, offering visitors a glimpse into medieval Ukrainian culture and a chance to admire our heroic past.

Rapid Trident 2013

Issue 60, September 2013.
Following two weeks of training, the Rapid Trident exercises were officially ended with a July 19th closing ceremony at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Javoriv, Lviv Region. Approximately 1300 soldiers from 17 nations came together from July 8-19 to participate in the U.S. Army Europe-led, U.S.-European Command Joint Training and Exercise Program designed to enhance interoperability between forces and promote regional stability and security.

500-Year-Old Easter Egg Found in Lviv

Issue 60, September 2013.
An ornate, 500-year-old Ukrainian Easter egg was found at a depth of 5.5 metres during an excavation of a 15th-16th century rainwater collection system on Shevska St. in central Lviv. The find is the oldest Easter egg on record to be discovered by Lviv archaeologists, according to the Rescue Archaeological Service (RAS) at the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine.

Lviv’s “High Heel Marathon”

Issue 60, September 2013.
A fabulous and fashionable event took place in Lviv in July as over 50 young ladies ran a marathon in high heels.

Aquapark’s 5th Anniversary

Issue 60, September 2013.
August 10th was a special day for Lviv’s “Plyazh” Aquapark as it celebrated its 5th anniversary with an 8-hour party with live music and plenty of surprises!

FC Karpaty Lviv Knocks Metalist Kharkiv from UEFA Champion’s League (sort of)

Issue 60, September 2013.
It’s just six games into the 2013-14 Ukrainian Premiere League season and already FC Karpaty Lviv finds itself 12 points (4 wins) behind second-place and UEFA Champions League contender Metalist Kharkiv. This is a familiar position for both clubs: Metalist fighting for one of Ukraine’s two automatic berths to Europe’s most prestigious club competition and Karpaty struggling to avoid relegation to Ukraine’s second-division ‘First League’. It makes it all the more interesting that it would be these two clubs that would become embroiled in a match-fixing scandal. According to a ruling by the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) and upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the April 19th, 2008 fixture between the sides, resulting in a 4-0 Metalist victory, was found to have been manipulated. Current Champions League rules require that no club has been involved in fixing national or international matches since April 2007 (when it updated its legal statutes). After failing in all its appeals, the decision effectively dumps Metalist from this season’s competition. This is no small decision either: while Karpaty gets off with relatively minor fines, Metalist is set to lose anywhere between $5 and $20 million (or more).