Issue 64, January 2014

Issue 64, January 2014

CHINESE NEW YEAR IN UKRAINE

Issue 64, January 2014.
If you haven’t celebrated enough over the holiday season, then Lviv is the place to be to ring in the traditional Chinese New Year from January 30 – February 2. The Chinese New Year Festival is organized by the international civil society organization “’Lanhua’ Cultural-Research Centre of Ukraine and China”.

EVENINGS OF FRENCH CINEMA 2014

Issue 64, January 2014.
Lviv’s love affair with all things French is set to continue this January as Arthouse Traffic, the French Institute in Ukraine, and Citroen bring “Evenings of French Cinema 2014” back to our fine city.

“IT ALL BEGINS WITH LOVE…”

Issue 64, January 2014.
Maxim Averin, a notable name in Russian film and one of the leading actors at Moscow’s A. Raikin “Satyricon” theatre, brings his one-man show “It all begins with love…” to Lviv’s exquisite Opera and Ballet Theatre on February 15th. This unique show showcases the remarkable talent of this skilled artist.

VII CITY CHOCOLATE FEST

Issue 64, January 2014.
In Lviv, pretty much everyone eats and drinks chocolate. In fact, many very nearly worship the treat. Indeed, Leopolitans are greatly proud of their chocolate products; we admire chocolate, enjoy it, we may even dream about it. So it could only be in Lviv – the sweetest city in all of Ukraine – that could give the treat a sweet nickname (“Chokoliada”) and its own festival.

Lviv Lion Awards 2013

Issue 64, January 2014.
As another action-packed year in Ukraine’s cultural capital ended and all Leopolitans celebrated very merry Christmas and a happy New Year it’s time for us to present you with our annual awards for the people, places and events which made passed year 2013 memorable. Після завершення сповненого подій 2013 року, та після того як всі львів’яни щасливо зустріли Новий рік, а також традиційно Весело провели Різдвяні свята, наша редакція хоче представити Вам щорічні відзнаки для людей, місць та подій, які зробили минулий 2013 рік незабутнім.

“SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS”

Issue 64, January 2014.
From the beautiful, kind-hearted Snow White to the seven wacky dwarfs, artists of Lviv’s Opera and Ballet Theatre have transformed this classic story into a heart-warming and uplifting visual treat for the entire family.

CHRISTMAS SEASON

Issue 64, January 2014.
The festive Christmas and New Year season was full of bright and merry events all around town that offered visitors plenty of places to celebrate with interesting activities and events, including the traditional Christmas Fair in the city centre, as well as singing, sweets, hot wine, honey, gifts, carols, and much fun in a warm holiday atmosphere.

“CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION”

Issue 64, January 2014.
The seventh traditional Christmas and New Year joint exhibition was held at the “Green Sofa” art gallery over the holiday season.

CENTRE OF POLISH CULTURE IN LVIV

Issue 64, January 2014.
A festive ceremony celebrating the opening of the new Polish Cultural Centre was held at the L. Ukrainka Theatre on December 16th in Lviv. The event, which saw the Federation of Polish Organizations in Ukraine receive a symbolic key to the new Polish Cultural Centre, was attended by such notable dignitaries as Poland’s Ambassador to Ukraine, Mr. HenrykLitwin, MFA Undersecretary of Poland KatarzynaPełczyńska-Nałęcz, Mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovyi,Lieutenant General PavloTkachuk,Director of Lviv Academy of Land Forces, andother officials.

Ukrainian Women’s Biathlon Team Shoots for Gold in Sochi

Issue 64, January 2014.
You have to look back a long ways to the last time Ukraine tasted Winter Olympic gold – Forrest Gump ruled the cinemas, Okean Elzy was just beginning to practice as a group in their garages, and Leonid Kravchuk was still President. It was also the year that a tearful 16-year-old Oksana Baiul skated to Ukraine’s lone Olympic gold medal since independence. That could all change when the Ukrainian women’s biathlon team straps on the skis and rifles in Sochi next month.