Issue 73, November 2014

Issue 73, November 2014

British Cinema Festival

Issue 73, November 2014.
Leopolitan cinema buffs and fans of film across Ukraine will be pleased to hear that the British Council and Arthouse Traffic are once again presenting the New British Film Festival, which will take place from November 13 – 20 at locations across Ukraine.

High Castle Art Exhibition (International Autumn Art Salon “High Castle”)

Issue 73, November 2014.
The High Castle International Autumn Art Salon, showcasing the works of contemporary artists from both Ukraine and abroad, is set to return to Lviv’s Art Palace in November / December. Over 300 works of art are expected to be featured, including: paintings, graphics, sculptures, ceramics, and textiles.

Lviv Nights

Issue 73, November 2014.
Once again Lviv’s museums will keep their doors open to visitors well into to the night for a one-of-a-kind experience during the autumn rendition of Lviv Nights. Lasting for three nights from November 14th through 16th, organizers promise the tours to be more interesting and exciting than ever.

Zakarpattian Beaujolais Festival

Issue 73, November 2014.
Zakarpattia’s fashionable Beajolais festival is set to be held at the stylish Bogolvar (Owl’s Nest) wine cellar this month from November 15-16. Zakarpattia, of course, is a region of unique beauty and interesting traditions, including its burgeoning wine-making industry. The region’s climate makes for ideal wine-making conditions and it is just as easy to find a local winemaker willing to show you his own winery as a sommelier at one of Zakarpattia’s sundry wine festivals.

Anti-AIDS Contest

Issue 73, November 2014.
Every year on December 1st the world observes International Anti-AIDS Day. In this tradition, Lviv’s SALUS charitable foundation has, for the last 13 years, organized various special events to mark the occasion. SALUS has been a staple in Lviv’s non-profit world since 1996, when it was established by a group of professional physicians aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles in Western Ukraine.

Lviv Media Forum

Issue 73, November 2014.
“War, Politics, and Corruption. Media: A Player or a Tool?” is the theme of this year’s Lviv Media Forum. The event brings together several hundred participants and over 30 speakers from professional media in 7 countries (Ukraine, Russia, USA, Germany, Poland, Belarus & Denmark).

ХIV International Economic Forum: Vision 2020 Strategies for Countries, Regions, and Business

Issue 73, November 2014.
Lviv’s International Economic Forum, traditionally held in autumn, has established itself as an important discussion platform for leaders of Eastern European countries. It provides the opportunity for productive dialogue between representatives of government and business. The event aims to bring together heads of states and international business leaders to develop and implement effective strategies to strengthen integration processes, stimulate investment, and increase access to the global economy.

Cantabile Orchestra in Concert

Issue 73, November 2014.
Leopolitan cinema and TV fans alike are in for a treat on November 28th as the Cantabile Orchestra is set to perform hits from some of the world’s most popular and well-known programs. The Cantabile Orchestra was formed in 2008 by musicians that had a similar interest in performing cinematic soundtracks.

Skryabin’s 25th Anniversary Concert in Lviv

Issue 73, November 2014.
The popular Ukrainian rock band Skryabin are bringing their talents to adoring Leopolitan fans on November 11th as part of their ‘25’ national tour to celebrate the group’s 25th anniversary. As part of the show, concert-goers can expect to hear some of the group’s newest tracks, a smattering of their most popular tunes throughout the years, and – as a special treat – songs that the group has never played before.

Popular Jazz Bez Festival Returns to Lviv

Issue 73, November 2014.
In has become an early winter tradition in Lviv, Jazz Bez – one of the most popular events on city’s cultural calendar – is set to return from December 5-14. The Jazz Bez festival, among the biggest in Eastern Europe, features an international array of renowned jazz musicians performing at venues around Lviv.

Marketing Seminar

Issue 73, November 2014.
The ‘Marketing in the Period of Uncertainty’ seminar, the third such seminar in a series organized by HD Partners Legal Company LLC and Gold Ideas Advertising Company, was held at Leopolis Hall on October 16th. The event brought together marketing specialists, brand managers, and owners of leading advertising agencies in Western Ukraine. In recognition of the extremely important topic and agenda, more than 180 participants, representing the Lviv, Volyn, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnytskyi, and Ternopil Oblasts, were in attendance.

October-November Sports Digest

Issue 73, November 2014.
Get the latest updates on FC Karpaty matches, BK Politekhnika-Halychyna beginning to the 2014-15 season, Lviv’s Sokol Rugby Squad winning Ukrainian SuperLeague bronze, MMA Championship (Mixed Martial Arts) which took place in Lviv

The Rocks of Dovbush: West Ukraine’s Natural and Historic Wonder

Issue 73, November 2014.
The Rocks of Dovbush are a fascinating combination of natural wonders and manmade creations that can be found in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. Part of the Polyantytskiy Regional Landscape Park, the site has been named one of Ukraine’s seven natural and historical landmarks. The sandstone cliffs were formed some 70 million years ago when the area was at the bottom of a warm sea, and consists of oddly shaped stones, massive caves, shadowy gorges, impressive fortifications, yawning pits, winding labyrinths, and mysterious pathways.

Polish Films on Display

Issue 73, November 2014.
The Under the High Castle Polish cinema festival, organized by the General Consulate of Poland in Lviv and the Polish Institute of Cinematic Art, was held in the city from October 10-19. The festival showcased the finest in Polish cinema by screening 30 films, in addition to hosting several related events including discussion panels, exhibitions, concerts, book presentations, and even a quest. Event patrons were treated to the entertaining Kino Lviv quest, a special cinema history lesson aimed at students, as well as a concert by the Apertus Quartet alongside the Ivano-Frankivsk philharmonic theatre.

Dance Championship Held in Lviv

Issue 73, November 2014.
Lviv recently played host to the Ukrainian Championship of Athletic Dance – Ukraine’s Titles 2014 – at Grace Sport Complex on October 12th. Lviv’s Lider Club of Modern Dance brought together over 200 dance couples from around Ukraine together for this 20th showing of the popular celebration of dance.

Chocolate Festival

Issue 73, November 2014.
Leopolitan chocolate-lovers and all those with sweet teeth were ‘treated’ to the tasty National Chocolate Festival, held at Lviv’s Art Palace from October 17-19. This year’s program allowed festival-goers to visit the delicious Chocoland fair as well as to participate in chocolate-related workshops. While children were participating in all the fun games and competitions, parents were invited to partake in one of the many tasting sessions.

Romeo & Juliet Returns

Issue 73, November 2014.
Leopolitan theatre-goers were thrilled to celebrate the return of the classic Romeo & Juliet ballet at the National Opera Theatre on October 17th. This contemporary rendition of the famed Shakespearean tale is set in modern-day reality and features artists wearing extravagant costuming and revolutionary make-up.

Cheese & Wine Festival

Issue 73, November 2014.
One of the most anticipated culinary holidays in Lviv was held over October 24-26 in the very heart of the ancient city. The showcase event was fair featuring a large variety of cheeses and wines from Ukraine’s renowned manufacturers and talented local artisans.

Ukrainian Highlanders Look to Boost Tourism

Issue 73, November 2014.
The Carpathian village of Borynya (Turkivsky Region) was host to the first Boyko Tourist Forum on October 31st. The Boyko (or Boiko) are a unique mountain-dwelling people of the Carpathian highlands. Along with Lemkos and Hutsuls, the three groups form a national continuum of Carpathian peoples also known as the Gorals.

Special Olympics Opens Games

Issue 73, November 2014.
The Special Olympics are the world’s largest year-round program of sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver – sister of US President John F. Kennedy – the Special Olympics have grown into a global movement that currently serves more than 4 million athletes in 170 countries all around the world. Countries are expected to run their own Special Olympics programs independently, and it is no different in Ukraine.