Issue 94, October 2016

Issue 94, October 2016

XVI International Economic forum "Lviv region - factory of Europe"

Issue 94, October 2016.
The event is expected to be attended by more than 1,000 participants, including representatives from state and the regional level, investors, business, diplomats, international institutions, associations and banks. This year the event is expected to be visited by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who will made a speech on issues of vital importance. The two-day long program of the event will feature 11 discussion panels with over 20 speakers – leading experts and professionals of private business as well as decision makers.

Study Abroad with STUDENTLAND

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Are you looking for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime? Studying in Canada can be an exciting opportunity for you to experience life – and learn! – beyond your front door. Canadians place great importance on learning and have developed one of the world’s finest education systems. In fact, the country spends the second-most on education of all the G8 countries!

Lviv Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2017

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The always glamorous Lviv Fashion Week returns to the Danylo Halytskyi International Airport and other locations around the city from October 26-30 to showcase some of Ukraine’s top fashion collections for Spring / Summer 2017. In addition to the airport, venues include: the Astoria Hotel, Panorama Hotel Lviv, Leopolis Hall, Arena Lviv, and the parking area at King Cross Leopolis. This celebration of fashion always attracts Ukraine’s most innovative designers and this event is no different. Leopolitans and guests of the city can expect to see Odesa’s Sofitie, Lutsk’s Ivanna Yukhymchuk, Mykolaiv’s GraNat by Natalia Grechana, Lviv’s Kateryna Karol, and of course, Oksana Mukha by Kateryna Yalova. This autumn’s premiere fashion event welcomes special guest designers Fedir Vozianov of Vozianov and Serge Smolin of IDoL and festivalgoers will not want to miss out on the fashion show by Italian brand Balossa, famous for their creative designs on white shirts.

HoReCa Expo

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Lviv’s Pivdennyi EXPO will play host to the HoReCa Expo for the hospitality, hotel, and restaurant industries from November 09-11. Attendees can expect a jam-packed weekend full of presentations, roundtables, and seminars on topics such as: Marketing, Human Resource Management, Catering Management, Kitchen Technology, Hotel Management, Local Cuisine, and Local Products.

Mashina Vrеmeni Coming to Lviv

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Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city will be treated to two concerts from legendary Russian rockers Mashina Vremeni (Time Machine) on October 17-18. Formed in the late 1960s, the group is often considered the fathers of Russian rock music and achieved cult status among several generations of rock fans in the Soviet Union.

Lviv Chocolate Festival

Issue 94, October 2016.
There is just so much to love about Lviv – including the delicious Lviv Chocolate Festival! Each year the Lviv Chocolate Festival brings together some of our favourite things in life – music, shopping, good times, and chocolate! Each event attracts some of Europe’s dreamiest, most mouth-watering chocolate creations by dozens of Ukrainian and foreign chocolatiers, from 100 tastings at the first event in 2008 to over 500 this year! This October over 30 chocolate vendors from around the country will share their chocolate delicacies with sweet-toothed Leopolitans and guests of the city, while celebrity chefs will demonstrate some of the city’s most exciting dessert dishes. And that’s not all!

Cheese & Wine Festival

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One of Lviv’s most anticipated culinary festivals is set to return to the very heart of the ancient city as the Cheese & Wine Festival will take over the Lviv Art Palace from October 21-23. Leopolitan cheese lovers and guests of the city can expect over 200 types of cheese from more than 30 local artisan cheese companies. Thirsty visitors will be able to choose from a wide selection of flavours from different regions, including reds, whites, and a selection of homemade ciders and spirits. Also on hand to compliment the wine and cheese will be a selection of artisan chutneys, breads, oils, and cheesecakes.

Legendary Virsky Ensemble in Lviv

Issue 94, October 2016.
Ukraine’s iconic Virsky National Folk Dance Ensemble will bring their incredible talents to Lviv’s exquisite Opera & Ballet Theatre on October 25th for a special festive concert to honour the 111th anniversary of group’s creator Pavlo Virsky. For the past 75 years, Virsky has become a calling card of Ukrainian culture, gaining popularity and fans not only in folklore and choreography circles, but among the general public as well. During the Soviet days, they were one of the few groups able to avoid the ideological snares and present Ukrainian culture in its genuine purity.

Furniture Exhibition Comes to Lviv

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Lviv’s rapid progress in the construction and real estate sectors has seen the launching of many new commercial, residential, and tourism projects. This has created a demand for interior and outdoor design, décor, and furnishings. To meet this demand, Lviv’s Pivdennyi EXPO exhibition centre will host the S.T.I. Lviv exhibition from October 26th-29th.

Daring Dances by Legendary Erisioni

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An unforgettable night of traditional Georgian dance and national melodies is in store for Leopolitans and guests of the city on November 7th as the Georgian National Dance & Music Ensemble Erisioni visits Lviv’s gorgeous Opera & Ballet Theatre. Erisioni was founded in 1885 and today is recognised as one of the world’s greatest ethnic dance groups. Their masterful delivery of stories from Georgian national history is presented by more than a hundred professional artists in magnificent dances, music, and songs. Supplemented by unforgettable costumes, one-of-a-kind decorations, and fantastic special effects, the group transforms the show into a triumph of Caucasian culture on the world stage.

Toto Cutogno at Lviv’s Opera House

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Legendary Italian singer and composer Toto Cutugno is coming to the Western Ukrainian capital to perform at Lviv’s iconic Opera & Ballet Theatre on November 15th. Hailing from the Tuscan town of Fosdinovo, he composed hits for such European stars as Joe Dassin, Mireille Mathieu, and Dalida before winning the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest for Italy.

The Enchanting Guitar of Francis Goya

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Belgium’s notable classical guitarist Francis Goya will enchant Leopolitans and guests of the city with his exquisite guitar riffs live in concert at Lviv’s picturesque Opera & Ballet Theatre on November 8th. Since his first solo single (Nostalgia) became an international hit in the 1970s, reaching #1 in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Norway, and Brazil, he has released 50 albums, many of which have gone on to gold or platinum status.

German Film Festival Returns to Lviv

Issue 94, October 2016.
Leopolitan movie fans and guests of the city are on the edge of their (cinema) seats, waiting with anticipation for the exciting selection of modern German films that will be showcased as part of this year’s German Film Festival beginning on November 3rd. The programme features some of the top German films of the last 12 months representing a variety of genres.

Garou Coming to Lviv

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Popular French Canadian singer Pierre Garand, affectionately known by his stage name Garou, will perform at Lviv’s luxurious Opera & Ballet Theatre on October 19th. Known for his work in the musical Notre-Dame de Paris, where he played Quasimodo in both the French and English versions, he gained popularity through #1 singles like Belle, Seul, Sous le Vent, and La Riviere de Notre Enfance.

Charming Virmenka Brings Back Memories

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It was back in 1979 when on one of Lviv’s oldest streets – Virmenska – at House №19 opened up coffee-shop Virmenka. Located in the Polish-era mansion of Bijouterie master Bader, the coffeehouse became an instant Leopolitan hit. Featuring delicious Cezve-style coffee prepared on sand, Virmenka became popular among the “flower children”, or the hippies. By the 1990s, this venerable venue began attracting historians, poets, musicians, and students to share politics, music, and forbidden samizdat books that were censored and published by hand underground. The venue brought together many from outside the mainstream, including pacifists, artists, painters, musicians, and actors from all over the Soviet Union – Moscow, Leningrad, Vilnius, and Tallinn. “There were days when over 100 people were crowded inside and the exterior turned into an incredible free-spirited gathering” remembers Alik Olisevych, the son of political prisoners and a local hippie. Virmenka was nearly as famous as Leningrad’s ‘Saigon’.

Юлія Нікітіна:"Якщо ви розумна, але погано виглядаєте, то перегляньте пункт "розумна"

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Кожен рік саме восени значно зростає кількість відвідувачів фітнес-клубів. До Нового року залишилось 2,5 місяці, і розпочинаються щорічні роздуми на тему "як привести тіло до ладу" напередодні сезону Різдвяних та Новорічних святкувань. Звичайно, для того, щоб гарно виглядати та мати красиве тіло треба попотіти у тренажерних залах, але одним із найважливіших елементів успіху є фітнес-тренер. Отже, “яким має бути ідеальний фітнес інструктор?” - з такими питанням Lviv Today звернувся до Юлії Нікітіної, найпозитивнішого та неймовірно харизматичного фітнес-тренера у львівському “Аквапарку “Пляж”.

STAR PLAYER, NOVICE COACH: Can Andriy Shevchenko lead Ukraine’s underperforming footballers to 2018 World Cup?

Issue 94, October 2016.
Based on resources and pedigree, Ukraine should theoretically be an international footballing powerhouse. Instead, the Ukrainian national side has been disappointing for decades. Can the appointment of former star player and complete novice coach Andriy Shevchenko as the new national team manager reverse this depressing trend?

September-October Sport Digest

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Find more about Lviv Region Bodybuilding Open Cup Championship, Motocross at Mayorivka, Shakhtar's victory over Braga at Arena Lviv and Ukraine's participation at Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Lviv Coffee Festival Attracts Over 150,000!

Issue 94, October 2016.
Hotel suites were hard to come by as over 150,000 coffee lovers from across Ukraine flocked to the Western Ukrainian capital for the Lviv Coffee Festival from September 22-25. “It took us 10 long years to be able to say that our city hosted the biggest coffee festival in Europe – the Lviv Coffee Festival” said beaming festival director Andriy Sydor. There are plenty of things that draw a person to a coffeehouse – the taste, the people, the atmosphere, even the hospitality – so each year the Lviv Coffee Festival crowns the city’s finest coffeehouses in each of those areas. To win a Lviv Coffee Festival award is a great challenge and an even greater honour. This year many of Lviv’s most popular – and talented – coffeehouses took part hoping to be crowned Lviv’s Best Coffeehouse 2016, “Dominicanes”, “Virmenka”, Cezve and brazier style coffee shop “Bakhchisarai”, Black Honey, restaurant “Atlas”, coffee-house “Shtuka”, coffee-shop – museum “Fiksazh”, Svit Kavy on Rynok square, confectionary “Liguminka” and Rocket espresso.

Porsche Centre Lviv is Officially Open!

Issue 94, October 2016.
Legendary German car manufacturer Porsche festively opened up the second-largest Porsche dealership in Ukraine in Lviv on September 20th. The 2.5 million EUR dealership is located at 8 G. Washington St. and offers clientele the full spectrum of automotive services, including: Porsche sales, original part replacement, accessories, and vehicle service and maintenance. Porsche has already conquered the world and continues to show great results, like the 225,000 cars they sold last year alone – a 19% increase from the year before. That’s why they are looking to the promising Ukrainian market, despite the current hardships the country is facing. “We value very highly our local investors and we are grateful that they showed the courage and confidence to create this new dealership centre” said Porsche Central & Eastern Europe Regional Sales Manager Christian Steckel.

Run for a Reason

Issue 94, October 2016.
Japan’s Fujikura Automotive Ukraine Lviv, which opened in Lviv in early 2016, held the Happy Kilometre charity event to raise money for Lviv’s Ohmatdyt children’s hospital on September 4th. As the Children’s Hospital Charity is a brilliant cause, the event attracted more than 400 people to come out and support worthwhile cause financially via donating money to the special boxes located in the race area. It was an incredible day and participants were able to raise 20,500 UAH to buy a phototherapy lamp for the reanimation of newborns at the hospital. The is sure to make a big difference for the children who travel from all over the Lviv region to Ohmatdyt for specialist treatment.

Vidverto Art Project

Issue 94, October 2016.
Lviv’s creative Melanka Art Gallery is pleased to present the new Vidverto art project. Project participants, known as the ‘Group of 8’, include: Volodymyr Stetsula, Zoryana Garbar, Nataliya Kaspruk-Savka, Ivanka Voytovych, Oleksandr Voytovych, Yuriy Tsarenko, Ivan Dudych, and Vasyl Babiy.

Modern Art in Downtown Lviv

Issue 94, October 2016.
Lviv’s historic city centre was the stage for the city’s annual week of modern art mayhem as the Days of Performance Art in Lviv was held from September 1-11 as part of the Week of Actual Art biennial. The week of art initiatives was organised by the Dzyga Art Centre – a leader in the Leopolitan cultural scene since first emerging in the heady atmosphere days of liberation that were the early 1990s. The event welcomed professionals and young artists from around Europe and Ukraine that dazzled Leopolitans and guests of the city with dazzling shows and creative art installations.

International Publishers’ Forum in Lviv

Issue 94, October 2016.
The Western Ukrainian capital was buzzing with authors, publishers, interpreters, researchers, journalists, and readers last month as the International Publishers’ Forum (IPF) – the single most important literature and publishing event in Ukraine – returned to Lviv from September 15-18. Celebrating its 23rd year, publishers from 28 countries visited over 60 locations that hosted over 500 book- and literature-themed events during the festivities. Among the many special guests invited to this year’s IPF included: Kenneth Klemmens, a Swedish poet that presented his Ukrainian translation of the book Touch; Srdan Srdic, a Serbian novelist and short story writer who returned to the city for the 3rd time; and Lithuanian poet, scholar, and translator Tomas Venclova. In addition, celebrated author Frederic Beigbeder, among Europe’s most charismatic and free-spirited intellectuals, delighted Leopolitan literature lovers and guests of the city with a book-signing session and lecture on contemporary literature.

Golden Lion Theatre Festival

Issue 94, October 2016.
It was street performance based on Chekov’s “Seagull” by Lviv”s theatre “Voskresinnia” that gave a start to the annual Golden Lion theatre festival on September 17th. Traditionally, stage adaptation of the play by “Voskresinnia” featured spectacular fire-show and creative stilt walkers.