Lviv Society

The Return of “Aida”

Issue 128, November 2019.
Last month Luxor witnessed the return of Verdi’s Opera Aida after 22 years of absence, an event greatly awaited by opera enthusiasts from around the world, at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor. The performance was directed by Michael Sturm, from Germany.

Lviv International Economic Forum

Issue 128, November 2019.
The annual Lviv International Economic Forum was held in Lviv from 31 October – 1 November. Organised by the Lviv Regional State Administration, this forum is a powerful platform for national and international actors to discuss important issues related to the competitiveness of regions, their strategic development, and their economic growth.

Lviv hosted an international AAU forum on criminal law and process

Issue 128, November 2019.
On October 18, in Lviv was held Criminal Law Forum. The event featured the most important aspects of criminal practice, property rights in criminal proceedings, the specifics of the investigation and trial of certain types of crimes.

Great Fun at the Lviv Opera!

Issue 128, November 2019.
The Lviv Opera House hosted the premiere of the new experimental show featuring two comic operettas – Mozart’s ‘Der Schauspieldirektor’ (The Impresario) and Offenbach’s ‘Un Mari à la Porte’ (A Husband at the Door) – on 11 October.

Lviv Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2020

Issue 128, November 2019.
Lviv Fashion Week (LFW) brought glamour back to the Western Ukrainian capital for the 24th time last month in an event dedicated to the ideas of sustainable fashion and ecologically-friendly outfits. Festivities kicked off with the wonderful Lviv Orchestra Fashion event featuring Marta Wachholz’s newest collection with music by Ukrainian composer Ivan Nebesnyy played by the lovely INSO-Lviv Symphony Orchestra.

US Astronaut Visits Lviv

Issue 128, November 2019.
Heidi Stefanyshyn-Piper, аn astronaut from the United States, visited Lviv to mark world space week on 13 October. She has received numerous honours and awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, and two Navy Achievement Medals.

Cheese & Wine Festival’s Jubilee

Issue 128, November 2019.
One of Lviv’s most popular culinary celebrations – the Cheese & Wine Festival – held its jubilee event in the very heart of the ancient city last month. The event featured a large variety of wines and cheeses from many of Ukraine’s most-renowned manufacturers and talented local artisans. Leopolitans and guests of the city were able to learn about winemaking traditions at the new ‘Tastings & Lectures’ workshop led by Bohdan Pavlyuh, author of the ‘Wine is Easy’ blog, head of Lviv’s Ukrainian Association of Winemakers & Sommeliers, and winner of the Best Sommelier of Lithuania 2019 award.

Lviv Celebrates Citroën Centenary

Issue 127, October 2019.
This October marks an interesting anniversary – it’s one hundred years since Andre Citroen produced the first car bearing his name, and the company has been making them ever since. Citroen started an automobile production revolution when he introduced the first front-wheel drive cars, introduced the vehicle log book, and even turned Paris’ Eiffel Tower into a huge advert for his company. Since then, Citroen’s 100 years of history are marked with courage and innovation – and Ukraine is part of that history.

Children’s Dreams Sent into the Universe

Issue 127, October 2019.
The Space Centre in Zolochiv (Lviv region) held a unique event last month as for the first time in history more than 100,000 drawings of children’s dreams were encrypted and sent into the infinity of space. The State Space Agency worked with the Zdiisni Mriiu (Fulfil a Dream) charity to code and transmit the radio signal filled with the drawings 41 light-years into the Universe.

Golden Lion Theatre Festival 2019

Issue 127, October 2019.
The Golden Lion Theatre Festival opened on 28 September with a festive colourful theatrical carnival featuring performers from Ukraine, Poland, USA, and the Czech Republic. This year the festival celebrated 30 years of transforming Lviv into a cultural and theatrical hotspot and treating Leopolitan theatre lovers and guests of the city with vibrant, internationally-diverse productions filled with aesthetics of exquisite poetry and playwriting.