Lviv Society

Mrs. Eastern Europe 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv’s ‘Park. Art of Rest’ leisure complex hosted the finals for the Ms. Eastern Europe 2019 beauty contest on 22 May. The event was organised by Ulyana Oksenyuk – Mrs. Ukraine Universe 2018 – and was themed after ‘Beauty in Action: Business, Parenthood, and Charity’.

Polish First Lady Visits Lviv

Issue 124, June 2019.
Agata Kornhauser-Duda, the First Lady of Poland, married to Polish President Andrzej Duda stopped by Lviv for several days in the beginning of June. While in the Western Ukrainian capital, Kornhauser-Duda took part in the Polish-Ukrainian Children’s Day event that saw nearly 1000 kids take part in an entertaining program.

Lviv celebrates “Wet Monday”

Issue 123, May 2019.
Leopolitans once again got wet and wild on April 29th for the one-of-a-kind post-Easter celebration of Wet Monday. Hundreds of Leopolitans and guests of the city took to Rynok Square to douse each other in water as part of the Easter celebrations.

Lviv’s 763rd Anniversary

Issue 123, May 2019.
Lviv celebrated its 763rd anniversary with a festive program over the rainy 3-5 May weekend. Public concerts, street performances by musical groups, sports events, exhibitions, cultural initiatives, and holiday fairs were in store for those that braved the weather.

Batyars on Bicycles

Issue 123, May 2019.
Lviv’s popular Batyars on Bicycles retro bike ride returned to the city on 4 May. Modelled after London’s famed Tweed Run, Lviv’s event is designed to pay tribute to the city’s past, especially the Batyar culture that used to flourish here.

Leopolitans Recognised

Issue 123, May 2019.
To mark this year’s Lviv City Day, Mayor Andriy Sadovyi recognised the contributions of 33 of the city’s most accomplished citizens with special titles and awards during a special city council meeting on 3 May. Yevhen Kurash, an ATO soldier and deputy commanding officer of the 80th Lviv Air Assault Brigade, was named Leopolitan of the Year.

Miss Lviv 2019 Grand Finale

Issue 123, May 2019.
Lviv’s luxurious Opera & Ballet Theatre hosted the grand finale of the Miss Lviv 2019 beauty pageant on 16 April. Hundreds of Lviv’s most beautiful girls attended the casting where 14 of our most talented were selected to compete in the finals. The glamorous production featured a creative show by the Voskresinnia theatre, performances by MamaRika, Artem Pivovarov, Denys Rekonvald, Bakun, and Antytila and, of course, the pageant itself.

Spring Business Forum 2019

Issue 123, May 2019.
Lviv held its annual Spring Business Forum from 11-12 April. This year’s topic, ‘Ukraine in 2019: A new period of uncertainty, or new possibilities’, tackled issues like Ukrainian economic development through export studies, a qualitative analysis of business in Ukraine, and establishing cooperation between entrepreneurs, foreign investors, and political authorities from across Ukraine.

Dzyga 2.0 – Still Spinning

Issue 122, April 2019.
Late March saw the reopening of Lviv’s most famous art gallery – Dzyga. Located on Virmenska Street in the heart of the Armenian quarter of medieval Lviv, the iconic gallery first opened its doors in 1997. The original layout had a gallery, exhibition hall, and retro café on the ground floor, while live jazz performances and dining were upstairs.

INSO-Lviv’s Skoryk Celebrated

Issue 122, April 2019.
The Lviv National Philharmonic’s Lyudkevych Concert Hall hosted the ’24 Caprices: Paganini – Skoryk’ in honour of Ukrainian composer and conductor Myroslav Skoryk, who turned 80 last year. Skoryk is also the Music Director of the INSO-Lviv Symphony Orchestra and his musicians prepared a special gift for the occasion, presenting the maestro with a ‘Paganini by Arrangement’ CD featuring Paganini’s 24 Caprices for a big symphony arrangement by Skoryk.