Lviv Society

‘Ukrainian Haute Couture’ by Oksana Karavanska

Issue 103, July 2017.
The dazzling ‘Ukrainian Haute Couture’ fashion show featuring outfits by famed Ukrainian designer Oksana Karavanska took place in Lviv on 24 June as part of the Alfa Jazz Fest programme. The show was staged in a very special place – the Andrey Sheptytskyi Metropolitan Gardens on St. George’s Hill. This unique monument of 18th Century architecture and the park, normally closed to the public, welcomes the local glitterati once a year especially to enjoy this extraordinary event. The event attracted Lviv’s first lady Kateryna Kit-Sadova, TV presenters Katya Osadcha and Oleksiy Diveev-Tserkovny, designer, Victoria Gres, and singers Pavlo Tabokov and Pikkardiyska Tertsiya.

Alfa Jazz Fest 2017

Issue 103, July 2017.
Lviv’s Alfa Jazz Fest, the international open-air jazz festival held on three downtown stages every June, has grown to be one of the city’s largest and most popular events, drawing hundreds of press and over 40,000 spectators each year. First held in 2011, this is the story of how Alfa Jazz Fest became Lviv’s festival gem.

A-Bank conquers new heights!

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv’s A-Bank brought together all of their Western Ukrainian employees to celebrate the Day of Bank Employees on 27 May. The energy of the bank’s young team was on display as participants enjoyed the excitement and rivalry of a Spartakiad!

Miss Lviv 2017

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv’s landmark Opera and Ballet Theatre hosted the glitzy grand finale of the Miss Lviv 2017 beauty pageant on 8 June. The finals featured plenty of glamour including the dazzling contestants in eye-catching swimsuits and gorgeous evening gowns. While the young ladies were the main attraction, Leopolitans and guests of the city were also treated to wonderful music performances from Mariya Yaremchuk, Andriy Kishe, Ivan NAVI, Tayanna, and the marvelous Khrystyna Soloviy.

Cruise Collection by Roksolana Bogutska

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv’s ‘Lvivarnya’ museum-cultural complex was the host for the glamorous presentation of renowned Ukrainian fashion designer Roksolana Bogutska’s 2017 ‘Cruise Collection’ on 19 May. The collection features a colourful mix of modern trends and authentic Ukrainian ethnic motifs. The designer’s main inspiration – the basis for the collection’s cuts and prints – came from ancient Borschivska embroidery.

V Lviv Media Forum

Issue 102, June 2017.
Arena Lviv was home to a spectacular 3-day media event packed with numerous speeches, public talks, and thematic streams, when the Lviv Media Forum came to town from 25-27 May. With the overarching theme of “Search(wait)ing for new algorithms – media in the post-truth era”, the event attracted over 800 journalists, bloggers, experts, analysts, media managers, and students, including nearly 100 representatives from around the world.

Lviv’s Spectacular Ballet Festival

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv’s National Academic Opera & Ballet Theatre was proud to play host to the Ballet Fest Choreography gala concert on 28 May. The project began at the beginning of the year and consisted of several stages where different choreographers and dancers competed against each other to be one of the 10 choreographers featured at the gala. Lviv’s Theatre of Opera & Ballet provided the dancers, while an all-star jury selected the winning dances.

Ukraine is Europe’s Shield

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv’s Armour Vehicle Factory played host to very special ‘Ukraine is Europe’s Shield” event – dedicated to the celebration of Europe Day – on 25 May. The event featured a colourful and varied program that presented Leopolitans and guests of the city with the latest achievements of the factory – a caterpillar-tracked firefighting vehicle and modernised armoured vehicles created especially for use in the ATO zone. The event attracted over 350 guests including EU Delegation to Ukraine Head Hugh Mingarelli, Ukraine Vice-PM for Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Lviv State Administration Head Oleh Synutka, Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, and ATO soldiers.

Leopolis Grand Prix 2017

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv’s stunning summer vintage car festival – the Leopolis Grand Prix – drew over 200 retro cars from across Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Austria, Belarus, Italy, Estonia, Czech Republic as well as from USA to the city from 2-4 June. The seventh annual event since its resurrection attracted representatives from over 48 auto fan clubs from around the globe!

Ukraine’s First Pet Adoption Centre

Issue 102, June 2017.
If it’s time for a new pet in your life, you’ll surely find your perfect companion at Lviv’s newly-opened Adoption Centre (56 Promyslova St.). Currently the only place of its kind in Ukraine, it was opened thanks to the support of Leopolitan animal rescuers, volunteers, and the Lev public utility company. These are exciting times for every person that cares about animals in Lviv. As animal welfare takes a greater place in the consciousness of Ukrainian communities and legislatures, the city’s – and your – opportunity to enact meaningful change has increased dramatically!