Lviv Society

Austrian President Visits Lviv

Issue 111, April 2018.
Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen visited Lviv on 15 March, where he met with city and regional leaders to discuss the possibilities of cooperation between the Lviv region and the Alpine country. During his visit to Lviv, van der Bellen and his spouse took a stroll through the city centre, visited the Austrian library, and met with students at the Ukrainian Catholic University.

Lviv Fashion Week – Autumn/Winter 2018

Issue 111, April 2018.
Ukraine’s fashion capital hosted Lviv Fashion Week from 22-25 March – four days filled with buzz, gossip, shows, and of course, clothes! The glamorous event was mainly hosted at Lviv’s D. Halytskyi International Airport and featured the autumn and winter collections from some of Ukraine’s most renowned designers – Vozianov, Kateryna Karol, Couture de Fleur, Ivanna Yukhymchuk, and J. Perekriostova. Leopolitan fashionistas and guests of the city also took in a number of educational roundtables and enjoyed the main showroom, where they had the chance to purchase stylish clothes, bags, shoes, and other fashion accessories from over 30 popular Ukrainian and foreign brands.

French Ambassador Launches French Spring in Lviv

Issue 111, April 2018.
Lviv’s History Museum was the site for the official launch of French Spring 2018, an event designed to popularize French culture, from art and cinema to music and the culinary arts. Organised by the Institute Francais d’Ukraine, Alliance Francaise (AF), and the Embassy of France in nine Ukrainian cities including Lviv, the event was officially opened by French Ambassador Isabelle Dumont.

Lviv Tour Guide Forum

Issue 110, March 2018.
Lviv’s FESTRepublic Club played host to the Lviv Tour Guide Forum from 27-28 February. The platform for tour guides, operators, and agencies to share ideas and experiences was initiated by the Lviv Tourism Office and featured several panel discussions, including ‘Centre of life outside the centre’, ‘Successful cases of tourist decentralisation’, and ‘Transformation of Sykhiv’s A. Dovzhenko Cultural and Educational Centre’. Other panels looked at regional centres, like ‘Dnipro – a new tourist destination on the map of Ukraine’, and ‘Ternopil – tourist hub in Western Ukraine’

Napalm Death Metal Gig in Lviv

Issue 110, March 2018.
Lviv’s !FESTRepublic Club was the scene for British extreme metal band Napalm Death’s concert on 23 February. Formed back in ’81, the group is credited as pioneers of the grindcore genre by incorporating elements of crust punk and death metal.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Visits Lviv

Issue 110, March 2018.
Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, payed a working visit to Lviv on 2 March to meet with Lviv Region leaders, as well as teachers and students at Lviv’s I. Franko National University.

Women’s March for Equal Rights

Issue 110, March 2018.
The feminist movement has always been about equality for all women, but there are many paths to that goal. One of them featured hundreds of feminists wielding colourful posters at the annual Leopolitan Women’s March on International Women’s Day on 8 March. Over 200 participants demanded an end to gender-based violence and discriminatory policies.

The Art of Arturo Sandoval

Issue 110, March 2018.
Lviv’s central Opera & Ballet Theatre played host to the concert of Arturo Sandoval, one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, on 26 February. The accomplished artist, classical pianist, and composer has won 10 Grammy Awards (19 nominations), an Emmy, and six Billboard Awards.

PM Groysman Pays Working Visit to Lviv

Issue 109, February 2018.
Ukraine’s head of government paid a working visit to Lviv on 8 February. Prime Minister Volodomyr Groysman met with students and teachers at the Ukrainian Catholic University and later checked in on the reconstruction work at the Lviv Regional Clinical Perinatal Centre, which is set to open by the end of the year.

Event Industry Forum

Issue 109, February 2018.
Arena Lviv played host to the Event Industry Forum, a special event aimed at the self-identification of the event industry in Western Ukraine – and especially Lviv – from 9-10 February. The forum’s program was put together so to heighten the understanding of an event manager’s work, show new possibilities of the profession, set a new pace for the industry’s market, and create a new impulse for its creativity.