Lviv Society

Lviv Fashion Week – Autumn / Winter 2019

Issue 122, April 2019.
The Lviv Fashion Week Autumn / Winter 2019 took place in the city from 20-24 March. The glamorous event was hosted at Arena Lviv and other locations throughout the city. Some of Ukraine’s hottest designers introduced their autumn and winter lines, including Vozianov, Marta Wachholz, Kateryna Karol, LiLi Sas, and Mykytyuk & Yatsenyuk. Some of the country’s top up-and-coming talents also made their debuts, like Anna Mukha, chereshnivska, Konyk, and Rimma Donna by Rimma Turkiya.

Lviv Art Days

Issue 122, April 2019.
At the end of March Lvivarnya Museum and Cultural Complex played host for the Lviv Art Days. This creative initiative was held for the second time with the main aim of popularization of modern Ukrainian art as well as active development of communication between various art-unions.

Romantic Spring by Olena Dats’

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv’s spectacular Lozinski Palace was the setting for the charming presentation of the latest fashion collection by Leopolitan designer Olena Dats’. On show was her spring / summer 2019 line that was inspired by Witold Pruszkowski’s painting ‘Spring’. The light, airy, and romantic garments came as a triumph of youth, strength, and beauty.

Lviv Welcomes Grand Opening of Spartak Centre

Issue 122, April 2019.
Lviv celebrated the grand opening of its newest sports, trade, and entertainment complex when the Spartak Centre opened its doors on 15-17 March. This spectacular complex boasts a seven-cinema Multiplex, a 6,500 m2 Sportslife area with own Olympic swimming pool, and a Silpo supermarket as its anchor tenants.

Women’s Meeting for Equal Rights

Issue 121, March 2019.
International Women’s Day on 8 March saw a rally by feminist groups in front of City Hall on Rynok Square, a traditional gathering place for protests and rallies. Over 100 activists from Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic states showed their support for the Istanbul Convention, which advocates to ensure women’s protection from violence, access to equal opportunities, and the abandoning of gender stereotypes.

‘Take Off Fur Forever!’ Anti-Fur Protest

Issue 121, March 2019.
Animal rights activists hosted the ‘Take Off Fur Forever!’ anti-fur protest in front of City Hall in Lviv’s city centre on 24 February. Organisers encouraged Leopolitans to come out and support the initiative of UAnimals to adopt a law to close all fur farms and skinneries in Ukraine.

Donald Tusk Visits Lviv

Issue 121, March 2019.
European Council President Donald Tusk was in Ukraine last month to mark the five-year anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity. He arrived in Kyiv to take in ceremonies in the capital and met President Poroshenko and Prime Minister Groysman before speaking to the Verkhovna Rada about Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Casting Miss Lviv 2019

Issue 121, March 2019.
Lviv’s hotspot Gloria Café recently hosted the casting for the upcoming Miss Lviv 2019 beauty pageant. The event attracted 150 of Lviv and area’s most beautiful ladies aged 16 to 24, making it the largest regional heat for Miss Ukraine in the country.

Wagner’s ‘Lohengrin’ Premieres in Lviv

Issue 121, March 2019.
Lohengrin, a three-act romantic opera written and composed by Richard Wagner, premiered at Lviv’s iconic Opera & Ballet Theatre in early March. While the opera remains a classic, the tale has always contained a hint of subversion. Wagner’s Lohengrin is one of the most important works of the romantic epoch and has been reinterpreted in many ways in theatres around the globe.

National record to commemorate T. Shevchenko

Issue 121, March 2019.
On March 9th in Lviv was festively celebrated the 205th birthday anniversary of T. Shavchenko, a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer.