Lviv Society

The World of Kabuki

Issue 99, March 2017.
The Year of Japan in Ukraine kicked off in Lviv on March 3rd with The World of Kabuki, an elegant and exquisite exhibition of art at the Sheptytsky National Museum. The Embassy of Japan in Ukraine presented a unique part of the heritage of world art – authentic Japanese prints of Kabuki theatre. In his welcoming speech, Japanese Ambassador Shigeki Sumi said that traditional Japanese Kabuki theatre has long been highly regarded around the world. He said he is always very happy to introduce the splendour of Japanese painting art to as many people as possible.

Credit Agricole Bank – To be exactly where our customers are

Issue 98, February 2017.
Credit Agricole Bank’s MNC Desk – the first specialized branch for international corporate business clients in the Western region – was officially opened in Lviv on 26 January. To celebrate, Lviv’s House of Scientists played host to a festive reception attended by CEO of Credit Agricole Bank Jean-Paul Piotrowski, Management Board Member of Credit Agricole Bank Larysa Bondarieva, representatives of Lviv City Council, and bank’s current and potential partners and clients.

Sweet Anniversary of Confiserie JUST

Issue 98, February 2017.
French confectionary JUST, located on the 3rd floor of Forum Lviv, recently celebrated their first anniversary in style. Guests of the festive event were treated to a variety of delicious sweets and exquisite sparkling wine. The highlight of the event came when the spectacular Author’s Cake – a culinary masterpiece crafted specifically for the occasion – was presented to the lucky eventgoers.

The BMW 5-Series Comes to Lviv

Issue 98, February 2017.
Aria Motors, Lviv’s official BMW dealership, unveiled the new seventh generation BMW 5-series business sedan at their dealership on February 10th. The model is powered by the Bavarian brand’s latest technologies – improved eco-safe dynamics, maximum driver assistance systems, full network integration, and innovative system control.

Artistic Masterpieces on Display

Issue 98, February 2017.
Starting from February 1st the Lviv Art Gallery plays host to a spectacular and rather extraordinary exhibition dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Lviv National Art Academy. From its first day in 1946, the academy encouraged creative experiments, original technology, and conceptual visions of young Ukrainian artists.

Honorary Consulate for the Republic of Austria in Lviv

Issue 98, February 2017.
Lviv festively celebrated the reopening of the Honorary Consulate for the Republic of Austria on February 10th. The event attracted many influential politicians, including: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Austria to Ukraine Ms. Hermine Poppeller, Austrian Embassy Defence Affairs Attache Erich Simburger; Austrian Embassy Commercial Counselor Hermann Ortner; Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum Andreas Karabaczek; Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi.

Opera with an Arabian Twist

Issue 98, February 2017.
Leopolitans and guests of the city were treated to a very special musical event on February 2nd when the Lviv Philharmonic Theatre hosted the Alcantara II concert, featuring Jordanian soprano Zeina Barhoum. The opera star has already sung at the best opera houses in Vienna, London, Paris, Rome, and across Europe before making her debut in Ukraine. In Lviv, she performed alongside Syrian tenor Bassem Alkhouri and the Lviv Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra directed by Italian Lorenzo Tazzieri.

Lviv Celebrates Chinese New Year

Issue 98, February 2017.
Celebrating China’s Lunar New Year has become a well-established tradition for Leopolitan fans of Oriental culture. This year, Leopolitans and guests of the city were delighted by events organised by the Lanhua Cultural Research Centre of Ukraine and China.

You Can Bank on A-Bank!

Issue 97, January 2017.
Lviv saw two new A-Bank branches open at the end of 2016 at 4 Pid Dubom St. (across from Forum Lviv Mall) and at 34 Volodymyra Velykoho St. Under the guidance of Chairman Yuriy Kandaurov, A-Bank has now opened up 193 branches across Ukraine.

Discover the Unforgettable Fairy Tale of Arłamów

Issue 97, January 2017.
At 590 metres above sea level in the centre of Poland’s magical Beskid Mountains you can find the spectacular Arłamów recreational centre. The complex features a 254-room 4-star hotel, 3 restaurants with their own unique menus, a coffee shop, a bar in the lobby, a nightclub with bowling and billiards, 4 conference halls that can accommodate up to 1500 people, and 2800 m2 of exhibition area.