Lviv Society

Leopolis Jazz Fest 2019

Issue 125, July 2019.
Concerts featuring over a hundred world class musicians, performing on three stages in the city’s downtown area, over 100,000 spectators and around 200 accredited press reporters – this is story of the Leopolis Jazz Fest of the previous years. The first festival was successfully held in 2011.

Ukrainian Haute Couture’ Celebrates Jubilee

Issue 125, July 2019.
Famed Ukrainian designer Oksana Karavantska delighted Leopolitan fashionistas and guests of the city with the 5th edition of her wonderful ‘Ukrainian Haute Couture’ fashion show on 28 June. Held as part of the Leopolis Jazz Fest programme and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland, this year’s show was hosted at the picturesque Metropolitan A. Sheptytskyi Gardens.

Leopolis Grand Prix 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
The Leopolis Grand Prix, a retro car festival held in Lviv to honour the city’s great motoring past, was held over the 31 May – 2 June weekend. This year’s event celebrated the 85th anniversary of the first Leopolis Grand Prix, held in 1932.

Lviv Media Forum 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
Over 1000 participants gathered at Arena Lviv for the Lviv Media Forum last month, including experts from international publications and leading thinktanks, journalists, bloggers, analysts, media managers, and students.

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.