Lviv Society

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!

Recognition of Leopolitans to mark City Day

Issue 101, May 2017.
To mark the anniversary, Lviv City Council held a special ceremony where Mayor Andriy Sadovyi handed out diplomas, awards, and gratitude to those that have best contributed to the development of the city.

Lviv’s 761st anniversary

Issue 101, May 2017.
Lviv celebrated 761 years in style with a jam-packed programme of festivities – including public concerts, street performances, parades, sports events, exhibitions, cultural initiatives, and holiday markets – from 5-9 May. Leopolitans kicked off the celebrations by honouring the patron saint of Lviv, St. Yuriy (St. George) with divine services at nearly all of the city’s churches and temples. To mark the holiday, Lviv’s Metropolitan Chambers launched an art exhibition of paintings of the St. George Cathedral, a rightful UNESCO Heritage List item. Eventgoers were able to get their postage stamps featuring the cathedral stamped with a special postmark.

Shop for remarkable fashion by Oksana Karavanska

Issue 101, May 2017.
Lviv’s glamorous Opera Passage mall saw the festive opening of the boutique of one of Ukraine’s leading fashion designers – Oksana Karavanska – on 5 May. Her fashion line intermingles traditional Ukrainian folklore with modern couture. Following the opening, Leopolitan fashionistas and guests of the city had the opportunity to meet the influential designer and purchase pieces from her newest collection.

Flugery Lvova International Jazz & Folk Music Festival

Issue 101, May 2017.
The inner yard of Lviv City Council on Rynok Square, and other locations around the city, played host to Lviv’s popular Flugery Lvova International Jazz & Folk Music Festival from 29 April to 1 May. Now in its 15th year, the event has become something of a Lviv landmark that gives the stage to beginner and prominent jazz bands alike.

Rotary Serving Humanity in Lviv

Issue 101, May 2017.
The Lviv International Rotary Club presented residents of the Lviv Elderly Home with 48 multifunctional beds along with new mattresses and sheets provided by Danish hospitals at an event on 22 April. The beds were donated from Danish hospitals by Danish Rotary Club Odense, and imported into Ukraine by the local charity “Nova Krayina.”