Lviv Society

Miss Lviv 2019 Grand Finale

Issue 123, May 2019.
Lviv’s luxurious Opera & Ballet Theatre hosted the grand finale of the Miss Lviv 2019 beauty pageant on 16 April. Hundreds of Lviv’s most beautiful girls attended the casting where 14 of our most talented were selected to compete in the finals. The glamorous production featured a creative show by the Voskresinnia theatre, performances by MamaRika, Artem Pivovarov, Denys Rekonvald, Bakun, and Antytila and, of course, the pageant itself.

Spring Business Forum 2019

Issue 123, May 2019.
Lviv held its annual Spring Business Forum from 11-12 April. This year’s topic, ‘Ukraine in 2019: A new period of uncertainty, or new possibilities’, tackled issues like Ukrainian economic development through export studies, a qualitative analysis of business in Ukraine, and establishing cooperation between entrepreneurs, foreign investors, and political authorities from across Ukraine.

Dzyga 2.0 – Still Spinning

Issue 122, April 2019.
Late March saw the reopening of Lviv’s most famous art gallery – Dzyga. Located on Virmenska Street in the heart of the Armenian quarter of medieval Lviv, the iconic gallery first opened its doors in 1997. The original layout had a gallery, exhibition hall, and retro café on the ground floor, while live jazz performances and dining were upstairs.

INSO-Lviv’s Skoryk Celebrated

Issue 122, April 2019.
The Lviv National Philharmonic’s Lyudkevych Concert Hall hosted the ’24 Caprices: Paganini – Skoryk’ in honour of Ukrainian composer and conductor Myroslav Skoryk, who turned 80 last year. Skoryk is also the Music Director of the INSO-Lviv Symphony Orchestra and his musicians prepared a special gift for the occasion, presenting the maestro with a ‘Paganini by Arrangement’ CD featuring Paganini’s 24 Caprices for a big symphony arrangement by Skoryk.

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.