Lviv Society

The New ‘Satirikon’ Caricatures Gallery

Issue 118, December 2018.
The new ‘Satirikon’ Gallery featuring caricatures opened in Lviv on 30 November. The first exhibition featured a collection of the finest works of Kyiv-based caricaturist Victor Kudin. Kudin has worked in the genre for over 30 years for the famous Ukrainian magazine ‘Perets’ (Pepper) and has won many international contests.

WABBA Ukrainian Bodybuilding Championships

Issue 118, December 2018.
The World Amateur Body Building Association (WABBA) hosted its Ukrainian Bodybuilding Championships at Lviv’s Malevich Night Club on 18 November. Some of Ukraine’s fittest musclemen and women joined their European counterparts in Lviv to show off their personal skills and stunning appearances.

Olena Dats Gallery Hosts Glamourous Fashion Event

Issue 117, November 2018.
Lviv’s Olena Dats Gallery – known for its interesting events and glamorous parties – hosted a presentation of the brand’s latest collection of evening gowns as part of the Lviv Fashion Week events. Models showcased cozy down jackets by Mongoose and the evening was filled with the enchanting fragrances of Chornobryvtsi perfumes created by Olena Belova.

Spectacular” Taste of the Ukrainian Carpathians”

Issue 117, November 2018.
Eco-friendly producers from across the Carpathian region invite all good food connoisseurs to attend the exciting Taste of the Ukrainian Carpathians culinary event at Lviv’s Shevchenskyi Hai Museum of Folk Architecture & Rural Life at Zarichevo Estate. Guests will be able to taste high-quality foods from the four regions of the Carpathians – Lviv, Bukovina, Zakarpattia, and Subcarpathia) while learning about the rich Carpathian culture and traditions.

The All-New Subaru Forester at Subaru Family Day

Issue 117, November 2018.
The Garden Prostir resort complex attracted Western Ukraine’s numerous Subaru owners and luxury car aficionados to the presentation of the highly-anticipated new Subaru Forester on 27 October. Eventgoers were treated to seeing the vehicle complete a specially-designed obstacle course and various extreme test drives.

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WEST UKRAINIAN PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC

Issue 117, November 2018.
На площі перед Львівським національним університетом імені Івана Франка, в межах відзначення 100-річчя утворення Західноукраїнської Народної Республіки, 18 жовтня відбулося медійно-драматичне дійство «Момент і Чин, або Великі Роковини».

DEFENDER OF UKRAINE DAY

Issue 117, November 2018.
Lviv marked the state holiday Defender of Ukraine Day on 14 October with a parade of soldiers through the city centre. Veterans of ATO, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), and volunteers walked alongside numerous high-tech weapons.

International Economic Forum

Issue 117, November 2018.
Lviv hosted the International Economic Forum ‘Lviv Region – Hub of Opportunities’ from 1-2 November. Organised by the Lviv Regional State Administration, the forum is one of the most important economic events in Western Ukraine and attracts over 1,500 participants from over 20 countries each year. Ukrainian Trade Minister Stepan Kubiv opened the event by saying that “Ukraine is becoming a transit hub between Europe and Asia – a transit hub for the World Trade Organisation – and the Lviv region plays a key role in this.”

Lviv Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2019

Issue 117, November 2018.
Some of Ukraine’s top fashion designers returned to the Western Ukrainian capital from 25-28 October for Lviv Fashion Week. The event showcased the latest collections by the likes of Lesia Semi, Chernikova, Olesia Hryn, Eklectic, and Novana Studio, and debuted young new brands like Framiore, Havryliv, Ultrasound by Zherebetska & Kucher, and Olia Zadybchuk. Special guests included Britain’s Giebultowski, Germany’s Rockmädchen, and Polish designers Waleria Tokarzewska-Karaszewicz, Kaya by Karo, and Sonia Chruścińska. The event culminated with the presentation of the wonderful wedding gowns of Oksana Mukha by Kateryna Yalova, which had opened the MQ Vienna Fashion Week earlier this season.

Ballet Premiere!

Issue 117, November 2018.
Lviv celebrated the splendid premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Truth Under the Mask’ ballet on 19 October. The show combines ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’ (The Rite of Spring) and ‘Pulcinella’ into a wonderful balletic performance. Italian choreographers Marcello Algeri and Sabrina Rinaldi worked with Lviv Opera & Ballet Theatre staff to deliver one of the most extravagant and experimental ballet shows of the year.