Lviv Society

ХVII International music festival “Jazz Bez”

Issue 107, December 2017.
The XVII “Jazz Bez” International Music Festival, featuring a talented array of international musicians performing in venues across Lviv, was held from December 1-10. This year’s festival let jazz fans enjoy 87 concerts by 60 musicians from the USA, Canada, Australia, Luxembourg, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine.

Lviv Grand Prix Half Marathon

Issue 106, November 2017.
The annual Lviv Grand Prix Half Marathon raced through the city on 29 October. Mayor Andriy Sadovyi greeted the 2,000+ runners that included many celebrities. Some of the more famous runners included singer and composer Bria Blessing, 1+1 presenter Solomiya Vitvitska, BarvyProject Band soloist Oksana Stebelska, TV Presenter of the ‘TSN. Morning’, at 1+1 TV channel Svyatoslav Hrynchuk, and many others.

Indian Culture Days in Lviv

Issue 106, November 2017.
Lviv’s International Society of Ukrainian-Indian Friendship held the Indian Culture Days cultural festival from 20-25 October. The event featured a festive opening ceremony at Lviv’s magnificent House of Scientists that attracted Indian Ambassador Manoj Bharti, Lviv Regional Administration Head Oleh Synyutka, and other officials.

Lviv’s 17th International Economic Forum

Issue 106, November 2017.
Lviv’s 17th International Economic Forum attracted more than 1,000 participants – state and regional government representatives, investors, business leaders, diplomats, and representatives from international institutions, business associations, and banks – to the Western Ukrainian capital from 26-27 October. Two new alternative energy projects in the Lviv oblast were announced: a solar power plant in Yavoriv district, and a wind power plant in the Starosambirsky district. With the opening of these facilities, as well as two more that are planned by the end of the year, the Lviv region will be able to meet its electricity needs.

LFW – Spring/Summer 2018

Issue 106, November 2017.
Lviv rolled out the red carpet for the glamorous Lviv Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2018 collections last month. Traditionally hosted at Lviv’s D. Halytskyi International Airport, this season’s event added some new and intriguing locations – the Metropolitan A. Sheptytsky Centre and the Machine Hall at Lviv Polytechnic National University. The event attracted some of Ukraine’s most recognized designers, including Marta Wacholz, Vozianov, Oksana Mukha by Kateryna Yalova, Lesia Semi, and Olena Dats. Leopolitan fashionistas and guests of the city were also delighted by the debut collections of Olesya Marchuk and Jeisoni by Novitska.

2017 Polish Cinema Festival

Issue 106, November 2017.
The ‘Under the High Castle’ Polish cinema festival was held in Lviv for the sixth time from 6-15 October. Organised by the General Consulate in Lviv together with the Polish Institute of Cinematic Art, the festival aims to promote Polish film, as well as the general history and culture of Ukraine’s neighbour to the west.

Roksolana Celebrates 3 Years in Lviv!

Issue 106, November 2017.
The Roksolana shopping gallery– Lviv’s recognised centre of exquisite style, conceptual fashion, and premium shopping – recently celebrated its third anniversary. The festivities featured fashion shows from the latest collections of glamorous world-class boutiques like Stefano Lompas, Sternat, and Sonia deLux.

Escape to Elegance at Olena Dats’ Gallery

Issue 106, November 2017.
Right after the presentation of her latest collection at Paris Fashion Week, Leopolitan designer Olena Dats delighted her local fans with her Spring / Summer 2018 collection at Lviv’s remarkable Astoria Hotel. Her new collection allows you to escape the mundane daily routine to a world of splendour and glamour by telling a story about sophisticated parties at the turn of the 20th Century on the red carpets of Cote d’Azur.

Lviv to Italy by Ernest Airlines

Issue 106, November 2017.
Ernest Airlines, a small Italian airline headquartered in Milan, launched a Lviv – Bergamo flight in October. Beginning 8 December, they will be launching two additional routes from Lviv – to Napoli and to Venice.

IT Arena 2017

Issue 105, October 2017.
Eastern Europe’s largest tech event – Lviv’s IT Arena – brought 2,300 industry professionals to the city from 29 September to 1 October. Representatives from some of the world’s leading companies, investors, startups, experts, and students gathered to discuss three areas of IT: business, technology, and product.