Lviv Society

Master class by Maryana Lutsyshyn

EBA mixing billiards and business

Issue 22, March 2010.
Members of the West Ukrainian branch of the European Business Association gathered on February 19 for the second annual EBA Billiards Classic Cup at a fun event supported by Lvivska Pivovarnya.
The president of the Lviv ‘s French Alliance Centre Natalya  Demchuk  and    Fre

Lviv welcomes new French cultural link

Issue 22, March 2010.
February 19 saw diplomats and dignitaries led by French Ambassador to Ukraine Jacques Foureau celebrate at the opening of the new French Alliance centre, which is located within Lviv’s Ivan Franko National University.
Austrian  aristocrat  Karl  Habsburg  at  the  launch of Lviv’s new Habsburg Fou

Habsburg Past, European Future!

Issue 22, March 2010.
Lviv’s splendid Pototsky Palace provided the venue March 4 for the launch of a new foundation designed to draw attention to the cultural achievements and European heritage of the Western Ukrainian lands which were formerly part of the Habsburg Empire.

Yasinska shakes up Lviv

Issue 21, February 2010.
Picasso Club was the scene of a showbiz gathering of January 29 when the venue hosted the presentation of Lviv diva Lyudmila Yasinska’s debut album ‘Toby’ (‘To you’).
Evgenia Gapchinskaya presenting  her  “Warm  exhibition”  in  Lviv’s  Green Sofa

Kyiv art scene favourite exhibits her wares in Lviv

Issue 21, February 2010.
Popular fairytale artist Evgenia Gapchinskaya brought her cheerful fantasy world to Lviv in January .....

Young talent presents first collection

Issue 21, February 2010.
January 24 saw the Lviv fashion set out in force at Picasso Club for a collection by what may be Lviv’s youngest ever designer – seven year old Sofi Mari Sedova. This debut collection featured a prominent ethnic motif and was demonstrated by friends of the young designer.

Dazzling dancers do battle

Issue 21, February 2010.
In the past fifteen years Ukraine has slowly emerged as something of a regional ballroom dancing power house. This should come as no surprise – the combination of sporting prowess and flamboyant elegance required to succeed in the ultra-competitive ballroom dance world are qualities which appear tailor-made for Ukraine.

Ukraine’s traditional New Year Halloween goes political

Issue 21, February 2010.
There was election fever in the air at this year’s ‘Malanka’ carnival in the village of Vashkivtsi on the Cheremosh River, lending the popular fancy dress festivities a satirical air. Revelers dressed as Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko and her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin caused a minor sensation, while Soviet stagnation stalwart Leonid Brezhnev also put in an appearance.

Ice art in midwinter Lviv

Issue 21, February 2010.
On January 17 as the country was going to the polls in the first round of presidential elections, Leopolitans enjoyed a more civilized distraction in the shape of wonderfully sculpted and impressively imposing ice sculptures.

Brains and Beauty at Student Pageant

Issue 20, January 2010.
Christmas Eve in Lviv was particularly appealing in 2009 as the city’s Millennium Club played host to a ‘Student Beauty’ contest which promised to test the intellect of its bambi-legged contestants while also stimulating the audience in more traditional ways.