Lviv Society

Create Minds Search for Essence of Lviv

Issue 5, September 2008.
On August 15 the exciting new Lviv Centre for East European Urban History went public with the results of its “My Lviv” artistic competition. Fifty talented artists ventured to take up the challenge to create something new and fresh that reflected the essence of Lviv.

Celebrating Seventeen Years of Independence

Issue 5, September 2008.
Lviv marked the annual Ukrainian Independence Day holiday this August with a series of colourful events that began well before the August 24 holiday and ran on for days! The highlight of the festivities was Oleh Skrypka’s ethno festival, which delighted Lviv’s growing legions of devotees to this hip folk style.

EBA Members Meet Mayor

Issue 5, September 2008.
On August 27 the Lviv branch of the European Business Association invited members to put their questions to Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadoviy, who hosted a question and answer session alongside a number of his deputies from Lviv City Hall.

Sheva Sneaks Lviv World Cup Win

Issue 5, September 2008.
The Ukrainian national football team left Lviv in early September having played and won two international in the city in the space of three weeks.

Lviv Society Bringing Gold Back from Beijing

Issue 5, September 2008.
Despite modest ambitions the 2008 Beijing Olympics turned out to be something of a Ukrainian success story, with the team finishing 11th in the overall rankings with a grand total of 27 medals.

Celebrating Lviv’s Rich Armenian Inheritance

Issue 5, September 2008.
On August 17 Lviv marked the 645th anniversary of the city’s Armenian cathedral. Festivities including a solemn Liturgy were led by the Head of the Ukrainian Eparchy of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Grigoris.

Celebrating Ukrainian Literature!

Issue 6, October 2008.
Lviv has long been the home of Ukrainian-language literature, and while that responsibility is now shared with Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities, it remains the spiritual home of the written word in Ukraine. In a bid to acknowledge this Lviv plays host to an annual literary forum which draws the entire industry to the city for a brief few days of September hype and creativity.

International Investor Forum

Issue 6, October 2008.
Over three hundred delegates from 12 countries attended the early October Lviv Economic Forum, with debate focusing on the many ambitious infrastructure projects which have been planned as part of the city’s Euro 2012 preparations.

Habsburg grandeur and Viennese arts at Austrian Cultural Season

Issue 6, October 2008.
As its tourist industry develops and the city’s famed cafe culture returns to its Little Europe glory, Lviv is increasingly in the mood to celebrate its Habsburg past. This was demonstrated last month by the start of a cultural season of Austrian themed events including everything from arts sketches by Austrian masters to world- class ballet in the sumptuously Habsburg surroundings of Lviv Opera House.

Undisputed Champ Defends Title in Hometown

Issue 6, October 2008.
Lviv’s world WBA Lightweight champ Andrey Kotelnik defended his title on September 13 in front of a raucous home crowd at the Ukraine Sports Palace. The great and the good of Lviv society came out in force for what was one of the sporting highlights of the annual calendar and they were not to be disappointed as Kotelnik defeated Japanese contender Norio Kimura in a unanimous points decision.