Lviv Society

Pop singer   Andriana with a friend

Hotly-Anticipated Clubland Arrival

Issue 20, January 2010.
Lviv’s nocturnal party scene received a timely seasonal boost in mid-December thanks to a brace of stylish grand opening parties at new clubland venue “Rafinad People”.
Oleg Yakovlev’s  offering presented to the jury

Lviv’s Best Chefs!

Issue 20, January 2010.
The grand final of the ‘Lviv Frying Pan’ contest was held on December 21, with the finest chefs in Galychina competing for the honour of being named top cook. The contest was organised by Lviv City Council and the Lviv Guild of Restaurant Owners.

Celebrity Christmas Carols!

Issue 20, January 2010.
A host of famous Ukrainian show business personalities performed at a gala concert in early January that reminded Lviv theatre-goers of the traditional Christmas celebrations of yesteryear.

Europe’s Longest Christmas Holidays!

Issue 20, January 2010.
Christmas came early to Lviv in 2009 with celebrations to mark St. Andrew’s Day on December 13, and the fun didn’t stop until well into January as the Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox faithful all marked their respective Christmas holidays.

Lviv Wins Euro 2012!

Issue 20, January 2010.
Lviv marked the onset of winter in early December with news that the city had finally been confirmed as a host city for Euro 2012. Officials at European football’s governing body UEFA had previously threatened to deny Lviv, Donetsk and Kharkiv the right to host games due to the slow pace of their respective preparations

New luxury retail and recreation option opens in Lviv

Issue 19, December 2009.
The elegant building located at 27 Svobody Avenue in Lviv has always been at the centre of trend-setting in the capital of West Ukraine. Originally known as ‘Kun’s Hotel’ and later as the ‘Belle View’, ‘Explanada’ and ‘Elit’ hotels respectively, at the turn of the twentieth century the building housed a popular concert hall which offered cabaret from magicians as well as some of Ukraine’s first ever cinema screenings.

Christmas with Lviv EBA

Issue 19, December 2009.
The West Ukrainian branch of the European Business Association held their annual Christmas party in early December at Lviv’s prestigious Scientists’ House, with regional EBA members gathering to celebrate the festival season following a vote on a new board of directors for 2010 at their Annual General Membership Meeting.

Celebrating Lviv’s ancient European pedigree

Issue 19, December 2009.
Early December saw Lviv mark the anniversary of the city’s adoption of the Magdeburg Rights in 1356. Based on the laws developed in the German city of Magdeburg in the early Middle Ages, the Magdeburg Rights were a set of rules and regulations governing trade and relations between the government and the governed.

Oriental magic with Chinese opera art

Issue 19, December 2009.
Lvivites were treated to a rare glimpse of Chinese art this month with the arrival of a contemporary art exhibition featuring works inspired by and used in the productions of the Beijing Opera.
Borderland – Mariana Sadovska & Band at Lviv’s Jazz  Bez festival

International jazz in Ukraine’s bohemian capital

Issue 19, December 2009.
This year’s Jazz Bez music festival brought a wide range of international artists to Lviv as the city reaffirmed its reputation as the Prague of the Soviet world and the best place in the former USSR with the kind of improvisational ambience to pull off an event of this scale and nature.