Lviv Society

Ukraine’s New Prime Minister Visits Lviv

Issue 90, May 2016.
Newly appointed Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodomyr Groysman was in Lviv on May 7th to meet with local officials to discuss problems at the Lviv customs service. As part of his schedule, he also visited a border checkpoint Krakowiec and gave customs officials three months to fix the issues.

Flugery Lvova International Jazz & Folk Music Festival

Issue 90, May 2016.
The inner yard of Lviv City Council on Rynok Square once again played host to the popular Flugery Lvova International Jazz & Folk Music Festival from May 6-9. Launched in 2003, the event has become a staple on Lviv’s cultural calendar and this year’s event marked a continuation of the Lviv Month in Wroclaw project. Leopolitans and guests of the city were delighted by the performances of 20 bands from Ukraine, Europe, and North America, including the charismatic Rykarda Parasol Project that showcased American energy and Polish jazz traditions.

Batyars on Bicycles

Issue 90, May 2016.
To mark Lviv’s ‘City Day’, many Leopolitans chose to dive into the style and atmosphere of the Batyars to take part in Lviv’s 3rd annual retro bike ride – Batyars on Bicycles. The event is organised by the Mozaika NGO and Lviv’s Department of Youth, Family, and Sports to pay tribute to the city’s past and, in particular, the Batyar culture that used to flourish in the city.

Lviv Turns 760!

Issue 90, May 2016.
Lviv celebrated its 760th anniversary in style with a series of festivities throughout the May 6-9 holiday. Leopolitans and guests of the city had the chance to take in public concerts and street performances, sports events, exhibitions, cultural programs, holiday fairs, and much more! The celebrations started with special services in most of the city’s temples and churches. Locals honoured the memory of the patron saint of Lviv – St. Yuriy (St. George). An impressive street parade, replete with knights on horseback, spectacular theatrical performances, and actors portraying King Lev and Queen Constance marched through the city centre.

Greetings to Lviv International Rotary Club

Issue 89, April 2016.
Lviv’s Opera Passage Hall played host to the Charter Party of the newly-established Lviv International Rotary Club on April 1st. Lviv’s Rotary pedigree dates back to the 1930s, but was cut short by the outbreak of WWII. The Rotary Club’s charitable ethos returned to the city in 1990 during the dying days of the Soviet regime when a ‘temporary’ branch was founded. Today’s newly-launched Lviv International Rotary Club community already boasts over 25 members drawn from across the city’s business community.

Lviv’s New Art Hub

Issue 89, April 2016.
An exclusive new art hotspot – FiligranaEtnica – opened up in Lviv’s central Opera Passage (27 Svobody Ave.) last month. This place is filled with some of the most interesting modern ethnic style-clothing from Ukrainian designers, as well as Andrey Kurilo’s one-of-a-kind hot-glass art pieces and Yuriy Nikitin’s masterful icons.

F/W 2016 by Lesia Semi

Issue 89, April 2016.
The young and talented Ukrainian designer Lesia Semi presented her new and exclusive fashion collection F/W 2016 at last month’s glamorous Lviv Fashion Week. The gifted designer said she was inspired by interpreting the medieval attire in historical movies, especially from The Last Kingdom series. Semi’s collection showcases a full range of clothing: blouses; tops; jumpsuits; various pants; straight-, flared-, and pleated-skirts; dresses; overcoats; and even capes.

Lviv Hosts Canadian Education Conference

Issue 89, April 2016.
The Embassy of Canada was warmly welcomed in Lviv during its Imagine Studying in Canada Fair. The event attracted over 2000 visitors who were able to learn about education opportunities at 17 participating Canadian universities, colleges, and language schools.

Ukrainian Defence Minister Meets Canadian Counterpart

Issue 89, April 2016.
Ukrainian Army General and Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak welcomed the Canadian Minister of National Defence, Mr. Harjit Singh Sajjan, to the International Centre for Peacemaking and Safety at the Yavoriv military training facility in Lviv Region on March 15th.

Miss Lviv Casting

Issue 89, April 2016.
Over 125 of Lviv Region’s most beautiful and talented ladies gathered at Lviv’s Gloria Café on March 24th to try to win a coveted finals spot at the Miss Lviv 2016 beauty pageant to be held later this year. The lovely ladies tried to woo the jury with a combination of their beauty, wit, and modelling talents.