Lviv Society

Lviv Fashion Week

Issue 6, October 2008.
Lviv Fashion Week is Ukraine’s latest fashionable highlight, and while it has yet to acquire the status of the twice yearly Kyiv Fashion Week extravaganzas, this new event is proving popular among Lviv’s fashionable society. The highlight of this year’s event was the appearance of Vyacheslav Zaitsev, a celebrated figure in Russian fashion and icon of the region’s podium designers. Zaitsev’s presence and the participation of a number of talanted young designers from Ukraine and across the former Soviet space indicate that Lviv Fashion Week is set to go from strength to strength.

Lviv Roars into Autumn with Golden Lion Festival

Issue 7, November 2008.
Lviv theatre’s annual showpiece event is the early October Golden Lion International Theatre Festival.

Ukrainian Artists Club Anniversary

Issue 7, November 2008.
Members of the Ukrainian Artists Club, founded in Lviv during the Perestroika period which preceded Soviet collapse, met last month to mark the twentieth anniversary of the arts body.

Ukraine’s Coffee Capital

Issue 7, November 2008.
Lviv is famed as a city of coffee-lovers and every year Lvivites get together to pay homage to the drink which has united the city throughout the ages.

Lviv Library Celebrates 400 Years

Issue 7, November 2008.
Academics from across the region flocked to Lviv last month to attend events tied to the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Lviv University’s Scientific Library.

Cossacks for Ukrainian Freedom!

Issue 7, November 2008.
The Protection of the Mother of God is one of the most beloved holidays in the Orthodox church and is also celebrated with particular gusto by Ukrainian patriots as it marks the anniversary of the foundation of Ukrainian Insurgent Army of WWII.

Exploring Lviv’s Diverse Ethnic Ancestry

Issue 7, November 2008.
A new exhibition at the ever-challenging and informative Lviv Centre for East European Urban History entitled “Lviv a World A Way” looked into the city’s diverse ethnic make-up over the centuries and the traces each fluctuating group has left on today’s city.

Lviv prepare for historic derby with crucial bottom-of-the-table win

Issue 7, November 2008.
F.C. Lviv have struggled to adapt to the pace of the Ukrainian Premier League since their summer debut, but the top division’s new boys earned a priceless 1-0 home win over F.C. Kharkiv

”RadioMan” (91,1 FM) Bling and Babes at Zanzibar

Issue 7, November 2008.
Popular Lviv nightlife destination Zanzibar welcomed the RadioMan crew along with a string of stunning Lviv catwalk models from OK’s Model Agency October 17 for a glamorous fashion party which attempted to raise the “bling” benchmark in the city by a notch or two.

Nazareth Delight for Old School Rockers

Issue 7, November 2008.
Aging international rock legends have made quite a habit of washing up in Ukraine over the past decade, and in more recent years these twilight visits have begun to extend beyond the confines of the capital city Kyiv.