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Gareth Jones – The Brave Journalist Who Told the World About Stalin’s Famine

Issue 128, November 2019.
The summer blockbuster season for movies may be over, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing left worth seeing this year. In fact, most of the year’s best films aren’t released until near Christmas, so don’t get too attached to your best-films-of-the-year rankings just yet. Among the most anticipated releases of the season is the Polish-Ukrainian-British film Mr. Jones (The Price of Truth). It tells the story of an idealistic, young Welsh journalist – the title character – that trudges through miles of knee-deep snow in Ukraine, witnessing first-hand the horrors of the 1932-33 genocidal famine known as the Holodomor. The entirety of the region’s grain production was sold abroad to finance the rapid modernisation of Soviet industry, with the Stalin regime regarding the millions of ethnic Ukrainians as a price worth paying for the new utopia.

‘Prima Motus’ on Display

Issue 128, November 2019.
Lviv’s Lvivarnya Museum & Art Gallery will play host to the opening of the ‘Prima Motus’ exhibition by Marian Besaha on 13 November. The Lviv-based artist is well-known and highly appreciated in Ukraine and Europe for not only being a painter, but also a lecturer, critic, and cultural events manager.

TLUM & KRAM Flea Market

Issue 128, November 2019.
The term “Marché aux puces” literally translates to – you guessed it – “flea market”. First established in Paris around 1870, the term was adopted ostensibly because of the flea-infested furniture and other wares that were sold at the market just outside the city limits. Years later, similar-type markets popped-up around Europe.

Jazz Bez Festival Returns

Issue 128, November 2019.
The popular Jazz Bez Festival returns to Lviv from 6-15 December. Since 2001, this musical event has become a unique cross-border marathon of jazz that unites dozens of cities, hundreds of musicians, and thousands of music lovers under a single festival that celebrates jazz, music, and freedom.

German Film Festival

Issue 128, November 2019.
For 25 years now, the German Film Festival has offered a unique insight into the cinematic world of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Hosted by the Goethe Institute in Ukraine along with Arthaus Traffic, this year’s exciting event began features five films and a special screening of the documentary ‘Vom Bauen der Zukunft – 100 Jahre Bauhaus’.

Jamala’s Jubilee Tour

Issue 128, November 2019.
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Jamala’s coming-out party on the international stage – her triumph at the New Wave competition for young singers. Years before endearing herself to the continent with her incredible Eurovision win in 2016, the charismatic singer with the incredible voice won over millions of viewers with her amazing talent and stage presence.

Jamala’s Jubilee Tour

Issue 128, November 2019.
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Jamala’s coming-out party on the international stage – her triumph at the New Wave competition for young singers. Years before endearing herself to the continent with her incredible Eurovision win in 2016, the charismatic singer with the incredible voice won over millions of viewers with her amazing talent and stage presence.

Boombox Presents ‘The Secret Code’

Issue 128, November 2019.
Boombox – one of Ukraine’s most popular groups – will perform two shows in Lviv on 21-22 November as part of their ‘Taemny Kod’ (The Secret Code) tour. The new album features 11 tracks and was recorded in Ukraine, France, and the USA.

Melovin Presents ‘Octopus’

Issue 128, November 2019.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city will have the chance to catch an exclusive performance by Ukraine’s Melovin when he presents his latest album ‘Octopus’ alongside a symphony orchestra at Lviv’s glamorous Opera & Ballet Theatre on 17 December.

Lubomyr Melnyk’s ‘Fallen Trees’ Tour

Issue 128, November 2019.
The Lviv Philharmonic Theatre will play host to Ukrainian pianist / composer Lubomyr Melnyk on 10 December. World-renowned for his fast piano-playing technique, he can play up to 19.5 notes on each hand every second. Setting the speed record in 1985, he also holds the record for the most notes played in an hour, with an average speed of 14 notes on each hand every second.