“Iron Lion 2009”

  • “Iron Lion 2009”
Issue 17, October 2009.

“Iron Lion 2009”
October 16-18, 2009, Lviv


During October 16-18, 2009 Lvivites and guests of the city are invited to visit Festival of smithcraft “Iron Lion 2009” which will take place in the historical centre of Lviv on the square near Arsenal museum. The objective of this festival is popularization of smithcraft traditions of Ukraine, presentation of creative works by talented blacksmiths/artists from whole Ukraine. Every willing visitor will see the process of transformation from piece of iron into forged elements and will have wonderful opportunity to communicate with artists and enjoy atmosphere of Medieval city life.


Program of the festival:


October 16, Friday

9.00-13.00 – registration of participants, installation of exhibition items;
11.00 – press-conference;
14.00 – official opening ceremony of the Festival;
15.00-18.00 - demonstration of smithcraft skills on the square near Arsenal museum;
19.00 - Festive evening show.

October 17, Saturday

9.00-18.00 - demonstration of smithcraft skills on the square near Arsenal museum;
13.00 – opening of the exhibition «Iron Lion-2009» («Museum of ideas» gallery, Valova str., 18а);
16.00 – demonstration of horse hacking;
19.00 – Evening show – «Svaroh festivities».


October 18, Sunday

10.00-13.00 – demonstration of smithcraft skills on the square near Arsenal museum;
10.00 – scientific-practical conference about problems of modern art smithcraft «Art metal in Ukraine: past, present, future» (conference hall of the «Museum of ideas», Valova str., 18а);
14.00 – show «Knight tournament»;
15.00 – Closing ceremony of the festival «Iron Lion – 2009»;

For more information, please, visit www.zaliznyjlev.org.ua   or contact Svyatoslav Lev on mob. +38 067 7304820