Upcoming Lviv

International week for Lviv’s student population

Issue 16, September 2009.
Lviv has long been the hub of West Ukrainian education, and today the city abounds with institutes of higher education that rank among the very best in the former Soviet Union. This huge and thriving student population will be out in force towards the end of September as the city marks its International Student Week, which will see visiting international students given a crash cause in all that they need to know about Ukrainian and Lvivian culture, traditions and pastimes.

Acrobats, choirs and folk magic!

Issue 16, September 2009.
This festival has been attracting a keen following of colourful entertainers and fans of spectacular pastimes since its inception in 2004. It is held in the ancient West Ukrainian village of Busk and attracts a wide range of performers in a variety of disciplines from jazz dance and contemporary choreography to circus troupes and folk music choirs.

Festival of moody music

Issue 16, September 2009.
«Ruinacia» is considered to be one of the most popular Western Ukrainian music festivals of closed format, which is traditioannly held with motto “Listen to own music – choose own music”. During several years legacy, festival became good tradition not only for Lvivites, but to the music lovers from all over Ukraine.

International Investment Focus on Lviv

Issue 16, September 2009.
Ninth Annual Lviv International Economic Forum, 1-2 October, Rixos Hotel, Truskavets Following on from the highly successful series of annual autumnal international investment gatherings in Lviv, this year will see the unveiling of an even more ambitious expansion of the project with the launch of a new Lviv Investment focus dubbed ‘Lviv Investment Week’. The highlight of the initiative is set to be the ninth annual Lviv International Economic Forum, which this year is being held in the sumptuous surroundings of Lviv Oblast’s first five-star hotel, the Rixos Hotel, which is located in the famous spa resort Truskavets.

Ukraine’s Coffee Capital!

Issue 16, September 2009.
Coffee Festival, Events throughout Lviv city centre, September 26-27 In recent years the local authorities in Lviv have worked hard to inject a carnival atmosphere into the everyday life of the city, introducing a whole range of public holidays and festivities that have added to the traditionally Bohemian Lviv buzz and given the city a more festive, tourist-friendly feel. Few of these holidays have proved more popular or been more in line with local traditions than the annual Coffee Festival, which celebrates Lviv’s role as the founding father of today’s thriving Eastern Slavic coffee-drinking culture. Indeed, Lviv can lay claim to being the inspiration behind such European coffee culture powerhouses as Vienna and the other domains of the Habsburg Empire.

Seasonal treat - “VorohtaFest” in picturesque Carpathians

Issue 16, September 2009.
Special treat for those who like to combine active leisure with music and fun - “VorohtaFest”, which will take place during September 11-13, in picturesque Carpathian landscape village Vorohta (Ivano-Frankivsk region).

“Days of Good Neighbourlines” “Border 835”

Issue 15, July 2009.
Inter border fair will consist of numerous meetings with local authorities and businessmen, photo expositions on inter border related topic, presentations of projects and suggestions on cultural, religious, economical issues, exhibition of innovational goods and achievements and picnic with traditional dishes of Ukrainian and Polish cuisine.

Propaganda Music Birthday Party

Issue 16, September 2009.
On September 18th Lviv night club Picasso will host festive celebration of second anniversary of Lviv based promo group Propaganda Music. The main activity of this group is focused on popularisation in Ukraine of modern forms of funk, jazz and other genres of intellectual club music. Group Propaganda Music is DJs Krazia, Marik T-One, who are introducing and developing music internet blogs, organizing theme parties and festivals, in addition to lots of other music related activities. Thanks to efforts of promo group Propaganda Music in Ukraine performed famous foreign musicians and for the September party as special guest will come Alex Cowan AKA TM Juke.

Homage to womankind

Issue 15, July 2009.
For the fourth year in a row pulses this summer in Lviv with the sultry arrival of the often sensual and provocative ‘To women, with love…’ international photography exhibition series, Organised by Yuriy Titovets’ Prostir photo gallery, this event features a wide range of international artworks which all attempt to capture the essence of the modern female existence.

Summer movie madness at Lev Film Festival

Issue 15, July 2009.
This latest addition to the cultural life of the city promises to be popular with both young and old as it seeks to introduce the Lviv audience to some of the classics of world cinematography.