Upcoming Lviv

Challenging Stereotypes about Disability on Stage

Issue 12, April 2009.
‘Fabulous World’ Festival of Theatre showcasing performances by troupes of mentally and physically impaired youths from across Ukraine. May 7 – 10, venue to be confirmed This year will see the eighth annual Fabulous World theatre festival, with participants from as far a field as Poland, Belarus and Russia set to join their Ukrainian colleagues in Lviv early this May.

Legend of UkrPop in Lviv

Issue 12, April 2009.
El Kravchuk in concert, 30 April, Picasso nightclub (88, Zelena Street, Lviv), beginning at 22.00 El Kravchuk (real name: Andriy Kravchuk) wrote himself into the history of Ukrainian show business in the 1990s, and he has remained one of the country’s most recognisable and iconic performers ever since, working both as a recording artist and a TV presenter. His legions of fans across the country credit Andriy with having almost single-handedly created his own genre, which many dub ‘Ukrainian neo-romantic’

Austrian Dining Delight in Lviv this May!

Issue 12, April 2009.
Austrian Cuisine Week, Leopolis Hotel (Teatralna Street 16), May 11-17 Leading Lviv venue the Leopolis Hotel has come together with famous Austrian Chef Emanuel Wernbacher to organise a special Austrian Cuisine Week which will take place in the hotel’s Lev Restaurant from 11 till 17 May, providing Lvivians the chance to sample the very best of Austrian culinary delights.

Lviv Ladies and Landmarks

Issue 12, April 2009.
‘Lviv: the City and its Women’ exhibition by Lviv artists Roman Zhuk and Sergiy Gorobets, Ukrsotsbank central office gallery, 10, Mitskevycha Square. Running throughout April With the credit crunch biting into most people’s incomes few would think of venturing into a bank for pleasure, but throughout April one of Lviv’s biggest banking institutions will be inviting art-lovers and romantics to come over to their central office gallery, where they can forget about the recession for a moment and celebrate the soul of the city and its inspiration, Lviv’s women

Football Fans Take Over Downtown Lviv!

Issue 12, April 2009.
Celebrations to mark anniversary of Ukraine’s first ever football match, April 29, City Centre This year Lviv will mark the 115th anniversary of a local footballing landmark by inviting the city’s legions of players and fans to descend on the downtown area for a day of revelry.

Fun Fund-Raising For Sight-Impaired Kids

Issue 12, April 2009.
‘From Heart to Heart’ charity campaign, May 4 – 10, events throughout Lviv and across Ukraine For the fourth year in a row early May will see schools and universities holding fund-raising events designed to provide much-needed support for the country’s sightimpaired youngsters.

Ritual Spring Songs and Dances

Issue 12, April 2009.
‘Velyka Haivka’ festival of ancient Ukrainian fertility dances, Easter Sunday (April 19), Lviv Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life Traditionally during Ukrainian Easter Sunday, young girls performed the dance known as ‘the haivky’ in front of churches or in cemeteries.

Jazz Galore as Lviv

Issue 12, April 2009.
Swaggers into Spring Eighth International ‘Flugery Lvova’ Jazz and Folk Music Festival, May 1-3, Inner Courtyard, Lviv City Council Building Spring in Lviv means Jazz with the annual Flugery Lvova, which brings jazz enthusiasts from across the region together in the stylish surrounds of Lviv City Council’s inner courtyard.

A Classical Music Masterclass

Issue 12, April 2009.
‘Virtuosi’ Annual International Academic Music Festival, venues across Lviv, May 15 until May 31 This festival has been going from strength to strength since its inception in May 1981, when it brought a little glimmer of light to the dark, dying days of the sterile Brezhnev era in Soviet Lviv.It remains closely tied to the city’s Philharmonic Society Theatre, and is arguably the number one event on what is an increasingly rich selection of classical events dotting the Lviv cultural calendar.

Celebrity all-stars to take on Lviv’s Karpaty veterans

Issue 12, April 2009.
Maestro Ukrainian All-Stars vs. Karpaty Lviv veterans, May 10, Ukraina stadium. Kick-off time to be confirmed. The match will be followed by a live concert the following evening featuring many of the game’s participants Legend has it that Lviv was the scene of Ukraine’s first ever official football match, when a local side beat their Polish rivals from Krakow in the late nineteenth century.