Upcoming Lviv

Belgian jazz by royal command!

Issue 15, July 2009.
This July will see a rare treat for Lviv’s legions of jazz lovers with a performance from Belgium’s ‘Amina Figarova Sextet’ in honour of the country’s national day. Amina Figarova is one of the most productive jazz composers and talented jazz piano players in Europe today.

Movie mania all summer long in central Lviv

Issue 15, July 2009.
Following hot on the heels of a number of well-attended and much hyped movie festivals held in Lviv over the past few months comes this new initiative to offer a summer season of movie screenings at one of Lviv’s most venerated houses of culture. Beginning on July 11 and set to run until early September, this season of screenings will be ultra-diverse and promises to encompass everything from Iranian and Hungarian short films to a retrospective of classical American and British movies.

A world of colour in Ukraine’s cosmopolitan capital

Issue 15, July 2009.
Etnovyr International Folklore Festival, August 20-24, Lviv Long famed for its multi-ethnic make-up and cosmopolitan history, Lviv has been called the ‘Babylon of Halychina’, and this diverse inheritance will be thrust into the limelight once more at this year’s Etnovyr international folklore festival, which is held with the support of the International Council of Folklore Festivals.

A feast for fans of all things musical!

Issue 15, July 2009.
Early September will see Lviv’s showcase Lemberg Exhibition Centre play host to a music fair which will offer plenty for professionals and amateur music fans alike.

Rocking away the Ukrainian way!

Issue 15, July 2009.
This rowdy and exuberant summer rock festival is a self-conscious attempt to celebrate the fastmaturing Ukrainian rock scene while also raising awareness of ecological issues in the country’s picture-perfect Carpathian mountain region.

Come back of old guards - «Fort.Missia-2009»

Issue 14, June 2009.
During July, 10-12 in Lviv region will be launched new experimental and original festival «Fort.Missia-2009». First World War unique defensive forts on Ukraine-Poland border close to Popovytchi village (near town of Shegyni) will host festival activities. It will be possible to get on this territory only one time in a year and only in a festival period.

International Music Festival “Stare Selo”

Issue 14, June 2009.
Festival “Stare Selo” will be held from 17th to 19th July in the village Stare Selo, which is located only 22 kilometres from the city. Picturesque, romantic and legendary old castle – one of the biggest of Ukraine, will host three days of non-stop music festival. List of participants is sensational, featuring talented masters of world’s best dance floors, who are about to rock on Ukraine in July!

New arrival of ethno grand!

Issue 14, June 2009.
International festival “ArtPole 2009” 12-18 July, Vorobiyivka village, Podiya region International festival “ArtPole 2009” is new arrival of the known “Sheshory” ethno fest. This year, festival will last for the whole week – in addition to live concerts and performances, participants and gusts will have great chance to enjoy picturesque landscapes of Ukrainian nature, benefit from numerous catching master classes, and try themselves in various challenging art-projects.

Improvised Classical Genius at International Festival

Issue 14, June 2009.
“Improvisations” International Festival of Classical Music, June 21 – July 5, Lviv Orang and Chamber Music Hall (8, Stepan Bandera Street) This summer will see a veritable feast of classical music in Lviv with the second annual Improvisation festival, which attracts a wide range of accomplished musicians from across the world to the cultural capital of the former Soviet Union.

World Culture Festival in Rural Ukraine

Issue 14, June 2009.
International Festival of World Culture, July 31 – August 1, Village of Svirzh, Lviv Oblast Ukraine has always been a borderland and international crossroads where different cultures have met in war and peace, so it is perhaps fitting that the country’s most multicultural region, Lviv, should be playing host to an annual festival which invites people from all over the world to come and learn more about different cultures while also showcasing their own folk traditions.