Upcoming Lviv

Get Creative at Christmas Art Master-classes, 1 December – 24 January

Issue 41, December 2011.
The latest project from the Lviv artistic community, “From Roman to Jordan”, is something of a creative marathon. Leopolitans and visitors to Lviv are invited to try their hand at making their own Christmas gifts and souvenirs at a wide variety of exhibitions and master-classes led by local artists at the Christmas Fair and various galleries and coffe-shops around the city.

Come and be dazzled by the “Christmas Star Shine” Festival!

Issue 41, December 2011.
Continuing more of the countless Ukrainian Christmas traditions, at the ‘Star Shine’ festival visitors can marvel at large hand-made Christmas stars which can be up to two-metres in size!

“Pikkardiyska Tertsia” Welcome the New Year with Double Performance

Issue 41, December 2011.
Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre’s annual New Year concert (2 January) presents “Pikkardiyska Tertsia”, the much-loved Ukrainian a capella group, who will be performing hits from their legendary “At night” album.

Discover the Old Traditions of Old New Year

Issue 41, December 2011.
The special celebration of Melanka (Pereberia), also known as Old New Year (13 January) is a performance typical of the old Ukrainian style, full of national humour, with much of the comedy improvised.

Roman Viktyuk Theatre presents King Harlequin November 21, starting 19.00, Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre (28, Svobody Ave.)

Issue 40, November 2011.
Controversial Lviv-born director Roman Viktyuk returns to his home town for a double bill of the old and new. ‘King Harlequin’ is a typically avant-garde Viktyuk interpretation of Rudolph Lotar’s about court intrigue, featuring the director’s calling cards of revisionism, unique staging and overt sexuality.

Transcarpathian Beaujolais Wine Festival November 19–20, Uzhgorod

Issue 40, November 2011.
Inspired by World Beaujolais Noveau Day (November 17), wine producers and distributors in Uzhgorod are inviting lovers of the fruity, purple-pink drink to their final festival of the year - the Transcarpathian Beaujolais Festival.

Third Tourism Conference “Win with the Lion!” November 24-25, Leopolis Hall, Opera Passage (27, Svobody Ave)

Issue 40, November 2011.
This conference brings together representatives of the tourist, hotel and restaurant industry, and those from education, and museums, as well as Ukrainian and foreign experts on cultural and educational issues. Throughout the event, special guests from many different countries will be giving presentations and holding round table discussions and master-classes.

Salus Foundation ‘Art against Aids’ Competition November-December, Museum of Ideas (18a, Valova Street)

Issue 40, November 2011.
The Lviv-based charitable organisation, Salus Foundation, as part of the World Aids Day initiative, is working with a number of other organisations (Secours Catholique Caritas France, Rust, and Metamorphoses), and will be organising an artistic competition, inviting people to submit creative umbrellas, dedicated to the World ANTIAIDS day and AIDS related issues in general.

Ice-skating Rink in Rynok Square November 2011–March 2012, (near City Hall)

Issue 40, November 2011.
It’s time to get your skates on! In keeping with traditions of many other cities across Europe, this winter will see the return of the skating rink on Rynok Square.

“Strength of the Nation” Festival November 18–20, Shuvar-Expo Exhibition Centre (4B, Khutorivka Str.)

Issue 40, November 2011.
This November sees the launch of the new ‘Strength of the Nation’ festival in Lviv, in which participants are invited to flex their muscles and compete in a range of strength and power events. The programme includes arm-wrestling and strongman events (November 18), power-lifting and heavy athletics (November 19) and bodybuilding competitions (November 20).