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Enjoy a Chic French Spring in Lviv this April!

Issue 12, April 2009.
French Spring cultural season, events throughout Lviv all month long This year Lviv will once again be serving as one of eleven city stops on the annual French Spring season of Gallic-flavoured cultural delights. This traditional spring highlight of the local Lviv high brow pop culture calendar will begin with a series of French kino classics screened from April 4 at Kopernik cinema

Celebrating Lviv as Spring Arrives!

Issue 12, April 2009.
Lviv Day celebrations, May 9-11, across town This year Lviv’s City Day celebrations will take place over the long weekend of May 9 –11, and the programme of events just keeps on growing! The first event on the long list of Lviv Day hap- penings will be the opening of the traditional festival of creativity in the courtyard of Lviv City Hall on the eve of the holiday, May 8.

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.