Upcoming Lviv

British Cinema Fest 2016

Issue 95, November 2016.
The 16th annual British Film Festival will satisfy even the most demanding British cinema critics with its selection of recent British film hits appearing in the Western Ukrainian capital from November 24-28. Leopolitan cinema lovers and guests of the city will want to check out the event’s showcase comedy – John Michael McDonagh’s ‘War on Everyone’ starring Alexander Skargard and Theo James.

Sumo – Lviv Open Cup

Issue 95, November 2016.
Lviv’s first, largest, and surely heaviest sumo tournament will storm into the Halychyna Sport Complex on Saturday, November 19th as nearly eight tons of sumo wrestlers begin preliminary matches from noon.

XVI International Economic forum "Lviv region - factory of Europe"

Issue 94, October 2016.
The event is expected to be attended by more than 1,000 participants, including representatives from state and the regional level, investors, business, diplomats, international institutions, associations and banks. This year the event is expected to be visited by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who will made a speech on issues of vital importance. The two-day long program of the event will feature 11 discussion panels with over 20 speakers – leading experts and professionals of private business as well as decision makers.

Study Abroad with STUDENTLAND

Issue 94, October 2016.
Are you looking for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime? Studying in Canada can be an exciting opportunity for you to experience life – and learn! – beyond your front door. Canadians place great importance on learning and have developed one of the world’s finest education systems. In fact, the country spends the second-most on education of all the G8 countries!

Lviv Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2017

Issue 94, October 2016.
The always glamorous Lviv Fashion Week returns to the Danylo Halytskyi International Airport and other locations around the city from October 26-30 to showcase some of Ukraine’s top fashion collections for Spring / Summer 2017. In addition to the airport, venues include: the Astoria Hotel, Panorama Hotel Lviv, Leopolis Hall, Arena Lviv, and the parking area at King Cross Leopolis. This celebration of fashion always attracts Ukraine’s most innovative designers and this event is no different. Leopolitans and guests of the city can expect to see Odesa’s Sofitie, Lutsk’s Ivanna Yukhymchuk, Mykolaiv’s GraNat by Natalia Grechana, Lviv’s Kateryna Karol, and of course, Oksana Mukha by Kateryna Yalova. This autumn’s premiere fashion event welcomes special guest designers Fedir Vozianov of Vozianov and Serge Smolin of IDoL and festivalgoers will not want to miss out on the fashion show by Italian brand Balossa, famous for their creative designs on white shirts.

HoReCa Expo

Issue 94, October 2016.
Lviv’s Pivdennyi EXPO will play host to the HoReCa Expo for the hospitality, hotel, and restaurant industries from November 09-11. Attendees can expect a jam-packed weekend full of presentations, roundtables, and seminars on topics such as: Marketing, Human Resource Management, Catering Management, Kitchen Technology, Hotel Management, Local Cuisine, and Local Products.

Mashina Vrеmeni Coming to Lviv

Issue 94, October 2016.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city will be treated to two concerts from legendary Russian rockers Mashina Vremeni (Time Machine) on October 17-18. Formed in the late 1960s, the group is often considered the fathers of Russian rock music and achieved cult status among several generations of rock fans in the Soviet Union.

Lviv Chocolate Festival

Issue 94, October 2016.
There is just so much to love about Lviv – including the delicious Lviv Chocolate Festival! Each year the Lviv Chocolate Festival brings together some of our favourite things in life – music, shopping, good times, and chocolate! Each event attracts some of Europe’s dreamiest, most mouth-watering chocolate creations by dozens of Ukrainian and foreign chocolatiers, from 100 tastings at the first event in 2008 to over 500 this year! This October over 30 chocolate vendors from around the country will share their chocolate delicacies with sweet-toothed Leopolitans and guests of the city, while celebrity chefs will demonstrate some of the city’s most exciting dessert dishes. And that’s not all!

Cheese & Wine Festival

Issue 94, October 2016.
One of Lviv’s most anticipated culinary festivals is set to return to the very heart of the ancient city as the Cheese & Wine Festival will take over the Lviv Art Palace from October 21-23. Leopolitan cheese lovers and guests of the city can expect over 200 types of cheese from more than 30 local artisan cheese companies. Thirsty visitors will be able to choose from a wide selection of flavours from different regions, including reds, whites, and a selection of homemade ciders and spirits. Also on hand to compliment the wine and cheese will be a selection of artisan chutneys, breads, oils, and cheesecakes.

Legendary Virsky Ensemble in Lviv

Issue 94, October 2016.
Ukraine’s iconic Virsky National Folk Dance Ensemble will bring their incredible talents to Lviv’s exquisite Opera & Ballet Theatre on October 25th for a special festive concert to honour the 111th anniversary of group’s creator Pavlo Virsky. For the past 75 years, Virsky has become a calling card of Ukrainian culture, gaining popularity and fans not only in folklore and choreography circles, but among the general public as well. During the Soviet days, they were one of the few groups able to avoid the ideological snares and present Ukrainian culture in its genuine purity.