Upcoming Lviv

Housing Development Forum

Issue 104, September 2017.
Arena Lviv will host the Housing Development Forum on 21-22 September. The event will see several seminars on key issues of purchasing real estate, an exhibition of new housing projects, the presentation of the new Pro Development Awards, and even a 100,000 UAH lottery for visitors.

Prom Design Fest: Garage SALE

Issue 104, September 2017.
Over the 7-8 October weekend, Leopolitans and guests of the city will have the wonderful chance to take part in the Prom Design Fest: Garage SALE event. Organised jointly by Prom Design Fest, Design House, and Creative Design School, this event will feature sales of designer furniture and home decor items, as well as informative lectures and a delicious food court.

‘Carte Postale: Woman on the Borderline of Epochs’ Postcard Exhibition

Issue 104, September 2017.
The Lviv Art Gallery is set to host a special postcards exhibition from 29 September to 29 November. Since the introduction of email, the once fond pastime of sending postcards abroad has dropped by nearly 75%. This exhibition will celebrate the heyday of the postcard as a souvenir and form of open communication.

«Щасливий кілометр 2017» – благодійний забіг заради здоров’я дітей

Issue 103, July 2017.
3 вересня у Львові відбудеться благодійний забіг «Щасливий кілометр», який вже другий рік поспіль компанія Fujikura організовує на підтримку Львівської обласної дитячої клінічної лікарні ОХМАДИТ. Запрошуємо вас до участі в прес-пікніку, на якому ви зможете першими дізнатися про всі подробиці майбутнього забігу. Чекаємо вас 29 серпня о 13:00 на території Лікарні ОХМАДИТ за адресою вул. Лисенка 31.

TUSTAN MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL

Issue 103, July 2017.
The Tustan Fortress, located in the village of Urich, has a special historical aura and has always been a link to Ukraine’s past. So it’s no wonder that back in 2006 one of Ukraine’s most successful medieval festivals was launched here.

Authors’ Reading Month

Issue 103, July 2017.
The annual Authors’ Reading Month (ARM) – the largest literary festival in Central Europe – will be held in Lviv from 5 July to 4 August. First held in Brno in 2000, the event quickly spread to other cities, first in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, then Poland, and since 2015 in Lviv. The event’s focus is twofold: on one hand, it concentrates on presenting the national literature of the hosting countries; on the other, it selects a fifth country each year to become the ‘Guest of Honour’ and feature its literature – this year it is Georgia.

Parajanov Festival in Levandivka

Issue 103, July 2017.
Taking place in one of Lviv’s more remote and industrial districts – Levandivka – the Parajanov Festival kicked off the whole new cinema art movement in Ukraine. The festival takes its name from a Ukrainian legend of cinematic art, Sergey Parajanov. One of the 20th Century’s greatest masters of cinema, Parajanov was born in Georgia to Armenian parents. It was never likely that his work would conform to the strict socialist realism that the Soviet authorities demanded, so he carved out his own unique cinematic style. Through films like ‘Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors’ (Tini Zabutyh Predkiv), a rhapsodic celebration of Ukrainian folk culture, and ‘The Colour of Pomegranates’ (Nran Guyne), a masterpiece about Armenian poet Sayat Nova, Parajanov became an international celebrity, even as his films were banned at home and he was imprisoned. His films were just beginning to hit the foreign film festival circuit when he died in 1990.

LvivMozArt Festival

Issue 103, July 2017.
The spectacular LvivMozArt is a festival of classical music and opera and is the newest addition to Lviv’s busy festival scene. The festival is dedicated to the musical heritage of Mozart’s youngest son, Franz Xaver, who lived and worked in Lviv for 30 years (1808-38) and actively promoted music in the city. He was the founder of Lviv’s first music union, the St. Cecilia Choir Society, which put Lviv on the map alongside other European music centres. Leopolitans are proud that Franz Xaver Mozart is a part of the city’s history and to honour his legacy, are adding this innovative musical tradition as the newest chapter in the city’s rich musical heritage.

‘Music in Old Lviv’ International Festival

Issue 103, July 2017.
Some of the biggest names in classical and fine music will converge in Lviv’s historic centre as part of the ‘Music in Old Lviv’ international festival from 13-31 August. The idea first occurred in 2014, as Lviv’s Virtuosos Academic Chamber Orchestra celebrated its 20th anniversary. Serhiy Burko, a People’s Artist of Ukraine, together with his Polish partner Stanislaw Galonski, the director of ‘Music in Old Krakow’, brought the idea to life. What makes this festival unique is that concerts are held simultaneously in churches, memorials, and historical places in both Lviv and Krakow. The Twin Cities attract famous artists and bands from around the world and debut talented, young musicians alongside them.

Etnovyr Folklore Festival

Issue 103, July 2017.
The Etnovyr Folklore Festival, which highlights the bright, beautiful, sensual, magical, inspirational, and unforgettable nature of cultures from around the world, has become an enormous success since launching a few years ago. Organised by CIOFF (Organisations of Festivals of Folklore and Traditional Arts), the festival aims to discover talented new performers and to present their skills and multicultural traditions to Leopolitan culture lovers and guests of the city. The festival also hopes to introduce friends with similar interests, to enrich Ukraine’s multicultural culture through the mutual respect of cultural traditions around the planet, to popularise the creative works of youth, and to improve the professional qualifications of art leaders.