Upcoming Lviv

‘Autumn Lviv’ Dog Show

Issue 115, September 2018.
Leopolitan animal lovers and guests of the city are invited to a weekend of world-class displays at the 2xFCI-CACIB Autumn Lviv dog show on 6-7 October. The first day of the event will feature special shows dedicated to the American Akita, Xolotzcuintle, and Continental Toy Spaniel Papillon, while the second day will put the spotlight on the German Boxer.

Vernissage Cat Show

Issue 115, September 2018.
It turns out that cat lovers have wanted to show off their furry companions long before the Grumpy Cat hit Instagram. The first documented cat show happened at London’s Crystal Palace in 1871. It was one of the first times that cats were elevated beyond their traditional status as rat-catchers.

Lviv International Book Fair & Literature Festival

Issue 115, September 2018.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Lviv International Book Fair and the 13th anniversary of the Literature Festival. More popularly known at the Publishers Forum, the event brings together over 1,000 publishing houses and more than 100 writers from over 25 countries to present their newest books and classical masterpieces.

West Tattoo Fest

Issue 115, September 2018.
The West Tattoo Fest has turned into the biggest, best, and most utterly awesome event in Western Ukraine’s tattoo world and it’s returning to the Western Ukrainian capital on the 28-30 September weekend.

The Stylist Hair & Beauty Forum

Issue 115, September 2018.
The Stylist Hair and Beauty Forum provides a unique opportunity for hair and beauty professionals of all levels to enhance their knowledge and skills, develop relationships with industry members and suppliers, and gain valuable inspiration.

Lviv Bike Expo

Issue 115, September 2018.
Ukraine’s first B2B bike expo will take place in Lviv from 27-29 September. Since its start eight years ago, the Kielce Bike Expo has become one of Europe’s most important bicycle industry exhibitions. The event’s success has led organisers – Targi Kielce and the Polish Cycling Association – to take on bigger challenges and this September the Lviv Bike Expo makes its debut. Partnering with Gal Expo and Boomerang Boardshop, the event hopes to boost Leopolitans’ love for bikes and cycling.

Ukrainian Song Project

Issue 114, July 2018.
Arena Lviv will be the site for the Ukrainian Song Project on 18 August. This grand musical event aims to find talented, young artists in the hopes of distributing and promoting Ukrainian music from different genres across Ukraine and abroad.

Lviv’s Wiz-Art International Short Film Festival Returns

Issue 114, July 2018.
The Wiz-Art International Short Film Festival will return to Lviv from 6-12 August. Founded by the Wiz-Art art group in 2008, the festival screens more than 100 new short films each year, making Wiz-Art a wonderful cultural platform for the introduction of the short film genre to Ukrainian audiences.

Authors’ Reading Month: Turkey

Issue 114, July 2018.
The annual Authors’ Reading Month – the largest literary festival in Central Europe – will be held in Lviv from 1 July to 4 August. First held in Brno, Czech Republic in 2000, it soon spread to nearby centres: in 2011 to Ostrava, Czech Republic, in 2012 to Wroclaw and Kosice in Poland, and in 2015 to Lviv. The focus of the festival is twofold: on one hand, it concentrates on presenting the national literature of the hosting countries; on the other it selects a neutral country each year to become the ‘guest of honour’. This year’s guest is Turkey.

Eurofanz 2018

Issue 114, July 2018.
Eurofanz – the traditional fan-fest for football supporters from across Europe – will be held in Lviv for the 12th consecutive year from 13-15 July. This year’s event will see 21 teams of international and club teams’ fans.