Upcoming Lviv

Second International Wiz Art Festival of Visual Arts, May, 23-25, Lviv Art Palace

Issue 13, May 2009.
Lviv first hosted the Wiz Art International Festival of Visual Art on November 20-22, 2008, and the event was such a success that just half a year later, the organisers are back for more! The November 2008 debut featured premieres of over 50 visual works of art in a variety of genres including video shorts, videoclips, videopoetry and experimentals, all of which were created by film makers from more than 20 countries of the world.

A feast of international classical music this May!

Issue 13, May 2009.
Fans of classical music will be in for a mouth-watering treat this May with the 28thannual Virtuosi festival, which brings together classical music practitioners from all over the world and turns Lviv into a regional capital of musical excellence for half a month.

Swiss contribution to the magic of Hollywood!

Issue 13, May 2009.
Exhibition dedicated to Swiss design in Hollywood, June 2-16, Lviv Art Palace, 17 Kopernika Street

Students host conceptual art day

Issue 13, May 2009.
Liniya Vtechi Arts Day, Old Lviv Tram Depot (located at the intersection of Vitovskoho and Sakharova streets), May 16 Young conceptual artists are becoming one of the largest subgroups among Lviv youth, with the genre literally exploding as the city finds its feet among its European contemporaries and regains its creative courage after decades of communist-enforced monotony and years in the post-Soviet doldrums.

Double date with Dynamo Kyiv

Issue 13, May 2009.
Karpaty Lviv vs Dynamo Kyiv, May 16, 15.00, Stadium Ukraina F.C. Lviv vs Kyiv, May 23, 14.00, Stadium Ukraina

Europe unites as fans gather in Lviv

Issue 14, June 2009.
Eurofan festival, June 25-28 This year in tournament will be 16 teams of participants in total, among which are Zenit (Russia), Liverpool (England), Rangers (Scotland), Bohemians (Czech Republic), Schalke 04 (Germany), Wisla Krakow, Ostrovia (both - Poland), Rapid (Austria), Heerenveen (The Netherlands), Inter Milan, Chievo Verona (both - Italy), Atletico Madrid (Spain), Wales supporters team, Croatia supporters team, Karpaty (Ukraine) and Football team of Ukrainian showbiz stars FC Maestro. Timetable and stadiums:

Easter holiday, April 19, churches throughout Lviv

Issue 12, April 2009.
Easter in Europe’s Original Multicultural Metropolis. Eastern time is traditionally a particularly festive time of year in Lviv, which has long been a city where the wide range of religious identities present in the local population have long been more a cause for celebration than discord. Lviv has always been a crossroads where the historic empires of the Orthodox and the Catholic churches have met, but given the diverse ethnic make-up of old Lviv, Easter has often been a time of year when different denominations have been generous in their congratulations as each celebrates the miracle of the crucifixion according to their own beliefs.

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.