International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
The International Ukrainian Dance & Cultural Festival is quickly becoming one of the coolest Ukrainian dance festivals in the world. The event brings together Ukrainians from all over the world to celebrate and share their passion for Ukrainian dance, music, and culture. In the past, groups have traveled from as far away as England, Canada, and Australia to join Ukrainian groups at the festival. Some come to perform, others tour Ukraine, while many come just to meet new friends and enjoy Lviv.

Lviv Coffee Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
Coffee is a huge part of almost everyone’s life. Most of us couldn’t function as a normal human being without a cup of coffee in the morning. But all of us caffeine addicts aren’t ashamed to admit it; in fact, we constantly flaunt our caffeine addictions by heading out to cute café after cute café and posting it all over Instagram.

LvivMozArt Music Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city will be delighted by the return of the LvivMozArt festival of classic music. Aiming to unite the best Ukrainian and world musicians, this year’s festival will feature nine days of classical and Mozart music from 3-11 August. Festivalgoers can also take in exceptional musical evenings, presentations, and recitations at seven iconic locations on Lviv’s musical map – the Lviv Opera, Philharmonia, Old Tram Depot, Dominican Church, Organ Music Hall, the spectacular Potocki Palace, and the Ruins of the Brody Synagogue in Brody (Lviv Region).

Wiz-Art International Short Film Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
The annual Wiz-Art International Short Film Festival returns to Lviv from 19-25 August. Founded in 2008, the festival screens more than 100 short films each year, bringing audiences a powerful cultural and educational platform that unites Ukrainian and international filmmakers.

Levandivka’s Parajanov Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
The Paradjanov Festival will return to Lviv’s Levandivka district for the fourth time from 19-24 August. Sergei Paradjanov (1924-90) was one of the 20th Century’s greatest cinema masters. Legends such as Fellini, Antonioni, and Tarkovsky labaled him a “genius”, “magician”, and “master”. He was one of the most daring and visionary directors to emerge from the Soviet Union.

Ukrainian Song Project

Issue 125, July 2019.
The Ukrainian Song Project, a spectacular musical holiday designed to promote artistic expression, national pride, and Ukraine’s diverse culture, returns to Arena Lviv on 17 August. Dedicated to the 27th anniversary of Ukrainian independence, the show will be broadcasted by several TV and radio stations in Ukraine and abroad.

Kit Gavatovycha’ Theatre Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
Lviv’s summer hot spot – B. Khmelnytsky Culture & Recreation Park – will host the ‘Kit Gavatovycha’ Theatre Festival on its summer stage from 6-8 September. Now in its fourth year, the ‘Kit Gavatovycha’ Theatre Festival is the ideal place to experience the best of outdoor theatre al fresco.

Etnovyr Folklore Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
The Etnovyr Folklore Festival has grown into one of Lviv’s most colourful traditions. Taking place this year from 21-25 August, the event features vibrant performances of international ensembles, wonderful parades through the city centre, national cuisine presentations, dance and song workshops, and evenings of friendship.

Onuka in concert

Issue 125, July 2019.
The 24th of August is Independence Day in Ukraine and many use the state holiday to enjoy themselves to the fullest. Music lovers – save the date! Ethno-futuristic Ukrainian electro-pop band Onuka will be in Lviv to perform at !FESTRepublic Club.

Race Nation

Issue 125, July 2019.
Honestly speaking, the notion of straight-up running kind of sucks for most Leopolitans. Why spend money on running around on hot pavement when you could just … not? (To be fair, there are some studies that say that an hour of running a day may actually extend your life!) But if you want to get out and enjoy the outdoors while getting a serious workout in, it might be high time you look at signing up for an obstacle course race – Race Nation 2019.

Lviv Ice Cream Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
There is simply no better summertime treat than an ice cream cone. Thankfully, here in Lviv, we have tonnes of amazing spots to enjoy delicious ice cream. But if you’re looking for the ultimate way to celebrate ice cream this July, then you need to head to the ice cream festival in the city centre – it’s going to melt hearts!

HoReCa Show

Issue 125, July 2019.
HoReCa Show Lviv – a three-day business-to-business trade fair for the Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, and Café industries – will take place at Arena Lviv from 5-7 September. Over the years, HoReCa Lviv has evolved and expanded to a three-day exhibition spanning 10,000 square metres and showcasing products and services at 14 locations.

Lviv Eco Forum

Issue 125, July 2019.
Arena Lviv will play host to Lviv Eco Forum from 12-13 September. The event aims to foster a productive dialogue within the water resources management industry by sharing experiences, coordinating joint actions in sanitation, water supply, and hygiene, and by improving the efficient use of funds.

Lviv Triathlon Cup

Issue 125, July 2019.
The Lviv Triathlon Cup, featuring 1.5 kms of swimming, 40 kms of cycling, and 10 kms of running – all in immediate succession – will take place in the city on 8 September.

Craft Beer & Vinyl Music Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
The earliest discovery of beer dates back thousands of years – and it’s believed that at first beer was enjoyed by drinking it through straws with friends. Some things never change. The Craft Beer & Vinyl Music Festival originated to pay homage to beer’s roots and celebrate the ways it connects people.

Run the World Lviv – 10K Run

Issue 125, July 2019.
Running is often the first choice of new fitness enthusiasts because of the low start-up costs, that you can do it just about anywhere, and there are no long-term dues or fees. Get some shorts and a T-shirt and a good pair of running shoes and you’re good to go.

Lviv Summer Dance Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
Lviv’s Hotel Dnister will host a series of salsa, bachata, and kizomba dance events during the Lviv Summer Dance Festival (LSDF2019). Highlights will include a series of dance workshops, dazzling parties, and themed excursions around the city centre.

DakhaBrakha Scores Dovzhenko’s Masterpiece ‘Earth’

Issue 125, July 2019.
Ukrainian “ethno chaos” group DakhaBrakha will present their original score for Alexander Dovzhenko’s 1930 materpiece film ‘Earth’ in Lviv in August. Ukraine’s most famous Soviet-era director, Dovzhenko created ‘Earth’ as part of his ‘Ukraine Trilogy’ and the film is considered one of the greatest movies of the 20th Century.

Can't-miss summer food festivals in the city

Issue 125, July 2019.
Traditionally in July-August Lviv’s beautiful B. Khmelnytsky Culture & Recreation Park (4 Bolharska St.) plays host for the two most impressive must-visit street food markets and food festivals of the year.

Summer Festivals Worth Traveling For

Issue 125, July 2019.
Is there a better time to enjoy a festival than summer? Each year Ukraine offers thousands of summer festivals and we’ve selected some of the country’s most-visit stops – from Faine Misto in Ternopil to Republica Fest 2019 in Kamyanets-Podilskyi. Now just choose based on your tastes, book your accommodations, and round up your friends – there is so much to discover in Ukraine!

The EU’s crescendo fight against disinformation

Issue 125, July 2019.
As will be explained in the next paragraphs, disinformation has not only a long history, but also a future – hopefully not a bright future. In its modern meaning, disinformation means ‘verifiably false or misleading information that is created, presented and disseminated for economic gain or to intentionally deceive the public, and may cause public harm’.

New Credit Agricole Bank branch for corporate clients

Issue 125, July 2019.
In the beginning of June, the new Credit Agricole Bank branch with a focus on comprehensive services to all segments and areas of corporate business was officially opened at 23 Pekarska Street in Lviv.

EuroFanz 2019

Issue 125, July 2019.
The EuroFanz festival for football supporters from across Europe returned to Lviv from 28-30 June. Sponsored by Lifecell, this year’s event attracted 20 supporters’ teams from 15 countries to test their footballing skills against each other and donate gifts to some of Lviv’s charitable organisations.

Lviv Dynamo Water Polo Champions Again

Issue 125, July 2019.
Lviv’s SKA sports complex hosted the Ukraine Cup Final Four water polo tournament last month in an event dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Lviv Dynamo – one of Ukraine’s most storied water polo teams.

WABBA World Bodybuilding Championships

Issue 125, July 2019.
The WABBA World Bodybuilding Championships were held at Lviv’s Manvich Concert Arena last month after beating out Athens and Barcelona last year for the bid. Some of the world’s fittest musclemen and women joined their Ukrainian counterparts in the Western Ukrainian capital to show off their sparkling skills and stunning appearances.

Lviv’s Athletes Shine at European Games

Issue 125, July 2019.
Ukrainian athletes finished third at last month’s European Games, thanks in no small part to the contributions of some of Lviv’s most talented sportsmen and women. The team picked up 51 medals (16 gold, 17 silver, and 18 bronze), with eight Leopolitans among those honoured.

Jazz Me Up Networking Cocktail by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

Issue 125, July 2019.
Every summer, Lviv becomes a Jazz capital of Ukraine and a place-to-be for all music lovers. American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine Members, partners and friends enjoyed a holiday-like atmosphere while managing to meet lots of new contacts at Jazz Me Up Networking Cocktail in Lviv.

President Introduces New Governor of Lviv Region

Issue 125, July 2019.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi introduced Lviv Region’s new governor at a working meeting with local authorities and opinion leaders at Lviv State University on 6 July. Markian Malskyi, the new Lviv Oblast Governor, is a lawyer that has worked with several law firms, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris and Arzinger here in Lviv.

Lviv IT Jazz 2019

Issue 125, July 2019.
Lviv’s Lem Station hosted the fourth Lviv IT Jazz conference as part of the Leopolis Jazz Fest programme on 28 June. The event brought together IT company leaders, government officials, and investors, who used the opportunity to discuss the breakthroughs and challenges of Ukrainian IT and creative industries as well as discuss future investment trends.

Leopolis Jazz Fest 2019

Issue 125, July 2019.
Concerts featuring over a hundred world class musicians, performing on three stages in the city’s downtown area, over 100,000 spectators and around 200 accredited press reporters – this is story of the Leopolis Jazz Fest of the previous years. The first festival was successfully held in 2011.

Ukrainian Haute Couture’ Celebrates Jubilee

Issue 125, July 2019.
Famed Ukrainian designer Oksana Karavantska delighted Leopolitan fashionistas and guests of the city with the 5th edition of her wonderful ‘Ukrainian Haute Couture’ fashion show on 28 June. Held as part of the Leopolis Jazz Fest programme and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland, this year’s show was hosted at the picturesque Metropolitan A. Sheptytskyi Gardens.

Smoking-етикет від IQOS: новий рівень культури паління

Issue 125, July 2019.
Культура тютюнопаління нараховує близько тисячі років. За цей час вона пройшла безліч етапів від джентельменського «чи можу я закурити?», До категоричного «у нас не палять!». З появою IQOS звичний тютюновий ритуал набув нових рис і перейшов на вищий щабель етикету.

In Politics, Timing is Everything

Issue 125, July 2019.
Getting elected relies on many things – a charismatic candidate, a compelling campaign, a talented team, and/or a popular platform. Surely, these things can matter. But as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi has proven, terrific timing too, can mean everything. The new president put on a master-class on how timing matters in politics as his ascendency to the presidency and dominance in the parliamentary polls is a textbook example of why timing matters in politics.

Дитячий садок, в якому і батьки мріють знову стати дітьми

Issue 125, July 2019.
СадОк Родини Медікавер – перший і єдиний в Україні дошкільний навчальний заклад, який належить до Європейської мережі медичних закладів Медікавер.