Issue 116, October 2018

Issue 116, October 2018

Biennale of Trust

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv will host the one-of-a-kind Biennale of Trust event – an open platform for academic, artistic, and day-to-day practical interpretation of the concept of trust, as well as its comprehensive and interdisciplinary representation. The Biennial will attempt to consolidate the efforts of many regarding the issue of trust – from academics and scientists, to artists and activists, to psychologists and businesspeople.

Lviv Security Forum

Issue 116, October 2018.
The Lviv Security Forum, an event featuring high-level discussions on the current issues in Ukraine and Europe, will be held at Lviv’s sparkling new Metropolitan A. Sheptytsky Centre from 24-26 October. The discussions will focus on regional conflict resolution, economic and energy security, illegal migration, organised crime, refugees and internally displaced people, border management, and corruption.

HoReCa Show Lviv

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv’s Pivdennyi Expo Centre will play host to this year’s HoReCa Show Lviv – a three-day business-to-business trade fair for the Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, and Café industries – from 7-9 November. Exhibitors will have the unique platform to showcase their products and services in front of a vast range of visitors, allowing them to take their businesses to new heights.

YouthSpeak Forum

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The largest youth conference of autumn – YouthSpeak Forum Lviv – will take place at Ukrainian Catholic University on 27 October. For the last three years, AIESEC has held the All-Ukrainian Forum in Kyiv – an event designed to have youth meet with NGOs, government officials, and business representatives – and they are bringing it to the Western Ukrainian capital for the first time! YouthSpeak is a global project designed to identify current trends and key issues that youth face in employment, self-realisation, and community development.

The Hardkiss to Present New Album

Issue 116, October 2018.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city are in for a triple delight when iconic Ukrainian progressive-pop group The Hardkiss presents their latest album, Zalizna Lastivka (Iron Sparrow), in three concerts at Lviv’s Malevich Night Club this month.

Egor Grushin Presents ‘Ritorno’

Issue 116, October 2018.
These are tough times for solo pianists because there are so many of them; with tens of thousands of grand pianos sold each year, more prospective star pianists are born every day. But some of those pianists are truly unforgettable. On 7 November, Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city will have the wonderful opportunity to enjoy a concert by pianist virtuoso Egor Grushin, who will present his new album ‘Ritorno’.

Khrystyna Soloviy Set to Wow Lviv

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv’s wonderfully talented Khrystyna Soloviy will return home for a concert at Lviv’s beautiful Opera & Ballet Theatre on 7 November. The folk singer was born just outside the city in Drohobych to a family of choral conductors before moving to Lviv to head the Lemkovyna choir for three years. In 2015, she took part in Ukraine’s version of The Voice (Holos Krayiny), where she teamed with Okean Elzy frontman – and fellow Leopolitan – Svyatoslav Vakarchuk to reach the semifinals. That same year she released her debut album, Zhyva Voda (Living Water), which became a huge success in Ukraine.

The Extravagant Shafa by Freedom Ballet

Issue 116, October 2018.
Olena Kolyadenko and her modern Freedom Ballet are bringing their newest show – Shafa (The Closet) – to Lviv on 2 November. Featuring 14 of her best dancers, this energetic and inflammatory performance will amaze you – not only for its music, sets, and costumes, but for the unbelievable talent!

Onuka Presents Mozaika

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Onuka is one of the most respected acts in Ukraine’s electronic scene. Created by avant-garde electronic artists Evgeni Filatov (aka The Maneken) and Nata Zhyzhchenko, the group organically combines traditional ethnic motifs with modern electronic sound. Leopolitan music fans and guests of the city won’t want to miss Onuka on 14 November when the group presents their latest album, Mozaika (Mosaic), here in Lviv.

Poshlaya Molly Coming to Lviv

Issue 116, October 2018.
Greet the main rebels of the Ukrainian rock stage – Poshlaya Molly – at Lviv’s Malevich Night Club on 27 October. The guys have literally beaten all the records for speed! They released their first album, ‘8 Ways to Quit Masturbating’ in February 2017 and are already attracting sell-out crowds to their crazy, high-energy shows.

Project Management Day

Issue 116, October 2018.
Project Management Day – Lviv’s biggest conference dedicated to IT project management – will take place at Arena Lviv on 10 November. Nearly 500 IT project managers from all over the country are expected to participate in the event and more than 50 speakers will share their experiences with them.

Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus in Concert

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv’s spectacular Opera & Ballet Theatre will host a very special concert by the T. Shevchenko Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America, a semi-professional male choir that accompanies the multi-stringed Ukrainian folk instrument known as the bandura.

Ivo Bobul in Concert

Issue 116, October 2018.
Famed Ukrainian crooner Ivo Bobul will entertain Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city at Lviv’s cozy M. Zankovetska Drama Theatre on 20 October. The People’s Artist of Ukraine started as a restaurant singer before becoming part of the VIA Chernivtsi Philharmonic in 1980.

Damien Escobar Brings His Energy and Showmanship to Lviv

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Talented American violinist Damien Escobar will bring his one-of-a-kind show to Lviv’s beautiful Opera & Ballet Theatre on 23 October.

Lviv’s Cheese & Wine Holiday

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv’s Art Palace invites you to enjoy the many offerings at the city’s annual Cheese and Wine Festival from 19-21 October. More than 50 artists and crafters from all over Ukraine will satisfy the taste buds of Leopolitan cheese lovers and guests of the city at food booths throughout the event. Festivalgoers can expect over 100 types of cheeses from over 30 companies including some of the finest Western Ukraine has to offer.

Lviv Chefs’ Forum 2018

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The Chefs’ Forum will bring together top chefs, local producers, suppliers, and catering colleges and their students to share their knowledge and experience and to work together to create a greater industry.

S.T.I. Lviv Interior Design Exhibition

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv’s Pivdennyi Expo will host the S.T.I. (Style, Technologies, and Interior Design) Lviv Exhibition of furniture, technologies, and interior design from 25-28 October. The event will display the latest technologies, materials usage, and innovative approaches to interior design, décor, and furniture. S.T.I. Lviv will bring together all of Lviv’s leading companies in the industry under a single roof.

Lviv CSS Forum

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv’s CSS Forum isn’t just another conference about CSS; it’s an event that looks at how, why, and in which ways visuals in web can be created. It is dedicated the chemistry between designers and developers, to the evolution of new visualisation methods, to new UX concepts, and to the unusual applications of unusual technologies.

Entrepreneurs from eastern Ukraine to showcase their businesses in Lviv

Issue 116, October 2018.
On 1-2 November, around 100 entrepreneurs from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts will present their businesses at the East Expo 2018 exhibition in Lviv, part of the XVIII International Economic Forum. East Expo 2018 aims to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, disseminate information about business opportunities and boost business contacts between Ukrainian entrepreneurs.

‘Lviv Region – Hub of Opportunities!’ International Economic Forum

Issue 116, October 2018.
The ‘Lviv Region – Hub of Opportunities!’ International Economic Forum – one of the most important economic events in Western Ukraine – will take place at Arena Lviv from 1-2 November. Organised by the Lviv Regional State Administration, the event is designed to promote the investment attractiveness and foster a positive image of the Lviv Region.

Ukrainian Automotive Forum

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Lviv’s stylish Bank Hotel will play host to the second annual Ukrainian Automotive Forum on 15 November. Organised by UkrAutoprom with the support of the local and regional governments, the event will bring together many senior-level industry leaders to pave the way for a new technological era of driving vehicles!

Lviv Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv Fashion Week is back, and this time it’ll be showcasing the looks for Spring / Summer 2019. With most events at Lviv’s D. Halytskyi International Airport, the programme will kick-off at the spectacular MolodoZeleno venue with shows by Diya and Kateryna Karol & Synyava on 25 October. Leopolitan fashionistas and guests of the city will have four days to appraise the newest designs from leading Ukrainian designers like Lesia Semi, Eklectic, Chernikova, Olesya Marchuk, Olesia Hryn and Novana Studio.

Треба зробити залучення масштабних інвестицій в Україну не винятком, а правилом

Issue 116, October 2018.
Інтерв’ю з українським економістом, політиком, головою комітету Верховної Ради з питань промислової політики та підприємництва Віктором Галасюком про перешкоди для іноземних інвестицій, стимули для українських підприємств, виробництво смарфтонів в Україні, заробітчан та XVIII Міжнародний економічний форум у Львові.

Ukraine looking to continue UEFA Nations League success

Issue 116, October 2018.
New international competition offers Ukraine a chance to shine and a potential back door to Euro 2020

Lviv Wins Two Golds at Wheelchair Fencing European Championships

Issue 116, October 2018.
Leopolitan Paralympic athletes Andriy Demchuk and Nataliya Morkvych won two gold medals at the 2018 IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports) Wheelchair Fencing European Championships in Terni, Italy.

Wozniak Wins Bronze in Rhythmic Gymnastics

Issue 116, October 2018.
Leopolitan gymnast Anastasia Wozniak won a bronze with the national team at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria last month. Alongside Valeria Hanina, Diana Mezherytska, Tetyana Dovzhenko, and Alina Byhno, the team finished third in the balls and ropes competition.

Golden Autumn Archery Tournament

Issue 116, October 2018.
The 55th annual Golden Autumn archery tournament attracted nearly 250 archers from around Ukraine and across Europe to the Western Ukrainian capital last month.

Silver at World Chess Olympiad

Issue 116, October 2018.
At the World Chess Olympiad which took place during September 27th -October 5th in Batumi, Georgia Ukrainian women’s team consisting of Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk, Julia Osmak, Natalia Zhukova and Anna Ushenina became silver medal winners. Having same amount of scores as team of China, they however ended on second place.

September Athlete of the Month: Pavlo Korostylov

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv’s amazing Pavlo Korostylov was named Lviv’s September Athlete of the Month for his exceptional performance at the ISSF World Shooting Championships held in Changwon, South Korea from 2-14 September.

Race Nation 2018

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv’s popular night hotspot !FESTRepublic Club was the scene for Lviv’s iteration of the modern obstacle course Race Nation. Today, there are more than 5,000 types of endurance races across the globe and they have become quite popular in Ukraine. Since starting in 2015, Race Nation now offers annual endurance races in Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Ternopil, Bukovel and, of course, Lviv. Hundreds of thrill-seeking daredevils gathered for the Lviv race; one might even call them masochists – or how better to describe those willing to pay money to roll around in mud, plunge into ice ponds, scale giant walls, and carry heavy sandbags?

All-Ukrainian March for Animal Rights in Lviv

Issue 116, October 2018.
Hundreds of people joined an animal rights march in the Western Ukrainian capital on 30 September with a rally that started in front of Lviv’s Opera & Ballet Theatre. Activists demanded an end to the use of animals in circuses and dolphin shows, for medical experiments, for perfumes, and for fur farms. Demonstrators also called for the end to the killing of homeless animals and for the rehabilitation of animals that have experienced cruelty.

Ukrainian Amazons

Issue 116, October 2018.
In honour of the upcoming Defenders of Ukraine Day, Lviv Ethnographic hosted the wonderful fashion show ‘Ukrainian Amazons’ at the D. Halytskyi International Airport on 27 September. All the models on the catwalk came from women participating in the warzone in Eastern Ukraine, including field paramedics, journalists, and volunteers.

Lviv Coffee Festival

Issue 116, October 2018.
The Lviv Coffee Festival – one of the city’s most beloved annual events – attracted more than 250,000 coffee lovers to the Western Ukrainian capital from 13-16 September. Now in its twelfth year, the festival is an important event for the city’s popular coffeehouses, many of which are architecturally and thematically unique. In addition to artisan coffee and gourmet sweets stalls, Leopolitan coffee lovers and guests of the city were able to take in demonstrations from world-class baristas, watch the Bike Coffee Mile, witness the Grind&Brew National Championship, and vote in the KulchytskyCoffeeCup contest

Publishers Forum Celebrates 25 Years

Issue 116, October 2018.
The Lviv International Book Fair and Literature Festival – more commonly known as the Lviv Publishers Forum – celebrated its 25th anniversary by bringing together hundreds of publishing houses and over 100 writers from 25 countries to present their newest literary offerings. President Poroshenko opened the festival on 19 September by welcoming participants at Lviv’s exceptional Opera & Ballet Theatre. He noted that the event had become a significant cultural event not only in Ukraine but across all Eastern Europe and underlined that it’s constantly evolving.

Андрій НОВАК: «Дефолт — це не трагедія»

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Економіст, екс-радник двох прем’єр-міністрів України Андрій Новак про загрозу дефолту, монетарну політику та перспективи української економіки

Russia still overshadowing Ukraine in the heart of the European Union

Issue 116, October 2018.
Ukraine cannot take continued EU attention for granted as Russia reasserts itself in Brussels

Ukrainian comic book superheroes join the hybrid war against Russia

Issue 116, October 2018.
The creators of “The Will” comic book franchise hope to create an inspirational and entertaining Ukrainian alternative to the cultural imperialism of Vladimir Putin’s “Russian World”

Першого листопада стартує XVIII Міжнародний економічний форум у Львові

Issue 116, October 2018.
Наймасштабніша економічна подія року Західного регіону — XVIII Міжнародний економічний форум — стартує уже в четвер, 1 листопада. За словами керівника управління інвестиційної політики Львівської обласної державної адміністрації Романа Матиса, цьогорічний Економічний форум у Львові буде ще грандіознішим за попередні.

Lviv Gets a City Card

Issue 116, October 2018.
Lviv has long been considered Ukraine’s most European city, and now we’ve joined the ranks of Europe’s top tourist destinations with the introduction of the new Lviv City Card for tourists. This plastic loyalty card was launched on 27 September and is sure to open even more opportunities for tourists. City cards provide benefits to tourists when eating, sleeping, sightseeing, shopping, or using public transport.

2018 Invictus Games

Issue 116, October 2018.
The word ‘invictus’ is Latin for ‘unconquered’ and embodies the fighting spirit of our wounded, injured, and ill servicemen and women. They have been tested and challenged, but they have not been overcome. They have proven that by embracing each other and the support of family and friends, they can reclaim their futures.