Lviv Society

Malskyy Family Foundation Charity Gala Dinner

Issue 129, December 2019.
On November 29th Lviv’s Bankhotel played host for the charity evening organized by Dr. Andriana Malska, inspirer and founder of the “Malskyy Family Foundation”. The event featured presentation of educational project of newly created foundation, all set to support internship program of medical students, members of local branch of UMSA (Ukrainian Medical Students’ Association) abroad.

Lviv Honourary Ambassadors 2019 – 2021

Issue 129, December 2019.
Lviv’s state-of-the-art D. Halytskyi International Airport hosted the 5th gala event for Lviv’s newest Honourary Ambassadors. Since 2015, the Lviv Convention Bureau has selected Leopolitans to become Lviv Honourary Ambassadors.

‘Win With the Lion!’ Tourism Forum

Issue 129, December 2019.
Lviv’s thriving D. Halytskyi International Airport hosted the ‘Win With the Lion!’ tourism forum last month. Created as a local event in 2009 by a group of enthusiasts passionate about the smart growth of tourism and hospitality in Lviv, ‘Win With the Lion!’ has become one of Ukraine’s most dynamic tourism business platforms.

‘Under the High Castle’ Polish Film Festival

Issue 129, December 2019.
The ‘Under the High Castle’ Polish film festival was held in Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk last month. Organised by the Polish Consulate in Lviv and the Polish Institute of Cinematic Art, the event showcased over 20 films and had a number of supporting events, including panel discussions, cinema history lessons, exhibitions, and concerts. Leopolitan film fans and guests of the city were treated to modern Polish gems like Marek Koterski’s comedy ‘7 Uczuc’ (7 Emotions), Filip Bajon’s romantic drama ‘Kamerdyner’, and Tomasz Konecki’s charming summer-holiday-vibe story ‘Cale Szczescie’ (Their Lucky Stars).

French Ambassador Visits Lviv

Issue 129, December 2019.
Newly-appointed French Ambassador to Ukraine, Etienne de Poncins, visited Lviv on 25 November. On his first visit to the Western Ukrainian capital since beginning his diplomatic mission on 20 August, Mr. de Poncins met with Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, Lviv Regional Administration Head Markiyan Malskyy, and local business leaders to discuss joint economic and cultural projects.

The ‘Black House’ is Restored

Issue 129, December 2019.
The restoration of one of Lviv’s most famous architectural monuments – the Chorna Kamianytsia (Black House) – is finally finished! A monument of the late Renaissance, it was originally built by architects P. Barbon and P. Rymlianyn in 1588-89 with a third floor addition in 1596 by P. Krasowski.

The Return of “Aida”

Issue 128, November 2019.
Last month Luxor witnessed the return of Verdi’s Opera Aida after 22 years of absence, an event greatly awaited by opera enthusiasts from around the world, at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor. The performance was directed by Michael Sturm, from Germany.

Lviv International Economic Forum

Issue 128, November 2019.
The annual Lviv International Economic Forum was held in Lviv from 31 October – 1 November. Organised by the Lviv Regional State Administration, this forum is a powerful platform for national and international actors to discuss important issues related to the competitiveness of regions, their strategic development, and their economic growth.

Lviv hosted an international AAU forum on criminal law and process

Issue 128, November 2019.
On October 18, in Lviv was held Criminal Law Forum. The event featured the most important aspects of criminal practice, property rights in criminal proceedings, the specifics of the investigation and trial of certain types of crimes.

Great Fun at the Lviv Opera!

Issue 128, November 2019.
The Lviv Opera House hosted the premiere of the new experimental show featuring two comic operettas – Mozart’s ‘Der Schauspieldirektor’ (The Impresario) and Offenbach’s ‘Un Mari à la Porte’ (A Husband at the Door) – on 11 October.