Lviv Society

Lviv Fashion Week – Spring / Summer 2020

Issue 128, November 2019.
Lviv Fashion Week (LFW) brought glamour back to the Western Ukrainian capital for the 24th time last month in an event dedicated to the ideas of sustainable fashion and ecologically-friendly outfits. Festivities kicked off with the wonderful Lviv Orchestra Fashion event featuring Marta Wachholz’s newest collection with music by Ukrainian composer Ivan Nebesnyy played by the lovely INSO-Lviv Symphony Orchestra.

US Astronaut Visits Lviv

Issue 128, November 2019.
Heidi Stefanyshyn-Piper, аn astronaut from the United States, visited Lviv to mark world space week on 13 October. She has received numerous honours and awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, and two Navy Achievement Medals.

Cheese & Wine Festival’s Jubilee

Issue 128, November 2019.
One of Lviv’s most popular culinary celebrations – the Cheese & Wine Festival – held its jubilee event in the very heart of the ancient city last month. The event featured a large variety of wines and cheeses from many of Ukraine’s most-renowned manufacturers and talented local artisans. Leopolitans and guests of the city were able to learn about winemaking traditions at the new ‘Tastings & Lectures’ workshop led by Bohdan Pavlyuh, author of the ‘Wine is Easy’ blog, head of Lviv’s Ukrainian Association of Winemakers & Sommeliers, and winner of the Best Sommelier of Lithuania 2019 award.

Lviv Celebrates Citroën Centenary

Issue 127, October 2019.
This October marks an interesting anniversary – it’s one hundred years since Andre Citroen produced the first car bearing his name, and the company has been making them ever since. Citroen started an automobile production revolution when he introduced the first front-wheel drive cars, introduced the vehicle log book, and even turned Paris’ Eiffel Tower into a huge advert for his company. Since then, Citroen’s 100 years of history are marked with courage and innovation – and Ukraine is part of that history.

Children’s Dreams Sent into the Universe

Issue 127, October 2019.
The Space Centre in Zolochiv (Lviv region) held a unique event last month as for the first time in history more than 100,000 drawings of children’s dreams were encrypted and sent into the infinity of space. The State Space Agency worked with the Zdiisni Mriiu (Fulfil a Dream) charity to code and transmit the radio signal filled with the drawings 41 light-years into the Universe.

Golden Lion Theatre Festival 2019

Issue 127, October 2019.
The Golden Lion Theatre Festival opened on 28 September with a festive colourful theatrical carnival featuring performers from Ukraine, Poland, USA, and the Czech Republic. This year the festival celebrated 30 years of transforming Lviv into a cultural and theatrical hotspot and treating Leopolitan theatre lovers and guests of the city with vibrant, internationally-diverse productions filled with aesthetics of exquisite poetry and playwriting.

Rapid Trident 2019

Issue 127, October 2019.
The opening ceremony of Rapid Trident 2019 took place at the International Peacekeeping Security Centre near Yavoriv on 16 September. Rapid Trident is an annual, multinational training exercise that involves more than 3,000 personnel from 14 nations.

Lviv Publisher’s Forum

Issue 127, October 2019.
The 26th annual Lviv Publishers Forum (officially the Lviv International Book Fair & Literature Festival) took place last month. Besides the main event at Lviv Art Palace, events were hosted at 30 different venues across the city that attracted over 1000 publishing houses and over 100 writers from 30 countries.

Ukrainian Song Project

Issue 126, September 2019.
Arena Lviv played host to the Ukrainian Song Project on 17 August, a spectacular musical holiday designed to promote artistic expression, national pride, and Ukraine’s diverse culture. This year’s event was dedicated to the 28th year of Ukrainian independence. Known as “Ukraine’s Eurovision”, the event aims to find talented, young artists and give them the wonderful opportunity to promote themselves and their music.

III LvivMozArt Music Festival

Issue 126, September 2019.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city were delighted by the third annual LvivMozArt festival of classical music last month. The event featured over 25 cultural projects, presentations, and concerts of classical music, including of Mozart himself.