Lviv Society

Celebrating Lviv’s ancient European pedigree

Issue 19, December 2009.
Early December saw Lviv mark the anniversary of the city’s adoption of the Magdeburg Rights in 1356. Based on the laws developed in the German city of Magdeburg in the early Middle Ages, the Magdeburg Rights were a set of rules and regulations governing trade and relations between the government and the governed.

Oriental magic with Chinese opera art

Issue 19, December 2009.
Lvivites were treated to a rare glimpse of Chinese art this month with the arrival of a contemporary art exhibition featuring works inspired by and used in the productions of the Beijing Opera.
Borderland – Mariana Sadovska & Band at Lviv’s Jazz  Bez festival

International jazz in Ukraine’s bohemian capital

Issue 19, December 2009.
This year’s Jazz Bez music festival brought a wide range of international artists to Lviv as the city reaffirmed its reputation as the Prague of the Soviet world and the best place in the former USSR with the kind of improvisational ambience to pull off an event of this scale and nature.

Lviv Today and Picasso celebrate Halloween

Issue 19, December 2009.
Halloween has proved a popular holiday in post-independence Ukraine, but this year’s festivities were curtailed by a flu epidemic centred in West Ukraine which forced events to be cancelled across the region. Lviv’s party people were not be sidetracked by a mere global pandemic, however, and rescheduled this year’s Halloween party for late November.

Lviv Fashion Week After Party

Issue 18, November 2009.
Lviv Fashion Week After Party Glamorous girls and dashing gents made up the crowd in late October as Split Club Lviv played host to the official after party of Lviv Fashion Week.

Ukrainian theme for monthly EBA networking

Issue 18, November 2009.
On October 23 the Lviv branch of the European Business Association held its monthly EuroDrink Party at the city’s Dnister Restaurant
Organizers of the event  Iryna  Sorokina and Hanna Havryliv

Doll delight in downtown Lviv

Issue 18, November 2009.
October saw Lviv’s Art Palace play host to a whole world of dolls and other children’s delights. Over 50 doll-makers and traditional craftwork specialists participated in this gentle and family-oriented cultural event

Fashionable charity auction for Lviv kids

Issue 18, November 2009.
It is fashion able to be charitable, so it was no surprise to find a host of well-known society personalities at the recent charity auction held to mark the fourth Lviv Fashion Week series of catwalk shows.

Cossack choir all the way from Kuban

Issue 18, November 2009.
Triumphal is the best description for October’s Cossack choir concert in the confines of Lviv’s Opera and Ballet Theatre.
The original Bavarian Oktoberfest Band in Lviv!

Lviv’s Leopolis Hotel Hosts Ukrainian Oktoberfest

Issue 18, November 2009.
For two wonderful nights on 30-31 October Lviv’s Leopolis Hotel (16 Teatralna Str.) hosted a West Ukrainian version of the globally famous Oktoberfest in the venue’s Lev Cellar restaurant.