Lviv Society

Intimate Exhibition

Issue 15, July 2009.
Lviv’s Museum of Ideas is nothing if not thought-provoking, and this June saw the opening of a new exhibition of student works dedicated to the complex and conflicting forces at work in the eternal relationship between male and female.

Russian Premiere at Lviv Opera House

Issue 15, July 2009.
On June 18th Lviv Opera House hosted the premiere of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece ‘The Tsar’s Bride.’ This historical melodramatic love story set during the reign of Ivan the Terrible was presented in the Russian language as a special present to mark Russia’s national day.

Lviv’s New Contemporary Dance Centre

Issue 15, July 2009.
Ukrainians love to dance and June saw West Ukraine’s first Modern Dance School open up in Lviv. The ‘Sirius’ school got off to a flying start with master-classes from famed TV dance star Vlad Yama and TV choreographer Tatyana Ostroverh.

New Album from Lviv Jazz Divas

Issue 15, July 2009.
Popular Lviv jazz group ‘ShockolaD’ presented their new album to local fans in June at Lviv’s Liviy Bereh club following on from the hugely positive vibe they enjoyed when tracks from the new disc were first aired during the city’s ‘Flugery’ springtime jazz festival.

Austrian President Visits Lviv

Issue 15, July 2009.
Austrian President Heinz Fischer paid a state visit to Ukraine in early July, visiting both Kyiv and Lviv along with a major trade delegation as Austria looked to cement its status as the fourth largest foreign investor in Ukraine.

Third Time Lucky for Pushkin Bust?

Issue 15, July 2009.
Early June saw the unveiling of a new and improved bust to Russian literary great Alexander Pushkin outside Lviv’s Russian Cultural Centre. Lviv nationalist groups who object to Russia’s historical legacy in the region have already destroyed two previous busts, but this latest monument has been specially designed to be vandal-proof...

Hot New Nightlife Venue Opens!

Issue 14, June 2009.
Fenomen nightclub is the latest addition to the burgeoning Lviv nightlife scene, and it did not disappoint which it opened its doors to the party-going public on May 9

Fashion Set Goes Far Eastern

Issue 14, June 2009.
The summer party season slowly cranked into gear this May with a series of fun events on the nightclub circuit which reflected the growing fashionable vibe around the city. Lviv’s ever-popular Chocolate Party Club hosted one of the brightest events of the month,

Inspired by Open Skies

Issue 14, June 2009.
On May 10 the young finalists of Austrian Airlines’ “Craving for the Sky” contest gathered to see who the overall winner would be. With some many excellent and imaginative entries to choose from, event organisers decided that the old fair thing to do would be to pickoverall winners at random from the final entries.

Promoting Literacy For Young Lvivites

Issue 14, June 2009.
Early May saw Lviv’s youngsters given a great opportunity to lose themselves in the best of modern Ukrainian literature at the city’s annual Reading Festival for children, which was launched by the Lviv Publisher’s Forum.