Lviv Society

Lviv welcomes Lufthansa flights to Munich

Issue 13, May 2009.
City officials and business community leaders came out in force in late April to celebrate the inauguration of a new daily Lufthansa service linking Lviv with Munich. Lviv is now the third Ukrainian city served with direct flights from Lufthansa

Easter Ethno Festival in Ivano-Frankivsk region

Issue 13, May 2009.
At Lviv Today we try to bring you the best of cultural life from across West Ukraine, and the highlight of the traditionally colourful Easter holiday period this year was in neighbouring Ivano-Frankivsk region, where the Hutsul village of Kosmach hosted a huge ethno festival.

Future Lviv engineers do battle

Issue 13, May 2009.
This May will see Zaporizhzhe State Technical University host the all-Ukrainian Engineering contest organized by the B.E.S.T. international student union, and late April saw Lviv’s Polytechnic University involved in the citywide selection process to see who would have the privilege of representing Lviv at the national level.

Tartak takes Picasso by storm

Issue 13, May 2009.
On April 24 Lviv’s celebrated Picasso nightlife venue hosted famous Ukrainian group Tartak for what turned out to be one of the liveliest concerts of the year so far. Tartak are currently on a promotional tour connected to the release of their new album, but the group will rarely have been on the receiving end of a crowd as enthusiastic as the Picasso masses, who literally packed the venue out to such an extent that there was no place for an apple to fall!

Multi-media creativity from local Lviv hero

Issue 13, May 2009.
On April 25 the city’s recently opened Left Bank festival-restaurant (located inside the Lviv Opera Theatre building) hosted a multi-media concert from popular Lviv artist and former Okean Elzy band member Pavlo Gudimov. The eternally youthful Gudimov has long been a well-loved figure in Lviv and in recent years he has added art and design to his musical experimentations

Ukrainian pop icon offers English-language hits

Issue 13, May 2009.
Celebrated Ukrainian singer Andriy Kravchuk delighted his West Ukrainian fan base with a rare appearance in late April at Lviv’s Picasso nightclub, where he presented a number of his latest creations along with a series of his tried and trusted hits.

Jazzing it up into Spring!

Issue 13, May 2009.
Lviv rocked to a jazzy beat in early May as the city’s old town was grasped by the laidback mood of the annual Flugery Jazz Festival.

Queen’s representative highlights Lviv’s Canadian connection

Issue 13, May 2009.
On April 25-26 Lviv played host to an official visit from Canada’s Governor General Michaelle Jean as part of her official visit to Ukraine. Ms. Jean is the official representative of Queen Elizabeth II, who as the monarch of the entire British Commonwealth of nations remains the official head of state in Canada,

Traditional Lviv elegance on display at Spring Ball

Issue 13, May 2009.
On April 25 Lviv’s House of Scientists played host to the fifth annual “Lviv Ball”, which is traditionally held in honour of King Lev (Lion) and Queen Constance. The history of the event can actually be traced back to a gala event held in the city to mark the visit of a French royal delegation back in 1482,

Lviv’s Cossacks want their boat back!

Issue 12, April 2009.
Lviv’s ‘Kysh’ Cossack brotherhood gathered in early April to celebrate the jubilee of the construction of an authentic Cossack ship and generate support for its return from its current home in France.