Lviv Society

Cultural bridge with Georgia

Issue 6, October 2008.
The recent war in the Caucasus has done much to strengthen ties between fellow colour revolution nations Georgia and Ukraine, and on September the majors of Lviv and Georgia’s second city Kutaisi met in the West Ukrainian capital to ink a new cultural cooperation deal and mark festivities being held to celebrate ten years as twin cities.

Women in Photos

Issue 6, October 2008.
On September 16 Lviv’s splendid National Museum played host to the grand opening of an international photo art expo which brought photographic artists from tens of countries together in homage to women of the world entitled, “To women. With love…”.

Cultural focus celebrates 15 years

Issue 6, October 2008.
The Dzyga arts centre celebrated 15 years as one of Lviv’s cultural hubs last month with a string of events which reflected the venue’s diverse artistic influences and genre-defying versatility.

Lviv History Museum Celebrated 115 Years

Issue 6, October 2008.
Lviv’s impressive history museum was founded in 1893 and last month saw costumed drama in the museum’s Italian Courtyard surroundings to celebrate 115 years in business. The museum holds a number of particularly noteworthy artworks including rare portraits of Habsburg nobility Lviv historical masterpieces from the early modern period

Knights of old conquer Lviv region

Issue 6, October 2008.
Early September saw the annual fun and games at the village of Urich, where the ancient fortress of Tustan offers the perfect backdrop to a day of medieval derringdo and festive fun in the foothills of the Carpathians.

Lviv Fashion Week

Issue 6, October 2008.
Lviv Fashion Week is Ukraine’s latest fashionable highlight, and while it has yet to acquire the status of the twice yearly Kyiv Fashion Week extravaganzas, this new event is proving popular among Lviv’s fashionable society. The highlight of this year’s event was the appearance of Vyacheslav Zaitsev, a celebrated figure in Russian fashion and icon of the region’s podium designers. Zaitsev’s presence and the participation of a number of talanted young designers from Ukraine and across the former Soviet space indicate that Lviv Fashion Week is set to go from strength to strength.

Lviv Roars into Autumn with Golden Lion Festival

Issue 7, November 2008.
Lviv theatre’s annual showpiece event is the early October Golden Lion International Theatre Festival.

Ukrainian Artists Club Anniversary

Issue 7, November 2008.
Members of the Ukrainian Artists Club, founded in Lviv during the Perestroika period which preceded Soviet collapse, met last month to mark the twentieth anniversary of the arts body.

Ukraine’s Coffee Capital

Issue 7, November 2008.
Lviv is famed as a city of coffee-lovers and every year Lvivites get together to pay homage to the drink which has united the city throughout the ages.

Lviv Library Celebrates 400 Years

Issue 7, November 2008.
Academics from across the region flocked to Lviv last month to attend events tied to the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Lviv University’s Scientific Library.