Upcoming Lviv

Authors’ Reading Month: Turkey

Issue 114, July 2018.
The annual Authors’ Reading Month – the largest literary festival in Central Europe – will be held in Lviv from 1 July to 4 August. First held in Brno, Czech Republic in 2000, it soon spread to nearby centres: in 2011 to Ostrava, Czech Republic, in 2012 to Wroclaw and Kosice in Poland, and in 2015 to Lviv. The focus of the festival is twofold: on one hand, it concentrates on presenting the national literature of the hosting countries; on the other it selects a neutral country each year to become the ‘guest of honour’. This year’s guest is Turkey.

Eurofanz 2018

Issue 114, July 2018.
Eurofanz – the traditional fan-fest for football supporters from across Europe – will be held in Lviv for the 12th consecutive year from 13-15 July. This year’s event will see 21 teams of international and club teams’ fans.

OneDayShop.Fiesta

Issue 114, July 2018.
Lviv’s fun and charming OneDayShop.Fiesta is the perfect place for authentic souvenirs, designer clothes from up-and-coming Ukrainian brands, and to spend some quality time with your friends and family.

Lviv Triathlon Cup

Issue 114, July 2018.
Some of Ukraine’s most talented athletes will compete for the Lviv Triathlon Cup – an endurance race of swimming, cycling, and running – on 7-9 September. The talented athletes will need to complete the course that includes a 1.5 km swim, a 40 km bike ride, and a 10 km run.

Lviv Summer Dance Festival

Issue 114, July 2018.
Lviv’s Hotel Dnister will host a series of salsa, bachata, and kizomba dance events during the Lviv Summer Dance Festival.

Swing’n Lviv – Dance for Fun & Joy!

Issue 114, July 2018.
Leopolitan lovers of rhythm and guests of the city will need to break out their dancing shoes for the Swing in Lviv festival from 24-26 August. Any fan of American Swing Dancing will want to celebrate at this relaxed and friendly event designed to spread the swing dance culture, connect the Ukrainian swing scene with those from other countries, and – most importantly – to offer an unforgettable weekend of dancing in good company.

International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival

Issue 114, July 2018.
Millions of Ukrainians live throughout the world and maintain their connection with their roots through the performing arts. The International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival (IUDCF) is an opportunity for Ukrainian dancers and performers from around the world to share their passion for Ukrainian dance with each other and others from all corners of the earth.

International Hutsul Festival

Issue 114, July 2018.
Ukraine’s annual International Hutsul Festival will take place from 27-29 July. Traditionally held in one of Ukraine’s eight Hutsul districts in the Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, and Transcarpathia oblasts, this year’s event will be held in Yaremche in the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

Parajanov Festival in Levandivka

Issue 114, July 2018.
Lviv’s Parajanov Festival, held in the post-industrial, multiethnic suburbs of Lviv, aims to revive the work and philosophy of one of the 20th Century’s greatest directors, Serhiy Parajanov. Born in Georgia to Armenian parents, Parajanov felt at home equally in Armenia, Georgia, and Ukraine. He gained international acclaim for the visual intensity of his films, like the rhapsodic celebration of Ukrainian folk culture, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Tini Zabutyh Predkiv) or his masterpiece on Armenia poet Sayat Nova, The Colour of Pomegranates (Nran Guyne). His brilliance went unrecognised at home due to his critical film content and he was banned from working and imprisoned several times until the early 1980s.

Etnovyr Folklore Festival

Issue 114, July 2018.
The annual Etnovyr Folklore Festival – an event that highlights the bright, beautiful, magical, inspirational, and unforgettable nature of cultures around the world – will return to Lviv on 22-26 August. Aiming to discover talented new artists and present their skills and multicultural traditions to a Ukrainian audience, Etnovyr has become an enormous success with Leopolitans and guests of the city.