Upcoming Lviv

Video Art Extravaganza Boosts Alternative Scene

Issue 19, December 2009.
“Videologia” festival of musical video, Lviv Art Palace (17, Kopernika str.) December 19-20 Lviv has earned a reputation in recent years as an up-andcoming alternative venue for the visual arts and this reputation looks set to be enhanced by this December’s ‘Videologia’ festival which will feature a wide range of musical documentaries, live concert screenings, video clips and other examples of modern musical visual arts. The main programme of the festival will feature six screenings of one and a half hours in length, while fans of fast flicks will no doubt enjoy the ‘100 films in one session’ concept, a headlong rush into the world of ten-second attention spans and adolescent artistic aesthetics where films are condensed into a single minute and shown en masse over a single one hour forty minute sitting.

Snow Whites Wanted

Issue 19, December 2009.
Miss Student Beauty Pageant, 24 December, Millennium Nightclub (2, Chornovola Street) Most cultures venerate a Father Christmas figure dressed in red robes and sporting a long white beart and jovial disposition, but only Slavic culture has Snegorochka, the seductive show princess whose blue and white trimmed winter outfits disguise a playful and flirtatious character that has echoes of pagan fertility myths and ancient Slavic forms of worship.

Festive Gala

Issue 19, December 2009.
Sniznist festive concert, January 8, 9, 10, National Academic Ukrainian Drama Theatre named after Mariya Zankovetska (1, L. Ukrainka str., Lviv) This festive musical treat will offer partied out Lviv citizens the chance to unwind and sample the delights of the Christmas fairytale just like they did as kids.

Carols for Lviv Kids

Issue 19, December 2009.
Snizhnist children’s concerts, Lviv Art Palace (17 Kopernika Str.), December 17 – December 27 This year’s festive season will see Lviv’s Art Palace embark on a new season of fun Christmas celebrations for all thefamily that will include this series of children-friendly musical concerts based around the seasonal music of the album‘Snizhnist’ by Yury Gnatkovskiy and Yuliya Lord.

Chinese Art

Issue 19, December 2009.
“Play Ink – Ink Play” exhibition of modern Chinese theatrical opera painting, Lviv Art Palace (Kopernyka str., 15), December 8 until January 5 This exhibition featuring works of art used in performances at the Beijing Opera has been on tour for over a decade and has proved enormously popular around the world.

Ice Art Invasion!

Issue 19, December 2009.
Snow and ice sculpture festival, Rynok Square and Lviv old town, early January Lviv has always been famed as a city of inspired artists and so it has come as no surprise to see that the art of ice sculpture is thriving in the West Ukrainian capital.

Traditional Folksy Christmas in Lviv!

Issue 19, December 2009.
Christmas and New Year festive season, events across town and throughout Lviv Oblast As one of the great historic crossroads between the Orthodox and Catholic worlds, Lviv has always been a little corner of Europe where Christmas is celebrated with particular gusto and brotherly love. The adherence to two separate religious calendars which marks the city’s legendary inter-faith plurality means that Leopolitans get to celebrate Christmas from mid-December until well beyond the Julian calendar nostalgia of Old New Year on January 14, making it the longest holiday period in an annual Lviv calendar which is already generously attired with feast days and extended breaks.

SALUS FOUNDATION presents culinary show contest “Taste of Life” dedicated “World ANTI AIDS Day”

Issue 18, November 2009.
On November 30, Lviv’s College of Restaurant services and tourism (Pulyja str., 36) will host culinary contest “Taste of Life” dedicated to World fight against AIDS.

Lviv UEFA Cup Bid Continues

Issue 18, November 2009.
Karpaty Lviv vs. Illychivets Mariupol, Ukraina Stadium, 28 November, kick-off at 19.00 West Ukraine is seriously under-represented in the Ukrainian Premier League, with just two sides west of the Dnipro River...

French Cultural Treat est Arrive!

Issue 18, November 2009.
Grand opening of new Alliance Francaise Foundation premises in Lviv featuring exhibition of the works of French painter Andre Jolivet, 23 November – 19 December, Lviv Art Gallery (Stefanyka Str. 3) This month sees an art exhibition of flowery French charm in Lviv as the global efforts of the Francaise Foundation to promote Gallic language and culture expands in the capital of West Ukraine with a new and improved centre at 18a Ogienka Street.