Upcoming Lviv

Screening of ‘Oceans’ documentary film by Jacques Perrin, this November

Issue 28, October 2010.
At a venue and time which was yet to be confirmed prior to publishing deadline, this event will offer a calming and inspirational look at the world we live in. Originally screened worldwide at 1,200 theatres to mark Earth day 2010 (April 22), this film by French master moviemaker Jacques Perrin offers a window into the largely unexplored world of marine biology from the polar wastes to the tropics.

New German Films international kino festival, Kiev Cinema (8 Shevchenko Avenue) from 4 November

Issue 28, October 2010.
This autumn’s season of international cinema keeps on giving with early November’s glimpse of contemporary German kino. The German cinema industry was once one of the finest in the world, producing many of the most memorable classics of the early age of cinematography.

AUTUMN KINO! Spanish and Scandinavian short film screenings, October-November

Issue 28, October 2010.
This autumn Leopolitan film buffs will be treated to a feast of international kino including this double act of Spanish and Scandinavian shorts.

LVIV FASHION WEEK Spring/Summer 2011 catwalk shows, 28—31 October.

Issue 28, October 2010.
The special guest at this October’s seasonal shows will be world famous Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada, who will be in Ukraine for the first time. Another international guest expected to grab the headlines is leading Polish designer Joanna Klimas, who is thought to have been encouraged to participate by the romantic notions many of her countrymen continue to hold regarding Lviv’s elegant Polish past.

65th International Session of the European Youth Parliament in Lviv

Issue 27, September 2010.
Between 22nd and 30th October 2010, Lviv will gather about 300 youngsters from all over Europe, to discuss European politics and live their European citizenship at the 65th International Session of the European Youth Parliament. The youngsters will discuss current topics of European politics and draft resolutions which will then be debated according to the rules of the European Parliament.

American Culture Season in Lviv, October 4—11, venues across the city

Issue 27, September 2010.
This October will see Americana showcased in all its glory throughout a week of cultural events as part of Lviv’s first ever ‘Days of American Culture’ festival. This project, which is being supported by the US Embassy in Ukraine along with the Pidhirsci Castle Fund, will feature a concert from American blues musician Melvin Taylor and a host of literary evenings and performances by visiting American artists.

Picasso Jazz Hall presents The Groove Syndicate (UK, Poland), September 29, Picasso Club (88 Zelena Street)

Issue 27, September 2010.
This September one of Lviv’s most famous nightlife venues will continue its recent jazz tradition with a concert from Anglo-Polish funk threesome The Groove Syndicate (Szymon Fortuna (Poland) Geoff Bartholomew and Rob Paterson (UK).

Okimono: for the first time in Eastern Europe, Exhibition of Japanese sculpture, September 17—November 9, Pototsky Palace (Kopernika Str,15)

Issue 27, September 2010.
This September Lviv’s National Art Gallery together with the Feldman Collection will present a rare autumn treat for fans of oriental art: an exhibition of exquisite Japanese carvings and sculptures. For more than a month Pototsky Palace will host some of the most striking pieces from Olexander Feldman’s collection, which features a total of 220 okimono items.

16th Annual International Avant-Garde Music Festival “Contrasts”, 25 September — 5 October, Lviv Philharmonic Society Theatre (7, Chaikovsky Str., Lviv)

Issue 27, September 2010.
The ‘Contrasts’ International Modern Music Festival is a unique musical event which offers true aesthetic pleasure for connoisseurs of both the more traditional classics and modern music. This festival has been taking place in Lviv since 1995 and has already established its own traditions.

Manhattan Short Film Festival screenings, September 30 —October 3, Lviv Art Palace (Kopernika Str., 17)

Issue 27, September 2010.
An extraordinary global event will take place from September 30 to October 3 as over 100,000 people in more than 200 cities across six continents gather in cinemas, galleries, museums and cafes for one purpose: to view and vote on the finalist movies in the annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. Results of global voting will be announced on October 3 in New York.