Lviv Society

Etnovyr International Folklore Festival

Issue 126, September 2019.
The lively Etnovyr International Folklore Festival took place in Lviv on 21-25 August. Colourful performances of foreign ensembles, eye-catching parades of participants through the city centre, evenings of friendship, and song and dance workshops created an authentically rich multicultural atmosphere in the Western Ukrainian capital throughout the week.

Jazz Me Up Networking Cocktail by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

Issue 125, July 2019.
Every summer, Lviv becomes a Jazz capital of Ukraine and a place-to-be for all music lovers. American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine Members, partners and friends enjoyed a holiday-like atmosphere while managing to meet lots of new contacts at Jazz Me Up Networking Cocktail in Lviv.

President Introduces New Governor of Lviv Region

Issue 125, July 2019.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi introduced Lviv Region’s new governor at a working meeting with local authorities and opinion leaders at Lviv State University on 6 July. Markian Malskyi, the new Lviv Oblast Governor, is a lawyer that has worked with several law firms, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris and Arzinger here in Lviv.

Lviv IT Jazz 2019

Issue 125, July 2019.
Lviv’s Lem Station hosted the fourth Lviv IT Jazz conference as part of the Leopolis Jazz Fest programme on 28 June. The event brought together IT company leaders, government officials, and investors, who used the opportunity to discuss the breakthroughs and challenges of Ukrainian IT and creative industries as well as discuss future investment trends.

Leopolis Jazz Fest 2019

Issue 125, July 2019.
Concerts featuring over a hundred world class musicians, performing on three stages in the city’s downtown area, over 100,000 spectators and around 200 accredited press reporters – this is story of the Leopolis Jazz Fest of the previous years. The first festival was successfully held in 2011.

Ukrainian Haute Couture’ Celebrates Jubilee

Issue 125, July 2019.
Famed Ukrainian designer Oksana Karavantska delighted Leopolitan fashionistas and guests of the city with the 5th edition of her wonderful ‘Ukrainian Haute Couture’ fashion show on 28 June. Held as part of the Leopolis Jazz Fest programme and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland, this year’s show was hosted at the picturesque Metropolitan A. Sheptytskyi Gardens.

Leopolis Grand Prix 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
The Leopolis Grand Prix, a retro car festival held in Lviv to honour the city’s great motoring past, was held over the 31 May – 2 June weekend. This year’s event celebrated the 85th anniversary of the first Leopolis Grand Prix, held in 1932.

Lviv Media Forum 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
Over 1000 participants gathered at Arena Lviv for the Lviv Media Forum last month, including experts from international publications and leading thinktanks, journalists, bloggers, analysts, media managers, and students.

Mrs. Eastern Europe 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv’s ‘Park. Art of Rest’ leisure complex hosted the finals for the Ms. Eastern Europe 2019 beauty contest on 22 May. The event was organised by Ulyana Oksenyuk – Mrs. Ukraine Universe 2018 – and was themed after ‘Beauty in Action: Business, Parenthood, and Charity’.

Polish First Lady Visits Lviv

Issue 124, June 2019.
Agata Kornhauser-Duda, the First Lady of Poland, married to Polish President Andrzej Duda stopped by Lviv for several days in the beginning of June. While in the Western Ukrainian capital, Kornhauser-Duda took part in the Polish-Ukrainian Children’s Day event that saw nearly 1000 kids take part in an entertaining program.