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Dear citizens and guests of Lviv! Lviv’s proud status of the cultural capital of Ukraine is both an achievement and a commitment to keep its high reputation up. For the last years Lviv has created a number of new cultural projects, not forgetting to support traditional artistic events. Lviv citizens as well as annually growing number of tourists expe- rienced Lviv not only as a city famous for its ancient architecture, but also as a city of creative, active and positive people. A good festival is a meeting of good performers with good spectators. I am very proud of our artists and a wonderful atmosphere they create together with the festival visitors. With kind intentions, optimism and emotional rising we will together glorify Lviv – the best city in the world. Welcome to Lviv! Mayor of Lviv Mr. Andriy Sadovyy 21 The 29th International Musical Festival «Virtuosi» 22 The 3rd «Wiz-Art» International festival 23 «Ancient Lviv» Medieval Culture Festival 24 «Young Talents in Ward of King Danylo» – Festival of young painters 25 «Fairy-Tale in the Groove» – The 7th theatre festival for children 26 «Summer on the Rynok Square» Art Festival 27 The 2nd Lviv Beer Festival 28 The 4th Organ Music Festival «Diapason» 29 «The Land of Dreams» International Ethnic festival 1 Christmas Holidays in Lviv 30 The 2nd «LvivKlezFest» 2 «Christmas Star Shine» Festival 31 Cheese & Wine Holiday 3 The 11 th Christmas Festival «Velyka Koliada» 32 Festyny Diany (Diana’s Feast) («The Great Christmas Carol») 33 The 3rd International Folklore Festival «Etnovyr» («Ethnowhirl») 4 The 3rd Pampukh’s Holiday 34 Independence Day 5 Ethno Disco Festival 35 The 5th International Independent Film Festival «KinoLev – 2010» 6 The 3rd Chocolate Day 36 Bread Day 7 Great Ukrainian Poet T. Shevchenko Commemorative Days 37 The 3rd Week of Contemporary Art 8 Easter in Lviv 38 MediaDepo 9 «The Great Hayivka» Feast 39 Brass Band Festival 10 «Lviv Fashion Week» 40 The 17th Lviv International Book Fair 11 Street Dance Festival 41 The 4th City Holiday «Have a Cup of Coffee in Lviv» 12 Children Readings Festival «Publishers’ Forum for Children» 42 The 16th International Avant-Garde Music Festival «Contrasts» 13 The 3rd City Holiday «The Batyar’s Day» 43 «Vereteno» («Spindel») Authentic Art festival 14 «Flugery L’vova» («Weather-Vanes of Lviv») – the 8th International Jazz Festival 44 «Golden Lion» International Theatre Festival 15 «Friends’ World» International Children’s Art Festival 45 The 8th Festival of the Ancient Music 16 «Lviv – the Capital of Handicrafts» Festival 46 The 4th Blacksmith Art Festival «Zaliznyy Lev» («The Iron Lion») 17 Lviv City Day, Parade-Carnival 47 The 2nd Tourist Conference «Win with Lion!» 18 The Mother’s Day 48 The 6th Festival «Drabyna» («The Ladder») 19 Museums Night 49 The 10 th International festival «Jazz Bez» 20 «Field of Songs» Festival 50 St. Nicolas’s Day Lviv is an extremely attractive tourist centre of Ukraine. It is a city of mag- nificent architectural landmarks: impressive temples and ancient squares, cosy narrow streets, museums and galleries housing artistic masterpieces of different historical epochs… Carefully preserving the historical heritage, Lviv citizens always try to demonstrate their up-to-dateness. It was in Lviv where traditional cel- ebration of the holidays has got a new format of various theme festivals. Creative spirit of the carved in stones centuries’ mystery is as if invisibly breathing everywhere in Lviv. This city produces the majority of new art and modern culture trends in the country, as well as the ideas of vari- ous interesting entertainments. No wonder that 50 different festivals are listed in Lviv Calendar of Events 2010. According to the old beliefs every uttered, written or otherwise manifest- ed number has its magic power. Number «5» symbolizes strong energy, enthusiasm, discovery of new phenomena, progress, risk and passion for the unusual. Number «0» symbolizes trust, stability, confidence and abil- ity to open heart undertakings. Symbolic digits of 50 Lviv festivals presuppose combination of traditional artistic events and the initiation of new ones, thus creating a magic orna- ment of the Festival Lviv where you’re sure to find a vast array of different events to suit all tastes. There’s so much happening in Lviv all year round. Whether you visit Lviv in spring, summer, autumn or winter you’re to feel the atmosphere of a holiday! Enjoy visit to the Festival Capital of Ukraine! Here are our top highlights to help you plan your Lviv diary. www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua Christmas «Christmas Star Shine» Holidays in Lviv Festival Dates: 06-21 January 2010 Dates: 07-08 January 2010 Location: Lviv Medieval Centre Location: 07 January – Museum of Folk Architecture Web: www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua and Rural Life in the Open Air (1, Chernecha Hora) Tel.: +38 +38 (032) 235 48 82 08 January – City centre (Rynok Square, Svoboda (Freedom) Avenue, St. Yura Place) The city of Lviv has always been preserving authentic Ukrainian traditions. Web: www.skansen.lviv.ua That is why Christmas celebration is full of a special charm here. Lviv citi- Tel.: +38 (032) 243 78 23, 247 03 81 zens carefully cherish old customs and create new modern versions of different stylish amusements. The Festival revives the tradition of creating large Christmas stars During the whole month of Christmas Holidays you’ll have a pleasure to (1,5-2 m), the main symbols of Christmas. On the 7th of January you’ll admire beautiful melodies of kolyada (traditional Ukrainian Christmas have a chance to participate in the Nativity plays amateur perform- carol), to smile watching Nativity plays amateur performances, to listen ances, wearing traditional costumes, join Christmas singers, taste pam- to the street and church concerts or visit various festivals, fairs and mar- pukhs and uzvar (fragrant dried fruits compote). On the 8th of January kets throughout Lviv centre. You may buy unique handicraft presents here, you’ll be fascinated by the festive walk of star keepers, carol singers, cheer hot vine or indulge in eating tasty Christmas sweets! Pampukhs or Vertep - Nativity plays performers in the city downtown. We invite you 1 Christmas Dougnuts, Puffs (sort of fritter) are season’s favourites! to enjoy unforgettable fairy scenes! 2 www.pampuh.lviv.ua The 11th Christmas Festival The 3rd Pampukh’s «Velyka Koliada» Holiday («The Great Christmas Carol») Dates: 08-10 January 2010 Location: Rynok Square, 1 (City Hall Courtyard) Dates: 07-31 January 2010 (Gala-Concert on January, 31) Web: www.pampuh.lviv.ua Location: St. Eucharist Church Tel.: +38 (032) 294 96 44 (The Holy Communion Church) 3, Museum Place Web: www.velykakoliada.lviv.ua Small fried balls powdered with sugar are the sweet symbols of Christ- Tel.: +38 (032) 235 86 77 mas. Ukrainian «pampukhy» and «pampushky», Polish «ponczki», Rus- sian «ponchiki», Jewish «sufganiyots», American «doughnuts»…they Festival «Velyka Koliada» («The Great Christmas Carol») is undoubt- are so similar and yet so different from each other. Every family cooks edly a special, full of Holy Spirit event. More than 70 different groups, their own ones – sweet and not that sweet, filled with poppy and mar- 2000 amateur and professional singers and musicians are taking part in malade, or just empty, but all really delicious. Welcome to the Third 20 concerts. Choirs, authentic folklore groups, orchestras and brass bands City Pampukh’s Holiday! You’ll watch the process of baking, learn reci- perform traditional carols, their modern adaptations and arrangements pes and history of the Christmas dish, and taste different kinds of pam- as well as classical Christmas musical compositions. The culmination of pukhs. You’ll spend fantastic time in the atmosphere of holiday and win the festival is a gala-concert on the 31st of January. You’ll feel all the traditional prizes! It is so nice to share delight of tasting the ‘‘Christmas greatness of God and Christmas listening to the carols performed by the Sweet Hero» with your family, friends, neighbours and joyful crowd of 3 best festival choirs in the baroque church building. the Holiday participants. So, let’s enjoy ourselves! 4 www.shokolad.lviv.ua The 3rd Chocolate Day Dates: 06-08 March 2010 Location: Rynok Square Web: www.shokolad.lviv.ua Tel.: +38 (032) 294 96 44 www.krayinamriy.lviv.ua For many centuries Lviv has been rejoicing citizens and guests with the unique aura made up by coffee and chocolate aromas felt everywhere in Lviv. Delicious Lviv sweets have their long history. In the Middle Ages Ethno Disco Festival Lviv citizens tasted French and Oriental chocolate for the first time. Lat- er local confectioners and bakery masters began to produce their own diverse sweet goodies. At the beginning of the XXth century there used to be a confectionery practically in every house of the modern Svoboda Dates: 13 January 2010 and Shevchenko Avenues. Lviv became the second European capital of Location: Palace «Ukraine« (18, Melnyka Street) chocolate, after Swiss Berne. Web: www.krayinamriy.lviv.ua His Majesty Chocolate has won Lviv citizens’ hearts forever. People eat Tel.: +38 (032) 237 73 33 and drink, give it as gifts and enjoy themselves, they dream about choc- olate. It is a necessary present while visiting friends, making proposals, «Let’s jump up and down dancing in Ethno-Disco style!»- the initiator having guests. Only in the sweetest city of Ukraine chocolate has its of «Land of Dreams Festival» Oleh Skrypka sings. In the evening, on the special name «chokolyada». Lviv citizens have even invented their own 13th of January, on Melanka’s folk holiday you are invited to partici- currency - when they want to express gratitude to somebody, they usu- pate in the popular «Vechornytsi Ethno Disco» or «Ethno Disco Evening ally say: «I owe you a chocolate». Party». Joining old and modern national traditions, the action combines Lviv Chocolate Day invites you to enjoy baking and tasting of the long- old dances, songs, and Ukrainian poetry with the ultra modern wild est chocolate cake, to take chocolate making classes, observe chocolate dance rhythms and funny surprises. The highlight of the holiday is the fountains and sweets cascades, join competitions or games for children Old Folk Dances School where everyone gets the opportunity to follow and adults, visit concerts and theatre performances. Nowhere else you basic movements of the popular flaming dances «Hrechanyky», «Oyra», can watch the whole process of chocolates producing at the impromptu and «Hopak». Obligatory dress code is a Ukrainian national costume or chocolate factory, but in Lviv. Make a sweet present to your family, join 5 at least its elements on you favourite dress. Lviv Chocolate Day! 6 Great Ukrainian www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua Poet T. Shevchenko Commemorative Days Dates: 09-10 March 2010 Location: City centre, museums and concert halls Easter in Lviv Web: www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua Tel.: +38 (032) 235 48 82 Dates: 03-06 April 2010 Location: Central part of the city, Open Air Museum The tradition of commemorating Taras Shevchenko during the month of of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora Strreet) March has a long history in Lviv. Taras Shevchenko is not only a genius Web: www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua poet, but a personification of Ukrainian independent soul! The square in Tel.: +38 (032) 243 78 23, 247 03 81 front of the monument to Shevchenko becomes the celebrations centre for several spring days. People are gathering there to read and to listen Easter is a family holiday in Ukraine and Lviv is the best place to feel to the immortal poems and songs to words by Shevchenko. They speak this atmosphere. It is only here that the family spirit is present in each about the importance of following Taras Shevchenko’s example of a hu- temple, on every square and in each street where traditional Easter manist and patriot. That is a time for everyone to realize Shevchenko’s folklore celebrations, fairs, concerts and theatre performances take place in his own life. place. World known Ukrainian Easter eggs, embroidery, ceramics, deco- «The Shevchenko Fest» contest may be considered a continuation of the rations, woodcarvings are attracting all the guests of the Easter Markets. Commemorative Days. Every May young authors are competing for the Traditional joyful «Hayivka» – Ukrainian Easter picnic combined with awards in the nominations «Songs to Shevchenko words», «Poetry» and songs, games and dances will bring spring not only to the nature but to 7 «Shevchenko’s Subjects in Visual Art». your heart as well. 8 «The Great Hayivka» Feast Dates: : 04-06 April 2010 Location: Central part of the city, Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora Strreet) Web: www.skansen.lviv.ua «Lviv Fashion Week» Tel.: +38 (032) 243 78 23, 247 03 81 Dates: 09-11 April 2010, 21-24 October 2010 Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life annually hosts the Location: Central part of the city ethnographic festival «The Great Hayivka». Hayivkas are spring songs, Web: www.lvivfashionweek.com sung during the Easter holiday. Easter Eggs Decorating Classes usually Tel.: +38 (032) 243 39 27 start a few weeks before the festival. The «Easter Egg for the Sweetheart» contest in the Shevchenko Grove, Lviv Fashion Weeks are traditionally held in spring and autumn. For three games and dances for children on the Willow Kitten Lawn, Easter presents days you will be appraising up to thirty collections of Ukrainian and for- market, concerts and refreshments are the integral events of the Feast. eign designers. Fashion-shows are followed by the exhibitions of contem- «The Great Hayivka» is the Easter meeting point for families, old friends porary art – painting, drawing, photography, thus creating the overall 9 as well as all Lviv citizens and guests. special artistic atmosphere of the events. 10 Children Readings Festival «Publishers’ Forum for Children» Street Dance Festival Dates: 29 April - 01 May 2010 Dates: 24 April 2010 Location: Lviv Gallery of Arts, 17, Copernicus Street Location: Central part of the city Web: www.bookforum.com.ua Web: www.fri.net.ua Tel.: +38 (032) 276 41 52 Tel.: +38 (032) 271 95 17 Children Readings Festival is one of few in the Central and Eastern Europe. Project «Street Dance» is an attempt to create a new look of the tradi- It is entirely dedicated to the literature for children. Especially for young tional city street life. This usually beautiful spring day the best dancers of readers and their parents a book fair, presentations of the children lit- Ukraine gather in Lviv to show their art, among them talented and active erature publishing houses, meetings with writers, master classes, books young people from Lviv. Dancing is their style of life. Come and join them, competitions and lotteries, charity events and discussions of the special- 11 it will be fun and jovial. ists are arranged. Make a good present to your child! 12 www.batyar.lviv.ua The 3rd City Holiday «The Batyar’s Day» «Flugery L’vova» («Weather-Vanes of Lviv») – the 8th International Dates: 01 May 2010 Location: Rynok (Market) Square Jazz Festival Web: www.batyar.lviv.ua Tel.: +38 (032) 294 96 44 You’ll get a unique opportunity to dive into stylistics and atmosphere of the authentic Lviv phenomenon – the Batyars’ World. That is a world with Dates: 01-04 May 2010 its own street language and city folklore of the beginning of the XX cen- Location: Rynok Square (City Hall Courtyard) tury. Lviv Batyar is a freedom – loving, witty, gallant and romantic idler. Web: www.dzyga.com.ua Taking part in the Batyar’s Day programme visitors and citizens eas- Tel.: +38 (032) 244 47 78 ily catch special feeling of immortal Lviv spirit and the old city humour. Concerts of Batyars’ bands, different funny competitions, and quizzes for Ethno-Jazz Festival «Flugery L’vova» in the City Hall Courtyard becomes children, retro – movie festival, Batyars’ songs and dances master-classes one of the top popular actions of Lviv City Day programme every year. for everybody, as well as tasty refreshments and drinks are everywhere For three days the Festival welcomes world-class musicians in Lviv, pre- to enjoy all the participants of the city holiday. senting international stars and fresh new talents from the Ukraine’s own Being Batyar is universal. It does not depend upon ethnic, religious or po- burgeoning scene. Every year free event is enabling a huge number of litical belongings. It is just a special kind of self-identification with the na- people to enjoy the outstanding selection of jazz music and spend a good 13 tive beloved city. Batyars of the whole world, unite! Join Lviv jolly crowd! time in a good company. 14 «Lviv – the Capital «Friends’ World» of Handicrafts» International Children’s Festival Art Festival Dates: 07-09 May, 21-24 August, 11-20 December 2010 Location: Rynok (Market) Square, Arsenalna Square, Dates: 06-10 May 2010 Pidvalna Street, «Mystets’ka (Artistic) Fosa» Location: Web: www.idem.org.ua Youth Arts Centre «The Rainbow» (47, Antonovycha Street), Tel.: +38 (032) 295 69 68, 254 61 55 Lviv Philharmonic Society Concert Hall (7, Tchaikovsky Street), Rynok (Market) Square, Open Air Museum of Folk Lviv has always been famous for its craftsmen in Europe. Traditional Architecture and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora) festival of Lviv handicrafts is not only a fair but a presentation of the Tel.: +38 (032) 237 24 22 craft guilds, direct personal contacts with well-known artists, master classes and open-air exhibitions and entertainments everywhere in the Annual International Children’s Art Festival «Friends’ World» is a special city historical centre. point of the Mother’s Day programme. Folk music groups, Ukrainian tra- Many prominent artists together with brewers, cheese makers, cookery ditional musical instruments bandura and sopilka (pipe) players, dance experts, beekeepers, blacksmiths, potters, stonecutters, weavers, fur and vocal ensembles are among the festival participants. The festival dressers, jewellers, stained-glass masters, gun smiths, ceramists and provides all children the opportunity to experience arts from around the engravers are taking active part in «Lviv – the Capital of Handicrafts» globe and across the country, to share traditions and meet new friends. Festival. Absolutely fantastic decorative art goods such as batik, folk Enjoy the universal world of art and wonder the friendly spirit and imagi- toys, embroidery, and leather goods have their special place attracting 15 nation of children! attention of all the guests. 16 www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua Lviv City Day, Parade-Carnival Dates: 08-10 May 2010 Location: Central part of the city Web: www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua Tel.: +38 (032) 235 48 82 The Mother’s Day «Where else can you feel as fine as here?» Annually this question gets the same answer: «Only in Lviv», at the time of the City Day celebra- Dates: 09 May 2010 tions. That is a holiday of great entertainment traditions: impressive Location: Rynok (Market) Square, street theatre performances, concerts and festivals. Holiday events in- Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life clude performances of jazz, world music, rock and pop, dance, comedy, Web: www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua film premières and award ceremonies to fit any taste. Tel.: +38 (032) 235 48 82 In 2010 the guests will have the opportunity to enjoy thousands of participants of the Great Street Parade-Carnival. Among them: children The Mother’s Day in Ukrainian Galicia is being celebrated on the second amateur groups, armoured knights, walking on stilts actors, carriages Sunday of May. Children love to make presents to their mothers with with angels, city sightseeing car-train called «A Miracle Train» bringing their talents and handmade gifts that day. Lviv citizens and guests of the disable children to the holiday, members of youth and sport organiza- city have the opportunity to admire children and their mothers dancing, tions, folk dance ensembles, representatives of national minorities and singing, exhibiting paintings and crafts, taking part in competitions and public organizations... All the parade is singing, dancing and performing. festive actions. All the theatres prepare special performances devoted 17 This colourful festive action unites Lviv citizens and guests every year. to the Mother’s Day. Nice day to visit Lviv! 18 «Field of Songs» Museums Night Festival Dates: 15-16 May 2010 Dates: 16 May 2010 Location: Museums of Lviv Location: Air Museum of Folk Architecture Web: www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora Street) Tel.: +38 (032) 235 48 82 Web: www.skansen.lviv.ua Tel.: +38 (032) 243 78 23, 247 03 81 Visit Lviv when all the museums are open from the early morning till the midnight and special exhibitions and actions are organized for the visitors. Traditional Lviv Ukrainian Song Festival is an important event in Ukrainian The guests are invited to listen to the jazz program observing paintings of culture and social life. About 5 000 best singers from Lviv and different re- the XXth. century beginning, listen to the poetry accompanied by lyrical gions of Ukraine altogether participate in the event. Although usually folk- music in the portrait halls, visit theatre performances and classical music songs and classical choir songs are sung, recently new modern songs have concerts in the museums or watch movies about the museums on the been incorporated into the repertoire. Basically the largest choir in Ukraine outdoor screens… Unique collections of the eighteen Lviv museums are getting kitted out in national dress and singing their hearts out will impress 19 waiting to thrill you! everybody! Visit traditional Galician festival «Field of Songs»! 20 The 29th International Musical Festival The 3rd «Wiz-Art» «Virtuosi» International festival Dates: 16 May - 06 June 2010 Location: Lviv Regional Philharmonic Society Dates: 20-23 May 2010 Concert Hall (7, Tchaikovsky Street) Location: Location: Lviv Palace of Arts (17, Copernicus Street) Web: www.philharmonia.lviv.ua Web: www.wiz-art.com.ua Tel.: +38 (032) 272 10 42 (box office), Tel.: (063) 62 86 773 272 67 25, 097 700 83 58 (marketing department) That is a festival of short films produced during the last year: fiction The «Virtuosi» («Virtuosos») festival is a popular three-week summer films and animations, video art, experimental movies and video artists’ season of daily classical music concerts. The event was founded in 1882, presentations. and now each season consists of over 30 concerts of the well known Festival program consists of the competition and out-of-competition musicians and orchestras. That is a period when many musical stars, blocks. The winners of the competition are determined by the jury in winners of the prestigious international contests, are gathering in Lviv the following nominations: «Fiction Film», «Animation», and «Experi- to perform! The «Virtuosi» festival time in Lviv is a paradise for opera mental Movie». After each film show the spectators vote for the film 21 and classical music lovers! - winner of the audience award. 22 «Ancient Lviv» Medieval Culture «Young Talents Festival in Ward of King Danylo» Festival of young painters Dates: 22-23 May 2010 Location: Location: Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora), City Hall Courtyard Dates: 01 June – 01 September 2010 Web: www.silverwolf.lviv.ua Location: Lviv Palace of Arts (17, Copernicus Street), Tel.: +38 (032) 233 36 28 central part of the city, Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora Street) Imagine a totally electrifying, full day out in a medieval city. «Ancient Web: www.artclass.lviv.ua Lviv» festival invites you to meet the old - time heroes, beautiful ladies Tel.: +38 (032) 238 63 37, +38 (067) 843 97 67 and brave knights, court jesters and a city executioner directly in the me- dieval Lviv streets. Come and you’ll take the opportunity to try archery, On the 1st of June, on the occasion of the International Child Protection buy old shape smith and pottery goods, listen to the medieval music… Day the festival «Young Talents in Ward of King Danylo» is held. Children Go deep into the history of one of the oldest cities of Ukraine! are invited to take part in the open air painting session in Lviv. Next day The main event of the festival is the knights’ tournament – a colourful «Golden Easel» international contest starts and lasts throughout the show which gained its second revival. Tournament participants are the summer. The best works will be exhibited in the National Museum and representatives of numerous historical reconstruction clubs from the dif- Lviv City Hall. The year winner will be awarded with the prize - an easel 23 ferent countries of the world. made of real gold. 24 www.litonarynku.lviv.ua «Summer on the Rynok Square» «Fairy-Tale in the Groove» Art Festival The 7th theatre festival for children Dates: : 06 June - 29 August 2010 Location: Rynok Square Web: www.litonarynku.lviv.ua, www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua Dates: 05-06 June 2010 Tel.: +38 (032) 235 48 82 Location: Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora Street) Summer in Lviv Medieval Centre is full of life and music and entertain- Web: www.skansen.lviv.ua ment during all three months. In the day time master classes of artists, Tel.: +38 (032) 243 78 23, 247 03 81 blacksmiths, florists, and choreographers as well as sports presenta- tions are inviting all the guests to the Rynok Square. Numerous cosy In front of the old village cottages and on the picturesque lawns the he- cafes and refined restaurants are attracting by smells of delicious food roes of the fairy tales revive. Old Leo, Kind Fairy and Hayovyk (Kind Wood and coffee. Live music is heard everywhere in the old city. In the evening Goblin) invite little kids to participate in the show. The «Entertainment amateur and professional street tango and salsa groups and theatres, Glade» and «Tale-Narrators’ Glade» are offering children funny games ethnic and popular music orchestras, clowns and out door cinema are and meetings with the famous fairy tale narrators and fabulists. creating the atmosphere of the everyday holiday and entertainment. 25 Join the game and feel yourself a child while visiting the museum! Summer is a fantastic time to visit Lviv! 26 www.beerfest.lviv.ua The 4th Organ Music Festival «Diapason» Dates: 27 June - 25 July 2010 The 2 Lviv Beer Festival nd Location: Lviv Organ and Chamber Music Hall (8, St. Bandera Street) Web: www.organy.lviv.ua Tel.: +38 (032) 272 39 53 Dates: 11-13 June 2010 Location: Central part of the city The «Diapason» festival reminds of Lviv as the organ music centre. Lviv Web: www.beerfest.lviv.ua, www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua has got the richest organ music tradition in Ukraine. In old times the Tel.: +38 (032) 235 48 82 city competed with such known capitals as Krakow, Warsaw, Prague, Vienna, and Vilnius. Experience the excitement of the Lviv Beer Festival that maintains tradi- At the beginning of the XX century there were almost 40 organs and tions of high beer culture. This Festival is an attempt to combine the old 6 factories producing the instruments in Lviv. It is in Lviv where the recipes and traditions with modern technologies. Lviv could be called revival of organ music in Ukraine started after the WW2. St. Mary the beer capital of Ukraine. The amber drink has been brewed here Magdalene Church’s organ (Lviv Organ and Chamber Music Hall today) from 1715. No wonder that beer and ancient Lviv create the cheerful is considered to be one of the best in Europe. atmosphere of the holiday, performance and entertainment during the «Diapason» festival is an important step in the six hundred years history whole festival time. Joyful Batyar’s Lviv, Medieval Lviv, Lviv of Craftsmen of the organ music development in Lviv. Famous organists and young will be treating guests with the beer. These actions will join the most performers from all over the world are coming to Lviv annually to fasci- 27 interesting, important and the best especially for you. nate audiences with their filigree technique and passionate emotions. 28 www.krayinamriy.lviv.ua «The Land of Dreams» International Ethnic festival The 2nd «LvivKlezFest» Dates: 17 July 2010 Location: Air Museum of Folk Architecture Dates: 23-25 July 2010 and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora Street) Location: Square behind the City Arsenal Web: www.krayinamriy.lviv.ua (Former Jewish Quarter), Staroyevreyska Street Web: www.hesed.lviv.ua Life without dreams is like an ocean without water, says Oleh Skrypka, the Tel.: +38 (032) 238 98 61 initiator and organizer of the Ethno Festival Krayina Mriy and frontman of the Ukrainian rock-group Vopli Vodoplyasova. He wanted his dreams of Klezmer Feast in Lviv («LvivKlezFest») is an international festival of Jewish a folk music festival to come true — and they did. The Festival «Krayina music, song and dance. It is an attempt to revive the lost musical culture Mriy» (Land of Dreams) is an annual event, which brings together folk of Jews living in Galicia. Klez Fest is music of the Jewish bands, where mu- and ethno rock musicians, craftsmen and applied art artists. Cossack au- sicians had no idea about music notation, but could incredibly precisely thentic songs and games, kobza and sopilka (national instruments) tender reflect beauties of Jewish soul. This genre of music originated in small vil- sounds, blues and ethno hard rock are fascinating numerous public at lages and towns. the several stages erected at the venue. The very special atmosphere of Within three days of the festival Lviv citizens and guests have the oppor- the festival is always enhanced by craftsmen, who show their skills and tunity to experience klezmer music, dances, singing and as well as consort offer their wares to the eager and festively dressed mostly young crowds with participants – famous groups, dance bands and family choirs from among whom there are many wearing traditional Ukrainian clothes. many cities and countries. Come to Lviv and join us! Ukraine is one of the world leaders when it Organizers of the Festival promise tons of unforgettable emotions and in- 29 comes to celebrating. vite everyone to visit «LvivKlezFest». 30 www.cheeseandwine.com.ua Cheese & Wine Holiday Dates: 01 August 2010 Location: Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora Street) Web: www.cheeseandwine.com.ua, www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua Festyny Diany Tel.: +38 (032) 235 48 82 Why wine and cheese in Lviv? There exists a documental evidence (Diana’s Feast) of vine-growing in Lviv Region already in the 17th century AD. Lviv cli- mate was much warmer at that time so Southern hills of the High Castle, Dates: 07 August 2010 Lychakiv district, Keizerwald hills and Vynnyky suburbs have been covered Location: Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture with vineyards producing more than one hundred barrels of wine annu- and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora Street) ally. Monks and monasteries of the Roman Catholic Church have also had Web: www.festyndiany.org an important influence on the history of the regional wine. Living in a big trade centre, Lviv citizens very well knew and appreciated refined Greek, The hunting goddess Diana, the patroness of wild animals and wood- Italian, Spanish, Hungarian wines as well. lands invites all, who love nature, dogs and hunting to celebrate the What’s the best to be served with good wine? Cheese, of course. Being International Hunters Day in Lviv. real gourmands Lviv citizens borrowed traditions of cheese making from The participants will enjoy the presentation of hunting traditions, hunt- the neighbouring countries. So, the words «cheese» and «wine» started ing trophies and guns display, tasting favourite hunters’ dishes and to be used together in Lviv in the Middle Ages! drinks, and a rare demonstration of the most romantic kind of hunt- Cheese & Wine Holiday is a fantastic opportunity to learn Ukrainian tradi- ing - falconry. tions, to taste good wines and cheese in the open air, to visit fairs and Everyone can learn secrets of hunting at the master classes. Dogs – the folklore concerts, to enjoy animations and different competitions. faithful friends of the Goddess will compete for the «Diana’s Cup». 31 Lviv awaits real gourmands! The forge sound invites everybody to move in the open air! 32 www.etnovyr.org.ua www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua The 3rd International Folklore Festival «Etnovyr» («Ethnowhirl») Dates: 20-24 August 2010 Location: Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora Street), Independence Day Rynok (Market) Square, square in front of the Opera House Web: www.etnovyr.org.ua Dates: 21-24 August 2010 Tel.: +38 (032) 235 48 82 Location: Centre of the city, city squares, concert halls Web: www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua International Folklore festival «Etnovyr», initiated by UNESCO’s Interna- Tel.: +38 (032) 235 48 82 tional Council of Organizations for Folklore Festivals and Folk Art (CIOFF) gathers together groups from Slavonic countries such as Czech Republic, Independence Day is a special event in Lviv. On the eve of the holiday Poland as well as from Macedonia, France (Martinique), Israel (Palestine the city’s pace changes. Everyone awaits the street performances, artis- Autonomy), India, Mexico, Cyprus, etc. in Lviv. Their impressive dancing tic events and the festive concert. miniatures combine traditional folklore, old ritual and modern brisk danc- Wearing embroidered national shirts on the Independence Day became es. Musical traditions are also represented by the unique musical instru- a tradition among Lviv citizens. Already in the morning the city starts ments. The number and variety of cultures and colours in Lviv streets is flourishing with the colours of national costumes. The celebrations last unforgettably impressive. for several days during which you can visit Folklore Festival «Ethnow- Bright recollection about the colourful costumes and artistic performances hirl», International Independent Film Festival «LeoFilm», concerts and 33 won’t leave you till the next festival! the Parade of Embroidery. 34 The 5th International Independent Film Festival «KinoLev-2010» Dates: 21-24 August 2010 Location: 18, Valova Street, Bernanden Garden Bread Day (Museum of Ideas’ yard), Les’ Kurbas theatre, Opera House Web: www.idem.org.ua Dates: 22 August 2010 Tel.: +38 (032) 295 69 68 Location: Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora Street) The main criterion of the film selection for the festival is the young Web: www.dobryjhlib.com.ua film makers’ independent view upon the world problems. Competi- Tel.: +38 (032) 245 84 06, 245 84 24 tion programs, presentations and professional meetings, premiers and retrospective shows, exhibitions and cinema school «FilmKio» are in Lviv citizens and guests love to visit the Open Air Museum of Folk the «KinoLev - 2010» festival programme. Traditional festival themes Architecture and Rural Life at the time of the Bread Day. The celebra- are « Young Cinema», «World’s idea of Ukraine and Ukrainians», «The tion starts with blessings of round loaves of bread in the old church Festival of Festivals», «Silent Movie Classics», and «The Best Ukrainian and festive walk around the museum park. The participants have the Movie Translation». opportunity to taste and to buy bread baked according to old recipes, «LeoFilm – 2010» is dedicated to the 80th jubilee of Federiko Fellini. to learn old traditions of respect to bread or to join competitions and Fellini’s best films will be for the first time translated into Ukrainian entertainments. 35 especially for the «KinoLev - 2010» festival. Everybody is cordially invited to participate! 36 www.mediadepo.org.ua The 3rd Week of Contemporary Art Dates: 22-29 August 2010 MediaDepo Location: ГArt Gallery «Dzyga», «The Jam Factory» (124, B.Khmelnytskyi Street), central part of the city Dates: 22-29 August 2010 Web: www.dzyga.com.ua Location: Public Space of Lviv, Central and Eastern Europe Tel.: +38 (032) 244 47 78 City History Centre (6, Bohomoltsya Street) Web: www.mediadepo.org.ua, www.lvivcenter.org «Week of Contemporary Art» lights up the problems of the modern art, Tel.: +38 (067) 4161962, +38 (032) 275 17 34 demonstrating its ways of development and new artistic language of communication with the society. Different kinds of artistic performanc- MediaDepo is a project that covers contemporary art and digital tech- es and installations, new media art and experimental electronic music, nologies. Every year it demonstrates the best works of international film shows and discussions, lectures and master classes are on the list media festivals – video art and artistic animation, short movies, hybrid 37 of the rich program for specialists and art lovers. interactive media, and experimental electronic music. 38 www.bookforum.com.ua The 17th Lviv International Book Fair Dates: 16-19 September 2010 Location: The Palace of Arts (17, Copernicus Street) Web: www.bookforum.com.ua Brass Band Festival Tel.: +38 (032) 276 41 52 Lviv International Book Fair («Lviv Publisher’s Forum»), the biggest in Ukraine is included into the Frankfurt Calendar of the World Largest Dates: 28-29 August 2010 International Book Fairs. It is a meeting place for the industry’s experts, Location: Rynok (Market) Square, be they publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors. Museum Square (in front of Pototsky’s Palace) Number of public visiting Forum usually strikes the prominent authors - Web: www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua guests of the event. The Publishes’ Forum programme includes: a book Tel.: +38 (032) 247 14 70, 235 48 82 fair, the 5th International Literary Festival (15-19.09.2010) and the «Night of poetry and music non-stop» action; business forum, charity Everyone can enjoy listening to the brass music of different epochs and and artistic events, new books presentations and meetings with writers. participate in the brass bands parade. Among the participants there are Different art-video shows, artistic exhibitions and rock bands concerts brass orchestras from Lviv and foreign countries. Final concert of the fes- will accompany forum. Forum promotes book and reading. It is the best tival annually finishes by the «The Anthem of the United Europe» and the opportunity for the publishers to present new books and develop their 39 traditional song «Only in Lviv» performed by the joint orchestra. professionalism. 40 www.coffeefest.lviv.ua The 4th City Holiday «Have a Cup of Coffee in Lviv» Dates: 25-26 September 2010 Location: Rynok (Market) Square The 16th International Web: www.coffeefest.lviv.ua Tel.: +38 (032) 294 96 44 Avant-Garde Music Lviv has always been famous for its coffee. In 1683 Yuriy Kulchytskyi, Cossack from Lviv Region, founded the first coffee-house in Vienna «Hof Festival «Contrasts» zur Blauen Flasche», which was one of the few at that time in Europe. Who knows, maybe owing to Yuriy Kulchytskyi, Lviv became known as Dates: 25 September - 5 October 2010 the coffee capital of Galicia. Location: City Coffee Festival promotes Lviv coffee culture since 2007. Everyone Lviv Philharmonic Society Building (7, Tchaikovsky Street) can take a coffee tour of Lviv and taste «festival» coffee in the numer- Web: www.philharmonia.lviv.ua ous houses that day. All cafes use their exclusive recipes and high qual- Tel.: +38 (032) 272 10 42 (box office), 272 67 25, ity coffee to create a real holiday of delight for the customers. Fragrant +38 (097) 700 83 58 coffee and meeting people are two indispensable elements of the Cof- (marketing department) fee Festival in Lviv. The top event of the festival is Coffee King’s and Queen’s tour round International Avant-Garde Music Festival «Contrasts» was founded in 1995. Lviv coffee-houses with the aim to choose a winner of the festival – the Every year the number of the well known participants grows, thus attract- best Lviv café of the year. All the guests are invited to the coffee and cof- ing more and more public and journalists’ attention. fee plate’s fair, historical presentations of the coffee drinking traditions, The idea of the festival is to represent the variety of musical forms, styles, retro and jazz music concerts. Welcome to Lviv! We’ll find a special cof- genres and interpretations emphasizing special, often contrast character 41 fee and a cosy café to delight everyone! of a new music. 42 «Golden Lion» International Theatre Festival «Vereteno» («Spindel») Authentic Art festival Dates: 01-10 October 2010 Location: Lviv theatres, central part of the city Web: www.voskresinnia.eu, www.golden-lion.com.ua Tel.: +38 (032) 261 63 10, 297 53 96 Dates: 26 September 2010 Location: Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture «Golden Lion» Theatre Festival is very popular not only in Lviv, but in the and Rural Life (1, Chernecha Hora Street) whole Eastern Europe. Founded in 1992, it is not only a famous street Web: www.skansen.lviv.ua theatres show and presentation of the European traditions, but the most Tel.: +38 (032) 243 78 23, 247 03 81 prestigious theatre forum in Ukraine. Every year Lviv turns into a huge theatre stage for the popular performances, premiers and experimental «Vereteno» festival is gathering authentic groups from all regions of works of the young directors. More than 25 thousand actors from all over the Western Ukraine. They represent traditional folk art: very old songs, the world had already taken part in the festival. All performances are folk trio musicians’ performances, ritual ceremonies which recall the presented in the original languages. ancestors’ lifestyle. Street parades of the moving on the stilts actors and impressive fire show Classes of weaving, stove decorating and reeled doll making are very traditionally open the festival. popular among children. Everyone who loves dancing is invited to the »Golden Lion» Theatre Festival is a member of such organizations as ancient authentic dance lessons. Informal European Theatre Meetings (IETM) and International Festivals 43 Come to discover immortal authentic art and traditions! and Event Association (IFEA). 44 The 8th Festival of the Ancient Music Dates: 01-10 October 2010 The 4th Blacksmith Art Location: Lviv Organ and Chamber Music Hall (8, S.Bandera Street), St. Lazarus Church – School of Singing Festival «Zaliznyy Lev» «Dudaryk» (17, Copernicus Street), Italian Courtyard of the Kornyakt’s House (6, Rynok Square) Web: www.earlymusicfest.lviv.ua («The Iron Lion») Tel.: +38 (032) 221 05 35 Dates: 15-17 October 2010 This festival is the only professional music event in Ukraine of its kind. Location: Arsenalna Square It offers the audience vocal, instrumental, church, secular and op- Web: www.zaliznyjlev.org.ua era music of different European countries. Musicians from Sweden, Tel.: +38 (067) 735 76 84 Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands. Chile, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine have been taking part in «Zaliznyy Lev» Blacksmith Art Festival gathers masters from the whole these festivals. Ukraine in Lviv. Using forge, hammer and sledge hammer they demon- This year the festival has been named «Lviv and Habsburg’s Musical strate the basics of blacksmith’s work as it looked hundreds of years ago. Heritage». You will listen to the music of different countries and peo- Blacksmiths produce real masterpieces of the metal sculpture and deco- ples which belonged to the Habsburg’s State since the Middle Ages up rations to the guests’ order. Fire, metal and ringing hammer knocks on 45 to the XXth. century. the medieval place create a magic atmosphere of the past times. 46 www.congress.lviv.ua www.drabyna.lviv.ua The 2nd Tourist Conference The 6th Festival «Drabyna» «Win with Lion!» («The Ladder») Dates: 15-17 November 2010 Location: Pototski’s Palace, 15, Copernicus Street Dates: 25-28 November 2010 Web: www.congress.lviv.ua Location: Lviv theatres Tel.: +38 (032) 297 57 53 Web: www.drabyna.lviv.ua Tel.: +38 (032) 244 58 55, +38 (097) 90 53931 «Win with Lion» International Tourist conference will be held in Lviv for the second time. Ukrainian and foreign travel business experts from «Drabyna» is an International festival of the experimental, alternative, in- Poland, Austria, Germany, and Great Britain took part in the first con- dependent European theatre. The main task of the festival is a discovery ference. Among the participants of the event there were specialists of of new theatre forms. Contemporary drama is a special theme of discus- the travel, restaurant and hotel industries, educational institutions and sion at the festival. That is why its programme includes: literary theatre museums. Potential tourist products have been being discussed at the readings «The Fire Ladder», drama works contest «Drama on the Lad- presentations and round-table meetings. Lviv’s entry into European Cities der», art projects «The Photo play» and «Video stage», master classes, as Marketing Association was one of the main themes of the conference. well as new plays readings and professional discussions. The motto of the Conferences of such level are very important for the development of co- festival is «New generation. Time. Space. Own vision». operation in the tourist business. The second Lviv tourist conference is Experience the best in international contemporary drama! 47 going to open Lviv to the new tourist markets and foreign partners. Intellectuals and modern theatre lovers are invited. 48 www.dzyga.com.ua The 10th International festival «Jazz Bez» Dates: 03-12 December 2010 Location: Lviv clubs and concert halls Web: www.dzyga.com.ua Tel.: +38 (032) 244 47 78, +38 (095) 260 03 27 St. Nicolas’s Day Lviv «Jazz Bez» Festival is among the biggest in Europe. The festival opens new horizons and unites music lovers of many countries every Dates: 19 December 2010 year. The program of the festival combines both big stage performances Location: Square in front of the Opera House, and club concerts. Organizers’ vision encompasses a wide spectrum of Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life jazz, blues, world, creative, and improvised music, including evolving (1, Chernecha Hora), Lviv theatres and clubs forms of jazz and the technologies and media that influence jazz as an Web: www.cultureandtourism.lviv.ua art form. Festival’s mission is to not only increase the appreciation of Tel.: +38 (032) 235 48 82 the music, but to strengthen the arts community by developing special projects, artistic exchanges, partnerships, educational initiatives, com- Вже склалося традиційно, що святом Святого Миколая розпочинається munity programs, and collaborations that further the art. цикл новорічних та різдвяних святкувань у м. Львові, оскільки в цей The10th Jubilee «Jazz Bez» is expected to be really amazing. It will pro- день відбувається урочисте відкриття Новорічної ялинки. Найбільш vide the opportunity for the Ukrainian ‘home-grown’ artists to collabo- очікуваним та значимим це свято є для дітей, адже вони вірять у rate with the best in the world. чудотворну силу Святого Миколая і чекають від нього подарунків і Come and enjoy the fantastic festival that transforms Lviv into a centre здійснення своїх мрій. В цей день проходять різноманітні вистави for the creation and exchange of sounds and ideas between the local, для дітей та молоді, благодійні акції та концерти. Святий Миколай 49 national and international music community every year! у Львові готує приємні сюрпризи і для дорослих учасників свята. 50 To Patrons and Sponsors After a week of hard and routine job everyone dreams about the days off. You can’t conquer a desire to catch at least a minute of joy and entertain- ment, songs and dances, and unforgettable impressions… Lviv City Coun- cil supports traditional festivals and initiates new ones by all means. Lviv Calendar of Events places 50 different festivals to fit any taste. Numerous Ukrainian and European performers are invited to par- ticipate in the festive dances, noisy actions, entertainments, concerts, competitions, and fire shows presented by the theatre groups. Strong information support will accompany all the preparation process as well as the festivals. Local mass media will announce the honorary list of sponsors who help to create a special festive atmosphere in Lviv. We remember all those who supported Lviv’s transformation into the «capital of festivals», who helped the city to join the European culture traditions of celebration and to become attractive both for Ukrainian and foreign tourists. The patronage has always been highly valued in Galicia. So, Lviv City Council appeals to everybody who could help in organization of the fes- tivals, thus helping to preserve old and develop new traditions. Contrib- uting financially, you have the opportunity to become a proud founder of one or more actions. If you have any offer of cooperation, please contact the Office for Culture and Tourism of the Lviv City Council. 1 Rynok Square (office 322) Tel.: +38 (032) 2354882, 2546079 firstname.lastname@example.org Welcome to Lviv! Info r mati o n S up p o r t
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