Photo: shutterstock.com Ukrainians like to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends and family. And in spite of freezing temperatures, they often toast the New Year outdoors, when the sky lights up by fireworks.
Photo: shutterstock.com Winter in Lviv starts with jazz. This good tradition was started by the oldest jazz festival in Lviv, Jazz Bez. Great live gigs, popular Lviv venues and late-night jam sessions, Jazz Bez festival got Lviv jazz fans covered in December.
Photo: shutterstock.com Most popular and beloved winter holiday in the Western Ukraine has been conquering the attention in other regions of Ukraine recently. St. Nicholas, the Ukrainian version of Santa Clause, brings something more than just presents for kids, St. Nicholas day marks the beginning of the winter holiday season in Ukraine.
Photo: Pinterest.com Candle Festival which marks the start of the winter festive season in the capital of Western Ukraine is one of the newest and most beautiful festivals in Ukraine. Lviv has seen many festivals, however this one is somehow special, locals say. Come and see for yourself the magic of medieval city being revealed in the blinking lights of hundreds candles.
Photo: British Council web page What do a 2016 Cannes prize-winning selection, a David Bowie tribute and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ short film series have in common? These and more fill the card of the 16th New British Film Festival, which will open on 10 November in Kyiv, and travel on to five other cities in Ukraine by the year’s end.
Photo: depositphotos.com Summer is over, however it seems like the music festival season in Ukraine keeps spinning. Festive fall in Ukraine offers a diverse program of events with something for everyone. «Destinations» rounded up top music festivals of autumn totally worth visiting.
Photo: pinterest.com Annie Hall or Bananas? Blue Jasmine or Sleeper? What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? In case you will be in Lviv over the next week don’t miss a chance to re-watch all time cinema classics at «Woody Allen Movie Festival».
Photo: kurazh bazar facebook page Early fall is a great time to attend various festivals in Kyiv: The festival calendar ramps up after the summer music festivals, but the days are still long and the evenings light. Explore our picks for the best autumn 2016 Kyiv festivals to catch.
Photo: pinterest.com GOGOLFEST is a multi-disciplinary contemporary art festival held annually in Kyiv. It’s named after Ukrainian-born writer Nikolai Gogol and is one of the city’s most spectacular art events of the year. The festival features various sections: theater, music, cinema, education, visual art, dance art, performance, literature and fashion art.
Photo: shutterstock.com Be mesmerized by the exhilarating jet demonstrations, world-renowned aerobatic performers, warbirds, vintage aircraft and an endless variety of interactive displays at the annual Avia Fest in Kyiv.
Photo: Manhattan Short Ukraine Facebook Page Manhattan Short is the world's most 'People Powered' Film Festival. During the week of Friday September 22 to Sunday October the 1, 2016 over 100,000 film lovers in over 300 Cinemas across 6 Continents will unite to view & vote on the Finalists Films' in the 17th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. Manhattan Short is coming to Ukraine as well.
Photo: shutterstock.com Lviv gets exceptionally busy in fall. With all the bookworm crowd leaving the city after the biggest Ukrainian Book Forum in September, it’s the foodies who will take the stage in Lviv. «Destinations» brings the list of top gastro festivals in Lviv happening this fall.
Photo: pinterest «Jazz on Dnipro» is a major music event that will be held in Dnipro (formerly «Dnipropetrovst») during the upcoming weekend. The headliner of the festival is a world famous trumpeter and Grammy award winner Randy Brecker.
Photo: shutterstock.com RESPUBLICA Festival – an annual festival of modern street art will be held in Kamyanets-Podilsky during the first weekend of September. Enjoy some good quality music from the best Ukrainian bands in the picture-perfect setting against legendary Kamyanets-Podilsky fortress.
Photo: Skovoroda Radio Facebook Page Radio Skovoroda, the first indie radio station in Lviv, offers to spend the last Saturday night of summer with some good Ukrainian music and delicious drinks and snacks – the key ingredients of ultimate summer fun.
Photo Shutterstock.com There is still one more month of summer you should definitely make it as cool and unforgettable as possible. If you are going to spend these last hot summer days before autumn in the Southern Pearl of Ukraine, here is the list of top-5 events you need to visit in Odessa in August 2016.
Photo: shutterstock.com Any passerby in an urban cityscape has observed the colorful, provocative, illegal "eyesore" that is graffiti. Although many consider the spray-painted pieces a nuisance, graffiti has been gaining recognition from the art world more and more as a legitimate form of art.
A pioneer of post-Soviet Era of Real Estate market in Ukraine, Terry Pickard founded his company way back in 1992. During those 25 years, Pickard Real Estate & Asset Services has opened a line of specialized divisions, offering services in brokerage, leasing, and property management. Sure enough, Mr. Pickard faced multiple challenges of opening and sustaining business in a foreign country, yet he managed not only to overcome those, but find one more passion in his life. By founding The Connoisseur Club, Terry Pickard gathered fans of exquisite fine dining, who review various cuisine restaurants in Kyiv. Now he shares his challenges and achivements while living in Ukraine as well as his expectations about the future.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations expects the world population to reach 10 billion people by 2050, which will boost demand for food. Can Ukraine leap at the chance and become a key player in the food market? What windows of opportunity are open today? Vladyslava Rutytska, a member of National Reform Council, vicepresident of SigmaBleyzer and AgroGeneration, has shared her views on these and other topical agribusiness issues with us.