After a stormy ‘opening’ day, the first who awoke was Lviv Street project, represented by masters of unique Yavoriv toys, blacksmiths, jewelers; chocolate and coffee kiosks greeted numerous visitors with Ukrainian yummies and souvenirs . The same time Olga Kravchenko, a known Ukrainian artist, was holding children's workshop where kids created their own various masks and played. The Lviv Club was over-overcrowded with “foxes” and "bunnies."
Meanwhile, the sunny Wroclaw Market Square became a venue for street music by HYCZ Orkestr and Lemko Bluegrass Band. It should be admitted, that these two bands have managed to favor the mood of joy in Lviv Street throughout the weekend, and all listeners were fascinated by them so much, that no one of their CDs was left.
Already at half past five the Lviv Club was not able to offer free seats - Yuri Andrukhovych’s fan club in Wroclaw is truly powerful. Thus, his known passion to Wroclaw is quite mutual. The literary meeting included readings, discussions, photo and autograph sessions with the famous writer.
In the evening, everyone could choose one of two programmes to own taste, and both proposals were successful. As it can be judged from the very interesting concert by a young but already famous band Vivienne Mort, who won wild cheers at the Lviv Club. And full house at the NEW HORIZONS Cinema Art House, where the Lviv Month cinema programme was symbolically opened by the Gamer film, directed by Oleg Sentsov, who was sentenced to 20 years by the Russian military court for ‘terrorist attacks’ in Crimea. Before film screening, Agata Sakowicz and Kateryna Slipchenko (co-curators of the programme) announced a rally in support of Oleg Sentsov’s family, which was launched by the President of the Polish Film Academy Dariusz Jablonski. Donation campaign will continue throughout the month within various Ukrainian events and actions, so we hope for support from the public.