„Staro Rīga” Festival of Lights opened at The Riflemen Square

„Staro Rīga” Festival of Lights opened at The Riflemen Square
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13-11-2013 A+ A-
For the fifth year, the Festival of Lights „Staro Riga” („Beaming Riga”) will offer various unique lighting objects in Riga parks and streets from November 15 to 18. The festival will be held four evenings from 18.00 to 23.00.

„Staro Rīga” will be opened on November 15 at 18.00, at The Riflemen Square (Strēlnieku laukums) where Mayor of Riga Nils Ušakovs will also take part at the opening together with Diāna Čivle, Head of „Rīga 2014” Foundation, and Līga Gablika, representative of „Aerodium”. A special performance curated by „Aerodium” will be held after the official opening event, it is going to be the first premiere in Latvia. The splendid show will represent the great skills that the project members will show in operating in a special light tunnel.

„Staro Rīga” invites everyone to enjoy the lighting shades and games in the darkly night hours of November. The festival held for the sixt time in a row will be a great present to Riga residents and foreign guests.

During the festival, more than 30 lighting objects will be shown in the urban environment, each of them representing European Capital of Culture. This year, the creative conception of the annual „Staro Rīga” Festival is titled „Six stories of joy” which introduces the main idea - six thematic lines- for next year’s European Capital of Culture.

The central route for the festival will be from Daugava river up to Jugla District with several branches in Old Town, Esplanāde, Miera Street and VEF Culture Palace as well as Teika Secondary School and Strazdumuiža.

One part of the objects registered for the festival will be presented during the upcoming events. Also other creative ideas will be shown at the opening weekend of European Capital of Culture from 17 to 19 January when „Staro Rīga” special edition will be held.

To find more about the festival click on: www.staroriga.lv, also on social networks: Facebook and Twitter. The actual information is available on: www.1188.lv. Also the festival map and brochures will be available at the information centre „Rīga 2014” at „Galleria Riga” (67 Dzirnavu Street, 1st floor). Information centre curated by 1188 and „Lattelecom” will be available next to „Laima” clock where free wi-fi will be offered as well as some hot tea, additional information about the festival programme and maps.

„Staro Rīga” is supported by: Riga City Council, „Lattelecom” and other collaboration partners, project „Connecting Cities” within EU Culture Programme 2007 – 2013. „Staro Rīga” curated by „Rīga 2014” Foundation is included in the official programme of European Capital of Culture.

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