Find more about 'Riga 2014' program in Pārdaugava fest!

Find more about 'Riga 2014' program in Pārdaugava fest!
22-05-2013 A+ A-
Informative club of 'Riga 2014' will travel to Arcadia Park for Pārdaugava festival on Saturday, May 25, to host a variety of creative activities and to introduce the up-coming program of European Capital of Culture.

'Riga 2014' partner ‘Lattelecom,’ in turn, will provide a wi-fi zone free of charge, which, found at the Gardener’s cabin, will be publicly available in Arcadia Park afterwards.  

Assisted by 'Riga 2014' volunteers, the festival-attending public with will be able to play Latvian Twister called ‘Mežģis’ and search for Latvian versions of frequently used foreign borrowings. It is a possibility to test intellectual and physical agility, and ‘Mežģis’ can be played, both, individually and in teams of up to four people.

Initiating this action, more than just few borrowings such as Facebook, tournament – turnīrs, and bus – autobuss, have found their creatively coined Latvian equivalents. These neologisms are listed in 'Riga 2014' cultural portal.

The guests of the festival will be invited to capture its moments on cameras, immortalizing particular traditions, atmosphere and faces of Pārdaugava festival. In partnership with ‘Lattelecom,’ park will offer free wi-fi enabling participants to enter their photographs for the exhibition forming part of the European Capital of Culture ‘Riga Photo Month 2014’ project. Surprise awards are prepared for its most active authors and for the most interesting photographic work proposed.

European Capital of Culture program offers a range of events, which will allow to perceive Riga in a different light, to discover its originality and particular charm of its diverse neighborhoods. Collaborating with association ‘A Different Riga’ (“Cita Rīga”), uniqueness of Pārdaugava will be discovered by many in site-seeing tours.

It will be a chance to learn the history of Arcadia Park with its mill where heroes of Riga Film Studio classic ‘The Servants of Devil’ (“Vella kalpi”) once fought their masters; with its bridges, which were once dangerous to cross. The tours of the district will include Torņakalns railway station, the mysterious Red Tower, Ojārs Vācietis street and Mārupīte, among other interesting sites. They will start at 14.00 and 17.00 o’ clock from 'Riga 2014' informative spot, found next to Arcadia bandstand and lasting up to two hours will be free of charge.

Already awaited by many, the traditional Pārdaugava festival will be held on Saturday, May 25, in Arcadia Park and its closest surroundings. The theme of the current festival is ‘24 faces of Pārdaugava’ reflecting the number of its neighborhoods which differ in visual image, character and local traditions. Offering a variable program, Pārdaugava festival will be celebrated from 12.00 till 23.00, and informative club of 'Riga 2014' will be open from 12.00 till 20.00 in the evening.

More information about the program of Pārdaugava festival is found here.



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