Night of Ancient Bonfires


The foundation ‘Riga 2014’ invites all the coastal inhabitants of Latvia to light up the bonfires like one to be born on the Vakarbuļļi beach. This action should draw attention to the quality of environment and the saving of resources for the future generations. Artists representing various kinds of art and scientists are invited to join the public in this initiative. 

Creative workshops will start at 5 p.m., a discussion on living in harmony with the sea will begin at 7 p.m., and acoustic concerts at three bonfires will start at 9 p.m. Participants: singer-songwriter Haralds Sīmanis, Kuldīga youth group “Stūrī zēvele” with a programme of romantic music, and Valters Pūce and Arturs Cingujevs performing classical music on the beach.

Thematic division: Road Map

Begins : 30.08.2014 14:00


  • Vakarbuļļi beach

Form of event:

  • Discussion / Lecture
  • Event

Category of event:

  • Music
  • Education
  • Tradition

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

The nations living around the Baltic Sea have always revered their ‘big water’ – the symbol of prosperity or just daily bread as well as the tales of far-away countries and visits of friends and strangers alike. Today the concern about its pollution is also added to this range of meanings. What can we do to help the Baltic Sea? Brining further the initiatives of two former European Capitals of Culture Turku 2011, Finland, and Tallinn 2011, Estonia, Riga 2014 invites every inhabitant of the Baltic Sea region to join the chain of the bonfires, which are to light along the seashore no only to symbolize the unity between of the coastal ‘tribes’, but also to realize more fully our inseparable relation to the fate of the Baltic Sea.

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