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White Night

"White Night" has become a popular and integral cultural event in Riga, which takes place in early September of each year. This year's forum will be held for the tenth time, on Saturday night from 5 to 6 September. The forum will include 20 approved basic projects that will be carried out by local art and cultural life organisers, as well as international artists. The event programme will be concentrated in the city centre, Riga Old Town, Spīķeri and the nearby Pardaugava.

The programme of" White Night" this year is inspired by the theme of Light. The substantive theme was chosen in support of the Year of Light and Light-based Technologies announced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

More information about the contemporary culture forum "White Night 2015" programme and events is available at www.baltanakts.lv and www.facebook.com/Baltanakts

"White Night" will take place in Riga for the tenth consecutive year and is part of the international European White Nights project launched by five European capitals – Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Riga and Rome. The idea of "White Nights" has also been taken over by Amsterdam, Bucharest, Porto and Valletta in Europe, joined by Toronto, Tokyo, Montreal and other cities in the rest of the world.

The "White Night" forum in Riga is organised by Riga City Council and Riga City Council’s Education, Culture and Sports Department’s Culture Board, in cooperation with the most active Latvian cultural organisations involving many Latvian and foreign artists. The city’s cafés, galleries, bookstores, clubs and other companies are also actively involved in the forum.