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Voting results of Q3 of “1 kg of Culture”

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUStarting with October 14 any Latvian resident could vote on the official website of LTV for the best cultural event that surprised them the most. Winners will be awarded the “1kg of Culture 2013” prize. Here are the results for Q3 of 2013.

Sinfonietta Riga chamber orchestra wins the “Music” category. Residents were largely impressed by their concerts alongside accordionist Kseniya Sidorova and conductor Janis Liepins during Cesis Art Celebration. Among other notable musical performances, residents not the seasonal opening concert with violin player Eva Bindere.

In the “Visual art” category residents chose the “…lai gadījums kļūtu par notikumu…” exhibition of contemporary art at Riga Art Space. This exhibition featured works of Museum of Contemporary Art.

Liepaja Theatre’s musical show Piafa was awarded the main prize in the “Theatre” category of 1kg of Culture.

In terms of “Literature” category, readers and viewers voted for the latest collection of poems “Nāk gaismā pati lampa” by Marta Pujāta.

Director Una Celma’s film “Mana koka stāsts” was nominated for the best at “Film” category.

The XXV All-Latvian Song and XV Dance Celebration were voted as the main events of Q3. Film yard movie theatre idea of Aivars Lans was voted as the most notable “Surprise in culture”.

The 1kg of Culture project was launched by 100g of culture programme in 2011. Candidate selection and evaluation system is developed by journalists of LTV who cover stories of cultural importance in Latvia. The number of available culture categories varies every quarter. It depends on the number of cultural events in the country. However, it never exceeds a total of eight nominations.

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