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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe White Night culture forum will take place this week, on the night from Saturday to Sunday, 5 – 6 September. On this night more than 50 places in Riga will be featuring presentations of contemporary art and culture representatives from Latvia, France, Austria, Germany, UK and other countries.

Throughout the entire night residents are invited to come to the city’s squares, streets, gardens, exhibition halls, schools and cafes in order to enjoy actualities of modern life, organizers say.

The White Knight, which has already become part of Riga’s cultural life, will be held for the tenth time. The theme of light has been chosen as this year’s motif, as it helps support UNESCO’s launched ‘Light and light-technology year’ idea.

This year’s programme offers an especially wide range of attractions. Visitors will be able to have a look at the all-time most expansive exhibition of French contemporary art to have ever been organized in Latvia. 78 pieces of art have been provided to Riga’s Kramplauzis exhibition by ADIAF (Association pour la diffusion internationale de l’art Francais). German Dundu puppet theatre will also arrive as an honoured guest in Riga. Performances with giant light puppets will be held in Old Riga. In Pardaugava, Austrian United Intimacy music union will give performances. International artists, DJ/VJ and musicians will be present at a dozen events.

This year’s festival will concentrate in the usual locations – Old Riga, Riga Centre, Spikeri quarter, Miera street and Andrejsala.

The White Night event is part of the European White Night international project, which was originally launched by four European capitals – Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Riga and Rome. Amsterdam, Bucharest, Porto and Valletta have since joined the White Night project. Other world capitals that are now part of the project include Toronto, Tokyo, Montreal and other capitals worldwide.

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