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Publish date 18.05.2023

On 28 May, the streets and squares of Ventspils will once again be filled with children’s chatter and laughter as we celebrate the Children’s Festival “eu-re-kā!”. The city’s creative children’s collectives will surprise everyone with their carefully prepared song and dance programmes. On 28 May, the streets and squares of Ventspils will once again be filled with children’s chatter and laughter as we celebrate the Children’s Festival “eu-re-kā!”. The city’s creative children’s collectives will surprise everyone with their carefully prepared song and dance programmes.

Children’s Festival Processioneu-re-kā varam!” will attract many participants to the Big Square, where an attractive line-up will take place from 10.00. The performance of the students of the Andžejs Grauds Drum School will wake up everyone as a good morning vitamin drink. Both the rhythmic playing and the common song sung by Katrīna Bindere will help bring everyone together. A warm-up with sports trainer Anita Kivilande and the group “Cheer” will follow to keep the participants invigorated and ready for the procession.

At 10.30 all participants will start the musically rhythmic and colourful procession along the Great Avenue (Lielais prospekts) to the Children’s Town. The procession will be accompanied by the hosts of the event – the circus “Beztemata” and the various mascots of Ventspils institutions – “Bitīte”, “Mārīte”, “Piliens” and “Ziciņš”. Guests from Lotte Land in Estonia will add to the festive atmosphere.

The concert “eu-re-kā rīkojam koncertu!” will take place in the Children’s Town from 11.00 to 15.00. . It will start with a spectacular performance by more than 200 children from the city’s pre-schools, who will join together to perform an energetic “Bunny Dance”. ”. The concert will feature young performers of the combined 200-member grand choir of pre-school “Bitīte”, Ventspils Primary School No.3, Ventspils Culture Centre’s contemporary dance collectives “Mini Lāsītes” un “Lāsītes”, pre-school and younger groups of dance ensemble “Liedags”, groups “Lāčuki” and “Junda” of pop studio “Jūras akmentiņi”, AECC Music High School’s choir “Nošu spēles”, Ventspils Creativity House’s vocal studio “Ķipari un Pipari” and contemporary dance studio “Skorpions”, Ventspils Art School, Yamaha Music School, poi show “Liviki”, vocal studio “Unistar Music”, dance studio “Deguntiņš uz augšu”, Marija Dance Studio, “Cheer” dancers “Kustībā ar Anitu”, dance studio “KPD”, Vaiņode High Scool Circus Studio, Andžejs Grauds Drum School, as well as children from grades 1 and 2 of Ventspils primary schools.

More than 20 creative and educational stops will be open in the territory of the Children’s Town. Children will have the opportunity to learn about the Ventiņi language, create their own family tree, build a mini-airplane, learn printing techniques and glass caramel and painting with natural paints, as well as enjoy a bubble cocktail. Young visitors will be able to take part in a drumming workshop, a circus workshop, a crawling competition for toddlers, sports activities and games. In addition, they will have a chance to try out a large magnetic maze, discover the latest Lego innovations, conduct experiments and enjoy other innovative educational toys.

At 14.00, the Liepāja Puppet Theatre will perform “Lotte Goes on an Expedition”. The event will be hosted by Lotte and Jāks from the circus “Beztemata”, who will provide a fun atmosphere for the concert.

There will be snack vendors, horse rides and a ride on a Harley Davidson motorbike.

Children’s Festival’s attractive afternoon programme “eu-re-kā svinam!” will take place in the Children’s Park “Fantāzija” from 14:00 to 16:00 , offering a wide range of activities and entertainment. Children will have the opportunity to enjoy Inca Frisbee, Big Checkers, Football Croquet, Angry Birds and other large-scale sporting activities. Children can take part in relay races and dances and win prizes. The event will be hosted by the “Mazais stiprinieks” team and the atmosphere will be enhanced by singers from the vocal studio “Unistar Music” and dancers from Marijas Dance Studio. There will also be creative workshops by the Pārventa Library.

The event is organised by the Ventspils Culture Centre and supported by the Ventspils State City Municipality.

Admission is free is charge.

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