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Friday, 24.03.2017, 00:00
The performance of the stars of American Ballet in Riga, organised with the support of the Rietumu Bank and Rietumu Charity Fund, was a great success. During two parts of the concert, both classical dance and modern choreography were presented. The concert was held at the sold-out notice. The artists were repeatedly encored.
With an aim towards development of numismatics, the Bank of Lithuania will soon begin to sell numismatic items via a new, user-friendly, e-shop. Therefore, in the near future, the old pre-order system will no longer be used. In Q2 2017, processing of pre-orders will stop all together, as the coin dedicated to the Lithuanian Hound and Žemaitukas will be issued later – in Q3 2017.
This year’s Concrete Day took place at the Estonian National Museum where the Estonian Concrete Association announced the winners of the ‘Concrete Building of the Year Awards 2016’, the Estonian Concrete Association representative informed BC.
A concentrate of The Baltic Pavilion – a joint exhibition that represented Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia 2016 – is now on display in Tallinn at the Design and Architecture Gallery.
An exhibition of photographs – “Moments of Ballet” – has opened in Rietumu Art Gallery. It is timed to coincide with the forthcoming guest performance of the USA ballet stars at the Latvian National Opera on 21 March. This guest tour of the American artists in Latvia has been supported by Rietumu Bank and its Charity Fund.
Design concept "Honey" by Artūrs Analts recognised as the winner of competition for the design of innovative collector coin
The design concept "Honey" by industrial designer Artūrs Analts has been awarded the first prize in the competition for the design of an innovative euro collector coin announced by Latvijas Banka. Latvijas Banka will consult with the winner of the competition and the mints on how to incorporate this idea into a coin by using the materials as intended by the author.
"...the land is thawing, the grass is sprouting, the trees are budding and in the shadow of a leaf, a bird is again singing its eternal spring song. It is the sentimental nightingale or the romantic bluebird s i u r u – what difference does it make! The main thing is it is proclaiming new life with new buds, blossoms and grain."