June, 2006

THE NORDIC SPRING CLOSING EVENT

The spring has been very long and cold this year… The organizers of the Nordic Spring want to welcome the summer by saying farewell to the Spring. The closing event of the Nordic Spring takes place on June 16 on the floating gallery “Noass” in Riga.

Still in June the Nordic Spring offers the Finnish Days in Jurmala (13.-20.06.), Ibsen film screenings at the cinema “K.Suns” (10.-11.06.) and the photo exhibition “Northward” by Oskars Lekuns at the premises of the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Latvia. 
Altogether 46 Nordic events were included in the Nordic Spring program under titles Visual Arts, Cinema, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, and Identity.

The Nordic Spring was organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia in close cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Embassy of Finland, the Embassy of Sweden, the Royal Danish Embassy and the Danish Culture Institute.

PHOTO EXHIBITION "NORTHWARD" BY OSKARS LEKUNS

From May 10 until June 30 a photo exhibition "Northward" by Oskars Lekuns is exhibited at the premises of the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia.

A trip from Jugla to the North Sea done by Ieva Sturmane and Oskars Lekuns in 2004 has served as a motive for this exhibition. The inspiration for the trip was Finland, Scandinavian nature, polar day, the people and culture. The way of travelling was chosen the closest to nature and those few people living there as possible. The photos are supplemented with extracts from the travel diary.

NORDIC POPULAR MUSIC COLLECTION

From now on a Nordic popular music collection is available at the library of the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia. The collection includes 30 discs with such well know groups as Röyksopp, Kings of Convenience, Madrugada, Jaga Jazzist from Norway, The Concretes, Jose Gonzales, Dungen, Radio Dept, The Concretes, The Hives, Knife, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Nicolai Dunger, Caesars from Sweden, Emiliana Torrini, Sigur Ros, Mum, Eberg from Iceland and Mew from Denmark.