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Guided sightseeing tour in Daugavpils Fortress on electric bus is offered in Daugavpils city

The creators of the Museum of the World War I "Pie Komendanta" offer sightseeing tours in Daugavpils Fortress on an electric bus. During the trip, guests and residents of the city will be introduced to the most interesting and significant objects of Daugavpils Fortress and their history. The route leads through the streets of Daugavpils Fortress and includes such objects as officers' houses, soldiers' barracks, military hospital building, fortress garden, powder magazines, memorial sites, casemates, fortress gates, fortifications, and much more. During the trip some recently restored objects in the fortress can be seen, such as Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Nicholas Gates, water lifting house, Commandant’s House etc. places. There are stops during the tour and you can go for a walk to see the fortifications of the fortress.

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On 3 September, three new exhibitions to open at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre

On Friday, 3 September, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre opens three new exhibition projects. Between 4 and 7 p.m., visitors can see them in the company of artists and creators.

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A painting symposium in memory of Silva Linarte brings Latvian and international artists to the Rothko Centre

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre hosts the third international painting symposium “Silva Linarte”, conceived to commemorate the distinguished Latgale artist and long-term art educator Silva Veronika Linarte (1939–2018) and her creative legacy. This year, the symposium fortnight brings together artists from four countries.

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“Nicholas Gates – a door to the past”  – new historical exposition in Daugavpils Fortress

Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre presents new historical exposition. The new exposition is called “Nicholas Gates – a door to the past” and is located in Nicholas Gates in Daugavpils Fortress.

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Conference hall ''Konferenču zāle 13'' - new offer of business and events tourism in Daugavpils Fortress

New conference hall called "Konferenču zāle 13" was opened in Daugavpils Fortress, one of the most popular sightseeing places in Daugavpils city, this summer. This venue is suitable for both local and international conferences, seminars and other corporate events.

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An international jury selects the recipients of Martinsons Award 2021

For the past week, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre received a group of experts in ceramics who convened to select the winners of Martinsons Award 2021, an international juried exhibition of ceramics with a prize fund of 20,000 EUR.

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Daugavpils invites young accordionists to participate in the contest

Till 1st October this year the Young Accordionists are invited to submit their applications for the XII International Contest Named after Valerijs Hodukins "Daugavpils 2021" taking place online on 28 – 30 October within the XVII International Accordion Music Festival in Daugavpils (Latvia).

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III International Festival “Dragon Boat” in Daugavpils

Competition will be held at the rescue station of Lielais Stropu Lake, at Stropu iela 40, on August 7, 2021, from 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm. The competition is organized and conducted by Latgale Water Sports Centre "Dinaburg" in cooperation with the municipal institution "Sports Department" with the support of the Latvian Canoe Federation.

The aim of the festival is to develop and

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Sport news 599
MEMORIES OF FUTURE PAST

On 7th of August Daugavpils Fortress will host an international dance performance about time - a journey from memories of the past through the present to the future. Its artistic concept combines contemporary dance and hip-hop, as well as dynamic scenography with large-format projections and mirrors.

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On July 31 ''Gostūs Latgolā'' will take place at Vienības Square in Daugavpils

On 31 July 2021 Daugavpils Municipal Tourism Development and Information Agency and an exhibition “Shmakovka Museum” will hold an event "Gostūs Latgolā", dedicated to Latgale's hospitality and traditions, as well as the 5-year anniversary of the exhibition “Shmakovka Museum”.

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DAUGAVPILS ATHLETES REPRESENT LATVIA AT OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO

From July 23 to August 8, the Summer Olympic Games take place in Tokyo, in which three Daugavpils athletes also participate in the Latvian Olympic team.

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Daugavpils receives creators in Ceramic Laboratory 2021

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, in cooperation with the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, hosts the 9th international ceramic art symposium “Ceramic Laboratory”.

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Music will sound in parks of Daugavpils

From July 16, residents and guests of Daugavpils will have the opportunity to spend evenings of summer days (except Mondays) from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm going for a walk in Dubrovin Park and Andreja Pumpura Square, where music of various genres will help to create a romantic atmosphere.

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EXHIBITION OF DOLLS IN THE SHOP WINDOWS OF DAUGAVPILS TOURISM INFORMATION CENTRE

Daugavpils City Municipality Tourism Development and Information Agency continues the cycle of exhibitions “Skats no loga” (“View from the Window”) in the shop windows of Daugavpils Tourism Information Centre. This time in the shop windows at 22a Rīgas Street there is an exhibition of dolls of the Baltic Guild of Author Doll and Toy Artists from the collection of Daugavpils Regional Studies and Art Museum.

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209th Anniversary of Baptism by Fire of Daugavpils Fortress

On July 17, the Daugavpils Fortress will host an event dedicated to the 209th anniversary of the baptism by fire of the fortress.

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Culture news 391
Jury puts Daugavpils in the second round of the European Capital of Culture 2027 competition

On 8 July, during a press conference by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, an international jury named four Latvian cities that will continue to compete for the honour of becoming the European Capital of Culture 2027. Selecting Daugavpils for the second competition round confirms the quality of the city’s bid and its capacity to implement such a massive international project.

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BRANCHES OF LATGALE CENTRAL LIBRARY RECEIVE SPECIAL BOOK SETS IN ENGLISH

The USA Information Center of the Latgale Central Library has prepared special sets of books for learning English for children and young people, which will be available in the library branches.

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LATGALE ZOO STARTS TO RECEIVE VISITORS FROM JULY 7

Due to the improved epidemiological situation, many popular sites of our city, including Latgale Zoo, which was closed for several months, open their doors to visitors again. On July 7, the animal kingdom will open its doors to visitors, and the large family of animals will receive the long-awaited attention.

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On St. Peter’s Day, 29 June, an augmented reality exhibition dedicated to Pēteris Martinsons opens in the courtyard of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre]

Celebrating the 90th anniversary since the birth of the world-renowned native of Daugavpils – ceramicist, architect and art educator Pēteris Martinsons (1931–2013) – and looking forward to the opening of his memorial house at the former gunpowder magazine of Daugavpils Fortress, WeRock Association in cooperation with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre suggests experiencing his porcelain artworks in a new format, through mobile devices.

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Four countries explore the color of light: Utopian abstractions at Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center

Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center has launched its new exhibition season, where artists explore the chromatic properties of light through different colors and media.

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