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Flower Festival in Thailand
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The brightest cultural events of in Kiev: concerts and festivals

 

At the beginning of “Today” is an outstanding cultural event of the year. In the list of our favorites — concert “heavy” music, touring the most famous theatre in the world and sculpture festival in the Botanical garden.

What: Concert Of Depeche Mode

When: 26 February

Sold out in NSC “Olympic” June 29, 2013 was so impressed by the cult band Depeche Mode, the British decided to play in Kiev another concert. Performance in the framework of the world tour The Delta Machine Tour will take place in late winter, so that Depeche Mode fans will sing along to David Gahan and his companions on a snow-covered stadium, and in the walls of the ICC. That, on assurances of organizers, will not affect the grandeur of the show.

What: Festival of contemporary sculpture Kyiv Sculpture Project

Where: Kyiv, national Botanical garden. Grishko

When: may 20 – July 10,

Kyiv Sculpture Project is back! Festival of contemporary sculpture, brought together in 2012 600 thousand visitors, will again take place in the capital’s Botanical garden. In addition to the contest participants of the Main project, Kyiv Sculpture Project 2014 will present the work of famous Continue reading

The Most famous carnivals of the world

 

In mid-February, 40 days before Easter, begins a two-week “farewell to meat” – carnivals (carno – meat, vale – goodbye). Pagan origins of this riotous fun, just protuberancy, and then burst outwards, blinding and stunning the whole world. In Europe the most famous and popular are the carnival in Venice, carnival in nice.

Carnival of Venice opens the Festa delle Marie, which is dedicated to the liberation of the Venetian girls, kidnapped by pirates from Istria. At the carnival, all of Venice is turning into one solid scene; in the squares and streets are costumed shows, fireworks, concerts in the palaces – luxury fancy-dress balls. The carnival of Venice has a lot of written and unwritten laws, and this is not surprising, given his advanced age: the first record of it dates back to 1094, and in 1296 the Senate of the Venetian Republic announced the last day before Lent a public holiday. But your own carnival anthem received much later in the twentieth century, and was formed in 1996 by the famous couturier Pierre Cardin.

The world-famous Venetian carnival masks are made of leather or papier-mache; they are painted by hand is decorated with gold leaf, feathers and precious stones. And without Continue reading

About the festival Odessa JazzFest

 

The history of the International jazz festival in Odessa began with a meeting in one of the Odessa cafe in the City garden of the famous Odessa pianist Yuri Kuznetsov and economist Mikhail Freidlin.

The idea of a jazz festival in town, which (according to one version) is considered the cradle of jazz and, of course, has always been one of the most jazz cities in the post-Soviet space, finally, has become sharper and had the opportunity of realization. Until 2011 international jazz festival in Odessa was held under the title “jazz carnival in Odessa”. After 10 years of carrying out the concept of the festival has changed and since 2011 he is told to Odessa JazzFest.

The first “jazz-carnival in Odessa” was held in 2001. At the same time was first dubbed “the legend” festival: “jazz was born in Odessa! Do not let jazz die at home!”.

It looks like a poster with Odessa a comical behavior set, but nevertheless, this is the slogan was in jest and in seriousness adopted by Odessa. Today, it is impossible to represent the accuracy of the jazz festival. A pioneer of Soviet jazz, Odessa Leonid Utesov once said: “Odessa is the birthplace of jazz!”. And in many ways was right: this city have in common with jazz atmosphere of humour, celebration and freedom. Thanks to Leonid Utesov and his famous “Tea-jazz”, Odessa was considered the unofficial capital of jazz Continue reading