30 March - 1 April 2018
  Riga      Latvia

Director:  Mr. Ruslan Lukichev

Riga, city (population in 1992 901,700), capital of Latvia, on the Daugava (Western Dvina) River near its entry into the Gulf of Riga. A major Baltic port, it is also a rail junction, a military base, and an industrial and cultural center. The historic centre of Riga was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. Many medieval buildings survive, among them the 13th-century Riga Dom (cathedral), the 14th-century Riga Castle (1330), and merchants’ homes and warehouses. The canal around the city’s Old Town was the fortress moat. Nearby, many elaborate facades in the Jugendstil artistic style testify to Riga’s wealth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the public buildings that were renovated in the 1990s was the National Opera, first built as the Riga German Theatre in 1863. The 14th-century House of Blackheads, damaged during World War II and razed in 1954, was rebuilt in 2000. Early 21st-century construction included high-rise towers, a hockey stadium that hosted the 2006 Ice Hockey World Championship, and the National Library, completed 2013. You and your pupils have a unique opportunity to visit the most western city of Latvia and to fight for prize-winning places at the International festival competition of children's and youthful creativity "The Baltic legend". Don't miss the chance!

Program:

30 March 2018. Day 1. Sightseeing (transfer is provided)
Arrival of the group to the station, meeting with guide. Recommended arrival time: from 8.00 to 12.00. Meeting with the guide: no earlier than 8.00. Boarding the bus. Sightseeing tour of Riga. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in time after 14.00. Early check-in in the hotel is possible only if there are free rooms available. Organizational meeting with the leaders of the groups. Completion of the first day. Free time. Optional - additional excursions *.
 
31 March 2018. Day 2. Festival (transfer is provided)
Breakfast at the hotel. Boarding the bus. Transfer to the festival. Registration of contestants. Rehearsal of the concert program according to the schedule. Opening ceremony. Welcoming words of the jury and the Organizing Committee. Performances. Round-tables. Round table for teachers and group leaders devoted to topical problems of education in the field of culture and arts. Discussion of performances of contestants, discussions with the members of the jury. Gala concert. Disco. Awarding Ceremony. Presenting diplomas, cups and souvenirs. Presenting letters of thanks and certificates of participation to the teachers and group leaders (during the round table). The closing ceremony of the festival. Informal communication of the contestants, exchange of contacts. Transfer to the hotel. Completion of the second day. Free time.
 
01 April 2018. Day 3. (transfer is provided)

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from the hotel no later than 12.00. Boarding the bus. Transfer to the train station or airport. Recommended departure time: after 17.00. Free time before the departure. Completion of the festival program.

 * - Not included in the registration fee

Participation fee:

  • 129 Euro per person - Category "Comfort" –Standard Double (Twin) with Bathroom, buffet breakfast
  • 10 paying participants + 1 free of charge
** WARNING! Number of hotel rooms is limited! We book the rooms only after receiving prepayment. 3-bed rooms are available upon request.

Participation fee includes:

  • accommodation in Riga (2 nights);
  • meals (2 buffet breakfasts);
  • sightseeing tour of Riga;
  • meeting the group at the railway station or airport (for groups of 10 people or more);
  • transfers according to the festival program;
  • diplomas, certificates, cups, invitation & thank-you letters and souvenirs for contestants.

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • entrance fees to museums and tourist sites;
  • additional sightseeing tours and transfers;
  • transfer "station-hotel-station" for small groups (less than 10 people) - on request;
  • visas & transport charges;
  • additional night of stay at the hotel.

** WARNING! If a sightseeing tour or transfer is rescheduled by the applicant's request to the date or time differing from the standard festival program all expenses shall be covered by the contestant according to the issued invoice.

Organizational fee for one nomination (not included into the participation fee):
  • 12 EUR for one ensemble participant (no more than 180 EUR for an ensemble)
  • 25 EUR for a soloist
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment