Karosta Festival of Lights this week

 Karosta Festival of Lights this week

For three nights, on October 20, 21 and 22, a celebration of light and music will shine upon the Redan. When the caliginous autumnal sky falls upon the earth, it is light that we crave the most. Whether it is live fire, artificial light, or projections, all of them will add to each other throughout the festival. The magic of light will unfold over three evenings from 19.00-23.00.

You will find the Redan full of illuminated objects and light installations by both international and local artists. They will be created by artists Kim Jurek, Erik Schmitz, Clara Cabrera, Ritvars Embrekts, Inga Kreicburga, Sintija Karņicka and others. A special light installation in the Fortress Canal will be made by Andris Kreutzburgs and Egons Peršēvics.

This is the second year of the Karosta Festival of Lights and there are some novelties as well. Families and outdoor enthusiasts are most welcome to try on the Walk of Light. The Freedom Bar will serve a selection of delights.

On all three nights, you will encounter a fire show – juggling with fire and fire sculptures. The fire show is a joint effort of artists Andris Kreitzburgs, Emīls Ašmanis and Ieva Anna Avotiņa.

Shining is not complete without a music; hence the musical performances will light up the event with musicians Reinis Jaunais, Āris Ziemelis, Dzintars Tilaks and Matīss Pavītols who are going to do the sonic alchemy.

We are advocating for a sustainable and climate friendly community, therefore we are happy to join efforts with the Liepāja school students and bring more than 100 zero-waste lamps to Redan during the Festival of Lights. Just like last year, we paired up with Liepāja schools and special interest educational institutions and got an overwhelming positive response for this endeavour. More than 100 Liepāja schoolchildren made lampshades out of reused materials, thus raising awareness on ecology, and reducing consumption. We encouraged young people to shine up their creativity and find the beauty and benefits of recycling household items. All the lamps made will be exhibited at the Redan. After the festival, the authors of the lamps will be able to take them home and use them in their households.

The Karosta Festival of Lights is organised by the Karosta Rescue Society supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation and the Liepāja City Municipality Administration.

See you at the Karosta Festival of Lights! Entrance is free.