MJR XVI programma
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children programme

Our 16th festival will offer a series of playful, (inter)active and creative activities for children. Everyone will have an opportunity to make a straw symbol, take part in traditional games, make a clay man, or paint.

FRIDAY

18.00 – Crafts Yard.

STRAW WORKS

Lithuanian and Latvian ornaments and symbols will be made from straw in the Hay Tent of the Crafts Yard starting Friday.

20.00 – Crafts Yard.

A NIGHT OF LATVIAN TALES AND SONGS

The girls from the modern folklore band Marga Muzika will sing a fairy-tale in Latvian and Lithuanian, which will tell about the ancient traditions and customs of the two nations.

SATRUDAY

9.00 – Film and Lecture Pavilion.

ANIMATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

The little festival-goers will wake up with merry cartoons. The programme will consist of selected animated films from Lithuania and Latvia.

10.30 – Games Yard.

PAINTING ON CANVAS AND ART WORKSHOPS

Saturday morning will welcome children at the huge canvas where everyone will be able to draw and colour their handprints, Latvian and Lithuanian symbols, and other images.

12.00 – Games Yard.

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

Linas Zubė family theatre Lino Lėlės will demonstrate walking on stilts and organise games on the grass. The actor and puppeteer Linas Zubė and his family will offer acting lessons for children and teach the audience theatrical and ancient games.

BALTIC ROCKS

The lawn of the island will be decorated with rocks from the beaches of the Baltic Sea. Children will paint them and assemble them into a puzzle reflecting the colours, emotions and playfulness of the Festival. The smartest and the most creative children will be awarded.

14.00 – Crafts Yard.

CLAY WORKSHOP

This year, the Festival will be visited by Daugavpils Clay Art Centre that will teach children to make clay animals, pottery and jewellery. The young artists will use various methods to create a souvenir to bring home.

16.00 – Crafts Yard.

STRAW WORKS

The Hay Tent will open again on the Saturday afternoon. Ornaments and symbols representing the brotherhood between Lithuanians and Latvians will be made to decorate the Crafts Yard.

21.00 – Film and Lecture Pavilion.

PLAY "THE WOLF AND THE LITTLE GOATS”

"The Wolf and the Little Goats" is a musical, plastic, poetic and charismatic play by Linas Zubė family theatre Lino Lėlės.

Vilkas ir ožiukai

SUNDAY

10.00 – Crafts Yard.

EXHIBITION "MJR ARTWORK"

On Sunday everyone will bring their clay and straw figurines to the Crafts Yard for a joint exhibition. The most creative works will be awarded and everyone will be treated to candy. Clay, straw and sash workshops will continue after the exhibition.

11.00 – Games Yard.

SOAP BUBBLE DANCES WITH WIND-CATCHERS

Everyone is welcome take part in the soap bubble party!

12.00 – Games Yard.

ARCHERY COMPETITION

On Sunday morning, the club "Strėlė" will organise an archery competition for the little ones. Children will test their marksmanship skills in the Great Lawn, while the best ones will compete for the special arrow awarded by the club!