THE NIGHT OF “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN”

5 July 22.00-01.00 

 
 
NIGHT DANCES
NEAR THE ALLEY OF HORSE-CHESTNUT TREES 
22.00–22.20  Group “ŠIAULIAI UNITED”
22.20–22.40  Vilnius Russian folk ensemble “VERĖJA”
22.40–23.00  Folk dance ensemble “SIEPAKAT” (FINLAND) 
23.00–23.20  Folk ensemble of Biržai Culture Centre “SIAUDELA”
23.20–23.40  Folk dance ensemble “CENTRO DE TRADICOES GAUCHAS GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI” (BRAZIL)
23.40–24.00  Folk ensemble “SUTARAS”
24.00–00.20  Panevėžys folk ensemble “RASKILA”
00.20–00.40  Folk dance ensemble JDK “SKALBE” (LATVIA) 
00.40–01.00  Group “ŠIAULIAI UNITED”
 
THE FAMILY AREA
NEAR DIDŽDVARIS GYMNASIUM 
15.00–01.00 CHILDREN GAMES, OUTDOOR CAFÉS, TOURISM PRESENTATIONS, DEMONSTRATION OF CRAFTS   
15.00–01.00  TEAM TOURNAMENT OF GIANT CHESS. Partner – Sports School “Dubysa”
18.00–21.00 The game of Šiauliai City Municipality Public Library “SUPERHERO’S CHALLENGE”
20.00–22.00  SIMULTANEOUS CHESS MATCH WITH A EUROPEAN CHESS CHAMPION, GRANDMASTER VIKTORIJA ČMILYTE-NIELSEN. Partner – Sports School “Dubysa”
21.00–24.00  Suncity Racers AN ORIENTEERING GAME “FIND THE FLOWER OF THE SUN”. Registration starts at 21.00 in front of Didždvaris Gymnasium. The start is at 22.00.
 
 
THE AREA OF FINE ART AND SONGS
SECTION BETWEEN STREETS DVARO and VARPO 
19.00–1.00  PAINTING ON WATER TOGETHER WITH THE STUDIO “EBRU ART”. Tonight we invite everyone to paint along the boulevard, and on other days you are invited to visit the studio “Ebru Art” (Dvaro Str. 43)
20.00–22.00  CREATIVE WORKSHOPS OF CERAMICS at “MENOJA” – “CREATE YOUR FLOWER OF THE SUN!” (Premises of “Menoja”, Vilniaus Str. 217)
21.00–01.00  CREATIVE IMPROVISATION “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN FOR THE CITY OF THE SUN” – I am drawing, painting, pressing, weaving... We invite everyone to join in the painting the picture for the City of the Sun, to draw colourful circles, to weave plaits of friendship, to create a composition of the Flower of the Sun. Artists of Šiauliai city, Vita Žabarauskaitė, Regina Rudienė, Ilmaras Oss, Petras Slonskis, Lina Lušienė, Nijolė Bartkevičienė, Dana Kulikauskienė, Aušra Lučinskienė and Silvija Baranauskienė, take part. Organiser – Šiauliai Gegužių Pro-gymnasium
22.00–24.00 ACTION “CUSHIONS FOR A COLOURFUL LIFE”. Everyone is invited to sew and purchase handmade decorative cushions. The raised money will be donated to the care of severely ill patients of Šiauliai Palliative Support and Care Centre. 
20.00–20.20  Ensemble “AUŠLAVIS” singing in North Lithuanian Samogitian dialect 
20.20–21.00  Pakapė ensemble “TRYS PLIUS TRYS” of Šiauliai District Municipality Culture Centre’s Bridai Branch 
21.30–22.00  Music group “TYKIAI” of Šiauliai District Municipality Culture Centre  
22.00–22.30  SUNG POETRY BY IEVA AND TOMAS  
22.30–23.00  Indie-hop music group “THE FLIGHT”
23.00–24.00  Live music band “FLOPIKAI”
24.00–00.30  Pop and electronic music group “INFINITY”
00.30–01.00  Rap and hip hop music performer SWEET MC 
21.00–24.00  at the Bar “CASK215”, with the code “ŽIEDAS” get a 20 per cent discount for a hamburger  
 
 
THE AREA OF DANCES AND SONGS  
SECTION BETWEEN STREETS VARPO and TILŽĖS  
21.50–22.10 Folk ensemble “TOPĽAN” (SLOVAKIA) 
22.10–22.20  Folk dance group of Šiauliai Julius Janonis Gymnasium “LIUOKSINIS”
22.20–22.40 Ensemble “RIPTIDE DANCE BAND” (USA). MASTER CLASS – CONTRA STYLE DANCE LESSON led by Nils Fredland, expert of American folk dances.
22.40–23.00  Folk ensemble “GRUPO ETNOGRÁFICO DE AREOSA” (PORTUGAL)
23.00–23.20  MASTER CLASS – COLOMBIAN TRADITIONAL DANCE LESSON led by Junior Augusto Murillo Madrigal, member of the Jury of the International Contest “The Flower of the Sun”
23.20–23.40  Folk ensemble of Kaišiadorys Culture Centre “VERPETA”
23.40–24.00   Folk dance ensemble of Cherkassy Bohdan Khmelnytskiy State University “CHERKASCHANKA” (THE UKRAINE) 
24.00–00.40   MASTER CLASS – LATVIAN TRADITIONAL DANCE LESSON led by Ernests Spīčs, member of the Jury of the International Contest “The Flower of the Sun”, expert of traditional Latvian dances
00.40–01.00   Folk ensemble “IMFA PERFORMING TROUPE” (INDIA) 
22.00–01.00   Those who buy amber goods at “GINTARO GALERIJA” (Vilniaus Str. 146) for a sum over € 10 may participate in the lottery with all the tickets wining prizes.
 
 
THE AREA OF MOVEMENT
SECTION BETWEEN STREETS TILŽĖS and VASARIO 16-OSIOS  
20.45–21.15 DEMONSTRATION TRAINING SESSION WITH MUSIC AND WEARING KANGOO JUMPS SHOES by Sportuokimkartu.lt
21.15–22.00  Demonstration of Aikido martial art and Yoga at “DODŽO STUDIJA”; interactive session  
22.00–22.30  ZUMBA FITNESS WITH DOVILĖ 
22.30–23.15   Demonstration of Aikido martial art and Yoga at “DODŽO STUDIJA”; interactive session
23.15–23.45 SPORT FOR ALL – entertaining drill
23.45–01.00   Line dance performance and lessons led by the Dance School “SALIDA”  
 
 
THE AREA OF BLACK BAR 
NEAR POVILAS VIŠINSKIS MONUMENT 
22.00–22.20   Šakiai District folk ensemble “NOVA”
22.20–22.40   Büyükçekmece folk dance ensemble “GOLDEN BRIDGE” (TURKEY) 
22.40–23.00   Group “'n BLACK”. Programme “From... To...”: Aurelija Čižauskaitė-Butkaliuk (vocal), Darius Kaškelis (keyboard), Audrius Jonaitis (saxophone), Aurimas Povilaitis (percussion), Arūnas Stankus (bass). Follow news of the group on Facebook: 'n Black
23.00–23.20   Folk dance and song ensemble “INA” (POLAND)
23.20–23.40   Group “CRAZY CROW”: Evaldas Daujotas (vocal, el. guitar), Aurelija Čižauskaitė-Butkaliuk (vocal), Laimonas Norkus (keyboar), Vygimantas Banys (bass), Aurimas Povilaitis (percussion).
24.00–00.20 Pop folk group “AUKSA ŽOVIS”
00.20–00.40  Folk music ensemble “VENZELYA” (RUSSIA) 
00.40–01.00 Participant of the project “Lithuanian Voice” LIVETA KAZIMIERA POCIŪTĖ
22.00–23.00  In the tea shop “VALERIJONAS” (Vilniaus Str. 173) the EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME “LEARN TO MAKE NATURAL CREAM WITH YOUR OWN HANDS!” will be arranged. Those who wish to participate in the educational programme are kindly asked to register via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
 
THE AREA OF CINEMA
OUTDOOR THEATRE
22.00–22.30 CINEMA. INTRO. Presenter – Viktoras Gundajevas. Partner – Šiauliai Cinema Art Club  
22.30–23.00 RETROSPECTIVE OF THE CONTEST-FESTIVAL OF FOLK SONG VIDEOS “DAINA.LT”. Rasa Stoškuvienė 
23.00–24.00 Film “MY CITY– ŠIAULIAI”. Director V. Dambrauskas 
24.00–01.00   WORKS BY ŠIAULIAI ARTISTS. RETROSPECTIVE OF DIARIES OF “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN”   
 
 
OTHER EVENTS
BOULEVARD ALONG VILNIAUS STREET AND ELSEWHERE 
Exhibition of Šiauliai Art School pupils “LEGENDS OF THE SOLAR SIGN” showcases on Vilniaus Str. 
1–6 July TASTE THE SUN! What is the taste of Šiauliai city? Gourmet action “THE TASTE OF THE SUN” only in these cafés: “Morganas” (Vilniaus Str. 183), “Arkos” (Vilniaus Str. 213), “Savynė” (Vilniaus Str. 199), “Havana” (Rūdės Str. 27D), restaurant “Grafas Zubovas” (Dubysos Str. 1, Bubiai, Šiauliai district)
TASTE THE WORLD! Korean restaurant “SAKURA BBQ” offers exclusive dishes and an opportunity to use integrated grills, to cook food yourselves! (P. Višinskio Str. 41B)
3–6 July 11.00–19.00 MODERN SIGNS OF IDENTITY AT WÃPSVA LT DESIGN HOUSE. “LT identity” – sports-leisure fashion collection by designers Ieva Ševiakovaitė and Jolanta Rimkutė   
5 July 22.00–1.00 DANCE “THE FLOWER OF THE SUN” ALONG THE BOULEVARD (project “Sports Are Fashionable in Šiauliai”)
5 July 18.00–20.00 Seminar “I LIKE TO LIVE” held at Northern Lithuania College (Tilžės Str. 22). The seminar develops personal strengths in participants: the ability to express feelings and emotions grounding on personal values, to express and defend own opinion, to create equal relations with the environment.  
All throughout the night of “The Flower of the Sun” OUTDOOR CAFÉS “BLACK BAR”, “MORGANAS”, “SAKURA BBQ”, “VARPO 154”, “CASK215”, “CENTRO ŠOKOLADINĖ”, “ARKOS”, “SAVYNĖ”, “PRESTO”, “GIMME”, “ČILI PICA” ETC. WILL BE OPEN.
 
 
 
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The programme may vary. Entrance to all events is free of charge.  
The events are weather permitting. In case of unfavourable conditions the events along the boulevard on Vilniaus Street will be cancelled.