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PROGRAM 2017

The holiday program of Sherlock Holmes’ birthday / January 8th, 2017

12.30-13.00

Gathering and registration of the parade participants will take place at the steps of the National Art Museum’s building (K. Valdemara 10a). Contest will be held in the following nominations:

/ THE BEST HOLMES

All portrayals of the great detective are welcomed and accepted (from the book and film iconic images to your own personal interpretations). It’s not necessarily a whole suit from “A” to “Z,” just enough details to create a recognizable image.

/ THE BEST CHARACTER

All of your favorite characters portrayal will be represented in this contest: from the most beloved Dr. Watson and dangerous but charismatic Professor Moriarty to the kindest Mrs. Hudson and beautiful Irene Adler. Sir Henry Mortimer, Barrymore and many others will take part in the colorful procession.

Please send your request for the costume contest application to linija@pr-linija.lv

/ THE BEST PORTRAYAL OF THE FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND

Subnominations:

/ “A True Gentleman” (representation of any character from Holmes to Moriarty)

/ “Mrs. Hudson’s Dog” (any representation of a “female” doggy)

/ “The Best Duet” (matching owner and dog costumes)

/ THE BEST CHILDREN’S PORTRAYAL

Every year our colorful parade involves young actors imagining themselves as Holmes, constables, friends of the great detective, and as the granddaughters of Mrs. Hudson as well.

/ THE BEST MUSTACHE AND BEARD OF THE PARADE

/ THE MOST ELEGANT GENTLEMAN

PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTESTS AND PARADE IS FREE OF CHARGE.

13.00-13.30

A colorful procession to the main stage of the event located at the festive Verman Garden’s open-air stage on the Elizabetes Street side.

13:30 – 14:30

Défilé of the festival participants and selection of winners on the stage.Festivities will begin with a parade of the Scottish Terriers in the Scottish style on the stage / supported by the “TUTTI PALĪDZĪBA DZĪVNIEKIEM” society.

14.30 – 15.00

Awards ceremony in all nominations will take place on the stage.

14.00-16.00

“Oatmeal, sir” – a traditional breakfast for Sirs and Lords of the good old England is located at the stage. The owners of the “MamKafe” starring the Barrymore couple.

15.00-15.30

A flash mob “The biggest Holmes image from a bird’s eye view.” All guests can take a part in it! Aerial shooting by Vadim Sishikov.

15:30-17:00

Costume reconstruction of the Riga’s Baker Street. Photoshoot at the famous Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson apartment’s door. Jauniela Street 22, Old Town.

12.00-18.00

Retro photography salon “At Bertillon” in vintage ambiance of Baker Street is located at the Cafe Film Noir (movie theater “Splendid Palace”, Elizabetes 61). In addition to an unforgettable picture, Mrs. Hudson will serve a cup of tea and a biscuit. Costumes provided by “Mrs. Hudson skapis”. Photos will be available on the spot.

Pre-registration: tel. + 37129148691.

11.00-17.00

Guided sightseeing tours on locations featured in “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson” directed by Igor Maslennikov. Movie fans will visit the most memorable sites featured in “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson” on the walking guided tours through the narrow streets of the old town, going to the secret courtyards and alleys.

Pre-register by phone 371 26468131 or e-mail: snezanna1@gmail.com

18.00

The noteworthy silent film screening accompanied by a jazz trio at the Cafe Film Noir (movie theater “Splendid Palace”, Elizabetes 61). This event was made possible with kind support from the CREA Promotion company.

The program is subject to change. Follow us on facebook facebook.com/SherlockHolmesBirthdayRiga/