Riga célèbre l'anniversaire de Sherlock Holmes Riga celebrates the birthday of Sherlock Holmes
Janvier 28, 2012
La capitale lettone, Riga, devient la première ville où l'anniversaire de Sherlock Holmes, personnage de fiction créé par Arthur Conan Doyle, va être célébré, rapportent vendredi les médias locaux. Plusieurs festivités consacrées au 158e anniversaire du détective privé auront lieu à Riga le 28 janvier. L'auteur du célèbre personnage, n'a pas mentionné sa date de naissance, mais on suppose qu'elle a lieu en janvier. Les organisateurs, soutenus par le parlement municipal, estiment que Riga a le droit d'accueillir la fête, car une célèbre série soviétique basée sur le roman d'Arthur Conan Doyle a été tournée dans cette ville à la fin des années 1970 et au début des années 1980. L'acteur russe Vassily Livanov a notamment reçu la fameuse distinction britannique, The Order of British Empire, pour son interprétation de Sherlock Holmes dans cette série.
Riga has a good tourism potential receiving more and more tourists from all over the world every year. However, we do not stop searching for new attractive parts of the city. Riga creative agency “PR-Līnija” offers residents and guests to have a look at the city from the cinematic point of view, and has initiated a new annual holiday - “Sherlock Holmes’ Birthday”. Many films have been shot in Riga, some of which became a cult: Seventeen Moments of Spring, Theatre, Long road in the dunes. Perhaps, the film directed by Russian film director Igor Maslennikov “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson where the role of the great detective was brilliantly performed by Vasily Livanov is the most famous. According to Queen Elizabeth, a character embodied by Livanov, is the real Holmes. Despite the fact that the work of Conan Doyle was adapted more than 300 times. Portrait of the Holmes-Livanov adorns the famous house on Baker Street, and the Livanov-Holmes was awarded by Order of the British Empire. So on Saturday, 28th January of 2012 Riga celebrates the 158th anniversary of Sherlock Holmes for the first time! Where else to celebrate the birthday of the great detective of all times? Certainly here, in Riga, where the film was shot, and he was able to incarnate the most famous and most authentic image of Holmes. 13.00 At the Art Academy (O.Kalpaka Boulevard), where many shots have been takem, the meeting of Sherlock Holmes starts. Organizers meet the participants. The procession goes from the Academy of Arts, passing by the Freedom Monument straight to the house of Sherlock Holmes in Baker Street (Jauniela). The award ceremony of the best Sherlock Holmes. 14.30 Encounter-city-game for everyone, investigation based on Arthur Conan Doyle novel (starting at the Holmes house, Jauniela Street). 15.30 Competition for the best Hound of the Baskervilles at the Dome Square. Since the dogs, in accordance with the law, must be glowing, competition will be conducted in the dark time of the day. Winners' awarding. 14.00-18.00 Costume reconstruction, Jauniela Street. 15.00-20.00 Riga cafeterias provide special menus and drinks inHolmes style - sherry, whiskey. From 17.00 Five O'clock tea in Riga cafeterias and restaurants - Mrs. Hudson treats the guests with a cup of tea. 13.00-16.00 Oatmeal, sir - special offer at the Dome Square where the oatmeals and jams manufacturer will treat or sell English lunch. 22:00 Official after-party at the pub Queens (Kalķu Street, 2). From 22.00 Holmes night after-party in Riga clubs.