March is the first month of spring, and is the time of year when many of us wait for change, (of course, a change for the better!), opening up of new horizons, with memorable meetings and interesting events. And if these three points are largely dependent on the individual, themselves, and their aspirations, then we hope that our newsletter, “Bishkek Madaniyat”, will help them to find interesting events to visit. The first issue of Spring 2010, has been specially prepared to help bid a final farewell to the winter holidays and prepare for the heat, clear blue sky and blossoming flowers throughout the city in the coming months. We wish everyone a truly spring mood and pleasant recreation.
E x h i b i t i o n
The Olga Manuilova Memorial House-Museum is holding an exhibition of graphics until March 8th.
This exposition features several female artists who will present their work. The official opening will be held on 26 February. Entry is free. The Museum is located at Tynystanov, 108 (between Kievskaya and Toktogul Streets). Working days – Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch break between twelve and one o’clock).
F a s h i o n a n d s t y l e
Until March 2nd, the Kojomkul Sports Palace will host the exhibition-fair “Fashion Industry 2010”.
The exhibition will present such goods as clothing; knitwear; leather goods, including footwear and haberdashery. In the programme of activities as part of the event are master classes, seminars and round tables on issues related to the development of the fashion industry in Kyrgyzstan. Entrance is free, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More details are available on the site http://legprom.kg/2010/.
Another event on new trends in fashion will be held in Bishkek from 16th to 21st March. “Fashion Week 2010” will be held in the Russian Drama Theatre and nearby in Oak Park. The first three days will be devoted to competition – showcasing collections by young fashion designers of Kyrgyzstan. On 19th March, new collections by both Kyrgyz and international brands will be on show, and on 21st March will be a Gala show of the best collections by young designers.
P r o j e c t
The Kyrgyz-Swiss forestry support program (KIRLES) announces its completion. The official closing ceremony will be held on 11th March in the State Historical Museum, in Bishkek, beginning at 9 a.m. At the ceremony, (which will take place in the Conference Hall of the Museum, entrance from the Eastern side of the building), there will be an exhibition-presentation of 15 years experience and the results of the project. An invitation is extended to anyone interested..