Bishkek-Madaniyat 09’2010

From the publishers:

The beginning of September marks the return from holidays and the start of work and school.

But, who said that the receipt of knowledge and work are necessarily completely different from rest and relaxation?

This edition of “Bishkek Mandaniyat”, as usual, contains descriptions of a variety of different activities. The cultivation of positive impressions from such cultural activities, each one of us gets the momentum to move forward and discover new horizons.

The Celestial Mountains Companies

O u t o f t o w n

The Trekking Union of Kyrgyzstan invites all comers to its base in the village Semyenovka (on the northern shore of Lake Issyk Kul). At the base there are two houses which can accommodate upto 22 people, as well as a kitchen, camping ground, a summer terrace and parking space.

More information is available on the site:

Information about prices, services and conditions of booking are available from the office of the Union: Propeskt Chui 4A, (in the Stroimarket building, on the first floor). Tel: (0612) 906115.

F e s t i v a l

The Central Asian Crafts Support Association, (CACSA), is conducting their regular Festival of Cultural Dialogue, “Oimo”. The festival celebrating Central Asian handicrafts will open on 24th September, from 11:00am at the Ala Too Cinema, at the junction of Prospect Chui and Erkindik Boulevard. On the same day, at 17:30, the official opening ceremony of “Oimo 2010” will take place accompanied by a concert programme. Also during the festival, at the Museum of Fine Arts, there will be an exhibition of traditional Kyrgyz Ornamentation.

The Museum is located at Abdyrakhmanov Street, 196, (opposite the Theater of Opera and Ballet).

Telephone for enquiries: (0312) 662445, 620385

E x h i b i t i o n s

The B’Art Bishkek Center for the Arts in cooperation with Kunstverein Rosenheim are holding until 4th September an nternational Art Exhibition, “Distance 4635 – the lives of others”. The exhibition will feature works by artists from Kyrgyzstan and Germany. The artwork will be presented in the Exhibition Hall at the B’Art Center, Karasaev Street, 1, (Formerly Druzhba / Friendship Street). The event can be visited from Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00. More information (in German and Russian) can be found on the website of the German Embassy:

Telephone for enquiries: (0312) 530092

In the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named in honour of Gapar Atiev there will be an exhibition of graphic paintings, “Golden Bowl”. The exhibition starts from the 28th August and lasts until 10th September. The Museum is located at Abdyrakhmanov Street, 196, (opposite the Theater of Opera and Ballet).

Visitors are welcome from Tuesday to Sunday, from 09:00 to 16:00, (on Fridays until 10:00).

Telephone for enquiries: (0312) 621641

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