News on the topic: culture
02.09.2014 Orsha authorities prohibited celebration of 500th anniversary of the Battle of Orsha
The bid for the festive event was filed by members of the organizing committee for celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Orsha. Deputy Chairman of the organizing committee, artist Mikola Kupava received an official letter from Orsha district executive committee with a prohibition of the event.
18.06.2014 The Last Dawn: Belarusian musicians against the death penalty (video)
The Minsk-based Graffiti club hosted yesterday the presentation of the project of Belarusian musicians called Aposhni Zolak (“The Last Dawn”). In this way, a number of famous musicians, among them Hanna Khitryk, Aliaksandr Pamidorau, Zmitser Vaitsiushkevich, Anastasia Shpakouskaya, Viktar Rudenka, Liavon Volski, spoke against the death penalty. Last year they had a big concert in Bialystok, and Belarusian fans were able to watch it online.
17.06.2014 Live to see The Last Dawn: Audio and video presentation!
Aposhni Zolak (“The Last Dawn”) continues the traditions of such musical projects as “Narodnya Albom” ("The People's album ") “Ya Naradziuskia Tut” ("I Was Born Here") and “Sviaty Vechar” ("Holy Night"). However, the project is devoted to a very sensitive and vital issue – the death penalty.
30.05.2014 Minsk authorities officially ban Amaroka rock band
Head of the Department of Culture of the Minsk City Executive Committee, Vitalina Rudzikava, has officially prohibited a concert by the rock band Amaroka, according to a media project tuzin.fm.
16.04.2014 Russian State Duma member: Tsoi had his songs written by CIA
‘United Russia’ member Evgeniy Fedorov claims that Viktor Tsoi was assisted by American intelligence officers in writing the ‘Changes’ song.
08.04.2014 Belarus: Confirmation in appeal of the ban of a book written by Mr. Ales Bialiatski
Statement of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders concerning the confirmation of the ban of "Enlightened by Belarusianness", authored by the imprisoned head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski.
07.03.2014 Tatsiana Reviaka appeals the ban on import of “Enlightened by Belarusian Issue” at Hrodna Regional Court
Human rights activist Tatyana Reviaka lodged an appeal against the judgment of the Ashmiany District Court , which declared inadmissible the expert examination of the book by Ales Bialiatski "Enlightened by Belarusian Issue", but nevertheless banned the import of the book to the territory of Belarus.
06.03.2014 Brest: premiere of theatric play “Chernonyl” canceled due to “repairs”
The Belarusian premiere of the play by actors of the “Kryly Khalopa” (“Serf's Wings”) theater was to have taken place on March 6 at the Center of Culture and Leisure of the Paudniovy neighborhood in Brest.
14.02.2014 Cultural site “Art Siadziba” is evicted for the fifth time already
The cultural site "Art Siadziba" ("Art Estate") is evicted from the premises on the Instrumental Side Street, 6. Next week, "Art Siadziba" launches a defense campaign.
12.02.2014 Statement of the Secretariat of the Union of Belarusian Writers
As it became known, on February 11, 2014, the Ashmiany District Court decided to ban the importation of books published in Vilnius, authored by literary critic, member of the NGO "Union of Belarusian Writers” Ales Bialiatski “Enlightened by the Belarusian Issue".
11.02.2014 Court declares expert examination of “Enlightened by Belarusian Issue”, but bans the book due to “inner convictions”
On February 11, the Ashmiany District Court announced its verdict on the civil lawsuit of the member of the HRC “Viasna” Tatsiana Reviaka against Ashmiany customs.
10.01.2014 Kasia Kamotskaya's live performance banned in Minsk
The situation with the concert of the well-known Belarusian rock singer Kasia Kamotskaya in Minsk remains unknown the day before the show, the website tuzin.fm reports.
13.12.2013 Brest authorities ban “Tuzin.Nemaulia” concert
After weeks of negotiations, the deputy head of the Brest City Executive Committee Henadz Barysiuk and the head of its ideological department, Ala Starykevich, banned ta concert of the project “Tuzin.Nemaulia”.
06.12.2013 Photo exhibition “Pershapachatak” and exhibition dated to the 80th anniversary of the Union of Belarusian Writers get hastily closed
The State Historical Museum of Belarus hastily closed the exhibition of the Belarusian Union of Writers. The photo exhibition “Pershapachatak” (“Origin”) and an exhibition dated to the 80th anniversary of the Belarusian Union of Writers were presented on 27 November at the National History Museum, which was to have been opened until 8 December.
22.11.2013 Zmitser Vaitsiushkevich’s concert banned in Polatsk
Polatsk authorities banned a concert of Zmitser Vaitsiushkevich. The concert was to be held in local Center of Crafts and National Cultures and was initially agreed with the head of the ideology department of the executive committee However, on the eve of the concert the executive committee received a call from the regional authorities and the concert was banned.