International creative workshop "Baltic treasure"
Last week at Raudondvaris Manor international creative workshop took place. This workshop was organized to create new educational programme called “Baltic treasure”. Implementation of this activity is a part of ongoing project “Historic road: Raudondvaris-Bauska (LLI-498 HRRB)” supported by “Interreg V-A Latvia and Lithuania cross-border cooperation programme 2014-2020”.
The team of ten craftsmen-educators from Raudondvaris Manor and Bauska Castle Museum working in such areas as floristics, leather, calligraphy, jewellery, wood, candles and natural perfume, amber, textile and ceramics, gathered together to share ideas, knowledge and experience to create new education “Baltic treasure”. During the workshop masters presented their ideas which were inspired by medieval, renaissance and baltic mythology, and both castles historic sources.
Creators will invite visitors to travel in time by participating in this new education. During this journey they will be introduced to manors and castles culture, the crafts by Raudondvaris Manor and Bauska castle craftsmen that are still nurtured, and the authenticity they create. Workshop educators had a task to use more natural, eco-friendly materials while creating “treasures” so that’s why education participants will get to work with live flowers, herbals, amber, silk and many more. More over, to create some treasures they will have to use ancient work tools.
It is planned that the new education will be organized by open door style when participant will visit not one but few educators that will help to create each “treasure” and at the same time will tell its origin, history and meaning. In such way the travelling participant will fully create his treasure chest where he will keep his own treasure secrets and a particle of authentic history.
What are those “Baltic treasures” and how to find them will be possible to know already in 2022. This new education will be available for free and will be organized during the cold season in Raudondvaris Manor and Bauska Castle Museum. Soon there will be made informational leaflets about “Baltic treasure” to promote it for tourists.
By implementing this activity it is hoped to achieve one of the main purposes of the project “Historic road: Raudondvaris-Bauska (LLI-498 HRRB)” – to attract visitors during the off season by creating new meaningful inclusive activities. During the cold season both Raudondvaris Manor and Bauska Castle welcomes way less visitors compared to summer time. With the help of the project there will be created new activities oriented to cold season and they will include not only “Baltic treasure” education but also ancient music, renaissance music concerts where audience will get to see historic dances and costumes as well. In addition, here are foreseen sports and educational activities outside too, mainly on the ice rink of Raudondvaris Manor.
- The workshop is organized by the project „Historic road: Raudondvaris-Bauska (LLI-498 HRRB).
- This project is funded by the European Union. Official EU website: europa.eu
- Total projects size is 785 875.00 EUR. Out of them co-funding of European Regional Development Fund is 667 993.75 EUR
- The Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 aims to contribute to the sustainable and cohesive socio-economic development of the Programme regions by helping to make them competitive and attractive for living, working and visiting. Programme website: latlit.eu
- The contents of this are the sole responsibility of PI ”Raudondvaris Manor” and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.