Uzbekistan marks 568th birthday of Alisher Navoi
The scientists, writers, poets, artists, representatives of international organizations and students gathered on 9 February in the National park of Uzbekistan to celebrate the 568th birthday of the famous poet Alisher Navoi. The chairman of the Writer’s union Abdulla Aripov said the study and promotion of the heritage of Alisher Navoi was important in upbringing the youth.
Contest of songs about Motherland held
The final of the national competition “Qalbimda Vatan madhi” (“The anthem of Motherland in my heart”) took place in the Turkiston palace. In the competition, organized in the framework of the 2200th anniversary of Tashkent, singers aged from 16 to 40 took part.
Exhibition of military servicemen opens
The all-army art exhibition opened at the Central museum of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan.
Poet Ramz Babajan dies
People’s poet of Uzbekistan, famous dramatist and translator Ramz Babajan died at the age of 87. Ramz Babajan was born in 1921 in Tashkent. He studied at the Language and literature faculty of the Tashkent State Pedagogical University.
People’s artist Turgun Alimatov dies
Famous representative of the national musical art of Uzbekistan Turgun Alimatov died at the age of 85.
Uzbek-British cultural cooperation to expand
The Fund “Forum of culture and art of Uzbekistan” and the British Council signed a Memorandum of understanding, which envisages expansion of cooperation in education, culture and arts in 2008-2010.
Photo exhibition demonstrates Olympic Games
International exhibition devoted to the Beijing Olympic Games of 2008 is being held in Samarkand. The event, organized by the National Olympic Committee, was a logical continuation of the exhibitions held in Moscow, Kiev, Minsk and Tashkent.
TashkentALE 2008 completes
International photo biennale TashkentALE 2008 ended in the capital of Uzbekistan. The event was devoted to the 2,200th anniversary of the city and organized by the Fund Forum of culture and art of Uzbekistan, the Arts Academy and the Tashkent house of photography.
Exhibitions held within TashkentALE 2008
Tashkent international photo biennale TashkentALE 2008 is continuing. It has been organized by the Fund “Forum of Culture and Art of Uzbekistan”, Arts Academy and the Tashkent Photography House and is devoted to the 2,200th anniversary of Tashkent. The exhibition titled “With reverence to nature” opened in the Gallery of Fine Arts in the framework of the TashkentALE.
Design and fashion week Style.Uz opens
The third Week of design and fashion Style.Uz 2008 opened in Tashkent on Sunday. It has been organized by the Fund “Forum of culture and art of Uzbekistan” and the Tashkent Style House. World-famous designers, owners of popular jewelry and fashion brands, representatives of international organizations and TV channels working in the field of fashion, show business stars, editors of fashion magazines, public figures from various countries are participating in the event.
Exhibition of musical instruments opens
The exhibition of musical instruments, equipment and teaching aids for children’s schools of music and art opened in Tashkent. It has been organized by the ministries of culture and sports, and education. In July, President of Uzbekistan signed a resolution on the State program of strengthening logistical base and improvement of children’s school of music and art for 2009-2014.
Uzbekistan in the children's eyes
Photo exhibition “Uzbekistan in the children’s eyes” is currently held in the Royal Arts College in London. It has been organized by the Fund “Forum of Culture and Art of Uzbekistan” jointly with the British organization Pro Art & Co. with support of the British Council and the Embassy of Uzbekistan in London.
Style.Uz-2008: traditions and modernity
The third Design and Fashion Week Style.Uz will be held from 12 to 17 October in Tashkent and Samarkand. Its organizers are the Fund “Forum of Culture and Art of Uzbekistan” and the Tashkent Style House.
Davr sadolari festival opens
Davr sadolari festival opened at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan, organized by the Union of Composers together with Uzbek Theater association.
State program of improvement of children’s music and art schools for 2009-2014 adopted
President of Uzbekistan signed a resolution “On State program of strengthening material-technical base and improvement of children’s music and art schools in the years 2009-2014” on 8 July 2008. The approved program is aimed at creation of favorable environment for development of talents and abilities of children and envisages a fundamental improvement of elementary music education in the country.
International Youth Film Festival "Creative Flight" starts
The third International Youth Central Asian Film Festival “Creative Flight” started on 12 May at the State Institute of Arts of Uzbekistan. The event has been organized by the National Agency Uzbekkino in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Arts Academy, Public Youth Movement Kamolot, the National Television and Radio Company, Bukhara regional administration and Uzbekistan Railways company.
Foreign Ministry organizes festival of cultural traditions and national cuisine
The festival of cultural traditions and national cuisine was held at the Receptions House of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan. Representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in the country took part in the event.
Third Central Asian Youth film festival to be held in Uzbekistan
Tashkent and Bukhara will host the third Youth film festival of Central Asian countries “Creative Flight” on 12-18 May.
Famous artist of Uzbekistan Malik Nabiev dies
Culture and art of Uzbekistan have suffered a heavy loss. On 30 April 2008, people’s artist of Uzbekistan academician Malik Nabiyev died at the age of 92.
National Art Train visits Kashkadarya region
The National Art Train, organized by the Ministry of Cultural and Sports and the railway company O‘zbekiston Temir Yo‘llari, visited Kashkadarya region.