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There are many possibilities for the local people to relax and find the entertainment they are looking for. The cultural life is very active in Ogre Municipality, especially due to the activities of Ogre Culture Centre, which is a multi-functional cultural institution, and its affiliates - culture houses and community houses in the civil parishes. Concerts, theatre performances and other culture events are organised regularly. Residents of all ages are welcomed to join various amateur art groups, which provide singing, dancing, acting, instrumental music, weaving, development of Latvian folk traditions, and many other pastimes.

 
Art and music schools play important roles in the cultural life of the Municipality and significantly contribute to the development of young talents. Children have their training after the lessons at school. The programme of Ogre Art School is realized in five years. During this period children acquire knowledge and improve skills in drawing, painting, composition, plastering, basics of the art language (folklore, history of art, etc.). They have to take one of the following courses offered: ceramics, china painting, textile work, silk painting, modeling of clothes, sowing, design, computer graphics, silk screening, photography, metal design and woodcarving. Ogre Music School offers the possibility to learn how to play the piano, the violin, the cello, the accordion, the guitar, the flute, the clarinet, the saxophone, the French horn, the tuba and the percussion instruments. Ogre Music School has been the initiator and host of international music camps for Latvian musicians while Art School regularly organizes various art exhibitions. The residents of Ogre look forward to these annual events, as they are festivals with variety of cultural programmes.
 
Detailed information about Ogre and Ogre Municipality can be found at Ogre History and Art Museum. The museum was founded in 1981. Its exhibition halls are used for thematic and art exhibitions as well as for presentation of books and meetings with prominent people.

Remarkable contribution to the cultural life in Ogre Municipality is provided also by Ogre Central Library as well as local libraries in villages.

 

 

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