Tbilisi

Tbilisi club Bassiani set to reopen following government investigation

<b>“The door is open, finally we are at home!”</b><p>The doors to Bassiani will reopen today (May 23) following an investigation by the Georgian government …

Georgia (Country)

Can Tbilisi sustain an art market?

Will the relentless stream of new regional art fairs in emerging markets ever abate? That was the question many were pondering as the first edition …

Georgia (Country)

4GB 2018: 25/26

Georgia (Country)

Georgian court rules metro workers must strike “outside working hours”

After a Georgian court ruled that protesting subway workers can strike only during working hours, activists are protesting what they call an unlawful …

Georgia (Country)

These Summer Outfit Ideas Are About to Blow Your Mind

Not too long ago, a fashion week you might not be too familiar with took place—Tbilisi Fashion Week. Tbilisi is the capital of the country, Georgia, …

Fashion

First-ever Tbilisi Art Fair aims to boost Georgia's art market

The first-ever international Tbilisi Art Fair (TAF 2018) is being held in the Georgian capital. The focus is on discovering Georgia's vibrant art world, as well as showcasing well-established and emerging artists.<p>Various artists from around the world are presenting their works during the four-day …

Art

Tbilisi's first ever international art exhibition

Georgia is showcasing its contemporary artwork at the Tbilisi art fair (TAF 2018) at its first ever international exhibition for four days.<p>30 galleries and 40 artisans from around the world and locally, show off their creativity with 300 pieces of work.<p>Organisers hope it'll boost the local …

Streetwear

Tbilisi's Bassiani Club Says It Faces Closure Following Government Raids & Protests

The upheaval in Georgia’s Capitol, Tbilisi has subsided some after nighttime and peak time drug raids on two popular techno clubs caused outrage and …

Protest

Photo essay: Stateless in the former Soviet republic of Georgia

<i>The following is a partner post by Global Voices’ partner Chai-Khana.org. Text by Monica Ellena. All photos by Jacob Borden.</i>Miguel Mkirtichian’s …

Liberal View

Georgia: Thousands protest nightclub raids in Tbilisi

Last weekend riot police raided two top nightclubs in what they said was an anti-drugs operation but club-goers were angered by the heavy-handed tactics used, prompting them to stage protests.<p>Thousands of young people have been protesting in Georgia against violent police raids on popular …

European News

Tbilisi club Bassiani under threat of closure following police raids

<b>Donate to the club’s legal fight today.</b><p>Bassiani is “facing a threat of closing down” following last weekend’s armed police raids, according to a new …

Special Forces

Tbilisi is having a huge fashion moment, and this is what you need to know

Forget the usual fashion cities, we headed out to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi to discover fashion’s new wave of cool<p>When I told my friends, I …

Fashion (UK)

Fearing Violence, Georgian Rights Groups Cancel Event Against Homophobia

Police in Tbilisi are on high alert amid fears of street violence even after an event commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and …

LGBTQI

Tbilisi’s first contemporary art fair hopes to draw new buyers

Tbilisi’s evolving food, club and fashion scenes may have made it a trendy destination recently, but now the Georgian capital’s renaissance has …

Art

Berlin's club community to stage protest rave against far-right march

• Previous<br>• Next<p>Dozens of clubs and parties will come together to disrupt the May 27th rally, which is run by the German political party AfD.<p>Reclaim Club …

Music

dancing for freedom in tbilisi

At the weekend, Georgian youth threw a massive protest rave outside Parliament after armed government forces stormed a Tbilisi nightclub. Following the protest, i-D talked to Tbilisi’s creative youth about what happened at the Bassiani nightclub, and what<p>Over the weekend, the square in front of …

Human Rights

Georgian ravers and rightwingers clash over club culture – video

Thousands of techno fans took to the streets of Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, after armed police raided two of the country's most celebrated nightclubs, which the protesters saw as an attack on their generation and culture. Rightwing extremists gathered in a counter-demonstration, and riot police …

Georgia (Country)

Georgian government to investigate police brutality after the Tbilisi club raids

Ravers in Tbilisi, Georgia have called off their rally following armed police raids on clubs Bassiani and Café Gallery.<p>The protest started outside …

Georgia (Country)

Georgian techno fans and extremists clash in Tbilisi in fight for club culture

After showpiece armed raids on techno clubs Bassiani and Cafe Gallery, protesters took to the streets and faced aggression from nationalist radicals<p>Hand-held flares sent plumes of smoke into the twilight sky above the grand arched facade of Tbilisi’s old parliament building on Saturday night, as …

Music (UK)

DJs reacted to Tbilisi's clubs being raided with love, support and solidarity

DJs have reacted to the "heavy-handed" armed police raids on Tbilisi club's Bassiani and Café Gallery on Saturday.<p>Artists and DJs such as The Black …

Georgia (Country)

Tbilisi clubbing community hold “protest rave” outside parliament in response to raids

Following armed raids of popular Tbilisi venues Bassiani and Café Gallery this weekend, thousands have gathered in protest…<p>Following armed raids of …

DJs

6 Breakout Tbilisi Fashion Week Designers to Watch

One of them has already dressed Bella Hadid.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Mercedes-Benz Tbilisi Fashion Week is on the rise. Ever since …

Fashion

Nina Kraviz, Rødhåd, The Black Madonna, more share support for Tbilisi protesters

Global dance music communtity vocalises solidarity with demonstrators in Tbilisi following a “protest rave” in response to armed raids of …

Electronic Music

Opinion: Tbilisi proves the power of club culture

The demonstrations following police raids on Georgian clubs are a reminder of how meaningful dance music can be.<p>It's not a coincidence that Bassiani, …

Music

Tbilisi Protests Against Police Crackdown On Clubs Go On

Dozens of Georgians danced to the sounds of electronic music in downtown Tbilisi on May 13 in a protest against overnight drug raid against two …

Georgia (Country)

Tbilisi Rally Still Planned After Police Dismantle Protest Camp

Demonstrators who have been protesting drug raids by police in Tbilisi say they are planning to continue their demonstration, hours after local …

Rights & Freedoms

Hundreds protest in Georgia after police raid night clubs

TBILISI (Reuters) - Hundreds gathered in the center of Georgia's capital Tbilisi on Saturday to protest armed police raids on two nightclubs and to demand the resignation of the prime minister and interior minister.<p>Police arrested eight people on Friday night in two popular clubs, Bassiani and Cafe …

World News

A Rave-olution Hits the Caucasus as Huge Crowds Gather in Tbilisi to Protest Shutdown of Clubs

The government said it was cracking down on pills and narcotics at a time when there's a huge push to change the draconian drug policy left by the …

Georgia (Country)

Georgian Police Raid On Clubs Triggers Protests

The Georgian Interior Ministry said its officers had detained eight "drug dealers" after storming Tbilisi's two music nightclubs, Bassiani and Cafe …

Protest

Protests in Georgia after police raid Tbilisi nightclubs Bassiani and Café Gallery

<b>Bassiani’s co-founders were allegedly arrested this morning.</b><p>Protestors have gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia following armed police raids of nightclubs …

Georgia (Country)