Posts tagged as festival

Three for the Weekend: Dance Challenge, Sound Forest, UniCon

Friday, October 9, 2020

With an unfortunate growth in COVID-19 incidence in Latvia, event organizers are taking more and more precautions. Enjoy the weekend but remember to be careful! Latvia has  already joined   the global dance challenge #JerusalemaDance – here is another chance! Sunday, October 10, at 18:00 in  Tumes Culture House  , Tukums municipality, anyone who has learned the simple steps can join another attempt from Latvia to show off to the…

Lower-key Rīga city festival planned for August 14-16

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Despite the ongoing pandemic and looming extraodinary municipal elections at the end of August, plans to hold a Rīga city festival this year have not been shelved, though the celebrations will be of a more restrained nature than in some recent years, the caretaker administration of the Latvian capital announced July 29. This year’s Riga Festival will take place over the weekend of August 14-16 with Rigans and guests of the city “invited to take leisurely walks,…

Dance festival “Vides deja” takes place for tenth year

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The international contemporary dance festival “Vides deja” will take place from August 3 to 9 in Līgatne and will end on 9 August in Piņķi, the festival’s organizers said July 22. The “Vides deja” festival brings together artists and dance enthusiasts at international level, offering environmentally themed dance shows. The theme of the festival is “Future and ecology’. Around 40 professional artists – choreographers, dancers, musicians, video artists, playwrights – from…

Discovering the growth of Vilnius via Open House tours – in photos

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

This year, the annual Open House festival in Vilnius that offers unhindered access into iconic buildings moved outdoors, weaving together the story of Vilnius’ expansion since the 19th century. Ludo Segers, a freelance photographer, joined one of the tours. Vilnius boasts a cornucopia architectural styles, ranging from splendid Baroque to the latest green buildings. The latter are mainly concentrated around Konstitucijos Avenue on the right bank of the Neris river.…

Thomas Mann Festival returns to Lithuania’s Nida for 24th edition

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

July 11-18 will see Nida welcome summer visitors with the 24th Thomas Mann Festival, offering a series of events named after the great German writer and admirer of the Curonian Spit. The organisers of the festival say there is a huge amount of interest in the scheduled events. Visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy classical music, watch films, participate in literary debates and discuss other topics – all united…

2020 Festival highlights in Latvia

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

When: February 20-21 Where: Rīga What: “Having grown from a small grassroots movement of like-minded tech enthusiasts, TechChill celebrates the best of the Baltic startup community by annually bringing together 2000 attendees, including the fastest-growing startups, most innovative corporations, investors active in the region and talented tech enthusiasts. TechChill is organized by a non-profit foundation of the same name, empowering the Baltic startup ecosystem throughout the year. This year is…

You don’t have to speak about death – join the “Ars Moriendi” conversation

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The “Ars Moriendi” festival, which will be held in the spring at the University of Latvia and include an international scientific conference as well as a cultural programme, will take on various unpopular topics associated with ageing and death in western society, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on January 17. The organizers want to take on the excessive culture of timeless youth and optimism, as well as ageism and…

Song festival painting by British Army officer soon to be ready

Friday, January 3, 2020

A reservist officer in the British Army has almost finished a painting inspired by the Song and Dance Festival and commissioned by the army itself, according to a report on ETV current affairs show Aktuaalne kaamera on Tuesday evening. The NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup based at Tapa, east of Tallinn, is U.K.l-ed, and the painting is an added cultural link alongside the existing military one. The artist, Hugh…

19th Century Lithuanian Manor Hosts Biggest Flower Festival of Its Kind in Europe

Friday, August 2, 2019

The largest historical estate in Lithuania, Pakruojis Manor, is turning into a fairy-tale location with the first-ever flower sculpture festival in the country, featuring half a million blossom plants and lasting for 3 months. The largest restored historical estate in Lithuania, the 19th century Pakruojis Manor, is known for hosting many interactive historical events, where guests become participants of living history happening right in front of their eyes. This summer, the…

Brand new classical music festival to open in Riga and Jurmala this summer

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Latvia is already renowned for creating high-class musical talent, with a strong history of choral music, and producing artists such as soprano Elīna Garanča and conductor Andris Nelsons (ranked one of the top conductors in the world by Bachtrack). For a country with a population of under two million, this is already an impressive feat, and this summer, Latvia will welcome thousands of classical music artists and fans from across…