Kņada festival hopes to cause a hubbub in Mālpils

If June's Lampa festival of conversation failed to sate your appetite for lively discussion, help is at hand this week in the form of the Kņada (Hubbub) festival to be held in Mālpils district on August 16-18.

According to organizers, "Kņada is a platform that invites specialists, enthusiasts, and hobbyists from various fields to share their knowledge and skills, as well as joy that comes from these activities. Education is the most valuable currency, as it is impossible to be spent after it has been acquired. Furthermore, sharing it does not diminish it. It possibly even grows. Hubbub stands for the creation of new and progressive ideas and their application, as well as protection of traditional values. It is an opportunity to experience art, sports, poetry, theater, economics and accountancy, and politics and religion in a simple 'participate-or-watch' way."

The event’s program includes series of various creative workshops and classes, lectures, and seminars, as well as moderated discussions about hot topics from diametrically opposite viewpoints to find common ground between them.

"Kņada will be a celebration of diversity in thought, music and visual art, with serious discussions on sensitive topics from economics, politics and philosophy ranging from veganism to sex and death, some of Latvia's best musicians in very different genres and styles, and workshops in everything from poetry to making garments out of fish," Pēteris Cedriņš, one of the moderators at the event, told LSM.

In the daytime there will be classes, discussions, and art performances, but during the nighttime hours visitors will have an opportunity to go wild with live music and classes only for adults.

Full details of the program and related events can be found at the official website http://bmk.knada.ml with tickets available at: https://www.bezrindas.lv/lv/festivals-knada/6751/

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