On 7-10 December the West Latvian town of Liepāja will be hosting the Nordic Days festival with seminars, discussions, public talks, exhibitions, films and music.
With the Nordic ambassadors - Olli Kantanen of Finland, Hans Brask of Denmark, Steinar Egil Hagen of Norway, and Annika Jagander of Sweden - as well as an Icelandic writer and a Swedish language teacher, the program aims to introduce Liepāja locals with the economic, cultural and social ways of the Nordic countries.
This will include meetings with local businesses, schoolchildren, as well as discussions over Nordic practices in different areas.
A number of exhibitions at the Great Amber Concert Hall and the Civita Nova art space, as well as the Central Library will be unveiled during the Nordic days. The concert hall will host a series of concerts of contemporary Icelandic music, whereas the local Fontaine Palace club will host a Danish rock duo, the Shrines.
Nordic Days in Liepāja are organized by Nordic embassies in Latvia and the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia with the aim of strengthening regional cooperation, initiating a regular and coordinated dialogue and sharing good Nordic practices. Nordic Days in Liepāja will be offering a rich program for various target audiences and age groups.
The Liepāja Trinity Church will host a Christmas music concert dedicated to Lucia Day, a Christian feast popular in Sweden.
Meanwhile the theatre “Kino Balle” will show Norwegian films, and the Swedish Film Festival will take place at the Liepāja Children and Youth Centre “Youth House” with a vast selection of films, including features, documentaries and shorts.
Nordic Days in Liepāja are organised by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia (NORDEN), as well as the Nordic embassies, and other partners.
Read more about the Nordic Days on the NORDEN website.