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LAMPA conversation festival to flip the switch in Cēsis

From Friday morning to Saturday evening at the Cēsis castle park, the second LAMPA conversation festival will shed light on social issues and discuss democracy under the clear sky.

According to the organizers, this year’s LAMPA has grown and boasts 150 events on 6 stages and in 12 tents, held by over 80 organizations, associations and companies. 

There will be cooking demonstrations, a masterclass in breathing, discussions about the future of schools and cities of the future, workshops in public speaking and critical thinking, chemistry experiments, theater improvisations, a political roast, and more.

Well-known Latvians are expected to attend, with Latvia's Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis along several MPs set to participate in the political roast.

Conversations will continue throughout the night in the tent city. After a long day of walking and talking, there'll be singing and dancing both Friday and Saturday night.

Though many events will be held in Latvian, you'll find that many participants excel at international languages as well. Entry is free.

The initiators and main supporters of the conversation festival LAMPA are the Foundation for an Open Society DOTS and Swedbank. Last year some 3,500 attended.

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