Watch online: Centenary celebrations forum
December 11 sees a conference taking place at the Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel in Rīga in which participants will discuss the ways in which Latvia marked its centenary in 2018 and the ways in which the centenary will continue to be marked in future.
Conductor Mariss Jansons dies aged 76
At the age of 76, the outstanding orchestral conductor Mariss Jansons has passed away, reported Latvian Radio 3 "Klasika" December 1, following foreign media reports that Jansons passed away on November 30 at his home in St. Petersburg.
Three for the weekend in Latvia: holiday markets and world music
There’s a chill in the air, but in Latvia that definitely doesn’t mean a lack of fun events in preparation for the festive season! This weekend, check out the Women’s Club Charity Bazaar, Christmas Sunday at Hanzas Perons or Africa’s kora virtuoso in Liepāja.
'Oļegs' triumphs at Latvia's annual film awards
Latvia's major annual film award ceremony took place on the evening of November 12, rewarding movie-makers for what by comment consent has been one of the most productive and creative years in Latvian film history.
Three for the weekend in Latvia: cinema, quartet and medals
It's the last weekend before a marathon of patriotic and holiday festivities in Latvia, but that doesn't mean you have to sit at home and wait for the fun to begin. There is plenty going on over the weekend, so grab your friends, family or loved ones and check out these events!
Lights, camera, action for Lielais Kristaps film festival and awards
November 7 saw the start of the anual Lielais Kristaps National Film Awards in Latvia. Coming hot on the heels of the Rīga International Film Festival, the Lielais Kristaps film festival will continue through November 12 with nominated film screenings, premieres, discussions, seminars and workshops for the whole family.
Lithuanian lexicographer lionized with Balts award in Vilnius
On 31 October 2019, as part of his working visit to Vilnius, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with his Lithuanian counterpart, Linas Linkevičius, in order to present the Balts Award bestowed by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Lithuania.
Dailes Theater to get new head director
The Dailes Theater, one of Latvia's foremost theaters, will have a new artistic leader after an oral agreement that the contract with long-standing director Dž.Dž.Džilindžers will be terminated, the Culture Ministry said October 1.
Talking Latvian dogs to take over screens in Europe
The Latvian film Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs, based on the hugely popular children's book Dog Town by Luīze Pastore, will be screened in Poland, France and Spain this fall along with making appearances at film festivals across Europe.
Latvia picks film on rescuer of Jews as Oscar entry
Latvia has picked Dāvis Sīmanis' feature film Tēvs Nakts (The Mover) about Žanis Lipke, a dock worker who hid Jews from the Nazis during the Second World War, as its entry for the US Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category. 
The history of reading in Latvia from the Reformation to Swedish Livonia
Māra Grudule, a professor at the University of Latvia, has delved into the history of reading books in what's now Latvia, from the age of Reformation up to the Swedish arrival in Vidzeme in the early 17th century. What follows is a translation of a fragment of her essay which appeared in audio form on Latvian Radio and subsequently on LSM's Latvian-language service.