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.
Balta Nakts festival happening September 7
The annual Balta Nakts (Whie Night) contemporary cultural forum takes place this Saturday, September 7, in Rīga. This year's program includes more than 50 events that will represent a wide range of contemporary culture - music, cinema, video, poetry, performances, art installations and concerts throughout the city.
Photos: Alternative Chamber Music Festival Sansusī 2019
The sixth festival of alternative chamber music Sansusī took place in the territory of the “susēja” holiday house on the outskirts of Aknīste from 9 to 11 August. The festival “combines academic music with a rock festival ambiance in a bucolic environment.”
7 tourist routes through Latvian and Lithuanian historical gardens
As part of a joint two-year project, Latvian and Lithuanian rural tourism organisations and horticulturalists have created seven routes tracing the historical gardens of the two countries, according to Asnate Ziemele, president of the Latvian Rural Tourism Association, reported LSM.lv on August 5.