Being together in the land that sings
Due to the emergency measures put in place to stop the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, several Latvian choirs are using modern technology and the internet to continue rehearsing and recording new songs in preparation for the next season in the “land that sings”, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on April 3.
Latvian director wants your Covid-19 story
Latvian documentary director and operator Ivars Zviedris is calling for people to share their experience during the Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic for his upcoming documentary covering the state of emergency in Latvia, according to National Film Centre representatives on April 2.
Famous poets' summer house goes under the hammer
The Jūrmala City Council auctioned off the summer house on 4 Salacas Street, known as Pēperkoku Cottage, that used to belong to Latvian poetry legends Rainis and Aspazija for a starting price of almost 39,000 euros, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on February 26.
Global jazz stars of the future to take to Rīga stage in April
More than 30 jazz performers from 17 countries around the world have applied to take part in this year's international jazz talent competition Riga Jazz Stage 2020, which will take place from April 2 to 4 this year at the Splendid Palace cinema in Riga, organizers said January 24.
2020 Festival highlights in Latvia
Latvia has no shortage of festivals scheduled to take place in 2020. Here is a selection of some of the best to mark in your diary over the coming months.
You don't have to speak about death - join the “Ars Moriendi” conversation
The “Ars Moriendi” festival, which will be held in the spring at the University of Latvia and include an international scientific conference as well as a cultural programme, will take on various unpopular topics associated with ageing and death in western society, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on January 17.
Three for the weekend in Latvia: history, lights and crafts
We've all had plenty of sitting around and eating and drinking over the holidays, so now it's time to get up, go out and do something active this weekend! Whether by yourself, with family or with friends, Latvia has plenty of events on offer this weekend. Here are a few fun activities you should definitely check out.