Three for the Weekend: run, eat, relax
Autumn breeze has been whirling through Latvia - but don't let it scare you! Here are some events indoors and outdoors for a beautiful weekend.
Rīga International Film Festival announces full program
The Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) will bring together local and international audiences for the ninth time this year, and organizers have now relased the full festival program, which is divided into 12 sections and 6 competitions. It is available on the festival website:
Baltics see some of EU's largest price rises in cultural sector
Detailed data on consumer price developments for cultural goods and services were published by Eurostat September 7, showing the change in the average annual rate of selected indices of cultural goods and services in EU countries between 2016 and 2021 and between 2020 and 2021. The Baltic states emerged as the countries experiencing some of the fastest price growth in the cultural sector.
Three for the Weekend: Summer is over
It is indeed the final weekend of August. Whether it's back to school or not, there's always that feeling about the end of summer. Make the most of it!
Three for the Weekend: Happy birthday Rīga
As usual, the 'birthday' of Latvia's capital city Rīga is celebrated at the end of August, this being the 821st birthday. We offer some events in Rīga this weekend for you to enjoy.
Foreigners learn Latvian at annual summer course
For the eighth year, the University of Latvia (LU) organized the "Summer School of Latvian Language and Culture" for everyone who is interested to improve their Latvian language skills and expand their knowledge of Latvian history, art, and folklore. Despite the pandemic, foreigners' interest in the course has not dwindled, Latvian Radio reported on August 14.
Survey: Many would like to see cultural events outside Rīga center
According to a survey conducted by Rīga City Council and the research agency Norstat Latvia, 74% of Latvian residents say they lack knowledge about the history and cultural heritage of Riga neighborhoods, while 67% would like cultural events to develop outside the city center, Rīga City Council said in a release August 11.
Three for the Weekend: Celebrating youth
This weekend, Latvia hosts festivals particularly targeted at the youth to celebrate the International Youth Day on August 12, along with activities to be enjoyed by everyone.
Three For the Weekend: Fun festivals
As high summer arrives, what better excuse could there be to get out of Rīga (if that's where you happen to be!) and discover the friendly attractions of Latvia's smaller towns and cities. Here are three places that are all celebrating special festivals this weekend.
Film expert Viktors Freibergs passes away
On the morning of July 13, the well-known cinema scientist Viktors Freibergs (28/09/1955–13/07/2022) passed away, according to the family's entry on social media.
Ministry invites you to discover Latvia with new guide
With the pandemic and travel restrictions, local tourism has picked up like never before. According to a survey, over 80% of residents visit sightseeing locations in Latvia at least once a year. In hopes of further improving the figures, Culture Ministry issued a guide 'The Discovered Latvia' on July 6, including over 60 cultural and natural heritage objects of Latvia.
Midsummer film festival all over the world
As Midsummer approaches, the National Film Center (NKC) is offering six films on the website to be accessible for free all over the world, NKC said on June 22.
Latvia's summer festival guide 2022
Over the next three months, Latvian cultural space will be filled with lots of music, arts, and recreation festivals. LSM's Latvian language service rounded up the main events to look out for before the pandemic wave strikes again.
Pride week begins in Rīga
From June 13 to June 19, the Rīga Pride takes place in the capital, celebrating the LGBTI+ community and their allies.
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