The Latvian National Library (LNB) in the coming 18 months will implement a project concerned with digitization of cultural heritage co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and in cooperation with national information agency LETA and technologies company Fitek, LETA reported September 4.
06.09.2017, Culture
Summer in Latvia is short therefore no day should be wasted. Every sunny weekend from June to August, is of golden value – swimming, sunbathing, camping or gardening. Most of these activities can be combined with a cultural event.
02.06.2017, Culture
One of the grandest international events marking the centenary of the three Baltic countries in 2018, will be the exhibition “Symbolism in the Baltic art” at Musée d’Orsay in Paris, April 9 – July 15, 2018.
02.06.2017, Culture
The Latvian Lielais Kristaps film ceremony took place on October 12, this year, and the main prizes went to the Renārs Vimba feature film “Mellow Mud” and Vitaly Mansky’s “Under the Sun.” Three films competed for the Best Feature Film Award – Laila Pakalniņa’s “Dawn,” “Mellow Mud,” and Dāvis Sīmanis’ “Exiled,” with “Mellow Mud” winning the prize (its title in Latvian is “Es esmu šeit,” or “I Am Here”).
14.10.2016, Culture, Events
The Turaida Museum Reserve in Latvia, which is a protected cultural monument, has taken part this year in a European competition, “Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2016,” which is being organised by the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN). The theme this year was tourism and intangible heritage, and applications were submitted by 23 candidates from nine European countries – Greece, Georgia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Spain.
03.10.2016, Culture, Cities
Latvia has nominated a movie for the best foreign film competition in next year’s American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards ceremony. This is the ninth time that Latvia has submitted a film for consideration, and this time a panel of experts at the Latvian National Film Centre (NFC) announced the selection at a news conference on September 23. This year’s Latvian entry is the feature film “Ausma” (Dawn), which was directed by Laila Pakalniņa.
28.09.2016, Culture, Society