This year, Riga’s oldest park, Viesturdārzs, celebrates its 300th anniversary. A scholar with green thumbs is researching its eventful life and sharing the stories with the latest technology.
Philip Birzulis, 20.04.2021
Many Latvians lost their lives or suffered years of exile under the occupying regimes of the 20th century. Meet one woman who has transformed her personal tragedy into a celebration of her nation’s handicrafts heritage.
Philip Birzulis, 06.04.2021
While Latvian culture is deeply connected with the countryside, for decades rural dwellers have been heading to the big smoke for educations and careers. But one woman has gone in the other direction, creating an oasis of creativity amidst the forests of Kurzeme.
Philip Birzulis, 30.03.2021
The Covid 19 crisis is more than just a medical issue, as many people face poverty and hunger in the economic downturn. Fortunately, one young Latvian is organising his peers to help those most in need.
Philip Birzulis, 12.01.2021
Latvia has many wonderful craftspeople, who continue to make beautiful things despite the toughest time for business in many years. Here are the stories of three hardworking masters of their trade, who have some perfect Christmas gifts for your friends and family.
Philip Birzulis, 24.11.2020
On November 18, Latvians will fly their maroon and white flag with pride to celebrate Independence Day. Now, meet a man who dared to raise the banner during the Soviet occupation, epitomising his people’s unbreakable spirit.
Philip Birzulis, 17.11.2020