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Discussion festival “Lampa”

“Lampa” (Lamplight) is a discussion festival that takes place in Cēsis, a city in Latvia.

In this festival, many hot topics are touched and talked about. The entry is free and it’s valuable place to meet free thinking people who aren’t afraid to share their ideas and opinions about topics that are actual in Latvia.

It’s possible to follow the Lampa’s discussions HERE

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Riga’s Outdoor Cinema

Tomorrow, 3rd of June, is one of the first event of the Outdoor Cinema in Riga.

It’s the movie “Some Like It Hot” with the one and only Marilyn Monroe.

It’s one of the most popular comedies out there. In 1989, “Some Like It Hot” was included in USA’s movie list of cultural, historical and esthetically important movies.

Place: Kalnciema iela

Price: 6 EUR/per.

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Be a part of the team, volunteer!

Volunteering is a great chance how you can get your first work experience, find new connections and help  organisations near you.

There are many ways how you can get involved. All you need is will to invest your free time to help others, without getting paid.

Remember that “everything you do comes back to you”. In one way or another, there’s always a chance for success.

Brīvprātīgie.lv is a great and trustable source for volunteer work in Latvia. It’s easy to connect because for authorisation you can use your social network profiles. There are many cases in there, which you can join any time.

unity and strength

 

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Mairis Briedis – first Latvian WBC champion

This night Mairis Briedis, Latvian boxer, proved that a person from a small nation also can do big things, if he’s not afraid to prove himself and face the opponent.

Mairis Briedis won the WBC world champion title, boxing against Marco Huck.

“Latvia, after all, we are a strong country.” Those were the first words of M. Briedis.

The WBC is one of the four major governing bodies in professional boxing, and certifies world champions in 17 different weight classes.

 

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London Book Fair 2018 – Latvia as Guest of Honor

In 2018, Latvia will take a part in London Book Fair with national literature and Latvia’s best selling books. Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will accept the title Guest of Honor from Poland.

Latvian authors will go with the slogan #IAMINTROVERT.

The campaign includes several activities, one of them being a series of video-stories exploring how the world looks through the eyes of an introvert. These video-stories will feature the Latvian writers attending this year’s London Book Fair – prose writers Gundega Repše, Nora Ikstena, Osvalds Zebris, Pauls Bankovskis and poets Semjons Haņins, Artis Ostups, Arvis Viguls, Madara Gruntmane.

“The world is the perfect place for extroverts. For the kind of people that know how to start a relaxed conversation with a stranger, perform in front of an audience, say something kind about themselves, or hug someone for no reason at all. But we are different. Latvians can feel deeply confused when kissed on both cheeks. Or when suddenly talked to on public transport. Should you compliment a Latvian, they will turn red-white-red. Latvia is one of the world’s most introvert nations. And so are our writers, of course. And we are proud of it. We allow our books speak for us since literature is the perfect world for introverts.”

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Triana Park Goes To Eurovision!

Yesterday Latvia chose to send to Eurovision a poprock band called Triana Park.

It’s group that was created in 2008. Group’s solist Agnese Rakovska is known with her creative outfit style and she loves to change it every time she steps on the stage.

There is no fear to be different. Triana Park is also known for their open mind and belief that everyone is equal, no matter their gender, sexuality and race.

Eurovision, get ready for creative boost from Latvia!