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Celebration of Latvia's Centenary

Daina DambergaKarīna PundzjusIrēna PetkevičaElīza LaķeJanis Paeglis-VilsonsPeteris SteimaksLinda DubrovaGunita Ceirule

Daina, Karīna, Irēna and others celebrate...

Created and done for Latvian centenary

1 September 2016 - 31 December

The “Story Quilt”

The “Story Quilt” will be made by Latvians who live outside Latvia, and who are asked to create a square, using various techniques, which will be sewn together to create a quilt. The quilt will be gifted to Latvia on the occasion of its 100th birthday.

1 July 2017 - 31 December 2019

Routes of Latvia's Statehood

To learn about Latvia, take a trip along the seven paths to the idea of Latvian statehood - the Livs Road, Jacob's path, Freedom Road, the Baltic Way, the Path of the Daugava, the Path of Light, and Māra's Path. These are tourist routes filled with fascinating places, rich farmsteads, and beautiful landscapes.

17 August 2017 - 31 December

Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary

The programme Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary features 16 long films including six feature films, two animated films and eight documentaries. This initiative is honouring the centenary of Latvia.

18 November 2017 - 1 April

PUBLIC MIRRORS Poster Exposition - 2017

At the beginning of 2017, the shopping centre “Origo” begun a series of exhibitions devoted to the centenary of Latvia, continuing this exhibition cycle, the first large-scale exhibition will be revealed “PUBLIC MIRRORS. Poster Exposition – 2017”, devoted to the posters in Latvia – the beginnings,

5 January - 25 February

Exhibition "Signs of the Latvian Soul"

The exhibition shows a story of the development of the Song Festival tradition in connection with the formation of self-esteem of the nation and national costume as one of the forms of self-expression of the nation.

12 January - 31 December

Play "I Promise"

Young playwright Andris Ūdris' professional debut - his play "I Promise" won third place in the Latvian National Theatre's Centenary competition.

13 January - 24 March

The exhibition "Akademia: Performing Life" / International exhibition series Portable Landscapes

The exhibition "Akademia: Performing Life" will look at narratives and themes springing from Akademia, a community and an alternative school that offered courses in dance, art and crafts, hosted an art gallery and a publishing house and staged theatre and dance pieces between the 1910s and 1970s in Paris.

25 January - 9 March

Lakstīgala (The Nightingale) - Latvian Folk Song Singing Competition for School Age Children

Latvian exile director, publicist, and teacher Roberts Zuika started this tradition in 2003. Using Zuika's Latvian folk song collection, children learn Latvian folk songs and compete to see who knows them best.

2 February - 18 March

ORIGINS/Textile as Concept and as a Material Aspect of Latvian Identity - Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition

The question of where we come from, our origin, is a deep and essential one. The answer must be sought as much in personal intimacy as in out nation as a whole. Just as the ocean shore is made up of many grains of sand, each of us with our unique yet related cultural codes, together make up a people.

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