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.
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.
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,
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.
Play "I Promise"
Young playwright Andris Ūdris' professional debut - his play "I Promise" won third place in the Latvian National Theatre's Centenary competition.
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.
Exhibition “Akademia: Performing Life”
Exhibition “Akademia: Performing Life” is a part of the contemporary art and research project "Portable Landscapes", which examines the stories of exiled and emigre Latvian artists, locating them within the broader context of 20th-century art history, and wider processes of migration and globalization.
Lakstīgala (The Nightingale) - Latvian Folk Son 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.
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.
Exhibition "Family Bussiness"
Kim? Contemporary Art Centre proudly announces its first exhibition abroad within Latvian Centenary Program – a solo show by Finnish-Israeli artist Dafna Maimon at SIC artists’ space in Helsinki, Finland.
Children’s book exhibition "In the Magic Forest. Stories by ‘Fairytale Grandmother’ Margarita Stāraste"
Children’s book exhibition “In the Magic Forest. Stories by ‘Fairytale Grandmother’ Margarita Stāraste” has opened at National Library for Children and Young Adults of Korea.
Latvia's Centenary Sports Games 55th Tournament of the Latvian Veterans & Seniors Sports Association: Winter/Spring Games
Latvians and members of the Latvian diaspora, aged 30 - 90+ years, are invited to participate in the Senior Games in six winter/spring categories and 24 summer categories.
Jānis Avotiņš exhibition ŠVENTĖ
Vartai gallery is proud to present a solo show by the Latvian artist Jānis Avotiņš to coincide with the celebration of the centenary of the declaration of independence by the Baltic States.
Exhibition "Finnish Jaegers in Latvia"
The exhibition provides an introduction to the Finnish Jaegers, a military unit founded during World War I.
100 Objects from Finland - A Travelling Exhibition
This exhibition tells the story of Finland as a creative, independent, and democratic state through objects.
Festival Baltic States
The Festival Baltic States is happening in celebration of the centenaries of the Baltic states and concerts will feature both classical and jazz music.
Reading in Latvia - Performance/Reading Cycle Final Event
This performance-reading cycle makes use of materials from the National Library of Latvia's permanent exhibition The Book in Latvia and related sources.
Rudolf Tobias DES JONA SENDUNG
State Choir LATVIJA / Konzerthaus Berlin, Germany
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Paradise '89 - A Feature Film
The film tells the story of four girls who spend their summer holidays in the countryside. The year is 1989 and the TV news is reporting a state of emergency in Latvia. The girls, who have been left with no adult supervision, prepare for war.
The Future State - A Contemporary Art Exhibition
The concept of "futurism" invites artists to dare to be "foolish and audacious" in their fantasies about an utopian, unreal, or perhaps, quite real future Latvia.
This performance brings to life several of Latvian author and playwright Rūdolfs Blaumanis' lesser-known works - Spījēnos (In Spījēni), Romeo un Jūlija (Romeo and Juliet), Nauda zeķēs (Saving Money), Laimes klēpī (In the Lap of Fortune), Īsta līgaviņa (The Real Bride), and others.
Sound Forest - New Sounds for Latvia's Centenary
Festival for adventurous music Sound Forest (Skaņu mežs) presesnts three new avant-garde works in different genres.
Play "The Keys to Magic"
A production dedicated to Russian-American actor director, author, and theatre practitioner Mikhail Chekhov, after whom the Riga Russian theatre was named. Although archival materials were used in the creation of the show, the authors sought to create a balance between history and legend, facts and fantasy.
The Latvian National Opera and Ballet - Guest Performances in Estonia
At the end of February, when Estonia celebrates its centenary, the Latvian National Opera and Ballet will be visiting the Estonian National Opera to present a gift to our neighbours to the north.
The Estonian National Opera - Guest Performances in Latvia
In honour of Estonian and Latvian centenaries, the Estonian National Opera will present a number of guest performances in Latvia.