The opening events for our European Capital of Culture year proved successful, showing that culture is important to us and that we can act collectively. That was the message from Diāna Čivle, Director of the Rīga 2014 Foundation at a press conference on Monday, 20 January, looking back at the Rīga 2014 opening weekend.
On Friday, January 17, the European Capital of Culture year in Rīga was officially kicked off at the Latvian National Opera, with a production of Richard Wagner’s masterpiece Rienzi. Rise and Fall. The President of Latvia, and patron of the Capital of Culture, Andris Bērziņš, delivered a ceremonious address at the event.
From books to the opera; from performances to fire sculptures; from WW1 art to environmental art. All this, and more, awaits you at the opening events of Rīga 2014, European Capital of Culture, from 17 to 19 January, both in Rīga and its official partner Sigulda! Force Majeure is the bold theme of Rīga’s year under […]
Latvian exposition „Iekšējā brīvība. Rīgas iela Venēcijā” („Inner freedom. Riga Street in Venice”) is opened at Sigulda Rainis’ Park, 2 Raiņa Street. The exposition was presented at International Architecture Exhibition during the 13rd Venice Biennale in 2012 and was brought to Sigulda with the support of architect Līga Apine, „Rīga 2014” Foundation and „Other Side […]
From 22 to 29 August, Nīda hosts the already well-established international film festival Baltijas Vilnis (Baltic Wave). For its part, Klaipēda will also become a festival venue, for the first time, from 30 August to 1 September. The Latvian Embassy in Lithuania in cooperation with the Lithuanian Union of Cinematographers will make sure that this […]