Cultural Programme

#mindpower: Rainis and Aspazija end their video journey in Romania

With the end of the first Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, the half-year-long trip through Europe of the #mindpower short film project dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Latvian poets Rainis...

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Whistlers

"People love being close to birds because they remind them what it was like in paradise," the artist Kurts Fridrihsons once beautifully said. New owner of the bird, be happy with the bird in your pocket!

The old Latvian tales tell the story of times when the God's sons married the Sun's daughters and people could understand animals and birds, when lakes were drifting in the air and the youngest son travelled the world to find happiness. "Go see and bring back the unknown," said the King and gave him a magic whistle...

I am svilpaunieks - a rooster from the Vidzeme Highlands' city Madona. The legend tells the tale of the city's name originating from the word "wake up" (modināt) and earlier the only wakeup call came from the rooster. So, in keeping with the tradition I wake up people for a new day, new tasks and challenges.

This svilpaunieks has found its way to you to start your tale with a tune. With 3 different sounds it will be the echo of your inner world and together you'll create a better world even if it's just for a little bit. It's worth a try!

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