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

A little whistle. A Latgalian with brown feathers, white tattoos and a sticker. Makes four sounds. Single.

This summer we noticed a beautiful and unseen bird in our backyard. Looking it up in the encyclopaedia we found out that it's a hoopoe - a rare bird species nominated as Latvia's Bird of the Year 2014. Celebrating this encounter we turned a piece of clay into this magnificent bird.

Every svilpaunieks I decorated with a traditional Latvian symbol. Their variety reflects our rich culture. Let my starling svilpaunieks be its messenger to the world!

I'm a birdie from Jūrmala - the city by the sea. You would think that the seagulls are the only birds roaming the place, however looking closer in the shrubs and bushes, you will notice abundance of many little birds - and I'm one of them.

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