Latvia has many wonderful craftspeople, who continue to make beautiful things despite the toughest time for business in many years. Here are the stories of three hardworking masters of their trade, who have some perfect Christmas gifts for your friends and family.
Philip Birzulis, 24.11.2020
On November 18, Latvians will fly their maroon and white flag with pride to celebrate Independence Day. Now, meet a man who dared to raise the banner during the Soviet occupation, epitomising his people’s unbreakable spirit.
Philip Birzulis, 17.11.2020
The intriguing, all-female ensemble Svīres are giving Latvian music an exciting and eclectic new spin. They’ve just released their first album, and this is only the start of a rich creative journey.
Philip Birzulis, 06.10.2020
Meet a bunch of young Riga artists who have conjured up an extraordinary exhibition from practically nothing. Pamela is a stage designer and theatre director and is studying curating at the Latvian Academy of Culture. As if there’s not enough on her plate, she is also the curator of the art section of “Točka”.
Philip Birzulis, 09.09.2020
The second issue of "Latvia's got personality": Encounters with intriguing Latvian characters… In the “Elizete” flower shop in the heart of the Jugendstil district, floral artist Sanita Cipruse presides over a sweet-scented wonderland.
Philip Birzulis, 03.09.2020