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Chain of Booklovers, Rīga 2014 opening festivities / Foto: Edgars Kalmēns | TVNET
First book in the chain, a 1825 Bible / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Uģis Brikmanis – Rīga 2014 Chapter curator and main link in the Chain of Booklovers / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Thousands of people happily pass books along the chain from the old National Library building to the new ‘Gaismas pils’ – Castle of Light / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Gundega Laiviņa (centre), curator of Rīga 2014’s Road Map Chapter joins the Chain of Booklovers / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Amber Through the Ages exhibition at the Natural History Museum / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Rīga 2014 musical ambassadors Latvian Voices sing and dress appropriately for the Amber exhibition opening / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Rīga 2014 Programme Tasting at the Central Market – Freedom Street Chapter at the Dairy pavilion / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
The lively Rīga Carnival Chapter launches with street circus at the Central Market / Foto: Elīna Kursīte
Latvian piano legend and composer, maestro Raimonds Pauls at the Rīga 2014 Opening Concert! / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
European Capital of Culture year opening festivities – here comes the special Light Show / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Parade of Light on the riverbank, Rīga 2014 opening festivities / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
2nd World Fire Sculpture Championship, Ķīpsala Beach, Rīga 2014 opening festivities / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Fire Sculpture Championship premonitionary winner, Hijacking Europe, by the Russian team / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Light Show across the river – Rīga 2014 opening festivities / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
French artist Christian Boltanski’s Heartbeats / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Rienzi, the opera Wagner began composing in Rīgā,in a new production at the Latvian National Opera / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
History in art, the 1914 exhibition at Arsenāls / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
The 1914 exhibition looked at the impact of World War One on Europe’s culture / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Andris Breže’s Peace Dove at the 1914 exhibition / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Gints Grūbe, Rīga 2014 Chapter Curator and director Alvis Hermanis at a film premiere / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Gustavs Terzens and Marta Selecka explore the ancient Amber Road for a TV series, now a documentary film / Foto: Uģis Olte
Lysistrata, matching chamber operas examine the emotional extremes of the Greek comedy by Aristophanes / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
The Wintering Festival and its star – the Rīga Canal beaver / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Microbiologist Inese Čakstiņa meets the public at the RīgaPunkts Science Cafe / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Mikhail and Mikhail Play Chess, a new contemporary opera by Kristaps Pētersons and Sergejs Timofejevs / Foto: Juris Ross
The ‘Kamēr...’ choir sings the Amber Songs it commissioned / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
re:visited – a retrospective of Europe’s art biennales as the Rīga Art Space / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
A work by Latvian artist Kristīne Alksne at the re:visited exhibition / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Active neighbourhoods – Āgenskalns treasures at the Jaņis Rozentāls College of Art / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Monument Wars, an installation by Aigars Bikše adorns central Rīga / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Active neighbourhoods – mapping Āgenskalns walking routes / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Film premiere of Escaping Rīga, a drama-documentary on the links between Rīga luminaries Isiah Berlin and Sergei Eisenstein / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Rīga Jazz Stage competition for young jazz singers and musicians / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
The Avant-garde Amber competition for young fashion designers at Habitus Baltija 2014 / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
The Old Age exhibition, part of the Long Walk design project / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Active neighbourhoods – beautifying Alekša skvērs in Sarkandaugava / Foto: Publicitātes
Black Market of Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No 16 / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Buying a half-hour discussion with an expert – just one euro at Blackmarket No 16 / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Double Reality, exhibition of works by Latvian-born American artist Vija Celmins at Rīga Bourse / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Pencil (1986) by Vija Celmins at Double Reality / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Opening of Double Reality, exhibition of works by Vija Celmins / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Amber. The Myths and the Science exhibition at Pauls Stradiņš Museum of Medical History / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Amber. The Myths and the Science – one of the Amber Road in Rīgā exhibitions / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
The Rīga Brass Band at the Windstream Festival / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Windstream honours Johann Sebastian Bach’s 329th birthday / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Film Trophies exhibition at the Rīgas Film Museum / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
The Courtyard Clean-up movement / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Courtyard Clean-up in Grēdu iela / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Three Meetings, three new, specially commissioned one-act ballets / Foto: Juris Ross
‘Iesakņotāji’ (Taking Root) Gardening and design project for seniors and schoolchildren / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
‘Iesakņotāji’ greening the Esplanāde 2014 cultural chalet / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
‘Iesakņotāji’ gardening and design project for seniors and schoolchildren / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Dance Days at Your Workplace – Dance of the Couriers / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Bal Moderne at Esplanādē 2014, the Rīga 2014 cultural chalet opening in April / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Lattelecom’s Juris Gulbis, Rīga 2014’s Diāna Čivle and Deputy Mayor Andris Ameriks pose for a selfie on the Lattelecom wi-fi bench at Esplanādē 2014 / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Cultural chalet Esplanāde 2014 opening / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Windows on Brīvības iela – each window presents a decade in history / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Opening of ‘Stūra māja’ (KGB Building) in April / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Opening of ‘Stūra māja’ (KGB Building) in April / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Opening of ‘Stūra māja’ (KGB Building) in April / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Opening of ‘Stūra māja’ (KGB Building) in April / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Opening of ‘Stūra māja’ (KGB Building) in April / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Foreign ambassadors visit ‘Stūra māja’ and the KGB cellars / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
iRīga photography exhibition, more than a year in the making, at Rīga Photomonth, May / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Jan Grarup’s exhibition of photographs taken in Somalia, at Rīga Photomonth / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Viewfinders, exhibition of Nordic photographers at Rīga Photomonth / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
One of the Rīga film workshops at the Schoolchildren’s After-school Centre / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Handcraft workshops at the Outdoor Ethnographic Museum / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Gunārs Igaunis leads a workshop on ancient musical instruments at the Outdoor Ethnographic Museum / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Rīga Magic Dance extreme sport and street-dance show / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Blank Canvas Street Art Festival / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Blank Canvas: ‘Saule. Pērkons. Daugava.’ (Sun,Thunder.Daugava.) at K. Barona iela 114. Artists Kiwie and Dainis Rudens / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Ethno-rockers Auļi opening the Amber – Jewel of the Baltic Sea exhibition / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Amber – Jewel of the Baltic Sea at the National History Museum / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Planting potatoes at Esplanāde 2014 for the Potato Opera / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Inter-disciplinary exhibition ‘Lauki’ (Fields) at Arsenāls / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Curator Rasa Šmite at the ‘Lauki’ exhibition / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Future Visions at the ‘Lauki’ exhibition, May / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Unexpected Encounters installation at the Esplanāde 2014 cultural chalet / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
One version of urban gardening at the Garden of Freedom project / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Garden of Freedom at the Vidzeme market / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
The Kilometre of Culture at the Nordea marathon, another 41 to go / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Dance Hits the City in Vecmīlgrāvis / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Opening of the Seeking the Horizon exhibition / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Opening of the Seeking the Horizon exhibition / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Contemporary Amber jewellery at the Putti gallery / Foto: Edgars Kalmēns | TVNET, speciāli „Rīga 2014”
Rīga creative quarters – the Republic of Miera iela / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Active neighbourhoods – Courtyard Festival at the Academy of Art / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Skan II sound art exhibition at the Pārdaugava mansionettes / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Skan II sound art exhibition at the Pārdaugava mansionettes / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Skan II sound art exhibition at the Pārdaugava mansionettes / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Lattelecom film evenings at the Esplanāde 2014 cultural chalet / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Storybook heroes at the European Children’s Carnival in Vērmanes dārzs / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Academy of Art students’ works at the No Sooner Thought than Done design project / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Academy of Art students’ works at the No Sooner Thought than Done design project / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Renārs Kaupers and Goran Gora duet at Piens Fest at Ziemeļblāzma / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
First Piens Fest at the Ziemeļblāzma Palace of Culture and park / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Selfies with well-known residents of Rīga – Piens Fest at Ziemeļblāzmā / Foto: Ingus Bajārs
Festival of Naive Art at the Noass floating gallery and on the AB dambis / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Artist Helēna Heinrihsone and her painting Rīga Solstice / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Rīga Solstice at Mežaparks / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Rīga Solstice at Mežaparks / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Rise, Fair Sun! dance performance at the Mežaparks open-air stage / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Rise, Fair Sun! dance performance at the Mežaparks open-air stage / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Rise, Fair Sun! dance performance at the Mežaparks open-air stage / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Rise, Fair Sun! dance performance at the Mežaparks open-air stage / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Rise, Fair Sun! dance performance at the Mežaparks open-air stage / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Music. Dance. Adventure. A production featuring children from social and crisis centres / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Rīga creative quarters – Festival of Paper Objects and performance by Japanese artists at the Kalnciems quarter / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
1514. The Book. 2014, exhibition dedicated to 500 years of book publishing / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Visionary Structures. From Ioganson to Johansons, exhibition at the National Library of Latvia / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
A work by Gints Gabrāns at the Visionary Structures. From Ioganson to Johansons exhibition / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Gidons Krēmers, ever in demand, in Rīga / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Exhibition: culmination of the Rīga Self | portrait project / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Exhibition: culmination of the Rīga Self | portrait project / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
International gathering of military bands. Conductor – Lieutenant-colonel Dainis Vuškāns / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Opera star Aleksandrs Antoņenko autographs a Rīga 2014 choc-ice at the Born in Rīga concert press conference / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Laima Jansone at the Born in Rīga concert in front of the Latvian National Opera / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Mischa Maisky and Andris Poga at the Born in Rīga concert / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
The Born in Rīga stage in front of the Latvian National Opera, 6 July / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Born in Rīga concert conclusion, a gathering of stars to make us proud / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
The World Choir Games ceremonial Bell arrives in Rīga / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
World Choir Games opening ceremony at Arēna Rīga / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
World Choir Games opening ceremony at Arēna Rīga / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
World Choir Games: first All-star concert / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
World Choir Games: Grand concert at the Mežaparks open-air stage / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Isn’t winning wonderful – World Choir Games / Foto: F64
Indonesian choir at the Mežaparks open-air stage / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Week two of the Games starts with a colourful parade of choir singers / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Latvian Voices and The King's Singers team up at the Latvian National Opera / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
World Choir Games parade / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Orlando Furioso, opera at the Early Music Festival / Foto: Kaspars Balamovskis
Rīga Flower Ball at the Botanical Gardens / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Japanese delegation at the World Choir Games / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Exhibition of Ravenna mosaics at the National Library of Latvia / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Active neighbourhoods – Tēriņu iela mystery pleinaire / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
The Ladies’ Paradise multimedia fashion show entertained Esplanāde audiences for four whole weeks / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Another popular evening at the Esplanāde 2014 cultural chalet / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Ancient Amber Routes from Rīga to Byzantium – launch of book by Māra Kalniņa / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Second Piens Fest at Lucavsala / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
RE RE Rīga New Circus and World Music Festival / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
RE RE Rīga New Circus and World Music Festival / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
RE RE Rīga New Circus and World Music Festival / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
New 2 euro coin commemorating Rīga as a 2014 European Capital of Culture / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Inese Galante at her Requiem – Prayer for the Baltic Sea concert / Foto: Ieva Lūka, LETA
Opening of Café Spleen or August 1914 at the Jānis Akuraters Museum / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Opening of Café Spleen or August 1914 at the Jānis Akuraters Museum / Foto: Kaspars Garda, Rīga 2014
Urban Storytelling at Rīga’s Centre of Psychiatry and Addiction Disorders in Sarkandaugava / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Café Europa pops up in Spīķeri / Foto: Edgars Kalmēns | TVNET, speciāli „Rīga 2014”
Exhibition: Gustavs Klutsis. An Anatomical Experiment / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Exhibition: Gustavs Klutsis. An Anatomical Experiment / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Dance Hits the City. Japan’s Contact Gonzo at Grīziņkalns / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Dance Hits the City. Japan’s Contact Gonzo at Grīziņkalns / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Rīga 2014 Programme Director Aiva Rozenberga at the Night of Ancient Bonfires / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Folk singer Haralds Sīmanis at the Night of Ancient Bonfires / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Night of Ancient Bonfires at Vakarbuļļi beach / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Night of Ancient Bonfires at Vakarbuļļi beach / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Night of Ancient Bonfires at Vakarbuļļi beach / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Power Vaccination project in Rīga schools / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Opening of Survival Kit 6 Contemporary art festival / Foto: Edgars Kalmēns | TVNET
A work by Katrīna Neiburga and Andris Eglītis at the Survival Kit 6 festival / Foto: Edgars Kalmēns | TVNET
Survival Kit 6 Contemporary art festival / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Primitive art at the Seeking Art of the Future. Voldemārs Matvejs (Vladimirs Markovs) exhibition / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Connecting Cities project – Urban Alphabet in Esplanāde / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Rīga creative quarters – Spīķeri / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Great Places Clean-up launch and planting an oak in Ziepniekkalns / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Café Europa project Mist, on White Night 2014 / Foto: Edgars Kalmēns | TVNET
Children’s Carnival parade – I Want to go to the Library / Foto: Kristaps Bergs | Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Rīga Poetry Map exhibition / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Poet and artist Artūrs Punte at the Rīga Poetry Map exhibition / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Dance Hits the City. Installations in Sarkandaugava / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Dance Hits the City. Sarkandaugava / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Great Places Clean-up in Čiekurkalns / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Conductor Māris Sirmais and the Latvija choir at their Amber Songs concert / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden visits the Rīga 2014 office / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Inese Baranovska, curator of the Age of Amber exhibition and an example of Stalinesque baroque / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Age of Amber exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Art and Design / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Underground Rīga project – commemorative plaques at sites where Jews were hidden during World War II / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Taking the Rothko Train from Rīga to Daugavpils / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
The Science Festival, what a blast at the Esplanāde / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
The Science Festival blossoms at the Esplanāde / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Rainis the Eternal at Esplanāde (Latvia’s national poet) / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Latvian Academy of Culture – Autumn Patriarch festival / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Japanese warm water bathing – ONSEN at the Esplanāde fountain / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Euro Vision – one of the Brilliance and Disaster in the Schengen Area performances / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Kristian Karelin, Euro Vision at the National theatre / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Winners of the Rīga Film Award, the first step to an Oscar / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
The Rīga 2014 construction set at the Kidsroomzoom design exhibition – part of the Long Walk project / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Kidsroomzoom design exhibition in an Alberta iela apartment / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Exhibition: Hyperbolic Planes and Sustainability Networks / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Mathematician Daina Taimiņa and her crocheted Hyperbolic Plane – it’s simple really / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
October – Children’s Month of Culture. Tryater theatre from the Netherlands / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
October – Children’s Month of Culture / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
October – Children’s Month of Culture. Fish Climbing Trees, as they do / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Blixa Bargeld’s experimental music at the Sound Forest festival / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
A 1914 diary, centrepiece of the My-Your-Our Rīga exhibition / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Hidden Heroes of design from Germany’s Vitra Museum / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Hidden Heroes of design from Germany’s Vitra Museum / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Kaspars Putniņš conducts the combined Tenso chamber choir in Brightness. Serial / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Underground Rīga exhibition at the Žaņa Lipke Museum in Ķīpsala / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Ķīpsala / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Active neighbourhoods – art school at Ziemeļblāzma / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Active neighbourhoods – one of the Tēriņu ielas mysteries’ works / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Opening of the ORLAN exhibition / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
French contemporary art icon ORLAN lands in Rīgā / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra perform in Rīga / Foto: LNO publicitātes foto
Text Group Orbīta published several bilingual poetry anthologies during 2014, also organising meetings with poets / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Unusual Lace exhibition at St Peter’s Church / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Joining in at the Staro Rīga 2014 Light Festival / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
18 November at the Staro Rīga 2014 Light Festival / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Staro Rīga 2014 / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
A Lithuanian interpretation of Colourful Tales by Imants Ziedonis at Staro Rīga / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Portugal’s Circus of Light at Staro Rīga 2014 / Foto: Edgars Kalmēns | TVNET
Tutankhamun’s Amber exhibition of Ancient Egyptian culture at the Rīga Bourse Museum / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Children’s corner at Tutankhamun’s Amber exhibition / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Tutankhamun’s Amber exhibition of Ancient Egyptian culture at the Rīga Bourse Museum / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Premiere of the Potato Opera / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Australian jazz luminary James Morrison’s master class / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Valentīna, a new opera by Artūrs Maskats. Inga Kalna as Valentīna / Foto: Gunārs Janaitis
A big THANK YOU to our wonderful volunteers! / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Wim Wender lectures at the National Library of Latvia / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Director Aik Karaptjan and EFA lifetime Achievement award winner Agnes Varda meet the public / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
European Film Academy Red Carpet – Rīga 2014 Director Diāna Čivle and Latvia’s Minister for Culture Dace Melbārde / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
European Film Academy Red Carpet – Norwegian film star Liv Ullmann / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
European Film Academy Red Carpet – Latvian actress Rēzija Kalniņa / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Polish director Paweł Pawlikowski accepts the award for Best European Film – Ida / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Best Actor – Timothy Spall / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Marta Selecka and Gustavs Terzens present the People’s Choice Award at the European Film Academy ceremony / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
European Film Academy award winners at the Latvian National Opera / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Opening of Aija Bley’s exhibition Love Stories / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Opening of Aija Bley’s exhibition Love Stories / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Rīga’s Islands – launch of book by writer Gundega Repše and photographer Kaspars Goba / Foto: F64
100% Rīga – a Rimini Protokoll production / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
100% Rīga – a Rimini Protokoll production / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Premiere of Latvia’s first-ever 3D film, Rīga 2041 / Foto: Dmitrijs Suļžics /F64
A Christmas gift from Italy – 15th century painting Madonna of Humility at Rīga Bourse / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Event thanking Rīga 2014 supporters / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014
Rīga 2014 closing event at the Rīga Congress Centre / Foto: Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014

More than 200 different projects were run during Rīga’s year as a European Capital of Culture, the outcome being a huge diversity of events which not only gave Rīga’s residents and visitors many opportunities to partake of and enjoy culture, but also invited active participation and creativity. Many new works were created through the Rīga 2014 programme, new productions were staged, poetry anthologies published, and a whole string of international-class exhibitions curated. Rīga’s creative quarters and neighbourhoods hosted a variety of events, uncovering new talents and locations.

 

More than 12 000 people from nigh on one hundred cultural institutions, government and municipal cultural bodies and non-government cultural organisations were involved in preparing and implementing the 2014 European Capital of Culture programme.

 

More than 1 900 artists and representatives of creative sectors – directors, producers, musicians, dancers, actors, artists and many other creative personalities from Latvia and elsewhere – participated in the artistic execution of the programme.

Published: 07-01-2015
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