For many Latvians, the house in the country is the ultimate battery recharger, where long summer days are spent tending the tomatoes and splashing in the pond. Few do it with more style than Dita Balčus and her daughters, who have turned an old aristocratic pile into a hotel and cultural hotspot.
Philip Birzulis, 20.01.2021
The Covid 19 crisis is more than just a medical issue, as many people face poverty and hunger in the economic downturn. Fortunately, one young Latvian is organising his peers to help those most in need.
Philip Birzulis, 12.01.2021
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