From June 8 until the end of this year the Embassy of Latvia offers the public in various UK cities a great opportunity to refresh their knowledge of European history while finding out how the state of Latvia was born 100 years ago and about its journey up until today.
The project is part of Latvia’s Centenary celebration culture programme and has been created in cooperation with the Latvian National Library, with the participation of Honorary Consuls of Latvia and various organizations in the UK. Its goal is to create a dialogue about the differences in what each of us perceive as the true history through historical cartoons.
What is the exhibition about?
The exhibition presents a selection of political cartoons from the Latvian press, covering the entire 20th century right up to the present day. This chronicle of Latvia’s history also features historical events with international resonance:
World War I, the interwar period, the Great Depression, World War II, the periods of occupation and related restrictions on freedom of expression, as well as the European Union and other contemporary political-economic subjects.
The grand opening of the project took place at St David’s Hall on June 7, followed by a concert featuring the world renowned Latvian violinist Baiba Skride together with BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The exhibition is available to concertgoers on Level 2 until July 2 when it will travel to the next city – Guernsey.
With the help of The Baltic Triangle CIC – the exhibition will be on public display from Aug 23rd – Sept 3rd in the Big Shed, Main Campus at Baltic Creative.
Access is via the New Pop-up cafe 92 degrees (formally Unit 51).