Refresh your knowledge of European history at the ‘100 Years of Latvia’s History in Cartoons’ exhibition in UK cities this year

04.06.2018. 19:34

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.

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 will take 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. Concertgoers will be able to view the exhibition on Level 2 from 6 pm that evening until June 21 when it will travel to the next city.

Visit the exhibition in your city:


June 7 – June 21, St David’s Hall, Level 2, 9-11 The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH, UK


July 18 – August 17, Guernsey Airport, La Villiaze, Guernsey GY8 0DS 


August 23 – September 3, The Shed, Baltic Creative CIC, 49 Jamaica St, Liverpool L1 0AH, UK


October 2 – October 14, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LH, UK


October 17 – October 30, St Andrews Building, Glasgow University, 20 Eldon St, Glasgow G3 6NH, UK


November 9 - November 14, Newcastle Central Library, 33 New Bridge St W, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX, UK


More dates will be announced soon!

Updates on upcoming events in UK cities: