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. From 17th July to 17th August the exhibition will be visiting Guernsey where it will be available to all public at the Guernsey Airport.
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.
During her official visit to Guernsey on 16th and 17th July Ambassador of Latvia H.E. Ms Baiba Braže will open the exhibition together with Deputy Gavin St Pier, Chief Minister of Guernsey, Colin Le Ray, General Manager Ports, Guernsey Airports and Harbours and Honorary Consul of Latvia in Guernsey Lilita Kruze. During the visit the Ambassador will also meet with Guernsey government officials and Guernsey’s Latvian community.
Other exhibition dates:
Liverpool August 23 – September 3
Venue The Shed, Baltic Creative CIC
49 Jamaica St, Liverpool L1 0AH, UK
Edinburgh October 2 – October 14
Venue School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LH, UK
Glasgow October 17 – October 30
Venue St Andrews Building, Glasgow University
20 Eldon St, Glasgow G3 6NH, UK
Newcastle November 9 - November 14
Venue Newcastle Central Library
33 New Bridge St W, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX, UK