LAMPA 2018 ATTRACTED 16 000 PARTICIPANTS

25.07.2018
For the fourth consecutive year, the conversation festival LAMPA offered sparkling conversations and exciting events, attracting a record high number of participants.  16 000 attended the two day festival, and 47 000 watched live feeds from the event. Preparat..

LAMPA 2018 PROGRAMME UNVEILED!

29.05.2018
In precisely one month, on June 29 and 30, we will flip the on-switch for the 4th conversation festival LAMPA in the Cēsis castle park. This year the LAMPA programme will feature over 270 events, across a range of topics, taking place in Latvian, Russian and English. All are..

Warm–up event for the Conversation Festival LAMPA in Rig..

16.05.2018
Less than two months are left until the fourth annual conversation festival LAMPA.  A LAMPA warm-up event will take place on May 26th, in the courtyard of an apartment complex in Riga, Ziepniekkalns neighbourhood, at Ozolciema iela 22 k-2. We will warm up with conversat..

Democracy Festivals Unite the Nordic and Baltic Sea Regi..

01.02.2018
Eight democracy festivals from Akureyri (Iceland) to Cēsis (Latvia) are joining forces in the Democracy Festival Platform to help build stronger participatory democracies all over the world and to learn from the best practices of others. After two years of cross-analytic fie..

TRUST – a contribution to Latvia’s centenary celebration..

18.01.2018
Sociological research (SKDS) shows that 52% of Latvia’s inhabitants find it impossible to trust most people, with only 5% having complete trust in people. Less than one-fifth of Latvia’s inhabitants trust in decision-makers. “Trust is a basic requirement of a strong, democra..

Light up the Conversation Festival LAMPA with Your Even..

01.12.2017
We invite everyone – from the individual enthusiast to companies or government institutions – to propose their two-day program of events for one of the highlights of 2018, the conversation festival LAMPA. Next year, marking Latvia’s 100-year anniversary, we will energize the..

OVER 10 000 GATHER AT THE CONVERSATION FESTIVAL LAMPA

22.07.2017
Despite rainy weather, the third conversation festival LAMPA (June 30 – July 1, Cēsis Castle park) gathered over 10 000 participants. Two hundred festival events attracted a diverse audience – musicians, artists, doctors, ministers, politicians, academicians, journalists, en..

LAMPA announces its programme

31.05.2017
Cognitive experiments, practical workshops, performances, games, contests, discussions, theatre, and even confessions – the third Conversation festival LAMPA will have something for everyone, even the most demanding participant. This year there is more to love than eve..

LAMPA warm up event in Purvciems, Rīga

03.05.2017
Only two months to go until the LAMPA festival! The second, final warm-up event will be held in Riga, offering mayoral candidate debates, three exciting discussions and a brain-teasing program for kids. The all-day event will take place on May 20th, starting at noon in Purvc..

LAMPA calls for event proposals

06.02.2017
LAMPA invites everyone – groups of like minded individuals, companies or government institutions – to submit event proposals for the third Conversation festival LAMPA, taking place June 30 – July 1 in the Cēsis castle park. The conversation festival LAMPA i..

A Grand Finale for the Conversation Festival LAMPA

06.07.2016
The 2016 LAMPA festival was attended by three times as many people as last year – almost 9000 festival goers proved that a culture of conversation, and social and political engagement is on the rise. We are pleased to announce that the LAMPA festival will take place ag..

Flipping the Switch – Friday Thousands will Start a Conv..

30.06.2016
This weekend, from Friday morning to Saturday night, the Conversation festival LAMPA will take place in the Cesis castle park – this is possibly the most substantive and intellectually engaging festival ever. Participants will gather to discuss important issues, streng..

LAMPA ANNOUNCES THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME – 150 EVENTS, 80..

02.06.2016
The conversation festival LAMPA announces this year’s programme, one month before the event. The festival, taking place July 1 – 2 in the Cesis castle park, will host almost 150 events in an array of formats and covering dozens of topics, organized by over 80 org..

LAMPA exhibition opens in Riga

02.06.2016
An exhibition of caricatures ‘’The truth is in the joke’’, specially curated for the LAMPA festival, opened on Thursday, June 2 in Riga.  The exhibition is held in cooperation with the movement ‘’Free Riga’’, which strives..

LAMPA ANNOUNCES A COMPETITION FOR INNOVATIVE EVENTS TO B..

10.03.2016
Everyone is invited to submit their ideas for events, to be included in the programme of the 2nd conversation festival LAMPA, taking place July 1 – 2 in the Cesis castle park.  The deadline for submissions is April 17, 2016.  There are no limitations in the c..

LAMPA CEMENTS TRADITIONS – ANNOUNCING THIS YEAR’S FESTIV..

05.03.2016
The second conversation festival LAMPA will take place this summer, same place, same time: in the first days of July, in the magical Cesis castle park.  For 2 days, July 1st and 2nd, the LAMPA festival will once again offer  light-hearted and engaging opportunities..

3500 attend conversation festival ‘’LAMPA’’

07.01.2016
The conversation festival ‘’LAMPA’’, held last weekend, attracted 3500 festival goers attending  60 different events, proving that a festival focused on discussion and debate is indeed viable. Festival organizers have announced that ‘&rsquo..

Dissecting Latvia’s Values

01.07.2015
All of the political parties represented in parliament will take on one of Latvia’s biggest unanswered questions – defining Latvia’s values. The event will take place Saturday, July 4, on the main stage of the conversation festival ‘’Lampa&rdquo..

Latvian Politicians Submit to a Roast

30.06.2015
Latvia’s best stand-up comedians will roast those Latvian politicians, who have been brave – or foolhardy - enough to accept the invitation to laugh at themselves, and let the comedians laugh at (or with) them. On Saturday, July 4th, during the first conversation..

The programme of the festival is announced!

25.06.2015
The first Latvian conversation festival LAMPA has announced its program of 50 events, taking place from 3 – 4 July in the Cesis castle park. Festivalgoers will be able to attend and participate in conversations and discussions with engaging personalities. Artists, entr..