LAMPA 2020: How to experience the festival this year

The LAMPA Conversation Festival will always find a way for conversations about important issues to continue. The festival will take place this year as well, and people will be able to experience it. LAMPA will take place from September 2 to 5, and, as usual, participation will be free of charge both online and in person. The world is changing – the conversations must continue!

Watch live on the website

This year, all of the festival events will be streamed live online, allowing people to follow along wherever they may be at the moment, whether in Latvia or elsewhere in the world, whether alone or with friends and family. The main festival “venue” will be the festival website, where all of this year’s events will be shown live and also made available for viewing later from the website’s archive. Some events will take place as virtual meetings on video conferencing platforms.

Participate in person

In-person attendance at many festival events is possible! Most of these events will take place in several studios in Cesis (Vidzemes Concert Hall), Riga (Gaismas pils studio at the Nartional Library of Latvia, Splendid Palace studio, Swedbank Education studio at Balasta Dambis 1) and Rezekne (GORS Concert Hall). Also, some event organisers will be opening their offices, courtyards, and other venues to the public. However, space at these events is limited. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and all attendees must adhere to social-distancing rules. Find information about attendance to each event in the forthcoming programme on the festival website next to the description of the event.

What should be observed when attending festival events in person?

  • Download ApturiCovid app before attending festival events
  • Disinfect your arms upon arrival
  • Take seats in the hall sparingly. Only two people from one household are allowed to seat close to each other.
  • Entering and exiting will be arranged through different doors.
  • Do not attend festival events if you feel sick or should be in quarantine or isolation according to current government guidelines.
  • We will be photographing and filming festival events. We intend to use these images for publicity and public information purposes. Festival’s privacy policy.

Experience communal viewing sites

We encourage people to experience LAMPA together with other people; therefore, we have launched a communal-viewing movement. A communal viewing site can be located anywhere: a library, cultural centre, apartment building courtyard, private yard or café in Latvia or beyond its borders, where anyone who is interested can join others to watch LAMPA and participate in a conversation about the festival events. Anyone can organise a communal viewing site. The only rule is that it be open and easily accessible to anyone who wishes to participate and join the conversation. More detailed information (in Latvian).

A map indicating all official LAMPA watching sites is published on the festival homepage so that everyone can find a site nearest to and most appropriate for them to enjoy this year’s festival. It will be constantly updated until the start of the festival.

Cannot join the live stream? Watch it later!

Most of the events will be able to watch later. However, you should take into account that video records will not be available right after the festival. We will add them to the archive gradually within a month after the festival. Therefore, we invite you to join the live stream if possible.

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