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..

Submit your event!

20.05.2015
We invite all creative minds brimming with ideas, enthusiasts, private, public or NGO sector organizations to create and submit an event to the LAMPA conversation festival. There are no rules – the format is wide open and awaiting your flights of fancy. Your event can..

Cēsis will host the first LAMPA conversation festival th..

19.05.2015
The conversation festival LAMPA will take place this summer, July 3 and 4 in the Cēsis castle park. This festival of democracy, which has become a new tradition in the Nordic countries, aims to create a platform for citizen engagement in social and civic processes, bolsterin..