A travelling exhibition will be visiting Dumfries from 5th to 13th September which offers the public an opportunity to find out more about the fascinating story of Latvia as a European nation since its becoming independent 100 years ago. ‘Latvia at 100’ will be on display at the Stove Network, 100 High Street and will begin with a public evening reception on Wednesday 5th September.
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 United Kingdom. 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 exhibition will open on Wednesday 5th September at 6.30pm and the evening reception will include Latvian food and drink. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. The exhibition is open to the public (8am – 6pm every day except Sunday) and will run until Thursday 13th September.