Do you feel it, too? Spring is in the air!
I wanted to introduce you with the place where time to time I’m spending my days. Almost every Sunday I’m singing in a choir in a place called Catthorpe Manor. Singing is one of the things I like to do a lot. And usually I try to combine two of my favourite activities: cycling and singing.
Catthorpe Manor is a distinctive, versatile and elegant country manor house estate set within 26 secluded acres of landscaped gardens, parkland and woodland in the heart of the Midlands, on the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire borders. The estate has a diverse history and has been owned by the Latvian Welfare Fund for over 35 years. Today Catthorpe Manor is a function venue, conference centre and one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the area.
The surroundings there is really beautiful: garden, forest, meadow with a pond in the middle. A couple days a week I’m also working there in so-called “clock tower” – a separate building that belongs to the manor house estate.
Latvian Documentation Centre was established in 1984. It incorporates a library (it holds exile, soviet and also modern literature, newspapers and magazines in Latvian) and archive. If you want to find information on Latvian song festivals in the UK, Germany, Sweden or Canada, it is right there.