Riga 2009    


Friday, September 11

Arrival and check-in in Hotel “Gutenbergs”.

15 : 00 Discussion „Masonic traditions in Baltic’s today”.

·        Exchange of experiences of the first Masonic years amongst Baltic States.

·        Various Masonic traditions and rites in contemporary Baltic States.

Dress code: business suit.

Location: Hotel „Gutenbergs”

19 : 00    Welcome to Riga! Welcome to Baltic! Soirée in restaurant “Ostas skati”

Departure from Gutenbergs (meeting point in lobby) to Ķīpsala by boat

Programme: Photo visions. Info about events of Art Forum “White Night”

Dress code: smart casual

Location: Restaurant „Ostas skati”, island Ķīpsala, Matrožu iela 15, Rīga, LV 1048.

Saturday, September 12

10 : 00  Presentations. “Spiritual dimension of freemasonry and urban environment”.

·        Scottish Rite Masonry between universal and Christian traditions in Freemasonry. Presentation by Br. Thomas Richert, 33º, and SGC Br. Berhard Desch, 33º,  Germany.

·        “Cathedrals and spiritual dimension in contemporary urban architecture”. Power Point presentation by architect Peteris Blums. An intriguing view of the spirit of city in Riga and other cities across the world.

Dress code: casual.

Location: Hotel „Gutenbergs”

12:00 – 12: 30  Organ music. Concerto piccolo. Riga Cathedral.

14 : 00 Program for ladies. Spirit of Riga City – short walk and excursion and/ or Tee party in Doll Arts

15 : 00            Rites of 4 degrees. Initiation.

Dress code: Regalia

Location: The Column hall, Riga History and Navigation Museum.

19 : 30 Gala dinner.

Presentation of Photo visions

Dress code: dark suit.

Location: Hotel „Gutenbergs”

There are nights when it’s better to stay awake!
THE WHITE NIGHT - Contemporary Art Forum

Riga, night from Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 12 - 13

The White Night in Latvia is a one-night manifestation of contemporary culture with the participation of different cultural organizations, Latvian and international artists offering a broad interdisciplinary programme embracing such fields as theatre, music, film, visual art and movement.

Sunday, September 13

·        Individual options.

·        Departure

The program is subject to slight changes due to weather and other conditions. Please find latest update of the program in