Wales Baltic Society

We have an active membership of around 50 people, and we meet approximately once a month, at different venues throughout South Wales for social occasions, and for business meetings in Cardiff mainly. We are always pleased to welcome new members. The Society also offers an opportunity for us to make new friends from overseas, particularly from the Baltic States, who may be visiting Wales for holidays or study purposes, and who wish to get in touch with other Latvians, Lithuanians or Estonians while they are here.

At the Annual General Meeting of the Society on 24th March 2013, the following officers were elected:

  • Chairman: Andris Taurins
  • Secretary: Ieva McDonald
  • PR and Assistant Secretary: Ann Taurins
  • Treasurer: Digna Liepa
  • Membership Secretary: Ruta Sova
  • Auditor: Gwyn Edwards
  • Additional committee member: Rita Price

If you would like any more information about events, please contact:

  • Chairman: Mr Andris Taurins, tel: 01873 852107 or e-mail: Andris Taurins
  • Secretary: Mrs Ieva McDonald, tel: 01639 637453 or e-mail: Ieva McDonald


Friday 21st June, 8.00 pm: Concert of Traditional Latvian Music and Songs performed by the Dimanta Sisters at the Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1BB.

Doors open at 7.30pm (limited capacity). Tickets: £12 on the door, or £10 in advance: Kane’s Records 01453 766886, or Box Office 01453 767576. E:

Sunday 23rd June: Midsummer Party 1:00 for 1:30 pm. Rita and Kelvin Price are our hosts at 45 Village Farm, Bonvilston, Cardiff CF5 6TY. Guests are invited to bring festive food and/or drink, and a garden chair! Please telephone/e-mail Rita or Ieva (Hon Sec) for details.

Monday 1st July: Informal get-together cancelled.

Monday 15th July at 12:45 pm: Lunch at the Bayside Brasserie, Cardiff Bay, For details, contact E:

Mondays 5th Aug, 2nd Sept, 7th Oct: informal get-together, ‘Chats’ Bar, Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1EZ. Drop in any time between 3:30 and 6:00 pm.

Tuesday 10th September: Visit to Dyffryn House and Gardens, meet in the tea-room at 11 am. Entry costs £7 for adults; National Trust Members free.


Informal get-togethers We usually meet at ‘Chats’ Bar, Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1EZ. Drop in any time between 15:30 and 18:00. In July or August we hope to change the venue and time for a lunch time get-together.

Meetings are at Llandaff Cathedral Parish Hall, Llandaff CF5 2LA. The hall is adjacent to a car park. Parking restrictions do not apply on Sundays, or after 5 on other days. At other times the first 2 hours are free but a timed ticket must be obtained from the machine.