Culture

New CultMin slams 100th statehood anniversary celebration plan

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 19:38
Liana Ruokytė – Jonsson
DELFI (D.Pipo nuotr.)
The parliament's Committee on Culture and Culture Minister-designate Liana Ruokytė Jonsson on Wednesday criticized the outgoing government's plan for marking the 100th anniversary of Lithuania's statehood.

Focus on Lithuanian film in UkraineFREE

Friday, October 21, 2016 11:34
The 46th Kiev International Film Festival ‘Molodist‘ will begin tomorrow with the participation of Lithuania as a guest country. The programme of the festival will include the latest Lithuanian films and a special section dedicated to the filmmaker Vytautas Žalakevičius.

Value of Kaunas' modernism lies in city's spirit, not only in buildings - UNESCO expert

Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:16
Kaunas old town
Asmeninio albumo nuotr.
A UNESCO expert says that the value of Kaunas' modernism, which Lithuania want to be recognized as a World Heritage site, lies not only in its buildings, but also in the spirit of the city.

Film I’M NOT FROM HERE goes to EFAFREE

Thursday, October 13, 2016 18:11
Giedre Zickytė
Asmeninio albumo nuotr.
The European Film Academy and EFA Productions presented this year’s short film nominations with the film I‘M NOT FROM HERE (by Maite Alberdi and Giedrė Žickytė) in the nomination list, Lithuanian Film Centre announced.

Archaeologists reveal mystery of Klaipėda castleFREE

Friday, October 7, 2016 11:30
Lithuanian archaeologists have established an island in the lower River Dange as the location of the first wooden castle built in 1252, thus revealing one of the biggest mysteries of the founding of the port city of Klaipėda, Lietuvos Žinios daily said on Friday.

Lithuania picks Seneca's Day as Oscar nominee

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:41
Seneca's Day, a movie by director Kristijonas Vildžiunas, has been selected as the Lithuanian entry for Oscar candidate in the category of best foreign-language film.

Kvietkauskas re-appointed to head Lithuanian Film Centre

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 13:54
Rolandas Kvietkauskas has been re-appointed as director of the Lithuanian Film Centre for a second four-year term, the Ministry of Culture has said.

16 towns across Lithuania hold European Days of Jewish Culture

Friday, September 2, 2016 09:07
16 towns across Lithuania hold European Days of Jewish Culture
DELFI (M.Ažušilio nuotr.)
European Days of Jewish Culture are starting in Lithuania on Friday, providing an opportunity to discover the Jewish heritage in events scheduled in 16 towns and cities across the country, the Cultural Heritage Department said.

Octopi and spaceships: Creative freedom in Soviet bus stops

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 08:25
A Canadian photographer has spent 14 years travelling across what used to be the Soviet Union and taking pictures of bus stops which he says are fascinating and under-appreciated moments of creative flight.

Lithuania guest of honour at Beijing Book Fair

Monday, August 22, 2016 13:38
Lithuanian stand at Leipzig Boo Fair
Organizatorių nuotr.
Lithuania will this week attend the Beijing International Book Fair in China, its first ever participation in the event, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

'I fear for Russia's future' - Sokurov in Vilnius

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 07:58
Alexander Sokurov
A. Solomino nuotr.
With anti-democratic sentiments growing among the Russian population, Alexander Sokurov, a prominent Russian filmmaker, says he feels great concern about his country's future.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuania puts old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius under state protection

Monday, August 8, 2016 14:15
The old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius has been listed among cultural objects protected by the state, under a decree signed by Lithuania's Culture Minister Šarūnas Birutis on Friday.

Oldest building in Kaunas to be restored to its Renaissance glory

Thursday, August 4, 2016 09:46
What is believed to be one of the oldest stone building in Kaunas will undergo major restoration. After the conservation-restoration works are complete, the building that faces the City Hall will regain some of its sixteenth-century façade.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Young architects to transform the face of Nida

Thursday, August 4, 2016 08:52
Lithuania's coastal resort of Nida is hosting the European Architecture Students Assembly. Over the course of two weeks, some 600 architecture students from Europe will complete some 30 creative workshops.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Poems of freedom in 23 languages across VilniusFREE

Saturday, July 30, 2016 08:00
During a short ceremony in the joint Embassy of the Netherlands and Denmark, 23 poems of 23 EU member states were unveiled celebrating the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with the newly independent state of Lithuania 25 years ago.

Poetry project in Vilnius commemorates 25 years of diplomatic relations between Lithania and EU member statesFREE

Thursday, July 28, 2016 17:02
In August 2016, it will be 25 years ago that the 12 Member States of the then European Economic Community decided to (re)establish diplomatic relations with the Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – ‘without delay’.

Join commemoration of Šeduva Jewish Community (1)FREE

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 13:23
75 years ago, a wave of brutal murders in some places within weeks and in others within months wiped out Jewish communities which had been building their lives across Lithuania for over six centuries.

Regatta of historic boats along Lithuanian coast

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 08:34
Regatta of historic boats along Lithuanian coast
R. Kubiliaus nuotr.
A regatta of historic boats is to set sail on the Curonian Lagoon from Nida to Klaipėda.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Listen to words of 8,000-year-old Indo-European language that sound surprisingly similar to Lithuanian

Friday, July 22, 2016 08:56
Listen to words of 8,000-year-old Indo-European language that sound surprisingly similar to Lithuanian
Organizacijos nuotr.
Linguists have recreated the sounds of the common Indo-European tongue spoken by the ancestors of most European nations 6,000 years ago. They sound surprisingly similar to modern Lithuanian.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Litvak painter's works 'good introduction to teaching about Holocaust' in US schools

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 09:05
The works of Vilnius-born Jewish painter David Labkovski that were recently presented in Los Angeles could serve as a good introduction to teaching about the Holocaust in US schools, researchers say.

Lithuanian Mission Siberia team to go above Arctic Circle to save cemetery

Monday, July 18, 2016 09:28
Members of the Mission Siberia 16 expedition team
DELFI (T. Vinicko nuotr.)

Lenin, the gallows and Lithuanian legends: The troubled history of Lukiškės Square

Friday, July 15, 2016 07:00
The history of Vilnius Lukiškės Square is a story shaped by Russian Tzars, Polish dictators and Lithuanian martyrs, all leaving their mark on it for better or worse down the centuries.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

LABAS! Festival breaks new ground with Lithuanian childrenFREE

Thursday, July 14, 2016 06:00
In May of this year, Acting Up! and Teatriukas (www.teatriukas.lt) teamed up together to present a project Labas! early years arts festival in Vilnius, Dubinigiai and Moletai regions in Lithuania.

How Lithuania’s ham radio operators outfoxed the Soviets and helped win independence (1)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 06:00
LY2WR/A, the Lithuanian parliament's amateur radio station, October 1990
janrogh.com
Dictatorial regimes of all kinds have always sought to control communications, especially between those in their own countries and the outside world. With the Internet, their ability to do so has been much reduced; but it is important to remember that, even before the World Wide Web, their control was never quite as complete as many now think. In the struggle between those seeking freedom and those seeking to suppress it, the former have often been able to find ways to outfox the latter.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

The Top 10 restaurants in Lithuania

Friday, July 8, 2016 12:31
The Top 10 restaurants in Lithuania
Bendrovės nuotr.
Over the course of several months and a number of stages, over 100 members of the Good Food Academy evaluated the food at Lithuanian restaurants to pick a top 10, also taking into account the quality of service, environment and drink menus.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Oldest Lithuanian dessert to be immortalized as stamp

Friday, July 8, 2016 09:39
The Lithuanian Postal Service is issuing a new Culinary Heritage postage stamp with one of the oldest desserts from Lithuanian cuisine - cucumbers with honey.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

The Lithuania Tribune wishes all our readers a Happy King's Coronation Day!FREE

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:57
The Lithuania Tribune would like to wish all our readers a Happy King's Coronation Day!Lithuanians around the world will be celebrating the coronation of Lithuania's first king, Mindaugas, and Lithuania's statehood day, which is a public holiday in Lithuania. We will not be publishing today.If you want to know more about Lithuania's only king, read our feature today on Mindaugas and the importance of his name to Lithuanians.We hope you enjoy the day!

What does King Mindaugas and his name mean for Lithuanians?

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 06:00
Lithuania celebrates the coronation of King Mindaugas today, July 6. This national holiday, also known as Statehood Day and as the Mindaugas name day, celebrates Grand Duke Mindaugas, who was to become the only crowned King of Lithuania.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuania aims for world record with coat of arms that can be seen from space

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 09:56
Lithuania's coat of arms
D.Tunkūno nuotr.
Lithuanians will try to achieve a world record tomorrow by drawing a gigantic Lithuanian coat of arms that should be visible from space.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Russian rapper who supports Putin denied show at Lithuanian concert hall

Monday, July 4, 2016 11:20
A concert hall in Vilnius has said "no" to a concert by Russian rapper Timati because the singer is regarded as a Kremlin propaganda tool.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.